Once again, Kinokuniya taking my money. This appears to be the 2nd (of 3) "Tales of" 15th Anniversary books I've seen. If you missed the first book I covered (Tales of CHRONICLE), you can find that HERE. (Just scroll down.)
Cover Price: ¥2095
Kinokuniya's Price: $38.70
First, we start of with a fancy table of contents page:
(Why, yes. There is a bit of bias on who I chose to take pics of.) Each character generally has 2 pages worth of material:
But in Tales of Destiny, you share pages with other characters if you're not a swordian master like Woodrow up there.
You also share pages with characters if you're from a non-mothership Tales game:
... Or if you're Zelos and Kratos, you also share pages. LOL
Even Patty got 2 pages to herself. Not that I'm complaining, but that's gotta hurt Zelos and Kratos fans since you know there's a lot more art for those two than what was covered. LOL
Each character has a relationship chart right next to their SD art. Some charts small, some rather lengthy. Someone as active as Raven has a fairly large relationship chart:
The rest of the book is stuff like Character Ranking polls over the years (the ones you voted on in Tales Channel) as well as the usual interviews with the character designers, and messages/signatures from (select) seiyuu. The Tales of Chronicle book is more comprehensive in that regard, but this is the book to have for character art organized individually. It's still a good book even if there's no Xillia, but hey.. What can you do? I'm sure there will be a nice 20th anniversary book where they're in it.