How to Read Manga

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How to Read Manga
How to Read Manga
All traditional Japanese manga reads from right to left,
the reverse of English, which reads from left to right. In
original manga-style books, the action, the word bubbles,
and sound effects are all written in this direction.
Walker Books is proud to bring you VERMONIA which has
been created in Tokyo by the Japanese manga collective
YoYo and therefore follows all the traditions of true
Japanese manga.
The diagram below illustrates the correct way to read
through the panels and word bubbles on a page.
2
A
I’m not sure.
the doors should
have led to the
same place.
But where are
Jim and Doug?
We
crossed.
We’re safe
now.
1
A
B
Fly?
If so, we’re closer
to umnida’s people
than naaman’s.
I don’t
like this…
A
B
3
A
➠
Start reading
in the upper righthand corner.
= Panel Order
= Word Bubble Order
5
Strange.
I think we’re at
the beginning
of the Shwala
Desert.
B
Where are we?
Where’s the
village?
A
4
Copyright © 2009 Raitetsu Media LLC and Ray Productions Ltd
New York and Tokyo
page 87

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