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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 (486d ago)
v.12 c.122-134 by Hox (665d ago)
v.11 c.111-121 by Hox (886d 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 (697 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 20th 2015, 7:28am 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 #276 increased(+66)
Monthly Pos #301 decreased(-27)
3 Month Pos #269 decreased(-28)
6 Month Pos #223 decreased(-18)

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On 1569 reading lists
On 1336 wish lists
On 985 completed lists
On 104 unfinished lists
On 434 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The Punpun Experience. 476 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
Inio Asano's Oyasumi Punpun Manga to End 659 days, 23 hours, 27 minutes ago
What happened to this manga? 1381 days, 18 hours, 47 minutes ago
Another volume!? 1513 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago

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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 the novel/film American Psycho and Homunculus. They also show a very dark window into ordinary live and aren´t for everyone but if you can stomach Punpun check them out. Also, go Berserk !

Update: I would have come up with darker ending but it fit the story to a certain degree so i won´t complain too 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 January 9th, 2015, 4:19pm
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Portrayal of Modern Life   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
August 14th, 2012, 12:35am
Even in the first chapter you realize this isn't just a normal manga. The feelings he goes through is a portrayal of a normal kid that feels disillusioned in his society. It's kind of depressing and melancholy at times. And the expression of the adults are very spastic and insane. From the point of view from a kid it portrays their mistrust of adult motives and the arbitrary harshness of adults. This is one of the weirdest manga you'll read, but it's interesting.

as of ch. 110, there are a lot of arcs and stories, and some parts are more boring than others. But my personal favorite is Midori + the uncle and the most recent with Aiko.

... Last updated on August 14th, 2012, 9:50am
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Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NQuang17
June 18th, 2012, 5:55pm
Well, i must say it the best Coming of age and Psychological manga i ever read.
It very deep in describ the change in Punpun after years and others.
One thing more, it break the old order in very special ways. for example, when describe the kiss ( etc...), other shoujo mangaka would focus on the kiss of the two, but Asano-sensei make it very large that i must find where the main chars are.


For anyone who hasn't read it before. i highly recomend..
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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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