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Nov 1, 2016 12:53 AM
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I personally have HUGE doubts on how well an Oyasumi Punpun anime adaptation would actually turn out. I mean, you'd have to take in consideration that the many aspects that came across well in manga may not work as well on screen. Like Punpun's zero use of actual text bubbles in the manga. How will that work in an anime? Will he have to be silent or something throughout the anime? And etc., there are many other Oyasumi Punpun things I feel may not work in an anime.

But the purpose for this discussion is for your opinion. Would it be a good idea if an Oyasumi Punpun anime adaptation were placed into production?
 
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Nov 1, 2016 3:31 AM

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Why would punpun being silent be an issue? Unless its implied that he talks in-between frames I don't really remember.
 
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Nov 1, 2016 4:42 AM
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Touniouk said:
Why would punpun being silent be an issue? Unless its implied that he talks in-between frames I don't really remember.


It kinda is a big issue. Yes, of course, Punpun can speak like any other normal person. However, in the manga, he doesn't actually "speak". His speech is almost never in the same panel as he is (it's usually in some lone dark panel), and you never actually see him make any mouth movements that symbolize speech. In this way, he is portrayed as sort of mysterious and "speechless".

It would seem rather off if Punpun will remain silent throughout the anime since he, after all, is the main protagonist, and I don't see how an anime can pull it off properly with a silent protagonist. And if otherwise Punpun does speak in the anime, it would destroy the kind of image he had in the manga, since he never actually "speaks" in the manga.

That's just how I see things at least.
 
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Nov 4, 2016 4:04 AM

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I'm sure an adaptation would do Punpun justice if he would narrate the story. It would get the same vibe as the Tatami Galaxy, where the main character just speaks to himself and thus not interact with the characters around him. Another case where this worked is in Saiki. He does not interact physically but mentally, but of course this is a different case to punpun. Overall the adaptation must not be rushed as any of these would be pointless to boot.
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Nov 4, 2016 4:28 AM

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Nope. I haven't finished reading it yet but when I picture it being animated, I actually don't think it'll work out
 
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Nov 4, 2016 5:23 AM

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It won't.

But on the other hand, I feel like "Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction" might have the potential for it. It would be hard to do it, but in the hand of a talented director (and supervised by Asano himself or something), it could be great and actually interesting.

The question with any adaptation of manga into anime should be : will it add something to it ? Is it meaningful to do so ?
Of course, in reality, this question don't apply, since it's only for the money and commerical purpose 99 percent of the time.
But when there is an artistic goal and pure desire behind it, it's when it become worth trying and watching (in my opinion)..
I don't think music, sounds, colors, and all the cinema language would give something more/meaningful to "Oyasumi Punpun" ... but I think it could for "DDDD".
So far it's the only work of Inio Asano I can picture in my mind as an anime (I even thought about a perfect episodes end credits for it, with the music and all, actually ^^)
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Nov 4, 2016 3:44 PM
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RedInfinity said:
I'm sure an adaptation would do Punpun justice if he would narrate the story. It would get the same vibe as the Tatami Galaxy, where the main character just speaks to himself and thus not interact with the characters around him. Another came where this worked is in Saiki. He does not interact physically but mentally, but of course this is a different case to punpun. Overall the adaptation must not be rushed as any of these would be pointless to boot.


Do you think a voice actor for Punpun is a good idea? I've never pictured him to be a speaking character in the manga, and I think seeing Punpun outwardly speak on scene would ruin the "Punpun effect".

I don't think the protagonist-centered monologue effect used in The Tatami Galaxy can be applied similarly here, because the two seem to have polar opposite narrative styles. While it is Watashi who narrates the overall experience in The Tatami Galaxy, Oyasumi Punpun seems to be centered upon either a limited omniscient narrator of Punpun or the other characters. We mostly have access to Punpun's thoughts... well, Punpun does speak, but when he does, we never see him do the actual action of speaking. His speech is always to be found on some lone dark text panel. So we've got the illusion of Punpun as being a non-speaking character. So if Oyasumi Punpun did get an anime adaptation, it would be best if Punpun didn't have a voice actor to play him.

And yeah, an anime adaptation of a manga like Oyasumi Punpun should NEVER be rushed.
 
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Nov 27, 2016 9:27 AM

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Punpun wouldnt benefit from an anime adaptation. It would be random and nonsensical.

 
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Nov 27, 2016 10:32 AM

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Considering that nowadays this type of anime it's 99% impossible to be adapted for demand and restrict for their content, watch most of the situation of Punpun animated not have much impact than watching in the paper work, i want to believe in a good adaptation other than fucking CGI, but for now it's imposible.
 
Dec 19, 2016 6:26 AM
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All depends of who adapts it
Look at Berserk 2016 it's pretty bad

I still hope that Yoshitoshi ABe with the studio Madhouse could adapt Punpun
 
May 4, 2017 12:47 PM
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I personally have HUGE doubts on how well an Oyasumi Punpun anime adaptation would actually turn out. I mean, you'd have to take in consideration that the many aspects that came across well in manga may not work as well on screen. Like Punpun's zero use of actual text bubbles in the manga. How will that work in an anime? Will he have to be silent or something throughout the anime? And etc., there are many other Oyasumi Punpun things I feel may not work in an anime.

But the purpose for this discussion is for your opinion. Would it be a good idea if an Oyasumi Punpun anime adaptation were placed into production?
The only way that works its making it like monogatari Series cuting while he is talking and showing us a messange of what he is saying. Obiously it will be alot less than the manga and making an anime could work if it uses well the ways and a bit of exageration to make more intresting that paused time show it in the manga
 
May 4, 2017 5:49 PM

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It'd be okay if handled right, but it most certainly wouldn't be handled right.

