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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: 9.081 (scored by 27048 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #52
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #22
Members: 71,203
Favorites: 10,745
9.08
Ranked #5Popularity #22Members 71,203
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Volumes: /13
Chapters: /147

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 has been published in English as Goodnight Punpun by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint in 2-in-1 omnibus volumes since March 15, 2016. It has also been published in Spanish as Buenas noches, Punpun by Norma Editorial from October 29, 2015 to October 29, 2016; and in Italian as Buonanotte, Punpun by Panini Comics from April 14, 2011 to July 31, 2014.

Characters

Onodera, Punpun
Onodera, Punpun
Main
Tanaka, Aiko
Tanaka, Aiko
Main
Nanjou, Sachi
Nanjou, Sachi
Supporting
Seki, Masumi
Seki, Masumi
Supporting
God
God
Supporting
Onodera, Yuuichi
Onodera, Yuuichi
Supporting
Shimizu, Kou
Shimizu, Kou
Supporting


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voltadelphine
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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Asfaria
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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milkpunk
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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Simonian
Jun 18, 2015
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
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