In the original Japanese version
of Parasyte, Shin names the parasyte that matures in his hand "Migi," which translates to "righty" (because it's his right hand.) However, when manga
for English readers, it's common practice
to not only translate the Japanese
, but also to print the pages as mirror
images of their original selves so that they read from left to right instead of right to left (as is the way of Japanese publishing.) To accomidate for this, Mixx Entertainment
(who handled the American version) had to change the parasyte's name to "Lefty."
An alternate method
, as employed by Dark Horse Comics
for Blade of the Immortal
by Hiroaki Samura
, is to actually cut and paste
each of the frames so that they appear as they were originally intended by the artist.