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...
(Images: Noriko Meguro)
[Via: Nerd Approved]