Kodansha USA Publishing has announced that their digital release of The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi & Shu Okimoto will be now be available on additional digital platforms including Bookwalker, Apple Books, Google Play, nook, Kobo and MyAnimeList. The series was previously exclusive to comiXology and Kindle through their comiXology Original line.
The full announcement from Kodansha USA can be found below.
Kodansha USA Publishing announced today that all 44 volumes of the globe-trotting wine-tasting manga, The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi, and Shu Okimoto are now available to purchase and read digitally across all participating digital manga vendors. Hot on the heels of a live-action drama adaptation announced for Apple TV+, new and existing manga fans can now choose where to read this impactful wine manga beyond Amazon Kindle to include Bookwalker, Apple Books, Google Play, nook, Kobo and MyAnimeList.
Created and written by Tadashi Agi with artwork by Shu Okimoto, The Drops of God has had an unprecedented impact on the international wine market and the various wines featured throughout the series.
The Drops of God weaves an intoxicating tale of family intrigue and wine adoration. When world-renowned wine critic Kanzaki Yutaka passes away, his will reveals that his fortune of a wine collection isn’t automatically bequeathed to his only son Kanzaki Shizuku, who, in a snub, went to work at a Japanese beverage company whose main focus is selling beer. In order to take ownership of his legacy and the inheritance, Shizuku must correctly identify and describe thirteen wines, the first twelve heaven-sent wines known as the “Twelve Apostles” and the thirteenth known as the “Drops of God,” while competing against the stellar young wine critic, Toomine Issei. With determination, a strong sense of taste and smell, and an uncanny ability to describe his experiences, Shizuku submerges himself in the world of wine to try to solve its mysteries and defeat Issei. Curious manga enthusiasts can read the 1st chapter of the epic wine drama on kodansha.us.
Originally released digitally through the comiXology Original line of exclusive content, The Drops of God digital volumes first debuted on comiXology and Kindle in October 2019 and completed all 44 volumes for the first time in English in May of 2021.
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About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
A subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher, Kodansha USA Publishing is the English-language publisher of some of the world’s most recognizable manga properties, including Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA and Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, along with a robust catalog of English-language Japanese novels, cookbooks, craft guides, historical and cultural literature, and more. Today, thanks to recent fan-favorite and critically acclaimed hits like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Witch Hat Atelier, and the popular MONOGATARI novels, Kodansha USA Publishing is one of the best-selling manga publishers in the United States. Kodansha USA Publishing’s print offerings are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services, and their digital manga and select digital books are available across a number of digital comics, manga, and book vendors. For more information visit kodansha.us.