Ranked #1228


Alternative Titles

English: Bartender
Japanese: バーテンダー


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2006 to Dec 31, 2006
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #12282
Popularity: #1060
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drama slice of life


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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Adaptation: Bartender

Characters & Voice Actors

Sasakura, Ryuu
Sasakura, Ryuu
Mizushima, Takahiro
Mizushima, Takahiro
Gu, Ja hyeong
Gu, Ja hyeong
Ogata, Mitsuru
Ogata, Mitsuru
Mine, Kaori
Mine, Kaori
Suganuma, Hisayoshi
Suganuma, Hisayoshi


Yamamoto, Kouji
Watanabe, Masaki
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Imagawa, Yasuhiro

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Dec 10, 2013
Before I get to the bulk of the review,

Imagine the thought of going to a bar for the very first time. Even after going through the trouble of eventually arriving at one, you stand outside the bar idly, wondering whether you should go in or not. Afraid that you’ll be made fun of, afraid you’ll embarrass yourself, you become anxious and the door handle feels heavy, as if it’s shutting you out. But mustering up the courage, you cautiously open the door and take a peek inside. Dim lights, gentle murmurs of people talking, occasional clangs of glasses, classy jazz playing in the background; all read more
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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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Both are calm and slow-paced series where the main character helps to solve the problems of the people he meets.
Another beautiful enigmatic story paced for relaxation.

Opening Theme

"Bartender" by Natural High

Ending Theme

"*~Hajimari no Hito" by Natural High

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