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''Suna-bōzu'' (literally "Sand [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Brat/Squirt]]"), known in English as ''Desert Punk'', is a post-apocalyptic {{Seinen}} manga series written and illustrated by Usune Masatoshi, serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam since 1997. As of 2018 the comic is running and the published chapters have been collected in 20 volumes.

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''Suna-bōzu'' (literally "Sand [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Brat/Squirt]]"), known in English as ''Desert Punk'', is a post-apocalyptic {{Seinen}} manga series written and illustrated by Usune Masatoshi, serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam since 1997. As The manga ended in October of 2018 2020, with the comic is running and the published chapters have been collected in 20 22 volumes.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given the setting of the series the idea of using innocence to deceive is very commonplace. Women, children, starving villagers? All of them more often than not end up being either totally ruthless or manipulative assholes. Even Kanta, our “hero” in the loosest sense of the term makes it clear he is a self-serving, perverted and borderline PSYCHOTIC asshole using the guise of a local legend to his advantage. [[spoiler: By the end of the series Kanta’s facade is completely broken; he becomes a full fledged villain, betraying his own apprentice]].

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given the setting of the series the idea of using innocence to deceive is very commonplace. Women, children, starving villagers? All of them more often than not end up being either totally ruthless or manipulative assholes. Even Kanta, our “hero” in the loosest sense of the term makes it clear he is a self-serving, perverted and borderline PSYCHOTIC asshole using the guise of a local legend to his advantage. [[spoiler: By the end of the series Kanta’s facade is completely broken; he becomes a full fledged villain, betraying his own apprentice]].apprentice.]]


* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given the setting of the series the idea of using innocence to deceive is very commonplace. Women, children, starving villagers? All of them more often than not end up being either totally ruthless or manipulative assholes. Even Kanta, our “hero” in the loosest sense of the term makes it clear he is a self-serving, perverted and borderline PSYCHOTIC asshole using the guise of a local legend to his advantage. [[Spoiler: By the end of the series Kanta’s facade is completely broken; he becomes a full fledged villain, betraying his own apprentice]].

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given the setting of the series the idea of using innocence to deceive is very commonplace. Women, children, starving villagers? All of them more often than not end up being either totally ruthless or manipulative assholes. Even Kanta, our “hero” in the loosest sense of the term makes it clear he is a self-serving, perverted and borderline PSYCHOTIC asshole using the guise of a local legend to his advantage. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: By the end of the series Kanta’s facade is completely broken; he becomes a full fledged villain, betraying his own apprentice]].

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given the setting of the series the idea of using innocence to deceive is very commonplace. Women, children, starving villagers? All of them more often than not end up being either totally ruthless or manipulative assholes. Even Kanta, our “hero” in the loosest sense of the term makes it clear he is a self-serving, perverted and borderline PSYCHOTIC asshole using the guise of a local legend to his advantage. [[Spoiler: By the end of the series Kanta’s facade is completely broken; he becomes a full fledged villain, betraying his own apprentice]].


* AfterTheEnd

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* AfterTheEndAfterTheEnd: A post-apocalyptic Japan that has been reduced into a desert.



** Hulkosis/Hulk Syndrome, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. May or not be caused by radiation poisoning.

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** Hulkosis/Hulk Hulkosis/ComicBook/{{Hulk}} Syndrome, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. May or not be caused by radiation poisoning.



* ShownTheirWork: The author puts in an effort to make the guns in the series accurately depicted. All volumes of Desert Punk feature a section at the end dedicated to showing the various guns used throughout the volume and giving pictures and their specs. The author focuses more on "functional" guns that will continue to work reliably in the desert, as opposed to "powerhouse" guns that may be less reliable in harsh conditions.

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* ShownTheirWork: The author puts in an effort to make the guns in the series accurately depicted. All volumes of Desert Punk ''Desert Punk'' feature a section at the end dedicated to showing the various guns used throughout the volume and giving pictures and their specs. The author focuses more on "functional" guns that will continue to work reliably in the desert, as opposed to "powerhouse" guns that may be less reliable in harsh conditions.


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* DubNameChange: In something of an oddity for the era it was made, the English dub changed several character's names.

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* DubNameChange: In something of an oddity for the era it was made, the English dub changed several character's names.names (besides just translating nicknames).


* UnstoppableRage: Anyone who suffers from "[[TheIncredibleHulk Hulkosis/Hulk Syndrome]]" will turn you into a super-strong giant.

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* UnstoppableRage: Anyone who suffers from "[[TheIncredibleHulk "[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulkosis/Hulk Syndrome]]" will turn you into a super-strong giant.


