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IT'S OUT
http://www.batoto.net/read/_/220587/oyasumi-punpun_v13_ch135_by_hox
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Smart guys only
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Won't care until Hox graces us with his translations
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>>101096939
I meant to say the whole volume translated.
I fucked up that whole post.
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>>101096939
But this is Hox translation.
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>>101096984
The whole volume is in fact translated and uploaded, check it
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>>101096568
welp ride's over. time to read it all over again. at least i cant be hurt anymore than i am already by this
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>>101097021

You best not be joking nigger
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Just read it.

This manga started out interesting, but I realized as I read the last chapters that my only thoughts were "what a waste of time".
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>>101096984
The whole volume is translated.
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>>101096939
>ch135_by_hox
>by hox
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Terrible ending
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What the hell?
Did Hox do his normal thread/stream and I missed it?
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>>101097177
normal life is boring. that's kinda the point
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>>101097251
I dont read fiction to be reminded of that
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What the hell was the point of this manga? I can't even remember half the cast because they were so forgettable. Why does the author waste so much ink with pointless black pages everywhere? What a hipster manga.
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>>101097380
well, stick to shonen. i'm not sure what you're expecting from a story that tries to tell a story about growing up in a realistic world.
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Started great, then Punpun became an asshole. This last volume was pretty good though, I liked it.
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>>101097465
The ending was terrible and it has nothing to do with realism
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>>101097481
i blame mama punpun for what punpun became
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>>101097527
why was it terrible or is it just "muh opinions"?
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>>101097596
Of course its an opinion what else would it be?
And stop the muh shit
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With all that time wasted on Punpun, Hox could have done at least 13 more volumes of Sangokushi. Goddamn.
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>>101097680
just trying to distinguish whether you're just a troll or someone who can actually be part of an actual discussion. apparently you're not the latter. opinions are okay, but you should be a bit more specific.
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>>101097596
>>101097842
The real question is - what redeeming values did it have?
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I feel empty but i cant really describe what i'm thinking about now.
Dont get me wrong i love the manga but i feel it kinda empty, got a lot of mix feelings i dont know how to put it out
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This is sort of a fitting ending in my opinion, endless questions without answer, that's life, I guess.
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>>101098081
what questions do you have?
i feel like everything that needed to be answered got answered
everything else is not really important
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>ITS THE CIIIIIRCLEEE OF LIIIIFEEEEEE
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If you disliked the ending, you're objectively dumb.
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>>101098203
The manga was shit.
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>No dump with /a/

fuck
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>>101098203
It's so fucking obvious it's rushed it's ridiculous.
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I liked the childhood punpun had, and when he became a triangle and was searching for Aiko like a retard. But since killing her mother it all went down the drain. This last volume had almost no impact on me.
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One thing is pretty clear: Nanjou is what Asano wants to become after the sex change.
this poses another question: is really punpun a completely fictional story?
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>>101098203
you're objectively dumb. Ending was terrible but it fits Punpuns terrible life by being with worst girl and raising worst kid.
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>>101097889
it really is up to you to support your own statements, if you aren't trolling. but i don't like to get into why i like it because it is slightly spoiler-ish.

none of the following is well thought out as i still need to digest the chapters
when the milky way painting comes up, and the artist admits that she didn't really ever see the milky way originally, we get to the idea of how we mask reality with our own ideals/biases. but it ties into more than that how we see others, ourselves, dreams. pun pun 's life is distorted because of very strong "non real" (what that is is left to interpretation" influences on how he interprets reality. he relied heavily on that distortion to drive him into action, which is why he had to kill "god" and see things more clearly without reliance on "god". the kicker is that despite how heart wrenching his story is, he's just a guy that doesn't stand out as being an actual MC and even his childhood friends don't even remember him. which ties into the whole milky way message where where there is always more, or less to things than it seems.

pun pun is all about the mystery/drama of the everyday that we never see.
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Amnesic Shimizu

This is the worst shit ever.
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>>101098431
I agree i feel it kinda rushed, but not objectively bad , i feel it was more like an artistic desicion. You know the whole deal of the innocence and wonder being lost in an adult world beacuse of growing up and all that jazz.
I think that's why i feel empty and the ending feels the same way, life its not really an adventure where you got your best girl and shit like that, its quick and sometimes flavorless. That's why i think the ending its good but i still dont know what to think about the manga and the character of Ai as a whole(incluiding their realtionship as a whole) maybe im not hipster enough
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>>101098906
won't change his relationship dynamic, since he was a retard since the beginning
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Such a great page. It wasn't in the magazine raws, was it?
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>>101098973
It still was shit, at first I thought he died but amnesia? Really?

Also, this page is so misleading.
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Wait, what was Punpun and Sachi's relationship at the end?
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>>101099147
he left with the rest of the group, what's left is just everything that's not his memories/soul it wasn't misleading at all
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>>101098780
>pun pun is all about the mystery/drama of the everyday that we never see.
I agree completely, but also its about the coming of age and how people change in said circumstances, ranging from a broken heart to cults.
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>>101099239
he's not married to her, but he is "involved" in their lives
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I love how people try to interpret stuff onto something when there is actually nothing. It's like school all over again.
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>>101099278
it's not just about the young people
mama punpun and uncle onodera are just as much a part of the story and emotional torture
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>seeing Punpun's face
IT SHOULDN'T SHOCK ME THAT MUCH
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>>101099435
Of course but they are pictures that we see trough the travel that pun pun has to live trough
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>>101099446
BUT WE ONLY SAW HIS MOUTH AND EYE

FUCK

STILL FUCK
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>>101099267
After I read the entire thing I could understand it. I just was in a sea of suffering for a moment.
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Goodbye Punpun, you did it ;_;
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>>101099446
We didn't see his face, though. We came close, but we only saw his bandaged face.

Oyasumi Punpun ending is pretty crazy for me. Of course, no manga end will ever be as crazy or bizarre to me as Evangelion ending.
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>>101099522
except pun pun wasn't there to see the birth of pun pun 2.0
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>>101099446

When did we see his face?
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God, I so fucking hate that Good vibrations plot
3deep5me
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>>101099585
Good point sir But still i dont know what to think about it
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End of Punpun when?
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>>101099616
This is what he was referring to.
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>>101098557
>>101098431
>>101098258
Objectively dumb idiots here
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>>101099698
they're called trolls, ignore them, please
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>>101099576
>>101099554
>we only saw his bandaged face.
I know, it shouldn't fucking shock me that much!
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Why would you link batoto instead of Hox's blog?
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You're gonna carry that weight.
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>>101099864
after he cut "god" out he will not have the bird head ever again
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I'm surprised that this isn't all over the front page. Punpun ending is a pretty astronomical and mind boggling event.
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>>101100038
He was a little bird at the end again.
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>>101099995
i know you can't tell, but, that's actually a zoom in of his forehead
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>>101100055
Many anons read the ending from the raws and magazines I think.

But I don't know, Hox pages had over 700 votes on the Punpun poll.
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Fuck Punpun. It's a shame that he didn't die.
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>>101100055
Because it ended 3 months ago.
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>>101100144
Never mind, then.
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>>101100100
bird head != bird
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>>101100216
Just what?
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>>101100055
Because someone translated the chapters months ago, also raws were posted and spoilers were here and there.

You also have a bunch of morons who come to /a/ just to ask when instead of checking Hox's blog for official word. You'll see more as they find out, but it does feel like it's going out on a whimper without a live.

