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Title: 神の雫; Title (romaji): Kami no Shizuku; Also known as: Les Gouttes de Dieu ; Format: The story revolves around Kanzuki Shizuku, a young man who was estranged from his father, a world-famous wine critic. Tuesday , END. Looking for information on the manga Kami no Shizuku (The Drops of God)? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online. The Drops of God is a Japanese manga series about wine. It is created and written by Tadashi However, it ended on June , with the final volume out in July. It is also A live action television adaptation, also titled Kami no Shizuku, was . He also started to develop romantic relationship with a female colleague in the.
Unfortunately, Shizuku's just realised that the wine to accompany the final dish won't be good enough. Are our heroes doomed? Mere minutes after emerging from his coma, allowing himself and Sara just enough time to pretty themselves up, Tomine Issei arrives to save the day with a bottle of Japanese wine!
How often does the main villain get to save the day? It's made from French grapes transplanted to Japan, and it's a hit with the president, who is very complimentary about it. Shizuku gets a round of applause, which he knows should really be for Tomine, but Tomine and Sara don't seem too precious about it. Reception over, the brothers visit their father's grave, and Shizuku shows Tomine the letter his mother wrote to their father.
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He's grateful to Tomine for returning to keep their bargain, and Tomine's grateful to have had Shizuku's voice - amongst others - to guide him out of his coma. It's a moment full of manly thanks Shizuku looks so damned young here! I don't know if it's just the way the wind is flattening his hair or what, but he doesn't look like he's even hit twenty yet. There's a definite Jan Hammer flavour to it. Tomine and Shizuku, back in their respective offices, speculate separately on the wine - one passing on through the generations - and somehow hit on a candidate for Kami no Shizuku.
Miyabi has mixed feelings about Shizuku completing his quest, and she's not the only one. Robert and Kiryu are kind of at a loose end too. Robert has the most relaxed attitude - he's a drunkard, and he's just going to keep drinking after this.
I'm sorry, why is this man respected by so many people? Maki's back in the fur but minus the attitude; Tomine asks her to accompany him to the showdown. Shizuku and Miyabi arrive, slow motion, full of significant looks. Shizuku's tie is very pretty. Tomine goes first with his description of the wine, culminating in a thank you and a proposal to Maki! One happy couple down, one to go. The rest of the unveiling seems like an afterthought. Shizuku, too, has thanks to give - to his father, and of course to Miyabi.
His don't come with a proposal. Both brothers have chosen the correct wine, but does anybody really care what it is by this point? Robert asks both brothers to forgive their father, who will still not be winning any Parent of the Year awards, but they're both grateful to him in a way and they'll forgive him. Shizuku, in particular, is happy to have met his brother. They have a very heartfelt handshake, lasting for ages, while both get all wobbly and tearful. If they were demonstrative types, they might've hugged, I suppose.
Kanzaki Yutaka is obviously the Japanese cousin of Bob Fraser, because he has no problem appearing in his own desk chair after death when Robert pours him some wine and tells him his boys grew up just fine. In wine terms, of course.
Kiryu also has ghosts to lay to rest. Shizuku wants to go to France to study wine, and his boss is surprisingly nice about it, offering to keep his job open for a few years.
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They'll probably do more work with him gone, so I guess he can afford to do that. Everyone is very supportive, of course, though they will miss him. He'll miss them too, but notably Miyabi, who is out on the roof, moping. I half expected him to ask her to go with, actually. Awkward, windblown conversation ensues, in which Miyabi tries to make like she's happy for him and Shizuku tries to explain how grateful he is to her.
Miyabi has enough, starts to walk away, but stops dead in her tracks when Shizuku suddenly yells out, "Miyabi-chan!Kami No Shizuku - 02 VOSTFR
My heart skipped a beat That's very informal for Shizuku, come to think of it! Miyabi turns round, tells him to say it again to her face, and just as he manages to work up the will to do it she yells out that she likes him too! Cue 'One Drop', big smiles all round, and a slowmotion rooftop embrace in the sunshine. They're incredibly cute together and they look so happy!
Two years later, scenes of Tomine and Maki taking their baby, Nao, for a walk, looking like the quintessential happy family.
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Sara's still the spokesperson for Taiyo Beer, office shenanigans continue as usual. Wine arrives at the office from Shizuku - wine he produced from grapes he harvested himself for the first time. It makes him think of Miyabi-chan. The gang eagerly give it a try, with the chief and Honma impersonating Shizuku and Tomine respectively.
It was a wine full of smiles. Goodbye Kanzaki Shizuku, hello Kamenashi Kazuya. He looked so happy!
This episode had some lovely moments for him - speaking French, the touching, emotional bits, and of course those beautiful smiles. While I don't find Kanzaki Shizuku to be a particularly interesting character, I don't think it has anything to do with the way Kame plays him, and I find that when Shizuku stops being so one-dimensional and actual acting is involved, Kame is more than up to the task. Understatement is the name of the game in this series aside from the obvious OTT bits and Kame's brilliant at being just on the verge of tears, seconds away from some tormented emotional upheaval that you just can't do in a suit without looking a trifle odd.
Though Honma's facial expression when he saw Shizuku decanting comes a close second. Miyabi has her irksome moments but she is a lively, warm and quirky character, and she and Shizuku make a lovely team. I'm so glad Shizuku finally got a clue and told her how he felt; for all her brashness, she couldn't have told him first.
