Bartender: Glass of God Releases Character & Cocktail Visual for Kuzuhara

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A new character and cocktail visual has been released for the upcoming Bartender: Glass of God anime series, highlighting the additional character Kuzuhara (voiced by Naoya Uchida) and a Manhattan. The anime is scheduled to premiere in April 2024. 

The visual lists the ingredients for a Manhattan cocktail as including three quarters of rye whiskey, one quarter of sweet vermouth, and one dash of aromatic bitters. 

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Ryouichi Kuraya (Farming Life in Another World) is directing the anime, with Mariko Kunisawa (Orient Season 2) as series screenwriter, and Youichi Ueda (High-Rise Invasion) as character designer and chief animation director. Liber is in charge of the animation production. 

Meanwhile, the anime’s voice cast includes: 

  • • Takuma Terashima as Ryuu Sasakura
  • • Yoshino Nanjou as Miwa Kurushima
  • • Haruka Shiraishi as Yukari Higuchi
  • • Eriko Matsui as Kyouko Kawakami
  • • Ryouko Shiraishi as Yuri Kinjou
  • • Makoto Furukawa as Calvin Chen

The anime is based on the original Bartender manga series, written by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Super Jump and Grand Jump magazines from May 2004 to February 2011. Twenty-one tankoubon volumes were released in total as of February 2012.  

The manga inspired several follow-up titles such as Bartender à Paris in 2012, Bartender à Tokyo in 2013, and Bartender 6stp in 2016. All three series were illustrated by Osamu Kajisa

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The manga was previously adapted into a 2006 anime series and a 2011 TV drama. Shout! Factory and Anime Limited released the 2006 anime digitally and physically in North America in 2020. 

Crunchyroll is streaming the 2024 anime series, with Prime Video describing the synopsis of the 2006 series as:

At the Eden Hall bar, genius bartender Ryu Sasakura serves divine drinks and helps out his customers with whatever troubles they have.

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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