"Un-flipped manga is at best a half-translation, and while they are popular at the moment, it's a fad. The peculiar enjoyment of reading something from another culture is made more exotic because it's un-flipped. In the end, such pleasures fade to be replaced by new ones, and it makes good sense if manga publishers don't count on a momentary trend to define their publishing practices."
- The Comics Journal, 2005
haha oh wow
>Junji Ito's horror work, including Uzumaki;
i hate this faggot for even bringing up Ito in his pretentious writing
He does have a point though...we mostly get generic shit in English. We need more stories from Garo, more underground stuff, more seinen (and not just the Lucky Star or Berserk kind)
>Sanpei Shirato's Legend of Kamui, while not his 18-volume masterpiece Kamui-Den, makes a fine introduction to this seminal artist's work, and should outrank Lone Wolf and Cub, Blade of the Immortal, and Vagabond as the touchstone for the swordplay set.
ARE YOU FUCKING SHITTING ME?
DURR I CANT READ RIGHT TO LEFT HURRR HURRRR
Is there any point in it being unflipped? It may add a few extra minutes of work, but it doesn't degrade the quality at all.
I prefer unflipped because that's the current standard, and flipped ones aren't always obvious. But, it doesn't really matter.
say someone writes a map in the sand.
then they flip the pages so they "read" left to right.
your map is now flipped.
not just that but everything in the background, even shadows etc. on a good artists work this can fuck up the entire thing.
i cant believe im explaining this.
eeh what a douche
>i cant believe im explaining this.
Don't worry. You're not.
Ah yes, I very much miss my Ranma comics with backwords words on shirts.
Fucking nothing outranks vagabond. This guy has to be just trying to stir up something.
There's a couple manga that are better than Vagabond, but not in terms of swordplay. Every fight is unique and memorable and very well done.
I'll agree with that actually.
Takehiko Inoue designed the characters for Lost Odyssey.
Yes, that's the joke.
that would be because the mangaka is the character designer for that game
>manga resembles nothing so much as pop songs: they get rewritten year after year, and each new generation gets to discover the same pleasures of living to their accompaniment.
I won't deny that this is true, but is this REALLY any better than comics that literally NEVER end?
It affects the little details, like how texts in the background are backwards, everyone is lefty, cars have their wheels on the wrong side, samurai don't know how to carry or wield their swords etc. Sure, if you just flip through manga occasionally, it probably won't catch your eye, but if you read more, it eventually starts to bug you, especially since flipping is something that can be skipped entirely in the translation process and anyone who has enough brains to read can do that in another direction.
What's funny is that he bashes manga saying there's no way it could touch his precious comics, then once he establishes that recommends some manga.