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Desert Punk


Alt Names: alt 砂ぼうずalt Desert Punkalt 모래돌이alt Sand Boyalt Sunabo-zualt Sunabouzualt Sunabozualt Пустынная крыса
Author: Usune Masatoshi
Artist: Usune Masatoshi
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureComedy ComedyEcchi EcchiSci-fi Sci-fiSeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: After a nuclear war turns most of the Earth into desert wastelands, surviving humans had used the sands in order to survive. One of them is a professional mercenary named Sunabozu, who makes a living by hiring himself out to anyone who needs his talents.
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166 Comments

awww, kosuna, my sweet child, went and grew up... she's so badass now...



The war really changed things. Originally, Kanta only took Kosuna under his wing cuz he believed she'd grow up to look like Junko ;)

We knew from the start that she was bluffing and the picture she showed to Kanta wasn't her mother's. Still, at page 22 she doesn't look that flat, Kanta wouldn't hesitate to do her.

The war really changed things. Originally, Kanta only took Kosuna under his wing cuz he believed she'd grow up to look like Junko ;)



don't be bitter just because more people would rather read a series you don't like than read something you're scanlating. maybe for a seinen manga about guns and lawlessness, arms peddler is mild, and almost shounen in its plot direction. but maybe some people like that, and you just can't find it in yourself to look outside of your own ass.

Says Arms Peddler scanlator, lol.

 

I'm not saying that DP is great because I'm scanlating it. I'm saying it's great because it's a fact. My opinion about DP is one of the first here (I'm the 5th person to write about it here) and it was at least one and a half year before I even started working on this series.

Arms Peddler is just stupid and it's a waste of time. Graphics alone won't change it (not to mention that art isn't that great either, especially for a seinen).

 

Also, it's Desert Punk corner so it's a given there will be DP fans here and Desert Punk praising. It's actually amusing that you've come here only to cry about it :D. It only shows that you're not DP target audience. If you want me to discuss Arms Peddler with you I can but let's not do it here. I could make a very long list of reasons why the author of AP treats his readers like idiots (or you could read my posts on Animesuki) just not here.

 

 

don't be bitter just because more people would rather read a series you don't like than read something you're scanlating. maybe for a seinen manga about guns and lawlessness, arms peddler is mild, and almost shounen in its plot direction. but maybe some people like that, and you just can't find it in yourself to look outside of your own ass.

So now she grew up and took on a different name for herself. No big tities though. Can't help but think that with her being the main character the manga will end with the death of sunabozu, with a feel similar to the end of death note.

I'm glad I've rushed with typesetting DP chapters because as it turns out I have even less free time than anticipated. I'll finish volume 13 obviously but it might take a while. Unfortunately we don't have a translator and it looks like we won't have one. So spread the word, recommend this manga and maybe some other group will take over now that this manga has gained so many followers. When I've started working on this series (2 years ago, volumes 6+ are my work when it comes to typesetting/cleaning) it was a fraction of that and it's the only thing (short of paying a translator) that can get us further translation.

Well, Arms Peddler is a watered down Berserk (and Berserk is nothing more than a shadow of what it was before Miura grew senile) Art alone is the only good thing it has, but its pretty good art mind you.

 

There are many mangakas with good drawing skills but only a few (that I know of) who can also write a decent plot. Desert Punk has the whole package.

I'll never understand people who look at art when choosing manga while ignoring the plot and characters. Kaiji is one of the best manga there are and art is irrelevant. Detective Conan is one of the best shounen manga (and THE best detective manga) and art is irrelevant. Dorohedoro has very unique art (sometimes it's hard to tell what's in a frame) but it has great plot and characters.

As for Desert Punk, it has the best facial expressions out of all manga I know (since they are real expressions) and the art is great overall. There are no big eyed chicks here though if that's what you mean by good art.

 

Arms Peddler has maybe better art overall (not IMO though) but there the plot and characters are retarded and it shouldn't be released in seinen magazine. You can find my opinion about it on Animesuki (the discussion is long though). Out of curiosity I've checked more recent chapter and it's even more stupid than it was. Complete waste of time and I congratulate everyone who wastes time on that.

