A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle and high school students. Light novel and manga artists provide source and inspiration for most if not all anime. In recent years, light novels’ stories have been popular choices for adaptation into manga, anime, and live-action films, though in the case of the former two, usually only the first two novels are adapted. Light novels are often serialized in literary magazines such as Faust, Gekkan Dragon Magazine, The Sneaker and Dengeki hp, or media franchise magazines like Comptiq and Dengeki G’s Magazine. We are creating this webpage in order to honor them.

Here are some of the more prolific ones:

Eiichiro Oda

Hiro Mashima

Kazuma Kamachi

Akira Toriyama

Hiromu Arakawa

Rumiko Takahashi

Masashi Kishimoto

Hajime Yatate

Masamune Shirow

Reki Kawahara

Nobuhiro Watsuki