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The Drops of God Creators Start Kaitō Le Vin Manga

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
New series revolves around phantom thieves who steal wine from those who don't have proper love for drink

This year's 46th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is announcing on Thursday that Kami no Shizuku (The Drops of God) manga creators Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto will begin a new series titled Kaitō Le Vin (Phantom Thief of Wine) in the magazine's next issue.

The manga revolves around phantom thieves who steal wine. The magazine lists a synopsis:

A bottle of legendary wine that fell into the hands of investors who have no love for wine. There was a band of five people that targeted that wine... Are they just a band of burglars, or liberators of wine?

The duo ended their The Drops of God manga in June, and the 44th and final volume shipped in Japan in July. 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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