Anime Papercraft: The Poor Otaku’s Figure Collection
There’s something calming about putting together an anime papercraft figure – especially if you can find really good patterns of your favorite characters.
Like this (character) figure shown above that is put together so well that while you won’t have any trouble telling that it’s made out of paper – you wouldn’t exactly be ashamed to have it on your shelf, either.
This is the exact reason I love these anime papercraft figures I’m about to show you. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they’re also a ton of fun to assemble. So if you’ve got some down time and you’re looking for a moe schoolgirl to put on your shelf without breaking the bank, take a look at the examples below.
By the way, if you are actually interested in taking the time to build one of these amazing papercraft figurines, click on the pics to get access to downloading their respective patterns.
Note: All of the pictures and access to downloads come from the amazing website MyPapercraft.net. That site is amazing because not only are there a ton of great patterns, most of the links are not broken which can’t be said for many of the other sites.
Kagami Maid Version
If you like Lucky Star and you like maids, then this is the papercraft for you. Lucky Star isn’t exactly the kind of anime I’m into but you’ve gotta admit; this is a very well done figure.
Reisen Udongein Inaba
For you game otaku I submit for your consideration one miss Reisen Udongein Inaba from the popular game Touhou Project.
Anime isn’t all cute girls and school uniforms, y’know. Here’s the cute l’il Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell.
Keeping with the robot theme, in this case the Giant variety, here is the Eva unit piloted by the enigmatic Rei Ayanami from the awesome anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion.
In case you were wondering who Rei is, here she is. She’s holding what I think is the Spear of Longinus, which is a weapon either used by or against an Angel, the enemies in the anime, I forget. Good excuse to re-watch it, no?
Japanese Living Room Diorama
Looking for a nice environment to display your anime papercraft figures in? Here’s a nice example of a Japanese room you might enjoy.
Here’s an example of what the house that living room is in may look like. Or maybe a strip mall kind of building, I dunno.
Runescape Primal Two-Handed Sword
Don’t have the money to display that cool looking sword on your wall in your room? Why not build your own? This comes from the MMO game Runescape.
These are just a few examples of the cool models you can find if you’re willing to spend a little time folding paper into awesome looking anime papercraft figures. If you feel that these are a little too complicated to start with (they’re not, I promise), you can start with some less realistic(?) manga characters from this book sold at Amazon.com (this is an affiliate link. For more information, see the Disclosure Policy Page.)