Sideranch Inc. | Manga Production / Manga Editing / Publishing

What is Vertical Scrolling Manga?

Vertical Scrolling Manga or Webtoon are becoming mainstream in the world.
Even in Japan, Vertical Scrolling Manga draws attention as a new manga trend.

While you need to read right to the left in the standard manga format, you can just scroll to read without getting lost within the frames in Vertical Scrolling Manga. Compared to viewing ordinary manga on a smartphone, Vertical Scrolling Manga is outstandingly easy to read with a suitable arrangement for mobile devices.

In addition, Vertical Scrolling Manga is also easy to translate into multiple languages, making this manga format suitable for inbound tourism and information distribution overseas.

A New Form of Manga that Fits Modern Times!


Perfect for reading on smartphones

The greatest advantage is that the manga format is suitable for reading on a smartphone. It can be scrolled easily with one hand, and its fixed width on the smartphone screen makes it easier to guide the reader’s gaze than conventional manga, so it is specially designed to be read in a short period of time, during train travel or a layover.


Attracts more readers

The easy scrolling by swiping allows users to read manga in a stress-free, flowing manner. The ease of reading the manga makes it easy for people from all walks of life to easily come into contact with the content, greatly increasing the likelihood of trending on social media! This can also be expected to have the effect of attracting more customers.


Supports inbound readers

As the books are opened to the left, unlike in Japan, when translating Japanese manga, the manuscript needs to be reversed for printing, which requires more time and funds. However, people all over the world can read Vertical Scrolling Manga without any discomfort. The only thing left to do is that translate the content to the target language.

What is Webtoon?

WEBTOON is a vertically scrolling manga format that spread from South Korea. It is often used as a generic term for vertically scrolling manga in Japan, but it has an aspect similar to a trademark.

Piccoma calls it “SMARTOON” and Jump calls it “JUMP TOON”. Various distribution sites have their own names for this vertical scrolling manga format.

Hosting Websites for Manga Produced and Edited by Sideranch

Piccoma, Mecha Comic, Shonen Jump+, TATESC comics…
Numerous works in famous Vertical Scrolling Manga sites!
Sideranch’s original works are not limited to Vertical Scrolling Manga.
We have regular, frame-reading manga published on various websites! 

Webtoon Works Produced by Sideranch

Piccoma Ranking
1st place in Fantasy Genre
1st place overall! * (at the time of publication)

悪女のやり直し Akujo no Yarinaoshi

Story by KM, Art by Uni Kouzuki

Appeared in
“King’s Brunch” (TBS) TV show!
*Broadcasted on May 20, 2022

Read at Piccoma (SMARTOON)

Piccoma Ranking
1st place in Romance Genre
2st place overall! * (at the time of publication)

生贄の私と狼の王Ikenie no watashi to ōkami no ō

Story by Maye, Art by Kanoukei

Appeared in
“King’s Brunch” (TBS) TV show!
*Broadcasted on August 6, 2022

Read at Piccoma (SMARTOON)

More Vertical Scrolling Manga Samples By Sideranch

We also have a large number of serialized works in all genres.

Our Books on the Know-How of Vertical Scrolling Manga

Sideranch is involved in the production of not only Vertical Scrolling Manga but also books on how to make Vertical Scrolling Manga.
Please take a look at the related books produced by Sideranch, a company that knows the ins and outs of vertical reading.

Textbook About Vertical Scrolling Manga

This book is for people who would like to draw vertical-scrolling manga! It contains many useful techniques and information for actual production. 

With the spread of smartphones, webtoon/vertical scrolling manga are becoming increasingly popular in the e-comics market. This book contains many techniques that are widely useful for both beginners and those already involved in the production of webtoons. The book has easy-to-understand explanations of key points for the processes of storyboarding, drawing, coloring, and finishing lines.

In addition, the ‘Improvement Edition’ introduces tips on how to create a look and sense of immersion in the manga.

縦スクロール漫画の教科書 プロに学ぶ構図・着彩・演出の基本&上達テクニック

 A must-have book for digital manga artists to learn the basics of manga.
NHN comico “デジタル漫画のテクニック 2nd update”

The official guidebook for those who want to create freely with Clip Studio.
MdN Corporation “CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO 公式ガイドブック 改訂版”

The official guidebook for Clip Studio to create Vertical Scrolling format. MdN Corporation “CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX 公式ガイドブック 改訂版”

Sideranch, Webtoon/Vertical Scrolling Professional!

Original Vertical Scroll Manga Production

We can take care of anything from scenarios to coloring for your new original work.

Vertical Adaptation of Existing Manga

Regular Manga manuscripts are also converted to Vertical Scrolling without difficulty.

From Vertical to Manuscript Format

Vertical Scrolling Manga can also be converted into regular manuscripts for books.

Coloring the Black & White Manga

It is also possible to convert black-and-white Manga to colored Vertical Scroll.

Translation of Vertical Scrolling Manga

Global trend, Vertical Scrolling Manga can be translated into many languages.

Connection Between Videos and Manga

Cross-media connection is also easy for Vertical Scrolling Manga and YouTube etc.