Saturday, March 15, 2008

Azumanga Daioh

Ah, just finished watching Azumanga Daioh ... nearly 4 years after the first time I saw it. I bought my own copy recently, and it was worth every dollar (plus the relatively exhorbitant shipping). This is truly one of those feel-good Japanese animations. It's not quite a comedy, drama or action series. A bit like Seinfeld, it's a series "about nothing". The series in general is free of serious issues ... just the drama of the completely ordinary lives of 6 girls in high school. But there's something about each of the girls with which we can all identify. I personally feel closest to Sakaki, who loves small cute animals, but can't keep one and has trouble even getting close to one. A great watch anytime.