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These Japanese Game of Thrones books are absolutely insane

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Dragons? Check. Fantastical swords? Check. Feuding kingdoms seeking to unite their island nation under a single banner? Check.

Given the above, A Song of Ice and Fire was always going to do well with Japanese fantasy fans. But just to make extra sure that readers took the time to notice George R R Martin's European-inspired Westeros, publishing house Hakayawa has added its own killer edge to the series, but commissioning digital artist Noriko Meguro to design the covers.

The obscure motifs and TV-inspired reprints of the UK releases pale in comparison to these Manga-like models, with highlights including Jon Snow's angular locks, the realised grit of Arya and the K-Pop hand signals of Samwell Tarly.

There's a lot of flesh on show, so you might want to skip over some of these if you're having a mid-work internet scroll. 

Now, if only we could get Martin to sanction a similarly themed Song of Ice and Fire anime series...

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A Game of Thrones part 1 - with Jon Snow

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A Game of Thrones part 2 - with Daenerys Targaryen

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A Clash of Kings part 1 - with Arya Stark

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A Clash of Kings part 2 - with Sansa Stark

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A Storm of Swords part 1 - with Margaery Tyrell

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A Storm of Swords part 2 - feature Tyrion Lannister

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A Storm of Swords Part 3 - with Samwell Tarly

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A Feast for Crows part 1 - with Jamie Lannister

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A Feast for Crows Part 2 - Cersei Lannister

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A Dance with Dragons part 1 – with Daenerys Targaryen

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A Dance with Dragons Part 2 – with Bran Stark

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A Dance with Dragons Part 3 – with Jon Snow

(Images: Noriko Meguro)

[Via: Nerd Approved]

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