Oyasumi Punpun
Goodnight Punpun
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Oyasumi Punpun

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 147
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 15, 2007 to Nov 2, 2013
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 9.051 (scored by 101792101,792 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #72
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10
Members: 260,900
Favorites: 33,032
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Synopsis

Punpun Onodera is a normal 11-year-old boy living in Japan. Hopelessly idealistic and romantic, Punpun begins to see his life take a subtle—though nonetheless startling—turn to the adult when he meets the new girl in his class, Aiko Tanaka. It is then that the quiet boy learns just how fickle maintaining a relationship can be, and the surmounting difficulties of transitioning from a naïve boyhood to a convoluted adulthood. When his father assaults his mother one night, Punpun realizes another thing: those whom he looked up to were not as impressive as he once thought.

As his problems increase, Punpun's once shy demeanor turns into voluntary reclusiveness. Rather than curing him of his problems and conflicting emotions, this merely intensifies them, sending him down the dark path of maturity in this grim coming-of-age saga.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Oyasumi Punpun was originally serialized in Young Sunday, but moved to Big Comic Spirits on October 20, 2008 (47th issue). It received a Jury Recommendation at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2009.

The series was published in English as Goodnight Punpun by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint in 7 omnibus volumes from March 15, 2016 to September 19, 2017. It was also published in Spanish as Buenas noches, Punpun by Norma Editorial from October 29, 2015 to October 29, 2016; in Italian as Buonanotte, Punpun by Panini Comics from April 14, 2011 to July 31, 2014; and has been published by Editorial Ivrea in Argentina since July 21, 2017.

Characters

God
Supporting
Ass Hamburger
Supporting
Shimizu, Kou
Supporting
Hoshikawa, Toshiki
Supporting
Yaguchi, Takao
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Sep 14, 2013
Asfaria (All reviews)
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
Jun 18, 2015
Simonian (All reviews)
A wise man once told me - "son, you better study hard or I'm going to beat the fuck out of you right here right now". And he did. When I was in middle school a cute girl I really liked went out with the most athletic rugby player who then smugly told me that she moans like a siren in bed. Pshh, asshole. In my college years I consistently woke up to the sounds of my room mate screaming "harder harder!". Sigh. Finally, in my twenties I realised that all those people were gone from my life and despite all they've unwittingly done to read more
Feb 12, 2017
Darmaiad (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

Let me begin by mentioning that I enjoy pessimistic works with nihilistic elements. So given the hype of this manga, I had high expectations. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I would have dropped it before its first quarter was completed, but its extreme high ratings, on both websites I follow, left me with a drifting promise of a hidden depth, or at least of an extraordinary ending. The work was shallow and the ending was horrible, so all that's left for me to do, is to write this review and warn anyone who will listen.

This manga has only one good point; it read more
Jan 23, 2018
Stacys__Mom (All reviews)
I didn't enjoy Oyasumi Punpun. Now, I understand that I wasn't supposed to enjoy it. But I didn't enjoy that, either.

[INTRODUCTION]

Oyasumi Punpun (Goodnight Punpun in English) is a slice-of-life seinen manga written and drawn by Asano Inio. It follows the story of the titular Punpun as he grows up in modern-day Japan, focusing on his struggles with depression and his quest for a fulfilling romance. It's also about how he loses his faith in God as he is plunged into the real world, which may or may not be an allegory for the author's stance on escapist manga.

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