She works as an apprentice bartender at the Ginza bar "Bar Minami." Due to certain circumstances, she loses confidence in continuing her career as a bartender.
Comment from Eriko Matsui, who plays the role of Kyoko:
After reading the original work, I was captivated by the depth of the bartender profession and the human relationships portrayed in the story. Kyoko is a very human character who can honestly express her troubles and vulnerabilities at work, and she's truly wonderful. Watching the anime while enjoying a drink might be fun too. Thank you for your support!
Eriko Matsui Profile:
Born on March 8th, from Aichi Prefecture.
Notable Roles: Tokugawa Iemitsu in "The Great Oedo," Pope in "The Reincarnated Sage's Alternate World Life," Yumi Shiya in "Alice Gear Aegis Expansion," and more.
Voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi
She works as a bartender at the "Hell's Arms" bar in Roppongi. She hails from Okinawa and has been a bartender for three years.
Comment from Ryoko Shiraishi, who plays the role of Yuri:
Yuri Kinjo is from Okinawa but primarily speaks standard Japanese, and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to meet her. I'm striving to portray her naturally, without putting too much emphasis on making her cool in a good way. With various dramas and different types of alcohol appearing in the series, I've become a bit interested in trying out some drinks at a bar. I can't wait for the broadcast!
Ryoko Shiraishi Profile:
Born on September 7th, from Nara Prefecture.
Notable Roles: Hayate Ayasaki in "Hayate the Combat Butler," Chocho Akimichi in "BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS," Rina Nishio in the "Fafner" series, and more.
Voiced by Makoto Furukawa
A young bartender who has come from Singapore to Japan.
Comment from Makoto Furukawa, who plays the role of Chen:
I'm Makoto Furukawa, and I'll be taking on the role of Kelvin Chen.
Kelvin is a character who doesn't appear in the original work, so every time I receive the script, I get to discover new facets of his character. I'm intrigued by him as he interacts with Sasakura and others and what he'll express. I hope you enjoy it in the animation. Thank you for your support.
Makoto Furukawa Profile:
Born on September 29th, from Kumamoto Prefecture.
Notable Roles: Kenichi Ryuzaki/Kencho in "Zombie Land Saga," Shadik Zenele in "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury," and Taiju Oki in "Dr. Stone."
Technical Supervision and Bar Consultation by Renowned Bartenders!
The technical supervision and bar consultation for this work are handled by renowned bartenders with championship experience in competitions, Mr. Akihiro Sakumuko (Sakumuko Bar) and Mr. Noriyuki Iguchi (Gaslight). Through their supervision, they aim to bring out the dedication and attention to detail in the portrayal of alcohol, bars, and bartender skills in this production.
Anime "Bartender: The Glass of God" Overview
Scheduled to air in April 2024!
Original Work: Araki Joh / Ken Saji Nagatomo's "Bartender" (Published by Shueisha)
Director: Ryoichi Kuratani
Series Composition: Mariko Kunisawa
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Yoichi Ueda
Animation Production: Libre
Ryuu Sasakura: Taku Terashima
Miwa Kurushima: Aino Nanjou
Yukari Higuchi: Haruka Shiraishi
Kyouko Kawakami: Eriko Matsui
Yuri Kinjo: Ryoko Shiraishi
Kelvin Chen: Makoto Furukawa
Official Website: https://bartender-anime.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/bartender_anime
About the Original Work, "Bartender":
Ryuu Sasakura, a young and genius bartender often referred to as the "Glass of God."
Returning from Paris, he begins working at a bar in Ginza, where a diverse array of customers with various circumstances and life stories come to visit.
The glass of cocktail he serves to them sometimes changes their lives, and other times, it provides just a bit of comfort to their hearts.
A stylish bar story for adults where alcohol and people weave a drama!
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You can purchase the digital version here:
The anime "Bartender: The Glass of God" has given rise to the community website "BAR活BASE," dedicated to bars and alcohol, which is now in successful operation.
In conjunction with the launch of the anime project, we've initiated a project to support "BAR活" – activities that allow people to enjoy bars and alcohol in a relaxed manner.
As a part of our efforts to promote awareness about the world of bars and the allure of alcohol, we are exploring various initiatives following the adaptation of the manga "Bartender" into an anime series. As a part of this initiative, we have created the "BAR活BASE" community for all those who want to enjoy bars and alcohol.
We invite you to casually step through its doors and explore a new world!
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