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Sweet, thanks Scott. Wasn't sure whether to purchase DH or Kodansha.
DVD is for chumps, LaserDisc is for champions.
Watch Tron on Laserdisc. I knew a friend who had an LD player and he had it. It's such a spectacle, it's unholy.
Some Laserdisc proponents believe analog laserdisc is capable of higher quality than the lossy nature of DVD. Early DVD demo discs often had compression or encoding problems, lending additional support to such claims at the time. Proponents of Laserdisc argue that Laserdisc maintains a "smoother", more "film-like", natural image while DVD still looks slightly more artificial. This is similar to the CD versus LP sound quality debates common in the audiophile community.
Watch Tron on Laserdisc. I knew a friend who had an LD player and he had it. It's such a spectacle, it's unholy.I was just kidding about LaserDisc superiority, but I can see how that'd be true. Isn't there a Tron release on DVD?
that it means new Daft Punk.
I'm not much of a Tron fan, but I am excited for Tron Legacy for the sole reason that it means new Daft Punk.
that it means new Daft Punk.Daft Punk makes everything good. Dub homework over Plan 9 and it'd be the best movie ever.
I'm not much of a Tron fan, but I am excited for Tron Legacy for the sole reason that it means new Daft Punk.As awesome as Daft Punk is, I honestly that's a rather shallow reason for seeing Tron Legacy. But, to each his own.
even though it is flipped.
Flipped is better. To say otherwise is rank weeabooism.
even though it is flipped.Flipped is better. To say otherwise is rank weeabooism.
Flipping without mirroring is obviously bad because it screws up the ordering of the speech bubbles, and worse. Flipping and mirroring eliminates many of the problems of flipping alone. It eliminates so many problems that people think it's just fine. However, I will now visually demonstrate why despite being better than flipping on its own, mirroring is an extremely severe problem in and of itself, and that unflipped is the way to go.
Usually flipped is not better because it can mess up certain panels where left and right are significant. For example, if you flip Hokuto no Ken, suddenly the seven scars are reversed. Instead of the big dipper you won't know wtf it is.
Flipping the pages is inherently a method of fucking with the artwork and the storytelling of the manga and therefore flipped can not possibly be better but at most the same in terms of quality.
t unflipped manga (R. to L.) is that reading the panels R. to L. while reading text L. to R. fucks up the page flow, and has a tendency to actually be very confusing -- for example, in the case of word balloons that are conjoined diagonally.
It's only confusing to you. All those ten year old kids sitting on the floor in Borders have no problem. I also have no problem.
Flipping the pages is inherently a method of fucking with the artwork and the storytelling of the manga and therefore flipped can not possibly be better but at most the same in terms of quality.If you're flipping individual panels, yes. If you're just mirroring the whole page, then no, it's absolutely irrelevant (except in cases where left/right distinctions are actually essential in the story) to the quality of the artwork.
Flipped version can not be better but at most equal to quality
Flipped version can not be better but at most equal to qualityExcept in cases where left/right is story-relevant, flipped issuperiorto unflipped because it doesn't conflict with left-to-right text flow.
Such a conflict is entirely subjective. I do not see a conflict at all and most regular readers of Manga do not either. Regardless, your original statement of "Flipped is better. To say otherwise is rank weeabooism." is simply wrong.
Mirroring pages is always screwing with the artwork and unnecessarily so. Any such interference with the art will always lead to problems and inhibit or change the story that is told or simply look awkward. You seem to think that the meaning of left/right is something that happens rarely in sequential art but even cursory surveying of the material will show that this is far from the case. How would it change if you just mirrored Two-Face from Batman? How often does it change something making a character into a leftie rather than a rightie and vice versa. Some examples from One Piece (because it just came to mind): Luffy's scar under his left eye. Sanji's left eye being covered constantly. Zoro's earpiercings and on which side he carries his katana, etc. Asymmetry is an important part of character design and this is very problematic to mirroring the pages.
How many pieces of text are incorporated into the artwork regularly? For example, I'm reading Akira right now and on the first pages of Volume 4 we see a Rescue helicopter land and in the version I have, everything on the Helicoper is spelled backwards because they just mirrored the page entirely. This was just entirely unnecessary and stupid.
The artwork is the most important part of a manga and therefore should be kept as close to the original as possible. Unnecessarily screwing with the art is simply bad practice.
I don't really see how those things are problems. Sure, the asymmetry is important, but it's asymmetric whether or not it's flipped. Whether the asymmetry is left-right or right-left doesn't seem to matter, honestly. Left-handed vs right-handed could possibly be relevant, because the number of right-handed vs left-handed people is unequal and so the distinction between one and the other is of statistical importance.So, one rare case where this would matter would be some kind of detective story where the detective concludes "The killer must have been left-handed!" Changing this to right-handed wouldn't be quite the same. However, I don't see many examples like this occurring.
Oh? Isn't the text important as well? Maybe we should just leave that in Japanese.
If something is asymmetric it is of course important which side is which or else asymmetry wouldn't be important. Just being asymmetric doesn't help much when you don't know which is which.
Akira is actually a good example here because the flipped version I'm reading has, for most of the time, the wrong arm of Tetsuo replaced but on occasion the artwork is correct and his right arm was blown off.
Sometimes this stuff is very important however. For example there are plenty of baseball manga being produced in japan. Guess how strange it would be to see the runners proceed clockwise.
Oh? Isn't the text important as well? Maybe we should just leave that in Japanese.I guess you missed the parts where I talked about necessity. Translating the text is a necessity as the majority of people you are trying to market the product to would not be capable of understanding what is actually being said. On the other hand pictures are capable of representing information without a language barrier. It is not necessary to change pictures while it is necessary to change the written text.