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Bartender Glass 111 – Each Person’s Spring


Last chapter of Volume 14!




Drink of the Day:

Rinse Type Martini

  • Dry Vermouth (used to rinse ice)
  • 60 ml Gin
  • Ice

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

I’ve read this chapter several times, and I still don’t see the relevance of the chapter’s title to the story.  When talking about Spring, at it’s plainest form, it’s one of the four seasons of the year.  Very often (especially in Japan), when a person enters Spring, it means he has found his love or he started a relationship.  There was some hint of that with Miyashita, but then that’s hardly the focus of the story.  The story is all about Tsubasa’s realization that customers are people too, and that’s why he can’t just do whatever they ask.  I don’t see how that has anything to do with “Each Peron’s Spring”.

I also don’t like how the story ended.  I think it would be a bit better if Tsubasa saw a glimpse of that old man’s soft side.  If he were even talking on the phone or talking to someone about a problem he’s having (and I mean a real problem, not just missing a flight), which would justify why he acted like an ass the whole chapter, then it would make Tsubasa’s ending dialog more convincing.

The coolest thing in this chapter is Kuzuhara.  We see a soft side to him, and what appears to be approval of Tsubasa as a bartender.  We also see Shiraishi not liking that too much.  All of which builds up to further rivalry and complications between the two young bartenders.

Categories: Bartender
  1. tokkei12
    March 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much!

  2. March 26, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Thank you for your hardwork!
    I think rinsing the ice (or sometime the chilled glass) with dry vermouth is usually called `very dry martini`.

  3. March 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    thank you! I’m curious about this chapter now that you’ve mentioned “Spring”. Spring, at least in places which have severe winters, is often full of sudden, often violent, changes in the weather. (I mean, once I saw, in the course of a 2 hour seminar, the weather outside change from heavy rain, to sunshine, to hail and then sleet, then to snow, then back to warm sunshine). So sometimes the term can refer to sudden change. And it often refers to the end of one thing whilst at the same time the beginning of something new. Not just relationships, but our outlook on life, on others, etc. Of course, the term also refers to a stage in a person’s life, and other things. So now I’m curious about this chapter, haha.

    thank you so much for all the hard work you do to bring these chapters to us.

  4. Cloud
    March 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you very much for finishing another volume of this great manga!.

  5. Lobminster
    April 8, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Thanks again for your hard work. Once I’ve seen the expression “spring of one’s life” in a chapter of Vagabond manga, when the main character, Myamoto Musashi had spent a long time preparing for a fight while being consumed by feelings of helplessness (he had lost his previous fight to the same foe). However, when the fight starts he finds himself strangely focused and apt. A monk, watching the fight, then refers to the situation as Musashi facing his “Spring” (the realisation he had grown), after a harsh “Winter” of despair. When I first thought of the title for this chapter of Bartender it hit me as being the very one Tsubasa’s Springtime, considering he starts the chapter troubled with his considerations and ends it with a larger sense of understanding. Anyways, chapters with Tsubasa are very interesting, in the fashion that his growth as bartender reflects the development of his own personality, under the career he is engaging and tutelage by Sasakura. Thank you, once again, for the chapter, Cityshrimp

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