Oyasumi Punpun
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Oyasumi Punpun

Alternative Titles

Japanese: おやすみプンプン
English: Goodnight Punpun
German: Gute Nacht, Punpun
Spanish: Buenas noches, Punpun
French: Bonne nuit Punpun
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 147
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 15, 2007 to Nov 2, 2013
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)


Score: 9.031 (scored by 147039147,039 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #82
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10
Members: 367,031
Favorites: 44,646

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Preliminary Spoiler
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 ...
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 ...
Feb 12, 2017
[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 ...
Feb 27, 2012
Preliminary (99/147 chp)
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 ...
Jan 23, 2018
I didn't enjoy Oyasumi Punpun. Now, I understand that I wasn't supposed to enjoy it. But I didn't enjoy that, either.


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.

If that all sounds good to you, ...
Jun 11, 2008
Preliminary (15/147 chp)
Goodnight Punpun is a hard one to classify. Yes, it’s a comedy, but then again it wouldn’t be Inio Asano if it didn’t occasionally throw in surreal or even nightmarish elements. Whilst his previous works have always had a subtle, dark humour underlying the main story, here he brings the comedic elements to the fore, allowing him to play unfettered with the world – both real and imaginary – of small children.

The story revolves around said Punpun, who (along with his family) is depicted as a small, caricatured bird within an otherwise normal human world, and his interactions with his elementary school classmates and the ...
Aug 23, 2013
Preliminary (110/147 chp)
(I, sadly, have to make this announcement - Gonensei is more psychologically rigorous than Oyasumi Punpun. Although, Punpun is still the better overall work of art in terms of combining techniques and storylines.)

Once upon a time I wrote a review about Oyasumi Punpun pretty far back. I think it was neither good nor bad. I threw out some stuff about a movement I had only a hazy knowledge of and linked it to a bunch of stuff that had nothing to do with the story and threw out some names definitely in order to appear smarter than I really was. I think it was probably ...
Sep 26, 2018
Mixed Feelings

“Life is immeasurably difficult, things hardly ever work out as planned, and people are generally shitty.” –Goodnight Pun or anyone who has ever worked a 9-5 job.

Goodnight Punpun is the dark coming of age story of some little shit who agonizes over anything and everything.

Goodnight Punpun has three conflicting stories. The first story, told in book one, is about a young boy named Punpun who has a crush on the new transfer student Aiko. Together Punpun and his friends go on all kinds of misadventures like trying to find porn, going to abandoned factories, and etc. Of course, things are not ...
Nov 13, 2014
(I had written a review for this previously, but I feel that I did not do this series justice. This is my second attempt).

Oyasumi Punpun is, without a doubt, one of the most compelling manga I have ever read, and one of only a handful I would say are seminal masterpieces in the medium. I initially read it based on a recommendation from a friend. The unique design of the main character and initial parts of the series led me to believe that this series was just a fun slice-of-life story about a quirky japanese boy...which is technically accurate, but to reduce it to that ...
Nov 29, 2014
Mixed Feelings
PunPun is one of those manga's that will appeal to some and be completely foreign to others. I caught some of the allegories and symbolism, but at the same time I felt there was a lot that just went completely over my head. Like the author was throwing paint on a canvas and saying it has a deeper meaning.

Let me first say if you aren't one for depressing coming of age stories, this series is not for you. Because this series is as long winded and depressing as they come. Sure, the beginning starts of really interesting, kid goes to elementary and makes friends. ...
Mar 5, 2015
Almost everyone has felt at one point during their lifespan that their lives have hit rock bottom, that the world is conspiring against them, that nobody out there has a worse life than they do. For the most part, of course, this is untrue, save for the one unlucky fellow on the bottom rung of the ladder, and their lives do begin to slowly climb upward again.
Oyasumi Punpun (eng. translation Goodnight Punpun) is a psychological drama/coming-of-age story by realist mangaka Inio Asano (author of another one of my favorite works, Solanin) about that one unlucky fellow who can never seem to catch a break ...
Jun 8, 2015
Please read this Manga.
Honestly there's not one thing i'd ask to be changed, it's perfectly polished in all aspects.

Relatively spoiler free.

