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GitS 1.5 - Authentic Format

 
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marto_motoko



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: GitS 1.5 - Authentic Format Reply with quote

Regarding the new Ghost in the Shell Human-Error Processor, the format of the manga will be in the authentic right to left format. I know it doesn't make much of a difference either way, but does anyone have an idea as to why Dark Horse has desided to do that? It doesn't really make much sense that the other two comics were both left to right, and now they change it. Perhaps to give it a better 'manga' feeling? Even thought that doesn't seem like a solid reason for it.

Any ideas are welcome to answer my odd questioning.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: GitS 1.5 - Authentic Format Reply with quote

marto_motoko wrote:
Regarding the new Ghost in the Shell Human-Error Processor, the format of the manga will be in the authentic right to left format. I know it doesn't make much of a difference either way, but does anyone have an idea as to why Dark Horse has desided to do that? It doesn't really make much sense that the other two comics were both left to right, and now they change it. Perhaps to give it a better 'manga' feeling? Even thought that doesn't seem like a solid reason for it.

Any ideas are welcome to answer my odd questioning.

marto_motoko


1) Saves a truckload of time in the editing
2) doesn't result in flipped numbers and images
3) probably due to fan-pandering which was one of the reasons un-flipped manga started being released in the first place.
4)* also with Dark Horse in the past (with Blade of the Immortal) they catered to the manga-ka's wishes and cut up the panels instead of flipping it. Maybe Shirow asked for it to be this way. Ikind of doubt it, but it's a possiblity. Maybe there are some important images that if flipped would result in a different interpretation.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is actually good new imo. With the original right-to-left format, the story will flow much better imo. I'm still waiting for a right-to-left version of Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Damn you Dark Horse!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Mamba wrote:
This is actually good new imo. With the original right-to-left format, the story will flow much better imo. I'm still waiting for a right-to-left version of Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Damn you Dark Horse!!



^^ Heheh, that's odd, but I guess then I concider myself weird. I've seen (not read since I don't know Japanese) the original format of the manga, and it seemed perfectly the same to me, except...backwards...or forwards. You know what I mean! Embarassed

But I suppose nowadays the left to right style for manga just isn't there anymore, because of what jeni said: takes too long to edit!
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