Manga about legendary bartender inspired previous anime in 2006
As part of the announcement, the anime is also working with a new project called “BAR Katsu” to support the enjoyment of bars and alcohol. The projects as part of the collaboration will help to explain the appeal of bars and alcohol. The projects include a community website called BAR Katsu BASE.
A previous 11-episode television anime based on the manga 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. Shigemi Ikeda was the art director. Kaoruko Ohtake composed the music.
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.
The manga inspired a live-action television adaptation that debuted in Japan in January 2011.