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Old Jan 19, 2020, 09:36 AM
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Added the remaining booklet credits, but failed to lookup one Kanji (not sure what I did wrong, it doesn't pop up using radical search):
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Special Effect & Filming: 原田?
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Old Jan 19, 2020, 12:20 PM
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It's an error of 原田祥子.
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Old Jan 19, 2020, 04:23 PM
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The 礻 radical is a simplified version of 示, so most (all?) characters with 礻 on the left side have a variant with 示 instead (the Unicode code point of the character in question is U+FA1A). Because of Han unification, lots of computer systems will automatically convert the 示 form to the 礻 form, so it can be hard/impossible to input and save those characters. Which really sucks when a person's name uses the 示 form! Since Unicode is used globally this isn't just a problem for us, you'll see 礻 conversions (and others, these aren't the only characters affected by Han unification) sometimes in Japanese sites and print as well.

So in this case I think the 示 form could be correct for this person, I checked a few EDs of shows they worked on and saw both forms.
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Old Jan 19, 2020, 05:28 PM
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Thanks for the explanation. I actually managed to find the original form 原田祥子.

I noticed that even on some Japanese message boards people typed it as 原田?子 because they couldn't figure it out.
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Old Jan 24, 2020, 10:08 AM
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Thanks CHz-sensei! Now I feel less dumb
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Old Jan 24, 2020, 11:29 AM
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^ You and me both. I was trying to find it too, but did not get any wiser.

It appears to be a font thing, too. Here's Tahoma (top) vs Unifont (bottom).



Ironically, Tahoma is more accurate than Unifont here. The Unifont glyph for the kanji character in question looks like the simplified version, but there are still some very minor differences from it. Oh well.
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