Title: Bartender Author: Joh Araki, Nagamoto Kenji Release: Monthly Status: Ongoing Genre: Seinen, Slice of Life Art: B Originality: B Story: B Characters: B Humor: B Action: B
Impression: This is about a young bartender who has just returned to Japan after training in the ways of the Bartending profession and has brought back with him a title bestowed upon one who has reached the heights of tending the bar, “Glass of the Gods”. It went something like that and I found it to be a pleasant if monotonous read. It doesn’t really seem to have much of a story and the chapters follow a very repetitive formula where the guy usually delivers some sort of epiphany unto his customers through the cocktails he mixes. You’ll pick up some interesting trivia about cocktails but that’s all you’ll really take from this series. I can’t really give any other reason to add this to your reading list so go and check it out if you’re interested in the world of serving liquor.