The manga launches on Thursday
Manga creator Tadashi Agi announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday that Kami no Shizuku deuxième (Drops of God Second), a new sequel to their Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga, will only have two volumes.
© Tadashi Agi, Shū Okimoto, Kodansha
The manga will launch in issue 43 of Kodansha’s Morning magazine on Thursday. The story is set after the final confrontation between Shizuku and Tomine, as Shizuku is now traveling around the world and arrives in Paris and meets a girl with a sharp nose.
©Tadashi Agi, Shū Okimoto, Kodansha, Kodansha Publishing USA, Comixology
Siblings Shin and Yuko Kibayashi — under the pen name Tadashi Agi — launched The Drops of God manga with artist Okimoto in Kodansha’s Morning magazine in 2004. A live-action series based on the manga aired in Japan in 2004. 2009. This first manga series ended in June 2014, and the 44th and final volume was published in July 2014. Comixology and Kodansha USA Publishing released the manga in English under digital form.
The story of the series revolves around a young man whose father, a famous Japanese wine critic, passed away. When he visits his father’s mansion to claim his inheritance, he learns that his father has adopted another man and the two must compete to identify 13 wines in order to win the inheritance: one Huge wealth in the form of a wine collection.
The “final” (at the time) series, titled Marriage: Kami no Shizuku Saishūshō (God’s Drop: Mariage), debuted in May 2015 and ended in October 2020. Kodansha U.S. Publishing is releasing Drops of God: Mariage digitally in English. The entire franchise has more than 5 million copies in circulation worldwide.
During its publication run, the manga famously boosted sales of the wines featured in the story. French wine magazine La Revue du vin de France recognized this comic and awarded it the magazine’s highest award in 2010. The New York Times also featured this comic in its Dining section. and Wine in 2008.
The manga inspired a multilingual, internationally co-produced live-action television series that premiered on Apple TV+ on April 21. The series began streaming on Hulu in Japan Released on September 15.
Source: Tadashi Agi’s Twitter account