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SPOILERS AHEAD, OBVIOUSLY

Can we please talk about this manga /a/?

I know I'm late to the party, but I just finished reading this manga about an hour ago.

I need people to talk about this manga with, or else I'm gonna die from depression.

I think It's just unfair what the story did to her guys. Not fair. I mean I didn't even want Punpun to end up with her, I liked Sachi waay and wanted him to forget about her..

Not fair. Not fair at all.
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Aiko is still best girl. She was too pure for this world. If only she didn't meet Punpun again she could have found something better in this life.
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>>101533890

I was seriously hating on her before, but when I fully learned stuff about her...man.

That panel....literally broke my heart.
I'm still feeling the after effects.
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bump!
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C'mon guys....I know you're not over this yet!
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i guess everybody's busy jerking off to Naruto
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For some reason I didn't care so much about Punpun himself. Side characters were way better.

Good moments were:
His mom dying and realizing how shitty she was, yet she still loves her son while he doesn't give a shit about her.

Sachi meeting Punpun's father who managed to find a somewhat nice life with good people who understand his pain.

His uncle's talk with the ex-yakuza taxi driver, his reconciliation with Midori and start of a new life despite all the shit he's been through.

The appartment building manager being so nice to everyone, even when those guys wreck his back he still refuses to blame them or seek vengeance.

When we learn that it is impossible to see the Milky Way from Tokyo, meaning the kids' memory of their childhood night is fake.


Not spoilering because it's been out for a while now.
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>>101534446

I don't think it's fake.

What they saw was a shooting star, wasn't it? Not the galaxy Milky Way?
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>>101534597
They believed the saw the Milk Way, with all the stars and stuff.
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Finished it last week when volume 13 dropped. I had a tear in the corner of my eye. Great series!
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>>101534835

But that doesn't mean the events weren't real right? I mean the factory was still burned and stuff.

Also, can someone enlighten me on what the significance of the Good Vibrations guy was? Was he just there to mock Jesus and Christianity?
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I liked the story a lot as a whole, but I didn't care for the seki/good vibrations chapters
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>>101534975
Yeah of course the events did happen, but their memory of the stars is not true. It's sad if you think about it, Punpun's happiest moment in his whole childhood never actually happened.
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>>101535095
I think no one liked the Pegasus parts.
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>>101535095

I didn't like the good vibrations, but the Seki ones I'm cool with.

I just don't understand what his purpose was (good vibrations guy)

>>101535121
I think his happiest memory was not seeing the stars, but the event as a whole.
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I just wanted to see her getting a somewhat normal life...for once ;_;
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>>101535218
>I just don't understand what his purpose was
Something about hope.
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>>101535218
But it's represented by this image of the stars. That's why he is stunned when he sees Sachi's painting (which she herself admits is a lie, since she could never see the Milky Way).
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>>101535121
Sachi's painting of the Milky Way Punpun sees in high school is also the same stars she saw that night as she was also at the factory. Sachi believes she painted the Milky Way when she didn't.
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I hate Inio for what he did to Aiko.

All taht suffering, with no happy ending.
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>mfw I realized the girl they saw at the factory when they were young was in fact Sachi
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>>101533801
made pretty mad how punpun got away with it
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>>101535459

That whole chapter.

Finding her like that.
Punpun proceeding as if nothing happened.

It literally broke my heart.
I'm picking up the pieces as we speak
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>>101535556
>>101535707

totally agree.
the chapter where he sees aiko in a dream and slowly forgetting her... mad as fuck
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What did we learn from all of this? If you murder someone, learn to properly hide the body.
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>>101535556
Aiko is breathtakingly beautiful.
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>>101535556
>>101535761
I thought she killed herself to protect punpun. If anything, you should be angry at aiko.
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>>101535459

She looked like Noodle when she was young.

It's kinda unrealistic that nothing really happened to Punpun. His fingerprints should be ALL OVER Aiko and her mom's bodies shouldn't it?
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>>101535459
>>101535761

She was clearly far enough from punpun to not waking him up with any possible sounds while choking.
Any other ideas for the panties in her mouth?
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>>101535889
Helps asphyxiate yourself for a quicker death apparently.
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>>101535979
I see, finally makes sense. Thank you.
Aiko... ;_;
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>>101535868

Punpun was sent to prison for an unspecified amount of time, and was released on parole.
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>>101535857

Eeeeh..I don't think so.
I think she's just had enough.

