I've got the Angelic layer DVD set and was thoroughly entertained and impressed.I've recorded the intro and outro,both sound track and animation.It's an excellent series with some brilliant sequences and scenes.At the time,I watched in English and found no fault.I will now re watch in Japanese,just to compare.......and to enjoy again,of course.
So,for me,when I saw the omnibus 1st volume I was soooo taken with the colour inserts that I determined there and then to buy the book but because I'd just bought the 3rd omnibus volume of Genshiken,I had to try and get a discounted one.Luckily enough,I found one on Amazon for just under half price.....,sweet.It was very rewarding to absorb the still pictures in my own time as against the flow of the animation.I realise I can pause and stuff,but the book does come into it's own here.Of COURSE I've scanned most of the colour panels and wanted to scan a lot of the regular pages too,but stopped myself.Hikaru was a computer wallpaper for a while.This was actually my first contact with Clamp although I didn't know it at the time.OBVIOUSLY I've since watched and read Cardcaptor Sakura and find Clamp's masterly abilities up there with the best.One of the surprising things in the series is the way Tamayo greets Kotaro with her trademark judo grip.this makes for some very funny,not to be missed,artwork.I even noticed that they drew an old fashioned 'bead close' purse for Misaki...,yeah,I remember those.Another surprise is when Misaki met Hatoko,She wraps Misaki's naked 'angel' in her handkerchief,with a bow too !! SOO cute.
For me,page 48 was the most amazing in the book,where Misaki names Hikaru and she slowly wakes up.....,raggedy hair and all,Fantastic !
Do I recommend it......? OF COURSE I DO !! buy it now...,or else....!!