Easy Techniques for Creating 20 Super-Cute Characters
Márcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Manga Origami
Origami masters Márcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman show everything you need to know to create adorable paper characters from your favorite manga/anime stories with basic origami folding instructions and clear step-by-step diagrams. In the first section you’ll learn about the paper and other necessary materials, the origami symbols and terminology, and the general folding techniques needed to create and assemble all the basic figures. In the second section you will find specific instructions for customizing each of the characters with their outfits/costumes, accessories, and unique hairstyles.
Some of the twenty projects are very recognizable as Japanese manga/anime characters, such as the Ronin Samurai, Kimono-Chan, Tea Picker, and Shrine Maiden, while others, like the French Maid, Nurse, Baseball Player, and Bunny Girl are more western. Also included are some fantasy characters, like the Fairy, Ori Fighter, Santa’s Helper, and Dragon Girl. Of course, characters depicting school life and summer vacation fun are here too, such as Schoolgirl, Sailor Fuku, Gym Girl, Beach Bunny, Sensei, Uki-wa Chan, Harem Otoko, and Neko Form. All projects are clearly marked with their difficulty level: beginner (*), advanced beginner (**), intermediate (***), advanced (****), and expert (*****).
Get ready, get set, start folding. You’ll want to make all 20 characters.
Praise for Manga Origami
Crafty manga fanatics and experienced origami practitioners will enjoy this unique guide to creating miniature three-dimensional characters.
For the Creative Child: Manga Origami
This book will keep a dexterous and artistically inclined child (or adult) engrossed for hours, with instructions on how to use traditional origami skills to create intricate figurines. The 20 characters featured are familiar faces from the world of Japanese manga and anime and each is rated to indicate its difficulty level, from beginner to expert.
--The Week UK (from the Gift Guide Portfolio 2016)