Could any studio give this series justice if it were adapted?
Not really, no.
Let Yuasa direct it and it would probably work.
Think about it.
How can you handle all the black panel narration? Use a narrator, right? Then what do you do when the black panels become Punpun's dialogue? Use the same narrator?
Also, how can you handle all the visual narration that can only work in a comic book format?
Pun Pun is shit though.
>BAWWW MUH FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
SHAFT or Madhouse.
It'd have to be an OVA series, and it would need unlimited money
Nope, it'd be too hard to adapt to anime form. It's fine the way it is.
Whatever studio direct Welcome to the NHK.
Well a 3rd worlder like you has no worth anyway.
>baww i'm hungry
>baww muh poverty
SHAFT and Madhouse team up.
I wouldn't want to watch this shit again. It wasn't very fun to read and I don't even mean that in a bad way.
Everyone life is objectively worse/better from another persons perspective.
but I'm afraid we wouldn't get the delicious aiko sex scenes in anime format
so what did you guys think of the ending?
>afraid to do sex
Nah man it would work
>delicious aiko sex scenes
Don't you mean disturbing as fuck Aiko sex scenes? Punpun is a bad person.
I thought it fit pretty well. Was good to see Harumin again.
I wouldn't say he's a bad person, he's just completely fucked up and lost at that point. The sex scenes were pretty fucking distrubing though.
Gonzo = Madhouse > Gainax > everyone else
I think it would really be ruined in any other medium. I'm sure if they tried hard enough they could make it work, but they'd ruin the charm it had.
I'm a third worlder and I love punpun. stop being jelly of a fictional character
I don't think Punpun was quite himself at that point
Man, endgame Punpun was just terrible. He treated Aiko like such shit.
was kind of hoping for a more depressing ending, either Punpun dying/suicide or him ending up just like his dad with the cycle repeating
SHAFT for early years up until he leaves the family home as well as tetrahedron Punpun.
Madhouse for teens and everything else.
Perfection has been attained.
This. By the time she said "Punpun" he should have already been dead.
Who would they hire for thckgrounds?
This is important
that would probably have been my optimal ending, would have gone perfectly together with the "Good Night" right before it
I don't think I quite get what you mean. Punpun tried his best with Aiko when they were running away together
not even once
wow, I fucked up, the backgrounds
Shimizu and Seki got it way rougher in the end. One has to live with implied amnesia or loss of short-term memory. Like holy fuck was that depressing.
Punpun at the end of the manga. Sure he did everything for her, but he was just such a dick about everything.
Knocked her around a few times and was just a general dick.
so.....who or what is God supposed to be/represent? cynicism? schizophrenia?
why did Shimizu even lost his memory to begin with?
Very befitting of Punpun.
Blunt head trauma from the fire, I guess. He got dragged out of there with a face covered in blood. Plus, we did see at least one of the warriors covered under some rubble and metal junk.
What if they gave it the rotoscoped Aku no Hana treatment?
Good vibrations. ;_;
Actually I think he died in the fire. Seki is just imagining him.
Well, that sounds kind o-
OH FUCK. NO WONDER HE'S THERE WITH THEM.
>Punpun family is shaped after the real life birds
Anon, pls. You know the rules.
I thought that was obvious? It was a nice link to his friend imagining all that shit as well.
Get off my back, it's called quick reference material.
>on fucking PunPun
I can ignore most retards that read on mangafox, but reading PunPun there?
I sincerely hope you die.
It's called lazy posting.
Madhouse would probably best the best bet for an adaptation considering the success they've had with more stylized adaptations, though the real factor would be who serves as director. If you can get someone like Tatami Galaxy's Yuasa or Masayuki Kojima (did the Monster adaptation), someone with strong directoral vision, you could do well.
