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The Drops of God 2 (The Drops of God #2)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  229 ratings  ·  25 reviews
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" and the heaven sent "Drops of God" that his father described in his will. But de ...more
Paperback, Collected English Edition, 416 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Vertical, Incorporated (first published May 23rd 2005)
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Elizabeth Licata
as a tutorial on wine, pretty good. As a manga, rather terrible.
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Jun 17, 2012 Mike rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The Drops of God Volume 2 continues directly from Volume 1. The plot and knowledge of wine on which it is based builds carefully and the series really must be read in order from the beginning.

In the previous volume Shizuku Kanzaki, estranged son of a world famous wine critic, has his first glass of wine in his life following his father's death. Finally beginning to appreciate his father's obsession, Shizuku sets out to learn enough to accomplish the challenge laid out in his father's will: beat
Reminded me of the second episode of a network show that had a really good pilot, but then essentially repeats its premise for the next few episodes before really getting into a groove. So yeah this is still a very enjoyable manga about wine, but some of the bloom came off as I noticed that there are no less than 3 slightly mysterious women hanging around in grand soap operaish style, and that the authors clearly are offering a very narrow view as wine as the characters expound on french wine al ...more
David Schaafsma
I don't know why I keep reading this stuff, as it annoys me more often as it pleases me. I just really wanted to sample it and see what the manic following is all about in Japan, and why even here so many people like it. The idea is that two wine experts (male) are pitted against each other, one technically sound and the other poetic, instinctive, narrative, and they both educate you about wine (privileging French wine and French culture over others in a kind of culture-envious way...) and enter ...more
Adrian Nieto
En el primer volumen tenia mis dudas si este manga era un "pokemanga", pero ahora mis dudas han quedado claras. Y esto no es malo bajo ninguna circunstancia. Definitivamente tiene el tema predominante en otras historias como la de Pokemon, Hikaru no go o Yakitate! Japan (el tema "yo quiero ser el mejor de todos los -inserte oficio aqui-), pero al igual que las otras series, toma su tema con pasion, y a diferencia de las otras, el enfoque en los vinos es real, confirmable y hasta recomendable par ...more
Stewart Tame
Just a superb manga! The pacing is terrific. The artwork is lovely. The subject matter is offbeat enough to feel fresh and interesting. I'm not enough of a wine afficianado to know how well-researched this is, but I assume they're not faking it. Highly entertaining!
Rachel C.
I love the dramatic cliffhanger in the hunt for the First Apostle - total soap opera move. Dun dun DUN!
Sakura Yue Michaelis
" from places like America or Chile.." Excuse me?

Besides that, very entertaining and enlightening. The art is excellent and the story, fast-pace.
At some points in this book, I felt like I should be taking notes! It's very interesting, but some people could find it tedious in places. One thing that's a bit weird is that each new chapter starts with a recap of the last scene from the previous chapter. I guess this is useful if you stopped reading for a while, but mostly it's a bit annoying. I was a lot more interested in the characters in this one, and I really want to know what happens next! Actually, I don't think I've ever been more inv ...more
Not quite as fully realized as the first one, but I was turning pages pretty thirstily by the end! It made me want to drink wine, but I have a cold and so abstained. Perhaps the lack of wine accompaniment is the reason I only gave this volume 3 stars. (The meeting between a critic and a book is never totally pure.) This series should come with its own cheese and cracker board, its own wine list!
Well, I'll admit that I continue to enjoy this series. However, the second volume allowed itself to be overwhelmed by jumping from sub-plot to sub-plot and didn't dwell on the beauty of wine in the same manner as the first one did. Nevertheless, I am bummed that the third volume won't be released in English here in the U.S. until March 27th. Sigh.
Yep, I'm gonna be a wino if I keep going with these. But, darn it, it ends with a cliffhanger! And the overarching story can go on and on for volumes yet. Gah! Still, what's the worst that happens? I get to expand both my literary tastes (into the realm of manga) and learn more about wine. Seems like a win-win to me.
As delightful and engaging as the first volume. While it ends on something of a soap-ish note (amensia!), the rest of the chapters provide a number of pleasures, including kicking off the search for the first Apostle. The artwork remains top notch as do the clever descriptions that go with it.
Mar 05, 2013 Carla added it
Seriously, if there is any manga that makes you want to go to a wine shop, it's this one. This volume actually made me go do that.
My blog post about this book is at this link.
Laurianne Uy
I guess the novelty wore off and now it's just reading page after page of wine labels names that don't matter to me. XD
I am going wine shopping today and see if I can find any of these wines....
If you want to get a beginner into wine I'd recommend this series. Fantastic.
amy boese
Still my favorite current manga. A wine lovers delight!
LOVE Drops of God. Similar to Oishinbo.
Mark Taylor
Lots of fun and educational too.
thank you, victoria public library!
Phillip Kim
See my review on Vol. 1
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Tadashi Agi, 亜樹直, is the penname of Yuko and Shin Kibayashi, a sister and brother team of Japanese manga storywriters. Shin Kibayashi also uses the pseudonyms Seimaru Amagi and Yuya Aoki.
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