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

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Published by Monacelli Press on 2016-06-28
Paperback: $19.95
HOUSE and HOME, JUVENILE FICTION, FICTION / Graphic Novels, CRAFTS and HOBBIES


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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manga origami MONAC E L L I S T U D I O M'rcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman

Copyright ? 2016 M'RCIO HIDESHI NOGUCHI / SETH FRIEDMAN and THE MONACELLI PRESS Diagrams copyright ? 2016 SETH FRIEDMAN Text copyright ? 2016 M'RCIO HIDESHI NOGUCHI and SETH FRIEDMAN Origami character design copyright ? 2016 SETH FRIEDMAN Photographs copyright ? 2016 MARK STEPHEN KORNBLUTH AND SETH FRIEDMAN Published in the United States by MONACELLI STUDIO, an imprint of THE MONACELLI PRESS All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data TK ISBN: 978-1-58093-460-2 Printed in China Design by JENNIFER K. BEAL DAVIS Cover design by JENNIFER K. BEAL DAVIS Cover photographs by MARK STEPHEN KORNBLUTH 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 First Edition MONAC E L L I S T U D I O THE MONACELLI PRESS 236 WEST 27TH STREET NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10001 www.monacellipress.com

dedications To my parents, Hiroshi and Kimiko, my wife Yukiko and daughter Angela, and coach Charlotte Lee, who taught me to be strong and always think about the future. 'M'rcio Hideshi Noguchi To my four cats, my source of inspiration for all things cute. 'Seth Friedman acknowledgments Our sincere gratitude goes out to everyone who helped make this book possible. FROM MARCIO: Mark Kornbluth, thank you for your photographs. Your skills gave life to the origami characters, proving yet again that you need much more than a good camera to take such amazing photos. Linda Yau and Eleanor Kwei, thank you for your energetic willingness to share your knowledge of manga. Victoria Craven, thank you for having both the vision as well as tremendous dedication and drive to execute the creation a one-of-a-kind origami book appealing to a large audience. FROM SETH: Andy Meyers, thank you for letting us use your beautiful home for the photo shoot. From a miniature French village to a one-of-a-kind gourmet kitchen: your sense of interior design truly transformed the look of this book. Daniel Scher, as always, thank you so much for your help checking and testing my diagrams. Nancy Hall, thank you for giving me my first chance to make an origami book. Now I'm hooked. Most of all, thank you Margeaux, for being my better half and my support through everything. You've made everything possible for me.

GETTING STARTED 8 Materials 11 Manga Origami Folding Symbols and Arrows 14 The Six Basic Folds 15 Folding Fundamentals 16 Manga Origami Basics 17 Printing Out the Eyes 17 Cutting New Squares 19 Making Two-Colored Squares 20 Assembly 21 Assembling Clothing and Body 21 Assembling Head and Hair 24 Make Your Figure Stand 26 Making the Head 27 Making the Body 34 Hair Types A, B, and C 42 contents

THE FIGURES 48 French Maid 50 Bunny Girl 60 Kimono-Chan 68 Gym Girl 76 Schoolgirl 82 Sailor Fuku 88 Tea Picker 98 Beach Bunny 104 Sensei 110 Baseball Player 116 Shrine Maiden 122 Ori Fighter 128 Ronin Samurai 132 Santa's Helper 138 Fairy 146 Nurse 150 Dragon Girl 154 Uki-wa Chan 158 Harem Otoko 163 Neko Form 166 Index 168

getting started

This section covers folding fundamentals that will prepare you for the projects in this book. For beginners, be sure to cover this section in detail and spend sufficient time practicing and ensuring you understand the origami folding basics and techniques. Those who are already familiar with folding can focus more on the hints that are specific to the Manga Origami projects, like printing the eyes on the paper used for the head, options for paper choices, and the assembly. There are twenty projects in this book, some of which are very recognizable as Japanese manga characters, such as the Ronin Samurai, Kimono-Chan, Tea Picker, and Shrine Maiden, while others, like the French Maid, Nurse, and Bunny Girl are more western. I also included some fantasy characters, like the Fairy, Ori Fighter, and Dragon Girl. All characters in this book share a common head and body, and three variations of hair (depending on the figure). The instructions for making these common parts are in this section. I'll show you how to fold the clothing and accessories for the character, as well as any hair extensions, ornaments, or hats in the projects themselves. Detailed stepby-step instructions on how to assemble these parts into the completed, final figure are also in this section. 9

