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Manga Origami: Easy Techniques for Creating 20 Super-Cute Characters

Manga Origami: Easy Techniques for Creating 20 Super-Cute Characters

by Márcio Hideshi Noguchi, Seth Friedman


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580934602
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 375,538
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Márcio Hideshi Noguchi was born in Brazil to Japanese parents. In addition to practicing his own origami, he is considered one of the world’s most talented origami master diagrammers and has collaborated with many origamists on books such as Extreme Origami, Dollar Origami, Dollar Bug-gami, and Origami Master Class Flowers. He is a supporting member of the Japan Origami Academic Society and a member of the Origami USA Executive Board of Directors. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

Seth Friedman is one of the leading artists of origami’s next generation. He has exhibited his work and taught origami in Canada, France, Spain, Japan, and the United States. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in New York State’s Catskill Mountains.

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