Many light novels are responsible for some of the best shows in anime. Here are some of the best light novels turned into anime series.
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Most people associate light novels with the Isekai genre, and for good reasons. The Isekai boom of the early 2010s was largely inspired by the trend’s takeover of the ranobe landscape. And no novel exemplifies this shift better than Mushoku Tensei.
The series has been breaking all records of popularity as a web novel since 2012. Rifujin na Magonote’s story and Sirotaka’s art worked in tandem to systematize the genre’s tropes into a blueprint all following Isekai works echo.
Type-Moon’s multimedia goliath, the Fate series, originally emerged as a visual novel. Fate/Stay Night introduced the world to the tense, suspenseful clashes between mages and their mythical servants for the right to possess the Holy Grail.
Gen Urobochi collaborated with Type-Moon to create a prequel light novel that rivaled even the original in scale and popularity. He was also the one responsible for Fate/Zero anime, ensuring that the adaptation sticks were as close to the source material as possible.