Writer Araki Joh and illustrator Kenji Nagatomo’s Bartender manga is about to get another anime adaptation. The BARTENDER Glass of God anime revealed some new details, including an April 2024 start time and plans to stream on Crunchyroll alongside its airing in Japan.
You can see protagonist Ryu Sasakura—whose updated character design is embedded at the top of the article—at work in the new teaser visual:
Ryoichi Kuraya (Farming Life in Another World) is directing the new Bartender anime adaptation, with Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm) on series composition and Yoichi Ueda (Gangsta.) handling character designs for the Liber INC. production.
The original Bartender manga ran from 2004 to 2012 and was adapted into an 11-episode anime directed by Masaki Watanabe and produced at Palm Studio in 2006. The original adaptation is available digitally and physically via Shout! Factory and Anime Limited, summing up the series like so:
Situated in the Ginza district of Tokyo is the Eden Hall, a quiet bar that few people manage to come across. It is run by the legendary bartender Ryu Sasakura, a genius at mixing the right drink for the right customer. Throughout his period at Eden Hall, customers from all walks of life, carrying all sorts of burdens, arrive for a godly glass at the Hall and a kind word with Ryu, both of which assist in clearing their problems up and reviving them for another go at life.
Via Crunchyroll News