You should start this book by reading this chapter completely. Then, choose the character that you are interested in and for which you understand the required parts (including the hair type). Make sure that you have all the materials: paper with eyes for the head as well as papers in all the colors and sizes needed. Pay attention to the difficulty levels, and if you are new to folding, we suggest you start with Beginner-level characters. the folding symbols and arrows and the six basic folds charts (on pages 14 and 15) are particularly important because they are used extensively in all the instructions for all projects. Most of the symbols should be intuitive for an experienced folder, but a beginner will have to get used to their meanings. In addition to the arrows and symbols that provide a graphic representation of the step, text is also provided to enhance and complement what is required in the particular step of the project. Some of you are probably going to be more comfortable reading what is required, while others might be perfectly okay interpreting the symbols. In addition, we suggest that you also check the illustration provided in the next step to validate the action needed in the current step. By understanding the starting point and the target, you increase the success of executing the step correctly. Finally, the difficulty level is provided at the beginning of each project: Beginner ('), Advanced beginner (''), Intermediate ('''), Advanced (''''), Expert ('''''). Those who are starting to fold origami should start with the Beginner-level projects, as these require only basic techniques. Those who are experienced and comfortable with all origami techniques can try the Expert-level projects. However, we suggest you do not get intimidated by the complexity, and practice each of them until you obtain the desired result. With patience, you will be successful with all projects! manga origami 10

MATERIALS Here are all the materials you'll need to fold every figure in this book. All of them are available in art and craft stores, and on the Internet. paper Paper suitable for origami is available in many varieties there are hundreds of options to choose from. You can use just about any paper to fold origami, but for all of the figures in this book, I use a particular Japanese paper called TANT. TANT paper is sold in a pack of 100 six-inch sheets, and each pack contains 100 different colors. I use cream TANT paper to make the body parts for every figure in this book, so you will need a lot of cream-colored TANT paper if you want to make every figure. You can purchase individual large sheets of cream-colored TANT paper'and many other origami papers, large and small'from this website: http://www.origamishop.us. hobby knife Before any folding, each sheet of paper needs to be cut to the correct size using a hobby knife. Paper sizes for the figures in this book are 4-inch, 3-inch, 2-inch, and 1-inch squares. Be sure to get a pack of extra blades as well, and switch out your blade when it becomes dull. Warning: Take special care when using hobby knives, as they are very sharp! cutting mat Gridded cutting mats are useful for cutting your paper to size accurately, and for protecting your knife blade and tabletop. You don't need a large one. An 8? x 11-inch mat is perfect for every project in this book. 11 getting started

ruler You won't use your ruler for measuring, but rather as a straight edge when you cut your paper to size. Rulers are made out of a variety of materials. Wooden, plastic, and aluminum rulers are available, but I recommend that you use only a steel ruler for cutting paper. Other rulers are likely to take in the blade of your knife as you cut alongside them, which damages the ruler, gives your paper a crooked cut edge, and increases the likelihood of injuries. Avoid steel rulers with a layer of cork on the backside, because they tend to slide across the cutting surface. glue To keep all of the folded-paper parts together, you need to use some glue. Regular white glue (PVA glue) is what I use. It's convenient if your glue bottle is sold with a dispenser cap, so you can apply the glue right out of the bottle. You can also use a glue stick in some cases. clear tape Clear tape is used to join the folded head and the body together. Any clear tape is perfect. cotton balls These are used to stuff the heads so that they are sturdy and stay three-dimensional. wooden toothpicks You can apply glue with toothpicks instead of a brush or your finger, and then dispose of the toothpick once you are done, so look for cheap toothpicks. You will also use toothpicks to help your figures stand up without visible supports, and to stuff the heads with cotton. I encourage you to create your own characters, not just recreate the exact characters in the book. As you complete some of the projects, it will be easy for you to understand the building blocks that are used to assemble one character. Once you understand the mechanism, it won't be difficult for you to try new combinations of the various parts, or to create variations, and even design completely new extensions, resulting in brand new manga origami characters. 13 getting started

