Information on the Bartender 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Every drink has a story, and every story has a drink to accompany it. Hidden in the Ginza district’s back alleys in Tokyo, we find Eden Hall, an intimate bar run by Ryuu Sasakura, the bartender prodigy known to mix the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. However, not anyone can find Eden Hall, but it must find you. Anime series Bartender, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo, is a charming and heartfelt anthology series that brims with captivating slice-of-life narratives and scrumptious-looking anime. Since its initial debut in 2006, Bartender developed a worldwide cult following. This acclaimed series was directed by Masaki Watanabe, written by Yasuhiro Imagawa, and produced by Palm Studios.

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this highly sought-after pop culture series, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Anime Limited, is proud to present Bartender 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition on national home entertainment shelves and digital on January 19, 2021. Debuting for the first time on Blu-ray in North America, Bartender 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition comes housed in an elegant home entertainment packaging which collects all eleven episodes of the series and bonus content in a two-disc Blu-ray set, nine cocktail recipe cards and four collectible coasters.

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Bartender Series Overview

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.

Bartender 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Bonus Content:

  • All eleven original episodes
  • Nine cocktail recipe cards
  • Four collectible coasters
  • Clean opening credits
  • Clean closing credits
  • Bumpers

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Original Japanese
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 253 minutes

Shout! Factory and Anime Limited License the Bartender Anime for North America

Shout! Factory and Anime Limited have announced that the companies have acquired the North American license for the Bartender anime. The anime will launch digitally “across major entertainment platforms” and as a 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Disc set in 2021.

Anime Limited outlined the contents of its U.K. release of the 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Disc set at its Cloud Matsuri panel on May 30, 2020. The set will include the entire anime series, nine cocktail recipe cards (as the original Japanese release did), and a set of four drink coasters.

The 11-episode television anime premiered in Japan in October 2006. Masaki Watanabe directed the series at Palm Studio. Yasuhiro Imagawa wrote the scripts and was in charge of series composition. Hirotaka Kinoshita designed the characters. Kaoruko Ohtake composed the music.

Source: ANN