Game of Thrones Fan Art Puts Its Characters in Feudal Japan

Game of Thrones Fan Art Puts Its Characters in Feudal Japan

The artist has recreated some of Game of Thrones' more memorable scenes in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

Game of Thrones is set in the fictional world of Westeros, which is your run-of-the-mill western fantasy world. But what if it was instead set in feudal Japan? One artist has imagined just that, producing a series of beautiful traditional Japanese ukiyo-e wood block prints depicting the series most memorable scenes. Marvel in their awesomeness below:

If you're having trouble determining them, the scenes included are:

  1. Jon Snow's duel with Qhorin Halfhand
  2. Bran Stark being carried by his faithful servant, Hodor
  3. Daenyerys Targaryen with her dragons
  4. Tyrion Lannister being taken away to Erie castle
  5. The duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen that preceded the events of the TV series
  6. The Execution of Eddard Stark

These are some pretty sweet pictures, and it definitely reminds me of those awesome Nintendo wood block prints we saw pop up last year. The Game of Throne guys look right at home in feudal Japan, and all of the little touches (such as the death poem in front of Eddard) really make the set.

Source: Imgur via Rocket News 24

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Um, I don't want to be "that guy" but 3+4 are switched, as well as 5+6 >.< I either dun goofed, or it was fixed. Much obliged!

Still, really well done! A tip of the hat to the artist

Maybe we can get some Western-based painting styles of anime? XD

PsychicTaco115:
Um, I don't want to be "that guy" but 3+4 are switched, as well as 5+6 >.< I either dun goofed, or it was fixed. Much obliged!

Still, really well done! A tip of the hat to the artist

Maybe we can get some Western-based painting styles of anime? XD

I fixed it. I uploaded them in the right order, but when i put the pictures into a gallery it mixed them up for some reason...

steve front page icons on the news feed are wrong you got the windows logo on both. idk if its an escapist issue or what.
also you got to love the old style japanese paintings makes me think of that samurai champloo episode

These are awesome! I love the one with Robert and Rhaegar the best, I really feel like it captures the feeling of that moment even though the setting is different.

Zacharious-khan:
steve front page icons on the news feed are wrong you got the windows logo on both. idk if its an escapist issue or what.
also you got to love the old style japanese paintings makes me think of that samurai champloo episode

Glitch in the system. Should be fixed now

Those are some pretty awesome pictures, kinda makes me wish there was a shogun 2 GoT mod.

...Spoiler warning?
I've seen the TV show and read most of the books but stuff like

is a big deal for people new to the series. Might want to put something to stop people accidentally reading this.

Nifty.

Couldn't figure out what the hell the final picture was supposed to represent until I read the description, though. Is he committing seppuku before execution, or what?

And the name of the artist is...?

This has inspired poetry in me:

Hodor hodor hodor,
Hodor hodor hodor hodor
Winter is coming.

Hodor's eyes are a bit scary, other than that, these are so awesome!

I wonder if they could be sold as actual prints, I would buy them immediately.

Or a 1080p desktop wallpaper version perhaps? :3

This is cultural appropriation at its finest you should all be ashamed of yourself's only pure blood Japanese are allowed to draw this and Game of thrones should be banned because its misogynistic/transphobic/racist(sarcasm).

joking aside they look great my complements to the artist.

Am I missing something here?

To me these almost seem to illicit the same response as when crazed hippies approach me and claim "I FOUND JESUS IN ME TOAST" (which is obviously a bi-weekly occurrence) - in the sense that, I can sort of see where these are from and then not at all at the same time.

I like the artwork and the style, but only a couple made me think 'game of thrones' and the rest seemed unconnected. Perhaps it is just because I am ill-educated on the subject matter, as I am just a casual watcher of the TV show, but if you hadn't of told me they were game of thrones before showing, I definitely wouldn't of guessed in most cases.

AWESOME art!

Steven Bogos:

Game of Thrones is set in the fictional world of Westeros, which is your run-of-the-mill western fantasy world. But what if it was instead set in feudal Japan?

The power structures in feudal Japan wasn't that much different from the power structures of feudal Europe. I am pretty sure that an author with a good knowledge of feudal Japan's social norms could have made "A song of ice and fire - Japanese style".

GonzoGamer:
This has inspired poetry in me:

Hodor hodor hodor,
Hodor hodor hodor hodor
Winter is coming.

Death shines here my Stark
Your rythm is wrong you northman
Now you'll hear me roar

(A haiku by me, and it sucks)

This is awesome. I love ukiyo-e and love A Song of Ice and Fire. I think that an adaptiation could be done, and be interesting (maybe not killing all Targaryens, as the killing of en emperor was very frowned upon but keeping a child puppet and being Roebrt a Shogun). Hmm now I want to try it. But namig could be problematic

hazabaza1:
...Spoiler warning?
I've seen the TV show and read most of the books but stuff like

is a big deal for people new to the series. Might want to put something to stop people accidentally reading this.

There is a statute of limitations on spoiler warnings. For a book that came out 1996 and a very well known tv series that aired two years ago.

