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Oyasumi Punpun  
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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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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Спокойной ночи, Пунпун (Russian)
おやすみプンプン
طابت ليلتك پُنپُن
晚安布布
잘자 뿡뿡
Boa noite, Punpun (Portuguese)
Bona nit, Punpun (Catalan)
Bonne nuit Punpun! (French)
Buenas noches, Punpun (Spanish)
Good Night Pung Pung
Goodnight Punpun
Gute Nacht, Punpun (German)
Oyasumi Pung Pung

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.135-147 (end) by Hox (328d ago)
v.12 c.122-134 by Hox (506d ago)
v.11 c.111-121 by Hox (728d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (635 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.89 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
November 29th 2014, 11:24am PST

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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)
Young Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #292 decreased(-21)
Monthly Pos #225 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #247 increased(+11)
6 Month Pos #223 decreased(-22)

List Stats
On 1553 reading lists
On 1280 wish lists
On 847 completed lists
On 98 unfinished lists
On 393 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The Punpun Experience. 317 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes ago
Inio Asano's Oyasumi Punpun Manga to End 501 days, 16 hours, 54 minutes ago
What happened to this manga? 1223 days, 12 hours, 13 minutes ago
Another volume!? 1355 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes ago

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Eh   
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by lfb
September 1st, 2014, 5:58am
I read this series after seeing it mentioned several times on tumblr as being a wonderfully depressing but realistic series. I agree that it's depressing and realistic, but imo, it's over-hyped. I was expecting something refreshing, but instead got the feeling that this was similar to other seinen manga I had read before. For the most part, the story was also predictable too. Also, while the characters are realistic (with all their flaws and whatnot), I found myself eyerolling and irritated at most of the characters. If there was more Seki and Shimizu scenes in the story (or a better conclusion for them like the other characters had), I'd be happier with how the story went. (lol and more Komatsu) Overall, the series would be great if you haven't read anything similar.

... Last updated on September 1st, 2014, 6:01am
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Well I tried   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by lucky_wombat
May 2nd, 2014, 8:28am
It's just not for everyone. I read about 40 chapters and couldn't connect with anyone. I didn't like any of the characters nor did I want to wallow in sadness over the cruelty of normal life. I even found myself irritated at a lot of the characters, especially Punpun. If you were suffering like me through the first few chapters, don't bother.
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I'm glad i read it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Seiryunanago
April 20th, 2014, 3:32pm
I really loved this story. As i just finished to read it, my heart is still pounding. I could really relate to the story and to Punpun and i was following the unfolding closer that i ever did for a manga. Some parts were crushingly sad toward the end and yet, there was still warmth among the sorrow, or at least hope was never to far from the characters even when they seemed to throw themselves in despair. I love the honesty of Asano in his stories. I'm glad he wrote it. I'm glad i read it.
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It's Dark In Here   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Verd254
March 7th, 2014, 9:23pm
Stranded deep in a cave with only the faintest of light at the end. That is how I felt after finishing Goodnight Punpun. Despite depicting the protagonist as a penguin doodle, Asano manages to create one of the most tragic stories I've ever experienced. Although the early chapters are often funny the tone quickly changes to tragedy as Punpun deals with a plethora of issues that most people can relate to. Fighting off depression and accepting yourself, choosing between a romanticized past or living for the hope of a brighter future. These are just some of the themes that are covered in Goodnight Punpun. Punpun himself is quite the polarizing little penguin, which is to be expected of a character who's tormented with so many negative traits, but In the end I still cared for him. Goodnight Punpun is a journey of laughter, anguish, love and hate. It is dark in here and the light is faint in the end, but it's a light nonetheless.
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Bitersweet   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akiradesu
February 7th, 2014, 11:54pm
It was hell of a journey... Could relate to almost to every single character at one point or another. I liked the art style and the way the story was told. The end felt a bit hollow, but then again I red it in one go, so I might be a bit too tired near the end.
Both cried and smiled.

Though be warned, the sky in the morning seemed more grey than usually.
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bleak   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
January 31st, 2014, 10:23am
the ending is good, but the journey is so torturous sometimes i stop because it hurt so much. they are such star crossed lovers i hope and i hope for their love
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but everything are for naught. i think his devotion to her is tragically beautiful and even more tragic is her suicide. her whole life is nothing but a black hole, the only time she's happy is just killing her mom, and i feel close to tears for that.


everyone is so wonderfully rendered with deep flawed personalities, i'm blessed to meet them. the art is phenomenal - every little details are never left out. i love the city scene they look so real.

this manga is a must read. be prepared to be depressed - have a funny manga on standby to negate the soul-crushing feelings.
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I feel awful...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kennyqua
August 5th, 2013, 3:28pm
This is an amazing manga. It's a seinen slice of life portraying the world through the eyes of Punpun, his family and his acquaintances.
As stated in another comment pretty much every character in this manga is scum
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the Taxi driver who helps Punpun's uncle seems to me as the only "nice" character in the manga... Which is kind of weird taking into account that he is a former yakuza.

They are all in some way or another egoistical selfloathing petty people. But the things they do and the way it is depicted truly makes me wish for their happiness and succes.

In the start I thought the artist was too lazy to draw the main character and his family, but the more I read the more I believe that the way Punpun is depicted and the changes in this depiction lend far more depth to the story and the character than a classic manga depiction would have. And on a side note I don't think the artist is lazy, the other characters and the backgrounds are drawn detailed so that you can see every single flaw in the characters and their world.

Ah such bliss. I always feel much better once I've put the complicated feelings I have towards a complicated manga into words. biggrin

... Last updated on August 5th, 2013, 3:30pm
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okay   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lamansonbleue
April 27th, 2013, 5:34pm
Since everyone said my opinions about this manga, I'll just say I wished to see more of Seki and
Shimizu... and rest of the gang. Seriously what happened to them? Okay it was pretty realistic
that not all elementary friends stay as friends (10% chance) but I still want to know what happened
to them.
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I LOVE it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by WhimsicalDreamer
April 16th, 2013, 2:09am
Sometimes the story gets a bit confusing and drags, I really didn't get the parts with
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the preacher, but that could just be me
But the overall story is great, it gets down to the core of Punpun's thoughts as he grows and explores his twisted relationships with others. Punpun's appearance remains unknown, letting us know of his isolation from society, which I found was a nice touch. I really can't wait for the fate of
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Punpun&Aiko


There's just so many elements that fit together and make this story so unusual but good.

... Last updated on April 16th, 2013, 2:10am
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The darkest drama of them all   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 26th, 2012, 3:19pm
This manga truly deserves to be called seinen or "alternative" because of its mature and demanding subject matter. There are almost no positive characters and i have no emotions to any of them with the uncle being the next best thing to "redeemable". The story if actually relatively upbeat for the first 2 or 3 volumes or so but then decides to pull back the curtain and show how damaged the characters really are and keeps going.
The art is very unique and amazing and captures the pointlessness of modern live really well.
I enjoy most of all how no one is truly pretty and the facial features are amazing.
But be warned the manga includes physical abuse, rape and selfmutilation.
If you liked this manga i recommend works by Hanazawa Kengo, Matsumoto Jiro, the novel/film American Psycho and Homunculus. They all show a very dark window into ordinary live and aren´t for everyone but if you can stomach Punpun check them out. Also, Berserk !

Update: I would have come up with darker ending but it fit the story to a certain degree so i won´t complaintoo much. The cult subplot sadly went nowhere. All in all a good enough ending to a mostly great manga. His best work after Solanin.

... Last updated on November 21st, 2014, 12:02pm
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