Because Viz's official release just came out today.
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
It's only 2-in-1, which isn't that bad but is a bit unwieldly. Also there's digital editions I guess.
This faggot and seki almost made me drop this
His chapters are so fucking dumb and boring
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.
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
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.
So what image will the spines make when all the volumes are together?
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.
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.
another one, I think author just likes drawing adults going crazy, I don't know if this keeps going all through the series though
It feels like they're supposed to have a point, I wasn't really looking at them as jokes
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.
Gonna be honest, I never knew what the fuck this expression was supposed to convey
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.
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
I think I like the fan one more, going through it now
>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
is this actually a picture of Asano?
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.
This is it right? Looks like vol 2/3 (all of them?) release june/sept
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 ;_;
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I read like 132 chapters, but I couldn't take all the cult shit.
Seriously, what's with that?
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.
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
>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.
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.
It's a good read, although I like your explanation as well
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.
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.
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?
>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
This shit gave my depression depression.
>post your favorite panels/spreads
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.
>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.
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.
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
It's cliche, but it feels great to own the physical copy of the book that his this spread.