Real life looks different from anime and manga. That's okay! But here's what three dimensional humans might look like if they were two-dimensional drawings.

This is called "nijigenka" (二次元化) or "2D-ification" in Japanese. It's not only popular in Japan, but pretty much anywhere people are interested in anime and manga. Recently some 2D-ified images have been circulating on Japanese sites like Matome Naver and 2ch.

[Photos via SeiyuFan]

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Let's have a look at some standouts and see how the drawings compare to the original photos.

[Photo via koi_no_tenshi]

[Photo via XxSGKxX]

[Photo via Naver]

[Photo via seiyufan]

[Photo via 2ch]

[Photo via 2ch]

[Photo: sato_0805_pork]

[Photo via 2ch]

[Photo via 72g]

[Photo: Tarkun152]

[Photo via 72g]

[Photo via 2ch]

[Photo via Naver]

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