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Punpun Thread Because Viz's official release just came

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Punpun Thread

Because Viz's official release just came out today.
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>>138680154
Dang son, that's pretty cool. Though I don't know if I'd want to put myself through that emotional rollercoaster trainwreck? again
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I want a graduation gift too.
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>>138680154
I just went and bought the JP tanks when I saw viz was doing 3in1 volumes, I don't need to snap the spines the first time I read it.

On a side note dark horse is doing reprints of Planates
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>>138680154
This manga destroyed my life.
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>>138681115
It's only 2-in-1, which isn't that bad but is a bit unwieldly. Also there's digital editions I guess.
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Who got their copy, faggots?
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Nice.

I wasn't keen on the last few volumes, but it's still a pretty good read.
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This faggot and seki almost made me drop this

His chapters are so fucking dumb and boring
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>>138681862
>tumblr
he saved the world faggot
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>>138681739
yeah
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Back side
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>>138681737
Huh, well I'm not really sure how they're gonna fit 13 volumes into 3 volumes, I assumed they'd be thick as fuck.
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How's the translation? Can it measure up to Hox?
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>>138682305
I think there's going to be more than 3 volumes, although I'm not sure if there'll be a 3-in-1 or just a single volume at some point.
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What is this manga about, anon?
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when are the rest of the volumes coming out?
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>>138680154
Normalfag and cuck propaganda
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>>138683420
The second is out in June, the third in September, then the rest will probably be released every 3 months like that.
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>>138681862
I thought Seki was a breddy good character , but Pegasus was fucking useless.
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>>138683403
that no matter what, you'll always be a disgusting failure and a loser and that you should kill yourself because you'll never amount to anything

not even kidding, either. that's what Asano said
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>>138680154
I only paced myself reading this manga because it kept making me want to kill myself. Anyone else?
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>that cover
America strikes again.
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Honestly I thought the childhood era part of the manga was the best and really resonated with me. Then it kind of just dragged on and became uninteresting to me after awhile
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>>138684075
>dragged on and became uninteresting
Much like living life as an adult.
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>>138684197
Yes, but I don't read manga to read something realistic.
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Most overrated manga ever made, and only edgy teenagers and manchildren think it's god's gift.
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>>138684407
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>>138684353
>I don't read manga to read something realistic
>punpun is a slice of life manga
How retarded can you get?
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>>138684696
There was definitely something different about it though, it kind of has a surreal element and I really liked that.
That's what I liked about the childhood arc, and also the character development and interaction. It's definitely not a typical slice manga though.
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>>138680154
>they're not doing the original volumes 1 by 1 with the same covers
The absolute madmen.
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So what image will the spines make when all the volumes are together?
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>>138684995
A big punpun that's the tip of his beak
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How's Viz' translation quality in general? I only read some of their shonenshit (Hero Academia and One Piece, mainly) and it was okay-ish.
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>>138680154
I just finished my copy, it turns out the translation I used before wasn't terrible and it's just really strange, I'm not sure what half of this stuff is supposed to mean, like the adults, I get that he's drawing them from the perspective of punpun, that they're all crazy to him, but trying to make sense of the details leaves me with nothing a lot of the time, i'm not sure why only some of the kids are crazy though.
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I saw it like two days ago in Barnes and Noble, I didn't know it was localized. It was a nice surprise, and I bought in on the spot.
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I read this in like 3 days back when I hit rock bottom. Really helped.
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>>138685625
I get the feeling that Punpun is originally a comedy manga, or at least slice of life with comedy on the side, hence 'lolsorandumb xD' jokes every now and then. The interview with Asano kinda disproves this though.
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>>138684845
I'm assuming because they don't think it will sell.
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>>138685625
another one, I think author just likes drawing adults going crazy, I don't know if this keeps going all through the series though
>>138685737
It feels like they're supposed to have a point, I wasn't really looking at them as jokes
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>>138681737
It's about the same length as their Solanin, right? I didn't think was bad as far as size goes.
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Punpun is the only thing I regret reading, it fucked me up man
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>>138685686
Is it as good as the fan translation? The people that did that and Solanin did a god tier job. I remember buying the official english Solanin and being really disappointed with the comparatively bland localization.
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>>138685747
Well i know i won't be buying them because of this.
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>>138684845
This.

Come on Viz, I want to spend more money. Punpun is olev
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>>138685970
That's fine, but I don't blame them for doing it. I'll be buying it.
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>>138686066
Me neither, i just really liked the look of the original covers and everything.
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Gonna be honest, I never knew what the fuck this expression was supposed to convey
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>2015+1 AD
>Viz is still editing FX on non-SJ manga
Why is this still happening? I don't understand.
This is not a children's manga.
Will not buy. Not even pirating their release.
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My Barnes and Noble was selling it on Sunday (release dates, how do they work?) but the only copies they still had on the shelf were fucking mutilated. Ripped pages, bent covers, broken spines, red permanent marker, the worst condition manga I've seen outside of libraries.

