Free “Japanese-ish” Fonts 10 + 1

「日本語風」の無料英字フォント

One of my co-workers said that Japanese characters look like a picture or symbol. I’ve never thought that way but I agreed with it because Arabic or Korean characters look like that for me. And I found some cool fonts, which look like Japanese characters or inspired by Japan. All fonts that I share today are free!

“Look Like Japanese” Fonts

1. TokyoSoft

tokyosoft
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Katakana-ish alphabet fonts. It looks like a list of “wrong katakana letters” but when I see them closer, I can see alphabet letters. When I write my name, “Mana” with this font, it comes up with “Po ta ka ta” in Katakana!

2. Kaneiwa

lightmorning
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This fonts are inspired by Japanese traditional serif font: Min-cho.

3. Lightmorning

kaneiwa
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It’s also Min-cho. It seems the name of “Lightmorning” is from Min-cho. (Min means light, cho means morning) There are lots of Uroko which is the triangular shape found at the end part of a horizontal stroke in Mincho typefaces.

4. Pray for Japan

pray for japan
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Hiragana-ish fonts. But they look just like a symbol…

5. Digital ninja

ninja
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Inspired by Ninja. It looks sharp and like hard to catch it.

6. GoJuOn

gojuon
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The gojuon is a Japanese ordering of kana, loosely a Japanese “alphabetical order” but I have no idea why those scary kanji letters are chosen. “Mana” is showed “猛血魅血” means “gruff, blood and charm” … ??

7. Akihibara hyper

akihabara
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It’s miss spelling but this font is inspired by Akihabara, which is one of the biggest city in Tokyo. Some of letters look Katakana.

8. Origami

origami
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Origami (folded paper) font. Symbols are a bit hard to understand?

9. Emperor of japan

emperor
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The font name is “Emperor of Japan” but looks very cute and friendly… *cough cough*

10. Fat Sushi

fat sushi
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It’s get a boost! But it looks more Chinese brush.

Bonus

It’s not “Japanese-ish” font but I added one more thing because it’s a kind of fun and good for the ending.

Kinishinai

kinishinai
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“Kinishinai” means “never mind”. Yes, never mind if those fonts are using wrong Japanese letters. Never mind if names of those fonts don’t make any sense. NVM…

Let me know your favourite “other language-ish” fonts ;)

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