The Ofuda, in Japanese culture, are charms, wards, or scriptures that are said to bear good luck, and are usually sold in Shinto shrines or temples.
In the Sailor Moon Series
Ofudas, in the Sailor Moon incarnations, were used by Rei Hino, or when she was Sailor Mars, to freeze her enemies with Akuryo Taisan. The ofuda is also a key part in her attack, Fire Soul Bird. It was used once by Minako Aino/Sailor Venus in a manga side story. The kanji written on the ofuda ("Akuryo Taisan") can be translated as "Evil Spirit, Disperse." In the re-released English translation of the manga, it is translated as "Evil Spirit, be exorcized". Ofudas were first seen in Act 3 of the manga and live-action series, and episode 10 of the anime. Sailor Venus had to use an Ofuda to destroy Ghost Sistern. In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, the writing is printed in red.
- In the English dub, when it's used by Rei in her civilian form, they are called the Anicent Writings Of Luck, but when it's used by Sailor Mars, it's called the Ancient Writings Of Mars.