Bartender: Glass of God just released its first full trailer.
As detailed on Crunchyroll, Bartender: Glass of God is the latest adaptation of Araki Joh and Kenji Nagatomo’s seinen drama manga, Bartender. Studio Liber, which produces the anime, has released new key art and a full trailer highlighting the series’ hero, Ryo Sasakura, a famous bartender with an exceptional talent for mixing mixed drinks. In addition to the new promotional materials, Liber also announced the names of six new actors. Bartender: Glass of God is scheduled to premiere in April 2024, with episodes streaming on Crunchyroll as they launch in Japan.
Takuma Terashima (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime) will play Ryo Sasakura, Yoshino Nanjo (A Some Scientific Railgun) and Haruka Shiraishi (Golden Kamuy) will play Miwa Kurushima and Yukari Huguchi respectively. Eriko Matsui (Pokémon Horizons, Pokemon: Paldean Winds) has been cast as Kyoko Kawakami. Ryoko Shiraishi and Makoto Furukawa will take on the roles of Yury Kinjo and Kelvin Chen. Ryoichi Kuraya (Ai Tenchi Muyo!) is directing the anime and Mariko Kunisawa is in charge of the series.
Written by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo, Bartender revolves around the aforementioned cocktail-making prodigy as he tries to make his establishment, Eden Hall, one of the most famous establishments in his country. Although Ryo is a master at his craft, his unique personality sometimes displeases customers who are used to a more professional experience. Among these is Miyu Kurushima, the Kamishima worker who cared for Ryo after he fell ill while at work. After tasting one of his cocktails, Kurushima is amazed by Sasakura’s talent and helps him spread the word about Eden Hall.
After launching in 2004 in Shueisha’s Super Jump magazine, the Bartender manga achieved modest success, leading to the publication of spin-off series titled Bartender a’ Paris, Bartender a’ Tokyo and Bartender 6stp. These works were written by Joh but featured illustrations by Osamu Kajisa. Palm Studio produced an 11-episode series based on the first manga that aired from October 2006 to December 2006. Masaki Watanabe (Battle Spirits, Bakumatsu) directed the anime, while Yasuhiro Imagawa (Mobile Fighter G Gundunda, Seven of Seven) wrote the script. Takahiro Mizushima (Assassination Classroom) takes on the role of Ryo Sasakura. TV Asahi also aired a live-action film adaptation starring Masaki Aiba as Ryo Sasakura and Shihori Kanjiya as Miwa Kurushima.
Bartender: Glass of God is scheduled to release in April 2024. The first anime adaptation of Bartender is available on Crunchyroll.