This artbook is GORGEOUS! Yu Watase is such a talented artist and storyteller, it's so great to just have all the art from my favorite manga series in one book. The colors are crisp and bold, and the printing, binding, and layout are very high-quality and professional. The incredible detail of the artwork and great story make Ceres, in my opinion, better than Fushigi Yugi. I think Watase have improved a lot in the presentation of her characters, and the artwork looks much more mature and detailed.
This artbook also includes character descriptions, legend summaries, manga summaries, maps, plot descriptions, as well as an incredibly enriching interview with Watase herself. This interview is really good. She gives very insightful information about the creation and production of this great series. She talks about the messages she wanted to convey through Ayashi no Ceres, and her own thoughts and feelings about it. Reading this interview really lets you see how mature, creative, and passionate she is (how many other manga writers/artists chat with the readers DURING the book?).
So, in other words, if you like her types of drawings, GET THIS ARTBOOK. It's so worth it. Full color pages, every single published and unpublished drawing from Ayashi no Ceres by Watase. You'll marvel at how beautiful and genuine the art is. This artbook is incredible.