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  • Jun.19, 2020

TOA Heavy Industries Font to be Released December 15
Now Taking Orders for Limited Edition (Until August 3 Noon)

TOA Heavy Industries, LLP. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan), is proud to announce that the font TOA Heavy Industries, which is being co-developed with long-established font maker Iwata Corporation and under the supervision of manga creator Tsutomu Nihei (Aposimz, Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, etc.) will be released for sale on December 15, 2020.

This package will contain data for approximately 7,700 characters including Arabic numerals, hiragana, katakana, and JIS kanji sets 1 and 2, for use in personal or commercial text or graphics applications. Please see the Iwata site for more information on usage conditions: http://www.iwatafont.com/en/legal.

Reservations for limited edition orders are also open from today, at https://iwatafont.co.jp/toa/ (orders will be accepted until noon August 3, 2020). The limited edition package will include the TOA Heavy Industries font along with the limited edition-exclusive font TOA Heavy Industries GRUNGE, and special “1/12 scale Synthetic human test type unit イ” figurine produced by 1000toys under the supervision of Tsutomu Nihei.

* Created with TOA Heavy Industries font.

Product Information

Standard Edition: \20,000 (tax excl.)
• TOA Heavy Industries Font
Release Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Limited Edition: \35,000 (tax excl.)
• TOA Heavy Industries Font
• TOA Heavy Industries GRUNGE Font
• Limited edition “1/12 scale Synthetic human test type unit イ” figurine (produced by 1000toys)
Orders accepted until noon Monday, August 3, 2020.
Delivery from Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Font Details

Font type: TrueType font
No. of characters: Approx. 7,700 (incl. Arabic numerals, kana sets, JIS Kanji sets 1 and 2, symbols)
Supported OS: Windows (versions currently supported by Microsoft)
       mac OS (versions currently supported by Apple)

Product Info URL: https://iwatafont.co.jp/toa/

* Designs and specifications are not final and may be subject to change during development.

* TOA Heavy Industries GRUNGE is a modified version of the TOA Heavy Industries font.  * Fonts still under development.

About Tsutomu Nihei

Manga author/illustrator. Notable works include Aposimz, Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, and more. Winner of the Inkpot Award at Comic-Con 2016, as well as the 39th Kodansha Manga Award and 47th Seiun Award in the Comics category for Knights of Sidonia. His latest series, Aposimz, is currently serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius.

* Figurine still under development.

About Iwata Corporation

Founded in Tokyo in 1920, the Iwata Corporation has been preserving traditional typefaces in addition to continuously developing new fonts to serve customers’ needs for 100 years.
Iwata’s commitment to fonts has remained unchanged since its founding, and the company continues its contributions to the field based on steadfast principles derived from techniques and experience built up over its long history.

Website: http://www.iwatafont.com/en/

About TOA Heavy Industries

Established in 2017 as a collaboration between acclaimed manga creator Tsutomu Nihei and Polygon Pictures Holdings, the majority shareholder in digital animation studio Polygon Pictures.
Oversees production, design, and planning of original titles and products, as well as management and licensing for existing works.

Website: https://toahi.net/