Light novel

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A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).wikipedia
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Dragon Magazine (Fujimi Shobo)

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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.
Dragon Magazine, frequently abbreviated as "Doramaga" or "DM", is a Japanese light novel and manga magazine aimed at young adult males, first published in 1988.

Young adult fiction

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A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).
The category of young adult fiction continues to expand into other media and genres: graphic novels/manga, light novels, fantasy, mystery fiction, romance novels, and even subcategories such as cyberpunk, techno-thrillers, and contemporary Christian fiction.

Faust (magazine)

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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.
Faust features young writers and a style derived from light novels.

The Sneaker

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.
The Sneaker is a Japanese light novel magazine that was published by Kadokawa Shoten between 1993 and 2011, that was aimed at young adult males.

Dengeki hp

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.
Dengeki hp (電撃hp) was a Japanese magazine published by MediaWorks centered on publishing light novels that's aimed at young adult male readership.

Dengeki G's Magazine

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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.
Dengeki G's Magazine (電撃G's magazine) is a Japanese magazine published by ASCII Media Works (formerly MediaWorks) and sold monthly on the thirtieth that primarily contains information on bishōjo games, but also includes an entire section on anime based on bishōjo games, and serializes manga and light novels based on such games.

Haruhi Suzumiya

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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.
Haruhi Suzumiya is a series of light novels written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito.

Seven Seas Entertainment

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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.
It was originally dedicated to the publication of original manga, but now publishes licensed manga and light novels, as well as select webcomics.

Dengeki Novel Prize

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The Dengeki Novel Prize is the largest, with over 6,500 submissions (2013) annually.
The Dengeki Novel Prize is a literary award handed out annually (since 1994) by the Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works (formerly MediaWorks) for their Dengeki Bunko light novel imprint.

Viz Media

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Other English-language publishers that license light novels are Tokyopop, Viz, DMP, Dark Horse, Yen Press and Del Rey Manga.
This includes two new manga imprints, an anime DVD imprint, a fiction line for releasing light novels, a label for fan and data books, and a label for the release of art books.

No Game No Life

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For example, Yū Kamiya, author of No Game No Life, is a Japanese-Brazilian writer who lives in Japan and publishes his novels through major Japanese publishing labels.
No Game No Life is a Japanese light novel series by Yū Kamiya.

Slayers

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The 1990s saw the smash-hit Slayers series which merged fantasy-RPG elements with comedy.
Slayers is a Japanese light novel series written by Hajime Kanzaka and illustrated by Rui Araizumi.

Dengeki Bunko

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Some years later MediaWorks founded a pop-lit imprint called Dengeki Bunko, which produces well-known light novel series to this day.
It was established in June 1993 with the publication of Hyōryū Densetsu Crystania volume one, and is a light novel imprint aimed at a male audience.

Boogiepop series

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The Boogiepop series was their first major hit which soon was animated and got many anime watchers interested in literature.
The Boogiepop series of Japanese light novels is written by Kouhei Kadono and illustrated by Kouji Ogata.

Tokyopop

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Other English-language publishers that license light novels are Tokyopop, Viz, DMP, Dark Horse, Yen Press and Del Rey Manga.
ICv2 reported that Tokyopop would continue to publish light novels from Kodansha and that Kodansha appeared to be planning to publish its own titles through its partnership with Random House.

Record of Lodoss War

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Also, the RPG-inspired Record of Lodoss War novels achieved popularity.
Similar to light novels, many characters and parties in replays have become popular as characters of anime.

List of light novel labels

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List of light novel labels
This is a list of light novel labels i.e. Japanese publishing imprints that release light novels.

Visual novel

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The more famous visual novels are also often adapted into the light novel, manga or anime formats.

Novel

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A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).

Secondary school

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A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).

Middle school

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A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).

Wasei-eigo

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"Light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language.

English language

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"Light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language.

Bunkobon

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Light novels are often called ranobe or, in the West, LN. The average length of a light novel is about 50,000 words, the equivalent size of an American novel, and light novels are usually published in bunkobon size (A6, 10.5 cm × 14.8 cm), often with dense publishing schedules.

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Light novels are often called ranobe or, in the West, LN. The average length of a light novel is about 50,000 words, the equivalent size of an American novel, and light novels are usually published in bunkobon size (A6, 10.5 cm × 14.8 cm), often with dense publishing schedules.