what's the font used in the eye-catch scene?

eyecatch

Some suggested that it is "マティス EB" http://fontworks.co.jp/font/classic/matisse/EB.html#cont02

Also, what's the font used in the following covers?

dvd cover LD cover

  • @Yisela There are quite a few fonts used in the series, e.g. forum.evageeks.org/thread/392/… Therefore I think the title can benefit by being more specific. – lulalala Jan 5 '15 at 2:10
  • Yes! But the reason of the downvote might have been because font identification questions are a little frown upon here - as they usually have no value for others. That's why I changed it. Let me re-add some details so it's both specific but google-able :) – Yisela Jan 5 '15 at 16:19
  • It looks like you're correct in thinking the font is Matisse EB by Fontworks. That's what the creators say. Reference – user193661 Feb 9 '16 at 2:16
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It could be Times New Roman Condensed Bold, a bit modified maybe.

//EDIT: It actually is Times New Roman Condendsed Bold – with a horizontal scale of 79%. I compared the font not with the picture you posted (because the quality is so bad), but the Cover of the Neon Genesis Evangelion: S² Works. The A and the G is slightliy different, because I have the Monotype-verison of Times New Roman, if you try the Linotype-version it should fit.

Font comparison: S² Works-Cover and Times New Roman Condensed Bold

  • Take a look at how the serifs are tapered on Times New Roman as opposed to the provided eye-catch, especially in the capital E. This album cover is probably TNR, but I don't think that the eye-catch is. The eye-catch A is also cut off at the top. – Protractor Ninja Jan 4 '15 at 20:21
  • After some research I think you are right! The eye-catch is the only exception. The LD/DVD covers uses TNR as you said. – lulalala Jan 5 '15 at 2:29
  • I think you're right. It's a mangled version of TNR. re: protractor's observation--and if you look at how low the lower corner of the 'N' drops below the baseline--I believe the artist also added a stroke to the characters that in turn fattens and smooths out the serifs. – DA01 Jan 5 '15 at 16:42
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    There are so many versions of the TNR, it's been out there since the 1930s, I guess that's also why the A doesn't fit. And I think that's also the reason why the eye-catch is a bit different, because it's much older than most LD/DVD-covers. You get the serifs from the eye-catch when you add an outline-stroke, like @DA01 mentioned, also the outer-glow intensifies this effect. – nihilistenhymne Jan 5 '15 at 19:29
  • I think the E is really the biggest mismatch. The A, V, and N are just cut off at the ends. The eye-catch E is evenly balanced, while the TNR E is larger on the bottom and the center line is closer to the top. – user193661 Jan 27 '16 at 2:23

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