Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi alphabet

Because I am a man of culture as well: the number assignment is fairly conjectural There isn't much on-screen text, and most of it is phonetic Japanese so it's doubtful…

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Overlord alphabet

I didn't think I was going to be able to decipher the alphabet in Overlord because there was very little on-screen text whose meaning could be guessed. That is, until…

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Tate no Yuusha no nariagari alphabet

as used in the first season The anime uses a number of different alphabets, but I think only one of them is "real" - the one appearing on maps, some…

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“Maou Gakuin” alphabet

Summer 2020 brought us the anime "Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha" with another funky on-screen alphabet. By episode 6 I'd seen enough samples to confirm that it is an actual Roman-style…

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Hamefura alphabet

The anime "Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta..." (Hamefura in short) uses an on-screen alphabet that at first looked like random scribbles, but by…

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Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 3: fonts

There has been no official character set released, not even in the art book, so I made my own mapping tables. There are two main fonts; the "print" style used…

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Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 2: numerals

The Youjo Senki universe has at least 2 numeral systems, one "Roman" system where 10 is represented by "X" (though their "X" is different from the X in their alphabet)…

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Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 1: text

I love the attention to detail that went into this 12 episode series, where they invented a full alphabet with capitals and minuscules, in calligraphic, print and cursive form and…

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