Light novel art

Light novel art DEFAULT
dream_eater1012 said:

whatamafu said:
because I like art a lot. I think a book with art in it will also sell better. It makes me feel good to be able to see the scenes i want, depicted in good art. Then I can show the reader what I am thinking :p

I'm going to disagree a bit with the idea that a book with art will sell better. I suppose some people might be taken in a bit more if there are illustrations, but from my experience, most readers don't care too much about that. People care more so about the content than about some pretty pictures.

Plus, my assumption is that your target audience is English speakers. Most don't really know what light novels are, since that's more of a Japanese thing. Unless you only mean to target the "otaku" fanbase, then I guess it's whatever.

Also, if you can't already depict what you're thinking in words, then you may need to improve your writing. Readers shouldn't need pictures to understand you. They should just be used as a supplement.

As it is, you don't seem to care too much about selling, but it seems like an expensive investment that may turn into nothing.

That's kind of why my book is a bit of a hybrid. i hope to pick up otaku and fantasy fans... I am american, and i am sure there are a lot of things that will stick out that are not like a typical light novel.

As for the pictures... Words are wonderful, and i think i actually do quite well with them (Based on what i have been told by the crowd that reads my rough draft that i post online) however, there are just some things that are easier shown than said. Some fighting moves (I am into MMA) are harder to get the concept across. And while imagination is good as to the reader being able to piture the characters themselves... I like to show them what I really had in mind. (Granted, they should be seeing about the same, since i do use a lot of descriptions... but anyway....)

But yeah... Who knows what will happen... this is for me after all. I write because i wanted to. All the anime I saw inspired a story of my own, and i wanted to write it... i wanted it to be good. and i wanted it to have art... even if I am the only one to ever apprichate it :p

Light novel

Style of Japanese young adult novel

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For the science fiction novel entitled Light, see Light (novel).

Not to be confused with Visual novel or Graphic novel.

A light novel bookstore in Macau

A light novel (ライトノベル, raito noberu) is a style of Japanese young adultnovel primarily targeting high school and middle school students.[1][2] The term "light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language. Light novels are often called ranobe (ラノベ)[3] or, in English, LN.[citation needed] The average length of a light novel is about 50,000 words,[4] close to the minimum expected for a Western novel,[5] and they are usually published in bunkobon size (A6, 10.5 cm × 14.8 cm), often with dense publishing schedules.

Light novels are commonly illustrated in a manga art style, and are often adapted into manga and anime. While most light novels are published only as books, some have their chapters first serialized in anthology magazines before being collected, similar to how manga is published.


Light novels developed from pulp magazines. To please their audience, in the 1970s, most of the Japanese pulp magazines began to put illustrations at the beginning of each story and included articles about popular anime, movies and video games. The narrative evolved to please the new generations and became fully illustrated with the popular style. The popular serials are printed in novels.

Very often light novels are chosen for adaptation into anime, manga, and live-action films, and some of them are serialized in literary magazines such as Faust, Gekkan Dragon Magazine, The Sneaker and Dengeki hp, or media franchise magazines like Comptiq and Dengeki G's Magazine.

Light novels have a reputation as being "mass-produced and disposable," an extreme example being Kazuma Kamachi who wrote one novel a month for two years straight, and the author turnover rate is very high.[6] As such, publishing companies are constantly searching for new talent with annual contests, many of which earn the winner a cash prize and publication of their novel. The Dengeki Novel Prize is the largest, with over 6,500 submissions (2013) annually.[7] They are all clearly labeled as "light novels" and are published as low-priced paperbacks. For example, the price for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in Japan is ¥540 (including 5% tax), similar to the normal price for trade paperbacks—light novels and general literature—sold in Japan. In 2007 it was estimated (according to a website funded by the Japanese government) that the market for light novels was about ¥20 billion (US$170 million at the exchange rate at the time) and that about 30 million copies were published annually.[3]Kadokawa Corporation's publishing subsidiary, which owns major labels like Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko and Dengeki Bunko, has a 70% to 80% share of the market. In 2009, light novels made ¥30.1 billion in sales, or about 20% of all sales of bunkobon-format paperback books in Japan.[8]

There are currently many licensed English translations of Japanese light novels available. These have generally been published in the physical dimensions of standard mass market paperbacks or similar to manga tankōbon, but starting in April 2007, Seven Seas Entertainment was the first English publisher to print light novels in their original Japanese Bunkobon format.[9] Other United States English-language publishers that license light novels are Tokyopop, Viz Media, DMP, Dark Horse, Yen Press (Kadokawa's American joint-venture with Hachette Book Group), and Del Rey Manga. The founder of Viz Media, Seiji Horibuchi, speculates that the US market for light novels will experience a similar increase in popularity as it has in the Japanese subculture once it becomes recognized by the consumer audience.[10]


