UPDATED: New artbook “CLAMP Illustration Collection MEMORIES”

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

A new artbook entitled CLAMP Illustration Collection MEMORIES is scheduled to be released on October 26 by Kodansha.

It will feature over 100 illustrations from various CLAMP works, including those works which aren’t published by Kodansha (such as RG Veda, X, Shin Shunkaden, Tokyo Babylon).

It is being advertising as an artbook with illustrations that were never before printed in previous artbooks, therefore I am expecting some rare illustrations here. I am already crossing my fingers for some of them which have never been printed elsewhere apart from magazine or special goods.

The cover illustration will feature a new illustration drawn by CLAMP and can be seen on the right and features various CLAMP characters — the characters from Kodansha works are more apparent and I’m sure that is not a coincidence.

The book dimensions will be A4 with a total of 144 pages costing 2770 yens (excluding taxes). I hope an interview will be included.

I love the cover art, but I miss Suu on it, and I hope the colors aren’t precise. It looks like something is off with the colors. Also, I wish CLAMP hadn’t used CG for this illustration.

I’m very much looking forward to this!

Source: Comic Natalie, MANTANWEB

UPDATE: The final cover has been announced.

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

Also, according to CLAMP-NET.COM, the artbook will include artworks from the following works:

  • TSUBASA – WoRLD CHRoNiCLE – Nirai Kanai Hen
  • Chobits
  • Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Tokyo Babylon
  • Shin Shunkaden
  • Card Captor Sakura

That’s a little weird, considering how there isn’t a single character from Rayearth, CLOVER and Shin Shunkaden on the cover and yet there are characters from Wish, Kobato. and X on the cover, even though these series are not listed on the feature works.

Also, I’m not particularly fond of the cover design… but what really matters are the contents, I guess…