Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1

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This is a bit of an odd duck. It is a slice of life story with great visuals, until you get to meet the main character, Punpun, and his family. They are all drawn in a crude and linear fashion; and in a way stand out from the rest of the visuals that are highly detailed. As a slice of life story there is not overarching bad guy, maybe except for life itself and the passage of time. Punpun is an average kid, going to an average school but his home life is in shambles and gets worse when his father is sent off to jail. He has a crush on the new girl in school but he has no idea where it will lead if anywhere and he just wants to be recognized as a person but does he get what he wants? Not all the time.

For people who read manga they will find many things that you can find in other coming of age stories, just that this time the main character is not defined; in a way you can put yourself into his nothingness. An interesting concept.

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Author Inio Asano
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 448 pages
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
Publish Date 15-Mar-2016
ISBN 9781421586205 Buy this Book
Issue June 2016
Category Sequential Art


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