For the Tenth Day of Chirstmas:
eps 17 “Osaka’s Scary Story / Feeling Different / Running Teacher / Incredible Santa / Christmas Meeting”
Air Date:July 29, 2002
Genre: Comedy, Craziness, Slice-of-Life
My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)
This episode is the usual all over the place craziness normally associated with Azumanga Daioh. It’s close to the end of the year but not quite there yet so there is a lot of lead into the actual Christmas part.
First off there is the great debate of if a panda’s fur is white with black or black with white between Chiyo and Osaka. Then Osaka talks about something that scared her the other day which was a fart that did not come from her. Cause you now, that’s scary. See CRAZINESS! In class Yukari decided that she doesn’t want to teach English (even though she really shouldn’t be in the first place) and trys to teach math, fails, and then wants to have a PE class instead. She tries soccer and fails. Then she tries dodge ball which scares the crap out off Chiyo whose teammates goes down one by one lol! Yukari is later drooling over a year end sale on Matsuzaka beef and is dropping hints that she would like someone to buy it for her. Now this is where the ‘Christmas’ part comes in. Kagura in class gets into a argument with Tomo over Santa and wants to know if Chiyo still believes in Santa which she comes back with her dad is Santa! This sends Sakai over the edge! We all know how sensitive she is… This leads into who wants what for Christmas with Yomi wanting money and Chiyo wanting a star from the station squares tree. Next debate up is the existence of reindeer!
The girls end up going to out on Christmas Eve to sing some karaoke. You would think they would end it all on a happy note but, in Azumanga Daioh style, they end up fighting over who sings the best instead lol.