Author Topic: Goodnight Punpun  (Read 4788 times)

Goodnight Punpun
« on: May 18, 2019, 02:53:42 PM »
Has anyone read this manga? It makes me feel twenty again. It's incredible. So sad and full of truth and bullshit and yearning and fleeting ecstasy and uncertainty. I've not finished it yet but this is one of the best things I've read in years. Like a more base, introverted Murakami in tone. Truly wonderful.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 08:40:30 PM »
I bought book 1. Let's see how right you are!

Danger Man

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 02:00:13 PM »
I shall buy this as I currently have more money than I know what to do with.

If it turns out to be the mangalic equivalent of Animal Collective then somebody is going to get slapped legs.

Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 03:17:23 PM »
I should say that it's the later books which make me feel twenty again, similar life outlook in some ways, bad attitude towards relationships, but it's great from the start.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »
£17 fucking quid a pop???

OK, I've bought volume one. Let's see how this goes.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 11:08:19 AM »
Has anyone read this manga? It makes me feel twenty again. It's incredible. So sad and full of truth and bullshit and yearning and fleeting ecstasy and uncertainty. I've not finished it yet but this is one of the best things I've read in years. Like a more base, introverted Murakami in tone. Truly wonderful.

Comics are for kids, mate.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 11:26:31 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 11:53:45 AM »

Twit 2

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 12:25:49 PM »
Drawing women with big tits? Something a teenager would do?

samadriel

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 01:32:03 PM »
More big legs, really.

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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 05:32:46 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 12:54:44 PM »
I knew I should have posted Chris Ware's wiki page.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2019, 12:33:26 PM »
Only read chapter one so far.

Starts off very Japanese-by-the-numbers with a shy boy at school but the plot ramps up 20 pages in.

Twed

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2019, 11:33:40 PM »
A girl who has broken my heart repeatedly and whose heart I have repeatedly broken compared me to Punpun and gifted me the first volume. I think I need to heal before I read it, but I did read some out loud to her last weekend, before what at this point I can only describe as ANOTHER ENTRY IN THIS HUGE CYCLE OF PAIN.

Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2019, 11:39:34 AM »
It made me feel heartbreak again, maybe that's another reason it made me feel so young. I haven't been heartbroken in years and years but it sure makes life intense. Apologies if that's patronising at this point in time but it's true. Many of my burning memories are either from intense love affairs, fantasies of love affairs to come, crushing heartbreak and desperate yearning or emerging triumphant into a new phase of life. Goodnight Punpun has all of that.

Twed

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2019, 02:44:47 PM »
That sounds very appealing and relatable to me. I will read it in 2045 because it will definitely kill me.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2019, 02:48:06 PM »
Smarties make me naughty

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2019, 09:55:43 PM »
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Has anyone read this manga?

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2019, 05:24:57 AM »
A girl who has broken my heart repeatedly and whose heart I have repeatedly broken compared me to Punpun and gifted me the first volume. I think I need to heal before I read it, but I did read some out loud to her last weekend, before what at this point I can only describe as ANOTHER ENTRY IN THIS HUGE CYCLE OF PAIN.

Genuinely curious; is it possible to read aloud a comic to someone in an effective manner? Did you just read out the speech bubbles (and put on silly voices when you did) or did you describe each facial expression and each china-delicate nuance of every image with colorful evocative language?

Twed

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2019, 05:17:20 PM »
No it was an abject failure.

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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2019, 05:44:29 PM »
And now Punpun makes a face which conveys every simultaneous emotion you could imagine feeling in such a situation.

Twed

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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 10:56:36 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 11:29:14 PM »
Bravo.

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Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2020, 01:58:54 AM »
This is so good.  I can find something to relate to on practically every page, even the sadder, scummier moments you usually wouldn't give voice to.  Ta for starting this thread.  It evens out all that weird 'I discovered the coronavirus' swaggerjacking.

Re: Goodnight Punpun
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 08:28:51 AM »
No worries. Great to hear you're enjoying it. 👍


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« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 08:49:47 AM »
Tinkle hoy

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