Volume 2 of Azumanga Daioh continues the incredibly random and sometimes bizarre humor that started off in volume 1. This volume contains the most surreal episode yet--because it all takes place within the New Year's dreams of the characters. On this volume, we also get to meet Chiyo's "dad," cute but kinda scary and largely an invention of Miss Sakaki's imagination; he popped up a couple of times on volume 1 and in the opening credits.
Also included with the disc (besides the reversible cover, which I, personally, think is pretty nifty), is, like with disc 1, a booklet explaining many of the cultural references. I'd suggest following along in the booklet as you watch so you don't get too confused (though don't even bother with much of the dream episode; it's meant to be bizarre).
If the offbeat humor of volume 1 was lost on you, then you won't enjoy this disc at all. However, if, like me, it made you laugh out loud, then this volume is a must-have.