She's prolly dying from her wound infection anyway.

Also, do NONE of the characters in here have common sense? If they just called on the police and claimed self defense, they would've gotten away scot free.

I mean, she had bruises, a fucking stab wound in her side...and her mom's in a fucking cult. It would be a breeze even for a moderately competent lawyer to set them free.
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In the end, Shimizu died and Seki started to see a imaginary Shimizu, just like Shimizu used to ''see'' his deceased mother?
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>>101536156
>If they just called on the police and claimed self defense, they would've gotten away scot free.
>in moonrunes land

Its different over there
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>>101536134

Oh. I thought it was just a year probation...I failed to realize that Sachi's kid is about 2 or 3 yaers old already.

Man im dumb
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>>101536156
From what I've heard on this board getting away for self-defense is harder in Japan than in the US. Also remember that they are both depressed and fucked up kids who were probably in shock. Aiko just killed her mother, not some random stranger.

But she did in part commit suicide to free Punpun from herself. She knew that he would never let her go and how sticking with her was making him go crazy to the point she starts losing trust in him. Killing herself was the best idea at the time, she escapes from her whole shitty life and the slow, painful that that comes with her infected wound, and also lets Punpun move forward with his own life.

She deserves so much better ;_;
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>>101536257

What's moonrunes?
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>>101536423
It's this thing that only newfags don't know about, now go away.
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>>101536423
How new are you really?

It's the japanese writing system, hiragana/kanji or whatever the fuck the real name is
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The thing that really hit home to me was that 99% of the shit that went wrong in this manga was because people couldn't express their feelings to each other. They just lied or didn't say anything. Every god damn time Punpun didn't say anything he made his life worse, or made it worse for the people around him.

Can you imagine how not shitty Punpun's life would be if he told Aiko the truth about not getting the money? He would be an astrophysicist and she would be his hot model wife.
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>>101536399

>She deserves so much better ;_;

This. She deserves so much more than a fucking Shinji clone.
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>>101536725

Getting the money?
What money?

I remember his only "fault" is not meeting up with her when her mom jumped from the balcony
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>>101536725
That's what happens when you have childhood abuse or important traumas.

For my experience working in a children's hospital, I saw that there are two patterns. There are those who do really well and have only minor psychological problems, and those who fuck up their lifes so much with drugs/prostitution/violence/depression, etc. It's absolutely heartbreaking to see some children getting basically pre-destined towards this path.

It's the reason why all those >tfw no gf pls kill me now people make me laugh, since most of them come from at least a middle-class background, with a family who loves them and an open future ahead of them.
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>>101536156

found this online:

Question: What is the law regarding self-defense in Japan? What if someone hits you, what can you do in Japan, legally?
Answer: Nothing.
Really.
Japanese law does not have self defense as a “right” — it’s only an mitigating option.
If you attempt to defend yourself, you might be charged with assault. You are supposed to run away from an assault or lay on the ground and pee in your pants crying.
In Japan, self-defense is not a right—it’s a rare possible privilege.
Whether you get get charged with assault is up to determination of the lazy Japanese police and case-by-case-phase-of-the-moon basis. Japanese police only want to preserve the “wa” / 和 , so never expect justice. Basically, make sure you look very hurt and assaulted before the police get involved. Since you are an “evil” gaijin, you need a lot of mitigating circumstances to plea self-defence: you better be bleeding and your opponent better look like insane maniac.

God fucking damn Japan is retarded. Good thing they put out good manga or else I wouldn't want anything to do with that retarded country.
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Is this Inio's best manga?
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>Goodnight Punpun
Hurry up and wake up from your nightmare man.
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Aiko did nothing wrong
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>>101537431
Yes
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>>101537307
Fuck this shit country.

America truly is the country of freedom. Hell, even in Canada you can plead self-defense and get away with a lot of shit.

