- 東京工芸大学芸術学部紀要 = Bulletin of Faculty of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University (ISSN:13493450)
- vol.27, pp.25-36, 2021-03-31
With the advent and widespread of web-based manga, expressions that differ from traditional paper-based manga haveoften been observed. "Vertical scrolling manga", which readers scroll vertically, is at the core of such new formats ofexpressions. Here, we argue the following two terms to use. One is "条漫" (in Japanese: jouman, in Chinese :Tiaoman), whichis generally used for vertical scrolling manga in Chinese, and another is " 頁漫" (in Japanese: pejiman, in Chinese :Yeman),traditional paper-based manga.Also in this paper, we reexamine the concept of pages, which is usually defined by the physical conditions of paper media.Therefore, in reading a certain panel of manga, when the series of panels that the readers have to read to understand theone in question match the frame of upper level that is consists of panels in eyeshot, we newly define the frame as a page.This redefinition of the page concept provides an understanding of the essential difference between“ jouman” and“ pejiman”.