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    I have been wondering why the Untited States and Canada change the format of manga books. Instead of reading it from right to left (the way it is supose to be read) they change it to left to right. Can you figure out why they do that?
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    Ummm. Not sure. Do you mean why some books are the American way?
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    Wow, can't believe no one can figure this one out. Kinda easy. They change it from right-to-left to left-to-right, because that's the way we read books and comics. This makes it easier for new people who are unused to manga to deal with it. For instance, you won't read the frames in the wrong order. As manga becomes a bigger part of American culture, I suspect more of the manga published here will be left alone and be left in right-to-left format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_glaive
    Wow, can't believe no one can figure this one out. Kinda easy. They change it from right-to-left to left-to-right, because that's the way we read books and comics. This makes it easier for new people who are unused to manga to deal with it. For instance, you won't read the frames in the wrong order. As manga becomes a bigger part of American culture, I suspect more of the manga published here will be left alone and be left in right-to-left format.
    Cant believe I never figured that out either. oO;;
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    Becuz there are adults who buy them to read....and they arent used to reading the way japanese do which is pretty much......the exact opposite of how americans read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinalFantasyFan
    I have been wondering why the Untited States and Canada change the format of manga books. Instead of reading it from right to left (the way it is supose to be read) they change it to left to right. Can you figure out why they do that?
    There is only one logical explanation:
    They are stupid bastards.

    And this doesn't apply to Canada and the USA alone.
    Don't generalize the dimwits to all the country's inhabitants.

    There is one noble reason though:
    Getting more people to read manga.
    But then again, anyone who likes manga shouldn't be too lazy and/or dumb to only read it if it's left ---> right.
    Last edited by Hassun; Jan 16, 2005 at 12:14 PM.

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    Aye, they do it because it makes it easier to read for the stupid, lazy idiots that can't put forth the mental effort to read from right to left. I don't like the reformatted manga because it's actually harder for me to read, especially if I'm already used to reading manga right to left.

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    I think there's something similar done in the newtype magazine, and yet they are messing it up

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