This is where I would see opportunity to allow the manga formatting to heavily influence the visuals. For PunPun's dialogue, you can have dialogue boxes pop up next to him and follow him around while everyone else talks normally. Instead of traditional narration for PunPun's internal monologues, you could use dialogue frames like you would see in silent films, the way they break into the action could vary and reflect the mood of the scene
If the anime would take such liberties with the format, I could see an anime looking great
As a citizen and resident of a shitty third-world country, I love Oyasumi PunPun.
it's a lot more depressing since he's still alive.
also with slut sachi having a child with her ex, i can imagine punpun thinking about how a girl she loved's inside been desecrated by an alpha male.
he also has to live with the fact that he was like his father, having to deal with domestic violence.
and most of all, he has to live by the fact that he did not get killed by aiko.
It would pretty much be impossible without an impeccable staff. I'd love to Tsubasa wo Kudasai as the ED though.
No no, you forgot the worst part.
Most of all he has to live with the fact that he will eventually forget the details about Aiko.
can someone explain the ending?
Shaft? They literally make slide shows.
Welp time to consider suicide.
Probably the 'devil on your shoulder' Just that little chaotic shit that tells you to do stupid things
Punpun had a hard life.
Aiko had a hard life.
People have hard lives.
oh and remember how aiko admitted that she's a great liar? that scene when punpun asked if aiko was the one who ended her life, she said it wasn't a lie. imo, punpun did kill her mother. aiko was protecting punpun through the end. if he realizes this, it just gets darker and darker.
Except for this guy. He gets all the pussy.
He was a good friend.
life is suffering, that is what makes it so beautiful and worth living. PunPun figured that out before it was too late; considering that I'd say it may be a bittersweet ending but defintiely a positive one
hey remember that one time where aiko raped punpun but sachi got mad and the hut burned down
I didn't really understand the point of that one. Is it because he's happy?
His girlfriend is kinda clingy and obsessive, but yea the two of them seemed to have the least problems.
Basically, yeah. He's remembered how to enjoy life and actually interact with people, and he's finally portrayed as his regular bird form again. Remember in the flashback near the end where his past selves were all the black-headed guys?
imagine establishing shots of people going to work on the streets of downtown, busy bustling city, kids playing in parks or whatever, then PunPun in his apartment staring blankly at the wall. Then smash cut to
PunPun was just fine today
enjoy your ass hamburgers
I thought it was the opposite and he genuinely was sad. He's accepted his life.
What made me doubt Shimizu died was that the man who sliced his throat in the fire wasn't in the spaceship too. Did he survive then?
He's cutting at his throat but you don't actually see him slice his throat proper. Might've chickened out or survived another way.
I guess that's true. I assumed Shimizu being in the spaceship meant that he lost all his imagination and memories so that's why he seemed really "normal" when coming out of the hospital. He lost that imaginative "god of poop" stuff when he got amnesia.
Maybe I was just in denial, but it makes it even sadder now to realise that Saki is saying made-up shit like Shimizu working as a nurse ;_;
More like, is there any director that can give this series justice.
Yuasa is the only one who can make something surrealist feel real
>Could any studio give this series justice if it were adapted?
While a good studio could save it from being shit, it doesn't matter how great the studio is if the director is a piece of shit that doesn't understand the source material.
With something like Punpun, you'd have to have the author on board or someone familar with the source material.
The thing about Oyasumi Punpun is that it's perfect just the way it is. It doesn't 'need' an anime adaptation.
>Yuasa is the only one who can make something surrealist feel real
Only if the series gets a decent budget. The voice actors are another big part that would make or break something like Punpun, if not the soundtrack.
However, the narrator would be one of the most important people to cast after Punpun.
This is all assuming whoever gets cares about capturing the feel of the manga. The problem with potentially big projects like this it goes from adapting something with a great source material to some arrogant fuck animu producer thinking they can 'improve' it by changing shit to appear to a wider audience.
>More like, is there any director that can give this series justice.
Without interjecting their own ideas in it? None.
Even the best director will want to add SOMETHING to make it better, regardless if doing so will take away from the original.
So the question isn't so much if there's a director who could give adapt Punpun and give the serial justice in animated form, it's if there's a director who's intention is to satisfy the original audience for the manga, without abandoning them solely to appeal to anime-only folks without dumbing down the original message.