The Japanese manga Bartender, written by Araki Joh, is set to be adapted into an anime series titled “Bartender God’s Glass”. The official release is scheduled for April 2024, and a key visual has been shared on the official website, featuring the protagonist, bartender Sasakura Ryu, pouring a cocktail.
This will be the second anime adaptation of the manga series. The first anime adaptation was release 18 years ago. The story revolves around Ryū Sasakura, a talented bartender known for mixing the best cocktails. He uses his skills to comfort and soothe the souls of his troubled patrons.
Studio Liber, known for their work on Cue! and A3! SEASON SPRING & SUMMER, will be handling the animation for the series.
The staff includes director Ryouichi Kuratani, who has worked on the “Tsugumomo” series and “Isekai Nonbiri Nouka” (Farming Life in Another World). Mari Kounosuke, responsible for series composition in “Honzuki no Gekokujou” (Ascendance of a Bookworm), “Housekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei” (The Case Files of Jeweler Richard), and “Orient”, will also contribute to the series composition.
Character design will be managed by Youichi Ueda, who has held roles as character designer and chief animation director for “Tenkuu Shinpan” (High-Rise Invasion), “GANGSTA.”, and “Bokura no Yoake” (Our Dawn).
The manga was first serialized in Shueisha’s Japanese Seinen magazine Super Jump from 2004 to 2011 and was later compiled into twenty-one tankōbon volumes. Bartender was adapted into an anime television series in 2006, airing on Fuji Television, and a Japanese television drama in 2011 on TV Asahi. Three spin-off manga (Bartender à Paris, Bartender à Tokyo, and Bartender 6stp) were serialized in Grand Jump and Grand Jump Premium between 2012 and 2019. The series has sold over 2.8 million copies in Japan.
Source: Official Website