It was still quite a ride though. Thanks, Hox.
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man that ending felt empty
>Aiko is dead
>shimizu has amnesia
>nobody remembers punpun or cares if he's around
>he doesn't get a girl
>lives a normal boring life

After all the shit he went through I just wanted to see the poor fucker be happy, sure he was satisfied, but he was just lying to himself.
The manga as a whole was a total mindfuck and it's still too deep for me
>seiki pressing the button
>who punpun was actually talking to on the burning roof
>who god is
>the god of poop
>pegasus
>what punpuns real name is
>his face
>the darumi doll with the missing eye
>the akashik records
>the meteor shower
And in the end it just looks like the circle of shit is just going to repeat itself with a typical boy meets girl scenario. I honestly wish this series had ended with punpun and his gang of friends escaping the burning building, holding hands and enjoying their lives under the milky way. Sure it's sappy but it was the happiest moment in the entire series, everything after that is just depressing.
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What the fuck? Is it that hard to level the pages? This looks like shit, dude.
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>>101100330
I hate how newfags like this one show up when something gets popular.
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>>101100308
What makes you think punpun doesn't get a girl?
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>>101100368
Are you fucking kidding me? I've been reading punpun since it came out. The quality of these pages is fucking shit you giant retard.
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Chuuni girl best girl of Punpun.


>>101100330
Get out then.
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Hey guys, remind me again who's that teacher guy in the last two chapters
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>>101100434
>I've been reading punpun since it came out.
How come you asked that stupid question then?
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>>101100434
>Ive beeen here all week!
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>>101100480
the friend that moved away in elementary school, however he's called
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>>101100412
Pun pun is too much of a bitch to man up and be a father to nanjo's kid, so they're never going to be together, plus she's pretty much babysitting him at this point. And now that aikos dead he's gonna be so filled with regret and hooked on her he'll never feel the same about any girl again.
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>>101100485
What are you fucking TALKING about? Do you know what leveling is? Do you know how scanlation works? Jesus fuck. Fucking idiots, all of you.
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>>101100330
Do you mean black levels? Are you one of those RHS-fags that likes to run a million filters over everything?
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>>101099655
Fucking this. The good vibrations sideplot is boring as fuck.
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>>101100308
>sure he was satisfied, but he was just lying to himself.
i'm not sure that trying to be a millionaire or any high tension situation is what pun pun is looking for. a simple life that doesn't require mental/emotional torture is probably looking good to him
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>>101100480
One of the childhood friends with the glasses. Remember when he moved away and then we saw him at the hospital?
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>>101100480
>Not reading the manga again before reading the ending.
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>>101100518
Harumi, he was punpun's childhood friend that went to the abandoned building with him. Last we saw him, he was talking to punpun's mother
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>>101100532
No. Just one. Black and white leveling. Black should be #000 and white should be #fff.
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>>101100528
Y'know, you're really embarrassing yourself with being a newfag but pretending to be an oldfag.
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>>101100621
Nice counter argument. Don't reply again, mongrel.
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>>101100589
>over 100+ chapters for a dissatisfying ending
no thanks
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>>101100591
>Last we saw him, he was talking to punpun's mother
ohhhh i totally forgot about that
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>>101100649
I don't need any "argument" when you're doing all the work of embarrassing yourself on your own.
All that cursing just makes you look even more butthurt.
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>>101100651
>i knew it was shit before i read it
hipster plz
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>>101100308
>Seki pressing the button
I don't quite remember but wasn't that to do with the dude's mother.
>Who Punpun was talking to
Himself.
>Who God is
This is a tricky one. I'll get back to it.
>The god of poop
I think I finally get this one now. I think the god of poop is almost like a shinigami. It makes a lot of sense considering the circumstances.
>Pegasus
Jesus.
>Punpun's real name
What?
>Daruma doll and the missing eye
I'll get back to it.
>Akashik records
Cult babble.
>Meteor shower
Rain of 'gods'

Who is Afro god? Afro god is the daruma's missing eye I think. The inability to complete one's dreams, despair. (You're supposed to fill in the missing eye and make a wish.) Likewise, the rain of them meant the granting of wishes.

I thought the disjoint Goodbye, followed by Punpun was brilliant. Didn't play into cheap rituals.
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>tfw Oyasumi pun pun finished
>tfw ashita no joe still isnt finished yet
>stuck at a cliffhanger, one of the most iconic manga/animes in history

;___;
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>>101100563
It's not about money or success, had punpun not been a total fuck head he could have easily lead a happy life with nanjo or aiko with them giving him the moral support he needed to make something of himself. Instead he cut off all ties to his family and holed himself in, warping his psyche.
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>>101100651
>>101100707
because everyone wants to get so hyped about reading so long only to be disappointed as hell...
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>>101100525
Naw he's a normalfag now.
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>>101100704
Well I AM butthurt. Why would you ruin a great story like this with not leveling the scans?

Literally every group does that. Only raws get uploaded like this. Fuck you, Hox. I can see the back of the page bleeding through on nearly every page and there's artifacts EVERYWHERE.
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>>101100733
where to buy this shirt, i need something to remind me.
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>>101100601
Well that's just, like, your opinion, man. I fucking hate scanners that do that shit for no reason except "muh blacks".
The only jarring thing about it is Hox used pure black for the typesetting. If he didn't level the scans then he should have gone with a more off black. But who really gives a shit?
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>>101100707
>seriously rereading an entire series as soon as the ending comes
That's like going on a quest, getting to the final dungeon and deciding that you hadn't gotten a good enough experience and restarting from your hometown. It would take an average man at a few days to marathon all this with a busy schedule and he'd have to dodge spoilers in the meantime. To hell with that slay the final boss
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Who was this guy again?
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>>101100821
If you really would've been around since the beginning, you knew he's been doing it like that since forever.
He's doing it all on his own and you greedy fuck are compaling about muh blacks. You sound like a 12-year old, seriously get a grip.
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>>101100935
Read the thread, it was just said.
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>>101100308
>he was just lying to himself.

But isn't that the essence of happiness?
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>>101100935
>Who was Harumin


Dude....
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>>101100770
he tried to make something of himself. leaving was an (unsuccessful) attempt to be more self reliant/get away from emotional torture. i said it before and i'll say it again, mama pun pun is to blame for what transformed pun pun to emo pun pun.
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>>101100935
Roll back to elementary.
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Welp, that was depressing. I was hoping Punpun would get his shit together but it seems like he's still the same from the beginning of the manga.
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>>101100948
>compaling
complaining*
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>>101100772
>...
Don't do that anon.
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>>101100948
So what? Dude, leveling takes 10 seconds. It's clear I'm talking to someone without any knowledge about scanlation, so please just stop trying to pretend you know what you're talking about.

You can't defend this: http://www.batoto.net/read/_/220594/oyasumi-punpun_v13_ch140_by_hox/15

I'm about to throw up.
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>>101100991
He was in the hospital with PunMom as well.
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He always wanted to be killed by Aiko? Does that mean he originally skipped out on her on purpose?
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>>101100935
Time to reread all 13 volumes.
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>>101100728
Punpun's name can't honestly be "punpun", because his father's name was "punpun papa" and his mother went by "punpun mama". He's got to have a legitimate name. He was about to say it in the hospital bed and then of course they cut out to a different panel. Even Harumi in the last chapter says "even now I couldn't remember his name". Punpun's real name is never revealed
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>>101100995
>implying pun pun didn't get his shit together to become a self reliant person
>implying being thrown into the abyss then climbing out to arrive on the surface isn't a huge feat
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>>101100601
No, fuck no.
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Thanks, Hox!
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>>101101167
Wasn't it just Punyama Onodera?
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>>101100989
>he never talked to his father again
>never spoke to his uncle again
>and wasn't even by his mothers side even in death
She may have been a bitch, but seriously there has to be a line drawn somewhere. He could have at least been a little cooler to his dad, in the end he didn't do anything wrong. I can understand not liking yuruichi, because his girl raped him.
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What's the whole deal with Pegasus and good vibrations?
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>>101100807
>finding the girl you love dead from suicide
>having no family to talk to
>killing someone
>going on the lamb for half a month
>cutting your eye out

