Drops of God: v. 1: Le Gouttes De Dieu

Drops of God: v. 1: Le Gouttes De Dieu

Paperback Drops of God

By (author) Tadashi Agi, Illustrated by Shu Okimoto

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  • Publisher: Vertical Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 428 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 178mm x 32mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1935654276
  • ISBN 13: 9781935654278
  • Illustrations note: chiefly Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 54,183

Product description

Few comics have ever exhibited such sway over the economics of an industry as the Drops of God. The legendary wine comic that dictates wine market prices worldwide is now available in English for the first time! A wine critic and his adopted brother must compete against each other to determine who will inherit their father's estate--a wine collection featuring 13 heaven blessed wines. 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 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.

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Author information

Tadashi Agi is the penname used by the best-selling brother and sister duo Shin and Yuko Kibayashi. Veteran writers the Kibayashi's debuted on the Japanese scene with the award-winning and best-selling comic series Kindaichi's Case Files (published in English by Tokyopop). Agi's next hit was the series GetBackers, which would cement the pair as Japan's most innovative thriller mystery writers of the early part of the new century. GetBackers success would extend across the globe becoming a strong seller in the US Yuko and Shin Kibayashi are also well regarded wine enthusists who were also voted one of Decanter magazine's 50 most influencial people in the wine industry in 2009. They have been featured in interviews with the New York Times, CNN, and Wine Aficionado regarding global wine trends. Shu Okimoto is a veteran comic illustrator and book jacket designer.

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"Despite his two-dimensional limitations, the hero of Kami no Shizuku (The Drops of God) has emerged as an extraordinarily potent mover of Asian wine markets -- far more so, say some in the industry, than flesh-and-blood wine critics." --The Times (UK) "For France, though, whose share of the Japanese wine market had been falling in recently, the series has been an unexpected blessing. A French translation of the first book was published in France in April and, thanks to strong sales, was followed rapidly by the next four titles in the series."--The New York Times