Bartender Chapter 84 – Revival
Drink of the Day:
Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):
Souma isn’t a character I like much, but I’m always into old characters making another appearance. I don’t have to learn about a new character, and the story can be more involved, so it’s generally a good thing. I don’t quite like this particular continuation though. I think the message is too similar to the previous stories. In the previous story, Souma knows that he’s headed to jail, and Sasakura made him a drink to encourage him through it. After two years, Souma is released, and once again, he needed to be encouraged. The circumstance just feels too similar. I didn’t really get much more out of this chapter.
The last scene – where Souma comments on Kurushima and Sasakura looking like father and son – is also kind of random. I guess he’s at the age where he wishes he has a son, but if you read the entire volume, there’s a lot of stories and morals regarding family, especially between father and son. I feel that this last scene was just a toss-in to continue that theme, which I find unnecessary.