Are anime light novels like books or manga?

I want to purchase light novels, but I want to know if they are like a normal book where its a page of words, or like manga where its pictures with a lot less words. I want something that I have a lot to read rather than 200 pages of just manga

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  • 7 years ago
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    Light novels are just normal books with some unique characteristics. They rarely go more than 200 pages, are written using archetypes typically found in anime or manga, have a small amount of illustrations scattered throughout, and typically use easy to understand language.

    Good places to read a few samples online would be:


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  • 7 years ago

    It's a novel, or because of the rather short length, might fall into the category of novella.

    It does have illustration to accompany the text, but not much, probably 15-20 illustration per volume of light novel. It is certainly not like manga, it is still mainly text.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Anime light novels are usually a bit on the short side (hence the term 'light') and sometimes include a few pictures inside. Other than that it is like a regular book, with words.

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