Besides, anyone who cares about spoilers that deeply, shouldn't be clicking on things with its name in it.

kurokotetsu:

GonzoGamer:
This has inspired poetry in me:

Hodor hodor hodor,
Hodor hodor hodor hodor
Winter is coming.

Death shines here my Stark
Your rythm is wrong you northman
Now you'll hear me roar

(A haiku by me, and it sucks)

This is awesome. I love ukiyo-e and love A Song of Ice and Fire. I think that an adaptiation could be done, and be interesting (maybe not killing all Targaryens, as the killing of en emperor was very frowned upon but keeping a child puppet and being Roebrt a Shogun). Hmm now I want to try it. But namig could be problematic

Noble beginnings
Artistic endeavor springs
Rythm is a typo

dunam:

hazabaza1:
...Spoiler warning?
I've seen the TV show and read most of the books but stuff like

is a big deal for people new to the series. Might want to put something to stop people accidentally reading this.

There is a statute of limitations on spoiler warnings. For a book that came out 1996 and a very well known tv series that aired two years ago.

Besides, anyone who cares about spoilers that deeply, shouldn't be clicking on things with its name in it.

...no?

It doesn't take much to have the manners to put [SPOILERS] in the title of a news article or putting a sentence in a spoiler box. A lot of people maybe haven't discovered or haven't caught up because they're busy with... fuck, I dunno, life?

Not putting a simple spoiler warning when you can helps nobody and only serves to annoy others. You can "statute of limitations lol" all you want but it's completely arbitrary and ruins some of the largest surprises in a series for people who might otherwise enjoy it more.

hazabaza1:
snip

I know what you're saying is coming from a good place.

But I also believe you're underestimating people's intelligence a bit. If they care about not getting game of thrones spoiled, they wouldn't open this article.


dunam:

hazabaza1:
snip

I know what you're saying is coming from a good place.

But I also believe you're underestimating people's intelligence a bit. If they care about not getting game of thrones spoiled, they wouldn't open this article.


Maybe someone's seen a part of it and is interested. Or again, they haven't seen it, don't know what it is and come to look and end up getting spoiled.

Also if you're going to do spoilers (especially for a series like Game of Thrones) please specify if it's from the book series or TV show. I caught a glimpse of what you posted when quoting you and now I know what happens in the book I'm in the middle of reading.
And no, "major spoilers" isn't enough to validate that because a lot of "major" stuff happens from the end of book 3 to the current books.

By the way for anyone curious the book this guy has a spoiler for (for no fucking reason) is Book 5-most likely part 1.

Joffrey looks like such a little weenie in #6. Can't wait to see him die at his wedding next season.

hazabaza1:

I caught a glimpse of what you posted when quoting you and now I know what happens in the book I'm in the middle of reading.

Just proving my point.

Spoiler tags don't work.

They're just clutter.

dunam:

hazabaza1:

I caught a glimpse of what you posted when quoting you and now I know what happens in the book I'm in the middle of reading.

Just proving my point.

Spoiler tags don't work.

They're just clutter.

I only saw that because I quoted you. The average person doesn't go in and quote an article.

There's no reason to not use a spoiler box or at least warn someone at the beginning of a post so they can skip it. You're just being unpleasant.

Ubiquitous Duck:
Am I missing something here?

To me these almost seem to illicit the same response as when crazed hippies approach me and claim "I FOUND JESUS IN ME TOAST" (which is obviously a bi-weekly occurrence) - in the sense that, I can sort of see where these are from and then not at all at the same time.

I like the artwork and the style, but only a couple made me think 'game of thrones' and the rest seemed unconnected. Perhaps it is just because I am ill-educated on the subject matter, as I am just a casual watcher of the TV show, but if you hadn't of told me they were game of thrones before showing, I definitely wouldn't of guessed in most cases.

I...kinda think it is because you're, in your words, "ill educated". As someone who has both read the books and seen the show, I knew what each one was without reading the key in the article. I think I would've picked up on most of them as Game of Thrones references without even seeing the article at all.

hazabaza1:
snip

Dude, the article clearly states "One artist has imagined just that, producing a series of beautiful traditional Japanese ukiyo-e wood block prints depicting the series most memorable scenes." If you keep reading or click on the images after reading that, you have no right to complain about spoilers.

EDIT: OT, nice work, looks like something that would have been really fun to do. Anyone know who the artist is?

T_ConX:
Major spoiler snipped

That, on the other hand, really ought to be spoilered. Fans of the TV show who haven't read the books aren't going to know about that, and it'll be a major plot point for the new series. Please fix it!

T_ConX:

Eamar:
That, on the other hand, really ought to be spoilered. Fans of the TV show who haven't read the books aren't going to know about that, and it'll be a major plot point for the new series. Please fix it!

Sorry, but I base my spoiler statute of limitations on the release date of the original media. The book has been out for thirteen years and Tyrion gets framed for Joffreys murder but escapes and shoots Tywin in the dick with a crossbow.

Except this article is about Game of Thrones, not A Song of Ice and Fire. There's no need to be a dick about it.

And seriously, I don't know what you're trying to achieve by quoting plot points at me - I've read the books, I know what happens.

 

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