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Why don't English translated light novels retain the "backwards" page ordering?

It makes absolutely no sense for a book consisting of just English text to have its pages ordered such that you read the page on the right followed by the page on the left. So of course people don't ...
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Is it common for light novels to have animated commercials?

I wouldn't say that it's common, but it does happen. Here are some examples: Musaigen no Phantom World had a PV in Jan 2014, which preceded the announcement of its anime in Aug 2015. Likewise, ...
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Why do light novels and manga have long titles?

The Anime Man explains this in his video. TL;DR: People get lazy to read the blurb of the novel (the short summary usually at the back of the book) to know what it's about, so a longer title will be ...
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Does the author or publisher decide a character design?

Mainly the illustrator does. Basically writers are not involved in design. But he or she can tell the hope to the editor. It is an example of making a light novel. An author write up the novel. ...
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Why do light novels and manga have long titles?

Why is this style of title so common? How did this trend of super long titles come about? From what I was able to research, light novels and/or manga have long title: Because it helps the light ...
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Does Light Novel-based, slice of life anime in general have a clearly defined setting?

The Haruhi Suzumiya series is mainly set in Nishinomiya, Japan. The Oreimo series is mainly set in Chiba, Japan. It's quite obvious by the mentions in the Oregairu series novel and various episodes ...
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Why do light novels and manga have long titles?

(speculation, but I think of the common sense sort) When standing in a bookstore crowded with light novels, what is the main thing a prospective buyer wants to know? "What is it about?" They are ...
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Where can I buy High School DxD English-translated novels?

The novels do not have a official English translation.
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Kawakami Minoru authors light novels reading order?

You should probably go in the order in which they were released, as Arcane also mentioned. But otherwise, an ideal order would be as follows: Owari no Chronicle Owari no Chronicle DC Kyoukai Senjou ...
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Why do light novels tend not to be animated directly?

I'm not an industry insider but it's not a deliberate matter of testing the market with manga before doing an anime. It's simply that an anime is a much larger investment for all parties involved ...
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Why do light novels tend not to be animated directly?

From what I could find, by searching on the net, is that most Light Novels are not written properly, both in the sentence-style, and in how characters and situations are constructed. Here are a ...
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What exactly is a "Light Novel"?

Light novels started in Japan, as physical books. But in this Internet era, light novels from China & Korea can also be found online. Here's my impression of what these novels are mostly about... ...
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