Although to be fair, Japan has such a low crime rate you barely need to defend yourself.
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>>101537446
Shhh, no tears.
Only dreams now.
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>>101537550

She didn't.

>>101537559
True, but since we're talking about Punpun, their situation is totally legit.

Aiko's mom fucking stabbed her and was pounding her ribs to the ground. No shit I'm gonna kill that bitch.
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>>101537559
I though the Yakuza were a big problem over there? or do they just stick to themselves?
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>>101537983
I believe they stick to eachother and only get violent with other gangs, or if a civilian tries to get cocky with them. I really doubt they will attack or harass a random passerby, not like the negros and other shitskins where I live.
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>>101537559

Are you being sarcastic?

I can't really tell. Seriously.

Am I the only one who thinks it should be Punpun that's dead and not Aiko?

Also, what does he mean by "I did it!"?
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>>101535459

Why?

Why would you make me feel even worse?

Who's the sick fuck who decided to put these two images together?
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>>101538292
Half. America is retarded with their guns, but Japan should have laws to regulate self-defense instead of leaving it to some guy's discretion.
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>>101538292
The single most frightening page I've ever seen. You watch a boy grow into a man while staving off the darkness only to watch him surrender to it without a struggle our last act of defiance. This page was too dark for me.
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>>101535121
>but their memory of the stars is not true.

He/They did in fact saw the stars just not as many and certainly not the milky way. He remembers it like that because he (like pretty much everyone) idealizes the past and until the end of the story he used it (the idealized past) to escape the future because he was just too insecure and afraid do to past traumas.
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>>101538699

Are you talking about the one I posted or the one you did?

If it was the latter, then yes. I felt chills when reading that. It's as if he's accepted that he's a fucked up person now.

Can someone explain to me the "I did it" part? What exactly did he do? Be free from Aiko?
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why the hell did he stab his eye and how did he even get back to the old factory? It was so dumb
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>>101538917
I guess it was like the last part of Fight Club. Punpun stabs ''God'' which resides in his eye, just as Edward Norton shoots himself to get rid of Brad Pitt. At least that's what I got from it.
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>>101536957
>Shinji clone
Now now, lets not exaggerate he did tried to help her even if he committed mistakes and had a lot of failures.
The premature death of Aiko is not Punpun's fault he did tried to take her to the hospital several times and he was willing to accept all the blame even after he knew he was not Aiko's mom murderer.
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>>101539117
Or was because of what Aiko said to him about taking out his eye?
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I can't believe I'm still really depressed about Aiko's death

When I saw >>10153576 , I was on the subway and my face was probably retardedly shocked. Fuck you Inio, Aiko deserved MUCH MUCH MORE than that.

A question though, did Shimizu die in the fire and the one we see in the end is just Seki's imagination?
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>>101538699
He let himself go. He really was saving a lot of anger inside himself and when he tried to defend Aiko he let it out.
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>>101539451
I think he died. The point was that Seki finally vanquished his firephobia to try and save his bestfriend.
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>>101535667
Oh wow, I totally missed that. Thanks for pointing it out.
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>>101537559

>low crime rate

I wish I saved that article talking about how the Japanese police files a lot of suspicious cases as simple suicide, resulting in low crime statistics.
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>>101539647
Harassment, assault, rape, or essentially every single crime is likely under-reported in Japan.
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>>101539647
Pretty sure it would still be lower than in most countries.
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>>101539537

This anon said it well:

"Okay, Shimizu, the one we knew, the one Seki knew, is spiritually dead. That's why he recalled nothing."

What I don't get is this panel. What happened to Aiko? Did the kids tell on someone? Did someone find her body? What the fuck?
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Are any other of Inio's manga as good as Goodnight Punpun?
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>>101539805

Lower than the US yea, but I doubt it'd be lower than some European countries.

Only a retardedly small amount of bodies get autopsied in Japan (about 3%).
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>>101539807

Notice the car. They most likely called someone that picked them and her body up.
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>>101539865

Japan pads stats, lmao

On another note...I think its better that Aiko's dead. At least she's no longer suffering.

