Does this book contain a bunch of previously unseen work? Or is it more a collection of other stuff that's been released over time in various places? I'm very interested in getting it, just not sure how worth it it is if a lot of it is already out there...
This book is a collection of black-and-white pre-production sketches. Many of them have previously appeared in the books Shin Seiki Evangelion Settei Shiryoushuu
, Shin Seiki Evangelion Settei Shiryoushuu For “Eva” Maniacs
, and Neon Genesis Evangelion Newtype 100% Collection
. So if you already have those books, you'll have seen many of these pictures before (this new book has the images in a larger size than the Neon Genesis Evangelion Newtype 100% Collection
, though). But if you don't already have those books, and you're interested in pre-production sketches, then this is a really nice book to get. The English version is good quality too, except for the misleading title... this book contains pre-production art, not
If you would like further details, I reviewed the Japanese version of the book a few years ago, plus I recently edited the review to add some information about the English version. Here's a link to the review: https://literaryeagle.tumblr.com/post/126400433009/for-my-thirty-fourth-evangelion-book-review-here
I hope that helps.