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Oyasumi Punpun


Alt Names: alt İyi Uykular Punpunalt Boa noite, Punpun!alt Bonne nuit Punpun !alt Buenas noches, Punpunalt Buona notte Punpunalt Dobranoc Punpun!alt Good Night Pung Pungalt Goodnight Punpunalt Goodnight Punpunalt Hyvää yötä Punpunalt Magandang Gabi Punpunalt Noapte bună Punpunalt Oyasumi Pun Pun
Author: Asano Inio
Artist: Asano Inio
Genres: Drama DramaPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of LifeTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Complete
Description: Witness the titular Punpun - who is depicted as a tiny, caricatured bird in an otherwise normal human setting - as he copes with his dysfunctional family and friends, his love interest, his oncoming adolescence and his hyperactive mind.
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the conclusion seems like how koe no katachi movie conclude, btw. i mean, at last

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This was good! This was so good!! I'm having a hard time with words, this was so good!

Should have red the comments to see the warnings... But no, I was too rushed and binge reading it in 2 days out of curiosity. Not a very good decision, especially with weak mental state I'm in. Curiosity does kill the cat. That being said, I didn't regret reading this. Thanks to some meme that lured me in, I was able to experience this beautifully wrapped scars of a manga. To those who plan to read it, save yourself some chocolate or sweets to help balancing the hormones after you finished this masterpiece. I know this is a fiction but sometimes you'll be absorbed by the Dark Spot if you're not careful. Lastly, goodnight Punpun.

This, in my opinion, is one of the best literary works I have ever read. Its full of wonder, chaos, happiness, and tragedy. There were times that I had to stop because I felt like I couldn't take anymore. I'm glad I finished this manga. He conveyed it beautifully. It stays with you long after you put it down.

I got to the beginning page where MC decides he likes Miyo solely based on his knowledge that she's a sadistic asshole. 'I'm severely bullying a kid for no reason, but keep this a secret.' 'I like you.' he says to himself. And nearly quit reading there. But I saw positive reviews in comments so I continued on. 'I love this girl at first sight, I just know we are going to be together.' *blargh* Continuing on.

 

WTF is happening on  chapter 1 page 15. Weirdos saying Sey sey sey out the window with arms and fingers crossed.  And oh look, the teacher is spazing on the floor for no reason. And somethings happening with hide and seek and the principle, MC, and some other adult, what is going on?!?  And now the principles spazing in a doorway for no reason! And the noodle guy and...

 

Ugh, I can't take this. Artist seems to bother putting the most detail into things, the more random, nonsensical gross thing they are doing. These exaggerated face expressions remind me of "I am a hero" where one zombie bite turned you into some weird infectious monster and then they joined together into super monsters. But hey, at least those weird ass distorted faces and heads had the excuse of being zombies.  Yet author can't be bothered to give us main character and family that look human, randomly a ugly ass bird ghost-ish doodle, saving all the drawing effort for the weird ass exaggerated faces I see. I wonder if the MC is drawn so, and not even given words much, so easier to insert yourself into the role?

 

I wonder if I should skip to the end and see how this ending is. Of course I might not appreciate that if I don't know the middle. 

 

Your comment made me laugh pretty hard, cuz the beginning is pretty bizarre, and I almost quit reading it, too. This is a shocking manga, but if you think that Asano isn't putting any effort into drawing Punpun as a human, he's not. You'll see what I mean if you continue on--I don't want to spoil it. And since Punpun's an introvert, it only makes sense that we get more of his inner world rather than a lot of dialogue. It's not to allow an easier self-insert, but to develop the world as he views it better. Also I'll note: the spazzing out stuff isn't really to be taken literally, in a sense, cuz the way adults act change as he grows older and matures. Asano is just really good at making everything trippy.

 

Don't skip to the end. The journey towards it is crucial, and you'll be lost without understanding everything Punpun & co. went through up until then. Dunno if you'll enjoy it, or appreciate the artistic choices, but at least continue to give it a shot.

I got to the beginning page where MC decides he likes Miyo solely based on his knowledge that she's a sadistic asshole. 'I'm severely bullying a kid for no reason, but keep this a secret.' 'I like you.' he says to himself. And nearly quit reading there. But I saw positive reviews in comments so I continued on. 'I love this girl at first sight, I just know we are going to be together.' *blargh* Continuing on.

