Available in the UK?
Highest Certificate: 12 (vol 1)
Despite sounding like a feature length outing,
Azumanga Daioh The Movie is actually an animated short with a running
time of a mere 6 minutes! It was shown before Sakura Wars: The
Movie in Japanese cinemas and was intended purely as a promotional
taster for the series. It is included as an extra on the Azumanga
Daioh vol 6. Azumanga Web Daioh was a 4 minute
long web animation which appeared on the official Japanese Azumanga Daioh
website for a limited time. It featured a different voice
cast to the anime series and doesn't appear to be part of ADV Films'
licensing deal, although fansubbed versions can be found on some sites.
DVD Extras (Movie):
Availability & Price:
The boxset costs £60 from most high street shops such as HMV and Virgin but as always can be found cheaper online. Have a look for the set in the same places as the single volumes. The US thinpack is readily available for about £45, and the volume 1 + slipcase box set is available for about £20. It is worth noting as always that goods with a value higher than £18 imported from the US are liable for a Customs and Excise charge when reaching the UK, which usually comprises the VAT of 17.5% on the entire parcel value plus a handling charge of around £4. These charges are levied randomly which means you sometimes avoid them and sometimes not, but if you wish to take the risk good places to look include PlayUSA and DVD Pacific.
As mentioned, Azumanga Daioh The Very Short Movie
is available as an extra on vol 6 of the Azumanga Daioh series
DVDs, and isn't available separately in English. Azumanga Web
Daioh is very hard to come by and isn't on any
of the DVDs available here. It is available fansubbed via some
filesharing programs but most fansub sites removed it when the series