Points Otaku Look at When Choosing Light Novels, What's More Important than Illustrations? [Japan Poll]

gosick-library-books-victorique-560x300 Points Otaku Look at When Choosing Light Novels,  What's More Important than Illustrations? [Japan Poll]

What You Need to Know:

  • A poll was conducted by GA Bunko to uncover the most important points otaku look at when deciding on the next light novel to read.
  • With a total of 6,610 votes, the illustrator was found to be second most prioritised, with the title and cover design coming in third place.
  • See the most important point below!
4. Author (13%)
3. Title & Cover Design (22%)
2. Illustrator (27%)
1. Synopsis (38%)

Source: GA Bunko Twitter

Reactions Around the Web

If you choose based on illustrations, you're bound to regret it.
It's not a manga, so of course you'll prioritise the content.
But the synopsis is usually the same anyway, following the template.
But the title usually INCLUDES the synopsis!!

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Haha, that commenter is so right. Those ridiculously long titles usually give me an idea of what the story will be about.
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I think ratings are helpful too!