kirishi nagaya akira anime cutouts

Totoro and Mei, from My Neighbor Totoro

When kirie artist Akira Nagaya isn’t creating fantastical paper cutouts of flowers, leaves and other natural objects, he entertains himself with this side-project. Using typical store-bought Post-Its Nagaya cuts out beloved anime characters. Many are from Ghibli films, which he obviously adores. Others are from well-known manga or TV shows. But in each case the entire scene, or the entire character, is  from the same slice of paper.

kirishi nagaya akira anime cutouts

Sheeta and Pazu with a robot, from Castle in the Sky

kirishi nagaya akira anime cutouts

Anpanman

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Ashita no Joe

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Kiki and Jiji the cat, from Kiki’s Delivery Service

kirishi nagaya akira anime

Ultraman

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Nausicaa and an Ohm, from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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a scene from My Neighbor Totoro