Natsuko no Sake
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Natsuko no Sake

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Synonyms: Natsuko's Sake
Japanese: 夏子の酒


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 131
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1988 to Apr 1991
Genres: Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Oze, Akira (Story & Art)


Score: 7.331 (scored by 181181 users)
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Ranked: #44362
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Popularity: #15631
Members: 940
Favorites: 10


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MangaMorningOze, Akira (Story & Art)
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Chapters: /131


Natsuko who was a copywriter starts to cultivate rice called Tatsunishiki which is a phantom kind and it is very difficult to grow. She does it to make her dead brother's dream come true. His dream was to make the best sake in Japan. There occur many difficulties to Natsuko.




Jan 7, 2024
Natsuko no Sake is a manga that's been on my list of interesting works to discover. Now I have, and I thought it would be interesting to write something about it.

The story follows Natsuko Saeki, an office worker in Tokyo who returns to her home province to take over the family sake business after her brother falls sick. This pivot in her life, from the city to the countryside and from menial work to a position of responsibility, offers a rich and nuanced perspective on the quest for personal and professional fulfilment.

What I liked about this story was its immersive quality. Akira Oze introduces ...
Aug 29, 2022
Preliminary (87/131 eps)
This is a truly enjoyable story about a young woman overcoming obstacles to grow an older variety of rice and brew sake in her brother's memory. The art style is nostalgic and was very popular in the early 90s and the subject matter is well suited by the style. You will see many beautifully drawn scenes of Japanese interiors and fields, complete with strong seasonal associations like the strong light of summer or the deep snow of winter.

Although few things go smoothly, you root for our heroine, Natsuko, and you truly believe her hard work and passion is paying off. There are many typical ...

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