Jumat, 18 Oktober 2013

Random Post: Light Novel

contoh bagian dalam light novel *the picture isn't mine (source)*
Kalau lagi dalam keadaan suntuk dan males biasanya aku nyari hiburan, salah satunya baca buku. Tapi gak sembarang buku juga sih, buku yang salah bisa malah bikin tambah males aja. Nah, biasanya aku nyari buku yang bener-bener menghibur, bikin ketawa dan fresh, bukannya yang malah bikin tertekan (*halah). Biasanya sih pelarian ke komik atau manga. Kebetulan aku pernah nemu manga (komik jepang) yang diangkat dari 'light novel'. Terus terang aku belum pernah denger apa itu 'light novel'. Karena manga-nya bagus, aku cari-cari informasi tentang manga itu, salah satu 'light novel'nya. Sebelumnya, apa sih 'light novel' itu? Ini jawaban aku dapat dari wiki dan blog:

wiki:
A light novel (ライトノベル raito noberu) is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle and high school students (young adult demographic). "Light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language. Such short, light novels are often called ranobe (ラノベ) or LN in the West. They are typically not more than 40,000–50,000 words long (the shorter ones being equivalent to a novella in US publishing terms), rarely exceed 200 pages, often have dense publishing schedules, are usually published in bunkobon size, and are often illustrated. The text is often serialized in anthology magazines before collection in book form.
keywords:
  • young adult
  • 40,000–50,000 words long
  • rarely exceed 200 pages
  • dense publishing schedules
  • often illustrated

blog:
Light Novels are probably most distinguished by people for their most obvious aspect, the illustrations. Almost every light novel will always have an anime style illustration for its cover. And while most choose to also have 5-10 extra illustrations placed within the book, (some color, with the majority being black and white), some light novels on occasion choose not to.

Light Novels are also known for another aspect, their writing style. This is both the subject of praise and criticism from its readers. Light Novels are driven many times primarily through dialogue, allowing the story to flow quickly, interestingly, and enabling the reader to read through the pages at a bit faster rate. However, when doing this, on average, it is not stated who is speaking, and thus, it is up to the reader to actively keep in mind the person speaking, since there is no indication given for who it is except when the conversation started. This is both liked and disliked by fans of Light Novels and non fans alike.

Another aspect of Light Novel writing style is that paragraphs can range from 4 sentences, to at times, one. Sound effects are also at times given an entire line to magnify effect. This creates a unique reading experience different from the normal accepted writing practices of published fiction. This again is enjoyed by many, and disliked equally by others.
keywords:
  • have an anime style illustration for its cover
  • driven many times primarily through dialogue
  • paragraphs can range from 4 sentences, to at times, one
  • sound effects are also at times given an entire line to magnify effect

Nah, hal-hal itulah yang bikin penasaran sama 'light novel' terutama yang terbit di Jepang. Terutama karyanya Kaminaga Manabu karena aku terkesan sama manga-nya walaupun Kaminaga Manabu adalah the author, not the illustrator, but the illustration in the manga is also good. It's because of the story that I want to read the light novel version. Tapi, kayaknya versi 'light novel' karya Kaminaga Manabu belum ada versi Bahasa Inggris atau bahkan Bahasa Indonesia-nya ya? Jelas karena kalau di bahasa aslinya yaitu Bahasa Jepang aku nggak menguasai. Untuk manga-nya malah sudah terbit terjemahannya dalam Bahasa Indonesia, tapi sayangnya adalah volumenya jadi banyak, itulah yang bikin males. Hehehee...

Ini adalah manga dari 'light novel' karya Kaminaga Manabu:
Psychic Detective Yakumo versi manga (goodreads)
Conductor versi manga (goodreads)
Probability Investigator Mikoshiba Gakuto versi manga (goodreads) *gak nemu cover versi light novel-nya*
Psychic Detective Yakumo versi light novel (goodreads)
Conductor versi light novel (goodreads)
Psychic Detective Yakumo versi manga yang terbit di Indonesia (bukabuku)
Ada yang sudah pernah baca 'light novel'? Bagaimana kesan-pesannya? ^_^

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