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Fonts and Typography of Evangelion

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Postby Otaprince » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:02 am

two questions:

1) what Japanese font is used by Gainax in Evangelion posters and such?

(example here: http://purlace.net/eva/card/bcmw1-sp2.jpg )

2) Evangelion came to have a unique typgraphical style, with tons of Japanese characters crammed into a space. I remember reading _somewhere_ about the designer who came up with this-- who was he, and where might i have read about him?

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Postby Reichu » Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:08 am

I remember reading this somewhere, as well... Did you try the theatrical program translations at www.evaotaku.com?

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Postby Otaprince » Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:04 pm

not sure if anyone cares, but i did some digging and found out both the designer, Norihiko Nezu, and what fonts he used.

new Gainax Pages feature on the Typography of Evangelion:

http://www.gainaxpages.com/features/typography.html

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Postby chazthesilencer » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:07 pm

After 4 years, seems the links above
no longer lead anywhere...

Do we know what font is used for
"Evangelion" here?
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Postby drinian » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:25 pm

Gainax Pages got reorganized a bit:

http://www.gainaxpages.com/features/typography.php

Unfortunately there's no answer there to your specific question.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:39 pm

Personally I've been wondering what font was used for the Tel-op as well as the posters and all that so this topic is helpful in that sense.
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Postby AchtungAffen » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:44 am

Don't know about the romaji, but the Japanese seems to be MS Mincho
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Postby Dartz » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:32 am

It's very similar to Times New Roman I think.... except it doesnt have the bar on the A
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Postby pat457 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:43 am

AchtungAffen wrote:Don't know about the romaji, but the Japanese seems to be MS Mincho


It does look stylistically like it...but the font is more thicker than regular MS Mincho.
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Postby chazthesilencer » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:32 pm

Well, until we suss out the font,
here's my interpretation of the
alphabet:
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Postby Otakon 08 Ikari » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:29 am

I'm sorry to bump but a new tread led to this tread.

To chazthesilencer, is that a downloadable font?
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Postby chazthesilencer » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:31 pm

^Fraid not. Just a shoop. Feel free to use it if you're desperate.

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Postby GasmaskAvenger » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:35 pm

the only font I know of is the one used in the english artwork


however, that alone was a real bitch & a chore to obtain
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Postby Otakon 08 Ikari » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:38 pm

If someone really wanted to they could take the time to take that and turn it into a working font. I'll look into it.
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Postby NemZ » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:56 pm

I'd suggest tightening up the W and M a bit, specifically by moving the two V sections closer together until the thinner overlapping stroke meets the thicker one at about the midpoint, then trim the rest of the thin one off.

I'd probably use thinner strokes for the legs on the K and R as well... they look overall really heavy at the moment.
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Postby Xard » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:33 pm

I know I'm going to come off as incredibly stupid but wouldn't finding Micho Bold be, you know, easy? O_o
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Postby NemZ » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:04 pm

That's the Japanese font, not the English one that people are looking for.
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Postby Xard » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:06 pm

NemZ wrote:That's the Japanese font, not the English one that people are looking for.


ahh, nevermind then :sweatdrop:
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Postby Otakon 08 Ikari » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:27 pm

Xard wrote:I know I'm going to come off as incredibly stupid but wouldn't finding Micho Bold be, you know, easy? O_o


I believe you met Mincho, I can't find anything on Micho.
I really wish that font up there was a real font for use.
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Postby LeoXiao » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:12 am

What is the font used for Kanji and kana?
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