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Le Vin, Wine Burglar Manga Ends, The Drops of God Manga's Final Arc Begins

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Story of phantom thieves who steal wine from those who don't have proper love for drink began in October

This year's 13th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is publishing the final chapter of Kami no Shizuku (The Drops of God) manga creators Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto's Kaitō Le Vin (Le Vin, Wine Burglar) manga on Thursday.

The announcement at the end of the chapter reads, "For now, the curtain falls on the story of Kaitō Le Vin. Thank you for reading." The announcement also lists that both compiled volumes one and two will be released in Japan on May 22.

The magazine also lists that the "final arc" of the duo's The Drops of God manga will begin in the magazine's 26th issue, which will be released in Japan on May 28.

Manga Box describes the story of Le Vin, Wine Burglar:

A five man band of thieves whose specialty is wine travel the world, appearing here and there under the name "Phantom Thief Levain" to save bottles of unparalleled wine from the villains who hoard them! A brand-new action title from Shu Okimoto and Tadashi Agi, creators of the definitive title in wine manga, "The Drops of God."

The creator duo began the manga in Morning in October. The English version of DeNA's free Manga Box smartphone and tablet app publishes the manga digitally in English.

The duo had originally ended their The Drops of God manga last 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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