Neo-Tokyo

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by Frodo7

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This font was inspired by the Japanese post-apocalyptic cyberpunk animation, Akira (1988). The convoluted story is set in a dystopian future, in a large megacity: Neo-Tokyo.

Unfortunately, I could not finish the Katakana characters, but the Latin alphabet was designed to reflect the style of the Japanese letters.

Info: Created on Thu, 30th April . Last edited on Fri, 1st May.
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11 Comments

Comment by Frodo7 Fri, 1st May
Comment by Frodo7 Fri, 1st May

Cool! I love the aesthetics of Akira.

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) Fri, 1st May

a cool font. designed to look great in huge sizes on huge billboards on huge skyscrapers. But I think spacing should be much smaller.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) Sat, 2nd May

really cool stuff

Comment by JingYo Sat, 2nd May

Very befitting of the movie.
In the late 80s, I watched Akira at a theater screeing when it came to Oakland, CA.
I was so impressed by it, I bought one of the animation frames from the movie.
It really blew my mind of what was cinematically possible with anime.
Still hoping for a live action version of the film. 

Comment by geneus1 Sat, 2nd May

I love Akira and I love this font because cacht all their flavour. About Akira, the really-really amazing are the quality of the cinematographic planification and handmade drawings of the pages from the original manga (written and drawn by the great and superb japanese comic artist Katsuhiro Otomo between 1982-90). I was flashed when it was published in Spain in 1990. Instant love forever, 10/10.

Comment by elmoyenique Sat, 2nd May

Too bad you didn't have time for more, very attractive, better than the poster art.  I saw Akira in the theatre way back when :)

Comment by congirl Tue, 5th May

There is something very appealing about these bold characters with their little counters, each with their own personality but working so well together as a font.

Comment by four Tue, 5th May
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Neo-Tokyo” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Fri, 15th May

@Rob Meek: Thank you for the special mention. And thank you for fixing the kerning problem just in time. I didn't realize there was a problem until my whole kerning adjustments failed to show up the next time.

Comment by Frodo7 Sun, 17th May

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