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I actually know little to nothing about manga, other than having read Ito s Uzumaki and a few issues of Akira back in the day But just over a year ago I came across an online article proclaiming Inio Asano s Nijigahara Holograph one of the ten best graphic novels of 2014, comparing the sinister, dreamlike atmosphere to a David Lynch film So of course I immediately bought and read it, and was totally enveloped the entire time It wasn t just one of the best graphic novels I d ever read, it was I actually know little to nothing about manga, other than having read Ito s Uzumaki and a few issues of Akira back in the day But just over a year ago I came across an online article proclaiming Inio Asano s Nijigahara Holograph one of the ten best graphic novels of 2014, comparing the sinister, dreamlike atmosphere to a David Lynch film So of course I immediately bought and read it, and was totally enveloped the entire time It wasn t just one of the best graphic novels I d ever read, it was one of the best and most powerful pieces of storytelling I d ever experienced, in any medium I immediately snatched up everything else by Asano that was available in English which wasn t much , and while I enjoyed them, mostly they were normal slice of life, love and heartbreak type stuff Which is fine, but I really missed the weirdness of Nijigahara Punpun seemed right up my alley, a mixture of slice of life and the bizarre, but it was still only available in Japanese After searching for any online, fan made translations to no avail, then briefly considering learning Japanese, I decided to wait til it was made available in English.Now that it s here, I can say it was definitely worth the wait The artwork is absolutely stunning, and while the story didn t grab me quite as much as Nijigahara, it was still pretty damn absorbing, and this is only the very beginning of an epic story spanning several years, tracing Punpun s life from an adolescent to an adult This first volume follows Punpun s years in grade school or the Japanese equivalent of it , dealing with his parents divorce, succumbing to things like peer pressure and love, and dreaming of one day colonizing distant planets as he thinks this will impress the new girl in town, whom he loves He sees himself as an outsider, not really belonging anywhere, which I suppose is why he s drawn like a cartoonish bird while everyone and everything else islifelike But it s not just a coming of age story, as there are Murakami esque moments where unreality and reality collide, such as when Punpun repeats a simple chant that his hip, slacker uncle taught him for when he needs God to show up and help I won t tell you what God is like, but it s pretty hilarious and tripped out We also see that one of his buddies has an entirely different God that appears for him And Punpun s thoughts and daydreams are pretty hallucinogenic as well.Most importantly, Asano is a master at depicting the joys and triumphs, as well as the anxieties and tragedies, of growing up He is able to make the simplest, most everyday accomplishments seem like a massive feat, which is of course true when you re 9 or 10, and it was true for me while reading The weirdness that creeps in occasionally doesn t feel out of place at all in this otherwise pretty realistic sometimes gut wrenchingly realistic story It s a near perfect marriage of boy meets world type stories and otherworldly strangeness, and I m already counting down the days until volume 2 becomes available.Recommended to pretty much everybody who s looking for a moving, first class coming of age story As long as you don t mind a side of straight up weird to go along with it.4.5 Stars,or Aww, it is tough being a dumb little confused kid in a complicated world Inio Asano made me not only read about but actually appreciate the internal lives of average grade school kids That is real talent there. Happiness describes moments, and it s never permanentThis manga has officially ruined and saved my life is what I told my friend years ago when I finished Goodnight Punpun I don t think I ll be able to properly convey my feelings for this story in a review today I can write an entire essay, but it won t be enough for me to describe how this manga changed the little fourteen year old me, and how close I keep it to my heart even now Goodnight Punpun centres around Punpun, an idealist andHappiness describes moments, and it s never permanentThis manga has officially ruined and saved my life is what I told my friend years ago when I finished Goodnight Punpun I don t think I ll be able to properly convey my feelings for this story in a review today I can write an entire essay, but it won t be enough for me to describe how this manga changed the little fourteen year old me, and how close I keep it to my heart even now Goodnight Punpun centres around Punpun, an idealist and a hopeless romantic depicted as a little caricatured bird throughout the most of the series The tale follows his life and the