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These Japanese Game of Thrones books are absolutely insane

These Japanese Game of Thrones books are absolutely insane

These Japanese Game of Thrones books are absolutely insane

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...

A Game of Thrones part 1 - with Jon Snow
A Game of Thrones part 2 - with Daenerys Targaryen
A Clash of Kings part 1 - with Arya Stark
A Clash of Kings part 2 - with Sansa Stark
A Storm of Swords part 1 - with Margaery Tyrell
A Storm of Swords part 2 - feature Tyrion Lannister
A Storm of Swords Part 3 - with Samwell Tarly
A Feast for Crows part 1 - with Jamie Lannister
A Feast for Crows Part 2 - Cersei Lannister
A Dance with Dragons part 1 – with Daenerys Targaryen
A Dance with Dragons Part 2 – with Bran Stark
A Dance with Dragons Part 3 – with Jon Snow

(Images: Noriko Meguro)

[Via: Nerd Approved]

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