A Song of Ice and Fire Japanese Book Covers by Noriko Meguro and Yasushi Suzuki
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 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 Japanese translated versions have absolutely gorgeous artwork, with the first three books done by Noriko Meguro, and the succeeding ones done by Yasushi Suzuki (including A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms).
Artwork by Noriko Meguro (目黒詔子)
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 Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow by Noriko Meguro.
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 Arya and Bran Stark by Noriko Meguro.
Noriko Meguro posted full versions and close-up views of three pieces she made for the book covers on her website:
Artwork by Yasushi Suzuki (鈴木康士)
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 by Yasushi Suzuki.
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 by Yasushi Suzuki.
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 by Yasushi Suzuki.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Japanese Title: 七王国の騎士 (Nana Oukoku no Kishio)
English Translation: Knight of Seven Kingdoms
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms was also released in Japanese, with artwork of Aegon V Targaryen (also known as “Egg”) and Duncan the Tall (also known as “Dunk”).
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