>>138201710 Maybe to add to the surrealness of the manga while at the same time lightening up some of the darker stuff a bit? It's easier to see something horrible if it's presented in such a cartoonish way instead of in the style Asano uses for the other characters.
Snippets from an interview https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/inio-asano-interview-reality-is-tough-so-read-this-manga-about-cute-girls-and-feel-better/
>"if Punpun had a normal face, there are probably a lot of parts in the manga that I couldn’t have done. For example, I suppose I could draw the face of someone killing another person if I were to try, but I don’t think that’s a manga people would want to read. The goal is to keep people reading, after all, and I think Punpun’s face plays a big role in that." >"I wanted to take the readers coming to the book because they thought Punpun was cute, and upset them. (laugh) I wanted to say to the reader, “Here’s a different kind of manga. Look at what kind of depths of reality manga can plumb.”
>>138201856 I thought it was the other way around, to make it harder to self-insert. Of course you can identify with him, but with the way the manga went in the second half I really don't think it's meant for self-insertion.
>>138203251 >Inio said during the interview that he made the arc as revenge for losing sales during Yuuichi's flashback arc. wat. but that's one of the best arc. the storytelling on that arc is fucking great and also an awesome change of pace.
>>138203913 Come on now. As has been pointed out, the manga is widely considered good. That means the onus is on you to prove why most people are wrong. You might think this isn't fair but that's how it works.
>>138203749 Good art and composition, masterful visual storytelling, pacing, manages to both incorporate character depth and interaction that's much more personal than most manga while seamlessly combining fantastical imagery with its very realistic setting.
>>138203982 >Good art and composition I'll give you that.
>, masterful visual storytelling, pacing, manages to both incorporate character depth and interaction that's much more personal than most manga while seamlessly combining fantastical imagery with its very realistic setting. Elaborate.
>>138204014 If you've read the manga you'd know that most of its most striking moments are told by the art alone and without words \ narration, sometimes the imagery is even contrary to the narration.
Most manga would never dare having characters as flawed as Punpun, his mother, his uncle, and the women in the cast are almost the complete opposite of the generic archetypes of the girls in most manga whose primary purpose is to be cute (not to sound like Tumblr or anything, but it's just the truth). To put it concisely, the characters just feel very realistic in a very realistic setting, and to be able to flesh them out and tell their story with imagery that's surreal is brilliant.
>>138204121 You started out by making the claims that PunPun isn't good, but rather is just average, and people want you to elaborate on that, but all you've done is endlessly try to shift the burden of proof onto those who want to understand your point of view. Nobody is being fanatical here, you are just getting desperate in your shitposting attempts.
>>138204139 >If you've read the manga you'd know that most of its most striking moments are told by the art alone and without words \ narration, sometimes the imagery is even contrary to the narration. I agree, but that doesn't make Punpun itself a great story. It's far too repetitive and dull for large parts of the manga; that drains the effectiveness of said images. Those scenes are only effective if they're fueled by the context of the story or if their are strong, compelling internalizations going on within the characters, but Punpun's just another boring coming of age story with uninteresting, very simple, unintelligent characters.
>Most manga Who cares. What other manga do isn't relative to the quality of Punpun.
>To put it concisely, the characters just feel very realistic in a very realistic setting Elaborate.
>and to be able to flesh them out and tell their story with imagery that's surreal is brilliant. Elaborate.
>>138204288 >Those scenes are only effective if they're fueled by the context of the story or if their are strong, compelling internalizations going on within the characters This doesn't mean anything by itself. You need to elaborate.
>>138204334 No, you're just an idiot with terrible comprehension.
>>138204340 It's a coming of age story, by that very virtue it's repetitive. From your clearly angered posts, I can tell you're a fanatic who absolutely hates the idea of people finding your favorite manga average.
>So you admit Punpun isn't average? Nope, it's extremely average. You were using it's deviations from the norm as a means of arguing Punpun's quality, which is stupid. As far as story quality goes, Punpun is indeed average.
>>138204288 I'm not that guy, but I'd agree that the actual content of Punpun's story isn't anything particularly special. I just think that a simple story told well is a really fantastic thing.
The author even comments on this through the interactions between Sacchi and her Editor. Some people (you) don't get much out of this kind of story, and that's perfectly fine.
I found Punpun to be insanely engaging. It drew me in and had me badly wanting to read the next volume. I can't perfectly quantify WHY I found it so engaging, but I could probably do a decent job if I wrote a paper on it.
But this is an image board, and its okay to sum up your stance on something without providing a mountain of evidence and explanation.
>>138205536 I'm not talking about the plot which doesn't have much to it, the characters are pretty generic and it has the usual bullshit of being afraid to keep characters dead at the cost of the story.
>>138205602 >he plot which doesn't have much to it Are you serious? It's one of the more convoluted ever. >the characters are pretty generic Literally how >It has the usual bullshit of being afraid to keep characters dead at the cost of the story. Kikurage's powers are established since the beginning and dying is not that much of a deal in-universe.
>>138205670 >Are you serious? It's one of the more convoluted ever. That's not a plus, it doesn't have much to it besides the week-by-week thrill of finding out the latest twist and fight, it doesn't have much in terms of profoundness and emotional impact, at least in the perspective of comparison to Punpun.
>Literally how Maybe generic isn't the right word, but the characters just aren't deep at all, they mostly exist to entertain the reader and move the convoluted plot along.
>Kikurage's powers are established since the beginning and dying is not that much of a deal in-universe. It doesn't matter if it's logically found in the universe, when it comes down to it the revival mechanism was created to permeate the author to bring favorite characters back, not the other way around. It's just a story device, whether it's a cat, a time machine or a fucking dragon ball, reviving dead characters extremely cheapens the story.
>>138205814 Wait, I'm not arguing Dorohedoro is better than PunPun, as I said I like them both and I don't think they are comparable, I replied to you because it's not right to say Dorohedoro's story is a mess.
>>138203470 >It's just extremely average This is one of the biggest examples I've ever seen of "now its popular, time to downgrade it" and don't take me for a dicksucker, i sincerely think more or less all the other stuff of this author sucks
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