The Drops of God: New World

Shizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased, world renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki In order to take ownership of his father s legacy, an extensive wine collection featuring some of the most rare labels of the last 30 years, he must find 13 wines, known as the Twelve Apostles and the heaven sent Drops of God that his father described in his will But deShizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased, world renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki In order to take ownership of his father s legacy, an extensive wine collection featuring some of the most rare labels of the last 30 years, he must find 13 wines, known as the Twelve Apostles and the heaven sent Drops of God that his father described in his will But despite being an only child, Shizuku is not alone in this unique wine hunt He has a competitor Issei Tomine, a renowned young wine critic, was recently adopted into the Kanzaki family and is also vying for this most rare of prizes In the New World arc, the focus shifts from the European wines found in most Tokyo wine bars to the wine cellars of Napa Valley and the wine makers of Australia The next apostle is destined to change the perspective of wine drinkers everywhere as it brings hope to the future of wine Shizuku takes off for a trip across the Pacific to Chile before heading out to Oz in search of a sensational Shiraz While Issei and his new drinking partner find the naunaces of Syrah in Northern California.
The Drops of God New World Shizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased world renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki In order to take ownership of his father s legacy an extensive wine collection featuring some of the

  • Title: The Drops of God: New World
  • Author: Tadashi Agi Shu Okimoto
  • ISBN: 9781935654520
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Drops of God: New World”

    1. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: This volume skips roughly 5 double volumes forward from the end of volume 4. The series builds gradually and is best read in order, but at this point there will be no more volumes translated, so I recommend going ahead and reading this after finishing #1-4. **** Because of the time jump not only will this review contain no spoilers for New World, I will also avoid taking about anything in this volume that spoils events in the skipped volumes, although I will mention which Apos [...]

    2. Full review at at Tokyo JupiterLast we saw the two rivals, they had just found the Second of the Twelve Apostles, that is, the twelve wines that wine critic Yutaka Kanzaki had left for them to figure out in his will. This volume moves ahead to Shizuku and Issei’s search for the Seventh Apostle, a wine that they both believe would be located in the New World, that is, in a country outside the traditional wine-producing areas of Europe.I admit, it was a little tricky in the beginning to figure o [...]

    3. This was my first venture into Manga. A friend of mine read about it in the Times and thought a nerdy Manga about wine was a perfect introduction for a culinary geek to get into his beloved world of Japanese comics. He was right. I was hooked from the first few pages, and I have eagerly awaited each new book as they were released. Most of my manga-loving friends didn't get it. They found it too fact-filled with the detailed descriptions and history of the various wines featured in each adventure [...]

    4. Despite the gap between TDOG #4 and this volume, the story is still as exciting as ever. I hope that Vertical will bring us the middle volumes soon. Perhaps the focus on California wines is what prompted the push to jump ahead? In any case, while a few new characters have appeared, all the old favorites are still here and the storytelling is as assured as ever.

    5. i CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE THAT THE eNGLISH TRANSLATIONS END LIKE THIS!! Great series, and even though I knew the English translations were not at all complete, I thought it would still end on some kind of a wrapped up story arc. UGH! Now I have to decvide if I should try learning Japanese or French just to find out how it ends!

    6. I liked how this Apostle took Issei and Shizuku in different directions (Napa and Australia, respectively).Note to publisher: Hey, if you're not going to publish any more English translations, how about you open it up to the fans again. You know, the folks you cease and desist'ed back when you thought this thing would be a huge moneymaker? K, thanks.

    7. Pleasurable read, but I hated how the translation skipped several apostles, eliding the story--- and there are no more translations for the rest of this Japanese series, a situation that frustrates this English reader. This is my favorite manga series; even though the whole thing is a tease, only partially translated. An exhortation to savor wine to its artful and existential depths.

    8. I now know more about Californian and Australian wines. What surprises me about this one is that I found characters engaging as well as the "information" narrative. I liked the idea that wine can be a form of poetry; that memory can be caught in a bottle.

    9. I am disappointed that the I will never read most of this series. I miss the skipped plot, the few allusions made to earlier (unseen) happenings makes me want to read them. I want to know what happens next.

    10. Skipping all the interim volumes did no favors for this series. :-/ I still love seeing the wines though. I might actually have a chance to find some of the ones from this vol.

    11. Why wait until I read vol 2 - I have 'The New World' here in GZ and I'll start this onew.! LL 21 Dec 12

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