Fold in front Spread layers Move paper Fold behind Fold and unfold Sink Reference points Rotate Turn over Zoom in Change view Edge line Cut line Mountain fold Valley fold Preexisting crease Hidden line Pleat MANGA ORIGAMI FOLDING SYMBOLS AND ARROWS Fold in front Spread layers Move paper Fold behind Fold and unfold Sink Reference points Rotate Turn over Zoom in Change view Edge line Cut line Mountain fold Valley fold Preexisting crease Hidden line Pleat All written instructions are accompanied by these symbols and arrows. You could actually fold the entire figure using just these symbols and arrows. For a complete description of the action required for the step, make sure you also read the text. Fold in front Spread layers Move paper Fold behind Fold and unfold Sink Reference points Rotate Turn over Zoom in Change view Edge line Cut line Mountain fold Valley fold Preexisting crease Hidden line Pleat Fold in front Spread layers Move paper Fold behind Fold and unfold Sink Reference points Rotate Turn over Zoom in Change view Edge line Cut line Mountain fold Valley fold Preexisting crease Hidden line Pleat Fold in front Spread layers Move paper Fold behind Fold and unfold Sink Reference points Rotate Turn over Magnified detail Change view Edge line Cut line Mountain fold Valley fold Preexisting crease Hidden line Pleat Fold in front Spread layers Move paper Fold behind Fold and unfold Sink Reference points Rotate Turn over Zoom in Change view Edge line Cut line Mountain fold Valley fold Preexisting crease Hidden line Pleat manga origami 14

These are the basic techniques that you need to know to fold any figure in the book. In the beginning, you might need to refer back to this page. However, as you become more familiar with the terminology, it should become second nature. THE SIX BASIC FOLDS Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain fold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. A sink fold in which the point to be sunk can be entirely flattened during the course of the sink. A fold in which the edges of a flap are spread, usually symmetrically, and the edges flattened. Valley fold Open sinkof Pleatis Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain fold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave downward.downward. A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. A sink fold in which the point to be sunk can be entirely flattened during the course of the sink. A fold in which the edges of a flap are spread, usually symmetrically, and the edges flattened. Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain fold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave downward. A change in the direction a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain foldfold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave downward. A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. A sink fold in which the point to be sunk can be entirely flattened during the course of the sink. A fold in which the edges of a flap are spread, usually symmetrically, and the edges flattened. Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain fold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave downward. A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. A sink fold in which the point to be sunk can be entirely flattened during the course of the sink. A fold in which the edges of a flap are spread, usually symmetrically, and the edges flattened. Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain fold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave downward. A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. A sink fold in which the point to be sunk can be entirely flattened during the course of the sink. A fold in which the edges of a flap are spread, usually symmetrically, and the edges flattened. Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain fold A crease that is concave upward. A crease that concave downward. A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. Valley fold Open sink Pleat Inside reverse fold Squash Mountain A crease that is concave upward. A crease that is concave downward. A change in the direction of a flap in which the moving layers are inverted and pushed between two of the layers of the flap. A fold formed by two parallel or nearly parallel mountain folds and valley folds formed through all layers of a flap. A sink fold in which the point to be sunk can be entirely flattened during the course of the sink. A fold in which the edges of a flap are spread, usually symmetrically, and the edges flattened. 15 getting started

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