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..
Mostly visual novel is pictures done by graphic work on a computer. The interactive side to Anime in books is that you turn the page, but now they have made games within anime style where you can play and interact with playing the game, this also allows you to develop the story how you want.
Visuals: Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation, which include a lot of detail. The visuals in this animation are very realistic, but can also look very cartoon like.
Interactivity: The interactivity in this animation is very basic as it only has simple buttons to click that tell the story which keeps this animation simple and easy to understand what to do.
Audio: There is little or no audio in visual novels as they are only pictures and short sentences, some visual novels have songs running throughout them to keep the player more entertained.