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A Monstrous Version of Origami

Gaming Origami

The video game series Monster Hunter is a massive hit in Japan. It's popular enough that you could argue that it’s become one of Japan’s national pastimes! So it was only a matter of time before someone thought to combine it with another of the country’s favorite cultural activities: the paper-folding art of origami.

One Niconico Douga user, Asa, has been able to perfectly blend his passion of Monster Hunter with origami and created a paper version of the dreaded mountain dragon, Lao-Shan Lung.

Of course, the Lao-Shan Lung isn’t the only terrifying colossus in Monster Hunter. The key to the game’s popularity is its extensive pantheon of creatures, such as the gigantic Rathalos. But while the poisonous wyverns are a major challenge for Monster Hunter players, they once again are no match for Asa’s origami skills.

Next on Asa’s list is another wyvern, the Basarios, which has a much bulkier build than the sleek Rathalos.

And while it’s common knowledge that dragons are by far the coolest fantasy monsters, this origami artist also took the time to show some love for the crab-like Daimyo Hermitaur.

While we doubt we could succeed in creating one of these masterpieces, if you feel like you're up to the challenge, then click on the full story from RocketNews24 to check out Aso's videos.

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