Manga Review: AZUMANGA DAIOH Vol. 2-3 by Kiyohiko Azuma (2003-2004)

Genre: Slice-of-Life Comedy
Year Release in English: 2003-2004
Source: Borrowed from Friends

Reminder: The star rating reflects overall opinion of the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Content warning: Creepy male teacher

The school year is underway as we follow the day-to-day of these school girls with not a brain cell to be found. The four koma format really works. I think with the fact that there is a calendar aspect to the manga, it has a sense of direction and plot. Some of the comics connect, which works wonderfully for pacing.

My favorite bits are when they go on summer vacation with their teachers. It brought back so many of those nostalgic feelings that come with the pause during the school year. In addition, seeing the polar opposites of useless lesbians Kurosawa and Yutari interact make for the greatest interactions.

Content warnings: Creepy male teacher

If you know me at all, I love fall and winter. Seeing characters with hilarious rapport trying to execute a project together has comedy that just writes itself. The girls seem to have come into their own as characters a bit, but it’s still very much an ensemble piece/

This volume moved really quickly because the sequences were the most defined so far. There’s the sports festival, the Halloween café contest, and finally, winter holiday. It continues to charm, and I’m thoroughly entertained to the point of me being sad that there is only one more volume to read.

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