Desert Punk
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Synonyms: Sunabozu, Sand Boy
Japanese: 砂ぼうず
English: Desert Punk
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 139
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 11, 1997 to Oct 12, 2020
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: Comic Beam
Authors: Usune, Masatoshi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 12331,233 users)
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Ranked: #25792
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Popularity: #3194
Members: 6,326
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Volumes: /22
Chapters: /139


In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kantou Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabouzu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems unbeatable. Yet, like all men, he has a particular weakness for the opposite sex...

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I first approached Desert Punk watching its animated version, but it didn't take long before I passed to the original work the latter was inspired by. There are some traits this story possess that won me over without me realizing it, starting off with the plot itself. I think the aspect that stands out the most and which lays at the core of the opera is the inherent greed and selfishness of human beings, as well as their stupidity. In Desert Punk's universe, mankind reached such a knowledge, wilfully exploited to fulfil its egotistical desires, that it brought about its own demise. The Kanto region, ...
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Preliminary (118/139 eps)
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did this manga get an overall decent ending?
Neostorm-X - Sep 13, 2021
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What chapter to start manga after the desert punk anime?
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