Oyasumi Punpun
Goodnight 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)

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Score: 9.011 (scored by 186613186,613 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #122
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8
Members: 450,960
Favorites: 53,103

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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 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 ...
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 ...
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.

[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.

If that all sounds good to you, ...
Apr 25, 2022
Sol
FunnyFunny
One of the worst things I've ever read/seen. Celebration of ugliness, depravity and degeneracy. Feels like a work of an edgy thirteen year old, the work is so full of pathetic resentment towards the world. Suicide, death, rape, murder, pornography - this manga has it all. Family, friendship, love, education, society - all is corrupted in this manga and subverted in the name of sick perversion of the author. Truly demonic work.

I simply do not understand how anything who is half intelligent could enjoy something like this. Actually, this is not even about intelligence, rather about beauty versus ugliness. From the art to the characters ...
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
[SPOILER WARNING]

“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 ...
Sep 4, 2022
FunnyFunny
This is the most pretentious piece of fiction I've ever read.

Story: 1/10
What story!? There is none. We simply follow the main character with 1st world problems, not being happy with himself, with people around him, with the world, and constantly making dumb decisions that annoy the reader.

Characters: 2/10
The main character is 0/10, he is drawn as how a two and a half year old would draw a penguin with their left hand, so we can't properly see Punpun's emotions on his face, and on top of that he barely ever talks, which is clearly an attempt to make the readers insert themselves into the giant ...
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. ...
Jul 26, 2021
Preliminary (41/147 chp)
Oyasumi Punpun was quite possibly the biggest disappointment I have ever experienced.

I was promised nothing less than an existential masterpiece that explores with the utmost poignancy the psyche of the soul in anguish and despair; an unflinching, brutally honest portrayal of life in all its cruelty; and that it has the power to make readers sink into a bottomless pit of depression.

What I got instead was shallow, unbelievably pretentious depression porn. When a character opens his mouth in Oyasumi Punpun, he does not actually speak. He is simply a mouthpiece for whatever pseudo-intellectual nihilistic nonsense the author wishes to shove down the reader's ...
Sep 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Every character in this manga is trash.

All of them are disgusting in some way.

But still I felt identified with all of them.

I can see myself portrayed in every flaw, in every vile and selfish action, in every sin and sorrow.

Oyasumi Punpun is a weird mirror in which I can look to my inner demons horrified.

...
Dec 28, 2020
I will get hate from this review, but damn. I can't stand by hearing everyone call this the best manga ever...

Story: The story is just flat out boring. I honestly felt like this was an edgy 14-year-old writing this. Sure, it's full of very adult things (trying not to spoil this)... But in terms of pacing, it's slow. I feel like there's a lot of stringing along of the reader to keep reading and get to the next part in the story, but instead, it just gives me TONS of pointless information about some background characters that never really matter. The ending is lackluster, and ...
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.

STORY:
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.

ART:
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nov 11, 2013
NO SPOILER REVIEW

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 ...