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Old 2011-06-15, 17:25   Link #542
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sweden
Originally Posted by Zakoo View Post
Since a light novel is -by definition- a novel for teenager, how much japenese language knowledge one's need ? Kanji-wise, are there any furigana inside?
I mean to those who are reading it here, is it really hard? After how many months or years of training, somebody can read one?
Some books are harder than others. Nishio is much more advanced than BakaTest, for instance. You will likely need to know a minimum of 1000 kanji and have studied 2-3 years (depending on pace) before you start on light novels.

Make sure you feel comfortable reading advanced manga like Monster and 20th Century Boys before you bother with books, though.
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