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I commonly see the following layout below in Naruto.

+-------------+-----+
|             |     |
|             |     |
|             |     |
+-------------+     |
|             |     |
|             +-----+
|             |     |
+-------------+     |
|             |     |
|             |     |
|             |     |
+-------------+-----+

I'm aware that manga is commonly read from right to left. As of now, I assume the following flow:

+-------------+-----+
|             |     |
|     2       |  1  |
|             |     |
+-------------+     |
|             |     |
|     3       +-----+
|             |     |
+-------------+     |
|             |  4  |
|     5       |     |
|             |     |
+-------------+-----+

Is this the right way to read this layout?

  • See: anime.stackexchange.com/questions/4573/…. The accepted answer should answer your question. – kuwaly Sep 17 '13 at 4:36
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    When reading manga, when the right side panels don't align perfectly with the left i would continue to read down so given this case i would read panel 4 before going to 2, it makes sense to me as 1 leads into 4 rather than 1 leading into 2 and 3 at the same time (since the bottom of 1 is half way down 3) – Memor-X Sep 17 '13 at 4:45
  • @Memor-X makes sense. Anyway, I just default to your suggestion and try another order, just as kuwaly suggested if your suggestion doesn't make sense. Thanks! – user2393 Sep 17 '13 at 4:48
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    Can you provide an example of one of such pages? It's easier to figure out the flow once you understand the context. – кяαzєя Sep 17 '13 at 5:01
  • The manga is Naruto, there is no manga called Naruto Shippuden. – Masked Man Sep 17 '13 at 5:23

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