"jeffbert" wrote:Thanks, Strange Wings! Yes, this is a remake of #8, of which I did make a thread, but the image hosting was lost.
In the 1st image, there are small characters written above the larger ones, which as they are more complex, I assume are kanji.
The small characters above the Kanjis are being called "furigana" and serve as a Kanji-reading aid. You spot them often in books aimed at a younger audience not yet able to read the Kanji-writing correctly.