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Chapter 20

This is the third chapter not to be in yonkoma format and the only one seen entirely through the eyes of a specific character.

Title: July Special: A Day In the Life of Chiyo-chan

Published: Approximately August 2000 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 2

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Chiyo wakes up and goes to school where she spends time with her friends, has gym class and cleans the classroom before going home and taking Tadakichi-san for a walk in the evening, accompanied by Sakaki. At the end of the day, Chiyo goes to sleep at her house.


  • Previously we have seen Chiyo and Sakaki encountering each other in the neighbourhood, and here it is confirmed that Sakaki lives close to Chiyo.
  • There have been many chapters where Osaka has fallen asleep in class, which she does here and Chiyo comments that Osaka often does.
  • Earlier, Osaka asks Kagura to teach her the trick to the crawl stroke. Here, Chiyo tries to swim using that same technique.
  • In an earlier chapter the gang cleaned the classroom, in the same way as they do here: Tomo doesn't even try and Osaka does try, but the results are not very good.
  • As seen before, Sakaki is very fond of Tadakichi-san. It is shown here that Chiyo notices this.



Cultural References[]

Chiyo says she gets jealous when she hears her friends talk about late-night TV or radio programs, because she is too tired to stay up.

Unanswered Questions[]

  • Chiyo mentions her new umbrella. It is unknown when she bought it.
  • Chiyo wonders if the reason Osaka often falls asleep in class is that she is a night owl, but it is never confirmed.

Memorable Moments[]

  • Sakaki sees a cat on her way to school, and starts following it, but Chiyo who had been going with her doesn't understand what's going on and because of this, she thinks Sakaki to be mysterious.
  • Osaka falls asleep during a lesson, and Yukari responds by most likely hitting Osaka on the head with a textbook.
  • Tomo's and Osaka's strange ways of cleaning.


16px-Quote1 Chiyo-chan's feet can't reach the bottom. Every swimming class is a brush with death for her, you know? 16px-Quote2
Kagura (to Tomo)
16px-Quote1 Osaka-san does take it seriously. She's just not very good at it. 16px-Quote2
Chiyo (on Osaka's cleaning)