Typography is a fascinating aspect of art that has significant impact on the viewer experience. There is a science to every detail: font choice, typesetting, context design… etc. It is all around us. With the ubiquity of visual advertisements and web designs today, typography has found its way into almost all media. Of course, that includes anime.
A while ago, I wrote a review for Arakawa Under the Bridge (season 1). I noted in the piece the resemblance Arakawa’s gorgeous visual has to print media. Indeed, the colors and the style almost seem like a deliberate throwback. Besides those, there is yet another element to the comparison – typography.
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