A Song of Ice and Fire Japanese Book Covers by Noriko Meguro

Years ago, I made some icons based on some amazing Japanese cover art for George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. I figured that a post featuring that art is long since overdue!

The series is called Koori to Honoo no Uta (氷と炎の歌) in Japan, which is a literal translation of the original title. Each individual book is further divided into several volumes, probably to make the huge volumes of text easier to translate and read. The books featured in this post were published by Hayakawa Publishing Corporation, with artwork by Noriko Meguro. These were published from 2006 onwards.

A Game of Thrones

Japanese Title: 七王国の玉座 (Nana no Oukoku no Gyokuza )
English Translation: Throne of Seven Kingdoms

This came out in two volumes, with cover art featuring Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

A Clash of Kings

Japanese Title: 王狼たちの戦旗 (Ou Ookami-tachi no Senki)
English Translation: Banners of the Wolf-Kings

This came out in two volumes, with cover art featuring Bran and Arya Stark.

A Storm of Swords

Japanese Title: 剣嵐の大地 (Ken Arashi no Daichi)
English Translation: Land of Sword Storms

This came out in three volumes, with cover art featuring Sam Tarly, Tyrion Lannister, and Sansa Stark.

A Feast for Crows

Japanese Title: 乱鴉の饗宴 (Ran Karasu no Kyouen)
English Translation: Feast of War-Ravens

This came out in two volumes, with cover art featuring Cersei and Jaime Lannister.

A Dance With Dragons

Japanese Title: 竜との舞踏 (Ryuto no Butou)
English Translation:  Dance of Dragons

This was released in three volumes, featuring Daenerys Targaryen, Bran Stark, and Jon Snow.

Bonus Gallery

Noriko Meguro posted full versions and detail views of three pieces she made for the book covers on her website:

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