Looking for a chill anime with cocktails and a caring bartender? Check out Bartender: Glass of God. It’s a relaxed, soothing watch that values storytelling over action. Here’s what we know about this upcoming anime so far.
Araki Joh’s well-loved 2004-2011 manga, Bartender, is no stranger to the small screen. Moreover, it was initially adapted into a highly praised anime in 2006 and later into a TV drama in 2011.
Excitingly, after a 17-year break, fans can rejoice as the slice of life anime is making a comeback with a sequel titled Bartender: Glass of God. This new series brings back the skilled bartender Ryu Sasakura and his delectable cocktails, promising to continue the story for eager audiences.
Adding the perfect finishing touch, Suntory Holdings Limited, a venerable Japanese liquor company with a rich century-long legacy, is joining forces with the production team. How cool is that? They aim to bring authenticity to the series by ensuring the impeccably crafted and true-to-life representation of drinks featured in Bartender: Glass of God. Get ready for a genuine and immersive experience as Suntory’s expertise blends seamlessly with the world of anime!
On September 19, 2023, Studio Liber treated fans to the official trailer for Bartender: Glass of God. The preview showcased the series’ central character, Sasakura Ryo. Moreover, It took viewers back to the enigmatic Eden Hall, where unforgettable cocktails set the stage for the acclaimed storyline.
Bartender: Glass of God Premiere Date
Get ready for a treat! The anime adaptation, Bartender: Glass of God, is set to make its debut in April 2024. Fans can catch all the excitement on Crunchyroll, which has secured the licensing rights for streaming the series. Mark your calendars for this anticipated return of Ryu Sasakura and his delightful concoctions!
Studio Liber is producing Bartender: Glass of God which will be directed by Ryoichi Kuraya. Mariko Kunisawa handles the series composition, and Yōichi Ueda is the character designer and chief animation director. This talented team aims to bring a captivating story and visually appealing animation to the anime.
- Takuma Terashima as Ryū Sasakura
- Yoshino Nanjō as Miwa Kurushima
- Eriko Matsui as Kyо̄ko Kawakami
- Haruka Shiraishi as Yukari Higuchi
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Yuri Kinjо̄
- Makoto Furukawa as Kelvin Chen
Shout! Factory and Anime Limited launched the 2006 anime in North America in 2020, making it available digitally and physically. The anime is described by both companies as follows:
Situated in the Ginza district of Tokyo is the Eden Hall, a quiet bar that few people manage to come across. It is run by the legendary bartender Ryuu Sasakura, a genius at mixing the right drink for the right customer. Throughout his period at Eden Hall, customers from all walks of life, carrying all sorts of burdens, arrive for a godly glass at the Hall and a kind word with Ryu, both of which assist in clearing their problems up and reviving them for another go at life.
Bartender: Glass Of God Manga
Araki Joh’s original Bartender manga captivated readers in Shueisha’s Super Jump and Grand Jump magazine from December 2004 to February 2012. The series, spanning twenty-one tankoubon volumes, became a cultural phenomenon. Building on this success, three subsequent series emerged: Bartender à Paris in 2012, Bartender à Tokyo in 2013, and Bartender 6stp in 2016, each brought to life through the artistic vision of Osamu Kajisa.
The manga’s impact extended beyond the printed page, inspiring a 2006 anime series consisting of 11 episodes and a 2011 TV drama. Moreover, PALM COMPANY led the anime’s production, under the direction of Masaki Watanabe, known for his work on Battle Spirits: Mirage.
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“Bartender” unfolds the nightlife saga of Ryū Sasakura, a prodigious bartender celebrated for crafting cocktails deemed the best anyone has ever tasted.