Azumanga Preschool
Azumanga Preschool 2nd Poster Art
Format Anime series
Created by Hiroshi Nishikiori
Director(s) Kenichiro Watanabe
Takao Kato
No. of episodes 26
Run time 30 Minutes
Network TV Tokyo
English Network Anime Network
Sentai Network

Azumanga Preschool Logo

Logo (Remake)

Azumanga Preschool Japanese Logo

Japanese Logo

Azumanga Preschool Poster

Early Poster

Azumanga Preschool is a prequel to Azumanga Daioh made by Azumanga Animation, it takes place before the actual Azumanga Daioh anime happened. It later had a spin-off Takeru & Hikari.


Which takes place before the actual Azumanga Daioh anime happened. Where Chiyo Chan enters 3rd grade elementary school in a class run by her teacher Mrs. Heiko. She then meets Muruchi and Yuka. They become Chiyo Chan's friends throughout the anime. And throughout the plot, Chiyo Chan gets better and better at school and always gets 100% on her work as well as playing with Miruchi and Yuka, and enjoying elementary school. But then on the last episode she leaves elementary school on 5th grades and skips ahead to high school leaving her classmates Miruchi and Yuka, which makes Chiyo Chan kind of embarrassed. But she said that she will do good even if it's hard.

The anime includes an anime show with in the anime "Detective Canine". The show is about a dog who is a detective, and goes against crime to save kittens.

Opening and Closing ThemesEdit

The opening theme is "TBA", and the closing theme is Chiyo's song "The world is NEOHAPPY."


  • Chiyo Mihama (Chiyo Chan)
Japanese: Tomoko Kaneda
English: Jessica Boone
  • Miruchi
Japanese: Akane Omae
English: Sasha Paysinger
  • Yuka
Japanese: Sakura Nogawa
English: Mariela Ortiz
  • Heiko
Japanese: Aya Hisakawa
English: Amy Birnbaum
  • Mr. Tadakichi
  • Chiyo-chichi (Chiyo Dad)
Japanese: Norio Wakamoto
English: Jason Douglas
  • Dr. Ishihara
Japanese: Yonehiko Kitagawa
English: John Swasey
  • Nurse
Japanese: Ryoko Nagata
English: Shelley Calene-Black


Takeru, Hikari, and Mikan from the spin-off Takeru & Hikari make some cameos in some episodes.


Sound EffectsEdit

  • This anime would not only use the same SFX as Azumanga Daioh due to Eiko Morikawa being the SFX editor, but would also heavily use UPA (United Productions of America) sound effects (containing both Jim McDonald Disney sound effects and Jay Ward/Rocky & Bullwinkle sound effects) for comedic parts.

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