>making you a normalfag
No chance, he's still mentally unstable, he just didn't show it.
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>>101101425
He was literally Jesus.
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>>101101328
hard to say what happened with punpun papa. it is obvious that mama wrote his letters but we don't know if he ever seriously tried to reach out to him prior to the death
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>>101101425
Wasted pages.
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>>101101062
>I'm talking to someone without any knowledge about scanlation
Talking out of your ass on /a/ makes you look like a retard, y'know?
Even if leveling could be done with 2, 3 clicks, why would he bother wasting his time on something he doesn't care about and most people don't care about either?
Instead of bitching about it like a little kid, you could just go ahead and do it yourself or just plain shut up.
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>>101101323
Onodera was his mother's maiden name and Punyama was his fathers last name. That's why he was called Onodera after his parent's divorce, she literally made him change his last name to disassociate himself form his father.
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>>101101323
>Punyama
That was his father's surname, wasn't it?
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>>101100308
>seiki pressing the button
Seiki was hired by fluffy bro to turn on and off his mothers tv after he's gone
>who punpun was actually talking to on the burning roof
Himself
>who god is
Punpun himself, his lurking madness. It's a sort of symbolic shit that shows how everyone can snap at some point and we latch onto something to blame on.
>the god of poop
Sort of death omen that Shimizu keeps seeing after he snapped when his mother died.
>pegasus
He is.. a lot of things to be honest. Embodiment of happiness, understanding, messiah figure stuff like that.
>what punpuns real name is
Doesn't matter. Thats the trick.
>his face
Same as the above.
>the darumi doll with the missing eye
Embodiment of Punpun latching onto his past (aiko) and how it turned him insane (dark spot, "god")
>the akashik records
Turning point in the story when proper happiness is not achieved but it's at least balanced and livable (referring to pegasus monologs, punpuns inner last monologue and events in two last chapters.)
>the meteor shower
See above.

Also i wonder is midoris child pun puns or we cant be sure coz uncle is also a bird thing.
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>>101101478
What? I know he kind of parallels Jesus with his 12 students and all, but everything he said just seemed nonsensical to me. What did he mean by good vibrations and dark spot?
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>>101101062
What's it supposed to look like?
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So the two kids who had more issues, Aiko and Shimizu, are the ones who get the worst fate.
Not that I wanted a happy ending, but fuck you too Asano.

>>101101113
Of course not, but the guilt of breaking that first promise is what made him start to hate himself, and he always linked all his problems to that root.
But looking back on the last few volumes, a lot of the times he got agressive with her can be seen as him trying to spite her so she hurts him.
And she does, twice.
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>>101100968
That's depressing
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>>101101458
He will always have problems. But his stability grows as his memories of Aiko fades. And the other woman will never leave him.
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>>101100968
CRAAAAAAWWWLIIINNN IN MYY SKIIIIIIIINNNNNNN
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>>101101633
>>pegasus
>He is.. a lot of things to be honest. Embodiment of happiness, understanding, messiah figure stuff like that.
Why did they all kill themselves then?
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What the fuck happened with me, /a/?
When I got to that page the tears started to roll down my cheeks and I started to sob.
I fucking sobbed. It's been years since I've sobbed because I was crying.
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>>101101853
got you right in the feels
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>>101101638
All he wanted to do was to make the world a better place. He didn't mind sacrificing himself. The dark spot is merely a synonym for the evil in the world, that we each hold onto.

>>101101613
That makes more sense. God it's been a long time reading this.
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>>101101805
But annon, some people function that way.
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>the darumi doll with the missing eye
"The eyes of Daruma are often blank when sold. Monte A. Greer, author of Daruma Eyes, described the "oversized symmetrical round blank white eyes" as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks and motivate them to work to the finish. The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it. In this way, every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the goal."
Since the eye is lost punpun will never fulfill his dreams.
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>>101101853
We got to see pun pun get a decent end. We all thought it was going ot be a suicide end.
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>>101102038
Wrong. A bunch of extra eyes rained down in the meteor shower. That's exactly why Punpun has some semblance of happiness.
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>>101101963
How did he think killing himself and his students would change anything?
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>>101101853
Me too. I've never gotten close to crying with an anime, so I wasn't expecting it from a manga, but I went down like a bitch at this part, especially with Punpun going full denial.
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>>101101978
all people function that way. if you didn't, you'd be concerned about things beyond your power and be miserable because some relative/old friend/puppy/polar bear/african gots nothing to eat. it is easier to believe that there is nothing more than whats around you.
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>>101101826
What he symbolized was one thing, the fact that he was fucking insane was another.
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>>101102109
Because it did exactly that if you didn't notice.
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Why is punpun and his family drawn as birds, and not something else?
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I really don't know how to feel about this ending.
I know it's not a "happy" ending persay or a bad one.
Punpun's still F'd up and will probably always be, but I'm happy that he's with friends.
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>>101102181
Asano already put it in there with Sachi. It has no real meaning.
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>>101102181
they're bird brains
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>>101101853
Man, and I was thinking on a suicide end. That page was beautiful.
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I think it was a good ending, Punpun has always been about showing a realistic (mostly) fucked up life and how people deal with it, and this is a fitting end. Not a bang, but a "meh".
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Did anyone laugh hard at this?
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>>101096568
Didn't that girl kill herself? Or is this someone else?
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>>101102377
It's read the fucking manga.
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>>101102289
>>101101952
>>101102101
>>101102112
I mean, the pages leading up to that, and the pages after it were so damn good. You really didn't words to convey shit at that moment. Asano Inio is a fucking genius.
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So what was the point with Pegasus?
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>>101102335
Agreed. It's fittingly unfulfilling. Asano made a point that it was all pissing in the wind with it looping back to the beginning. All this repeats forever. That was the major point I thought.
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>>101102460

Asano Inio is not a genius. He is a crazy tranny.
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>>101102168
I didn't notice. From what I'm getting from this thread, he was somehow the cause of the meteor shower?
Also, what is the thing in the barrel supposed to be?
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>>101102507
To duel with the dark spot in a game of Pop-Up Pirate!
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>>101102513
>crazy tranny
Doesn't make him any less of a genius.
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>>101102564
So what does the big lips duck creature symbolize?
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Man, Sachi is the fucking best. That woman is a Saint.
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>>101102564
See >>101102342

It was a game. The afro god lost. Thus, the meteor shower and what I come to understand as daruma eyes and wishes.
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>>101102614
Black people
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>>101102230
OH that makes sense in that it doesnt now
mmmmmm
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>>101102642
Thanks for the clarification anon
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Does anyone know if Asano is gonna start with any new manga?
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Man, Punpun got off easy, I though he's gotta be charged with murder of both Aiko and her mom since there's no evidence he didn't do it.

>>101102628
>there will never be a Sachi in your life
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>>101102758
A tranny one I believe.
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I felt like Harumi was gonna pull a Patrick Bateman and start killing people.
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>>101102758

Hopefully, I love her art style.
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>>101102642
What about the times when it showed up before? It would usually be standing in the middle of a regular city scene.
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>>101102787
I'm still not sure if that page was serious or not. Fuck.
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>>101102815
Xer, chech your privilege.
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>>101102815
>her
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>>101102871

Don't be retarded.
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>>101102564
The meteor shower was Punpunia blowing up into pieces, connecting the surreal side of the story with reality. I guess.

>>101102758
Already did a month ago.
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>>101102830
Who did? Afro-god?
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So who did Punpun see when the rooftop was on fire?
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>>101102974
The duck thing
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what was wrong with the both of them? Did she actually love pun pun or did she become some mid fucked victim of his abusive relationship and kill her self as a result?

he shouldve just taken her to the hospital and went to jail
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>>101102914
What's the name in romanji? and what is it about, is someone translating it?
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>>101102998
I think it was just a mascot. No real meaning to it.
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>>101102914
Is it really about trannies? I kinda want a new serious manga about that since Hourou Musuko ended
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i want to read it all again now the hox scanlation is out but it will just make me too depressed again. fuck.
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>>101103015
She killed herself BECAUSE PunPun said to her that he'd take all the blame, so that nothing would happen to her.
She didn't want Punpun to git fkd, so she killed herself, as that was the only way he wouldn't take all the blame.
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>>101103074
Same here, Hourou Musuko kinda sucked after a while though, all the love triangles and shit.
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>>101103015
Both.

