Wait so what the hell happened at the end? I-is he really fine?
Why do you do this to yourself?
And yes, Punpun was fine in the end, in the unironical sense of the term within the story. He might never achieve the happiness he had dreamed for, but he's slowly learning to cope with it.
Yes, he's quite comfortable with his place and life now.
People keep talking about happiness and shit but the manga was essentially about time.
A marriage, with enough time, will rot.
Friendship, with enough time, are severed.
Romance, with enough time, wanders
Your career, with enough time, fades.
Memories, with enough time, is forgotten.
Punpun is living for the sake of it and waiting for his death.
That doesn't sound like a happy ending, that doesn't sound happy at all.
Not wanting to kill yourself isn't really isn't the same as being happy.
That's as happy as you can get from an Asano manga. It ended surprisingly well for both Punpun and his uncle.
I got the pic from google you aspies
>When Punpun finds Aiko after he wakes up
Don't bother creating a thread if you can't be bothered to grab something else than from google images, idiot.
>I know you'll never kill me
Why would I bother unzipping a .cbr and leave a mess of pages on my folder just to grab one pic when I could just google the same thing in a fraction of the time? Just discuss the matter at hand you mindless shitposter
Why would you unzip it? You dont need to unzip it.
This is dedicated faggotry.
Because you willingly and consciously open up your thread to such derailment and further the idea that grabbing scans from those sites is acceptable because you're in a hurry.
stop shitposting, you contribute nothing
>people claiming this had a happy ending when God appeared on the eye of that other kid
OP you need to learn to ignore shitposters who complain about mangareader. Responding only further derails your thread.
These same shitposters will samefag and reply for you if you ignore them anyway so they can circlejerk about it. Just ignore.
We've all got a little bit of God in each of us though.
I can't tell you how many times I've uncovered a /b/tard with just a single word. You are just an idiot for replying constantly.
God is in everyone.
But God is dead.
I thought he was just something in Punpun's mind like the poop god, not an actual supernatural thing
He's not. What makes you think that?
>May you never forget me
>The only way he's going to be happy is if he forgets her
>She slowly but surely starts to fade from his mind
I just took it to mean that that kid is gonna have to deal with some of the same fucked up shit Punpun did. It may not be as extreme, but that kid is gonna have to go through the same painful process of becoming a balanced person.
It's a pretty happy ending from the perspective of Yuuichi. A line like "This is hope, isn't it" is pretty powerful coming from a man who stayed broken for like a decade, and was constanly on the verge of breaking down even when he got married and his wife was pregnant.
What were your thoughts on the poop god anyways? Reading that last volume made me kind of think he was some kind of death god. And that maybe it followed Shimizu originally for that reason.
>Haven't thought about Punpun in a while since the last update
>Wake up today feeling perfect
>Finish some artwork
>Rekindled a friendship with someone I haven't seen in nearly a decade
>Actually share a kiss
>It starts snowing in my town It's fucking Georgia, this is rare for me
>It builds enough to where people can make snowmen
>Feeling comfy inside and being happy
>For some reason, remember Punpun today without any warning
>Find out the last volume was translated today
Why did I do this to myself
He's just another delusion projected by people (Shimizu, in this case) to further disconnect them from reality. Many of the characters in the story have their own version of this delusion or unrealistic ideal that they pursue, oblivious to the fact that it's destroying their lives.
>>It starts snowing in my town
>walk six miles home in the snow with a flimsy sweater
>/a/ - my personal blog
Just because you mentioned Punpun in your story doesn't make it thread related.
That's about as cynical and straightforward a response as you could get. When did your magic die?
It's obvious to see where you're coming from. Even if he was using him as a excuse, I've never thought it was a delusion. Frankly I thought Shimizu was far too aware of himself and that's exactly why he went off in the end.
Anon, don't jump the gun.
National be a faggot day, is next week.
>Shimizu was far too aware of himself
What's that supposed to mean? Also, it's not as if Shimizu hasn't had other delusions before. He periodically thought his dead mother was still alive throughout most of the story.
I never got the symbolism behind that part when his face turned into a smug triangle
Maybe it was a brief mental breakdown of some sort? One thst came from outright embarassment?
Is it a sign of a good ending or a bad ending if it leaves me feeling exhausted?
If you feel a sense of satisfaction, then typically, it is a good ending.
Exhaustion, not so much.
For Punpun? Good.
Funny how suddenly, people who call you out on shitposting are the faggots.
It's him completely shutting his self to the rest of the world. No facial features = no emotional connection. He think that by not getting emotionally invested in anything will prevent him from getting hurt and maintaining his sanity (triangular pyramid is the most "stable" geometric shape). Sachi's the one who forces him to open up emotionally again, hence we get that page where Punpun is "released" from his pyramid in... Volume 8, I think?
I really think he was well aware of his own disconnection from reality. He knew that if he persisted in this 'delusion' he would be estranging himself. I think he did use it as an excuse to delude himself into a range of other things, but he was honestly and truly an intelligent kid. Inventing something like that seems more like a vie for attention and the entire opposite of what I found Shimizu to be.
From my point of view, it was less about running away and more trying to be what he actually was.
>what is Batoto
Even if they were delusions, he's likewise accepting his overactive imagination.
What's up with this, though?
Aiko, or Sachi?
An inferior alternative to using CDisplay or Honeyview.