Fuck knows I wasn't going to ask someone if they had more in the back, so I ordered mine from Amazon today.
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>>138686192
My feet hurt, etc.
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>>138685822
the big girl really stands out, I don't think your supposed to like her but I really hate her, again though, the only kid that really stands out as crazy, most of the characters Pupun's age are drawn normally, some are dumb like Punpun but others like the kid who moves away are probably the closest the manga gets to having normal people, and maybe his Uncle
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>>138682189
Wow, I really hate this
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>>138685908
I think I like the fan one more, going through it now
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>outstanding atmosphere/art (backgrounds are traced though)
>great main characters (punpun, mom, uncle)
>mediocre main story (pun pun)
>awful side story (pegasus)
>terribly handled character development on every single character other than pun pun, especially aiko (yet she is the catalyst for the entire fucking series)

punpun is overrated as fuck, despite being one of my favorite manga
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>>138686702
Yeah I figured. Not that big a deal since it's still nice to have physical, but the fan group really knocks these out of the park.
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is this actually a picture of Asano?
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How is the release, I'm thinking of buying it. I'm very influenced/inspired artistically by punpun, and not so much asano's other work.

http://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Punpun-Vol-Inio-Asano/dp/1421586207

This is it right? Looks like vol 2/3 (all of them?) release june/sept
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I preordered and got it today, sad to here it's an inferior translation
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>>138683803
literally saved the world tho
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>>138684995
Has Viz released any more of those junji ito ominbus-things?
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>>138689884
So far it's just Uzumaki, Gyo and Fragments of Horror which is a collection of short stories. Another publisher put out the cat one but I haven't bought it yet.
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>>138690053
Oh neat I wasn't aware of the Fragmants of Horror one, I'll have to pick that up.

I have spring break next week and just bought the first volume of Planates as well as A Girl on the Shore so I'll have some good stuff to read. I'm happy to be re-reading punpun as well, although I think I liked the fan translation slightly better but I still love it.
not that anyone cares ;_;
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Got an email saying there's a package waiting for me at the post office! Too late to pick it up now. Gee, I wonder what it could be?
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How is "What a Wonderful World!"? I've seen it on amazon and just read the description and thought it seemed pretty good. Although I've only read punpun I really enjoyed Asano's work, particularly his drawing style and characters
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>>138686695
I hate how they decided to release this series in omnibus format, but honestly, it's tolerable. What I absolutely detest is that they are doing a huge disservice to the series by making these shitty front and back covers. The cover for volume 2 looks like absolute garbage.
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>>138690312
The series is a great read. A story to pass the time really, as it has no 1 continuous story. It's just different people, who at some point for minor reasons, come across other people from previous chapters. I highly recommend it.
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>>138690676
Nice, I'll give it a buy. Are there only the two volumes?
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>>138681739
Clean your nails anon
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>>138690624
I agree.
While I've been learning japanese and am no where near close to reading it well (I looked at some pages and there was a ton of kanji I didn't recognize), I want to buy the japanese releases because they seem so much nicer. This is one of my favorite manga so having two copies of the series wouldn't be too bad
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>>138681115
3-in-1 larger format volumes are the only reason Ive bought localized manga.
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>>138683403
you're a fucked up person who doesn't know what to do with your life that fails at everything you do because, and the only solace you have in your miserable existence is that there are so many people going through the same mental anguish with no solution in sight for them either.
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>>138683403
It's about the blackhole of emptiness that exists in a certain child and how he never really got over it. Also, about the absence of God, or fathers
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How does viz's translations fare with hox'd and entropy's scanlations?
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>>138681739
Got mine
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>>138686719
Honestly, I feel like it couldn't have ended any other way for Aiko. She had been fucked over by everyone for her entire life, and Punpun was the climax of it all that pushed her past the point of no return.
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>>138691333
Its her fault for getting a boyfriend in middle school. What a slut
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I read like 132 chapters, but I couldn't take all the cult shit.

Seriously, what's with that?
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>>138691424
they saved the world, like, literally
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>>138691484
That's stupid and doesn't belong in a comic like pun Pun.
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>>138691501
who are you to say?
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>>138682585
>tinkle hoy
IT'S TINKLE TINKLE HOY WHAT THE FUCK
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>>138691546
I don't know, common sense.

It'd be like an alien invasion in Jane Eyre. Also, it sucked, so maybe it'd be a different story if it were well done.
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>>138691732
I know what you mean, though yeah.
Honestly I wasn't that much of a fan of the pegasus side-story either, but it is what it is and I'm glad it all kind of meant something in actually saving the world instead of being pointless even though it probably could've been omitted a bit.
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>>138691778
The world doesn't need to be at stake in Pun Pun.

All you need is the story of Pun Pun and his fucked up life. The Pegasus story was bizarre and pointless, even if he did end up saving the world.