>>101103092
I'm not ready either.
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>>101102914
>Already did a month ago.

Oh Jesus, oh Jesus.
Where are the scans?
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>>101103059
>>101103074
From the cover, the title is Kinoko takenoko. No idea what's it about. I just know it's monthly.
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>>101103111

i see. cant believe i missed that. was pun pun really considering killing her in the woods before that or was it a misunderstanding? i cant tell when pun pun is sincere instead of crazy
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>>101103111
I'm sure she was nearly at her death anyways. She was honestly pretty fucked at that point.
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>>101103145
Thanks, there doesn't seem to be any English information about it ;_;
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>>101103015
I have no clue. Only thing I can conclude is that Aiko is no where as mentally sick as Punpun is and being with him fucked her up.
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>>101103198
> was pun pun really considering killing her in the woods before that or was it a misunderstanding?
Misunderstanding. Or maybe PunPun was testing her, to see if she'd get scared and stop trusting him, as he even put it that way
>If you can't believe in me, then just what can you go believing in?
Hell, he was pretty fucked up at that time, but I don't think he'd try to kill her.
>>101103237
Agreed, but they were just about to go to a hospital/police station.
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>>101103015
Because she was already feeling guilty as fuck for dragging punpun into that whole mess, and him saying he'd take all the blame made it much worse.

>>101103198
I doubt he ever intended to kill her, even at beach, especially since we now know all he wanted was for her to do it to him, so all the more reason to scare her and force her to take action.
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Oh huh, I just realised the fact that god being in Punpun's eye only serves to reinforce the fact that Afro god was in fact the missing eye.
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Old news OP.
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So uh the fuck happened to Aiko? Did those middle school kids just steal her corpse?

Also I want this
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>>101103518

They called 911. That's why punpun saw the ambulance shortly after he left.
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>>101103518
They stole the corpse and fucked it endlessly,
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>>101103510
>reading that terrible scanlation that came months ago

N-no, thank you.
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>>101103518
They found out that she's dead and called the police. Middle school kids aren't as dumb as you think
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Fuck, now I'm feel empty and don't want to do anything.
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>>101103518
I'm assuming they realized she wasn't sleeping and was, in fact, dead, and called the ambulance/police. But there was no sign of either when Punpun got back so maybe they did.
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>>101103518
Little kids were not as delusional as Punpun and realized Aiko was dead. They called 911.
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>>101103518
They probably called the police and went back home.

Punpun was in a sense, warning them. He didn't need to get his bag, he was in a sense turning himself in.
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So where is Hox at anyways?

>>101103633
Punpun could have. In fact, he was next to the booth at that point.
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>>101103278
>tfw no punpun merchandise
I really want the punpun keychain or a punpun tee.
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>>101103671
He released it in the morning on his page. Why?
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So is Punpun's Uncle's kid going to be Punpun 2.0 and have this story of repetition all over again?
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>>101103753
Another game for afro god.
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>>101103739
In my trip to the moon i got that tee whit the manga
I dont use it a lot tough
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>>101103753
Yes.

Also, Yuichi is a faggot.
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>>101103739
You would put stuff inside Aiko, would you?
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>>101103743
Well I mean he could be posting on /a/. He'll be round eventually I suppose.
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Just finished punpun and NHK today. Why must all these stories feel like pic related, it's like I get it, but then not really.
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>>101096568
Ruined my day. I'm not ready yet.

No, seriously. I have things to do right now, but I really wish I could read it. Sadly, I've also been spoiled already. It could've been such a great Christmas if that other shit translator hadn't translated the pages or it was originally released per volume.
I had even prepared some Punpun images I prepared for back then.

Have fun, guys. I can't take this ride with you.
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>>101103818
Try saying his name three times in a mirror. He's bound to appear.
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>>101100995
he is still not happy
he is still the same as he was when he first became an adult
the difference is that now he knows not to try to change because if he does then he will fuck up again
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Does anyone have video's of Asano drawing? I really want to know how he gets these perfect lightning and shadows.
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>>101103923

I miss darks.
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>>101103815
>wouldn't
Missed a few letters there.
All merchandise has either Punpun, Aiko or god, I don't think other characters have anything.
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Punpun by no means deserved good end, but got it anyway. Seeing him turn his trainwreck of a life around for a least a bit is nice to see. BUT HOLY SHIT I'M SO PISSED THAT BITCH DIDN'T TELL HIM THAT IT IS HIS KID ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.
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Sorry if it's already been asked and answered but why didn't he go to jail? He did help Aiko to kill her mother after all. Hell, even if she killed herself, it wouldn't be too surprising if they concluded he killed Aiko too.
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>>101100303
>going out on a whimper
Honestly the ending itself seems a bit like that. Nothing grandiose. Almost entirely within expectation. I got the answers I was finally looking for and Punpun is just living. Nothing spectacular. Wishes for less complications. But it's because of objectives and expectations that he can't just go away and that's fine. He's just going and there's really not much more than that.
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>>101104285
They don't have evidence I guess.
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>>101104264
>BUT HOLY SHIT I'M SO PISSED THAT BITCH DIDN'T TELL HIM THAT IT IS HIS KID ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.
Sachi or Midori? If you're talking about Sachi she clearly stated it wasn't his, if it's Midori you're fucking retarded because they fucked like 5 years ago.
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>>101103997
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqy3E866txA
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>>101104285
He did go to jail
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>>101104363
>she clearly stated it wasn't his

Read between the lines, it is his.
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>>101104363
So who is the father?
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>>101104420
read between the pixel in the lines dumbass
its the poopgods kid
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>>101104393

Did he?
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>>101102112
he supposed to be fucking her corpse in the last panel there?
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>>101104363
I haven't re-read it so I could be HORRIBLY wrong, but I thought Sachi's kid was Punpun's. Punpun himself says in the last few chapters that Sachi's kid keeps treating Punpun as her father.
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>>101104487

No, he's taking her down from the noose.
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>>101104285
He was on probation
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>>101104420
There's nothing to read. That one time they had sex was before a one year long timeskip, and we even know her ex forgot his keys at her appartment.
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>>101104473
>>101104285
He mentions that his probation ended...
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>>101104487
That entire part in my head went: Necrophilia Necrophilia Necrophilia Necrophilia Necrophilia Necrophilia Necrophilia Necrophilia
I'm rather glad it didn't happen.
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>>101104569
What a slut
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>>101104579
>>101104557

>Probation in criminal law is a period of supervision over an offender, ordered by a court instead of serving time in prison.

>instead of serving time in prison
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>>101104548
Sachi's kid is her exhusband's. She fucked him when punpun went full emo after their manga got rejected. Kid treats him as a father yes, but pun pun is not the biological father.
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>>101104669
A lot of people are on probation after being in prison.
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>>101104391
Thanks, it's a shame they don't show any of the shading though.
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>>101103753

thats..pun pun's kid isn't it?

from when he had sex with her.
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>>101104555
>>101104580
oh. I read the first 40 or so chapters of punpun a while ago, and decided that I didn't want to read anymore unless I could be sure there would be something worthwhile at the end.

I've seen that image posted around a bit, and I always assumed that he had sunk so low that he was fucking a hanging corpse, and decided that I didn't want any part of it.

in that case, maybe I'll give this thing a shot.
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>>101104748
Yes, she was pregnant for 5-6 years you fucking genius.
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Is that little girl punpun's daughter?
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>>101104757
>I've seen that image posted around a bit, and I always assumed that he had sunk so low that he was fucking a hanging corpse, and decided that I didn't want any part of it.
Even for punpun that is a bit too far.
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>>101104739
But Punpun doesn't precise if he spent time in jail.
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>>101104748
They fucked when pupun was 16. Yuichi probably freaked out coz he's a paranoid bitch not coz that's punpuns kid. But we will never know >:)
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>>101104739
Except that if he actually served the term for killing two people, by the time he got out he'd be at least in his fifties.
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>>101104813
Read this anon >>101104697
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So what are everyone's current statuses at the end of this manga.
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>>101105009

He wasn't talking about Sachi's kid.
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>>101100525
>he's gonna be so filled with regret and hooked on her he'll never feel the same about any girl again.

