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13th Manga Division Jury Selections

Oyasumi Pun Pun

Story manga [Japan]



Father has disappeared, and Mother is in hospital, leaving the boy, whose name is “Pun Pun,” alone. This is a coming-of-age tale of an ordinary boy living in a town. The boy, even though he is drawn as just a scribble, somehow moves the reader intensely. This is an unprecedented tragicomedy arousin great emotion, balanced between surrealistic humor and irritating realism.