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Walk into most comic shops and indeed Waterstones or WH Smiths and you are guaranteed to find a selection of Manga on sale.  Open a Manga volume in the way you would a traditional graphic novel and you’ll be presented with this page telling you to flip the book over as Manga is meant to be read from right to left. Manga purists will tell you that this is the only way to read Manga, but back in the 1980’s when Manga was first introduced to American and UK comic readers it was published monthly, in American sized comic format and it was ‘flopped”.

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