A Spirit of The Sun (Japanese: 太陽の黙示録, Hepburn: Taiyou no Mokushiroku) 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.
1 Anime 2 Reception 3 References 4 External links
Anime Directed by Masayuki Kojima, 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. Reception 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. References
^ "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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Works of Madhouse
Masao Maruyama Osamu Dezaki Rintaro Yoshiaki Kawajiri
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981) Natsu e no Tobira (1981) Haguregumo (1982) Harmagedon (1983) Unico in the Island of Magic (1983) Barefoot Gen (1983) Lensman (1984) The Dagger of Kamui (1985) Barefoot Gen 2 (1986) Phoenix: Ho-ō (1986) Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger (1986) Wicked City (1987) Neo Tokyo (1987) Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987) Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (1988)
A Wind Named Amnesia (1990) Urusei Yatsura: Always, My Darling (1991) Ninja Scroll (1993) Anne no Nikki (1995) Memories (segment Stink Bomb) (1995) Yawara! Special - Zutto Kimi no Koto ga (1996) X (1996) Perfect Blue (1997) Clover (1999) Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000) Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) Metropolis (2001) Millennium Actress (2001) Di Gi Charat - A Trip to the Planet (2001) WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road (2003) Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003) Tokyo Godfathers (2003) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Paprika (2006) Cinnamon the Movie (2007) Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) Piano no Mori (2007) Hells (2008) Summer Wars (2009) Mai Mai Miracle (2009) Redline (2009) Yona Yona Penguin (2009)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010) The Tibetan Dog (2011) The Princess and the Pilot (2011) Wolf Children (2012) Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013) Death Billiards (2013) Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission (2013) No Game No Life: Zero (2017) Kimi no Koe o Todoketai (2017)
Nobody's Boy: Remi (1977–1978) Treasure Island (1978–1979) Galactic Patrol Lensman (1984–1985) Yawara! (1989–1992) DNA² (1994) Azuki-chan (1995–1998) Trigun (1998) Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000) Master Keaton (1998–2000) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden (1998–1999) Super Doll Licca-chan (1998–1999) Pet Shop of Horrors (1999) Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (1999) Di Gi Charat (1999–2001) Reign: The Conqueror (1999) Magic User's Club (1999) Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden V (1999–2000)
Boogiepop Phantom (2000) Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000) Hidamari no Ki (2000) Sakura Wars (2000) Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (2000–2002) Beyblade (2001) Galaxy Angel (2001–2004) Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars (2001) Chance Pop Session (2001) Magical Meow Meow Taruto (2001) X (2001–2002) Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution (2002) Chobits (2002) Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002) Pita-Ten (2002) Dragon Drive (2002–2003) Hanada Shōnen Shi (2002–2003) Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (2002) Rizelmine (2002) Mirage of Blaze (2002) Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003) Texhnolyze (2003) Gungrave (2003–2004) Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004) Uninhabited Planet Survive! (2003–2004) Di Gi Charat Nyo! (2003–2004) Gokusen (2004) Jubei-chan: The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu (2004) Paranoia Agent (2004) Tenjho Tenge (2004) Monster (2004–2005) BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005) Sweet Valerian (2004) Strawberry 100% (2005) Akagi (2005–2006) Paradise Kiss (2005) Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (2005)
Kiba (2006–2007) Strawberry Panic! (2006) NANA (2006–2007) The Story of Saiunkoku (2006–2008) Black Lagoon (2006) Yume Tsukai (2006) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin (2006–2007) Kemonozume (2006) A Spirit of the Sun (2006) Death Note (2006–2007) Tokyo Tribe 2 (2006–2007) Claymore (2007) Oh! Edo Rocket (2007) Princess Resurrection (2007) Dennō Coil (2007) Devil May Cry (2007) Shigurui (2007) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji (2007–2008) Neuro: Supernatural Detective (2007–2008) Mokke (2007–2008) MapleStory (2007–2008) Ani*Kuri15 (animated sequence) (2007–2008) Chi's Sweet Home (2008–2009) Allison & Lillia (2008) Kamen no Maid Guy (2008) Top Secret ~The Revelation~ (2008) Kaiba (2008) Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008) Casshern Sins (2008–2009) Kurozuka (2008) Mōryō no Hako (2008) One Outs (2008–2009) Stitch! (2008–2010) Chaos;Head (2008) Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009) Rideback (2009) Sōten Kōro (2009) Needless (2009) Kobato (2009–2010) Aoi Bungaku (2009)
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin (2010) The Tatami Galaxy (2010) Highschool of the Dead (2010) Marvel Anime (2010–2011) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (2011) Hunter × Hunter (2011–2014) Chihayafuru (2011–2013) The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (2012) Btooom! (2012) Photo Kano (2013) Sunday Without God (2013) Hajime no Ippo: Rising (2013–2014) Ace of Diamond (2013–2016) Magical Warfare (2014) The Irregular at Magic High School (2014) No Game No Life (2014) Hanayamata (2014) Parasyte -the maxim- (2014–2015) Death Parade (2015) My Love Story!! (2015) Overlord (2015–present) One-Punch Man (2015) Prince of Stride: Alternative (2016) Alderamin on the Sky (2016) All Out!! (2016–2017) ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017) A Place Further than the Universe (2018) Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2018) Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (2018) Boogiepop and Others (2018)