Pic related.
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>>101539807
They probably noticed she wasn't going to wake up from her ''sleep''. Kids are stupid but not that much.
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>>101539966

Yea I think its good that she died. Not only did it end her suffering, it also set Punpun free in a way.
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They are fairly good. Like better than the media but Punpun is definitely his magnus opus.
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>>101539966
>>101540007

I hate myself for thinking she is better off dead. As some other anons said, she didn't deserve all of this.
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>>101539810
I didn't like them that much. Sure it is better than average, but still. Solanin would be his second best work I guess.
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>>101539966
Aiko's dead broke my hearth but let's not forget that she wasn't a child anymore and she was responsible for her actions, not a victim except, maybe, of fate.
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I like how a guy who looks exactly like Asano was reading Sachi's manga Solanin, before Punpun attempted to kill him.
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Aiko either kills herself, suffers in jail, or gets rope choked by Punpun
If Punpun kills her then that causes more problems for him which she doesn't want.
She chose the best option.
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I don't mind the Pegasus parts because I feel like they were useful in tying together all the characters and tying together the past and the present. Not to mention that Pegasus himself was a pretty cool character and that chapter about his speech on television was brilliant.
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>>101540467

I thought Punpun was past trying to kill her as he wanted to be killed by her instead.
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>In a January 2013 issue of BREAK MAX Magazine, Asano revealed a desire to undergo MTF sex reassignment surgery and suggested that transgender issues could be the focus of an upcoming work.

Now that is news for me. I guess him (her?) having gender identity issues explains why he (she?) writes those dark themed stories.
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>>101540605
Let's not go there.
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>>101540441
He also called it boring.
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>>101540605
His other manga are not as dark.
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I could feel my soul being ripped out of my body and thrown on the ground while Punpun (laughs).
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>>101541080
Disappointingly so
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>>101541383
They're fairly good though.
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>>101541447
Yea, I haven't read Nijigahara Holograph yet, how is that? Assuming you read it.
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I'm starting to only read Punpun now. What am I to expect /a/?
I'm only on chapter 17 and I ship Shimizu and Seki don't look at me
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>There are people on /a/ that still don't understand why Taiga won
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>>101541961

despair.

lots of it.

and you shouldn't be in this thread.
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>>101541961

Leave while you still can!
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I really didn't expect the amount of feels I was gonna have reading this manga.

Someone on /co/ posted a page and I was interested..so I checked it out.

I don't know if it was the greatest decision or the worst decision I've made.
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>>101541744
I read it a lot of years ago I remember that I had to read it twice. You have to read it very slowly and check the pictures carefully as they're probably more important than the dialogs.
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>>101538292
IMO that panel really reminded me of Ozymandias at the end of Watchmen.

it's a bittersweet sort of 'I did it'. Like Okabe when he finally got to the beta/alpha world line
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>>101542376

>>>/co/
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My heart seriously hurts whenever I see Aiko.
You can only imagine what reading ch. 145 for me feels like.

I hope this passes.
I don't wanna feel this anymore
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>>101538674
Japanese people aren't that violent. The only really violent Japs are the yakuza. And you'll gonna need something better than self-defense regulation if you ever fuck with them.
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>>101540053

you mean magnum opus?
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>>101542443
Why would I talk about a manga on /co/?
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>>101540467
She was dying anyways. She had tetanus.
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>>101535667
Yeah, that was more or less my mfw.
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>>101542653
yes
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>>101535667
what chapter?
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>>101535761
For me it was even worse when he's recalling her.
I think I haven't still recovered from it yet, and it's been like 3 months since I read it.
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>>101542822
When they go to the factory looking for the corpses and money there is a girl there (fatty with glasses) who frequently goes there to draw and tells them to don't wreck the place, yes that's Sachi.
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>>101541961
>Shimizu and Seki
I don't ship them, but they are my favorite part of the story. Too bad Seki gets a bad end.
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>>101540538
Yeah. He thought he was going to be found culprit so he wanted to scare Aiko and make her escape and be the only one to blame for the murder. But Aiko didn't want to live without Punpun (it's not like she had anyone else than him anyway).
I think what happened was what Punpun feared the most: just losing Aiko and keep going on with his life like if nothing ever happened and like if Aiko had never existed.
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>>101535667
I remember when I first made the connection and no one on /a/ believed me at first. Had to post pages about like a mole she has and her bleeding from the forehead and shit.
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>>101542728
>Generalized tetanus: This is the most common type of tetanus, representing about 80% of cases.
>Death can occur within four days.

