Introducing light novels and the difference with novel
Today, light novels are one of the most popular resources in the anime adaptation. Although light novel is the foundation of the anime has a very long (think of a few like Slayer or The record of lodoss war), but only about the past decade into a new light novel “Empire”. The development of the anime is adapted according to the light novels reflect a general trend that is promoting the industry development through the means of media. This strategy is called “combined media,” and understanding it is a necessity to be able to look deeper into commercial Aspects of anime.
This is not an article carrying the full aspects and a comprehensive view of the industry, light novels of Japan but hope it will help you have a general understanding of the origin of the light novels, who creatively it, who published it and how that anime can use it in their business strategy.
Where is the difference between the light novel and the novel (Novel) normal?
Will be necessary to point out the misconceptions about the light novel from the beginning. But the definition of light novels are extremely complex, even to many Japanese readers when asked this question must also scratched his head awkwardly.
Some features to distinguish light novels were: first, light novels quite short (usually only about 300 pages for 1 volume); Second in the light novel manga-style illustrations. However, there are many ordinary novel is also illustrated manga style, and sometimes also the light novels are not illustrated at all. Also, Light Novel Online Full is quite limited in size and thickness (for example in the Middle of Nowhere Horizon). So when read light novels, you’ll notice that there are always exceptions to every rule.
So how to know when the novel you’re holding is a light novel? It may take as a basis for determining that the “brand” of the book, in which all are sealed and are owned by the major publishers. Kadokawa and Kodansha published the majority of the novel has all these characteristics, in addition they also own a number of other brands are light novels, usually towards the preferences and tastes different. For example, MF Bunko J harem genre known for romantic comedy, also leaning back Kadokawa Beans Bunko target audience is women – both 2 the brands are owned by Kadokawa.
In other words, the light novels are defined largely not about style or genre typical individual that by building brands and their marketing. This becomes clearer when we look back at the past. The phrase “light novel” created by Keita Keita 1990. Kamikita Kamikita about the system operator of the sci-fi forums and online fantasty; he found that the sci-fi novels and fantasty have appeared since the 1980s by the major publishers have also attracted many manga fans and anime fans because they are illustrated by renowned manga artists. He consciously avoid using the phrase “adolescent” because this work is not for its own specific object