While this may seem like an odd choice at first, many artists feel that verticalization is the future of manga, as it allows readers to engage more fully with the story by giving them more screen space to read and allowing them to view multiple panels at once. It is high time you enter the vertical world of manga!
Manga Cleaning and Redrawing
Along with our verticalization services, CCCI also offers cleaning and redrawing. Our skilled artists remove original texts from your manga to make it completely ready for the translated version.
Moreover, in the process of verticalization and cleaning, erasing some parts of the original artwork is inevitable. This happens when the texts are outside the text bubbles or boxes and on top of the artwork. We redraw these parts to make room for the translated text without compromising your manga’s overall look and feel.
Manga are originally designed horizontally, with panels and text boxes arranged to fit the width of a page. Verticalization requires redesigning to make a manga optimized for mobile consumption. Our artists at CCCI can redesign your manga pages for a more immersive and engaging experience. And do not worry! We will not change your story or artwork, just the way it is laid out on the page.
Speech Bubble Conversion
Manga verticalization accordingly requires speech bubble conversion, especially during the vertical redesign. For example, we may use more large-sized panels and fewer text bubbles or boxes than usual, giving your readers more space to engage with the story. Additionally, if you decide to localize your manga from Japanese into another language like Korean, English, German, French, or Spanish, you may need your speech bubble and boxes converted from vertical into horizontal. This is because Japanese text is usually written vertically, while languages with Roman alphabet and even Korean are written horizontally. Localization does not only entail translation, but also changing the aesthetics of your comics. Let us do the speech bubble conversion for you!