Someone please explain SAO's publications to me
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I am very very confused about SAO's manga and light novel publications. Are they the same thing? I heard from a friend that the [manga] takes place in 3 diferent games, SAO, ALO, and some shooting one. But when I look up the manga online, it only goes up to chapter 12. It's release date is usually listed around november 2012, but wikipedia shows that the most recent light novel publication, also no. 12, was released in april 2013.

So what gives? Is the manga just a regurgitation of the light novel, but in manga form? What is a light novel? Should I read the LN or the manga? I am in such a dilemma right now.
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The manga isn't worth it, trust me.

Light novels are just like a novel with illustrations, to put it bluntly.

Just read the light novels, highly recommended in comparison.
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Hi there please try and find your answers to your dilemma here please:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-10664/the-animemanga-help-thread

But, dragonandlaance is correct though lol I prefer the light novel to the manga. Also, try googling "light Novel" wikipedia has a really good definition on it!

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