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Kami no Shizuku  
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Description
Shizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased, world-renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki. In order to take ownership of his father's legacy, an extensive wine collection featuring some of the most rare labels of the last 30 years, he must find 13 wines, known as the "Twelve Apostles" plus the heaven-sent "Drops of God" that his father described in his will.

But despite being an only child, Shizuku is not alone in this unique wine hunt. He has a competitor. Issei Tomine, a renowned young wine critic, was recently adopted into the Kanzaki family and is also vying for this most rare of prizes.

La Revue du vin de France, the most prestigious wine magazine in France, has awarded this series with the "Special Award of the Year" in 2010.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
神の雫
神之水滴
신의 물방울
Drops of God
Kami no Shizuku Debut
Les Gouttes de dieu (French)
The Droplets of God
The Drops of God
The Tears of God

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
44 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (139 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 17th 2014, 3:18pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (5 Omnibuses - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #756 increased(+372)
Monthly Pos #1877 increased(+254)
3 Month Pos #3125 increased(+424)
6 Month Pos #3722 increased(+46)

List Stats
On 774 reading lists
On 522 wish lists
On 24 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 162 custom lists

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Wine Manga The Drops of God to End in June 199 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Aye   
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by ChronicD
November 6th, 2008, 5:55pm
I for one, hope we get to work on this one more. I'm perfectly fine with my part in it, however, finding a translator seems to be a bit tough. There's a lot of very specific terminology in the dialogue. Not surprising since it's all about wine. bigrazz
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Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tacit
August 1st, 2011, 3:16pm
This manga is good. The art is suitable, and I love how imagery is used in describing the wines. The writer does a good job blending the information on wine into an interesting storyline.
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I love it   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
August 11th, 2009, 4:50am
This one is indeed a lovable manga. It's very unique, well knowledge, and have good artwork.
It make me paying interest in wine tasting, but sadly i don't have money to buy such things.
It remained me of Hikaru no Go, one of unique and best manga ever written. Because both stories are unique. And I love that!
i'm sure this series is one that I would never quit to read it.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2010, 9:50am
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Bacchus' Gift   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Ed U. Manga
June 28th, 2014, 6:20am
A meticulously researched homage to wine and its culture.
The British wine magazine Decanter called it "arguably the most influential wine publication for the past 20 years" and included the authors in their "Power List" 2009 as the 50th most powerful figures of the wine industry. And indeed, the KIBAYASHI-siblings did their homework so well that even wine connoisseurs may gain some new insights into the different brands', vintages' and regions' history.

Solely educational/ highly instructive: ★★★★

... Last updated on August 26th, 2014, 5:55am
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Unique   
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by Thrudgelmir
June 10th, 2009, 4:51pm
I always find mangas with unique storyline interesting to read. And this is definitely one, ever read a manga about wine tasting ? Remind me about Glass Mask, you dont need a lot of romance or actions to make a good series
It surprising that people notice this series so late, if my Jap better, this would be one of many series i want to make its release faster.
BTW, its terminologys can be a challenge to readers have low vocabulary .
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Expression huh   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mastertek
August 8th, 2009, 11:02pm
The wine tasting expressions are quite exaggerated like in Yakitate Japan. It's quite formal this way, or one can say aesthetic, likening wine to painting..
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Give it a taste   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kayue
October 24th, 2008, 6:11pm
I'm not fond of wine at all, but I love a good manga. And this is a good manga. Plenty of tension despite the lack of shonen action, good art, and an interesting storyline. Looking forward to more.
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