So, if you’re anything like us or our friends, you’ve probably been devouring the Song of Ice and Fire series recently, or have long since finished them. After Game of Thrones was made into an HBO show earlier this year, it seemed like everyone was reading or had already finished the series!
I have a few (nerdy) coworkers who I think would enjoy the books. The language, however, is pretty high level, with randomly archaic vocabulary, and in some cases it’s just downright weird. I doubt my friends can tell a trencher from an auroch, and a wight might be beyond them.
But have no fear! The books are now available in Japanese (as 七王国の玉座) and better yet, the covers are pretty fabulous. Each book was released in chunks, so there’s lots of different covers for each installment in the series. Three different artists have participated so far, but my favorites are by Ken Sugawara. Check them out!
Love the covers! Makes me want to order the Japanese ones instead ^_^
Yeah, I like the Japanese covers better than the American ones!
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these looked so epic I had to blog about them too!
Sweet! Glad you liked them 😀
Doesn’t that image of Tyrion on book three up there remind you of Takashi from Akira?
Woah! I’d been thinking he kind of looked like Chucky, but I totally see Takashi now too!
How wrong is it that I picked these books up probably a year or so ago before the TV show and have yet to read it? I had no idea they were making a show on HBO and I really want to watch it, but I wanted to read it first. I’m so conflicted!
I just can’t find the time since I’m moving to a different country in five days. T_T
But now you have something awesome to read on the plane, at least! 😀
Oh man, that’s awesome! I need to try and get my hands on the first one.
Yeah, I’m totally going scouting at the bookstore for them tomorrow!
I haven’t read the books, but that cover art is amazing. The shows were amazing too, just over too soon 😦
I know! I can’t wait for the second season!
i always wondered why japanese books where all exactly the same size… i guess they split them up when they get to big!
the covers are quite nice though.
and yes, i’m one of the hipsters who had read them before the drama ever came out :p i’m waiting for the 5th one to come down in price now (hardcover only) to read it, cuz i’m a cheapo. lol.