Some times I tend to write more articles showing my ignorance about a subject rather than try to enlighten people. Before anyone jumps to conclusions, yes, I have read some light novels, and this is half the reason why have these questions. I haven’t been able to find a consistent standard for what light novels are, so if anyone thinks they have firm grasp on the subject please try to answer these.
A few places have said that light novels should have up to 50,000 words. However, this word count can be loose enough that it can give or take 50% of this word count. Sword Art Online for instance had just over 75,000 words.
- Between what word counts should the length of a light novel be?
There’s a bit of a difference between light novels and anime style light novels that have become popular in the anime community. Because of this it’s generally thought that anime style light novels should be accompanied anime style artwork.
- Do you think these light novels needs to have this artwork?
Like visual novels it’s the translations from Japanese created VNs, light novels translation are generally weeaboo approved. However, I bet you didn’t know that the anime Deltora Quest came from a light novel series written by an Australian? Blimey!
- Should Western and Japanese light novel styles mix?