Last Updated September 13, 2016

When I started following a lot of origami artists on sites like Flickr I was quite surprised to see that so many people had developed origami models that were based on characters from Japanese anime.

This post is a pretty diverse selection of origami anime characters from a really big selection of different origami artists.

Our first photo is of a character from the anime Rozen Maiden designed and folded by Kaede Nakamura.

Rozen Maiden
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/16241413471/

真紅, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a great Den Den Mushi design from the anime One Piece.

Den Den Mushi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gt-liu/8574154090/

Den Den Mushi, Designed and Folded by Tong Liu

Instructions not available

 

Here is an amazing anime origami design. The character’s name is Chiyoura Ayame and she’s from a Japanese social game called “Girlfriend”.

Chiyoura Ayame
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/13981910337/

Chiyoura Ayame, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

Here is an origami version of the character Yui Hirasawa from the anime K-On!

Yui Hirasawa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/6984380630/

Yui Hirasawa, Designed by Naoki Takeda and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here is an incredible model of Kurumi Tokisaki from a series called Date Alive.

Kurumi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16683137648/

Kurumi, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is a bit of a simpler design but it’s got a lot of charm and isn’t really any specific anime character. It’s certainly perfect for Christmas though.

Chibi Santa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/15626971853/

Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a very detailed anime maid.

Housemaid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14061716984/

Housemaid, Designed by Ryo Kamiya and Folded by sea crab

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #102

 

This next model is the anime character Yuyuko Saigyouji from the series Touhou.

Yuyuko
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16547882161/

Yuyuko, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Hoàng Trung Thành has designed an incredible origami version of the character Yakushiji Tenzen from the anime Basilisk.

Yakushiji Tenzen
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gj0kyz/6675279793/

Yakushiji Tenzen, Designed by Hoàng Trung Thành and Folded by Paul

Diagrams available in #5 VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+

 

This is an incredible design. I’m not sure if it’s a specific anime character from a specific series or just a general anime-style character. This model is from one sheet of paper!

Fight!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/6151812724/

Fight! Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an incredible Black Magician Girl from the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh.

Black Magician Girl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/14238429123/

Black Magician Girl, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is an incredible origami design of a “Witch Girl” who is definitely not the character from Kiki’s Delivery Service for copyright reasons. I’m pretty sure that the entire model is from one sheet of paper.

Witch Girl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79742341@N02/14967306697/

Witch Girl, Designed by Otani Mitsugu and Folded by NGUYỄN QUANG ANH

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Kinomoto Sakura from the anime series Cardcaptor Sakura.

Kinomoto Sakura
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/13893265284/

Kinomoto Sakura, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato designed this incredible Guyver model. It’s from one square of paper and took around 10 hours to fold.

Guyver
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/15045724525/

Guyver, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

 

This is an incredible manga-style ice skating girl design that’s entirely folded from one sheet of paper!

Ice Skating Girl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9536627486/

Ice Skating Girl, Designed and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Ika Musume (squid girl) from the manga series Shinryaku! Ika Musume.

Ika Musume
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/6072995791/

Ika Musume, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Syaro Kirima from the manga series “Is the Order a Rabbit”. It’s folded from 9 sheets of paper.

Syaro Kirima
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/15969653148/

Syaro Kirima, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Instructions not available

 

This next image is of an origami Metal Greymon from the anime series Digimon. sakuryu(╯3╰) received this model as a gift.

Metal Greymon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/13926904342/

Metal Greymon

Instructions not available

 

Here is an incredible origami Madara Uchiha from the popular series Naruto. This is folded from a single sheet of 60cm x 60cm tracing paper.

Madara Uchiha
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/13883530494/

Madara Uchiha, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Next is an origami version of Kyon’s sister from the anime and manga series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Kyon's Sister
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9290987174/

Kyon’s Sister, Designed by Horiguchi Naoto and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease pattern available from Naoto Horiguchi’s Flickr

 

This is a great model from the anime series Dragonball Z. It’s folded from one uncut sheet of paper.

Super Saiyan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/speedertw/8144486682/

Super Saiyan, Designed by Hansen Yang and Folded by Han-Sheng Yang

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another great anime style maid.

Anime Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16656148756/

Housemaid, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is a really cute “chibi” version of the character Hatsune Miku who is a made up character for a computer program called Vocaloid that can be used to create music with different synthetic voices.

Chibi Miku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/13339610225/

Chibi Miku, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

This is an origami version of Kirisame Marisa from an anime-style videogame series called Project Shrine Maiden.

Kirisame Marisa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/14715706897/

Kirisame Marisa, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

 

Our final model this post is this incredible origami Saber Alter. Saber Alter is a villian in the visual novel series Fate/stay night.

Saber Alter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/24624349072/

Saber Alter, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for another post. Be sure to check out all these incredible origami artists on their Flickr pages if you like their work.

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