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OBI question 15 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi,
the FAQ about OBI STRIP clearly describes the meaning of "Yogaku" symbol.
I have also seen L and X symbols on OBIs.
Can anyone explain what do these symbols mean?

Thanks in advance,
Vlad.
 
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Hi Vlad,

Good question - Can you please provide some images or links to releases on the site that have these symbols?

Thanks, Sam.
 
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Hi Sam,
here's the thumbnail for the scan from the OBI:



Thanks in advance,
Vlad.
 
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Hi Vlad,

I've taken the liberty of uploading the larger version of the image - just in case it disappears.... I will do some more research and get back to you... Sam
 
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Another image...
 
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I have asked one of the guy's who helped with the original obi FAQ and we shall see. In the meantime I think the L may mean the opposite of the Y - ie. Japanese - or perhaps a type of Japanese such as "modern Japanese"?

I notice that Flower Travellin' Band releases have the L.

 
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sam2095 wrote:
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I have asked one of the guy's who helped with the original obi FAQ and we shall see. In the meantime I think the L may mean the opposite of the Y - ie. Japanese - or perhaps a type of Japanese such as "modern Japanese"?


Maybe it is, but i don't think so. If you take a close look, you will see these symbols always stand near the date of release. I think these symbols have something to do with this date. Let's see.
 
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sam2095 wrote:
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I have asked one of the guy's who helped with the original obi FAQ and we shall see. In the meantime I think the L may mean the opposite of the Y - ie. Japanese - or perhaps a type of Japanese such as "modern Japanese"?

I notice that Flower Travellin' Band releases have the L.


wow FTB.....i love satori
 
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