@takashichea: so its just a novel with illustrations that can have any type of quality? I mean Branden Sanderson's work has illustrations but I wouldn't call his work in any way "light" I mean you hit someone with one of his books (especially the storm bringers saga) it knocks you out. This seems like a time of word for word translation failing. I wouldn't make any assumptions I would normally make and that I made simply because it has illustrations (especially ones as good as the above). So it doesn't mean the book is "lightweight" in any sense of the word? Interesting I wonder what the term really means then....lighter on text since page that has picture doesn't have text? (this seems silly as picture is an "extra" and it isn't like it is taking away text AND seems rather anti-illustration for a culture that is so pro visual art).
Edit: did a quick search and couldn't find anything from the light novel for from the new world looked because the above I recognized the anime immediately and it wasn't one I watched so was curious if the illustrations are the same. I really do hope someone translates the novel I want to see if it is as close to the giver as people on CR are saying the show is...it has been years since I read the giver but that is not a connection I would have made. (But comparing it to that is like comparing it to Shakespeare so....)