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.

Origami Rozen Maiden

真紅, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Den Den Mushi

Den Den Mushi, Designed and Folded by Tong Liu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Chiyoura Ayame

Chiyoura Ayame, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Yui Hirasawa

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Kurumi

Kurumi, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This is a bit of a simpler design but it’s got a lot of charm and isn’t really any specific anime character.

Origami Chibi Santa

Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s a very detailed anime maid.

Origami Housemaid

Housemaid, Designed by Ryo Kamiya and Folded by sea crab

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #102

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Yuyuko

Yuyuko, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Yakushiji Tenzen

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

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

Original image on Flickr

 

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!

Origami Fight!

Fight! Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Black Magician Girl

Black Magician Girl, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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.

Origami Witch Girl

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Kinomoto Sakura

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Guyver

Guyver, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Ice Skating Girl

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Ika Musume

Ika Musume, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Syaro Kirima

Syaro Kirima, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Metal Greymon

Metal Greymon

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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.

Origami Madara Uchiha

Madara Uchiha, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Kyon's Sister

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

Crease pattern available from Naoto Horiguchi’s Flickr

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Super Saiyan

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

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another great anime style maid.

Origami Anime Maid

Housemaid, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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.

Origami Chibi Miku

Chibi Miku, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Kirisame Marisa

Kirisame Marisa, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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

Origami Saber Alter

Saber Alter, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

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.

Which one of these origami anime characters is our favourite? Let us know in the comments and if you enjoy seeing collections of origami like this please share this post on your Facebook, Twitter and any other social media profiles you might have. It’s a huge help for us if you do!