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A comic expression of eyes not reflecting light

Eyes not reflecting light and our interpretation of them In Japanese comics, most of characters' eyes are reflecting light, which we call "highlight" in Japanese. For instance: ("YOTSUBATO!" vol.2 p116) We often see,however, a comic repres…

A rule of conversation in one panel, thinking from "YOTSUBATO!"

In most of recent Japanese comics, character's voice(and non-verbal voice such as inward thought) is written in a balloon. There are some rules, and one of them is "to finish conversation done in one panel within one round trip". That is t…

"YOTSUBATO !" Yotsuba smiling at readers as if she looked at through "fourth wall"

よつばと! 12 (電撃コミックス)作者: あずまきよひこ出版社/メーカー: アスキー・メディアワークス発売日: 2013/03/09メディア: コミック購入: 20人 クリック: 605回この商品を含むブログ (157件) を見る In vol.12, a story about camp which is mentioned …

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Hello, this blog about Japanese comics is written by Ponkotsu-Yamada. I originally write this blog' s articles in Japanese in the blog ;ポンコツ山田.com and transrate them into English for my practice of English. And, of course, I hope you…