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744 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6849 11:03

I'm hesitant to explain mainly because I cannot clearly form my thoughts. For one thing, I read it 6 months ago. I have a bad memory and can't recall specifics. However, I'll try my best to explain the impressions that remain - just take it with a tablespoon of salt.

Oyasumi Punpun has beautiful art, an engaging plot, and much more complex characters than your average manga. It really is a great work. I think it achieved its goals most perfectly in the childhood days.

However, as Punpun grows older, the manga loses some of its focus and depth. Its depiction of humanity is skewed. All the characters are frustratingly introspective. Now, having experienced deep depression and being pretty neurotic myself, I identified with this. However, there's more to life than that.

I think maturing entails gaining greater awareness of the world around you, and using this awareness to take control of your own fate and truly care for others. Yet most characters in Punpun never transcend their 20-something angst. It's a step up from teenage angst, but still an over-simplified perspective on the probles of the soul.

In short, I appreciated Oyasumi Punpun's look into the dark cyclic minds of lonely souls, but it wasn't as nuanced as I'd hoped.

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