''Suna-bōzu'' (literally "Sand [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Brat/Squirt]]"), known in English as ''Desert Punk'', is a post-apocalyptic {{Seinen}} manga series written and illustrated by Usune Masatoshi, serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam since 1997. As of 2013 the comic is running and the published chapters have been collected in 14 volumes.

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''Suna-bōzu'' (literally "Sand [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Brat/Squirt]]"), known in English as ''Desert Punk'', is a post-apocalyptic {{Seinen}} manga series written and illustrated by Usune Masatoshi, serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam since 1997. As of 2013 2018 the comic is running and the published chapters have been collected in 14 20 volumes.


''Desert Punk'' is a post-apocalyptic {{Seinen}} manga series written and illustrated by Usune Masatoshi, serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam since 1997. As of 2013 the comic is running and the published chapters have been collected in 14 volumes.

The story takes place after a nuclear holocaust. Japan, like many other countries, has been reduced to a desert, and the surviving humans seek out a meager living in the hot sands. Seventeen-year-old Kanta Mizuno, nicknamed Desert Punk (Sunabōzu) due to his seemingly incredible feats of skill and daring while on the job, scratches out his own living in the desert as a mercenary for the Handyman Guild between his occasional obsession with big boobs and sex, and, later, his training of an apprentice named Kosuna. Despite his flaws, he is highly professional, accomplishing his task no matter the cost.

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''Suna-bōzu'' (literally "Sand [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Brat/Squirt]]"), known in English as ''Desert Punk'' Punk'', is a post-apocalyptic {{Seinen}} manga series written and illustrated by Usune Masatoshi, serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam since 1997. As of 2013 the comic is running and the published chapters have been collected in 14 volumes.

The story takes place after a nuclear holocaust. Japan, like many other countries, has been reduced to a desert, and the surviving humans seek out a meager living in the hot sands. Seventeen-year-old The [[DepravedDwarf diminutive]] 17-year-old Kanta Mizuno, nicknamed Desert Punk (Sunabōzu) Suna-bōzu due to his seemingly incredible feats of skill and daring while on the job, scratches out his own living in the desert as a mercenary for the Handyman Guild between his occasional obsession with big boobs and sex, and, later, his training of an apprentice named Kosuna. Despite his flaws, he is highly professional, accomplishing his task no matter the cost.


* CrapsackWorld: The Great Kanto Desert.

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* CrapsackWorld: The Great Kanto Desert. It's an endless sand desert bathed in scorching heat all the time. Water is so scarce any one who finds a source will be rich (provided the water isn't polluted or poisoned already). Decent people are bullied by numerous bandit gangs, and all the powerful factions still make war against each other for the last scraps of the previous civilization or resources.


** In one episode, Sunabouzu gets shot, and shouts "[[ForrestGump OW! Something bit me!]]"

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** In one episode, Sunabouzu gets shot, and shouts "[[ForrestGump "[[Film/ForrestGump OW! Something bit me!]]"


* DubNameChange:
** In the Japanese version Kosuna is just an alias she takes up after becoming Kanta's apprentice (derived from his alias "Sunabozu"); her real name is Taiko Koizumi. In the English dub, Kosuna is her actual name.

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* DubNameChange:
DubNameChange: In something of an oddity for the era it was made, the English dub changed several character's names.
** In the Japanese version Kosuna is just an alias she takes up after becoming version, Kanta's apprentice is named Taiko Koizumi, and goes by the alias "Kosuna" (derived from his alias "Sunabozu"); her real name is Taiko Koizumi."Sunabozu"). In the English dub, Kosuna is her actual name.



** Fuyuo, Haruo, Koimizu, and Mitsuru also had their names shortened to Fuyo, Haru, Koi, Mitz.

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** Fuyuo, Haruo, Koimizu, and Mitsuru also had their names shortened to Fuyo, Haru, Koi, Mitz.


* BerserkButton: While unphased by a large number of other insults, the gang leader from the first episode starts HulkingOut when [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne he's told his mother... has a fat bellybutton]]. In the dub, they changed the taunt to "your mother's a dirty whore." The result is [[{{Woolseyism}} far more understandable to someone who speaks English]].

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* BerserkButton: While unphased unfazed by a large number of other insults, the gang leader from the first episode starts HulkingOut when [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne he's told his mother... has a fat bellybutton]]. In the dub, they changed the taunt to "your mother's a dirty whore." The result is [[{{Woolseyism}} far more understandable to someone who speaks English]].

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