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Bartender Chapter 39 – Good-for-Nothing

Glad I can get this out in time today as I will be gone for the weekend, and won’t have time to work on scanlations at all.  FYI, this marks the end of volume 5.





Drink of the Day:

Robert Burns (Bobby Burns)

  • 45 ml Scotch Whisky (Robert Burns)
  • 15 ml Vermouth (sweet)
  • 3 Dash of Benedictine

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

The theme of this chapter is graduation, but the moral of the story is to move forward with life at a steady pace and to not deter when problems arise.  This is a typical lesson that appears in many other chapters.  In fact, most chapters feature characters who have encountered some bump in their lives, and became depressed.  So I think it’s fair for me to say that this is a very typical Bartender story.  Also, other than Kurata who made a cameo, no previous characters made an appearance.  It is as typical as they come, but a good story nevertheless.

Learned quite a few things from this chapter as well.  I’m not big on literature, but even I knew who Robert Burns is; however, I didn’t know that the Japanese graduation song “Hotaru no Hikari” use the same tunes as Auld Lang Syne.  The author nicely connected Graduation to “Hotaru no Hikaru” to Auld Lang Syne to Robert Burns, and finally to the cocktail.  There is one little snag though, which is the recipe.  The recipe Sasakura used is actually Bobby Burns, a variation of Robert Burns.  The real Robert Burns do not use Benedictine; instead, it uses bitters.  In case anyone’s wondering, the poem Kimura was reciting at the end of the chapter is called “My Heart’s in the Highlands” by Robert Burns.


Another point of interest, Kimura’s teacher mentioned that you will get drunk faster if you drink while slouched.  I tried to find information about that, but couldn’t.  I’ve never tried to stand up straight and drink (I’m all over the place after a couple), so I don’t know if this is true or not.  Any input, whether from an online resource or personal experience, will be appreciated.

Categories: Bartender
  1. Ariel
    November 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you so much for the new release!! I love “Bartender”!!!

  2. Avantoe
    November 12, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Another awesome release! Thank you!

  3. jjjjjj3866
    November 12, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Thanks a bunch for the great release!
    Also I think the megaupload link is broken cause they keep saying
    “The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable.”

    If you don’t mind could you upload your chapters to Manga Traders?

  4. Linda
    November 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Thanks, and the MU link works again!

  5. November 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Thanks for the release, and I can never get the file uploaded on a timely manner 😦

    And Cityshrimp, since your gone for the weekend I’ll have the next cleans available for Monday ^^

  6. November 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I think he meant it metaphorically, rather than physiologically. I also think it connects to what he says next; about hiding you pain and later on the saying in English.

    People who slouch in bars usually do so because they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and as such drink glass after glass to forget their troubles, as opposed to someone hiding it (sitting up straight). Thus, they get drunk ‘quicker’; because in the same time span, a ‘sloucher’ would’ve consumed far more alcohol, say 5 shots instead of maybe just 1 or 2.

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