With Japanese and French production, the series was one of the most coveted products of its genre on streaming platforms. Now, Drops of God will come to Apple TV + from the manga to live-action.
Apple TV+ today announced the global acquisition of eight episodes of the new French and Japanese multilingual drama “Drops of God” from Legendary Entertainment. It is adapted from the New York Times best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name, created and written by award-winning Tadashi Agi. With illustrations by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha, “Drops of God” stars Fleur Geffrier (“Das Boat,” “Elle”) as Camille Léger and Tomohisa Yamashita (“The Head,” “Tokyo Vice,” “Alice in Borderland”) as Issei Tomine. The series is produced by Les Productions Dynamic in association with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment.
It’s the first time that Apple TV+ adapt a manga However, it is striking that this product is not going to go through the anime but directly into real action.
what’s it about?
“Drops of God” finds the world of gastronomy and fine wines in mourning since Alexandre Léger, creator of the famous Leger Wine Guide and emblematic figure of oenology, has just passed away at his home in Tokyo at the age of 60. She leaves behind a daughter, Camille (Geffrier), who lives in Paris and hasn’t seen her dad since her parents separated from her when she was nine.
When Camille flies to Tokio and Léger’s will is read, he discovers that his father has left him an extraordinary collection of wines, the largest collection in the world according to experts. But to claim her inheritance, Camille must compete with a brilliant young winemaker. This is Issei Tomine (Yamashita), whom his father took under his protection and who is referred to in Léger’s will. He is known as his “spiritual son.” But will his connection with Issei be only spiritual?
Written by the creator of the series Quoc Dang Tran (“Marianne,” “Parallel”), executive produced by Klaus Zimmermann (“Borgia,” “Trapped”) and directed by Oded Ruskin (“No Man’s Land,” “Absentia”), ” Drops of God” will be released in 2023 on Apple TV+ except in Japan. The series is presented in association with France Télévisions and Hulu Japan.
Kodansha, one of the largest publishers in Japan, was founded in 1909. It has a wide range of publishing activities. The company is passionate about its mission to promote reading and offers multiple literary awards. Examples like the Noma Award and the Yoshikawa Prize, which recognize the contributions of talented authors to improving publishing culture.
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