It's like the opposite of Melancholia
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>>138691878
You're not wrong
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>>138683403
An existential tale about coming of age and love.
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>>138691878
>The world doesn't need to be at stake in Pun Pun.
The point was that some kids feel like the world revolves around them, and that when faced with troubles it seems like the world is ending. Punpun felt like his troubles were bigger than they actually were. The world was never ending, it was all in his head. And when the world did in fact not end, he could move on with his life. The Pegasus group was just a surreal way for the mangaka to tell the story going on in Punpun's mind.
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How is Asano's new manga?
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>>138692071
I just saw it today and while I haven't read it the art looks really nice as usual
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>>138692069
but the world almost did end though. Pegasus and his group stopped it
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>>138692146
Did they, though? It felt like nothing really happened and anything that seemed to be their doing was just in the head of those who bore the same kind of emptyness and hallucinations Punpun had within him.
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>>138692191
I think I read in an interview with Asano that they did. I can try and find it quick
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>>138692146
Don't take it at face value. Pegasus and his apocalypse was all a metaphor, they were fake superheroes protecting the world from a molehill of a problem.
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>>138692191
found it:
https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/inio-asano-interview-reality-is-tough-so-read-this-manga-about-cute-girls-and-feel-better/
It's a good read, although I like your explanation as well
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>>138692071
It's really fucking good.
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>>138692069
It's like I get that, but I'm just so annoyed by how poorly it was handled.

I don't know about anyone else, but ever Pegasus chapter was so momentum killing for me that it was actually painful.
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>>138692071
Go read it. It's good.
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>>138681115
>On a side note dark horse is doing reprints of Planates
siiiiiiiick
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>>138692278
>>138692372
The Gentle Man right?
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>>138692372
Whats the name of it?
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God is like an editor or a friend of the author's, right? I completely forget who he is, but I remember getting an answer however many years ago during translation threads.
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>>138692648
I kind of want a shirt with Gods face on it
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At the end, why did Aiko put her own panties in her mouth before hanging herself, when you die, you dont scream out
Why did the mother have to attack them and force pun pun to kill her.
Why couldn't they just told her, got the hell out of there and moved town.
Why did the author force all that bad shit to happen.
If it didn't, Punpun and Aiko could have worked in agriculture or whatever it was. It might have been hard, but it would be worth it.
Why couldn't this end on a happier note? One where if you work hard, you can live with someone you love.

And why the fuck did Punpun decide to stick with that Sachi bitch and help raise some fucking kid?
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>>138692689
http://perplexitees.com/na-store/#!goodnight+punpun?q=T243665

Knock yourself out
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>>138692699
because life sucks sometimes
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People actually buy manga?
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>>138692762
Broken store. Nothing shows up
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>>138692882
Works for me bro
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>>138692882
works for me
:^)
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>>138692882
works4me
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>>138692619
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>>138692254
>DDDD is an Asano version of K-On!, and then partway through the series…the K-On! characters kill someone or something

Holy shit, I'm dying over here!

Great interview thanks for the link
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>>138682481
>Viz
Without a doubt
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>>138680154
This shit gave my depression depression.

>post your favorite panels/spreads
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I haven't read much from Viz in a long time, did they suddenly changed for the better?

I remember them butchering translations and even flat out censoring things, they were scum.
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>>138681739
I'm gonna buy it when they're all out.

HYPE
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>>138694130
This was like a major turning point in the manga. And it was beautifully done. I felt everything snap even without knowing what was coming next.
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>>138694283
>>138694283
>I felt everything snap even without knowing what was coming next.
This. It was the best moment for sure.
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>>138691878
>All you need is the story of Pun Pun and his fucked up life.
Not really, the whole manga's punctuated by bits focusing on other characters and their issues. Pegasus himself was annoying to see talk, but I thought the addition of the cult overall made thematic sense.
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Pun pun a shit snot nosed kid a best character
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>>138694449
Snot nosed kid literally worshiped a shit.
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>>138694130
Crushed.
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>>138694178
They're ok now. Nothing wrong besides the occasional wrong translation. Zero censorship.
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>>138694283
She basically saved his life in his darkest moment. I don't think any other moment in any other manga ever gave me the feels like that scene did.
I just love how everything turned out for the better for Punpun in the end.
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Would've been good if the length had been cut in half and the cult shit removed.
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>>138688155
>sad to here
Why do people who are barely literate worry about bad translations?
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>>138684995
>Tokyo Ghoul
please fuck off cross-poster
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>>138686213
Might as-well just read the japanese then.
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>>138692595
>The Gentle Man right?
Didn't know translations were avaible but DDDD is really good
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>>138682189
That description is awful.
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>>138686785
Asano doesn't look like that, he has straight hair and a horseface.
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>>138686785
You tell me.
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>>138694130
I really loved the pages of ''has my face always looked like this?'', you know the ones.
Also, how he began to narrate his life, as if writing a story, after he had began writing stories for Sachi
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I need to finish this, I read the first 20 chapters last summer but never continued. Guess I'd better start from chapter 1 again and stick with it.
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For those who have not seen it - Asano draws and talks about manga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEh0AeRVlc
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>>138699663
Nice, I'll check this out later. From reading the interview he seems like a real cool guy.
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>>138690624
Volume 1's cover looks fine. It stands out in bookstores and has a pleasing enough design. That volume 2 cover looks like shit, though, yeah.
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the cult is the only thing that's interesting in punpun
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>>138694130
It's cliche, but it feels great to own the physical copy of the book that his this spread.
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