Sure wasn't dying.
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>>101541744
It's darker than his other stuff (maybe not as much as Punpun, but it's pretty fucked up). Also, it's one of those manga you will have to re-read and still not be sure about how to properly interpret what the fuck happened.
It's more plot centered than Punpun, which I liked... But the characters are less interesting individually, which is something that bothered at times (I want to feel some empathy when someone dies).
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I absolutely love the art style. It doesn't have the typical big eyed/moe faces we're used to, characters actually look somewhat Japanese yet remain cute.
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>>101543076
What made me realize it was Seki.
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Punpun > Holograph > Solanin > Subarashii Sekai > Hikari no Machi

Not counting Umibe no Onnanoko because it isn't fully translated, so I haven't read it.
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>>101542652
That's besides the point. It annoys me that an entire area of the law is left blank and left to the discretion of the cops/lawyers/judges, assuming that what the anon said is true.
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>>101543348
The first volume was very fappable.
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>>101543076
It was obvious to me when she talks about her Milky Way painting close to the end.
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>>101543536
Wasn't there a part where she starts bleeding from the forehaed and talks about it being an old wound? I think that's when I realized.
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>>101542706
Why would you talk about Watchmen on /a/?
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>>101543774
He was simply making a comparison, no need to get full autistic. It's like telling that guy who mentioned fight club to go back to /tv/.
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>>101543815
Everyone's seen Fight club though
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>>101543895
I haven't.
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>>101543774
Don't be such a huge fag.
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>>101544042
this
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>>101542936
yes. What chapter does that event happen in?

>>101543774
I wasn't talking about Watchmen. I made a comparison to Watchmen.
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what manga is this?
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>>101544338
Chapter 13
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>>101544497

Goodnight/Oyasumi Punpun
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>>101544597
Thanks a bajillion anon
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>>101542936

She's pretty fucking hot now though.
I wouldn't mind if its plastic.

When she gave Punpun head...hngg
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>>101543348
For me:
Punpun > Holograph = Solanin > Subarashii Sekai = Sekai no Owari to Yoakemae (= Umibe no Onnanoko so far) >>> Hikari no Machi
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>>101544831
Forgot about Sekai no Owari, guess I ought to read that.
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I also finished this today a few hours ago. this destroyed me. I'm still not sure what to think about it, everything about the outcome, especially Aiko. why
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>>101544857
It's a series of short stories, you'll like it if you liked Subarashii Sekai.
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I know I can never reread this manga anymore....

I'll just feel suicidal every time I see lil' Aiko
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>>101544955
You'll be depressed for a couple of days you won't forget but it will pass.
I like to see Aiko as a victim of the world and fate like those who live in poor countries and starve. Her place in the story is that of an excuse for the MC. He doesn't want to grow up and confront the world so he uses her as a simbol of a better (idealized) past.
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Welp, it's nice to see I'm not the only one who got his soul brutally raped by Asano, I guess ;_;
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>>101536208
Didn't you see that Shimizu was at the elementary reunion with Seki?
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I finished it just recently just after the girl of my dreams left me and I can draw more than a few parallels between her and Aiko and I can't stop thinking about shit.
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>>101545067
I know I have to read it again. I am sure I lost stuff while reading the first time because I was so engrossed with the story, the characters and the anxiety of what was going to happen. Someday I'll muster up courage and read it again.
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>>101543076
Are you serious? I recognized the drawing pad. It was the same one she was carrying when they met her at the factory.
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>>101545325
nvm I just looked back and saw that he was too busy working as a male nurse apparently.
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I hadn't read the last volume so I just reread the whole thing/ I wish I could read it for the first time again.
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>>101545428
Definitely not the manga to read while in a rough time. You fucked up nigga.
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Why did he get such a spotlight at the end?

