Primary Features Of Light Novels.
Light novels are very different from other types of novels. The most common difference that almost every person knows is that this novel is light but apart from that there are other differences. When designing the cover Mange is used. These novels are written with the target readers being the teenagers and young people generally. These types of novels are not very long. The language used is precise to avoid making the book longer. They avoid stylistic devices that can make the story longer than necessary. Japan is the part of the world where these novels are popular even though they are read in other parts. Light novels are found in almost each bookshop in Japan.
The origin of the name of the book is Japan. Even though light novel sounds like English it is not.People from Japan use the word Wasei-eigo. This word has become popular in many parts. People from western countries call these novels Japanese novellas. They use a style that is different from other styles when writing light novels.Unlike the common books they only use very few illustrations. Different from any other novel illustration is limited. The language uses is easy for reading. The only place when an illustration can be place is before a capital. They are also intended to bring new place and character.
In the past the illustrations were strictly done in black and white but nowadays some of the writers are using colored ones. The world has experienced many changes in general and this is one of them. There are reasons as to why these novels use the anime style. The main reason is their origin. They were first written in Japan. This type of novel is a developed from pulp magazines. The magazines were initially written using the classic style but with time the made many changes to impress their customers. The old style was replaced with anime style. They then adapted the use of illustrations in specific part of the book.
Magazines incorporated more articles based on movies and also anime. Video games also contributed in the books content. More people started reading the books more so the new generation and this called for addition of more illustrations. The commonly used stylistic device in the novels is poetry. There are many books written in poetry. A light novel is not just a type of book that can be read in few minutes or within a short bus ride. This is a misconception. There is more in light novel than the length. There are some books that are written for children yet they have content that is meant for adults. Other novels do this but Japanese books do not. Failing to research after wring is the cause for this problem. Japanese novels are well scripted and they are always intended for the right audience.