Anime Fanon
Azumanga Preschool
Azumanga Preschool 2nd Poster Art
Format Anime series
Created by Hiroshi Nishikiori
Director(s) Kenichiro Watanabe
Takao Kato
No. of episodes 12
Run time 30 Minutes
Network TV Tokyo
English Network Anime Network
Sentai Network
The CW
Sentai For Kids

Azumanga Preschool Logo

Logo (Remake)

Azumanga Preschool Japanese Logo

Japanese Logo (Azumanga Daioh Preschool)

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.


This series 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 Themes[]

The opening theme is an updated version of "Sarabhai! ~ Happy Hen" with new lyrics, and the closing theme is Chiyo's song "The world is NEOHAPPY."


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


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