It's a kids' romance, really - Shizuku says himself that he's still immature, though he's referring to the world of wine - and I like that we got a big, gleeful hug rather than what would've been a painful attempt at a kiss. It's been a rocky road, reviewing Kami no Shizuku. There have been some fantastic high points but some unbelievable lows, too, and occasionally I did wonder if it was worth continuing. But I did, and I'm glad, because taken overall it really was a lovely series and the supporting cast were fantastic.
It wasn't what I was expecting, given the mangaka. I thought more mystery, less shared wine hallucinations. As the story opens, he receives news that his father, from whom he is estranged, has died.
Summoned to the family home, a splendid European style mansion, to hear the reading of his father's will, Shizuku learns that, in order to take ownership of his legacy, he must correctly identify, and describe in the manner of his late father, thirteen wines, the first twelve known as the "Twelve Apostles" and the thirteenth known as the "Drops of God" "Kami no Shizuku" in the original Japanese edition and "Les Gouttes de Dieu" in the French translationthat his father has described in his will.
Shizuku has never drunk wine, in part a reaction against the ruling passion of his late father, nor had any previous knowledge about wines. However, with strong senses of taste and smell, and an uncanny ability to describe his experiences from those senses, Shizuku submerges himself in the world of wine and tries to solve the mysteries of the 13 wines and defeat Issei.
His father gave him elite education about wine when he was still a child. However, rebellion against his father finally drove him to join a beer company. Incidentally, he was transferred to the wine department in the company and started to undertake the task of finding the "Drops of God". His sense of smell is extremely sensitive, so much so that he could discern the components of an unopened bottle of wine.
He also inherited the superb intuition and verbal expressiveness about wine from his father. On the other hand, his knowledge about wine has been growing since he started working in the wine department, though in this aspect he is still an amateur. He travelled around the world with his father during childhood. This not only gave him broad experiences but also made him well-immersed in arts and culture of the world.
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Shizuku believes drinking is an essential part in understanding a wine, and comes to see wine drinking as a fun experience under any circumstance. He is simple-minded and optimistic. His concentration when pursuing goals and handsome appearance have attracted many women. However, his insensitivity to romantic cues meant such feelings are normally unnoticed and un-reciprocated. She is very knowledgeable in all matters related to wine and has shown some talents in wine tasting.
However, due to bad luck and a possible lack of intuition, she has failed to pass the Sommelier qualification exam several times. She was subsequently contracted by Sun Beer to work as a consultant for its wine department. She has been supporting Shizuku with her knowledge about wine, but Shizuku often mocks her to be too bookish about wine.
She almost always appears together with Shizuku, and harbors special feelings towards him. One repeated comedic relief in the story depicts Miyabi as having the habit of bringing male friend to her apartment to drink wine, and almost always ending up drunk and waken up realizing she has undressed herself to panty while drunk. He was one of the leading wine collectors in the world, with his entire collection said to be worth around 2 billion yen at the current market price.
He died of pancreatic cancer before the beginning of the story and left a will that initiated the "Drops of God" search. In the story Yutaka was a globally renowned wine critic on par with Robert Parker. His writings used to influence the market price of various wines. In his younger days, Yutaka made a fortune through wine futures trading.
Young and charismatic, he became the adopted son of Yutaka, and set his eyes on the huge wine collections of his adopted father. Shizuku and Issei are the two beneficiaries listed in Yutaka's will, subsequently he became the main rival of Shizuku in the search of "Drops of God". He is often seen as arrogant and cold, but is in fact extremely hard-working to improve his tasting skills and understanding of wine. He would endure great hardship and even risked his own life to further his understanding of Yutaka's descriptions of wine in the will.
For example, in the searches of "Drops of God", he traveled in Taklamakan Desert alone, climbed Mount Blancparticipated in multiple Marathonsand attempted deep diving. Issei has dedicated his life to wine, and will never lie about any matter related with wine.
This is reflected in the fair-mindedness he has shown in his contest with Shizuku. Issei is in fact the illegitimate son of Yutaka and Honoka, Shizuku's half-brother.
Few people, not even Shizuku and Sarah, knows this secret. Christopher Watkins Christopher Watkins is an American sent by his father to join in the search of the "Ninth Apostle". He is a genius in wine tasting, and was able to identify the first eight Apostles immediately after hearing the descriptions of Yutaka. However, at the end of the search of the "Ninth Apostle", Robert criticized him for simply "copying and presenting Yutaka's account" without truly understanding the nature of the wine.
After this setback, Christopher decided to start a journey to find his own understanding of wine. She was present when Yutaka made his will and was entrusted with the management of Yutaka's wine collection and the execution of his will. He is the mentor of Miyabi. Shizuku sees him as a trusted counselor. In his younger days he used to be a member of the student protest and communist movements.
Miyabi used to work in one of his restaurants. At the beginning of the story he was a businessman focusing on maximizing profits, and instructed his managers to reduce stocks of wine in the restaurants and instead buy from nearby liquor stores when customers place orders. His managers all saw him as a cold-blooded businessman.
Later Souichirou re-united with his past lover and in turn became a warmer and more generous person. She is the financial sponsor of Issei.
Maki is an unscrupulous woman and will do anything to achieve her own purpose. She once set up a trap to disadvantage Shizuku in searching one of the Apostles, and plotted a conspiracy to drive Loulan away from Issei out of jealousy.