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Breaking Down the Deets with Bartender’s 15th Anniversary Collection

13 Oct

Shout! Factory & Anime Limited

Release Date:
Jan 19, 2021

It’s hard to believe that “Bartender” Ryū Sasakura will soon be 15 years old. Well, the anime that is. This anthology series became quite the cult hit back in the day and its eloquence is in how the people feel transformed after having a drink made by this gentleman. He adds more than zest of being that sympathetic ear to those customers who have come here to soothe their aches and pains of something traumatic which recently occurred in their life.

This series is set to make its North American Blu-ray debut early next year and the bonus material is enough to whet anyone’s appetite. Although the manga has featured many more drinks than the eleven episode series, newcomers have ways to enjoy this celebratory set. Nine of the best recipes Sasakura-san crafted is part of this special package. It’s anyone’s guess on what they are, and this release will be worth picking up to find out!

Plot Summary

Every drink has a story, and every story has a drink to accompany it. Hidden in the Ginza district’s back alleys in Tokyo, we find Eden Hall, an intimate bar run by Ryū Sasakura, the bartender prodigy known to mix the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. However, not anyone can find Eden Hall, but it must find you!

Anime series BARTENDER, based on the best-selling Japanese manga of the same name by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo is a charming and heartfelt anthology series that brims with captivating slice-of-life narratives and scrumptious-looking anime. Since its initial debut in 2006, BARTENDER developed a worldwide cult following. This acclaimed series was directed by Masaki Watanabe (Battle Spirits, Bakumatsu, KADO – The Right Answer), written by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo the Animation) and produced by Palm Studios.

BARTENDER 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com

Bonus Content

  • All eleven original episodes
  • Nine cocktail recipe cards
  • Four collectible coasters
  • Clean opening credits
  • Clean closing credits
  • Bumpers

Presented in 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Original Japanese
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 253 minutes

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