 

WTF is happening on  chapter 1 page 15. Weirdos saying Sey sey sey out the window with arms and fingers crossed.  And oh look, the teacher is spazing on the floor for no reason. And somethings happening with hide and seek and the principle, MC, and some other adult, what is going on?!?  And now the principles spazing in a doorway for no reason! And the noodle guy and...

 

Ugh, I can't take this. Artist seems to bother putting the most detail into things, the more random, nonsensical gross thing they are doing. These exaggerated face expressions remind me of "I am a hero" where one zombie bite turned you into some weird infectious monster and then they joined together into super monsters. But hey, at least those weird ass distorted faces and heads had the excuse of being zombies.  Yet author can't be bothered to give us main character and family that look human, randomly a ugly ass bird ghost-ish doodle, saving all the drawing effort for the weird ass exaggerated faces I see. I wonder if the MC is drawn so, and not even given words much, so easier to insert yourself into the role?

 

I wonder if I should skip to the end and see how this ending is. Of course I might not appreciate that if I don't know the middle. 

This manga is the single most impressive piece of modern literature I've read in a long time, possibly ever. I have never felt such raw, visceral emotions from reading any book or manga. After reading it, I feel like I've been looking at some kind of terrifying and beautiful monster. It sunk its claws into my heart and refused to let go. The more I stared at it the harder it squeezed. I feel like I've been wounded, yet I'm strangely happy about it. I love you Punpun. Also, I hate you Punpun.

Fantastic series through and through. I initially started this in high school and I put it off until now because a mixture of catching up with scans when I first started reading, and wanting to run away from the series for a bit because the themes were a little too intense and undesired for me at the time. I return to reread and finish it now that I'm finishing up college and I feel actually kind of amazing now that I've finished it. Even now the series was rather difficult for me to finish as the themes, while kind of alien to me at times, also cut me deep at other moments. I digress however. The series was amazing and even as I write this, I almost want to read the series over again for how amazing the ending was, but at the same time I almost never want to touch it again because of how rough it was reading at times, but with this I can finally put Punpun down with a goodnight.

Finally finished it after a few days. I'll just say that I really love it. I don't know if I'll ever read it again since there are some really heavy stuff, but I can say with confidence that I didn't regret reading it at least once. In some ways, I really relate to Punpun, especially when it comes to the last few chapters:

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I'm really happy with how it ended. It wasn't magical rainbows and sunshines, but it's the type of ending you can see in reality, maybe in your own life as well. (It's certainly the case for me).

As someone with no redeeming features or talents, the story has a deep meaning to me. The next few sentences in the spoiler is what the story of Punpun means to me. It might not reveal much, but I'll keep it hidden just in case.

 

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god that was painful to read

very beautiful though

Wow. What a story. Took me roughly a week to read but absolutely worth it. This manga is beautiful in every sense of the term. Maybe because it is so relatable a story of what happens when you cannot adapt well and cannot overcome your past. The ending was so sad but I feel that Punpun got a better ending then perhaps he deserved. I think neither him nor Aiko did anything wrong and I feel that they would have been fine considering they had no choice (trying not to give any spoilers). A story about a character whose hyperactive mind isolated him as a child, as a teenager, and as an adult; all i can ultimately say in the end is, goodnight Punpun, and thanks for sharing your story.

I will not read this manga again: nore will I forget it. it was such a good sadness.

what a long ride, sure.

i've been all silent throughout the story, unlike the usual me who'd be commenting every action the characters made, every posibility that could happen (but still crying for some really deep moments lol). but not with this one. so many mixed emotions in this silent, so much satisfaction in the end.

this is one story that open up my mind, for the world isn't as fair as it seems, but at the same time isn't as unfair as it feels.

 

the conclusion seems like how koe no katachi movie conclude, btw. i mean, at last

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10/10!

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This is back on top-rated again so while it's up here I'll say this to anyone checking the comments who hasn't read it yet:

 

a.) read it. If tragedy is not your thing/it's too heavy for you drop it; no one can force you to suffer. It's one of the best manga ever written though, so even if it makes you sad at times do your best to finish it. It's worth it.

