Kokuryu-sоu and Shinryu-sоu fonts were added on Wednesday
On Wednesday, the Adobe Fonts service added two popular Japanese calligraphy fonts used in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime: Kokuryu-sô and Shinryu-sô.
The Kokuryu-sоu font was used when introducing the character of Shinobu Koch®, as shown below:
Adobe Fonts describes fonts in English as follows:
Kokuryu is a brush display font designed to evoke the image of a male dragon flying wildly through a sky filled with dark clouds. The heavy and light strokes formed with the contrast of fast and slow movements recall the dynamics of the raging emotion of the dragon. Kokuryu’s letter shapes are not limited by the square type body, and his dynamically drawn letter shapes may appear out of balance, but when made up of words, they produce a strong and well-harmonized image.
The Kokuryu-sou in Adobe Fonts is a version of Kokuryu with less fuzzy lines, which reduces the size of the data. It will be useful for cutting letters and animation or video clips.
Shinryu is a brush type typeface designed with the image of a friendly male dragon talking to us. Its fine lines help to give a tender image, while it looks dignified when used for texts.
The Kokuryu-sou in Adobe Fonts is a version of Kokuryu with less fuzziness, which reduces the size of the data. It will be useful for cutting letters and animation or video clips.
The fonts were produced by the Kagoshima-based font production and distribution company, Shо̄wa Shotai. The company’s typefaces are also used for a variety of food and drink products like onigiri and sake, as well as for entertainment works like video games. Dynasty Warriors 6 and the television series Rikuо̄.
The new additions to Adobe fonts are part of a new line of Japanese fonts for the service, which includes “Higumin”, Adobe’s first original Japanese font in three years. According to the Adobe blog, the service now has more than 20,000 fonts. The full list of available Japanese fonts can be accessed through Adobe Creative Cloud.