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  1. Jangaka says:

    Recently got back into manga, and took notice of Asano’s work. Mainly because of the “weird” titles, and of course the excellent art.

    I’ve started out with DDDDD and was amazed with the art, the characterization, the mixing of elements that at the end all seem to come together (haven’t read volume 10 yet). After a short break with some lighter manga I’ve started Goodnight Punpun. Again, fantastic art combined with a realistic (if somewhat heavy on the depressing stuff) story and fantastic characterization.

    Yesterday I read serotinin and Downfall back to back and was somewhat disappointed. serotinin is too sweet and “normal” and Downfall doesn’t do anything that Goodnight Punpun did better. Goodnight Punpun is clearly Asano’s magnum opus.

    All in all I think Asano is manga’s genius, and at the moment my favorite modern mangaka. Going to read Holograph and A Girl on the Shore tonight. Can’t wait!

  2. em says:

    Thank you so much for this article! It was so satisfying to read, and Inio Asano is my biggest inspiration, by his art and stories. Seems like a collective autobiography !
    Good work 🙂

    1. John says:

      No problem! It was a lot of work so I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on it. Thank you!

  3. Clement Lumumba says:

    Really loved your in-depth analysis on Asano’s work. Would like hear more once more of his manga are English licensed. Solanin was nice really resonated with me, being as I’m graduating soon.

    1. John says:

      I appreciate you. Solanin is one of my favorites of Asano’s and one of my favorite manga in general!

  4. Jed says:

    Thanks for this.

    Punpun was great but think it scarred me for life. Have read City of light as well which was also really good. I’m interested to read his other works.

    1. John says:

      No problem! I’m sure Punpun had that effect on many lol.