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What is a light novel? Some examples

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By Jacklamf1d14

Every country comes up with its own unique spin on literature. Some of these forms seem to be purely artistic, mostly appreciated by academics. Others, though, are far more commercial.

One such art form is the light novel, which is incredibly popular in Japan and is gaining in popularity across the rest of the world. While not necessarily high literature, they are eagerly consumed by young readers.

Understanding the appeal of light novels requires understanding not just what these novels are, but taking a look at some of the most popular light novels and light novel adaptations.

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Respect for Sword Art Online

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There are certain bits of media that transcend their origins. Some just speak to people, becoming more than popular – they become phenomena. Sword Art Online is one such property.

Sure, there are plenty of light novels out there that are similar. There might even be shows that have done the plot first. None, however, do it with the sense of style as SAO. None quite match the quality.

One thing that this property doesn’t get enough of, though, is respect. It takes something special for a property to span so many different formats. It takes something special for a property to capture so many imaginations.

SAO deserves more respect, so we’ve put together this massive post with everything you want to know about the legendary series…and more! 

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Best Anime RPG Forum Online?

Anime role playing boards are so old that they’re almost a throwback at this point. As long as there has been an internet to speak of, these boards have existed.

Now, the problem isn’t finding one of these boards. It’s finding a board that’s still alive and that is worth your time. Instead of digging through all the detritus out there, you can start with the cream of the crop.

Each of these boards has something to offer players. Each one has a unique flavor, and each can provide a unique home for certain gamers. Below are three of the best boards for anime RPG players.

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