Origami Tsunami
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
Origami Tsunami
Season Code: 105
Episode: 2A
Original airdate September 25, 2018 (television)
July 20, 2018 (online)
Written by Russ Carney
Ron Corcillo
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Andy Suriano
Ant Ward
Directed by Jamie Vickers
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: Christoper Luc
Episode chronology
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"Mystic Mayhem" "Donnie's Gifts"
"Origami Tsunami" is the second episode (Episode 2A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on September 25th, 2018.


The wannabe heroes try to solve the biggest little problem in the city.


Major Characters

Minor Characters

Additional Voices by Eric Bauza



  • Cargo Ship (debut)
  • The Foot Clan's Van (debut)


At the Lair, Splinter watches another episode of his favorite movies, Teriyaki Shakedown, with Raph re-enacting one of the scenes by throwing Donnie and Mikey around. Splinter then springs into action, throws down the soft-shell and box turtle mutants onto the coffee tables, and the mutant rat expresses doubts that they will ever be great ninjas. Mikey and Raph respond that they're tired of training and they can be heroes, and Splinter scoffs at the idea.

Donnie begins looking through news articles online to find legitimate bad guys to stop. Leo rejects the first two criminals due to excessive violence, but instead is interested in stopping a couple of thieves stealing paper across the city. Leo is able to motivate his brothers in going out to confront the "paper thieves" after claiming that their crime is the first major stepping stone in the brothers' crime-fighting career.

The Turtles head up to the surface to find the two paper thieves, in which they spot at the last paper store in town. Leo, Donnie and Mikey follow the thieves, but are easily alluded by the villains, and Raph fails to jump them from above and lands on his brothers. The two paper thieves drive away after the Turtles fail to catch them.

Upon hearing his brothers give up, Leo is able to motivate them and sets up a plan to create a fake paper shop to bait the paper thieves. They create salami "paper", and "hire" April for their new paper hut. While the Turtles hide, the two paper thieves arrive, tie up April and leave with the salami. Knowing that Leo's plan might fail, and that Raph would eat the salami, Donnie installs two tracking devices in the meat (two due to Raph eating one of them).

The Turtles follow the paper thieves to a ship at the docks and confront them. Raph, Donnie and Mikey remark on the thieves' strange appearance, from the feet painted on their faces to the flames on their heads. After Raph asks why they needed the paper, the thin paper thief created an origami ninja, and it starts attacking the Turtles. After Leo slices up the one ninja with his Odachi sword, the thin paper thief begins to create more origami ninjas.

As the Turtles begin to take out the origami ninjas, the thin paper thief creates a much larger origami ninja out of all the paper, and uses it to capture Leo, Donnie and Mikey. With Raph the only turtle left standing, he charges at the two thieves, taps into his "smash-jitsu" ability and throws the two fiends at the giant origami ninja, freeing the other Turtles. The large paper thief tries to create more origami ninjas, but Mikey uses his kusari-fundo to release a mystic flare to trick the sprinklers, soaking all the paper.

Before they retreat, the thin paper thief creates another origami ninja with some of the stolen salami, but it falls apart before it attacks the Turtles. Raph then proceeds to eat the salami while his younger brothers scold and watch him in disgust. As Mikey asks if they won, Leo recalls everything that happened in their mission and says that they have. The brothers cheer happily and tackle Leo in a friendly dog-pile amidst the large heap of paper.


  • This episode, along with four other episodes, were posted early on July 20th, 2018 as a sneak preview on


Raphael: Really? That'll make us heroes? But it's only paper.
Leonardo: It's only paper? (Laughing) I'm so sorry. Donnie, what did he just say? Did he say it's only paper?
Donatello: Yup.
Leonardo: Did he say it's only paper?
Donatello:Yes, he did.
Leonardo:Okay! That's what they all say. You think the road to hero town is paved with real crime? No! It's paved with the tears of the poor paper man. And who helps that guy? I'll tell you who: We are who.

Raphael: "What kind of weirdo steals paper?"
Michelangelo: "A dreamer! You look at a blank sheet and see nothing. They look at it and see possibilities-" (Raph elbows him in the side, causing him to fall over)
Donatello: (looking through his welding goggles) "There's only one store they haven't hit yet, and it is right over there- Oh, convenient."
Raphael: "How 'bout we go stealth and make 'em wish they stole toilet paper?"

(His brothers chuckle at the joke, and even Donnie admits it was funny.)

Leonardo: (stealthily lands on the floor behind the bad guys with his brothers following suit) "Okay, twerp and..." (Foot Lieutenant turns around with a small gasp, Foot Brute looking super intimidating just by standing still) "-Surprisingly big man. It's four against two, so what say we call it a day, right?"
Michelangelo: "Whoa! They got footprints on their faces!"
Raphael: "Uh, are those flames on their heads?"
Donatello: "Feels like a real hazard for a paper thief." (smirks)



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Episode 1
Mystic Mayhem
Episode 2A
Origami Tsunami
Episode 2B
Donnie's Gifts
Episode 3A
War and Pizza
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Episode 3B
Episode 4A
Repo Mantis
Episode 4B
Down with the Sickness
Episode 5A
The Fast and the Furriest
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Episode 5B
Mascot Melee
Episode 6A
Shell in a Cell
Episode 6B
Minotaur Maze
Episode 7
Bug Busters
15 14 13 12-0
Episode 8A
The Longest Fight
Episode 8B
Hypno! Part Deux!
Episode 9A
The Gumbus
Episode 9B
Mrs. Cuddles
17 18 20 19-0
Episode 10A
Stuck on You
Episode 10B
Al Be Back
Episode 11A
The Purple Jacket
Episode 11B
Pizza Pit
22 23 21 24
Episode 12A
Smart Lair
Episode 12B
Hot Soup: The Game
Episode 13
The Evil League of Mutants
Episode 14A
Late Fee
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Episode 14B
Episode 15A
Mind Meld
Episode 15B
Nothing But Truffle
Episode 16
Shadow of Evil
28 29 32 31
Episode 17A
Portal Jacked!
Episode 17B
Warren & Hypno, Sitting in a Tree
Episode 18A
Operation: Normal
Episode 18B
Sparring Partner
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Episode 19A
You Got Served
Episode 19B
How to Make Enemies and Bend People to Your Will
Episode 20A
Mystic Library
Episode 20B
The Purple Game
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Episode 2A
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Episode 3A
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