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Taiyou no Mokishiroku  
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Description
Japan is hit by a series of monumental natural disasters that leave the country fragmented and its people devastated. Follow the lives of its citizens as they deal with massive emigration to refugee camps on the Asian mainland and try to solve the political task of rebuilding their nation.

A Spirit of the Sun is also a retelling and melding of two well-known stories in Japan. The setting is directly lifted from the early '70s disaster science-fiction book and movie "Nippon Chinbotsu," (Japan Sinks) while many of the characters are allegorical to the key players in the Eastern classic "Sangokushi" (The Three Kingdoms). Sangokushi aficionados may discover greater entertainment by watching the characters in A Spirit of the Sun closely to spot these resemblances.

From Kaiji Kawaguchi, the author of Silent Service, Eagle and Zipang (as well as the artist for Confession).

A Spirit of The Sun received the 2006 Shogakukan Manga Award for the seinen/general category along with Rainbow by Masasumi Kakizaki and George Abe.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
太陽の黙示録
A Spirit of the Sun
Apocalypse of the Sun
Spirit of the Sun
Taiyo no Mokushiroku

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.22 by Mangascreener (2588d ago)
v.2 c.20-21 by Mangascreener (2743d ago)
v.3 c.19 by Mangascreener (2778d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (31 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 24th 2011, 1:54am PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher
Shogakukan (2003; 2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #806 increased(+438)
Monthly Pos #2299 increased(+441)
3 Month Pos #3956 increased(+401)
6 Month Pos #5421 increased(+310)

List Stats
On 131 reading lists
On 212 wish lists
On 16 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 64 custom lists

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
May 6th, 2007, 3:41pm
It's a lot more accessible than most of Kawaguchi's extremely nationalistic works. Though this is one too, there's more of a focus on human drama. Which makes it enjoyable for someone like me who's anything but patriotic or politically involved.
Still, it's an acquired taste as any. Very un-manga-like style and not the most playful series.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2007, 3:42pm
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Wow   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Cheesyhoboe
February 25th, 2007, 3:24pm
It's a really great survival story about what happens after Japan gets hit by a national disaster.. it's really powerful and touching, just read it. You won't regret it.
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