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English: Bartender
Japanese: バーテンダー


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2006 to Dec 31, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Palm Studio
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 13,649 users)
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Ranked: #14362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1168
Members: 40,042
Favorites: 298
Ranked #1436Popularity #1168Members 40,042
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Episodes: /11


Genius bartender, Sasakura Ryuu makes the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. Seeking his "Glass of God", individuals from all different walks of life visit his bar. With both a compassionate ear and a godly drink, Ryuu helps people with their problems.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sasakura, Ryuu
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Mizushima, Takahiro
Mizushima, Takahiro
Kurushima, Miwa
Kurushima, Miwa
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Bar Saitou's Master
Bar Saitou's Master
Kawazu, Yasuhiko
Kawazu, Yasuhiko
Yamaguchi, Sayo
Yamaguchi, Sayo
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka


Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Watanabe, Masaki
Watanabe, Masaki
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

Episode Title Aired
1 Bartender
Bartender (バーテンダー)
Oct 15, 2006
2 Menu of the Heart
Kokoro no Menu (心のメニュー)
Oct 29, 2006
3 Glass of Regret
Koukai no Glass (後悔のグラス)
Nov 5, 2006
4 Dreams of Amber
Kohaku no Yume (琥珀の夢)
Nov 12, 2006
5 Things Forgotten In a Bar
Bar no Wasuremono (バーの忘れ物)
Nov 19, 2006

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"Bartender" by Natural High

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"*~Hajimari no Hito" by Natural High

More reviewsReviews

Aug 31, 2007
“In happy times, one cocktail is enough, because anything you drink will taste good. But if there are a hundred shapes of unhappiness, I want to be a bartender who will make a hundred cocktails to soothe unhappiness.”

An anime series about a bartender at work might not sound like anything worth paying attention to, but Bartender is a calm, gentle series that might be just what you need. Each episode covers the stories of customers that go into a bar to soothe their souls. Bartender Ryu Sasakura assists them with their problems by making them a cocktail with a history or taste that relates to read more
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Apr 6, 2014
Children have no place in a bar, and most youths prefer dancing in nightclubs to loud music and cheap booze... but for those who wish a calmer and more mature place, there is the bar.
Even among bars, there is a variety of styles: from seedy dockside dives, to beer halls where there is always a ball game or race being played on a large screen, to the dimly-lit classier cocktail bars...

What, then, is a bar? A place where they serve drinks, sure, but that's just an element of the whole.
A bar is a social environment safe from the rest of the world where one goes read more
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Feb 16, 2015
Anime as a medium is very diverse, it covers every topic, premise and concept under the sun. But for the most part a majority of shows tend to be very quirky with a "in your face" kind of attitude. This presentation is fine but every now and then we as an audience seek out titles with a change of pace, something to help us unwind from the frantic bubbly madness that the medium is known for. As it would have it Bartender happens to be such a title, a show that leans more towards a somber easygoing tone than what is commonly presented. It is read more
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Apr 8, 2008
At first glance, Bartender appears mundane. It appears to be one of those self indulgent works that could easily turn you off. I mean, are we really going to spend 25 minutes talking about a bartender, and drinking? But you are wrong! This is one anime that is really interesting. We have here a work from someone who loves drinks and presents it to you in a very creative way.

The stories to me are real, and relatable. Each episode appeals to the mind and the emotion. There is no cheezy moment that you see in most slice of life anime. The writer of this puts read more
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