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Wine Manga The Drops of God to End in June

posted on by Egan Loo
Tadashi Agi & Shū Okimoto's manga inspired live-action show, boosted wine sales

This year's 23rd issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is announcing on Thursday that Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's manga The Drops of God will end in five more chapters. The series will end in the 28th issue of the magazine on June 12. The next three compiled volumes will come out monthly — volume 42 on May 23, volume 43 on June 23, and volume 44 on July 23.

The story revolves around a young man whose father, a famous Japanese wine critic, passes away. When he visits his father's estate to lay claim to his inheritance, he learns that his father adopted another man and that the two must compete to identify 13 wines in order to earn the inheritance: a vast fortune in the form of a wine collection.

Vertical published part of the manga in North America. Throughout its serialization, the manga has famously boosted the sales of wines profiled in the story. It has also been recognized by the French wine magazine La Revue du vin de France, who gave the manga its top award, and by the New York Times, which profiled the manga in its Dining and Wine section.

A live-action Japanese series based on the series aired in 2009.

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