Ever wonder how everyday life would be for six ordinary Japanese high school girls? Well, wonder no longer...Kiyohiko Azuma's Azumanga Daioh is a series of 4-panel strips featuring the young and brainy Chiyo "Chiyo-chan" Mihama, the loud and energetic but lazy Tomo Takino, the athletic but health-conscious Koyomi "Yomi" Mizuhara, the tall, athletic, and busty Sakaki, the typical southerner Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga, and a late arrival named Kagura (who happens to be short and athletic).
Storywise, Azumanga Daioh has no major conflict. It is simply everyday life in the eyes of six ordinary high school girls in Japan. There are some adventures like going to the summer vacation house, going to the mall, to Okinawa, etc. All of the events, character development, and the humor really comes from the cutely drawn 4-panel strips.
The author of this review has read the Azumanga Daioh: The Omnibus published by ADV Manga. Since ADV no longer exists (and hasn't since 2009), Yen Press has released their own version (possibly with a different translation). Both the ADV translation and the Yen Press translation are $25 at your local Barnes and Noble bookstore. There is also an anime based on the manga.