- 社団法人 日本印刷学会
- 日本印刷学会誌 (ISSN:09143319)
- vol.52, no.6, pp.474-483, 2015 (Released:2016-01-15)
Before the Japanese manga went global, it was adapted for each country. Even in the pirated editions, we can find specific adaptations in them, resulting from the need for printing. For example, the print style in which 4 pages are set into 1 page in China, and different craftsman who draw cover art for manga in Thailand. However, the most important problem to be solved was how to adapt manga, which involved reading from right to left, into the style of being read from left to right in languages such as English. This essay tells you how the book style of reading from right to left has become popular even in Western countries.