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Maiden Japan Licenses A Spirit of The Sun TV Anime Special

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
2-part special aired in 2006

Section23 Films label Maiden Japan announced on Monday that it has licensed the two-part television anime special adaptation of Kaiji Kawaguchi's A Spirit of The Sun (Taiyou no Mokushiroku) manga.

Maiden Japan describes the film's story:

When Japan is hit by the twin disasters of the eruption of Mt. Fuji and a massive earthquake, the island nation gets literally shattered and torn in two. With millions dead and the life-sustaining national infrastructure destroyed, mass evacuation of much of the country's population was the only alternative. Now the Japanese refugees living in Taiwan find themselves in conflict with the native citizens. There's not enough work, the living conditions are terrible, and what remains of Japan is occupied by China in the north and the U.S. in the south. Genichiro Ryu is just one of the survivors, but having been adopted by Taiwanese parents, he has a foot in both worlds and seeks to find a way to bring peace between the conflicting sides in A Spirit of The Sun.

The two-part special debuted on the channel WOWOW in 2006. Masayuki Kojima (Made in Abyss, Monster, Black Bullet) directed the special at Madhouse.

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