people around him, his transition into adulthood and his love life On the surface, it sounds like a cute, simple coming of age story, but so much unfolds in these pages I no longer see it in such way This manga was crafted to be difficult to comprehend, there are themes in this story that make it so deliciously bizarre Without a doubt, this is one of the most enthralling manga series I ve read I ve seen stories that attempt to capture the hardships and struggles of life, but Asano goes far beyond that in Goodnight Punpun It s not a story that ll appeal to everyone, the idea of it is abstract and peculiar to some people, but I know others, including myself, were absolutely astonished by this manga It is impactful, heartbreaking, beautiful, and it will shape you as a person, as it did with me Of course, the delivery of the story wouldn t have been as effective if it weren t for Asano s art style Everything in Goodnight Punpun is beautifully drawn, I remember flipping through the pages and marvelling at how impossibly realistic the characters and the settings looked The illustrations reflect the atmosphere of the manga, it s compelling and mesmerising, and conveys the emotions of the characters well across the panels Inio Asano has some of the most impressive and unique artistic skills I ve seen, in his other works, but shines much brighter in the later volumes of the series This is a manga that made me think, but most importantly, it made the my cold, empty heart feel Yes, it made me ponder about adolescence, about youth, it made me think about identity and the complexity of people, but it made me feel so intensely for the protagonist and the characters surrounding him I was frustrated with Punpun His decisions and choices in life are unethical, and utterly terrible at times, but there were moments I understood these flaws made him so very pitiful, and so very human A poignant reminder that I, along with everyone else in the world, could be exactly like Punpun at our lowest point in life Goodnight Punpun is a masterpiece I highly recommend this manga to everyone, unless you suffer from severe depression, because this story isn t the happiest one out there view spoiler It does involve vivid depictions of suicide, abuse, rape, etc It s not for the faint hearted readers hide spoiler It s a solid 5 5 for me I ll just end it here with another favourite quote of mine in the seriesIf we see shooting stars, what would you wish for, Punpun Wishing upon shooting stars doesn t make them come true Right, but what if What would you wish if they did I d wish for shooting stars to disappear forever This is the first big omnibus collection of Asano s tale of a little chicken like creature, Punpun, his dysfunctional family, friends, and his crush on a girl This is basically a coming of age story and the tone of it is much like his also accomplished Solanin, somewhat subdued, but with fantasy magical realism thrown in It s funny and sweet, for the most part I might have liked ithad I not had Asano s amazing and much darker Nijigahara Holograph to compare it to, but this guy can draw This is the first big omnibus collection of Asano s tale of a little chicken like creature, Punpun, his dysfunctional family, friends, and his crush on a girl This is basically a coming of age story and the tone of it is much like his also accomplished Solanin, somewhat subdued, but with fantasy magical realism thrown in It s funny and sweet, for the most part I might have liked ithad I not had Asano s amazing and much darker Nijigahara Holograph to compare it to, but this guy can draw The art in this one is better than the story, though this one isaccessible anddeliberately coherent considering its younger audience, YA than Nijigahara Holograph Well, this was darkand I loved it Shocking I really didn t know what I was getting myself into with this one other than the fact that two of my best friends have read the entire series and highly recommended it I knew it was going to be dark and quirky and it really lived up to that expectation I m definitely interested in continuing with this series Time for volume 2 Well, this was darkand I loved it Shocking I really didn t know what I was getting myself into with this one other than the fact that two of my best friends have read the entire series and highly recommended it I knew it was going to be dark and quirky and it really lived up to that expectation I m definitely interested in continuing with this series Time for volume 2 Someone commented on my video saying this was accomplished but bizarre and yeah, that s perfect Someone commented on my video saying this was accomplished but bizarre and yeah, that s perfect This waswell it was weird as shit yet I read all 300 pages in one sitting So Punpun is this ghost looking creature His whole family actually looks like these things However, everyone in the world is normal looking humans It s not said if everyone else sees Punpun and his family different but I doubt it since they all act normal around them So this is