Perfect. There's a raw honest realism to this story, even with some of the crazy things that happen that seem surreal. Nothing is sugarcoated. Even with many of the dark turns that happen in this story there are many things that are relatable to the average person. Which kind of takes this story to a new level.

Perfect. The way the main character and his direct family is portrayed is wonderfully unique, it gives him an innocence that couldn't be depicted in ...
Nov 11, 2013

Oyasumi Punpun is such another type of beautiful; catching the essence of our day to day life and the thoughts that we cannot put into words. Punpun is a human portrayed as bird along with his problematic family. He struggles to understand himself and the world. He faces many fights between himself and his hormones. Overall, he is just your average teenager who doesn't know what to do; but the way it is portrayed is just so relatable.

Punpun aside, there are a few side stories that discuss troubles and conflict; some of which is sex. I'm not big on 18+ material but again, ...
Aug 30, 2013
Preliminary (134/147 chp)
Having recently caught up on this... I'll say this, I bloody love this manga.

The story centres around the main character Punpun, who, along with his family, is depicted as a sort of 2d bird… That is most definetely not to say the Mangaka, Inio Asano was lazy in his approach to the art of the manga, on the contrary, Oyasumi Punpun has some gorgeous art, in both the scenery and in his drawings of the other characters, bringing out such glorious emotion in each and every one of his characters.

It starts out as a kind of black comedy, slice of life type manga, looking at ...
Jan 7, 2015
one word describes this manga REAL, Asano Inio has always made manga that had realistic emotion and stories of hardship BUT this manga is far beyond that, with great art style and characters one cant help but keep reading. At first glance it looks like some kid manga right? WRONG this manga is one of the most emotionally intense/depressing manga I've ever read. And this why i use the word REAL the story is not sugar coated there are no happy endings just like REAL life thats what this manga accomplishes the feeling of being able to relate to that characters on such a high ...
Nov 30, 2020
This review is spoiler-free. However, if you haven't finished Oyasumi Punpun, the paragraph before the ending thoughts contains major spoilers so please avoid reading it. I will let you know when you reach that part. Also, please note that my review might be all over the place, as I am not an experienced reviewer. In any case, thanks in advance.

Where do I even begin. I'm sure you have at least heard of Oyasumi Punpun before, and that's to be expected considering how popular and well appreciated it is. We get to witness the story of Onodera Punpun, an innocent bird-shaped boy who spends his days ...
Apr 2, 2015
~~~ My first review / No spoilers ~~~

      Oyasumi Punpun, soon after finishing, leveraged its masterpiece status in the world of manga. Considered one of the most depressing stories derived from Japan, in a way, there is controversy in my thoughts about the same classification. After all, Punpun see how one of the most sublime trajectories of Japanese art. And, in a way, I can not see sorrow [depression].

        With a protagonist who can not like the same, can ...
Nov 19, 2013
After completing this manga, I almost don't know what to say. There are not many stories with so much emotion and darkness thrown into it. The progression of Punpun comes on gradually but yet, almost feels like it hits you like a truck. Inio Asano gives a great deal of depth to the main character, something of which is not common to be seen. You get to see the lives of innocent children progressing onward to the often complicated and quite depressing trials of adulthood.

I will say all the negative things I can about it now, which isn't much. This manga is no walk ...
Jan 18, 2019
oyasumi punpun is a manga that started very well and ended very badly, you see, in the first half of the manga the misfortunes that happened to people were plausible, but
the manga in its second half becomes extremely depressive and edgy from one moment to another, yes, other animes like evangelion are also depressive, but at least in evangelion the misfortunes that happened to shinji were justified, in this manga misfortunes happen to people simply because yes. this manga is dark just for being it, it is not subtle, and the misfortunes that happen to people from the second half are unreal 4/10 (not to ...
May 20, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I don't really know how to rate this manga. With the thousands of users on this site who have rated this a 10/10 perfect manga, I'm feeling quite polarized with my feelings on it. However, after reading through many reddit posts, reviews on here, both negative and positive, and taking a step back and examining the story as a whole, I have come to the conclusion that Oyasumi Punpun, in my opinion, is overrated.

I thought I would begin my reasoning by outlining my experience that I had with this manga. I had read the first volume online somewhere and was ...