Paper Craft Makes For Impressive Yu-Gi-Oh Fan Art

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Twitter user Yto makes incredible Yu-Gi-Oh fan art by cutting up paper. Just look! It’s glorious.

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Check it out for yourself.

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This Black Rose Dragon was made from paper purchased from Daiso for a couple bucks. Below is how Yto did it.

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Yto’s other Yu-Gi-Oh fan art, which involves cutting up cards and creating miniature shadow boxes, are also incredible.

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For more, follow Yto on Twitter.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Babak Abrishamchian

God, the very mention of Yugioh makes me nostalgic and sad at the same time. The card art TCGs are so underappreciated its always great to see artists like this and Micah Yates (the girl who does those incredible paint-overs of Pokemon cards) appreciating the imagery and work behind them. Incredible art like the ones in those cards feels wasted when the game releases so many new ones by the seeming thousands every year, its a shame they’re given so little worth. I had my Yugioh cards from when I was 15 appraised so I could sell them recently, and the mostly first-edition binder full of mint-condition cards was supposedly worth thousands a few years ago, but are worth pennies now. While I understand its a card game and the cards are valued by the poeple playing it so they lose value when taken out of play, but its insanity to me to think so much hard work went into the artistry and design of these rare and flashy cards only to be literally worth as much as any other common card just because the company that sold it determined it wasn’t worth anything anymore.

I still have a Black Rose Dragon (the card art in this very article) in NEAR mint condition from the first edition, but its got a scuffed bottom edge and so it lost a lot of its value. Even if it were worth a lot I’d never sell it because its just so goddamn gorgeous. Its great seeing artists like this not only appreciate, but elevate the complex art made for this children’s card game (that is mostly played by adults now).