 

b.) don't read the comments if you're scared of spoilers regarding the nature of the ending. The ones below this one don't go too much in detail, but they can kinda ruin the ending if you're not careful.

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I finished it in 5 days and man... that was really a long ride
This feeling that I have now is similar to that when after I finished ozamu dazai's ningen shikaku but not completely the same, I think I prefer this. I'm not depressed, I did feel depressed during the middle to near the ending of this manga but now I think I'm rather relieved seeing punpun could rebound after all that happened, learned to be content with what he has such as friends, job, not being hung up chasing after things that he actually could never have and seeing his friends also doing well makes me really glad.
I know that may be most of us want a proper lovely/romantic happy ending but life just don't always work in the way we wanted it to and this is the realistic representation of it.
In summary, to me this ending is very satisfying, I don't feel any hard feelings like I usually feel after I read any story that has "tragedy" tag on it.

I love this manga.... It was so good...

 

And so bad.... I mean it is an excellent manga, with a fantastic story of growing up and the alienation you feel in modern society... But I feel so empty and hollow after reading this...

 

This is a very good manga, but I will probably never read this again... Maybe because I am in that rebellious teen phase with all that angst and alienation that comes with it has had me shaken up after reading this... I hope that "if" I ever revisit this manga later on in my life, I will look at it differently, and more importantly feel differently after reading this...

To be honest, I feel bad.

Angry, sad, bitter, hollow, petty, insignificant... You name it.

I feel really bad.

 

The story was good, incredible, from the beginning till the end. Truly a trip to remember.

Yet I will not recommend it to anyone, though, because I can't bring myself to make someone as miserable as I am right now.

I wish I had never read this.

 

Thanks for the scans.

That MOTHER... he got all these gut-wrench planned out in his most sick, twisted imagination and really, seriously really meant to drag and hurt readers for this ride, from his first draft. I really like this manga, i really do. But i will never touch it again. Maybe in another 20 years when i get senile but it had been two years. And i still remember everything. Punpun is the only word i think of when i hear oyasumi now. Hot damn this guy is good.

when he said that punpun is intolerant to grey area, it reminds me of my past self. I thought that I compromise with a lot of things lately and feel bad about that. now, that I read this, I'm glad I'm a little flexible with myself. being rigid can actually become so suffocating
This manga has made me feel a wide range of emotions from happiness, drepesion, regret, hollowness, and so much more. It's really worth the read and is now honestly one of my favorite works of art.

I find the manga is perfect. The tragedy is necessary to reach the ending. And the final chapter concluded everything nicely. This is a literary work. So much symbolism, allegory, foreshadowing. Everything links back.

 

If you've finished reading the manga, read an interview with Asano Inio on Punpun:

https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/inio-asano-interview-reality-is-tough-so-read-this-manga-about-cute-girls-and-feel-better/

 

That MOTHER... he got all these gut-wrench planned out in his most sick, twisted imagination and really, seriously really meant to drag and hurt readers for this ride, from his first draft. I really like this manga, i really do. But i will never touch it again. Maybe in another 20 years when i get senile but it had been two years. And i still remember everything. Punpun is the only word i think of when i hear oyasumi now. Hot damn this guy is good.

Well, I feel like shit now. Need to go reread Dedede to feel better.

I find the manga is perfect. The tragedy is necessary to reach the ending. And the final chapter concluded everything nicely. This is a literary work. So much symbolism, allegory, foreshadowing. Everything links back.

 

If you've finished reading the manga, read an interview with Asano Inio on Punpun:

https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/inio-asano-interview-reality-is-tough-so-read-this-manga-about-cute-girls-and-feel-better/

Read this all in one sitting,

Really lived up to that tragedy tag.

 

A part of me just died..

 

I had hope they were gonna go away and be happy but after that incident occurred at her home I knew it would all go to shit no matter what.

I didnt want this ending.

Not at all.

All her suffering, then all the hope that she acquired only for that ending.

 

This wasnt a bad manga, far from it actually.

But I cant say that I liked it.

I cant..

 

At least the uncle had a good ending.

 

If I met the author right about now I could give him the biggest handshake then proceed to SLAP HIM IN HIS FUCKING FACE MY FEEEEEEEELS

 

Ima go read a lighthearted romcom cause I seriously need it right now.

Im so fucking depressed..


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