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Font Inspirations from 7 Animated Series for Animation Design


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If you look closely, animation design from famous animated series around the world has inspired many people to make fonts that are stylish and trendy at the same time. Be it animated series from Western countries such as the United States or anime series from Japan; it cannot be doubted that animated series from these places have inspired typographers in making fonts that can appeal to the younger appeal. For that reason, if you happen to be a typographer for an animated series, you might want to look for inspirations from these animated series because of their logos’ font aesthetics that make them instantly recognizable and memorable.

Font Inspirations for Animation Design

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Without further ado, let’s see some font inspirations from some famous animated series for your own animation design!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

The first inspiration came from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, a famed 2019 Japanese dark fantasy anime series that has captivated many watchers. As befitting its overall thematic aesthetic, the rough and grim-looking font in this series’ title emphasizes a sense of dread, danger, and excitement.

Sword Art Online

First released in 2012, Sword Art Online is a famous Japanese science fiction anime series that has been widely watched around the world. With a story that has attracted many teenagers and young adult anime watchers, the firm-looking font used in this series is suitable if you’re making a science fiction animated series that emphasizes the science fiction feel of a story.

Ben 10

If you’re familiar with American animated series in the 2000s, you surely will know about Ben 10. Originally aired from 2005 to 2008, the cartoony-looking font in this series depicts a sense of science fiction adventure that can make your animated series’ audience feel like they are within a cool-looking animation that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Haikyuu is a 2015 Japanese sports anime series that is famous because of its high-spirited story about sports and comedy. For that reason, the font used in this series conveys a sense of youthful spirit and friendship, a style you can use if you want to make an animated series about teens and sports.

Masha and the Bear

 Are you looking for inspiration from an animated series aimed at younger children? Then Masha and the Bear might be the choice for you! The font used in this series, known as Aachen, conveys a sense of boldness similar to the main protagonist’s desire to explore so many things.


The extremely popular Naruto anime series from Japan has become a classic inspiration for typographers who want to create fonts that embody the sense of youthful struggle and journey to adulthood, not to mention its sharp edges that invoke a sense of action as well.


The last inspiration is Pocoyo, a pre-school comedy animated series first released in 2005. Considering its original demographic, you can gain some inspiration from this series’ font if you want to make a font that kids will immediately recognize because of its colorfulness.  


Who knows that many animated series around the world can be inspirations in making fonts for your animation design? Without good typography, their font identities won’t be famous in the first place. If you want more font recommendations, check out our website and catalogue here!

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