All I can make of it is that he was an analog for Asano.
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>>101545517
Hell yeah I did. Need to go chill out and marathon some SoL or something. I wish I could read/watch hidamari for the first time again because that'd be perfect.
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The whole dead mother thing was so forced. And nothing happens in the end. Nothing.
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>>101545566
To present a "normal" perspective that has been away from all the drama that ensued over the years.
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>>101545428
Well, it can serve you as a cathartic experience.
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>>101545624
Yeah that's probably a good idea.
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>>101536269
It was probation, suspended sentence. hox is fixing it whenever.
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>>101545649
>so forced.
Eh... Why? My friend's mom died of cancer when he was 9. When they found out it was too late and she died in a few months. That's one of the most realistic things that happened in the manga imo.
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>>101545649
But it does if you didn't see it you are blind or mentally deficient.
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>>101533801
Asano fucked up. That's what happened. He was biting off more than s/he could chew and ended up fucking the ending big time.
Doesn't subtract value from the manga as a whole, but still.
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>>101545649
You might be the stupidest person in this thread.
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>>101545649
What was forced was Aiko's entire character. She was made from the ground up to be a literary messiah to show what happens when you don't grow up and change.

Maybe it's just me, but there's a point where I'm no longer able to sympathize with a character, grow to hate them, and eventually enjoy watching them suffer. Normally I only experience this in /lit/core works and slasher films, but in this case it was when I found out she didn't just leave her crippled mom to rot and move on with her life. She was intended to be a lesson, not masturbatory crying.

It could just be that I've read so much that when I see the signs, my ability to care is gone as suspension of disbelief is ruined.
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>tfw punpun got too popular
And it used to be one of my favorites too. Now I can't even be bothered to finish it.
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>>101546388
I... what?
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>>101546432
He's a hipster. As the manga got popular he dropped it.
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>>101546498
Greener pastures, anon. One day I'll find the hole made just for me.
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>>101546388
Serves you right faggot
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>>101545979

What made you think he fucked up?
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>>101546175
> She was made from the ground up to be a literary messiah to show what happens when you don't grow up and change.

Yes. This. I totally agree but I would use sacrificial lamb insted of messiah because she brings no salvation. But even knowing this doesn't mean that I didn't care about her, after all a sacrificial lamb is such exactly because it has value and it's loss will cost (in this case the cost is emotional).
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What?
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>>101546689
She died to save pun pun from going to prison for their (mostly her) mistakes. I thought messiah worked.
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>>101546388
Remember punpun as it was. Don't finish it. Just pretend you're still waiting for the release.
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>>101546741
The day I find a work that speaks to me and me alone, I'm going to fly out and claim my wife/husbando.
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>>101546388
I know that feel
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>>101546749
She killed herself because she was tired of life and she knew she was going to die.
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>>101546855
Do you seriously think an artist will make a work to talk to you and you alone? Are you fucking retarded? That's exactly the opposite of the goals of art as we know it.
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>>101546898
> tfw the story is a metaphor for hipsters
Ito-sensei!
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>>101547122
And I'm a pretty shitty artist myself but I like my work enough to make it in hopes that someone else does. If it's only one person and they eat that shit up, chances are we have enough in common to enjoy eachothers' company beyond our natural lives.

And so I trawl the sea of data, looking for the one thing that I alone like, for it means I've found my soulmate.
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>>101547337
> And I'm a pretty shitty artist myself
And you are obviously underage. Please fuck off.
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I agree with you both, but the moment I saw what she had to live through...all that hate/resentment vanished. She got it much worse than Punpun.

What irks me to no end is that Asano didn't even make it better for her in the end. She was suffering all her life, even in death. She wasn't even granted a dignified death...it was a fucking suicide while being slowly killed by tetanus, with a person who seemed to be so fucking cold to her when she needed him the most.

