Oded Ruskin director directs multilingual series starring Fleur Geffrier, Yamashita Tomohisa
Entertainment news service Variety reported on Monday that Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto’s manga The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) will adapt a live-action television series that will be multilingual as a television series. cooperation between American, French, and Japanese companies. Legendary Television, Dynamic Television, France TV and Hulu Japan are backing the project and are producing it with Adline Entertainment.
Oded Ruskin (Absentia, No Man’s Land) is directing the series, and Quoc Dang Tran (Marianne, Parallel) is adapting the script. Klaus Zimmermann (Borgia, Trapped) of Dynamic is producing the series.
Variety describes the story of the TV series as having a female protagonist instead of a male protagonist in the manga:
The story concerns a woman who discovers that her estranged father has left her the world’s largest wine collection in his favor. However, to claim the inheritance, she must compete with a Japanese man whom her father considers a son and possibly more.
Multiple reports say the project has already begun filming in France, Italy, and Japan. The eight-episode, one-hour series will star French actress Fleur Geffrier (Elle) as the title character and Yamashita Tomohisa (The Head, The Man from Toronto) as her Japanese rival.
Legendary Television is handling the worldwide distribution outside of France and Japan. Hulu Japan will exclusively stream the series inside Japan along with a worldwide premiere.
Siblings Shin and Yuko Kibayashi – under the pseudonym Tadashi Agi – launched The Drops of God manga with artist Okimoto in Kodansha magazine Morning in 2004. A live-action series based on the manga aired in Japan in 2009. The manga ended in June 2014, and the 44th and final compiled book volume was published in July 2014. The final part of the manga, titled Marriage ~ Kami no Shizuku Saishūshō ~ (Marriage ~ The Drops of God Final Arc ~), released in May 2015 and ended in October 2020.
Comixology and Kodansha Comics released the manga in English digitally.
Throughout its publication, the manga has been known to boost sales of the liquors featured in the manga. The French wine magazine La Revue du vin de France recognized the manga, giving it the magazine’s top prize in 2010. The New York Times also configured the manga in its Eats and Wines section in 2008.