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Bartender Glass 150 – The First Drop


Looks like chapters are back to 24 pages again.  Weird.  This also wraps up volume 19.  Just two more to go!  Happy Chinese New Years!



Drinks of the Day:

The Final Drop Burnside 1990

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

This chapter have some really highs and really lows for me.  I really like how they finally brought back Miwa.  Feels like it’s been ages since she appeared, and I think this chapter is a good, natural continuation of their story.  Its also good to see both that lawyer (forgot her name) and Kyouko show up as well.  I really like the dynamic between those 3 female characters.  It’s just a different type of interaction than the ones that Sasakura have with others.

There’s something I really did not like though.  First of all, Sasakura really screwed up big time.  As perceptive and experienced as he is, how could he mess up so many times in one sitting.  First, he seems to not care that Miwa is ordering strong drinks one after another.  Then he tries to give her a liquor to convey his message, and that message didn’t reach her.  This is very unlike him.  I’m sure there is another liquor or cocktail out there that he could’ve used to give the same message, but one that Miwa can actually notice.  What’s more, after he gave Miwa the drink, he pretty much egged her on and got her to down it.  He should know what kind of person Miwa is by now, and not say something that’ll piss her off even more.  What Kyouko said also doesn’t make sense.  It doesn’t matter if the customer doesn’t get their intention?  That’s just amateur talk.  Sasakura always say bartenders are there to console the customers.  If they don’t understand your message, how can you console them?  Not only that, she said it’s fine because it gives them some self satisfaction?  Wow, I wouldn’t want her as my bartender.

Categories: Bartender
  1. Handler
    January 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you so much!

    Now we are really close to the end.

  2. January 27, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    thank you so much!

  3. January 28, 2017 at 4:59 am

    thanks for the release

  4. rennov
    February 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Ah… I missed your comment about the chapter. Hmm… hmm… maybe I can add something from a different perspective. As I remember, Kyouko said that when the customer is in indescribable anguish, it’s pointless to say some consoling words. The best thing we can do is only listen and react accordingly…

    In Miwa’s case, Sasakura can only offer drink (without any words attached) to convey his message… Given the complex philosophy of each drinks, it’s just natural for the customer to miss it. So, until Miwa is ready to voice her own feelings, bartender can only listen and offer the best drink he can make…

  5. Darselo
    March 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for this and subsequent chapters!

    I too think you might be a little hard on Sasakura here. Grief can affect people in so many different ways and so deeply. Even if others try to help, ultimately the grieving person has to be ready to take the next step to move on. To me it’s more believable that even Sasakura couldn’t instantly break through, but that Miwa understood the message when she was ready to hear it.

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