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Post by AlxlightFor • Finder - Hunter Chrome Extension Email » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:40 pm

I always thought that the font used in Dragon Ball was very clean and neat looking; every kanji is shaped and pronounced nicely.



I was wondering if anyone knew what the font was or any other related information, perhaps a similar looking font. On closer inspection it actually looks like every title card could be hand-written. It looks like there are minor imperfections in the type but I'm not sure if that's due to picture quality, film aging, or DB just being made in the 80s.

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Post by Gaffer Tape » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:48 pm

I was thinking about this recently while watching the end credits, and I assumed that they were all hand-written. And, in thinking about it, I guessed it would have been because computers of the time would have been incapable of producing intricacies of kanji. That was just my completely unsubstantiated guess, though.
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Re: Title Card Font

Post by kei17 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:07 pm

They were all hand-written until DBZ episode 100 or so, then after that they started using a font sold by Shaken, which probably is Ishii Chuu-buto Gothic Tai (DG-KL).
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