mostly in Punpun s head, and let me tell youThis is not a kids story despite 90% of it being about kids Kids go through some crazy shi This waswell it was weird as shit yet I read all 300 pages in one sitting So Punpun is this ghost looking creature His whole family actually looks like these things However, everyone in the world is normal looking humans It s not said if everyone else sees Punpun and his family different but I doubt it since they all act normal around them So this is mostly in Punpun s head, and let me tell youThis is not a kids story despite 90% of it being about kids Kids go through some crazy shit After the first chapter ends with someone ending up in the hospital we get to see Punpun s life change by meeting a girl, exploring sex stuff with his buddies, and learning about life problems getting older Good This is a coming in age story wrapped up in some comedy and drama and weirdness and it works for the most part The characters all feel real and different, the pacing is well done and never boring, and the subject matter is important I also thought the designs and art are top notch Bad I think some of the weirdness is TOO much and TOO over the top at times to ruin the atmosphere sadly I also think some of the dialog bubbles sometimes hard to read Overall a interesting look into the life of a young boy and his buddies I can t say this is a classic yet but I m having a feeling if this series keeps up this will be A 4 out of 5 Innovative and bracing and quite well done and not what I look for in a manga Could Pun Pun maybe play some volleyball or try to assassinate some aliens (FREE DOWNLOAD) Ø Goodnight Punpun Omnibus, Vol. 1 ½ Meet Punpun Punyama He s an average kid in an average townHe wants to win a Nobel Prize and save the worldHe wants to go far away with his true loveHe wants to find some pornBut Punpun s life is about to unravel It s been a couple of days, but I m still unsure about this book I was a fan of Inio Asano s Solanin, a story about twenty somethings looking for identity, but did not like Nijigahara Holograph, a work of surreal psychological horror that I never connected to This volume has the trick gimmick mechanic of using a stick figure bird as our protagonist Punpun, while most of the other characters and all of the settings are fairly realistic and at times quite detailed It looks like an application o It s been a couple of days, but I m still unsure about this book I was a fan of Inio Asano s Solanin, a story about twenty somethings looking for identity, but did not like Nijigahara Holograph, a work of surreal psychological horror that I never connected to This volume has the trick gimmick mechanic of using a stick figure bird as our protagonist Punpun, while most of the other characters and all of the settings are fairly realistic and at times quite detailed It looks like an application of the masking effect Scott McCloud describes in Understanding Comics you increase identification with your character because it is so easy to project yourself onto a relatively blank slate And, to an extent, Punpun represents a typical child going to middle school, having a crush on a classmate, and dealing with lousy family dynamics.And yet, that everyman experience is mitigated, first off, because Punpun and his friends represent an exclusively heterosexual male prespective, exemplified by their search for discarded porn Secondly, all of Punpun s relatives his father, mother, and uncle on his mother s side are also depicted as stick figure birds At times, Asano carries out the disturbing spectacle of representing the uncle as a stick figure but with realistic eyes And thirdly, but perhaps most importantly, the other characters and narrative regularly verge into the strange It s tough to see an everyman story when things regularly get psychedelic Some of Asano s surrealism is focused on Punpun s internal life Punpun regularly invokes God through a nonsense prayer and sees a young man with an afro who gives questionable advice There is a dream sequence around the time Punpun starts masturbating with dancing vaginas And many times, it is clear Punpun is retreating into a visually rich mental world in order to avoid the anxiety of his life.But a lot of the surrealism is just out in the open Practically every adult outside of Punpun s family is depicted as insane, from the principal and teacher at his school who play hide and seek to the family lawyer who just goes Yup yup all the time like a large friendly dog And the narrative moves strangely as well, sometimes focusing on regular school life, but detouring for quite some time to a dangerous mission to an abandoned warehouse where dead bodies may have been stored.When the focus is on characterization, I really like the book Asano clearly gets across Punpun s uncertainty as his family breaks apart, and I thought his friends were fascinating to read about But I m not sure what the sweep of the story is besides Punpun s crush, and the surrealistic bits, while expertly carried out, left me groundless