Popular literature has a long tradition in Japan. Even though cheap, pulp novels resembling light novels were present in Japan for years prior, the creation of Sonorama Bunko in 1975 is considered by some to be a symbolic beginning. Science fiction and horror writers like Hideyuki Kikuchi or Baku Yumemakura started their careers through such imprints. Kim Morrissy of Anime News Network reported that Keita Kamikita, the system operator of a science fiction and fantasy forum, is usually credited with coining the term "light novel" in 1990. After noticing that the science fiction and fantasy novels that had emerged in the 1980s were also attracting anime and manga fans because of their illustrations by famous manga artists, Kamikita avoided using terms like "young adult" because the novels did not appeal to one particular demographic.[6]

The 1990s saw the smash-hit Slayers series which merged fantasy-RPG elements with comedy. Some years later MediaWorks founded a pop-lit imprint called Dengeki Bunko, which produces well-known light novel series to this day. The Boogiepop series was their first major hit which soon was animated and got many anime watchers interested in literature.

Dengeki Bunko writers continued to slowly gain attention until the small light novel world experienced a boom around 2006. After the huge success of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, the number of publishers and readers interested in light novels suddenly skyrocketed.

Light novels became an important part of the Japanese 2D culture in the late 2000s, with series such as A Certain Magical Index selling large amounts of copies with each volume release. The number of light novels series put out every year increases, usually illustrated by the most celebrated artists from pixiv and the most successful works are adapted into manga, anime, games and live action movies.

Since the mid-2000s, it has become increasing popular for publishers to contact authors of web fiction on their blog or website to publish their work in print form. The material is often heavily edited and may even feature an altered story, which might compel someone who had already read it online to buy the print release as well.[6] The free novel publication website Shōsetsuka ni Narō is a popular source for such material. Popular works like Sword Art Online, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Overlord, Re:Zero and Konosuba were originally popular web novels that got contacted by a publisher to distribute and publish those stories in print format.

In recent times, there has been a venture to publish more light novels in the United States. The leader of this publisher, Yen Press, is a joint venture between Hachette Book Group and Japanese publisher Kadokawa.[11] Other publishers such as Seven Seas Entertainment, Viz Media (owned by Shogakukan and Shueisha), Vertical (owned by Kodansha USA), One Peace Books, J-Novel Club, Cross Infinite Worlds, Sol Press have all been making an effort to publish more light novels in English.[11] Additionally, light novel authors and authors have been starting to make guest appearances overseas at anime conventions. At the 2019 Anime Expo, one of the biggest Anime conventions of the year, featured creators such as Kumo Kagyu, author of Goblin Slayer, and Fujino Omori, the author of Is It Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?.[11]

One popular genre in the light novel category is isekai (異世界) or "different world" stories. In these stories usually feature an ordinary person that is transported from a modern city life to a world of fantasy and adventure.[11]Sword Art Online, a web novel initially published in 2002, contributed to the popularization of 'Isekai' as a genre.[12] This web novel became extremely popular, forming various adaptations such as an anime, manga, and even various movies and spinoff series. Because of the success of Sword Art Online, other novels such as KonoSuba, Overlord and Re:Zero became increasingly more popular.[12] The success of Sword Art Online and 'isekai' as a whole contributed to the creation of write-your-own fiction websites in Japan and increasing popularity of light novels in the west as well.[12]

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List of Sword Art Online light novels

