Bartender: Glass of God Premieres April 2024, Reveals Teaser Visual

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© Araki Joh, Kenji Nagatomo/​Shueisha, Bar hoppers

The production team for the new Bartender anime adaptation revealed that the project will be a TV anime series that will premiere in April 2024. A teaser visual of the main protagonist, Ryuu Sasakura, was also released. It shows Ryuu making a cocktail drink to serve. 

The anime series is titled Bartender: Glass of God in English and will be streamed on Crunchyroll as it airs in Japan. It will be available to stream in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). 

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© Araki Joh, Kenji Nagatomo/​Shueisha, Bar hoppers

The main production staff for the series includes Ryouichi Kuraya (Farming Life in Another World) as director, Mariko Kunisawa (Orient season two) as series screenwriter, and Youichi Ueda (High-Rise Invasion) as character designer and chief animation director. Liber is handling the animation production for the anime. 

A new character design visual of Ryuu by Ueda was also released on the production team’s Twitter account. 

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© Araki Joh, Kenji Nagatomo/​Shueisha, Bar hoppers

The original Bartender manga by Araki Joh ran in Shueisha’s Super Jump and Grand Jump magazine from December 2004 to February 2012. Twenty-one tankoubon volumes were released in total. The manga series was later followed up by Bartender à Paris in 2012, Bartender à Tokyo in 2013, and Bartender 6stp in 2016. The latter three series were illustrated by Osamu Kajisa.

The manga previously inspired a 2006 anime series that ran for 11 episodes and a 2011 TV drama. The anime was produced by PALM COMPANY and directed by Masaki Watanabe (Battle Spirits: Mirage).

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© Araki Joh, Kenji Nagatomo/​Shueisha, Bar hoppers

Shout! Factory and Anime Limited released the 2006 anime digitally and physically in North America in 2020. Both companies describes the anime series as:

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.

Source: Bartender Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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