By quite some coincidence, I'm actually (re)reading the manga at the moment, in that very omnibus format. It's outstanding. It's charming, it's funny, the characters are great...Azumanga Daioh
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Started out a bit slow and some of the comedy didn't work
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Speaking of, there's only 4 volumes and I found that there's a book with all of them together, so I'll be picking that up at some point.
I am shocked, sir. Shocked.I didn't like it.
Safe. Cheers. I'll save asking for them for weekends I know are free and can maximize their use.I have another one if you need it, and get a new one every month. I think plenty of people have some floating around as well.
Pretty sure I've had almost his exact exchange with someone before as well! My personal opinion on this is that you can't, since as a reader you don't know what's coming next. Someone performing comedy does, but when it's simply words or static pictures you have to read/view, they have to be funny in themselves and timing doesn't enter into it at all.Where as when reading you can do your own timing. You can linger on the build up or rush to the punchline.
While I can't claim to speak for Azuma, I think if I was him I'd be pretty grateful AzuDai got picked up for adaptation since it gave him the springboard publicity for Yotsuba (and very probably turned him from a relatively obscure mangaka into a multi-millionaire who can afford to turn down TV deals).Maybe Azuma-san didn't like it either and that's why we're not getting Yotsuba&!
Come here and let me cut off your ears.I personally love it and have only seen it in English
Okay, only one ear.Tomo is easily my favourite character on the show
Talking of her and of VAs playing children her Duck (Aihru) is pretty good. And the VA for Chiyo-chan plays Rue who seems to be a bit more senior than Duck, which is also good.Luci Christian