Kami no Shizuku
The Drops of God
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Kami no Shizuku

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Les Gouttes de Dieu
Japanese: 神の雫
English: The Drops of God
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 44
Chapters: 439
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 18, 2004 to Jun 12, 2014
Genres: Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Kibayashi, Shin (Story), Okimoto, Shuu (Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 18141,814 users)
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Ranked: #25642
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Popularity: #1711
Members: 11,815
Favorites: 119

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Synopsis

Shizuku Kanzaki is the only son of world-renowned wine critic Yutaka Kanzaki. From a young age, Shizuku has been subjected to strange education from his father all for the sake of wine. From learning to gracefully decant a drink to intently remembering the smell of leather belts and pencils, the training causes him to grow resentful of everything related to wine. Discontent with his father, he leaves home to become an average sales representative for a beer company, refusing to ever touch wine again.

When his father suddenly passes away, Shizuku finds himself being dragged back into the world he hates so much. As part of his father's will, the one who will inherit his prized wine collection and estate will be the person who can correctly identify the "12 Apostles" of wines as well as the legendary "Drops of God." In order to inherit the assets, Shizuku has one year to complete the task, but he finds the proposition ridiculous when he is the only living relative of Yutaka.

What Yutaka failed to tell his son before his death was that he had adopted Issei Tomine into the family a week prior to his passing. Issei is a famous veteran wine critic competing against Shizuku to claim the estate for himself. With no formal training in wine tasting, Shizuku stands no chance against "The Prince of Wine" and is at risk of losing everything in this competition. Will he be able to correctly identify the elusive "Drops of God" before he runs out of time?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Kami no Shizuku is known to have boosted wine sales and popularized certain brands in the regions where it was published. La Revue du vin de France, the most prestigious wine magazine in France, awarded the series with the Special Award of the Year in 2010. The manga was featured in the New York Times' Best Selling List of Manga in 2011.

The series was published in English as The Drops of God by Vertical Inc., who released the first eight volumes in 2-in-1 omnibuses from October 18, 2011, to June 19, 2012. Vertical released a fifth and final volume, subtitled New World, on September 25, 2012. By the authors' request, the omnibus contained the 22nd and 23rd volumes of the series. It was later published digitally in regular volume format from October 14, 2019, to May 18, 2021. It has also been released in Chinese (PRC) by Shaanxi Normal University General Publishing House; in Chinese (Taiwan) by Sharp Point Press; in Chinese (Hong Kong) by Jade Dynasty Publications Ltd.; in French by Glénat; and in Korean by Haksan Publishing.

The manga was adapted into a live-action TV show under the same name. Produced by Nippon TV, it was broadcast from January 13, 2009, to March 10, 2009. Another live-action TV series was released on Apple TV+ in 2023.

Characters

Kawarage
Supporting
Tomine, Honoka
Supporting
Watkins, Charles
Supporting
Kido, Ryuuuke
Supporting
Sarah
Supporting

Reviews

Nov 22, 2022
I don't really have the opportunity to immerse myself in long manga anymore, due to lack of time and motivation. But when I do, I always try to select manga that I think are relevant and interesting to discover for my own culture. Les Gouttes de Dieu was in my little papers, so I decided to get into it. So what is this manga worth?
First of all, we have to put a point of honor on the author Shin Kibayashi, who knew perfectly how to transmit us his passion for wine through a really interesting story of heritage.
Overall the manga is a long ...
Aug 3, 2022
[Spoiler Free]

Drops of God/Kami no Shizuku has always been on my reading list and I'm so glad I finally got around to reading and finishing it. I originally picked this up when it was being scanlated, but after the group got a C&D, I never got around to finding out what happens next. I tried to read the French version, but I missed a lot of the subtle nuances since I don't actually understand French well enough to make it worth the effort. I got interested in the series again after doing the MAL Rewrite synopsis for it and decided to pick it up again ...
Aug 6, 2013
Preliminary (33/439 eps)
Before reading this manga, I have never had interest in wine or whatsoever. But then I stumbled on this manga on accident and I enjoy it so much. I heard that this manga was quite popular in Japan that whenever they sell wine, they say "The wine that 'Kami no Shizuku' has". Isn't that just awesome? Anyways, I'm surprise that there isn't actually a review for this so here I am, making one. One more thing, I may be bias to this manga because I am a huge fan of whenever the main character finds that he has talent of something he was never interested ...

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