Old Style Characters

Information on Old Characters which are not officially used any more

Old Kana Letters

You may have seen drama titles or names of people with unfamiliar Kana letters - "ヴァンゲリヲン (Neon Genesis Evangerion)".

The following letters are old style characters which are not officially used any more.

But they are still used for drama titles and stage names to make them eccentric/unique.

Old Hiragana

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Old Katakana

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You should know that such old letters are sometimes used and that would be good if you can read them. You don't have to be able to write them.

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