Did you miss the part where he's already mostly forgotten about her?
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>>101104819
this >>101104697
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>>101105120
Ah, I see now.
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Am i srsly the only one bummed out coz Harumi didn't end up with the girl with scarred face? (His foult btw)
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Fuck off Shimizu, go die in a fire.
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>>101105317
Try to stop typing like a retard.
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>>101105093
Nice fanfic.
Not being confident about how her voice sounded sure means he completely forgot, especially since he clearly says he'll continue having those yearly ''conversations'' for the rest of his life, and considers it his duty.
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>>101105317
>Am i the only one

Fuck off, contrarian.
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>>101104866
No, but it doesn't mean he didn't either.

>>101104977
I would guess that the most he could possibly get charged with would be something like helping a criminal. I doubt he would ever be charged for murder. Who knows if Aiko left a note or anything before her death.
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>>101100821
>expecting actual good cleans from Hox

Shit man, did you not read any of the earlier scans? I don't think there's a single manga I've ever done that a proper cleaner would consider acceptable.
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>>101105486
THE MAN HAS ARRIVED.

Honestly, I swear you put more effort into Punpun than some of the others. That grey streak down the side sometimes kills my autism.
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>>101105486
It's cool, man. It's better than having no scans at all, that guy is a fucking prick. Thanks for the translation.
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>>101105486
Cheers good sir.
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>>101105486
Hey can you explain what Punpun's current state of affairs are?
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>>101105486
it beats nothing at all Hox. Some people don't spit at a free gift like they deserve better.
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>>101105486
THANK YOU!
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>>101105486
Thank you Hox fuck that faggot complaining.
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>>101105397
Uhh, no, the other anon is right. In fact, Punpun says he's sorry for lying on this page, because while he promised he would "never forget her," he's ashamed that it's only been a year and he's already starting to forget her. It's only going to get worse as the years go by, and he can hardly distinguish the real Aiko from the Aiko in his glorified memories.
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>>101105486
Hey Hox fix this
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>>101105707
Also, what was with Ono-T?
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>>101105807
That's the nickname some of his old school friends had for him. I only just realized that I had previously translated it to Ono-D, so I should've been consistent in that regards. Oh well.
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How underwhelming.
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Why did aiko die? I want to start reading punpun but I'm scared I can't handle the sadness.
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>>101105707
At least give me the page number.
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>>101105486
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>>101105968
257
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>>101105910
Yeah, I remember it being Ono-D which is why I asked.
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>>101105963
Lack of will/ purpose to live I think.
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>>101105968
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>>101106048
Thanks
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>>101105486
You're a god Hox
Keep up the good work.
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>>101105989
In case you're wondering, in Japanese, it's literally Onotty.
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>>101106159
Hox, my english is basic, but page 268 has "ustinct". Is that a play on words or an error?
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>>101105910
hox, are you gonna translate Asano's new one-shot?
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>>101105679
I just saw that as him apologizing for the other times he lied to her, he even says he intends to keep remembering her until he dies, because it's the only duty she left him.
Of course with time he'll forget some stuff but that's not quite what the other guy was saying.

Also, what's up with these pages?
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Oh, come on, FUCK, I don't want to keep reading.
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>>101106219

It's kids being stupid and not being able to pronounce a word correctly.
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>>101102511
>Asano made a point that it was all pissing in the wind with it looping back to the beginning. All this repeats forever. That was the major point I thought.

I took it the opposite way - that it's not a loop. There was no destiny loop involved, and that school stuff is actually just like we thought it was back in volume 1: stuff that happens all the time that only fucks people up if they obsess over it forever.
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I don't know what to do or feel anymore.
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>>101106219
Go read the first volume again.
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>>101106234
Zooming in on Punpun's forehead.
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>>101106234
3deep5me
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>>101106234
I don't want to be that guy but... You're reading it wrong then.
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>>101106234
every other chapter ends with 2 illustrations of punpun chilling, this timw he just made them completely white, just like the cover.
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Did Punpun win da Sachi?
Or am I misinterpreting something
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>>101106425
No, you got it the other way around. Sachi won da Punpun.
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>>101106515
Ah, of course.
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>>101106270
Seriously, pan up to sky and you didn't see it coming? Even before that it was obvious, without questionable spoilers.
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Punpun tortures Aiko and gets off scott free. I wanted him dead.
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>>101106390
Then did he really have to keep that rectangle there? Looks like something is missing, which would be the point, I guess. 2artsy4me
But really, it looks stupid.
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>>101098916
That's the thing i like about Punpun and the Inio Asano's works when he doesn't go full sick human relationships
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>>101105486
Thanks for the great work
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>>101106626
Still a better mc then that twat from Kimi no iru machi
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>>101104285
>Sorry if it's already been asked and answered but why didn't he go to jail?

He did. But since his probation was already over in under a year, I assumed it was for helping Aiko dump the body and run.

>>101104285
>it wouldn't be too surprising if they concluded he killed Aiko too.
No sign of struggle on either body, just older wounds that entirely fit with the story of them killing Aiko's mom in self defense.
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>>101106275
Extremely similar interpretations, although different mindset I think. I would scale it more to futility and that it's inevitable for someone to fuck up and obsess over it. The point remains valid, but it's not such an easy lesson to learn.
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>>101106822
That's one thing I don't get, why are the police in Punpun suddenly reasonable and realistic? Thought every adult or symbol of authority in this series was supposed to be worst-case-scenario. Remember the old guy experience with the cops?
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>>101105963
Because punpun was about to get the worst end possible and her best girl sixth sense activated.
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>>101106997
>Thought every adult or symbol of authority in this series was supposed to be worst-case-scenario.
Honestly, I think this is just wrong. In v12 you see how no one thinks Punpun is as much of a piece of shit as he thinks he is himself.

The old guy was just ridiculously unlucky, coupled with the stupid goddamn woman and the black spot.
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>>101105963
Because childhood friends can never win. It's a law in Japan. Look it up.
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Moral of the story: Don't be a faggot like Pun Pun
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>>101107184
There are too many morals in this story.
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I just finished it and I don't know what to feel nor how to interpret the ending.
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>>101107212
-Don't expect life to be full on dramatic.
-Life is about perspective.
-Never join a cult.

What else guys? C'mon guys, let's fill a list here.
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>>101107340
Pun pun lied
Aiko died.

That's pretty much it.
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>>101107340
No one knows how to feel. To say it was a brilliant ending I feel is pretty wrong. But to say it was a bad ending is also wrong. It just is. It works.

I feel like all my questions were answered.
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>>101107416
Don't be like that faggot of Yuichi.
Don't over analyze every step you made in life if then you'll murder someone without a simple alibi.
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>>101107416
You reap what you saw
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>>101107416
If you abuse the best girl until she commits suicide to escape from you, you'll still end up with the 2nd best girl.
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If any of you guys find any more typos, let me know at: hoxtranslations.blogspot.com
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>punpun gets over aiko in one chapter

Rushed
As
fuck
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>>101107159
>Because childhood friends can never win. It's a law in Japan. Look it up.

For breaking the law, Hanazawa has been denied the right to ever voice another girl who wins.
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>>101107416
>-Life is about perspective.
That one's pretty general. It probably covers a billion of them.

