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Bartender Chapter 18 – The Visage of a Bar (Part 3)

All right, here’s the last part to this story.  Wanted to get this out before the weekend so you guys won’t be left hanging.

Update: Weird… can’t upload png files from my home computer.  But whatever, got it up as a jpeg






Drink of the Day:

Moulin Rouge

  • 3 Dashes of Grenadine
  • 1/4 Apricot Brandy
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Gordon’s Orange Gin

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

So the whole story is now revealed.  Minegishi is broke, but he is so mesmerized by his past that he wishes to live the same way even though he can’t financially do it.  He should be applauded for not going down any wrong paths and sticking to it to achieve his goals.  And once again, Sasakura is shown to be less-than-perfect, since his service for Minegishi was not all that suitable.  But I have to say in his defense that he was unaware of Minegishi’s condition.  If Minegishi didn’t have an illness, it would have been right to live for the future instead of dwelling on the past.  The past is sweet, no doubt, but everyone needs to let go sometime.  Saito did not tell Sasakura the whole picture, so it makes sense that Sasakura would give such a service.  Perhaps Saito intentionally hid that piece of information to teach Sasakura a lesson; to show him the reason why bartenders should not interfere.  Sasakura also commented that he may never reach the level that Saito is at, but I think he may have surpassed him already in some ways.  The moral of this chapter is two-fold.  One, we shouldn’t dwell on the past, since everyone have a future to live for.  Two, we shouldn’t throw away our past, since it signifies who we are and what we have been through.

Categories: Bartender
  1. Darci
    February 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Wow, two chapters in a row! Thanks for all your hard work 🙂

  2. adam
    February 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Geez you are pumping these out fast!

    There too good, love how the made the glass of gods have a incorrect idea or wrongness if that makes sense 😀 really brought the whole nothing and no one is perfect to the table

  3. Matt
    February 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Dude you’re freaking awesome man

    been waiting to bartender scans for sooo long Keep It Up!

  4. Hikaru
    February 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I am glad someone has picked up Bartender, I have been looking forward to more of it for some time now,

  5. tg99
    February 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    so touching!
    i like how you wrote your own afterthoughts as well, its nice to see the scanlator’s perspective

  6. heh
    February 6, 2010 at 3:02 am


    but don’t level if you can’t level, now it’s all overlevelled. It’s better to leave some dust.

  7. a
    February 6, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Thank you 🙂

  8. Noodle
    February 6, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Wow! The speed of your releases is unbelievably fast. I hope you don’t get a burn out syndrome!

  9. Anonymous
    February 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    I shed a tear for Minegishi, he was a true man till the end.

    Also, thanks for the quick releases! However the orange liqueur that Sasakura used should be spelled Grand Marnier instead of Marrier.

    • February 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      Great so much for proofreading. I’ll try to not make any more of these stupid (and crucial) mistakes in the future ><||

  10. JePiNaY
    February 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Awesome! Thanks for finishing this arc up. 😀

  11. ndqanh_vn
    February 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

    This is like a dream comes true. You’re amazing!

    This chapter has my favourite quote: Memories is a proof that you have lived…The anime episode pulled it out quite good, too ^^

  12. Zograf
    February 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I happen to adore the Bartender manga so I would just like to show you my gratitude.

  13. Grimmer
    February 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    That was a touching end to a nice story.
    The whole thing was nicely executed. That’s some decent storytelling going on right there…

    Thanks for scanlating! 🙂

  14. yugiohrunegeek
    February 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Dang, you did those chapters fast! I hope you are taking your time. We did not want to impose in your real life. Again, thank you very much.

  15. Anonymous
    February 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    are you guys going to continue with this series? i just recently read the entire scanlated chapters and i have to say i’ve become quite fond of it.

  16. Dhalia
    February 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome chapter as always ^-^/ also, thanks for giving me credit for the raws, i wasn’t expecting it but it did make me smile 🙂

  17. Silver
    February 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

    thanks for the picking this up. I just recently read them all and have become a huge fan. Keep up the good work 🙂

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