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Oyasumi Punpun

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
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 9.041 (scored by 48010 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #62
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #15
Members: 128,580
Favorites: 17,881
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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.

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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
Shimizu, Kou
Supporting
Hoshikawa, Toshiki
Supporting
Ass Hamburger
Supporting
Punyama, Mother
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
Sep 17, 2014
milkpunk (All reviews)
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
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)
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 has read more

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