No.Title Original release date English release date 1Sword Art Online 1: AincradApril 10, 2009[2]
978-4-04-867760-8April 22, 2014[10][11]
978-0-316-37124-7Being one of the world's luckiest gamers, Kirito gets the chance to play Sword Art Online, the world's first ever VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), only available to 10,000 people. Players immerse themselves into the game and are able to live a totally different life. However, all 10,000 players gets trapped in this game where game over in-game means death, both virtual and real. The only way to escape this game alive is to clear all 100 floors of Aincrad, but after having been trapped in this virtual world for two years, there are still 26 floors to clear with only 6,000 players left.2Sword Art Online 2: AincradAugust 10, 2009[12]
978-4-04-867935-0August 26, 2014[13]
  • Prologue
  • "The Black Swordsman" (黒の剣士, Kuro No Kenshi)
  • "Warmth of the Heart" (心の温度, Kokoro No Ondo)
  • "The Girl in the Morning Dew" (朝露の少女, Asatsuyu No Shoujo)
  • "Red-Nosed Reindeer" (赤鼻のトナカイ, Akahana No Tonakai)
A collection of four short stories revolving around Kirito that take place when the players of Sword Art Online are trapped in the game.3Sword Art Online 3: Fairy DanceDecember 10, 2009[14]
978-4-04-868193-3December 16, 2014[15]
978-0-316-29642-7Kirito has finished the game Sword Art Online and has returned to reality. However, he soon discovers that Asuna and 300 other people are still stuck in-game. Kirito soon finds out that they are trapped in a game called Alfheim Online and rushes back into virtual reality to save Asuna.4Sword Art Online 4: Fairy DanceApril 10, 2010[16]
978-4-04-868452-1April 21, 2015[17]
978-0-316-29643-4After foiling the ambush from the Salamanders, Kirito and Leafa continue to head towards the World Tree but end up in the underworld, Jötunheimr. After a series of experiences to both of the gamers, they soon arrive at the base of the World Tree, Arun. Kirito immediately tries to fly into the World Tree and save Asuna. However, before he saves her, he is faced with a few surprising findings.5Sword Art Online 5: Phantom BulletAugust 10, 2010[18]
978-4-04-868763-8August 18, 2015[19]
978-0-316-29644-1After saving his girlfriend, Kirito changes game: Following the request of Kikuoka, an officer from the Internal Defense Department he dives into a game filled with gunpowder and firearms. With the help of Sinon, a sniper, he investigates a series of murders committed by the mysterious Death Gun.6Sword Art Online 6: Phantom BulletDecember 10, 2010[20]
978-4-04-870132-7December 15, 2015[21]
978-0-31-629645-8Kirito enters in the middle of the action by participating in the Bullet Of Bullets PVP battle. In meantime he deduces that the opponent is a member of the old Sword Art Online game's red (killer) guild, Laughing Coffin.7Sword Art Online 7: Mother's RosaryApril 8, 2011[22]
978-4-04-870431-1April 19, 2016[23]
978-0-31-639040-8A spin-off focusing on Kirito's girlfriend Asuna and "Absolute Sword" Konno Yuuki.8Sword Art Online 8: Early and LateAugust 10, 2011[24]
978-4-04-870733-6August 30, 2016[25]
  • "A Crime Within the Walls" (圏内事件, Kennai Jiken)
  • "Calibur" (キャリバー, Kyariba)
  • "The First Day" (はじまりの日, Hajimari No Hi)
Short stories from the world of Sword Art Online and ALfheim Online.9Sword Art Online 9: Alicization BeginningFebruary 10, 2012[26]
978-4-04-886271-4December 13, 2016[27]
  • "Prologue I" (プロローグ I, Purorōgu I)
  • "Prologue II" (プロローグ II, Purorōgu II)
  • "Interlude I" (転章I, Ten Shyou I)
  • Chapter 1. "Underworld" (アンダーワールド, Andawarudo)
Kirito wakes up in the middle of a forest with no memories of how he came here. He deduces that he might have dived into none other than Underworld, a virtual world he had dived as part of his part time job but with the memories of his diving blocked by his employer and is supposedly very realistic that matches even the real world. While exploring the forest, he stumbled upon a boy named Eugeo, who is carrying out his job of cutting down a giant tree. The chance meeting between the two marks the beginning of Kirito's adventure into this mysterious world.10Sword Art Online 10: Alicization RunningJuly 10, 2012[28]
978-4-04-886697-2April 18, 2017[29]
  • Chapter 2. "Project Alicization" (アリシゼーション計画, Arishizeshon Keikaku)
  • Chapter 3. "Zakkaria Sword Arts Tournament" (ザッカリア剣術大会, Zakkaria Kenjutsu Taikai)
  • Chapter 4. "Sword Mastery Academy" (帝立修剣学院, Teiritsu Syuuken Gakuin)
  • "Interlude II" (転章II, Ten Shyou II)
11Sword Art Online 11: Alicization TurningDecember 10, 2012[30]
978-4-04-891157-3August 22, 2017[31]
  • Chapter 5. "Seal of the Right Eye" (右眼の封印, Migime No Huuin)
  • "Interlude III" (転章III, Ten Shyou III)
  • Chapter 6. "The Prisoners and Knight" (囚人と騎士, Meshiudo To Kishi)
12Sword Art Online 12: Alicization RisingApril 10, 2013[32]
