This weeks poll position I am going a different direction then norm and I would like to ask you all the following. If given a choice would you rather read a Graphic Novel, or an Manga style book ?
I have read both Graphic novels and English translations of Japanese Manga and I have to say I much prefer the Graphic novel. While in general I prefer Anime over American cartoons the reverse is true for the comic book format mostly because no matter how good the story is I just can't get used to reading the panels from right to left instead of left to right.
So that is my preference tell us what you have to say on this matter below in the comments.
Having a decent collection of graphic novels, and a slightly smaller collection of manga novels, I’m going to have to go with both. The reading the book “backwards” has never been a problem with me.
If I go simply by what I have at home, it would be graphic novels. That being said, I enjoy anime quite a bit, so it’s not a problem with the art style and I don’t mind reading from right to left. I guess it’s just that the manga that IS available here in Brazil is of the “not so good” kind. Therefore I tend not to read it.