Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Goodnight Punpun series.

Staff Reviews

All aboard the pain train!!!

Punpun's life is genuinely tragic--and no, it's not because he's a simplistic, tampon-shaped bird in a world full of uncanny humans. His home life is rough, his crush clearly has some issues of her own, and his friends get into some mischief that threatens to turn dangerous. Come along to root for this clear-hearted (if emotionally addled) little guy as he struggles to make it through with the help of his uncle and the shining face of his persoal God, who visits to yell at him periodically. Lean into the strangeness!

— From Alyson


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

This is Punpun Onodera’s coming-of-age story. His parents’ marriage is falling apart. His dad goes to jail, and his mom goes to the hospital. He has to live with his loser uncle. He has a crush on a girl who lives in a weird cult. Punpun 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.

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…?

About the Author

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 other works include Hikari no Machi (City of Light), Nijigahara Holograph and Umibe no Onna no Ko (A Girl on the Shore), as well as solanin and Goodnight Punpun, also available from VIZ Media.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781421586205
ISBN-10: 1421586207
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Goodnight Punpun