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Araki Joh, Kenji Nagatomo’s Bartender Manga Serves Up Brand-New Anime Project

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What’s shakin’ today? A brand-new anime project adapting Araki Joh and Kenji Nagatomo’s classic Bartender manga series, that’s what!


The announcement was made with the unveiling of the below illustration by Nagatomo; additional info about the anime, such as format, staff and release date, currently remain a secret.


Bartender illustration


The “BAR Katsu” project was also revealed as part of the announcement, which will reportedly work to spread the charm of bars and alcohol alongside the Bartender anime.



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An 11-episode TV anime adaptation of Bartender directed by Masaki Watanabe at Palm Studio was broadcast in Fall 2006. Shout! Factory and Anime Limited, who partnered to release the original anime digitally and physically in North America in 2020, describe the series as such:


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 Ryu 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: Comic Natalie



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