Last week I finally decided to pick up the first volume of the Azumanga Daioh manga, which turned out to be just as entertaining as the animu. However, it struck me that although all the other characters are similar in the managa and the anime, Osaka seems to be a tad different. It could be that my memory is a little blurry since it's been years since I watched the animu, but it really feels as if Osaka's wackiness is much less prevalent in the manga. Sure she has her goofy, absurd and spaced-out moments, but in between them she can be fairly ordinary, and occasionally get a little sensitive and emotional. Could this be correct or am I just tripping balls?