Every drink has its stories and ever drinker has a story to tell you. Bartender explored this idea in anime form nearly 15 years ago. Coming in January, Bartender: 15th Anniversary Collection’s Edition brings together all these potent potables plots in one boxset along with a few cocktail recipes. Ryuu Sasakura is the hottest bartender in Tokyo and has the ability to mix things just right for his customers. The series was a major hit and now you can see even more detail with the boxset. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
15TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION
AN ELEGANT ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTION
FEATURING ALL CAPTIVATING EPISODES, SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT,
COCKTAIL RECIPES, AND COLLECTIBLE COASTERS IN A DELUXE PACKAGING
CULT-FAVORITE ANIME ANTHOLOGY SERIES MAKES ITS
NORTH AMERICAN BLU-RAY™ DEBUT
ON JANUARY 19, 2021
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY AND ANIME LIMITED
Available to Own Digitally on the Same Day!
Every drink has a story, and every story has a drink to accompany it. Hidden in the Ginza district’s back alleys in Tokyo, we find Eden Hall, an intimate bar run by Ryuu Sasakura, the bartender prodigy known to mix the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. However, not anyone can find Eden Hall, but it must find you! Anime series BARTENDER, based on the best-selling Japanese manga of the same name by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo, is a charming and heartfelt anthology series that brims with captivating slice-of-life narratives and scrumptious-looking anime. Since its initial debut in 2006, BARTENDER developed a worldwide cult following. This acclaimed series was directed by Masaki Watanabe (Battle Spirits, Bakumatsu, KADO – The Right Answer), written by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo the Animation) and produced by Palm Studios.
Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this highly sought-after pop culture series, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Anime Limited, is proud to present BARTENDER 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition on national home entertainment shelves and digital on January 19, 2021. Debuting for the first time on Blu-ray in North America, BARTENDER 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition comes housed in an elegant home entertainment packaging which collects all eleven episodes of the series and bonus content in a two-disc Blu-ray set, nine cocktail recipe cards and four collectible coasters.
Watch the Home Entertainment Trailer for BARTENDER 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Bartender (15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) – Official Trailer (HD)
BARTENDER 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com
BARTENDER Series Overview
Situated in the Ginza district of Tokyo is the Eden Hall, a quiet bar that few people manage to come across. It is run by the legendary bartender Ryu Sasakura, a genius at mixing the right drink for the right customer. Throughout his period at Eden Hall, customers from all walks of life, carrying all sorts of burdens, arrive for a godly glass at the Hall and a kind word with Ryu, both of which assist in clearing their problems up and reviving them for another go at life.
BARTENDER 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
All eleven original episodes
Nine cocktail recipe cards
Four collectible coasters
Clean opening credits
Clean closing credits
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Original Japanese
Runtime: 253 minutes
About Anime Limited
Based out of Glasgow, Scotland Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to distributing the best in anime direct from Japan. As an independent company the emphasis is both breathing new life into much loved classics and introducing the cutting edge of theatrical offerings. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, releasing beautifully packaged collector’s editions and trying new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving, and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network that delivers culturally relevant programming, movie, and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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