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Noob questions here, hopefully some one can help.

So ive recently started watching anime, and have learned some things that are confusing to me. If i understand correctly, most if not all anime is an adaptation from a previous manga.
Now this is where im getting lost. Now theres light novels, and manga, the diference being ones strictly words? And manga is a weekly comic strip? So the manga volumes you can buy are just a collection of a couple months worth of weekly comic strips collected into a volume?
Then in order for an anime to get a second+ season there needs to be a certain amount of manga chapters completed?
This is where im getting lost. A lot of the animes ive been watching lately only have 1 season, with no announced plans for a season 2. People in the comments say there are enough chapters in the manga for 2 or more season, and that light novels are still being written. If no second season of an anime will be released i would love to read the manga of it. But to continue the story, do i need to wait for enough chapters to be collected into a volume and published as a single book?
Im so lost, and google is definitely not making any of this clearer.
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>>152101205
I don't know which of your questions you actually want asked, so I'll answer the last one.

No, you don't need to wait for more chapters. You just read until you can find no more translated chapters.

Something to note, though, is that sometimes the anime will take a different plot from the manga because the manga doesn't have enough material/who the fuck knows.
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>>152101262
Thanks, i gathered that much i think.
I guess all thats left is what the fuck is the difference between manga and a light novel?
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>>152101437
A manga is basically a Japanese comic book, yeah. They differ from American comic books in that they're mostly in black and white and are written by a single author.

A Light Novel is a novel that's written in a simplistic style (think Goosebumps). Light Novels generally have illustrations spread throughout the book, every 20-30 pages or so.
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>>152101509
Oh ok, thank you. So not all manga is derived from a light novel then? And if a manga does come from a light novel, its just a comic book version of it? So then by default, an anime thats been adapted from a light novel might not have a manga and vice versa?
And one last thing to be clear on, a manga is in fact a weekly comic chapter in a magazine thats later published into a book/volume once there has been enough chapters produced?
Sorry for all the dumb questions, i just havent been able to find clear answers. And my only exposure to manga previously was a couple random rave master books when i was 13 that i thought were produced as full books and not weekly chapters
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>>152101615
>And one last thing to be clear on, a manga is in fact a weekly comic chapter in a magazine thats later published into a book/volume once there has been enough chapters produced?

Yep. On average, one volume of a manga contains around eight chapters. So manga chapters are generally released weekly, with volumes released around every two to three months.

>Oh ok, thank you. So not all manga is derived from a light novel then? And if a manga does come from a light novel, its just a comic book version of it? So then by default, an anime thats been adapted from a light novel might not have a manga and vice versa?

Generally, a series begins as either a manga or a Light Novel, and those can be adapted into an anime. It's fairly uncommon for a series to have both a manga and LN version. Typically, series follow either one or two routes:

- An author writes either a manga or a Light Novel, which is never adapted into an anime (due to popularity or other reasons).

- An author writes either a manga or a Light Novel, which is adapted into an anime. So this means only two of the three niches are filled. There are series that cover all three mediums (LN, anime, manga), but they're relatively uncommon.

Hope that was clear enough.
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>>152101807
Thanks so much, i definitely understand much better now.

One last question. If a manga is adpated from a light novel, is it generally one manga book/volume per light novel? Or are multiple light novels adpapted into a single manga volume or vice versa?

Thanks again, i was fully expecting to get memed on, and have my thread deleted. When i genuinely just dont know, and cant find clear answers
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>tfw I thought this was a School Live thread
Maybe next time
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>>152102093
We can definitely talk about it! Its one of the first series i watched to completion actually. The mc started to get on my nerves a bit, but by the end i was pleasently surprised and actually liked her. I just wish the twist went the other way, and it wasnt so expected. Hopefully theres a second season
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>>152101205
The only thing that determines whether or not something gets a second season, let alone animated, is whether or not someone wants it to be. That's pretty much it for MOST cases.

