The characters of Game of Thrones take a journey into feudal Japan in one artist’s imagination.
Fans of the hit series Game of Thrones have a while more to wait for the next season of power-grabbing, murder, and magic to hit screens in April. And apparently, one fan has been keeping himself busy during this long winter, imagining how the members of the warring houses would look if they were transplanted into medieval Japan.
The artist behind this reimagining goes by the name “Seiji,” and his recent album has gotten a lot of attention from the fans of the fictional world. As he explains, he was inspired by the graphic style of Ukiyo-e.
Although the HBO series, based on George R. R. Martin’s set of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, has more than its share of the supernatural, it’s also easy to see historical parallels, whether you compare it to England, or as Seiji has done here, to Japan.
But, be warned: if you’ve just begun watching, you might be in for some spoilers . . .
*The top image shows the duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen, which took place before the series began. Seiji notes that Robert’s “antlered helmet is inspired by the famous helmet of the warlord Honda Tadakatsu.”
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