This artbook exists in German by Carlsen, Japanese reading way (30 €) ; in Italian by Planet Manga since June 2003 (25 €) ; in English by Viz Media since August 2005 (15 $).
pp.02-48: Angel Sanctuary pictures (39)
pp.49-51: Angel Sanctuary title pages (10)
pp.52-55: Heaven, Assiah, Hades, Hell, and their respective characters
p.56: Angel Sanctuary lexicon (various explanations)
pp.57-63: Count Cain pictures (6)
pp.64-67: Neji pictures (4)
pp.68-69: Kaine pictures (1)
p.70: Gravel Kingdom pictures (2)
p.71: Stonehenge (1) and Cruel Fairytales pictures (1)
p.72: Kaori Yuki's Alice in wonderland 1988 calendar illustrations (6) and Count Cain (1)
pp.73-77: interview from Kaori Yuki (read here)
p.78: index of illustrations (with information about their first release)
p.79: postscript with thanks from Kaori Yuki
p.80: table of contents
Pages 81/82 are the tracing paper at the beginning of the book.
The artbook exists in German by Carlsen, Japanese reading ; in English by Viz Media since October 2007.
Contents:It is written on the flap of the cover: "This story is a grand epic of the kingdom of heavens, the struggle of fallen angels against their fate".
pp.02-52: Angel Sanctuary pictures (53)
p.53: flyleaf of the second part of the artbook
pp.54-74: characters, summaries, worlds
pp.75-78: explanations, lexicon of the A†S world
pp.79-88: titles pages (41)
p.89: flyleaf of the third part of the artbook: "Genesis"
pp.90-97: interview from Kaori Yuki (read here); first AS sketches; OVA design; list of her works, OVA and Drama CD (cf. download)
p.98: index of illustrations (with information about their first release)
p.99: postscript by Kaori Yuki
p.100 : table of contents
Pages 101/102 are the clear sheet at the beginning of the book.
Probable bootleg?! We found a small version of "Lost Angel", A5 sized (14,8 x 21 cm), 80 pages, containing some of the colour and black & white pages from the artbook "Lost Angel". Sold around 14 €.
Contents:• 7 colourful pictures of Angel Sanctuary
• 2 colourful pictures of Gravel Kingdom
• 9 colourful pictures of Count Cain
At the back of the postcards we can see chibi portraits from the characters of the three mangas displayed. The cards are true hard postcards held of their side and that one can pull out.
Also exists in German by Carlsen (~12 €). The print quality is not as good ad the original and colours are a bit more blue.
Contents:32 colourful pictures from Angel Sanctuary, no new one. They are true large hard postcards held on their top and removable. Their surface is rough like drawing paper.
This Chinese version is named "Lost Angel", but instead of merely containing the translation of the original Japanese book, the artbook is a mix of the two artbooks. The rendering of pictures is of poor quality, with too much contrast and too much vivid colours and slightly too dark. Moreover, towards the end drawings that aren't from Kaori Yuki have been added (fan arts and advertisements).
Contents:120 colourful pages from Angel Sanctuary coming from "Angel Cage" and "Lost Angel".
Presentation of the characters, worlds, different parts of the manga.
3 interviews from Kaori Yuki.
• The very first chapter of the series Ludwig Revolution: "Snow White (made in 1999), at the very end.
• A glossy cardboard shitajiki (20 x 14 cm) (front / back).
• A removable two-sides poster (42 x 28,5 cm) (front / back).
• A bookmark (6,5 x 18 cm).
The print quality is globally fine and colours are well reproduced. Sometimes pictures are a bit blurry because they've been enlarged to fill two pages. The cover is probably the prettiest part with a nice crumpled paper effect, glossy parts and corners with true metallic pieces.
This Chinese version is named "Angel Cage" but instead of being a mere translation of the Japanese artbook of the same name, there is no text at all and there are some illustrations from Yuki sensei's works subsequent to A†S: Fairy Cube (1), God Child (2) and Ludwig Revolution (1).
This postcard book is part of a collection of 10 postcards books. Would this one be a legal Chinese edition? It's not easy to find such information as we do not read Chinese... The book is sold in a blister pack with a little booklet presenting the whole collection:
Contents:32 colourful pictures of Angel Sanctuary. All the illustrations come from the artbook "Lost Angel" and not "Angelic Voice".
They are large cardboard postcards held together on the top that one can pull out. Their surface is smooth and shiny like photo paper. Colours are bright with deep contrast, printed on photo-like paper the overall look is very pleasant.