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Goodnight Punpun

A dark coming-of-age tale where slice-of-life slices back.

Created by Inio Asano | MoreLess about Goodnight Punpun

This is Punpun’s coming-of-age story. His parents’ marriage is falling apart. His dad goes to jail, and his mom goes to the hospital. Punpun has to live with his loser uncle. He has a crush on a girl who lives in a weird cult. He tries talking with God about his problems, but God is a jerk. Punpun keeps hoping things will get better, but they really, really don’t.

Inio Asano, a bona fide earthling, was born in Ibaraki, Japan, in 1980. In 2001, his short story “Uchu kara Konnichiwa” (Hello from Outer Space) won the first Sunday GX Rookie Prize. Later GX published his series Subarashii Sekai, available in English from VIZ Media as What a Wonderful World! His series solanin, Goodnight Punpun and Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction are also available from VIZ Media. Other works by Asano include Hikari no Machi (City of Light), Nijigahara Holograph, and Umibe no Onna no Ko (A Girl on the Shore).

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Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1

Meet Punpun Punyama. He’s an average kid in an average town.

He wants to win a Nobel Prize and save the world.

He wants the girl he has a crush on to like him back.

He wants to find some porn.

That’s what he wants, but what does he get…?

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