DID YOU KNOW?
Have you ever seen a Japanese comic with manga-style pictures on the covers and often inside as well? These are the so-called Light Novels or known in Japan as Ranobe. It is a style of Japanese novel that targets high school and middle school students or the young adult demographic. The average length of a light novel is about 50,000 words. Also, one of the determining characteristics of the best light novels is that they are illustrated with anime and manga art style.
Interestingly, it is not only the Japanese people that are hooked to read the best light novels. People from the West and other Asian countries are showing interest in these light novels. And while there are still people who buy the physical copy, a lot also read light novels online. A lot of websites and reader apps offers users to read and download light novels, making it easier to find the latest updates of these novels. One of the best-selling light novels is Overlord, a fantasy, science fiction light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. Its Volume 13 sold 127 thousand copies in three days. This just proved the constant popularity of light novels all around the world.