There’s a ton of amazing origami versions of anime characters and other various things from Japanese anime and manga.

We already posted about this before and we’re doing it again! There will probably be at least 2 or 3 more posts in the future since there’s such a large amount of anime-themed origami. I never really thought that would be the case until I started making these posts.

First up is an origami version of the character Shinku from the anime Rozen Maiden. You’ll find a lot more pictures of this model from different angles on Naoto Horiguchi’s Flickr too.

Shinku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/15332619663/

Shinku, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Crease pattern available from Naoto Horiguchi’s Flickr

 

Next is an origami Hatsune Miku who is a character for one of the voices in the Vocaloid music editing software.

Hatsune Miku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5610896007/

Miku, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a fantastic looking origami Marisa. Marisa is a character from Touhou.

Marisa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16669052852/

Marisa, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is an origami version of Flandre Scarlet, another character from Touhou.

Flandre Scarlet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/16692158348/

Flandre Scarlet, Designed by Timothy Chang and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Timothy Chang’s Flickr

 

Here’s an origami version of the masks the Kaonashi creatures in Spirited Away wear.

Kaonashi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sin_cynic_666/16531547969/

Kaonashi (No-Face), Designed and Folded by James Lucas

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Rey Ayanami from the very famous anime series Evangelion.

Rei
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/5874869853/

Rei, Designed and Folded by Brian Chan (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Crease pattern available from Brian Chan’s website

 

Here’s another origami Touhou character named Cirno.

Cirno
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/19517707106/

Cirno, Designed by Scotta and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This is a very cool and quite complex origami Ohmu from the movie Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. This tiny version couldn’t have been easy to fold.

Ohmu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14184528984/

Ohmu, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

 

Here’s an awesome origami version of Goku from Dragonball Z.

Goku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/19661042182/

Goku, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato designed an incredible origami version of Evangelion Unit-01 from the series Evangelion.

Evangelion
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/10427012533/

EVA, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

 

Here’s another incredible origami maid. This one took 4 days to fold.

Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/8488970711/

Maid, Designed by Kamiya Ryo and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

Here’s something anime related but still a bit different, the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh. Folding this thing so small must have been a huge amount of work.

Blue Eyes Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/12287104263/

Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, Designed by Pham Ngoc Tuan and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Sonoda Yuki from the web comic Megatokyo.

Sonoda Yuki
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/4438601241/

Sonoda Yuki, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another fantastic origami maid.

Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/12099987256/

Maid, Designed by Ryo Kamiya and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #102

 

This next model is the character Mission-Chan from the anime Adventure of Mission-chan. It’s folded from three sheets of paper, one for the head, one for the body and one for the legs.

Mission-Chan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/27848622111/

Mission-Chan, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe’s Flickr

 

Here’s Otani Mitsugu’s incredible origami version of Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service. This is one of my favourite anime-themed origami models and the whole thing is folded from one sheet of paper.

Witch GIrl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/9585062882/

Witch Girl, Designed by Otani Mitsugu and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

Next is this amazing origami Princess Kaguya from the anime Naruto. The entire model is folded from a single 50cm x 50cm square of paper!

Princess Kaguya
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/28321636731/

Princess Kaguya, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Here’s the character Makise Kurisu from the anime Steins;Gate.

Makise Kurisu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9328290828/

Makise Kurisu, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This is the cute little cat-like creature Kyubey from the anime series called Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Kyubey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/6994616376/

Kyubey, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Tomoe Mami from the manga and anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Normally the character wears yellow clothes but sakuryu(╯3╰) was running out of yellow paper and used pink instead.

Tomoe Mami
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/14942615062/

Tomoe Mami, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

The final model for this post is this absolutely incredible origami Saigyouji Yuyuko. Saigyouji Yuyuko is a character from the Touhou series. This is apparently a work in progress but I think it already looks amazing.

Saigyouji Yuyuko
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/5202012748/in/dateposted/

Saigyouji Yuyuko, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post but if you’re a fan of anime and manga then don’t worry because there’s still a ton of anime-themed origami out there and I’ll be making more posts in the future.