Japanese Kinetic Typography

Most well known showcases of kinetic typography are based on western alphabet so I put together these motion type examples inspired by anime or japanese pop using kanji, hiragana or katakana.

I really like this one that takes a phrase from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi due to its simplicity and relationship between the phrase and the motion:

My name is Haruhi Suzumiya from East Jr. High. I am not interested in ordinary people, but if you are aliens, time travelers or people with supernatural powers, please come see me. That is all.

Based on Toradora! anime first opening song.

Very simple yet great, the style applied to letters looks like a neon tube, fitting perfectly the song with a 80-esque reminiscence.

Based on K-ON anime opening song.

Another great one with retro style music, the overwhelming medley is perfectly followed by the type animation.

Do you have any other example in japanese or chinese? if so add it on the comments so we can all watch more asian kinetic typography.

2 thoughts on “Japanese Kinetic Typography”

  1. Really good, the first one is the better, the timing and relationship between the motion type, the voice and what she says is perfect.

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