We’ve got more than our fair share of Japanophiles in this community, and if you are one of them, you’ll be feasting your eyes on some pretty sick artwork.

If you’re a Japanophile and a Game of Thrones fan, then you’ll be in heaven. Even if you only watch the HBO’s Game of Thrones, and you haven’t read A Song of Ice and Fire by GRRM, I bet you’ll have a lot to say about these Japanese Game of Thrones book covers.

Now, we have all sorts of covers for the English books, with readers having their preferred version. Here’s a sample – just for Book One, A Game of Thrones.

GoT Book Cover

And that’s not all of it.

GoT Book Cover 2

They’re not bad at all. In fact, these are awesome covers in my book.

However, the Japanese Game of Thrones book covers is something else. Huge images alert! Also, possible spoilers!

A Game of Thrones

Jon Snow

The first book opens with Jon Snow and his half brothers, so it is but fitting to have him on the cover.
japanese game of thrones book covers


Daenerys is also introduced in the first book, but she isn’t the Mother of Dragons we know today – yet. What I am wondering about is this: if Daenerys is portrayed like this in Japanese Game of Thrones book covers, what would Khal Drogo look like? Any ideas?
japanese game of thrones book covers

A Clash of Kings

Arya with Needle

This is probably one of the best renditions of Arya (with or without Needle) that I have seen. Also, take a closer look at her right hand!
japanese game of thrones book covers


Sansa didn’t have such a major role in the books as she does now in the TV series, and I have to admit she isn’t my favorite character – but this piece of art is perfect in that regard.
japanese game of thrones book covers

A Storm of Swords


While Arya is properly fierce and ready to take on anything, Margaery looks so delicate with a hint of steel underneath. Cersei would throw a hissy fit for sure.
A Song of Ice and Fire


Not to take away anything from Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion, but I’ve always thought that his face is still too presentable as compared to the image I had in my head. Now this, this is more like it.
A Song of Ice and Fire

Samwell Tarly

The ever-loyal friend with dragonglass in hand.
A Song of Ice and Fire

A Feast for Crows

Brother and sister. Lovers. Enemies?

Jaime Lannister

Another awesome rendition, this one…
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Cersei Lannister

…but I think this looks more like Melisandre. Maybe it’s the colors.
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A Dance with Dragons

The latest book that has been published, A Dance with Dragons features the following three characters heavily.


japanese game of thrones book covers

Bran Stark

A Dance with Dragons Bran

Jon Snow

A Dance with Dragons Jon Snow

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