There are people out there who care about you more than you think they do.
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>The entire closure revolved about THIS page

DAMN SON
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>>101107416
The moral of the story is never let your kids go to public school.
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I was reading another work by Inio, A Girl by the Sea, and then found that the translation for it was dropped back in 2012. I'm just going to have to read the raws.
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>>101107566
Hox are you still there? How was this spread not included in the tankobon, or did you just forget to add it when translating?
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>>101107837
>>101107673
WAIT

Who's the guy at the left of them?
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why did the Inio had shift the focus on Harumin? nobody cares about that dude
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>>101107673
You know, this scene and image holds a lot more weight now that we know they couldn't actually see the sky.
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>>101107673
>they never actually saw the milky way
That realization hit me harder than anything in this volume
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>>101107891
You mean the badminton kid? Komatsu, he isn't really all that relevant.
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I still wish Punpun had gone to a fucking gym or something and gotten some damn self-respect. His mopey ass got annoying, needs some endorphins.

/fit/ reporting in.
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>>101107837
A lot of the colour pages aren't included for the tankoban versions. I went out of my way to get them for the last volume but I didn't bother to do so for this volume. Maybe Asano intends to release another artbook containing all of them someday.
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>>101107930
what do you mean
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>>101107930
>>101107929

But perhaps they did and it was just the girl hadn't?
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>>101107943
So he doesn't appear later at all? I can't remember him
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>>101107930
Punpun is starting to forget about Aiko. It wouldn't be strange that he forgets about the Milky Way.
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>>101107928
Because he's a reflection of Punpun. Plus, meeting Punpun helps him get some perspective, which is an important part of the manga.

>>101108087
His name's Komatsu. He even shows up in the final volume.
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>>101108077
The idea was that the sky was cloudy, no one could see anything, and that they made up their own "sky".
It was to convey the idea that life was what you make it, because no one really knows.
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>>101108087
He appears at the reunion this volume.
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>>101105486
THANK YOU HOX! You are the best scanslator online, along with thetsuuyaku, who does all of Dowman Sayman's work (Voynich Hotel, etc.).
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Who was this guy
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+ Aiko's death was handled superbly
+ Beautiful art
+ Simple ending that does what it needed to do and nothing more
+ There's never a "punpun unmasked" type scene
- Pacing's kinda iffy
- Pegasus's subplot went full retard

>>101107928

To show an exterior perspective of punpun's life. The point was that Harumin was living his own life with his own problems, and Punpun was living with his. Despite the fact that they had fallen apart since their childhood and couldnt even remember each other's names, they had both moved on and grown up.

The whole plot of punpun is about the trials and tribulations that come with growing up, and the last chapter summarises them perfectly.
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>>101107998
That's a shame. I'll just post 2 color pages that weren't included in your uploads then, in case anyone wants them.

>>101108087
He appears in this volume actually, meeting with Harumi and Seki at the end, but he only really has a meaningful role in the badminton tournament.
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>>101108227
It was punpun.
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>>101108240
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>>101108077
You can't see this much stars in the city, it all was imagination and glorified childhood memories.
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>>101108240
>>101108299
Why is Aiko so fucking beautiful?
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>>101108288
Oh shit, really?
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>>101104285
>it wouldn't be too surprising if they concluded he killed Aiko too.

Their would be bruises an contusions on her neck indicative of hanging, which would go along with his story of her killing herself. He also likely just got an accessory to murder charge and did short time.
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>HUFF HUFF HUFF HUFF

FOR FUCKS SAKE HOX THAT IS NOT A HEAVY BREATHING SOUND EFFECT YOU TWAT, STOP USING IT
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>>101108227
Pun Pun's future self
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>>101108341
I think she represents the past, her beauty is basically a metaphor for nostalgia goggles.
She even says "I'm not the girl you think I am"
Her death can be interpreted as Punpun letting go of the past.
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>>101108341
She just is.

>>101108406
>her beauty is basically a metaphor for nostalgia goggles.
That's stupid. She's attractive and that's all, not everything has a meaning.
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>>101108406
I do love this page how it looks like she changes when he says that he's a liar
>>101105679
It could be a number of things, but her changing because he's letting go of how he remembers her is what I'm feeling about it
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>>101108493
>Oyasumi Punpun
>Not looking for symbolism from MAJOR CHARACTERS during the climax of the story.
You're doing it wrong.
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>>101108563
>Punpun looses his left eye
>Pegasus looses his left eye
>Aiko's left eye is bloodshot
>Seki's left eye is beaten to a bloody pulp
>Shimizu's left eye is covered with blood when the building blows up
WHAT DOES IT MEAN ASANO.
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>>101108756
Daruma's left eye.
The dark spot
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So, Gesumi is best girl, right?
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>>101108756

>I have a left eye
>my dog has a left eye
>my neighbor has a left eye

IT'S A CONSPIRACY
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The thing that's getting the most complaints that warrants some thinking about is the whole cult subplot.

Surely Asano didn't put it in there for absolutely no reason, something as big as that had to have had an important point.

Was Pegasus Punpun's counterpart, a man with a gift for idealisation and insight even greater than Punpun's, who thus could pursue ideals properly and use them to escape the worldly plane with no regrets?
Maybe that's part of it but there must be more to it than that.


Also does it imply that Punpun eventually confessed his life story and this manga adaption was the one that was made as a result?
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>>101108756
>>101108828
THIS

ironicly the captcha for this post is Sect lol
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>>101108858
Anon, I don't want to scare you, but me and my sister both have a left eye.
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>>101108828

Oh snap
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>>101108832
obviously
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>>101108828
>The shooting stars can be seen as granting wishes
>Everything becomes "okay" after it
>"Dark spot" is gone
PEGASUS WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG
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>>101108406

Aiko represents the past, Sachi represents the future.

Aiko is unchanging, Punpun's view of her gets more and more idealised as time goes on. On the surface she appears to be the same person she always was but it quickly becomes apparent she's deeply flawed, and also that punpun knew very little about her. Punpuns attempts to run away with aiko are symbolic of his refusal to accept adulthood. He wants to stay with his idealised childhood friend and lover forever, wallowing in his memories and refusing to accept change.

Sachi on the other hand is presented as a flawed person initially. She tries to life-coach punpun out of a selfish sense of self importance and the empowerment she feels from lording over someone else. It is also repeatedly mentioned that her attractive appearance is a facade, and that she has had a large amount of plastic surgery. Despite all this, it eventually comes about that she is better for punpun than aiko. She is accepting of punpun, she doesnt want them to wallow in each others sadness and weaknesses, she wants to help him move on, without expecting the same in return. In this sense she represents the future; an imperfect vision that cannot hope to compete with the idealised people from punpun's past, and yet punpun has to come to terms with this. He has to accept all of her flaws and his feelings of her inferiority to Aiko, because that is growing up. He realises that he wont find immediate satisfaction with Sachi, but isnt afraid to search for a deeper connection.

Did that make any sense?
I doubt it, im not good with words.
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>>101108884
>Punpun eventually confessed his life story and this manga adaption was the one that was made as a result?
Sachi is Asano!

After trans surgery!
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>>101108923
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>>101108912
>lol
Not here, anon.
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>>101108756
>looses
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>>101108884
>>101108960
>>101108965
Oh shit THIS RIGHT MOTHERFUCKING HERE
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>>101109002
English isn't my first language and I noticed immediately after making that post. S-sorry.
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>>101108960
That reminds me.
the guy who came up to punpun and aiko and asked her a whole shit ton of stuff. The fanboy.
So she actually DID do all the modelling and whatnot?
Shit
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>>101108965

Sachi was a pretty obvious self insert.
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>>101109136
well she did appear on a magazine once
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>>101109136
She didn't, she only did one photoshoot so he confused her with someone else. But that scene felt very unnecessary.
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>>101108960

Good analysis.
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>>101108965
No shit, after she cut her hair she pretty much became Asano's self portrait
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>>101108960
Thanks anon this clears a few things up for me
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>>101108960
That makes a lot of sense
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>This will never be localized
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>10 years in the making
Jesus.
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>>101109415

I'm half tempted to buy the manga in japanese just to have it
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>>101109415
; __ ; there are no more aiko shirts for sale online.
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>>101108960
I think Sachi discovered her own flaw in Punpun: she uses him as a way to have a reason to be stronger, in the same way some single moms that decide to have the baby says "my kid gives me strenght" or "I have to be strong for my baby", it can be read as a good attitude but at the end is biased way -yet very popular- to go through life.
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>>101109530
you can buy shirts of afro god from perpexitees
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It was alright.
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>>101109566
I know, but the aiko shirt had really impressive art. Wish someone would scan it.
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God, that happy bird Punpun at the end made me cry so hard. I'm still in denial about Aiko, it physically hurts.
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>everything PunPun related has been sold out for years
It hurts
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>>101109415
It gets published in Italy, France, and Germany.
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I'm still disappointed there wasn't one single interaction between Aiko and Sachi.
Who would win in a fight?