Besides, one of the best things about Punpun is the panel transitions.
 
Oct 16, 2018 8:02 PM
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RedInfinity said:
I'm sure an adaptation would do Punpun justice if he would narrate the story. It would get the same vibe as the Tatami Galaxy, where the main character just speaks to himself and thus not interact with the characters around him. Another case where this worked is in Saiki. He does not interact physically but mentally, but of course this is a different case to punpun. Overall the adaptation must not be rushed as any of these would be pointless to boot.



I totally agree!!
 
Oct 17, 2018 4:10 AM

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Punpun inner thoughts would be really hard to handle as well the whole God thing...

I prefer that Oyasumi Punpun stays as a manga and as samskeyti mentioned, Punpun has one of the best (if not the best) panel transitions, which sort of makes an unique touch for the manga
 
Nov 5, 2018 8:51 PM

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If it's from studio Shaft and the same staff that work on Monogatari Series then Yes it's a good idea.
 
Nov 5, 2018 10:28 PM
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I really feel Punpun's character is made in a way that it would discard all sorts of external biases i.e. his appearance, voice etc. An anime adaptation would require them to give away the whole voice part at least.
But in some ways I do think it's not a terrible idea, I don't know how they'll make it dark enough but I guess it's not bad to try.
 
Nov 11, 2018 1:17 PM
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I feel that shaft would be the best studio to tackle punpun. They have that weird cut-out-and-paste art style with some of their shows like Madoka Magica and monogatari. I could see them handling the God scenes well. The only anime that has Asano’s art style is Subete ga F ni Naru, so it isn’t as if his art style would be impossible to make in anime form.
 
Nov 11, 2018 2:30 PM
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I vote yes because I want to see the community squirm, given the response to Goblin Slayer's anime. Even censored this would be a beautiful wildfire to witness, regardless of if it would be adapted well or not.

Tbh I think it could be done. Question is whose real-life face would be used to play as God? Or would they just color the manga face?
 
Nov 19, 2018 9:55 AM
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I personally don't want an anime adaption. But Shaft could bring out the charm of the manga.
 
Feb 7, 2019 11:21 AM
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i hope it, but maybe it looks unrealistic. Oyasumi Punpun belong to Seinen and dark manga. Absolutly dark topic throughout story that kinda boring. I imagine it must be like "1984" or "The Lobster" (Movie)
 
Feb 8, 2019 5:57 AM

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They might have to cut a lot of stuff, but a 2 hour movie would be good.
 
Jun 10, 2019 12:45 PM

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It would be pretty hard but if a studio can pull it off and do the manga justice it would be one of the modern classics.

But i would rather have no adaptation than a bad one.
 
Jun 10, 2019 4:02 PM

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I'm gonna have to agree with The Anime Man and say no. Asano Inio's artwork for one is too damn good for it to translate well in moving form in my opinion. Also the story gets depressingly dark and morbid at times that I would worry about how it was handled. I'd just rather it be left alone.



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Jun 10, 2019 4:33 PM

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Manga is literally praised through and through as if it were the greatest thing to grace Japan, an Anime adaption wouldn't make a difference
 
Jun 10, 2019 6:10 PM

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It wouldn't work unless you get a real genius as the director and even then it'd be a coin toss. Punpun utilizes the possibilities of a manga to its limits. I can't see it working in any different medium.
 
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Jul 5, 2019 3:01 PM

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Ramy_Stereo said:
It wouldn't work unless you get a real genius as the director and even then it'd be a coin toss. Punpun utilizes the possibilities of a manga to its limits. I can't see it working in any different medium.

I came here to say the exact same thing. As some of the others said, it could be possible with the visuals of a studio like Shaft and a talented director at the helm of the project, but even then it would really be a huge risk. Punpun plays way too heavily on the strengths of the manga medium for me to be able to see an adaptation working out very well.
 
Jul 24, 2019 3:49 AM
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I know that now this isn't possible as of now but I believe a director like Naoko Yamada, which specializes in visual storytelling and body language, and a studio like KyoAni, who is the definition of beauty and quality, could do it.
I saw what other people said about the inconveniences and thought that that team would be the solution.
Shaft could probably do it as well but they haven't been in the greatest state as of now, with a bunch of employees leaving the studio and all.
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Jul 26, 2019 2:04 AM
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Just use narration in key scenes. Punpun would technically be a silent protagonist. Could work. I second the KyoAni suggestion.
 
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I feel like there's only one way for this to be adapted to semi-quality. And that's if it was done by shaft and styled the same as the monogatari series where whenever there'd be a "dialogue" text from pun pun they'd just go to a separate screen with text, EXACTLY like in monogatari.
 
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maybe if it’s really well made, but even then i don’t think it’d ever happen with how long the manga is and some of the more messed up scenes of it.
 
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I do agree that in the hands of most studios it probably wouldn't do the material any justice.

But saying that it can't be done is just greatly underestimating the power of a proper production and good directing.

The manga is brilliant and I think a proper anime adaptation could be as well. Interesting topic though.
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If either Shaft or Science Saru adapt it, sure. If any other studio adapts it, god no.
 
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If it gets an anime adaptation, the art style needs to be modified effectively to better suit the medium of animation. And it NEEDS a talented, creative director.
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Surprised it's pretty much half and half with the poll

Honesty I'd say no. But if it did get an anime, it would HAVE to be animated by Shaft
 
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