As OP said, it's not fair at all.
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>>101547667
I've yet to meet an artist worth his weight in shit that when finished, wasn't immediately dissatisfied with his creation. YOUR youthful naivety is showing.
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>>101547925
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>it's not fair at all.
does it hurt because most media is designed to make you forget about this aspect of life?
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>>101548071
Yes.
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>>101533801
Hang on Aiko! We will save you.
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>>101547884
That's why I say it's a sacrificial lamb. She wouldn't be one if we as readers (Punpun) didn't care about her.
And Punpun wasn't being that cold at her since he learned he wasn't a murderer.
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Is this the masterpiece of our generation?
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>>101537677
>The Uncle isn't there.
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>>101548037
If you think you're good, you don't try to get better. Or are we going to get into a pissing contest over who knows the most artists that aren't mediocre at best?
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>>101548214
No. It was very good, but not to that point.
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>>101548267
What is the masterpiece of our generation then?
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>>101548291
I don't read enough manga to tell you that.
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I don't know but it certainly shows that manga has nothing to envy to other more critically recognized media.
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The only character that did nothing wrong and the best character.
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>>101548291
There is none. The implication of "THE masterpiece of our generation" is too much for any work.
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>>101548291
Who's generation? If you're under 30, your contemporaries have yet to mature and write their magnum opus.
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Stop it.
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LOL! You sure showed him. XD
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>>101548152
I know I should of laughed but I didn't anon. I just can't
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>>101548071
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Probably. But fiction is one of the only ways we get out of that aspect. That's why we always cheer for the underdog, because we know that in that world, they have a chance.

Punpun was the one who fucked up royally most of the time, and Aiko ended up paying for his shit. It's just waay to fucking sad.

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I admit, a tiny part of me was thinking that maybe Shinji 2.0 will be able to save her.
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One of my favorite parts of Punpun is that it pretty much literally couldn't be made in any other medium.
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>>101548457
Nothing wrong with that if you are comfortable. If you aren't comfortable do something about it. If you aren't comfortable, and don't do something about it at leastdon't whine. And if you aren't comfortable, don't do something about it and whine you are a terrible person and you should die.
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>>101548345
I always imagined him having such a smooth voice. like a really smooth Morgan Freeman

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Punpun would have made a decent novel
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>>101548854
But the whole concept of the character design shifts would be impossible.
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>>101548692
> Aiko ended up paying for his shit.
What are you talking about? Aiko paid for her shit and the lot she received in life not for Punpun's shit. If anything Punpun was the only one, as fucked up as he was, tried to help her.
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>>101548906
Exactly. This manga really shows how the medium can be used in ways other media cannot.
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>>101548854
Not really. A huge part of Punpun was how his appearance constantly changed to fit his opinion of himself/some other thing. Also, a lot of scenes in the manga rely on the visuals as opposed to dialogue.
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>>101548931

Tell me what she did to deserve all the shit happening to her.

Punpun, on the other hand, was the one who destroyed her trust. Even after that badminton match, where she thought they would be reunited, he fucking chose to be "honorable" and send him to that badminton player.

>>101548905
What volumes/chapter are these from?
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while Inio probably couldn't do it, I guarantee that Punpuns avatar could be translated into a self description

>It was at that moment, that Punpun was a bird no more. Instantly, as if by some universal force, Punpun became a Samurai. Punpun the samurai slowly inched his way out of the door, trying not to draw attention to his strange new behavior

>Punpun, at last understanding Akio's pain turned a bitter black. In spite of this, no one seemed to notice. Punpun alone was aware of his newfound blackness

I'm probably also shit, but it's possible. Give it to some author who's good at fantasy
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>>101549307
>Tell me what she did to deserve all the shit happening to her.
She didn't left her mother to rot when she was old enough to do it.
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>>101549353
>It was at that moment, that Punpun was a bird no more. Instantly, as if by some universal force, Punpun became a Samurai. Punpun the samurai slowly inched his way out of the door, trying not to draw attention to his strange new behavior
fucking christ, no
it's turning show into tell and it's gross
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>>101549353

It's not the same though. Even if the author describes characters a certain way people tend to form images in their heads that might differ. Plus those images tend to stick, so even if the author describes a massive change in a character, the reader might not actually visualize it properly and just end up with the old image.
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>>101549353
It's not the same as it actually happening right before your eyes, and remaining that way. It could work, but it would take an extremely talented writer to convey it in the same way.
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>>101549307
> Even after that badminton match
Punpun by then was a fucking kid. He didn't know better. When he became an adult he did what he could.
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>>101549432

Can you seriously just leave your mother after she gets disabled?
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>>101549520
If she has been abusing me since I was a child of course.
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>>101549307

What's the difference between pyramid-head punpun and black cotton swab-head punpun?
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>>101549516

Aiko was a kid too.
I don't see your point?

