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Azumanga Daioh
Episode 22
Ep 22 RE
Air date September 02, 2002
Written by Tsuyoshi Tamai
Directed by Kiyotaka Ohata
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It's Nice / Tricked / Kurosawa-sensei / Attempted / It's Not Over Yet (Japanese: 「ナイスですよ」 「だまされた」 「黒沢先生」 「未遂」 「まだ終わってない」) is the twenty second episode of Azumanga Daioh.


Ep 22

As summer break has started, Tomo proposed that the girls should take a trip to Chiyo's summer house with the intent to study for the entrance exams. Kaorin will be able to accompany them this time. With nine people total, they must split up between Nyamo's new car and Yukari's old car. Kaorin is initially frightened to board it, but nervously decides otherwise after Sakaki volunteers to go with Yukari. Tomo is focused on just going to the beach rather than on studying for the entrance exams. The girls begin to study in the evening. Tomo is frustrated that her plan was dashed, while Osaka is doltish for not understanding simple questions. It is unveiled that Nyamo cannot answer a question in mathematics, prompting Yukari to show her up just by making a speech in English. The next morning, Kaorin tries to take pictures of Sakaki, but Tomo jumps in front of her camera every time. Osaka, who is half-asleep, desires to wake Yukari up by banging at a frying pan. However, when she heads into Yukari's room, she holds a knife in her hand, which scares the teacher out of her mind. As the summer break concludes, Tomo comes to class in a highly delusional state, convincing Osaka to soon join her. Chiyo tries desperately to get them motivated, to no avail, until Kagura knocks both of them senseless to get them motivated, accidentally including Chiyo. Yukari later comes to class much in the same state, causing Chiyo to react accordingly.

Adapted From[]


  • Tomo calls visiting Chiyo's summer house their "summer custom" because they did that the past two summers.
  • It was previously mentioned that the third years would be busy studying for entrance exams, which is why Chiyo has second thoughts about going to her summer home with her friends that holiday.
  • Everyone gets terrified since Kaorin joining them means they have to take two cars and use the Yukarimobile again. Chiyo goes straight to Nyamo's car to avoid further trauma.
  • Just like in episode 4, Yomi hints that it is childish of Tomo to wear her swimsuit under her clothes.
  • It is mentioned again that Tomo's smaller breasts put her in the same "group" as Osaka and Chiyo-chan.
  • Yukari uses her inflatable shark from episode 5.
  • Kaorin wears her "Uminchu" (Fisherman) T-shirt she bought at Okinawa.



Cultural References[]

  • Kaorin tells Sakaki that she hopes they'll get along even though she doesn't think herself to be "worthy". The way she phrases it is most often used when a bride marries into her husband's family.
  • When the girls are riding in their teachers' cars, the number 40 is seen written directly on the street. This stands for 40 km/hr.
  • Chiyo does radio exercises and Nyamo wonders if this makes her seem like a child or an old person. This is because radio exercises in Japan are usually aimed at these two age groups. Nyamo makes a stamp book for every morning Chiyo does this with cute bunny stamps that convince Sakaki to join in as well.
  • Kaorin uses a camera, because she wants to take photos of Sakaki (though Tomo deliberately jumps in the way). The camera's brand is "Nihon" which means "Japan" in Japanese but is obviously also a reference to the real-life camera brand Nikon.
  • When she gets back to school, Osaka talks about chestnut rice (rice cooked with some seasoning and pieces of chestnuts) and broiled saury. These are seasonal foods associated with autumn in Japan.
  • Tomo keeps repeating the words "Today is a summer service day" when she gets back to school after summer break. In Japan, a summer service day is a day in the middle of the summer break when the students go to school temporarily (there can be a couple of these over the course of the holiday) and do preliminary planning. After this, they continue the break. Tomo tries to convince herself, and Osaka, that it is a summer service day rather than an actual school day because she wishes that the holiday could continue.
  • In the next episode preview, Osaka discusses which scene they should be keeping their eyes and ears on. In Japanese, the word for "highlight" is "medama", which can also mean "eyeball". Thus, she asks "What's this year's highlight?" But since Osaka loves puns, she takes the literal meaning, "What this year's eyeball?" and goes to ask "What's this year's ear, mouth, and nose?"

Unanswered Questions[]

  • From where Yukari got her swim ring that she takes out in the middle of class.
  • What Osaka meant when she said Yukari and her passengers were flying.
  • What problem Kaorin asked Sakaki about.
  • If Nyamo was good at math in school like she says.
  • Also, how it went for Kaorin when she fell down in an attempt to take a photo of Sakaki.

Memorable Moments[]

  • Tomo lies about wanting to go to Chiyo's summer home to study. When she is questioned about it once they arrive, Tomo confesses without hesitation.
  • When Kaorin joins the main cast for their trip, the Yukarimobile has to be used once more and she ends up riding in it, despite her getting carsick easily (only because Sakaki said she would) along with Tomo.
  • Kagura asks Nyamo for help with her math homework, but the latter is embarrassed when she can't figure the problem out. This gives Yukari a chance to make herself look smarter by giving a speech in English, which at least impresses The Knuckleheads.
  • Osaka wants to wake up Yukari with a frying pan, but since she is half-asleep, she takes a knife from the kitchen instead which deeply scares Yukari. Judging from the following dialogue, she even throws the knife at Chiyo-chan by mistake.
  • Chiyo's hopeless efforts to motivate Tomo, Osaka, and even Yukari once the new semester starts.


16px-Quote1 You know, with that you could go to the pool wearin' nothing and no one would even notice that something was missing! 16px-Quote2
Osaka (to Kagura, on her tan)
16px-Quote1 Don't let her fool you, Chiyo-chan! 16px-Quote2
Yomi (when Tomo suggested a study camp)
16px-Quote1 I hope we'll get along! … Even though I'm not worthy! 16px-Quote2
Kaorin (to Sakaki)
16px-Quote1 That's the car that psychologically scarred Chiyo-chan two years ago. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 Ah! Chiyo-chan already made it safe to Nyamo-sensei's car! 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 The nice thing about roller coasters is they don't get into collisions … 16px-Quote2
Kaorin (after riding in the Yukarimobile)
16px-Quote1 Everyone, once we've rested, let's get right on down … 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 [Takes off her clothes to reveal a swimsuit] … To the beach!! 16px-Quote2
Tomo (continuing Chiyo's sentence)
16px-Quote1 [Stares at Sakaki's breasts for several seconds] So nice. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 C'mon! You're way too serious, Kagura! Of course, you shouldn't goof off! But let's goof off! 16px-Quote2
Tomo (at the beach)
16px-Quote1 Even if you did study, you wouldn't be ready in time for the entrance exams anyway, so … 16px-Quote2
Yukari (encouraging her students to just have fun)
16px-Quote1 … Are you really thinking at all? 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Osaka, after she asked many people about her homework)
16px-Quote1 Come on, be nice to your poor dumb P.E. teacher! 16px-Quote2
Yukari (on Nyamo)
16px-Quote1 Honestly, I don't know if she's like a child or an old man. 16px-Quote2
Nyamo (on Chiyo-chan)
16px-Quote1 Ya woke up yourself! Then I failed … 16px-Quote2
Osaka (to Yukari)
16px-Quote1 Summer break will pick up again after today. Let's all go together to the blue, blue sea. Smashing watermelons, beach volleyball … It'll be so much fun, we'll never leave. 16px-Quote2
Tomo (to Chiyo)