X Illustrated Collection X Zero HC Edition
X 0―X Illustrated Collection
List Price: ¥ 3600
Size: A4 Small HC
Book Rating: 5/5
Artwork Rating: 5/5
This is an obligatory review since I just purchased X Infinity. I almost sell this book away when CLAMP re-release it in softcover to match their new X Infinity book in 2005. Now that I have both books side by side, I am glad that I didn’t sell this.
There are 152 pages of full color illustrations with a b/w index in the back. Legit edition of this book has a leather-like feel. I like the simplicity of the cover although I think the cardboard slipcover is fugly.
It’s been a while since I read X 1999 so I have no idea who any of the characters are. I don’t recall liking the manga either but I love CLAMP’S color artworks. The amount of details on their backgrounds are amazing. Their primary color schemes are red, black, and white. I think the black mats used on majority of the pictures accent each illustration wonderfully. This is a big contrast to their second book since they used white and most of the pictures are full page.