History Manga / OyasumiPunpun

15th Mar '16 8:50:26 PM wehrmacht
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* DarkerAndEdgier: By far the most dark, cynical and depressing of Inio Asano's works to date.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: By far the most dark, cynical and depressing of Inio Asano's works to date. According to WordOfGod, the reason for this is two-fold: firstly, [[https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/inio-asano-on-nijigahara-punpun/ he didn't wish to be pigeonholed as a creator of “feel-good twenty-something manga”]]. The second reason is that at the time of Punpun's conception, [[https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/a-tour-through-inio-asanos-workspace/ Asano felt there was a lot of "feel-good", optimistic manga, so he set off to create a story to fulfill a different niche and present a darker and more cynical storyline]].
22nd Feb '16 6:58:25 AM majoraoftime
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''Oyasumi Punpun'' ("Goodnight, Punpun") is a supremely bizarre {{Seinen}} manga by Creator/InioAsano about the title character, Punpun. Punpun is a young, innocent, and naive child, who, in some kind of strange stylistic choice, is depicted as a simplistic sketch of a bird despite everyone outside of his family looking like a normal human. He has no real dreams, his father is an abusive deadbeat (at least, he appears to be), and his mother is a drunk who regrets having him, but Punpun has one thing: a pretty girl named Aiko whom he fawns over. Well, her, and an afro'd and slightly useless god he can summon by chanting 'Dear God, dear God, tinkle-tinkle hoy!'

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''Oyasumi Punpun'' ("Goodnight, Punpun") ("''Goodnight, Punpun''") is a supremely bizarre {{Seinen}} manga by Creator/InioAsano about the title character, Punpun. Punpun is a young, innocent, and naive child, who, in some kind of strange stylistic choice, is depicted as a simplistic sketch of a bird despite everyone outside of his family looking like a normal human. He has no real dreams, his father is an abusive deadbeat (at least, he appears to be), and his mother is a drunk who regrets having him, but Punpun has one thing: a pretty girl named Aiko whom he fawns over. Well, her, and an afro'd and slightly useless god he can summon by chanting 'Dear God, dear God, tinkle-tinkle hoy!'



* CerebusSyndrome: The beginning of the manga has a lot of quirky humor, a faint sense of childike wonder, optimism, and innonence. However, as the story goes on, the darker aspects of the story come in full force and the story becomes increasingly oppressive and depressing, with a lot of the earlier surrealism vanishing.

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* CerebusSyndrome: The beginning of the manga has a lot of quirky humor, a faint sense of childike child-like wonder, optimism, and innonence.innocence. However, as the story goes on, the darker aspects of the story come in full force and the story becomes increasingly oppressive and depressing, with a lot of the earlier surrealism vanishing.
16th Feb '16 9:49:12 PM wehrmacht
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* HumansAreBastards/HumansAreFlawed: The series has a pretty complicated take on this. Most of the characters are noticeably flawed in many ways, frequently engaging in acts of pettiness or downright cruelty and depravity to the point where it'd be easy to write off most of them as terrible people. However the manga also goes out of its way to show that many of these same people are this way because of their circumstances, and that they are capable of moments of profound kindness and empathy, which makes it hard to write them purely as one or the other.

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* HumansAreBastards/HumansAreFlawed: The series has a pretty complicated take on this. Most of the characters are noticeably flawed in many ways, frequently engaging in acts of pettiness or downright cruelty and depravity to the point where it'd be easy to write off most of them as terrible people. However the manga also goes out of its way to show that many of these same people are this way because of their circumstances, and that they are capable of moments of profound kindness and empathy, which makes it hard to write them off purely as one good or the other.bad.
16th Feb '16 5:20:15 PM WillyFourEyes
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The series ended publication in Japan at thirteen volumes. The series is licensed in Italy and France where other works by Asano were published. As of July 2015, VIZ Media has licensed the series in English to be released at an unknown later date.

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The series ended publication in Japan at thirteen volumes. The series is licensed in Italy and France where other works by Asano were published. As of July 2015, VIZ Media Creator/VIZMedia has licensed the series in English to be released at an unknown later date.
in March 2016.
17th Jan '16 4:42:41 PM cheniffer
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* QuestionableConsent: Punpun and Aiko's first time together -- Punpun practically coerces Aiko into having sex with him, the atmosphere is devoid of any positivity, the sex itself is rough and Aiko never displays any pleasure throughout it, and Punpun doesn't exercise any restraint, leaving Aiko a sore, bleeding mess by the end.
28th Dec '15 12:59:45 PM wehrmacht
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* CerebusSyndrome: The beginning of the manga has a lot of quirky humor and a hint of childish innocence and optimism, but later the darker aspects of the story come in full force and the manga becomes increasingly oppressive and depressing, with a lot of the earlier surrealism vanishing.

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* CerebusSyndrome: The beginning of the manga has a lot of quirky humor and humor, a hint faint sense of childish innocence and childike wonder, optimism, but later and innonence. However, as the story goes on, the darker aspects of the story come in full force and the manga story becomes increasingly oppressive and depressing, with a lot of the earlier surrealism vanishing.
23rd Sep '15 12:52:21 PM wehrmacht
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* DiabolusExMachina: Several of the twists in volumes 12 and 13 pertaining to Punpun and Aiko feel like cheap twists purely made for drama and angst, mostly due to the [[ContrivedCoincidence contrived]] nature of said twists.
23rd Sep '15 12:50:40 PM wehrmacht
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23rd Sep '15 12:47:38 PM wehrmacht
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22nd Sep '15 11:18:51 PM Beeoi
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* YankTheDogsChain: Happens to Punpun and Aiko frequently, especially in the later volumes, [[spoiler:when they're on the run after Punpun murdered Aiko's mom]]. The example that stands out the most would have to be [[spoiler:the unfortunate radio transmission]] in chapter 134, [[spoiler:reporting the discovery of Aiko's mom's body, and the search starting up to find Aiko]], right after [[spoiler:Punpun and Aiko finally find a job and a place to live]].

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* YankTheDogsChain: Happens to Punpun and Aiko frequently, especially in the later volumes, [[spoiler:when they're on the run after Punpun murdered Aiko's mom]]. The example Example that stands out the most would have to be [[spoiler:the unfortunate radio transmission]] in chapter 134, [[spoiler:reporting the discovery of Aiko's mom's body, and the search starting up to find Aiko]], right after [[spoiler:Punpun and Aiko finally find a job and a place to live]].
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