Punpun is like John Constantine. He ruins everyone around him.
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>>101549861
He wasn't responsible for Aiko and he did what he thought was the right thing to do with the mind of a kid.
In the story everyone is fucked up independently of Punpun.
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>>101536156
This scene is actually reminiscent of this one. Remember that in Japanese, they both say the exact same words (suki).
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>>101549755

One is edgy.

I don't actually remember. Wasn't the pyramid version when he completely withdrew from society for a while?
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>my heart

their loss of innocence is what shattered me the most.

Am I looking too far into it when I say that the fact that Aiko was a virgin was proof that she really DID love Punpun?
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>>101550046

Did anyone else feel a somewhat sudden change in tone after Volume 3?
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>>101540605
>YFW you notice that sachi is a stand in for Asano.
>YFW you remember that part where they say she had firm big hands.
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>>101550470
>That tuft of hair.
Hnnnng!
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Do you know what siggraph video that gif came from?
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Anyone up for a Punpun dump tomorrow?
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>>101535459
I'm late to the thread. What series is this? Is it one of those tragic love stories like sundome?>>101537677
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>>101552974
Goodnight Punpun.

If you haven't read it yet, I'd recommend you'd leave the thread. I'm currently dumping Chapter 1 if you're interested in reading it, but I'd imagine people might spoiler it for you.
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>>101553029
I'll stay and read it here from you. I was really really touched by sundome's ending. It was the first time I read a manga that affected me emotionally like that. I cried like a baby while reading the last chapter.
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>>101553129

I've not read Sundome, but Punpun fucked me up good the first time I read it.
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i can kind of guess where the story will end based on some of the pics i spoiled myself with. I will still read this story. I highly suggest you pick up sundome
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Once I finish up Sangokushi I'll give Sundome a read. Cheers for the suggestion.
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Anyone know what the purpose of the hide-and-seek was?
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He did nothing wrong.
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He did plenty wrong, but that was one thing he didn't do wrong.
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Shame Punpun got a happy ending.

I guess its true

Good things happen to bad people
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Well even though I guess no one wants to talk, I'll just say what I wanted to say

I think that it's quite incredible how much expression and emotion Asano was able to get out of Punpun, in terms of art.

I mean I could draw punpun's basic form. But Asano really fucking thought outside the box when it came to expressing emotion and stuff. I re-read all of Punpun before I read the final volume, and stuff like pyramid Punpun and devil Punpun is just fucking brilliant.

I still remember the live typesetting threads for volumes 11 and 12. They were fucking insane

"Am I...going to be killed here?

"...Yes"

and then /a/ lost it's mind
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>>101554872

There was no conversation happening anymore so I decided to dump the first Volume.

You're free to start a conversation though, if it's something we haven't discussed to death anyway I'll gladly join.
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Yea, as someone else said this is only really possible in a visual medium. You couldn't pull this off in a book.
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No, you're right. Punpun never went to prison. There's a time skip between the last chapter and the chapter in which Punpun dreams about Aiko.
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Honestly, she was drawn beautifully. When you first saw her, here; how unexpected her end. Marvelous character.
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Who was your favorite character?
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For me, Sachi was the most likeable but Punpun was more interesting as a character to read about.
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Do you think you'll pick up another project with the completion of this one? A series as interesting as Goodnight Punpun?
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>reading this while listening to keaton henson

it really intensifies the feels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8f9sMxzdFM
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I already think I'm doing several projects as interesting as Punpun, but that's just my opinion, I guess.
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Yeah he became a total NEET when he was a pyramid.
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Im just wholly confused at this manga. Why does it feature a bird man thing instead of a person?
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It's a genetic trait that runs in his family.
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Ok so what does everyone think of the ending

I feel its the first serious mangas that ended on a good note
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God this thread is disgusting. Feels, mangas, retard posting mangafox. Worst part of all, no one said anything.



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