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Oyasumi Punpun (Manga)

Oyasumi Punpun

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Synonyms: Goodnight Punpun
Japanese: おやすみプンプン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 147
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 15, 2007 to Nov 2, 2013
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 9.041 (scored by 12668 users)
Ranked: #62
Popularity: #47
Members: 34,257
Favorites: 4,994
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Punpun is an ordinary young boy growing up in Japan whose age of innocence has reached its end after his father is arrested for spousal abuse and putting his mother in the hospital. With his uncle looking after him, Punpun grows into adulthood facing a series of events which change him, for better or worse, forcing him to contemplate just what it means to be an adult.

(Source: ANN)


Onodera, Punpun
Tanaka, Aiko
Harumi, Shuntarou
Hebitsuka, Gesumi
Hoshikawa, Toshiki
Kanie, Azusa

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Feb 27, 2012
Oyasumi Punpun is one of the greatest coming of age stories told in any form of media. This story is a very relative tale of alienated youth riddled with heavy accuracy. The story is very well developed and is partially due to its long timeline spanning from Punpun's life in elementary school to his early 20's. It deals with many mature issues like sex and depression all told in a frank manner that is coated with a strange dark sense of humor and supreme melancholy. There is a lot going on including a couple of side stories involving people that are or were once in read more
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Sep 14, 2013
Oyasumi Punpun is the best example I have ever found of something which you should not judge by its literal cover. Looking at the picture on MAL, I initially thought the story was about some young girl and a weird penguin/bird thing and only really added it to my list because it’s ranked #15 on this site. It was not until after I read another manga by the author, Asano Inio, called Nijigahara Holograph, and looked more into what this manga was actually about, that I finally decided to read it. And I could not have been more wrong in my initial assumption. But enough read more
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Sep 17, 2014
I really hated Punpun. No, not the manga. The character. I'll get to this in a minute.

I was reluctantly dragged into reading this bizarre tale during its brief boom in popularity. Its ensemble of morally repugnant but nonetheless interesting characters even sort of drove me away at first. The story is not for the faint of heart. The early story deals with themes like domestic abuse, suicide, rape, divorce, and violence to name a few. The minute you start liking a character, they screw up. And you /can't/ like them.

And I hate Punpun. Punpun is a sort of head-in-the-clouds Joe Schmo abstracted as a bird read more
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Almost everyone has felt at one point during their lifespan that their lives have hit rock bottom, that the world is conspiring against them, that nobody out there has a worse life than they do. For the most part, of course, this is untrue, save for the one unlucky fellow on the bottom rung of the ladder, and their lives do begin to slowly climb upward again.
Oyasumi Punpun (eng. translation Goodnight Punpun) is a psychological drama/coming-of-age story by realist mangaka Inio Asano (author of another one of my favorite works, Solanin) about that one unlucky fellow who can never seem to catch a break read more
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The two pieces are emotive in two particular ways: a coming-of-age realisation, and the development of relationships between friends. Both also feature great artwork and storytelling.
These two manga's are drawn with realism and have a very depressing realistic take to them. Usually I enjoy literature that takes my mind of the bad but with these manga in paticular there is something about them no matter how depressing and shitty they make you feel you cant but them down. They are so intriguing and gripping. Very unquie and refreshingly differnt from other literature/manga Ive read. I recomend these two if you can handle context that can be dark and in need for something different.
Later story arcs of Oyasumi Punpun is akin to that of the main plot of Himizu. Both feature very dark plot points that can psychologically distraught readers.
For some reason when I started Annara, Oyasumi Punpun came to my mind immediately. They are dark, psychological and awesome masterpieces. I recommend both of them.
Both series focus on an adolescent male protagonist dealing with both the joys and agonies of growing up, and the mysteries of life and love.

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