>>101109640
Isn't this it? But yeah, it's missing part of the drawing.
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>>101109707
>Germany.
>Actually pusblished there
>U.S. lacks the balls to do it
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What did you listen to while reading the finale?

I need proper music before I get into this.
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>>101109804
Yakety Sax
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>>101109804
Silence and the sound of your own thoughts. Do this properly.
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>>101109707
Haha, these countries love their somewhat obscure manga.
Germany made a film of Haruka na Machi e, a manga I bet most of you didn't even read.
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That was quite something. I don't really know how to feel right now. I feel like the whole cult subplot thing really burdened the manga unnecessarily. Maybe it'd have been better it if were shorter. I really like this story, yet the ending felt somewhat disappointing.
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>>101109736
Yea it's that. I kind of wanted the whole thing so I could make a poster or something.
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>>101107930
Fucking beautiful, right? What a great series.
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>>101109804
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoWRUkEaR7k
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>>101109804
You gotta go dry on this one.
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>>101109748
German Tokyopop is on a Asano Inio streak right now, publishing all his shit.
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>>101109804
I just listened to cicadas singing when they go deep into the countryside. Other than that nothing, I don't think it would fit.
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>>101109899
Wrong, it's a french movie.
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>>101109684
If there was a punpun manga box set with all the promos I'd buy it so dam fast.
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>>101110052
My bad.
Still, I find the anime and manga communities in European countries interesting.
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How did everyone feel at the manga title name drop? The whole thing was quite surreal, but I guess it's nothing to be surprised about considering the 12 volumes before.
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>>101110195
Chills all over man
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>>101109804
X & Y.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRgR3LsF_ow
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>>101109748
Nijigahara Holograph is just being published right now.
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>>101110195
I was hype as fuck.
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>>101110195
Glad that it was not "Goodbye, Punpun". It was simply goodbye. Then Sachi calling Punpun.
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>>101109804
My own thoughts.
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>>101109804
My own quiet sniffling and getting emotional.
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oh shit dude
I can't read until the whole volume tho
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Someone explain the ending (as in, the last few pages) to me in simple words. I realize the obvious reference to Punpun and Aiko in those final pages, but what is that supposed to mean? That life is a cycle or something? I don't understand. Also who the fuck names their kid "Moe."
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>>101110873
There's more than one way to spell "Moe"
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>>101110873
It's like that Russian joke, "Life's hard, so what?".
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>>101110873
Punpun is zombie walking through his life anticipating the day he'll day and become nothing. He's merely existing because he's "supposed to".

And the entire Punpun cycle continues in another Boy
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>>101110847
It is the whole volume you dingus...
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>>101110873
Moe is a good name
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>>101110847
The whole thing's out.
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>>101110873
It doesn't really matter.
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>>101110847
Don't type like a retard, trip friend. The whole volume's out.
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I feel robbed of some life-changing catharsis. I'm sad that this story ended and I'm sad that I haven't come up to some grand realization regarding my life reading it. I love it but it's also painful to be reminded I've been following it for like 3 years and it ended like that.
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its been a rough couple of weeks and this happens. welp its been nice. goodbye, i wont be making it back.
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>>101111192
>some grand realization
The whole story was about a sad loner looking for the same thing, what were you expecting?
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>>101111192
>I feel robbed of some life-changing catharsis
Sounds like life.
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>>101111192
What did you want it to do?
Give you a step by step guide to live life?
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>>101111110
Shouldn't that be fiend?

>>101110873
Being merely content is alright.
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>>101111192

>I feel robbed of some life-changing catharsis

Perhaps the life-changing catharsis was that not every story has to contain a life-changing catharsis. It could be ultimately pointless and you have to interpret your own conclusions. Just like life.
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>>101111281
>Give you a step by step guide to live life?
christianfag pls go
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Woulda been nicer without faggots spoiling Aiko's death every other day. Was wondering why I didn't see many spoilers of the last chapters, it was because nothing happened.
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I wonder if Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck could read Punpun and also come to the conclusion "yeah that's life"
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>>101111258
>>101111338

Punpun fanbase is entering eva levels of pretentious nonsense I see
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>>101111192
Any life-changing catharsis happened years ago for me. Punpun already made an impact on my life. We grew further and further apart and I could only grimace my face to watch. I'm happy he's doing just fine today.
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>>101111431
This has to be a troll...
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>>101111431
>pretentious nonsense
It's not, it's a super fucking common topic in literature, fuck all mediums even.
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>>101100525
Fucking dumbass. HE IS SEEN AS THE FATHER. It is just a strange sentiment for him to be called father. Saiko loves him. Or she would not have broken down crying. We have known her for 10+ volumes. You should know how she is, she puts up a facade, saying brash words when in reality she is still the fat insecure little girl.
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>>101110873
A retrospective of someone trying to break the cycle of life and failing to do so.
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>>101111031
>>101111337
>It doesn't really matter.
>Being merely content is alright.
What an utterly boring message. It's basically a platitude. 13 volumes to convey that.Bravo, Asano?
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>>101111567
So what?
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>>101111567
>It's basically a platitude
That's really the point.

Basically >>101111531
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>>101111567
Jesus, are you underage by chance?
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>>101111567

:V

Sounds like you want some old boolshiet about how being yourself and stand out ish is better

Cept I don't think it works like that outside of made for life time movies

:V
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>>101111567
I think you're not seeing the point if you view it as a message.
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Omedetou, Punpun.
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Thread music:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=didzxUkrtS0
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>>101111531
Like the teacher looking back when he was a kid?
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>>101111567
You can read some shonen manga, you know...
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I thought he lonly looked big because he's usually next to Aiko and she's pretty small but damn, Punpun is a giant for jap standards, even without the dildo head.
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>>101111743
>shonen
>a genre
You can leave with him
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>>101111567
A lot of people are never happy no matter what you know?

As long you are happy why does it matters if you are not a millionare or whatever?
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>>101111845
He didn't say it was a genre, retard.

"Shonen manga" is acceptable. Maybe you should leave before you look like a fucking retard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dnen_manga
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>>101111845
That was never implied. What wrong with saying the dude can read some manga aimed at younger males?
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>>101111937
>>101111845
Why don't you all whiny retards leave?
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>Aiko

I knew they weren't going to have a happy ending but man fuck everything
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>>101111974
You can go with them.
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>>101112002
Y-You too
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>>101112002
And so can you
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>>101111974
Hey, why don't YOU leave? Huh, tough guy?
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>>101111845
Yeah, saying that you should read only manga for kids is the same as calling shonen a genre.
Can you stop embarrassing yourself, please?
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>>101109804
Stars of the Lid
Brian Eno
Oneohtrix Point Never
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>>101111978
How would you protect Aiko's smile?
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You think he had one final fuck with the corpse? She was practically dying when they fucked in the forest
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>>101112201
>She was practically dying when they fucked in the forest
I lost my shit here for some reason


Also when she had no Panties and he was carrying her deas
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>>101112171

>Oneohtrix Point Never

Fuck /mu/ for recommending that shit

If I wanted a sleeping aid I would have just listened to any of that neo 80's samey sounding shit
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>>101112274
You think those panties tasted nasty when she hung herself
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>>101112201
What did she have again?
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>>101112342

