| Kaiji Kawaguchi|
2003 – 2008
| A Spirit of the Sun (2006)|
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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.
A Spirit of the Sun Wikipedia
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.
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.