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Osaka Banpaku

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Osaka Banpaku (大阪万博 Ōsaka Banpaku), also known as Osaka Expo, is an Azumanga Daioh-focused book commemorating the series's 10th anniversary. Its release coincided with Azumanga Daioh: Supplementary Lessons.

Osaka Banpaku includes images of noteworthy merchandise released for the series, such as Chiyo-chichi boxers, Maya plushies, figures, t-shirts, and much more; Dengeki Daioh covers by Kiyohiko Azuma featuring the main characters; official artwork seen on DVD covers; pages from the daily calendar; and guest comics by manga artists Hekiru Hikawa, Masakazu Iwasaki, Ryoichi Koga, Barasui (creator of Strawberry Marshmallow), Dowman Sayman, Usakun, Keiichi Arawi (creator of Nichijou), Kashmir, Shinichi Yuuki, Saxyun, Kaduho, Masaru Kaneko, Suka, Daioki, Ume Aoki (creator of Hidamari Sketch), and Shinofusa Rokurou. The book is 16 chapters and 304 pages long. Half of these are merchandise- and fandom-related, while the other half is devoted to the guest comics. The other manga artists drew yonkoma similar to the original ones and with the same characters as in Azumanga Daioh, but in their own personal styles. The book is entirely in Japanese and has only seen an official release within Japan.

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