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vis·ual nov·el

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  1. visual novelnoun

    A video game, usually of Japanese origin, that is of interactive fiction, is predominantly or entirely narrative, and is illustrated by static images that are often of anime style.

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  1. Visual novel

    A visual novel is an interactive fiction game, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills. As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels. In Japanese terminology, a distinction is often made between visual novels proper, which consist predominantly of narration and have very few interactive elements, and adventure games, which may incorporate problem-solving and other types of gameplay. This distinction is normally lost outside Japan, where both NVLs and ADVs are commonly referred to as "visual novels" by international fans. Visual novels and ADVs are especially prevalent in Japan, where they made up nearly 70% of the PC game titles released in 2006. Visual novels are rarely produced for video game consoles, but the more popular games have occasionally been ported to systems such as the Saturn, Dreamcast, PlayStation Portable, or Xbox 360. The more famous visual novels are also often adapted into the light novel, manga or anime formats. The market for visual novels outside of East Asia is small, though a number of anime based on visual novels are popular among anime fans in the Western world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visual novel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visual novel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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