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Brady Hartel
Dear Twitter Font Experts, last time around we weren't able to find a font too close to this one... reaching out one last time!
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Brady Hartel Dec 14
Replying to @BradyHartel
Just a little information about this: This was from a print prepared in circa 1980. I have no idea what machine they would've used to create this. As you can see, the condition of the video isn't very great.
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ThatEccentricArchivist Dec 14
Replying to @Ashuraou @bunnycartoon
Is this the first (documented case of a) fansub? I remember learning about this when I originally started gaining interest in anime fandom history.
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Neil Nadelman Dec 14
This wasn't a fansub. It was most likely a festival print prepared by the studio for foreign showings. It also used TMS's Cliff Hanger names for the characters.
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Sara Linsley Dec 14
Replying to @Ashuraou
The kerning smells like a JP font to me. Here's Hiragino Mincho Pro (W3) for reference
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Brady Hartel Dec 14
Replying to @salinsley
Mmmn, this is pretty darn close. And you're right, it's probably a Japanese font.
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Adam Tierney Dec 14
Replying to @Ashuraou @JamesPopStar
Times New Roman. ... (jk) Maybe can tell?
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MONTAGNA Dec 16
Replying to @adamctierney @Ashuraou
This would have been the 1980's — it's a Japanese Mincho font without a doubt. Any of those are a good place to start looking, and I think you'll zero in on it, or something close quickly.
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Brendan Dec 14
Replying to @Ashuraou
Honestly, it kind a looks like the metal gear solid v subtitle font (which I found a little too ‘novelty typeface’ for me)
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Brady Hartel Dec 14
Replying to @distinctivename
That's a good point; it's probably a Japanese typeface.
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"Critical Kate" Willært 🤘🏻 Dec 14
Replying to @Ashuraou
The most unusual characteristic of the font is the ultra-narrow lower-case "m." Other than that and other strange letter widths, it matches Caledonia pretty closely.
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"Critical Kate" Willært 🤘🏻 Dec 14
Replying to @Ashuraou
There's a legend on Wikipedia that New Caledonia replaced a wonky digitization of Linotype's Caledonia, but no sources and nothing specific as to what looked wrong about it. It could be that, or just a Japanese version of Caledonia.
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