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Japanese: バーテンダー
English: Bartender
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2006 to Dec 31, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:45 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Palm Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, GourmetGourmet
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 2960929,609 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2139
Members: 98,348
Favorites: 503

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Hidden in the backstreets of the Ginza district is Eden Hall, a lone bar operated by Ryuu Sasakura, the prodigy bartender who is said to mix the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. However, not just anyone can find Eden Hall; rather, it is Eden Hall that must find those who need it. Customers of varying backgrounds, each plagued with their own troubles, wander into this bar. Nevertheless, Ryuu always knows the ideal cocktail to console and guide each distraught soul.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakatomi, Masahito
Assistant Producer
Watanabe, Masaki


Opening Theme

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"Bartender" by Natural High

Ending Theme

"*~Hajimari no Hito" by Natural High

Episode Videos


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 ...
Feb 16, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 the shows that occupy the surface tend to be spastic in portrayal. Often using eccentric personalities and brightly lit set designs to draw the attention of passing observers. Like neon lights hanging outside a store window, each vying for the attention of new customers. This kind of presentation within itself 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 schizoid bubbly madness of ...
Jan 2, 2010
Being a teenage girl, perhaps this anime wasn't right up my alley, so to speak. I admit, I do not like alcohol all that much. So, seeing as the entire basis of this anime was around specific drinks, what's in them, and their history I found it a bit boring.

Story: 4
Bartender is one of those series where the story changes from episode to episode. Each one deals with a different person, where they are in life, and how Sasakura's bartending skills help them. I found that the stories tended to be hard to follow or even practically nonexistent. Even with the episodes that had clear ...

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