Agi Tadashi and Okumoto Shu's manga 'Drops of God' ('Kami no Shizuku') is getting a new live-action drama series. It will be distributed worldwide in 2022 as a collaborative project between U.S., French, and Japanese companies.
'Drops of God' is a manga about wine that was serialized in 'Morning' from 2004 to 2014. It has been compiled into 44 volumes with over 15 million total units sold. In 2009, it was adapted into a live-action drama series starring Kamenashi Kazuya. The multinational, multilingual drama series will be co-produced by Legendary Television, Dynamic Television, France Television, and Hulu Japan.
The story begins with Alexander Leger, the founder and writer of Leger Wine Guides, and a great authority oenology (study of wine), who dies at his home in Tokyo. His only daughter Kamille discovers that her estranged father has left her the world's greatest wine collection in his will. However, to claim her inheritance, she must compete against Tomine Issei, a young wine critic who Alexander regarded as his son. Yamashita Tomohisa will play the role of Tomine Issei, and Kamille will be played by French actress Fleur Geffrier. The drama will be written by Quoc Dang Tran, directed by Oded Ruskin, and produced by Dynamic Television's Klaus Zimmerman.