Wounded Man (1986–1988) Phoenix: Yamato / Space (1987) Bride of Deimos (1988) Demon City Shinjuku (1988) Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988–1989) The Enemy's the Pirates! (1989) (episodes 1 and 2) Goku Midnight Eye (1989)
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990–1991) Record of Lodoss War (1990–1991) Devil Hunter Yohko (1990–1995) Doomed Megalopolis (1991–1992) Yawara! Soreyuke Koshinuke Kizzu (1992) Tokyo Babylon (1992–1994) Zetsuai 1989 (1992, 1994) Battle Angel (1993) Mermaid's Scar (1993) The Cockpit (segment Slipstream) (1993) Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals (1994) Phantom Quest Corp. (1994–1995) Clamp in Wonderland (1994, 2007) Spirit Warrior (1994) Bio Hunter (1995) Birdy the Mighty (1996–1997) Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997–1998) Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey (2002–2003) Trava: Fist Planet (2003) The Animatrix (animated sequence) (2003) Hajime no Ippo: Mashiba vs. Kimura (2003) Lament of the Lamb (2003–2004) Aquarian Age: The Movie (2003) Di Gi Charat Theater - Leave it to Piyoko! (2003) Tsuki no Waltz (2004) Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin (2005) Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (2005) Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007) Batman: Gotham Knight (animated sequence) (2008) Hellsing Ultimate V-VII (2008–2009)
Supernatural: The Anime Series (2011) Arata-naru Sekai (2012) Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Earnest Evans (1991) Wild Arms (1996) Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (2010) Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP OP (2012) Persona 4 Golden OP (2012) Persona 4 Arena OP (2012) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (2014)
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Shogakukan Manga Award – General
Būtan by Noboru Baba (1955) Oyama no Kaba-chan by Eijo Ishida (1956) Manga Seminar on Biology and Biiko-chan by Osamu Tezuka (1957) Little Black Sambo and Shiawase no Ōji by Tarō Senba (1958) Korisu no Pokko by Jirō Ōta and Bonko-chan and Fuichin-san by Toshiko Ueda (1959)
Science-kun no Sekai Ryokō by Reiji Aki (1961) Susume Roboketto and Tebukuro Tecchan by Fujiko Fujio (1962) Fight Sensei and Stop! Nii-chan by Hisashi Sekitani (1963) Osomatsu-kun by Fujio Akatsuka (1964) Paki-chan to Ganta by Kazuo Maekawa (1965) Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae by Shotaro Ishinomori (1967) Animal 1 and Inakappe Taishō by Noboru Kawasaki (1968) Fire! by Hideko Mizuno (1969)
Glass no Shiro by Masako Watanabe and Gag Ojisan and Oya Baka Tengoku by Ryuzan Aki (1970) Hana Ichimonme by Shinji Nagashima and Minashigo Hutch by Tatsuo Yoshida (1971) Tōchan no Kawaii Oyome-san and Hashire! Boro by Hiroshi Asuna (1972) Otoko Doahō Kōshien and Deba to Batto by Shinji Mizushima (1973) The Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu (1974) Golgo 13 by Takao Saito (1975) Abu-san by Shinji Mizushima (1976) Notari Matsutarō by Tetsuya Chiba (1977) Haguregumo by George Akiyama (1978) Tosa no Ippon Tsuri by Yūsuke Aoyagi (1979)
Hakatakko Junjō and Gangaragan by Hōsei Hasegawa and Jarinko Chie by Etsumi Haruki (1980) Sunset on Third Street by Ryōhei Saigan (1981) Tsuribaka Nisshi by Jūzō Yamasaki and Ken'ichi Kitami (1982) Hidamari no Ki by Osamu Tezuka (1983) Human Crossing by Masao Yajima and Kenshi Hirokane (1984) Bokkemon by Takashi Iwashige (1985) Oishinbo by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki (1986) Hotel and Manga Nihon Keizai Nyumon by Shotaro Ishinomori (1987) Genji Monogatari by Miyako Maki (1988) Yawara! by Naoki Urasawa (1989)
F by Noboru Rokuda (1990) Kazoku no Shokutaku and Asunaro Hakusho by Fumi Saimon (1991) Okami-san by Ichimaru and Miyamoto kara Kimi e by Hideki Arai (1992) Kaze no Daichi by Nobuhiro Sakata and Eiji Kazama (1993) Bokkō by Hideki Mori (1994) Ron by Motoka Murakami and Gallery Fake and Tarō by Fujihiko Hosono (1995) Gekka no Kishi by Junichi Nōjō (1996) Azumi by Yū Koyama (1997) Aji Ichi Monme by Zenta Abe and Yoshimi Kurata (1998)
Monster by Naoki Urasawa (2000) Heat by Buronson and Ryoichi Ikegami (2001) 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa (2002) Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo by Takatoshi Yamada (2003) Team Medical Dragon by Tarō Nogizaka and Akira Nagai (2004) A Spirit of the Sun by Kaiji Kawaguchi and Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin by George Abe and Masasumi Kakizaki (2005) Bengoshi no Kuzu by Hideo Iura (2006) Bambino! by Tetsuji Sekiya and Kurosagi by Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru (2007) Gaku: Minna no Yama by Shin'ichi Ishizuka (2008) Shinya Shokudō by Yarō Abe (2009)
Ushijima the Loan Shark by Manabe Shōhei and Space Brothers by Chūya Koyama (2010) Kids on the Slope by Yūki Kodama (2011) I Am a Hero by Kengo Hanazawa (2012) Mogura no Uta by Noboru Takahashi (2013) Asahinagu by Ai Kozaki and Aoi Honō by Kazuhiko Shimamoto (2014) Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida and Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto (2015) Blue Giant by Shinichi Ishizuka and Jūhan Shuttai! by Naoko Matsuda (2016) After the Rain by Jun Mayuzuki and Kūbo Ibuki by Kaiji Kawaguchi (2017)
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