Dots in manga. Ellipses?


Dots in question highlighted. I’ve seen this a few times in different manga but haven’t figured out what it’s supposed to mean. An awkward pause maybe?

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Emphasis. I like to think of it as punctuation. for. emphasis.

Note that they’re furigana over the kanji to their left rather than a line of dots on their own.

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here is some extra reading about them. Furigana Dots ﹅ Bouten 傍点 - Japanese with Anime

Edit: Note there are a lot of f-bombs in a paragraph about half way down the page. If your sensitive to harsh language just skip that part, it doesn’t add anything anyways.

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Nice link!

Oh, now that was an interesting read. I sort of figured furigana dots were for emphasis/changed tone of voice in manga, but I never thought deeply about it. But this article has a ton of info about it! (also a ton of f-word use which might be good to know about beforehand, for those that are sensitive to that sort of thing. :sweat_smile: )

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