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You would typically read it in a S shape from one row to the next, always returning far right panel when you start a new row. +-------------------+ | 2 | 1 | +-------------------+ | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | +-------------------+ | 8 | 7 | +-------------------+ So on the first row, start from the far right and you hit the far left panel ...


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If the panels are arranged outside the norm, there isn't a general rule on how you should read it. You kind of have to take in all the content at once, and use the context in order to try to figure out chronologically what happens first then next. For example, @Krazer had to figure out that both Hokage were acting simultaneously to know the order of the ...


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Manga are usually published in the same style as historical texts/long novels for Japanese and Chinese readers (I am a Chinese but ya, most of our readings nowadays are from left to right). For that reason, the flow of the structure is always from top to bottom, right to left. In the case where the page is split into 2 sections by an invisible (horizontal) ...


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This would be a personal answer based on my own experiences: in cases like these I interpret the height of the speech bubble as order. The left bubble is higher up than the right one, so that happens first. There's nothing stopping the right one to be placed higher up, as it wouldn't hide any important details or anything in the art. Therefore I would read ...


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