Anime are advertisements for source material. Manga and LNs are more popular than anime in Japan.
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>>152102146
If you haven't, read the manga.
It's gets updated at the end of every month and its really good. Until they leave the school.
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The anime was better than the manga.
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>>152102202
this artist needs to draw porn /nudes

I wish
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>>152102093
>it's almost a year since deel left
;_;
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>>152102219
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>>152102030
>One last question. If a manga is adpated from a light novel, is it generally one manga book/volume per light novel? Or are multiple light novels adpapted into a single manga volume or vice versa?

I'm not actually sure since I never read manga or Light Novels, though I do know that for anime adaptations, one season (12-13 episodes) generally covers anywhere from 1-3 volumes. One volume to one season gets you a very faithful adaptation; three volumes to one season usually cuts a lot out and results in a lot of angry fans.

To my knowledge, though, whenever a story does have both a Light Novel and manga version, the two are often rather different. If a manga adaptation is made of a Light Novel, the manga will probably be an 'alternate' version with a considerably different storyline, rather than a pure adaptation.
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>>152102093
>School Live
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>>152102202
I was excited for them leaving though. Does anything good happen after they leave?
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>>152102322
Gakkou Gurashi
Does it really matter?
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>>152102309
The first paragraph refers to Light Novel -> Anime adaptations, to be clear.

Have a picture of Yuuri being hot.
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>>152102371
Yes.
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>>152102376
I SEE NO PANTSU!!!!!!!!
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>>152102360
Right now they are at an uni and its just really boring

>>152102441
I got you senpai
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>>152102494
Any new characters join? I was kinda hoping not. Im also still curious as to why the fuck they were bombed in the first place, and how they knew it would happen so far in advance
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>>152102093
It's a teddy bear not your sister. Your sister is dead.
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>>152101205
First question: A light novel is basically a short novel peppered with (usually full-page) illustrations.
Manga just means Japanese comics. Some of them get published weekly, some monthly, and a very few get a much longer span between chapters. Weekly manga tend to have fairly short chapters (20 pages roughly) while monthly ones have a bit more leeway with chapter length. After enough chapters are published, the manga publisher will often re-issue them together in a single book called a "tankoubon" ("bound volume", sometimes referred to as a "graphic novel" in Western publishing).

There needs to be enough established story in a manga for an animation studio to work with before they decide to green-light it for an animated series. If there isn't enough material in the manga yet for a second season, the studio will nowadays often delay the second season.

Here's the way it tends to progress: The series starts as a manga or light novel, then gets made into an animated series for one season. The response to the animated series is what primarily determines whether the studio will be willing to invest in a second season. If there isn't enough material in the manga or LNs to make a second season, they're less likely to make a second season right away, and they'll usually elect to delay the second season until the manga pulls far enough ahead.
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>>152101205
I'll shove some common sense into you out of courtesy

95% of the time the source material is superior to the adaptation
Most anime are bad. Many of them are pretty much commercials to sell more of the original material and other merchandise, some are bad for no reason
Manga and anime heavily follow trends, so if you read one, you read 20
90% of light novels are trash. Good luck if you like reading
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>>152102557
They are with a new group but it looks like it they are about to split and shovel might be dying soon

>>152102569
I don't even believe she ever had a sister. I feel like she just made her up to cope
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>>152101205
Most of your questions have been answered but let's try to sum it up:
The source material for anime usually come from 3 sources: manga - the black and white comic, light novel >>152101509, and let me bring here the visual novels (audio book with images with little to interactivity basically masked as a game) as well since some of the most entry level of anime come from those.
Manga are either weekly with 20 page or so, monthly. They usually come in magazines (WSJ for example to source of Naruto, Bleach and One Piece). If its somewhat popular after 8 or so chapters they are releasead together.

In some cases popular stories are released in multiple mediaformat: there is Oreimo for example. Started as a light novel and grew in popularity. Hence, it got adopted into anime, manga, and even VN.
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