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I understand that this question is highly subjective, but I find that I have a few 'go-to' Japanese fonts which I really like the look of. I find others horrible to look at (Mincho fonts in particular). So I was wondering if there are some types of fonts which people seem to prefer aesthetically.

My current favorites are Yu Gothic Light and HG Kyokasho (see below).

Fonts

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    This question might be more suitable for Japanese Language Chat – snailcar Mar 26 at 16:11
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    It's certainly suitable for chat, but I wouldn't mind leaving it as a question, because the various suggestions can be voted on and it's easier to refer back to them if they're left here. – Earthliŋ Mar 26 at 19:32
  • You don't like Mincho fonts? Are you serious? :) I think genryu looks amazing, feels like I'm reading something right out of the Kangxi dictionary. – droooze Mar 27 at 13:29
  • I'll admit that one isn't so bad, but in general I find Mincho fonts somehow irritating. – kandyman Mar 27 at 13:36
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    Many fancy fonts make busy kanji illegible unless displayed huge. – Mathieu Bouville Mar 31 at 13:18
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I must say, I never expected to find something like this:

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Japanese seal script font with kana! This will be my new favourite aesthetic for a long time.

Link: http://www.hakusyu.com/download_shiki_winter.php

Unfortunately, the list of characters is restricted:

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    Now that is something special for sure! – kandyman Apr 18 at 22:32

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