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Manga juice— Tokyo

Preface

A manga about wine has proven a hit with readers in Japan. It’s written by a brother and sister duo, who spin stories while under the influence; there’s a French edition and it is being made into a Korean TV series.

Manga, Publishing, TV series, wine

Brother and sister Shin and Yuko Kibayashi are the creators of the best-selling Japanese manga Kami no Shizuku or Les Gouttes de Dieu (Drops of God), which appears in the weekly manga magazine, Morning. The story centres on Shizuku Kanzaki whose father, a world famous wine critic, dies suddenly. He leaves a vast wine collection but in order for the young Shizuku to claim his legacy, he must first discover the identity of a group of wines, the “12 apostles” ­mentioned in his father’s will. A novice in the wine world, he is pitted against Issei …

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