Game of Thrones Reenvisioned as Feudal Japanese Wood Block Prints

Beware Spoilers!

Artist Sei-G has created these beautiful images re-imagining scenes from the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series as Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock paintings.

You can buy prints on his Redbubble page.

Battle of the Trident

This is the iconic duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen that preceded the series by seventeen years. Instead of a war hammer, Robert wields a Kanab?, a club-like samurai bludgeoning weapon. His antlered helmet is inspired by the famous helmet of the warlord Honda Tadakatsu.

Tyrion at the Eyrie

Catelyn Stark, her uncle Brynden Tully, and a dispatch of the Knights of the Vale journey to the Eyrie while transporting their captive, Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion is dressed in the robes of a nobleman.

Bran Stark and Hodor journey north

Weirwood lore shares some interesting similarities to Shinto practices, so I drew a shimenawa (prayer rope) around the tree trunk.

Jon Snow duels Qhorin Halfhand as wildlings look on

The wildlings are dressed like the Ainu, who are the indigenous people of northern Japan. The Ainu are thought to be the descendants of the first inhabitants of the islands, and throughout history they have lived independently in the cold far north, beyond the grasp of the Emperor.

The Execution of Eddard Stark

Instead of having Ilyn Payne simply execute Ned Stark, an amused Joffrey orders Ned to commit seppuku. Ilyn is on hand to perform the kaishaku, or ritual decapitation to quicken the death. The paper in front of Ned is a death poem, which a samurai would traditionally write before ending his life.

Mother of Dragons

Danaerys wears Heian-period royal clothing and is seated on the Mongolian Steppes, a fitting analogy for the Dothraki Sea, far from Westeros.

Wedding Banquet by the River

Northerners gather for a traditional courtly wedding banquet as sellswords, posing as musicians, put down their instruments and prepare weapons. Outside, the bridge of the Twins is visible, inspired by the very famous Bridge of Awate print by ukiyo-e master Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

The Red Viper Dueling the Mountain

Oberyn Martell wields a naginata against Gregor Clegane, who fights with a no-dachi (greatsword) and a tessen (iron war fan). The three kanji on Clegane’s armor each translate to the word “dog”, in accordance with his family crest. I considered giving Martell a yari (single-pointed spear) but I liked how the naginata drew parallels to the visually similar duel between Ushiwaka and the warrior-monk Benkei in the Heike Monogatari.

Via Imgur

Game of Thrones Characters as 80s/90s Kids

GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Jon Snow Art Print
Jon Snow

These images by Mike Wrobel imagine what the cast of Game of Thrones would look like if the series was set in the 80s or 90s rather than an another world which is vaguely based on our history’s war of the roses.

Some of them are spot on, like Ayria for example, I’m also intrigued by his swapping of Daenarys’ dragons for ferrets…

GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Daenerys Targaryen Art Print
Daenerys Targaryen
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Arya Art Print
Ayria
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Bran Art Print
Bran
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Bronn Art Print
Bron
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - White Walker Art Print
White Walker
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Khal Drogo Art Print
Khal Drogo
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Sansa Art Print
Sansa (Why is she one of the only ones who looks nothing like she does in the show?)
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Tyrion Art Print
Tyrion
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Ygritte Art Print
Ygritte
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Theon Art Print
Theon
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA - Robb Stark Art Print
Rob Stark
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Brienne Art Print
Brienne
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA - Talisa Art Print
Talisa
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - The Hound Art Print
The Hound
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Tywin Lannister Art Print
Tywin
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Margaery Art Print
Margery

GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS Art Print

GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Jaime Lannister Art Print
Jaime
GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS - Cersei Art Print
Cersei

Name Game of Thrones

I’m a Frey and a Whore FML… At least I’m not a King, that would really suck, and drastically lower my life expectancy.

I’m half tempted to throw together something that does this with a little more complexity allowing for more names/titles, it shouldn’t be too hard to generate a hash of name and DOB and then just get a modulus of the respective list counts.

Via Buzzfeed

School of Thrones

School of Thrones

School of Thrones is a new web series by Zach Grafton and Matthew Mercer which sets the cast of The Song of Ice and Fire series as a teen high school comedy.

It sets the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Greyjoys and Daenerys Targaryen as various cliques around the school. While it’s mildly amusing, having watched the first episode I’m not sure it shows that much promise. It’s not really witty so much as a jack ass parody, something can only be so tongue in cheek before the tongue bursts through ones cheek and things start to get messy.

School of Thrones

Sketches of Ice and Fire by Little Digits

The above image is by Little Digits as is the one below. I like the whimsical style of her art, but as with many things that are posted to Tumblr the original source was hard to find, even though they are signed. Little Digits is actually quite prolific and it’s worth looking through her Tumblr blog.

behbear said: Khal Drogo with a My Little Pony.    __________________________________
dothraki can have sex out in the open no matter whos watching but DONT YOU DARE INTURRUPT THEIR PONY PLAY.

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edit : and people who save this and upload it on their own tumblr without linking can suck my dragon balls. <3