Trivia / Azumanga Daioh

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Kurosawa apparently has a troubled past with a love letter that Yukari threatens to blackmail her with if she reveals any of Yukari's schooltime shenanigans. Kurosawa's voice actress, Aya Hisakawa, also played Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno, who gets a special in the anime and manga dedicated to a romantic notion of hers. In it, she's shown to have a strong aversion to love letters, culminating in an allergic reaction to some that are used to attack her in the climax.
    • Kaorin's German voice actress, Kathrin Neusser, played Mayu from Elfen Lied, a character who looks very similar to Kaorin.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Yomi can't sing, despite Rie Tanaka having a great singing voice. It's even more ironic when Yomi's Image Songs are sung beautifully.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The anime was in limbo for a while after ADV Films went under, but it was eventually rescued by the company's successor, Sentai Filmworks. For the manga's reprints, Yen Press made a new translation, rendering ADV's old translation out of print in the process. And for the cheapskate, every episode can be found on YouTube both subbed and dubbed.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: The German cast of Azumanga Daioh has voice actors that played characters from Elfen Lied and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
    • Rubina Kuraoka played Chiyo-chan and Nana.
    • Samia Little Elk played Sakaki and Lucy/Nyu and she plays Rei in Rebuild.
    • Jennifer Weiß played Osaka and Mariko and she plays Mari.
    • Julia Kaufmann played Yukari-sensei, Yuka and Misato prior the Rebuild-era.
    • Kathrin Neusser played Kaorin and Mayu. The fact that both characters look very similar is also an Actor Allusion.
    • Julia Ziffer played Tomo and still plays Asuka.
    • Jesco Wirthgen played Male Student #1 and Kohta.
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