Light novel vs manga – What is the difference?
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A light novel is not based on a particular established manga, anime, or game franchise. It usually tells the story of its own invention with original characters and settings, though adaptations are sometimes published in genres such as horror novels and suspenseful teenage romance stories. These are typically short-length book series that are about 50-200 pages long for each individual volume.
Manga by contrast is drawn or illustrated pictures accompanied by text in the Japanese language with origins dating back to 1947. They are typically published in black ink printed to a white page as serialized “tankōbon” agreement, which translates to “bound volumes.”