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A Spirit of The Sun (special)

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Alternative title:
Taiyo no Mokushiroku (Japanese)
太陽の黙示録 (Japanese)
Themes: politics
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: On August 10 2002, the eruption of Mount Fuji, as well as a series of large-scale earthquakes and tsunamis, inflicts tremendous damage to Japan, sending the country into a state of emergency. Furthermore, another massive earthquake hits Japan on August 15, splitting the country into two. While Japanese refugees are taken in by various countries, the Japanese government accepts aid from China and the United States, which eventually causes China to govern the North, and the USA to govern the South. 15 years later, Japanese refugees residing in Taiwan and native Taiwanese citizens find themselves clashing with one another, due to job competition and the unimproved conditions of the Japanese refugees. Genichiro Ryu is a survivor of the catastrophic events that took place in Japan, but was raised in Taiwan by a couple who adopted him. He gets himself involved in the situation between the Taiwanese and the Japanese, hoping that the two parties will be able to coexist with one another.
User Ratings: 55 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Very good: 11 votes (sub:6, raw:2, dub:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 9 votes (sub:9)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 83 users, rank: #5260 (of 9103)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.164 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8661, rank: #2858 (of 9210)
Weighted mean: 7.324 (Good+), rank: #2157 (of 9210) (seen all: 7.37 / seen some: 8.00 / won't finish: 4.14)
Bayesian estimate: 7.355 (Good+), rank: #1807 (of 6952)
Running time: 77 minutes
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 2006-09-17 to 2006-09-18
Ending Theme:
"The Power" by Kanon
Official website:
太陽の黙示録 (Japanese)
Press Release:
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masayuki Kojima
Screenplay: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Koujirou Tsuruoka (ep 1)
Masayuki Kojima (eps 1-2)
Ryosuke Nakamura (ep 1)
Taro Matsudo (ep 1)
Toru Takahashi (ep 2)
Episode Director: Rokou Ogiwara (ep 2)
Original creator: Kaiji Kawaguchi
Character Design: Takashi Saijo
Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani
Chief Animation Director: Takashi Saijo
Animation Director: Gi Du Kim (ep 2)
Sound Director: Youji Shimizu
Executive producer:
Fumio Ueda (Shogakukan)
Jungo Maruta (Madhouse)
Masahiro Fukushima (Tohokushinsha)
Nobuhiro Mizuno (WOWOW)
Takuo Minegishi (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Hiroyuki Kitaura (WOWOW)
Osamu Hosokawa (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Reiko Takano (Tohokushinsha)
Toyohiko Okuyama (Shogakukan)

Color Check: Hong Li Xu (eps 1-2)
Color design: Satoko Kimura
Key Animation:
Jin Hee Song (ep 2)
Min Sun Kim (ep 2)
Production Committee: Junrou Minezaki (WOWOW)
Publicity: Tatsuya Wada (WOWOW)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Theme Song Performance: Kanon (ED)
Yoji Matsuda as Genichirou Ryuu

Rikiya Koyama as Chan
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ryoutarou Hata

Akio Ohtsuka as Yang
Jin Yamanoi as You
Masafumi Kimura as Dansei
Masaru Ikeda as Shinsuke Ishikura
Miru Hitotsuyanagi as Cai Qing Ling
Naoya Uchida as Gorou Sakamaki
Sachiko Kojima as Chen Li Chun
Shoutarou Ookubo as Genichirou Ryuu (young)
Shunsuke Sakuya as Kurofuji
Takashi Inagaki as Takuma Ryuu
Tamie Kubota as Shu Qin
Toru Ohkawa as Takashi Ryuu
Umeji Sasaki as Ozu
Yasuyoshi Hara as Ikuo Jimichi
Yukari Nozawa as Mrs Xia
Yurika Hino as Natsue Ryuu
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Animation Production Cooperation: Tama Production
Background Scan: Scan-ya
Atelier BWCA (ep 2)
DR Movie (ep 2)
Kaieisha (eps 1-2)
Kusanagi (eps 1-2)
Moon Flower (eps 1-2)
Studio Daiyo (eps 1-2)
Studio Homare (ep 2)
Finish Animation:
DR Busan (ep 1)
Studio Malvine (ep 2)
HD Editing: Q-Tec
In-Between Animation:
DR Busan (eps 1-2)
Golden Bell (eps 1-2)
Hanjin Animation (ep 1)
Studio Elle (eps 1-2)
Studio Malvine (eps 1-2)
Studio Wood (ep 1)
T. Nishimura (ep 1)
Yumeta Company (ep 2)
Recording Studio: Omnibus Japan
Sound Effects: Sound Box
English staff
English cast
Director: John Swasey
Project Translator: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer:
Matt Greenfield
Toru Iwakami

Audio Engineer: Patrick Marrero
Disc Authoring: Joel McCray
Menu Design: Crista Faith Castro
Mixing: Bryan Leach
Packaging Design: Crista Faith Castro
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production manager: Son Phan Le
Subtitling: Nathan Lopez
Supervising Translator: Jennifer Challenger
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
Adam Gibbs as Genichiro

Avery Smithhart as Li-Jun (ep 2)
David Wald as Goro (ep 1)
Jason Douglas as Zhang
John Gremillion as Jimichi
Josh Morrison as Ozu
Shelley Calene-Black as Cai Qing-Ling (ep 2)

Adam Noble as Yee (ep 2)
Blake Shepard as Miyamoto (ep 2)
Brittney Karbowski as Yao (ep 1)
Bryson Baugus as Chen Chun
Carli Mosier as Xia Tai-Tai
Christopher Patton as Takashi (ep 1)
Courtland Johnson as Jing Ming
David Matranga as
Kurofuji (ep 2)
Natsuki (ep 1)
George Manley as Ishikura (ep 1)
Greg Cote as
Huang (ep 1)
Security Minister (ep 2)
Houston Hayes as Hong (ep 2)
James Belcher as Takuma (ep 1)
Jay Hickman as Yang
Joanne Bonasso as Shu Qin
John Swasey as Takanashi (ep 1)
Luci Christian as Natsue (ep 1)
Mark X Laskowski as
Bureaucrat (ep 1)
Murakoshi (ep 2)
Marty Fleck as Chairman (ep 1)
Mike Haimoto as Zhou
Patricia Duran as Mio (ep 1)
Philip Hays as Qin's Husband
Rob Mungle as Morimura (ep 1)
Scott Gibbs as Sakuma (ep 2)
Shelley Calene-Black as Tami (ep 1)
Ty Mahany as Yui

Bryson Baugus (ep 2)
Heath Morrow (ep 2)
John Swasey (ep 2)
Philip Hays (ep 2)
English companies
Distributor: Section23 Films
Internet Streaming: HIDIVE
Licensed by: Maiden Japan
German staff
German companies
Distributor: OVA Films
German cast

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