If I had to be honest its probably the art, I almost dropped it at first because of it. Particularly in the beginning its not all that great in certain places, which can be a barrier to people continuing.     Would be my guess, since the story is pretty fun.

You kidding me? The art in this is great. The costumes, guns and fight scenes are all top class, as well as the character designs and expressiveness. It's on a whole other level when compared to the bland, trite moeshit so prevalent in the medium nowadays.

Thanks for the chapters. It's amazing how interesting this manga is. Why aren't there over 9000 followers?

If I had to be honest its probably the art, I almost dropped it at first because of it. Particularly in the beginning its not all that great in certain places, which can be a barrier to people continuing.     Would be my guess, since the story is pretty fun.

Thanks for the chapters. It's amazing how interesting this manga is. Why aren't there over 9000 followers?

The amount did rise up though - after I've started releasing chapters agai (so about 2 weeks ago) it went up from 1397 to 1496 so there is progress (there was 1407 for a while, I wonder why someone unfollowed it).

Thanks for the chapters. It's amazing how interesting this manga is. Why aren't there over 9000 followers?

Oh man I've made some silly cleaning mistakes in these chapters, sorry about that! (also, the quality was really shitty, but hey, it's my job as a cleaner to resolve that without making silly mistakes.

No one noticed and it's still much better than if I was doing all the cleaning :). But if you want you can touch up some of the pages, I'll update this chapter then (but probably once whole volume is ready).

Oh man I've made some silly cleaning mistakes in these chapters, sorry about that! (also, the quality was really shitty, but hey, it's my job as a cleaner to resolve that without making silly mistakes.

Looks like Kosuna grew up to become pretty awesome.

 

She now has the same look in her eye that Kanta has.

We're looking for a jp->en translator for volume 14. You can find details here. Unless we find one we will end up with a cliffhanger like you've never seen before :P.

I'll get my prayer beads out

We're looking for a jp->en translator for volume 14. You can find details here. Unless we find one we will end up with a cliffhanger like you've never seen before :P.

I don't know if my last post got through but I just made a profile here to say thanks for keeping this series alive Goral. It's a favourite and I'm glad someone gives a enough of a shit to work on it.

Cheers!

I just read from start to current, one thing that bugged me though was why the translation stopped using desert punk and started using sunabozu it was fine before.

That's because "Desert Punk" is wrong and previous translator ignored what was written in French scans (volumes 1-13 were translated from French BTW, with a couple of chapters directly from Japanese). Sunabouzu means "Sand boy" but it has more connotations to it. As Ikkyusan pointed out anyone could be a desert punk but "Sunabouzu" is unique to Kanta and Kanta only. You're probably used to DP because you're American who watched the anime.

I just read from start to current, one thing that bugged me though was why the translation stopped using desert punk and started using sunabozu it was fine before.

Just like in the anime I am rooting for Kanta 100% 
 
Compared to the anime Kanta and Kosuna have a much better dynamic in the manga. Watching the two of them throw a boot party for a uppity prisoner or seeing Kosuna kick a guy in his stomach after Kanta trips him shows how much they got used to working together. Like an old married couple (almost).
 

Kanta, you magnificent bastard. Good show.
His face on page 23 was like "And I had such hopes for you..."

That he offered Taiko to join him shows, to me, that he at least has genuine concern for her. Although knowing him, he should be curious to see how good of a fight she can put up. As we all are.
I think she made the right choice. The path to greatness is always the hardest. And Kanta is, if nothing else, a damn hard opponent.

 

I fucking love this manga.

I think he respects her choice and will avoid encounter with her if possible. Kanta despises people who want everything handed to them the easy way but respects smart and hard-working people (doesn't mean he would hesitate to kill them though :P).

Kanta, you magnificent bastard. Good show.
His face on page 23 was like "And I had such hopes for you..."

That he offered Taiko to join him shows, to me, that he at least has genuine concern for her. Although knowing him, he should be curious to see how good of a fight she can put up. As we all are.
I think she made the right choice. The path to greatness is always the hardest. And Kanta is, if nothing else, a damn hard opponent.

 

I fucking love this manga.

I'm vouching for the title to be changed to "DESERT CHICK" for the following chapters. It might attract some readers as well, before the "tripped-on-your-boobs-and-saw-your-panties"-fans realize just what a desert chick is.

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