Aiko all the way. I guess that makes me a dreamer and romanticist of the past.
Pure and innocent, mentally fragile, child-like, yanderish sweetheart > holier-than-thou, passive agressive, cheating, conniving plastic face bitch.
why would anyone want to be with a murdering bitch
aiko is clearly the best choice
That's just Asano being funny. It's a Usobuki noh mask, and those are just played for laughs in noh dramas. There's nothing DEEP about it.
I heard Asano decided to get a sex change operation, and then make a manga about it, or something.
>deluded girl who just gives up when the going gets tough
>strong woman who refuses to give up no matter what kinds of cards she's dealt with, and learns to accept Punpun's strengths and flaws
Gee that is a really hard choice.
Let's try something else; something more baser.
Which one would you fuck? Take personality and actions right out of the equation.
What a bitch.
Come on now, we already know you're a Sachifag.
I don't mind Sachi, but there were just some key moments where she really failed to win me over.
Sachi is barely a character of her own. She's Asano's less than subtle narcissistic self-insert and a plot device for him to push on his viewpoint.
The alive one
Why is he a bird?
Besides saying that there was little reason in an interview, the freaking last volume now says so.
You cheeky motherfucker.
I thought that was sarcasm cause it wasn't his or am I overthinking?
... Why would it not be his?
It felt a little dragged out. Too many backgrounds.
Because she's a slut.
It started out as a joke, but Asano thought he could use it effectively for other reasons as well, like allowing the readers to project their own idea of how he looks and feels throughout the story. I think it worked rather well, as I think just about everyone would agree that they felt more invested in Punpun than if he were drawn as just another human.
I thought it was Punpun's from the time that slut raped him when she was lonely. That's the uncle cursed, because he saw it looks just like Punpun.
Damn. So that thing was in the womb for several years?
She gave birth to the baby like, 5-6 years after she sexed Punpun.
but that happened like 3 time skips prior to the birth
I'm fairly certain a few years pass between the 'rape' and Yuuichi and Midori getting engaged and she pregnant. Punpun is already an adult by the time he and his uncle have their little talk.
Did Asano go through with that sex change operation?
Maybe he just didn't want to come out.
If you were inside that woman, would you want to come out?
Really? I couldn't remember. Thanks for clearing that up.
Phew! It was only a small suspicion, but it totally changed the meaning of that scene for me.
Agreed, I think it kind of allowed him to be a clean slate to project what ever you wanted, even yourself, more easily
And could pages like these really look any more ominous if Punpun were drawn with a human face? I think not.
Just finished it. Good damn this manga was so depressing, but I think it affected me more than any other manga I've read. In terms of capturing the darkest sided of human emotion, nothing beats this series.
Which one was your favorite Punpun form?
I'd probably put it at a higher level than Ressentiment
Every time he changed appearance it really stood out.
That brief moment when he turns back into normal punpun from the devil punpun really struck me. It seemed like things were going to be alright.
Triangle, and after that Pyramid.
Would you be friends with Punpun?
I liked his first form the best. He was so cute and full of hope back then...
I went back and reread them all before 13, and I agree.
He was innocent and cute. I guess kids often are.
Compared to adults, that is.
No. I've got enough shit to deal with in my life as it is already.
>You will never be a carefree kid again, whose biggest life joys are eating Choco Pies and watching the starry night with a telescope, dreaming of becoming an astronaut
>You will never have fun adventures with your band of classmate friends and childhood crush
>You will never again freely express your heartfelt feelings to them without any fear of being judged
>You will never sing Tsubasa wo Kudasai with your class and be hopeful of what the future holds in reserve for you
It hurts to be alive
Yes. Yes, I would.
So what happened to the murder case in the end? Did they let him go just like that?
Was this not clear in my translations? I've noticed quite a lot of people asking this. Should I have translated "probation" as "suspended sentence" instead?
Yes that would have made more sense
why not? he's a pretty nice and hardworking dude (before didldohead mode, that is).
Ah, I see. I thought probation would be a lot clearer for the average person. I guess I'll change it later with some other minor typos that people point out.
I thought it was fine. I understood he didnt get a full sentence.
Even in the end, Good Vibrations was just a waste of pages.
If I kill myself, will I go to the same place Aiko is?
Speaking of which, whatever happened to her body? Punpun returned to that place and she and the two kids were gone.
The kids obviously saw that she was dead and called the police.
I don't know how I missed that. They sure were quick considering they seemed to be in the middle of nowhere.
what? which kid?
His uncle's son.
His uncle's baby.
Now we wait for an English publication while having to buy the German Tokyopop edition.
They do a great job though. Everything as original as possible
>just gives up when the going gets tough
That's bullshit. She clearly had no intention of killing herself until Punpun said he'd take the blame. If anything, he was the one who said the worst possible thing to someone already suffering from guilt.
Well that and she was already dying a slow painful death.
Punpun made her happy and confirmed his love for her so she didn't need to suffer on any more.
>this is my wallpaper
Well, that was great.
It's kinda scary how relatable this manga was to me, except for the murder part and Sachi, I still can't understand why Sachi cared about Punpun this much.
Why can't I have a person like Sachi in my life ;_;
Punpun is generally a good person. He works hard at his job and treats his friends well. He just has down swings from time to time.
Hox, is this his new manga? If so, will you translate it?