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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
おやすみプンプン
طابت ليلتك پُنپُن (Arabic)
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 (79d ago)
v.12 c.122-134 by Hox (257d ago)
v.11 c.111-121 by Hox (478d 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: 9.1 / 10.0 (494 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 28th 2014, 1:07pm 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 #298 decreased(-9)
Monthly Pos #261 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #184 decreased(-100)
6 Month Pos #85 increased(+5)

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On 1530 reading lists
On 1184 wish lists
On 493 completed lists
On 79 unfinished lists
On 336 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The Punpun Experience. 68 days, 12 hours, 9 minutes ago
Inio Asano's Oyasumi Punpun Manga to End 252 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes ago
What happened to this manga? 974 days, 4 hours, 52 minutes ago
Another volume!? 1105 days, 17 hours, 2 minutes ago

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Satisfying   
Rating: N/A
by alciefrederic
June 2nd, 2012, 3:41am
The art of Asano Inio is always welcomed. The story is quite realistic and deserves attention. It's quite difficult to predict what would happen next. And the surrealist touch really makes it more attractive (unfortunately, later on, the surrealism is toned down a lot, making it less idiosyncratic). On the flip side, one might feel that the main character might be too self-absorbed and weak-willed. Other characters are not quite well developed, much is focused on navel gazing rather than self searching or finding solutions - but that's just my own opinion. That doesn't really change anything, as long as the depiction is realistic. What actually happens isn't as much important as how the story is told, I think. Anyway, not perfect, but one really can't expect more.
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Terrific   
Rating: 10.0 / 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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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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nice   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ferreroman
November 5th, 2010, 1:47am
it is really a good manga, sometimes i understand the main character, sometimes i don't ,it is really depressing but not like evangelion, this is a different kind of depression ,it is really good i must say and really admire the mangaka, this manga is awesome, at first i thought i wouldn't be standing the bird's but somewhere in the storyline just seem natural and it really didn't matter anymore, if u haven't read it, don't waste any more time and read this
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No alienation here folks, just a guy shankin' his ham.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by brown pillow
June 20th, 2010, 3:08pm
What, he shanks his ham like once-- twice at max-- and suddenly it's classified under the masturbation category? Really, it's just a dire category on its own.
Age progression: yeah, definitely; dream/s: sure; family and flaws: yes, easy; realistic and surreal: why yes, this is just the case; a tad of schizophrenia: sure, if you look at it that way. Then masturbation. God. Dammit. On another note, this is a pretty sweet read.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2011, 2:47pm
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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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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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A masterpiece...   
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by aeondesires
September 30th, 2009, 6:42pm
Filled with metaphorical concepts, irony, and basically just an intriguing read that makes you rethink a lot of things. I think that Punpun and his family being in the shape of birds is a metaphor in itself. There are some really deep concepts in here. Though this is not my normal kind of manga, it's worth a try.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2009, 6:43pm
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