Light Novels are a popular form of entertainment that originated from Japan that is slowly becoming a worldwide hit. Naturally, there are several sites where you can write and read these light novels online.
But considering the fact that majority of the popular novels are written in Japanese it might be hard to find English translated official Novels to read online. Therefore the best option is to buy them from legal, paid platforms to read them online.
Also, there are several great non-japanese light novels published online too. In this article, I will be listing down some of the most popular sources where you can read English translated light novels online!
Best Sites To Read Light Novels Online
- Amazon Kindle
Web Novel is a website that has revolutionized the online novel community. It is a platform where you can find thousands of web novels written by people from all over the world.
This site allows you to read novels for free. But there are restrictions. There might be some in-app purchases necessary to fully binge on a series.
If you are a creative person looking to write your own web novel, they also allow you to submit your content to them and earn!
That said, it is not a platform to read the famous Japanese light novels that many of you are probably wanting to read.
Light Novel World is another great platform for reading popular light novels from across the world.
It has a decent layout and has a huge collection of novels to choose from. Best of all, you can read them for free. Naturally, if it is free, it means it is probably illegal.
While it is a popular site among light novel readers, it does not have Japanese novels like “That time I got reincarnated as a slime” or “Mushoku Tensei” due to DMCA issues. But its sister site LightNovelPub.com seems to have them for now.
Regardless, it is only a matter of time before aggregator sites like these get taken down with DMCA complaints.
So consider the other options below to enjoy your light novels legally.
This site looks pretty normal when it comes to its design, but it is one of the few sites that has our favorite Japanese light novels available to read online!
But from what I noticed, it does not seem like an official site, but it does have majority of the popular light novels to read online for free.
I highly recommend you to choose the other legal options in this list, but at the end, it is up to you to decide what’s best for you.
J-Novel.club is an official site to read English translated Japanese light novels online. But you will have to get a paid membership in order to be able to read them online.
While this is not a free option, it is certainly the most legal way to read and support your favourite novels.
You can find more information about this subscription scheme in this reddit thread.
Lastly, the most obvious option is to buy the light novel books on Kindle and read them whenever you like, at your convinience.
Amazon Kindle is the world’s largest online reading platform where you can find all sorts of books, from traditional books to manga, they’ve got them all.
Naturally, it also has all the Japanese light novels series and you can read them online after purchasing it on Amazon.
That’s it for this article! These were some of the best sites to read light novels online.
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