[Photos via SeiyuFan]

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.

[Photos via SeiyuFan]

Some 2D-ified images created by artists have been circulating on Japanese sites like Matome Naver and 2ch as well as on Twitter. Some of the drawings also originally emerged on Chinese websites.

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

[Photo via XxSGKxX via Matome Naver]
[Photo via Naver]

[Photo via seiyufan via Matome Naver and 2ch]
[Photo via 2ch]

[Photo via Naver]
[Photo via Naver]
[Photo via 2ch]
[Image via 2ch]
[Photo via 72g]
[Photo: Tarkun152]
[Photo via 72g]
[Photo via 2ch]
[Photo via 2ch]
[Photo via Naver]

This article was originally published on March 27, 2015. It has since been updated with more images.


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