A Spirit of the Sun
|A Spirit of the Sun|
Cover of A Spirit of the Sun volume 1
(Taiyō no Mokushiroku)
|Genre||drama, science fiction|
|Written by||Kaiji Kawaguchi|
|Original run||2003 – 2008|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masayuki Kojima|
|Written by||Tatsuhiko Urahata|
|Music by||Toshiyuki Honda|
|Original run||September 17, 2006 – September 18, 2006|
A Spirit of the Sun (Japanese: 太陽の黙示録 Hepburn: Taiyō no Mokushiroku, lit. "The Sun's Revelation") is a seinen manga written and illustrated by Kaiji Kawaguchi about a resourceful boy, Genichiro Ryu, as he survives a series of natural disasters and collapse of the economy in Japan set in the beginning of the 21st century. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic. In February 2009, Shogakukan has currently released seventeen bound volumes, with the first on May 30, 2003. A Spirit of The Sun received the 2006 Shogakukan Manga Award for the seinen/general category along with Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin by Masasumi Kakizaki and George Abe.
The series was adapted into a 2-episode anime by Madhouse Studios.
Directed by Masayuki Kojima and written by Tatsuhiko Urahata, Madhouse produced a 2-episode TV special adaptation of A Spirit of The Sun, which was shown on WOWOW on September 17, 2006 and September 18, 2006, respectively. The anime was licensed in Germany by OVA films, but never released there. Maiden Japan has licensed the anime in North America.
The ending theme of the anime is "The Power" by Kanon.
A Spirit of The Sun received the 2006 Shogakukan Manga Award for the seinen/general category. It also received the grand prize for the comic category at the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006.
- "Catalog: 太陽の黙示録 11 - 太陽の黙示録 群雄編 2" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- "Maiden Japan Licenses A Spirit of the Sun TV Anime Special". Anime News Network. February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "51st Shogakukan Manga Awards". Anime News Network. 2006-01-22. Archived from the original on 22 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- "10th Media Arts Plaza Awards". Anime News Network. 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- Official Madhouse Studios A Spirit of The Sun website (in Japanese)
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Official WOWOW A Spirit of The Sun website (in Japanese)
- A Spirit of the Sun (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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