The sun shall shine over Maiden Japan today.

Earlier today, Maiden Japan announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the A Spirit of the Sun (Taiyou no Mokushiroku) TV special. As of press time, no further details have been announced.

A Spirit of the Sun is a two-episode TV special, which is based on Kaiji Kawaguchi’s manga of the same name. The 2006 series was directed by Masayuki Kojima (Made in Abyss, Monster) at Madhouse, with Takashi Saijo (Angel Heart, Go-Q-Choji Ikkiman) providing character designs. Tatsuhiko Urahata (GATE, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) wrote the project’s screenplay.

The title originally aired on WOWOW.

Maiden Japan describes A Spirit of the Sun as:

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.

Source: Maiden Japan (Press Release)