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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

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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)
Goodnight Punpun
Gute Nacht, Punpun (German)

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.135-147 (end) by Hox (1390d ago)
v.12 c.122-134 by Hox (1568d ago)
v.11 c.111-121 by Hox (1790d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (957 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
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October 9th 2017, 10:17pm PST


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Year
2007

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (7 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #290 increased(+8)
Monthly Pos #313 increased(+31)
3 Month Pos #299 decreased(-60)
6 Month Pos #220 decreased(-3)

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On 1707 reading lists
On 1587 wish lists
On 1515 completed lists
On 129 unfinished lists
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The Punpun Experience. 501 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
Inio Asano's Oyasumi Punpun Manga to End 1563 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
What happened to this manga? 2285 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes ago
Another volume!? 2417 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes ago

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Startlingly realistic...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
October 11th, 2009, 12:41am
Welcome to depression, kids. As someone who lives with clinical depression, I can say this is anentirely accurate portrayal of exactly what it's like to live with depression. Some of the symbolic aspects of this title are very clever, and useful ways of depicting some of the more pronounced symptoms of depression.

Punpun and his entire family are depicted as stick-figure birds, while every other character gets an eerily realistic portrayal (and for some of the characters, downright creepy looking). It's a perfect illustration of what it's like to feel like you're a part of society, yet somehow less important; less significant somehow. And Punpun never speaks a single word - the narration always takes over whenever he would be speaking. Just like feeling as though you are experiencing your life in the third person -- the things you say and do are of your own doing, but the specifics seem trivial and meaningless (save for progressing the situation of the moment). Punpun's uncle's feelings of worthlessness and self-dissatisfaction. So much of this story so perfectly illustrates the hopeless feelings of despair and anxiety associated with depression, it's kind of alarming how well-written it is. Either this is a god-tier author, or he's writing from personal experience.

Also of note: much of the artwork in this series is outstanding - amazing beyond my ability to describe. It's so fitting, and there are some panels where the art hits with such force, it's disorienting.

This is no simple comic. This is a serious, and dark, masterpiece work of literary genius.
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Terrific   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by holydemon
August 4th, 2011, 5:37pm
Powerful, it's the only word coming out of my mind when I read this. There's no big drama, violence or terrible tragedy, just common occurences that most people would have to face once or twice in their lives, death of a relative, lost love, naive childhood, childlish dream. But yet, it's terrifying to realize how any individual could sink, prisoned in their own minds, to realize that we might just have lived our life just as disastrously as theirs.

This manga is highly intriguing and abstract that I surely must remind myself to reread again after a while. The work is very interpretative and the author really drops a lot of subtle hint about they dynamic of human's psyche.
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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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This needs to be on the top ten   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Pediatricia
December 10th, 2009, 6:19pm
This is seriously the best manga I've ever read. It's so deep, so amazing, I can't write everything that I love about it. One thing, though, you must come into the series with an open mind. The main character is not a bird- he is portrayed as such to show his feelings of alienation from his peers, and the rest of society. If you can't get past the fact that he's portrayed as a caricatured bird, then just go back to reading Naruto or whatever. -.-

I'll warn you, though, it's somewhat graphic in some chapters.
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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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Simply Amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by evildark00
May 19th, 2011, 3:28am
I find the series itself endearing as there are many times when I want to stop reading because the conflicts and situations presented in the story hit home, but instead of forcing me to a stop, it keeps me going. The characters are so realistic you might feel you met them at least once in your life and they only seem to get better as the chapters go by.

The story is a masterpiece, no questions asked, though it starts slow and progresses in similar fashion it never deters from being interesting. It's every day life to perfection.

Highly recommended!
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One of the best manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ichigo101
December 26th, 2010, 5:52pm
When I was reading this manga I would stopped, thought to myself, "Damn this is too much for me" but for some reason I want to keep continue reading. Its definitely a seinen manga and not for little kids though. Why does it have to be so sad. Why does life have so many problems. Its like a needle in my chest but a needle with sugar.

... Last updated on December 26th, 2010, 5:57pm
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Oyasumi Punpun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yper
November 15th, 2010, 2:28pm
Notwithstanding my poor experiene with mangas altogether, I've come to the conclusion that a good mangaka is someone who is able to portray the feeling//the atmosphere of every page without many bubbles or with no bubbles at all. As flawed as my conclusion can be, if we just accept it for a second, we will soon realize that the author of this manga is either a genius or simply someone who has crafted his art to such extent that he's able to flawlessly portray exactly what he wants and how he wants it. Probably the latter.

Of course, portraying everything with such precision and abundance demands an appropriate art. An art that can be easily trademarked "Asano Inio". An exuberant and genuine art which requires skill, patience and assiduity. One way to desribe it is if the art of most modern shonen authors is simply chalk drawings on a road then Asano Inio is an artist carefully painting using expression, precision and above all humanity.

The art, the ability to portray everything effortlessly and flawlessly and, of course, the strangeness of some scenes//characters are the most evident aspects of Asano Inio's work. If you decide to read this title, you wil see for yourself. As far as the actual content of the manga, some will like it, others will not; some, like me, will deem it genius, others will not. Well, that is up to you to decide, but what I guarantee you, is that you will find nothing like this elsewhere. It is indeed one-of-a-kind.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2011, 8:02am
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Very interesting, but it could do without Asano's masturbatory attitude.   
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by Joker06
January 12th, 2015, 4:46pm
The one thing that spoils all the fun(?) in Punpun is the self-righteousness with which Asano Inio presents his own opinions to the reader, especially through the mouth of Sachi. He is aware of doing it since in the manga Sachi's editor reprimand her for doing that, but he still can't hold back and keeps flapping his gums all over the series.
I actually don't hate most of Asano's opinions, but I do think he could use a little more skepticism and doubt instead of being so sure of what he says. Especially because in the end he can't really come up with any concrete alternative to what he criticizes, and Punpun's acceptance of the state of things in the ending while not being bad per se is not really that much of a solution neither.
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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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