The Most Popular Mecha Light Novels

Anyone can write a book. It doesn't take much, just a few hundred pages to tell your story - one chapter at a time. But mecha light novels are different from any other books in many ways, including the length of the story. In normal novels, stories usually range from 80k words to 130k words, or about 220-300 pages for a full novel. If it's especially long, up to 400 pages is not uncommon.

Mecha light novels are most commonly around 30k words (about 100 paperback-sized pages), but this is by no means an unbreakable rule. The anime series Full Metal Panic! has two novelizations containing four short stories each with and 2000 words respectively, which would make it about the length of a novella. The most popular mecha light novels are usually around 50-60k words, but some can be as short as 10k words and others up to 100k words.

So what is it that makes mecha light novels so interesting and unique? The answer is simple: the mecha. Mechas (short for mechanical) are giant robots, and they are the stars of these stories. From Gundam to Evangelion to Gurren Lagann, mechas have been a part of anime since the early days. And while they may have started out as mere vehicles or tools to help the humans fight, they have slowly evolved into their own characters with their own story arcs.

This is what mecha light novels are all about. They are the stories of the mechas, their pilots, and their battles. While there may be a human protagonist and story arc, the mecha is always the star of the show. Whether it's a standalone novel or part of a series, these books are always packed with action and excitement.

If you're looking for a good read and you're interested in mechas, then mecha light novels are definitely the way to go. From start to finish, they never fail to entertain. So what are you waiting for? Start reading!

Some popular mecha light novels include:

- The Gundam Novels by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Kunio Okawara

- Full Metal Panic! by Shoji Gatoh and Shiki Douji 

- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion by Ichirou Ohkouchi and Gorou Taniguchi

- RahXephon by Katsuhito ItOku and Yutaka Izubuchi

- Gundam 00 by Tomohiro Chiba, Sunao Yoshida, and Yasunari Toda

- Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project by Takahashi Osamu and khara Inc.