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The Light Novel: A New Medium of the Otaku Culture

Lee, Yun Sub (2012)
Honors Thesis (81 pages)
Committee Chair / Thesis Adviser: Bullock, Julia
Committee Members: Ravina, Mark ; Nishi, Yumiko
Research Fields: Literature, Asian
Keywords: Light Novel; Otaku
Program: College Honors Program, Japanese
Permanent url: http://holden.library.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bpswp

Abstract

Abstract The Light Novel: A New Medium of the Otaku Culture The light novel culture is a re-discovered medium in the otaku culture. Despite the declining publishing market, it has gradually increased its sales in the last decade, drawing attentions of the academic scholars as well. In chapter one, I discuss about the main consumers of the light novel, the otaku, and about the third generation otaku more in details at the end. The shifting environments around the generations of otaku changed their psychological status and consumption style. In chapter two, I introduce the light novel and its characteristics in details. The light novel is known for its manga-like illustrations and narration, and due to these, it has been frequently re-adapted into anime, manga, game, and other goods of the otaku culture. In chapter three, I draw the relationship between the light novel and the third generation otaku in order to analyze the essence of the light novel culture. In addition, I question the position of the light novel within the text culture of Japan, employing the cultural theories of modernity and postmodern.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents -- IntroductionΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦1 -- Chapter 1: The Otaku CultureΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦7 -- Chapter 2: The Light Novel CultureΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦.20 -- Chapter 3: The Narrative Consumption and The ReproductionsΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦.41 -- ConclusionΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦69 -- Reference ListΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦...71

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