978-4-04-891529-8December 12, 2017[33]
  • Chapter 7. "The Two Supervisors" (二人の管理者, Futari No Kanrisha)
  • Chapter 8. "Central Cathedral" (セントラル・カセドラル, Sentoraru Kasedoraru)
13Sword Art Online 13: Alicization DividingAugust 10, 2013[34]
978-4-04-891757-5April 24, 2018[35]
  • "Interlude IV" (転章IV, Ten Shyou IV)
  • Chapter 9. "Integrity Knight Alice" (整合騎士アリス, Seigou Kishi Arisu)
  • Chapter 10. "Integrity Knight Commander Bercouli" (整合騎士長ベルクーリ, Seigou Kishicho Berukuri)
  • Chapter 11. "The Secret of the Chamber of Elders" (元老院の秘密, Genrouin No Himitsu)
14Sword Art Online 14: Alicization UnitingApril 10, 2014[36]
978-4-04-866505-6August 21, 2018[37]
  • Chapter 12. "Highest Minister Administrator" (最高司祭アドミニストレータ, Saikou Shisai Adominisutorēta)
  • Chapter 13. "The Decisive Battle" (決戦, Kessen)
15Sword Art Online 15: Alicization InvadingAugust 9, 2014[38]
978-4-04-866775-3December 18, 2018[39]
  • Chapter 14. "Subtilizer" (, Satoraizā)
  • Chapter 15. "In the Northern Territory" (北の地にて, Kita No Chi Nite)
  • Chapter 16. "Attack on Ocean Turtle" (オーシャン・タートル襲撃, Ōshan Tātoru Shūgeki)
  • Chapter 17. "Dark Territory" (ダークテリトリー, Dāku Teritorī)
After the decisive battle against the Highest Minister Administrator the Human Empire's defences are shaken. However the Great East Gate is on the verge of crumbling. The Order of the Integrity Knights needs to prepare against the incoming army from the Dark Territory once the gate crumbles.16Sword Art Online 16: Alicization ExplodingAugust 8, 2015[40]
978-4-04-865307-7May 21, 2019[41]
  • Chapter 18. "War of the Underworld" (アンダーワールド大戦, Andāwārudo Taisen)
  • Chapter 19. "The Radiant Medium" (光の巫女, Hikari No Miko)
17Sword Art Online 17: Alicization AwakeningApril 10, 2016[42]
978-4-04-865883-6October 29, 2019[43]
  • Chapter 20. "Each Own Battle" (それぞれの戦い, Sore Zore no Tatakai)
  • Chapter 21. "Awakening" (覚醒, Kakusei)
18Sword Art Online 18: Alicization LastingAugust 10, 2016[44]
978-4-04-892250-0January 7, 2020[45][46]
  • Chapter 21. "Awakening (Cont.)" (覚醒(承前), Kakusei (Shouzen))
  • Chapter 22. "The Decisive Battle" (決戦, Kessen)
  • Chapter 23. "Return" (帰還, Kikan)
  • "Epilogue" (エピローグ, Epirōgu)
  • "Prologue III" (プロローグ III, Purorōgu III)
19Sword Art Online 19: Moon CradleFebruary 10, 2017[47]
978-4-04-892668-3April 21, 2020[48]
978-1-975-35701-620Sword Art Online 20: Moon CradleSeptember 8, 2017[49]
978-4-04-893283-7August 18, 2020[50]
978-1-975-35703-021Sword Art Online 21: Unital Ring IDecember 7, 2018[51]
978-4-04-912211-4January 19, 2021[52]
978-1-975-31595-522Sword Art Online 22: Kiss and FlyOctober 10, 2019[53]
978-4-04-912675-4June 22, 2021[54]
  • "The Day Before" (ザ・デイ・ビフォア, Za Dei Bifoa)
  • "The Day After" (ザ・デイ・アフター, Za Dei Afutā)
  • "Rainbow Bridge" (虹の橋, Niji no Hashi)
  • "Sisters' Prayer"
23Sword Art Online 23: Unital Ring IIDecember 10, 2019[55]
978-4-04-912891-8November 9, 2021[56]
978-1-97-532176-524Sword Art Online 24: Unital Ring IIIMay 9, 2020[57]
978-4-04-913155-0—25Sword Art Online 25: Unital Ring IVDecember 10, 2020[58]
978-4-04-913531-2—26Sword Art Online 26: Unital Ring VOctober 8, 2021[3]

I go down and kiss your belly and like a cat I wrinkle it with my nails, then digging gently, then. Gently touching your fingers with my fingers. I go down lower and lower kissing yours I bring out the rings with my tongue. only more tender than my fingers.

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Give me pleasure with your mouth. It took only three minutes for me to feel that the eruption would begin soon. You pulled out a member, opened your mouth and began to bring me to orgasm with your hand. In less than a minute, I began to erupt in short trickles right into your mouth, not a single drop flew past.

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The collar squeezed her throat but made it possible sometimes to breathe in and she On the very edge of a huge hyper-modern urban area, right next to the slums, in. A small apartment on the corner of a high-rise, there was a family: the husband was a plumber, and his wife was his accountant in the office of the firm.

They lived modestly, it wouldnt hurt for a paycheck, the family was not that very young, but not old yet, he was 36 and she was. 35 years old, but they still did not have children.

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Times this couple went to this does not mean that the wife is a slut whore, whore, and so on, just someone resorted to diversify their relationships, and someone just sits. And stupidly dreams about the same and without moving a little finger, dreaming, jerking off at his computer. do not think that I will fuck with words. bu and so on you will slay a woman on a fall and she will burn with passion.

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