MT Rating: 34.4973 (Rank: 836) |Series Added: 2008-08-03
Artist(s): ASANO Inio
Status in Home Country: Complete - 13 Volumes
Scanslation Status: Complete ( on Manga Traders)
Summary Updated: 2014-01-29| Last File Added: 2014-01-29
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.
In his short career as a manga artist, Inio Asano has tackled various formats and genres: short existential vignettes, twenty-something dramas, mind-bending psycho-horror, with a delicate emotional touch and a willingness to break stodgy storytelling rules. While his body of work is not yet large enough to suffer legitimate accusations of repetition, he nonetheless announced before his latest story that he wanted to make start fresh.
The result of this rebirth is the comedy Goodnight Punpun. Asano's latent, surreal sense of humor, which percolated beneath the surface of his more serious works, is released to its full potential, transforming what is, on the surface, a classic bildungsroman in wild and unpredictable ways. Witness the titular Punpun (pronounced poon-poon), who is depicted as a tiny, caricatured bird in an otherwise normal human setting. The extreme depictions of his overactive imagination are matched at each step by even more bizarre characters.
Asano keeps a careful balance of exaggeration and realism in both theme and presentation; imagine a stage performance of Looney Tunes. The mood of the manga swings between slapstick and nightmarish but never fails to be striking and evocative.
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|Goodnight Punpun v01 c01-12||2008-12-09|
|Goodnight Punpun v02 c13-23||2009-09-12|
|Goodnight Punpun v03 c24-34||2009-09-12|
|Goodnight Punpun v04 c35-46||2009-09-28|
|Goodnight Punpun v05 c47-56||2009-10-04|
|Goodnight Punpun v06 c57-67||2010-07-23|
|Goodnight Punpun v07 c68-78||2011-04-04|
|Goodnight Punpun v08 c79-89||2011-04-13|
|Goodnight Punpun v09 c90-99||2011-11-28|
|Goodnight Punpun v10 c100-110||2012-05-19|
|Goodnight Punpun v11 c111-121||2012-12-24|
|Goodnight Punpun v12 c122-127 (1 of 2)||2013-08-04|
|Goodnight Punpun v12 c128-134 (2 of 2)||2013-08-04|
|Goodnight Punpun v13 c135-147||2014-01-29|
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