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This Game of Thrones In Feudal Japan Art Is All I Want In Life

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I don’t know who Seiji is or whether anything other than “it’d look cool” prompted them to illustrate Game of Thrones as if it took place in feudal Japan. I don’t care. I just want more of these. I’m staring at my screen and drooling.

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  • Anonymous

    Dany and her dragons look fantastic. So does Robert vs. Rhaegar. Very cool!

    Tangentially, what would you recommend in the way of fantasy or science fiction that’s not Western-centred? Are there English translations of fantasy works from Japan? China? India? African countries?

  • Robert McCoy

    Although it’s written by a guy who lives in Colorado, and might not meet your criteria, The Wind Up Girl is a pretty awesome book that has a non-western setting (futuristic Bangkok) and characters.

  • Pobrecita Nene

    You might like Barry Hughart’s “Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox”. The first book is called “Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was”. You can find it on Amazon, I think:

  • Channelgirl

    These are really beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you all!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! “Sundiata” looks great! I own and love “A Wizard of Earthsea”.

  • Juliet

    As a long-time student of Japanese language and culture, I LOVE THIS. I
    like the little touches too, like Dany in what seems to be Mongolia, the
    Wildings being Ainu, etc. Ugh, it’s so good…!

  • Jaime Oria

    Not genre fantasy writing, as such, but I highly recommend:
    China scholar Arthur Waley’s translation of ‘Uproar in Heaven’ and a very abbreviated ‘Journey to the West’ were published in a single volume as MONKEY, a fun introduction to the figure of the Monkey King and his butt-kicking antics. You may recognize some elements that were later plugged into the Dragonball stories.
    The Hindu epic THE RAMAYANA was translated and reworked into an excellent narrative by William Buck. He gave the same treatment to THE MAHABHARATA but I don’t think that one works as well.