Infection from her stab wounds

And she was so sick even the taxi guy noticed she was pretty fucked up
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>>101111845
Did that post hurt you so much that you got even more stupid?
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>>101112342
You can say
She was intoxicated by love
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>>101112342
Being stabbed and not going to the hospital, I think kidney stabbed?
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>>101103739
Say that for yourself.
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I felt Punpun got away a bit too easily. He did murder someone (rightfully in self-defense) and he did fuck up the lives of many around him. And then what? He only gets some probation time? Then he makes peace with his mind, ends up raising Sachi's kid and living a somewhat normalish life and being okay with it, or at least convincing himself he is. Aiko is becoming nothing more than a distant memory to him. Whatever happened to the whole "you reap what you sow" thing. It's not like I wished for an incredibly depressing ending, but it felt like somewhat of a cop-out.
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>>101109804

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShBzUK4rnI8
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>>101112342
wound infection
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>>101112393
Not even close carlos.
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>>101112427
>he did fuck up the lives of many around him

Such as?
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>>101112427
>Implying he wasn't set-up by Aiko and everyone around him
>Implying Aiko didn't fuck up everything by stabbing her 10 times, hanging herself and being a dick to punpun, first stabbing him twice, then hanging herself
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One of the few manga that can actually reach the bump limit. I'm going to miss following it. It's a little depressing marking it as complete on my list.

>>101112427
He didn't murder anyone. I believe Aiko.
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>>101112427
>fuck up the lives of many around him.
just how exactly?
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>>101112427
You don't find it depressing that this is it? It's not incredibly depressing, but to make everything seem so flat? It's encouraging to some degree, but it depends on how you already look on things.
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So, did punpun get jailed? Did he get a new girl? This whole change in drawing style stuff is confusing
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>>101112500
>being a dick to punpun
>by hanging herself
Sure showed him.
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>>101102038
You have it backwards. He set his goal by "filling it", i.e. taking out his eye, and every time he looks in the mirror now he is reminded of that moment and goal. His goal is to live his life.

When PunPun is old and grey and finally dies, having lived his life fully, his second eye will go as well. Then he will have fulfilled his goal.
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Why did she even hung herself?
She was bound to die anyway
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>>101112690
To definitively free Punpun. In every sense.
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>>101112690
Punpun was going to take the blame. Also she was not in the right state of mind.
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>>101112690
The suffering was too much, might as well end it quick
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>>101112500
>Aiko being a dick to Punpun
What. That was never the case.
You can argue that the suicide part was to save him.
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okay I just read it.
Fuck.
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>>101112755
yeah, that sounds about right
I don't even know why I was expecting a happy end
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>>101112690
>>101112730
and also because of the physical pains and repeating shit dreams
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>>101112798
How was it not happy?
It was as happy as it's going to get.
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>>101112798
One of the best manga I've ever read. I enjoyed every second and it made me hate myself and life in general.
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I feel bad for punpun's nephew I hope that the god in the eye was an image of the "dark side" that everyone has ;_;
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This was a good ride with you /a/

I'll miss it

I heard he is making a new manga already?
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also inb4 inio's next work is about traps
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Wait, did they save Punpun's eye or not
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>>101112944
>I heard he is making a new manga already?
Inio is too "popular" for /a/ now. Just wait a couple months, pun pun will be the new "overrated" series of the month.
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>>101113002
He stabbed himself in the eye, no way they could've done anything.
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>>101112201

For a second I thought he was gonna fuck the corpse, but nio's smarter than that It would have probably been too edgy.
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>>101112944
heh man I'm glad I didn't browse /a/ that day.
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>>101113175
Why?
It was a fun live scanlation thread
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>>101113002
it's gone
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inio should have new work soon.
hideo yamamoto has a new series too right? Is that scanned at all?
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Its was fun oyasumi punpun
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i'm curious, /a/:

how many of you would willingly live the life Punpun did in order to live an "interesting" or "noteworthy" life? to live a story as winding and messed up as his, if only to get out the dreariness that is most likely your normal life? from the last volume alone: would you willingly fuck a girl--from behind and later as the night passes lying in a forest with her on top of you--who had just stabbed you? who was dying from infected wounds herself? would you calmly bring her dead body down from a noose and carry her, naked under the dress, talking about your future?
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>>101113219
haven't started reading this yet at the time.I was dodging spoilers like mad when I did
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HOX

Are ya gonna translate his new mango?
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>>101113337
Oh, then you were pretty lucky
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Let's just take a moment to remember the innocent little guy Punpun started out as.
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It's weird.
While I was following Punpun I was sad and the manga was sad.
I'm no longer sad and the ending isn't sad.

I wonder what I would have thought of this volume a couple of months ago if I read it.
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>>101108960
I approve, well said
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>>101113283
>it was fun goodnight punpun
>>101113297
This is a stupid question. I wouldn't want to live a pre determined life when I had the option to live a life I wanted to in order to make my own story.
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Could someone explain the cult of Good Vibrations to me? I feel like I need to re-read a few volumes back, I don't remember what they're trying to do at all.
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>>101111338
When Sachi found PunPun it was pretty life-changing for him. I mean, he wanted to die untill that moment but then decided to live.

Also while he doesn't really want to change or take any responsibility, being a pushover he will most likely accept the "father" role and maybe even will become a happier person. I mean, he is a pretty good guy when he doesn't get all negative, just very indecisive, and now he has Sachi for that who accepted him for who he is.
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"I'm sorry for being a liar."
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>>101113736
No. Why, just why.
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>>101113736
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>>101113736
that's just...sad
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>>101112342
tetanus, specifically. All of the symptoms line, all the way up to the end where we see her drooling uncontrollably, incontenence, muscles spasms, etc. Got it from infections of her wounds. The dream sequences she has go out of the way to foreshadow this
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>>101113736
Why can't Aiko be happy?
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>>101113073
I'm kind of glad it got a half-baked ending, at least in a lot of people's eyes.
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>>101113945
Because mental and physical abuse is no joke. Even Punpun almost died to it.
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>>101113736
You sir, are a dick.
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>>101096568
did Pegasus do the right thing? also, how dare they land on Punpunia without taking its founder with them
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Boo!
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>>101113873
>mangapanda
Come on now.
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>>101114166
He's a surprisingly scary motherfucker frankly.
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God is the representation of hope/ideals in Punpun, his perception of the world of something that it is not, more that what it really is. This perception constantly clashes with reality, causing Punpun pain throughout his life.

By cutting out his eye, he is rejecting the false existence he has created in his mind, and learned to accept the reality he previously perceived as mundane. He learns to live because of this.

The cult leader was showing the extreme representation of 'God'; what happens when ideals are followed so powerfully that the people reject reality entirely.

The Daruma is directly equivalent to God in what it represents.

Aiko represented God - the ideals Punpun held that were at a conflict with reality
Sachi represented reality - the less than perfect life that punpun was able to accept after sacrificing his ideals.
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>>101114439
>The Daruma is directly equivalent to God in what it represents.
I disagree. It's certainly not direct. It has more allusions to the eye of the daruma than the daruma itself.
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>>101113736
Why did I open this? Now I feel like shit.
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so, are sachi and punpun in a relationschip now? It seemed a bit ambiguous to me(or was that the intention?).
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>>101114439
Pretty good analysis. But what do you mean when you said Aiko represented Punpun's ideals? That idealized version of her shattered a long time ago. He had come to accepted her for who she was, and had that mess with her mother not happened, it's very possible he could have lived a happy life with her.
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>>101114646
Akio before that scene and the one in his memories I assume.
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>>101114616
that was the intention.
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>>101114646
I felt like when they were together it was as if Punpun had built up a whole life around them that revolved around escapism from reality. They may have been happy together, but it would have been akin to the happiness achieved by the cultists.
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Were the vibrations actually good?
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>>101115180
In the end Good Vibrations saved Pun Pun that day
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>Get to the part where Aiko kills herself
>Read on silently as Punpun takes care of her
>Save the large image
>Trying not to cry
>Decide to give it a filename
>Realize what I named it
>Cry a lot



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