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Japanese wine drama to be aired on Apple TV+ in April

Popular Japanese actor Tomohisa Yamashita is set to star in the wine drama of Drops of God, adapted from the Japanese anime series of the same name, which will premiere on Apple TV+ on 21 April 2023.

Tomohisa Yamashita, known as “YamaPi,” had been confirmed to star in the latest multilingual French-Japanese drama Drops of God. The actor has recently created buzz from his performance in Netflix hit thriller Alice in Borderland Season 2.

Produced by Legendary Entertainment, the series Drops of God is adapted from a popular Japanese manga of the same name. Revolving around the theme on wine, the manga took ten years to complete. The series tells the story of Alexandre Léger, a well-known wine critic in Tokyo, who, after passing away, left instructions in his will that his daughter and stepson must successfully find the world’s best wine he had chosen. The first to complete the task would inherit his legacy and winery.

The drama has modified the original work and changed the setting of Alexandre Léger’s biological children to his French daughter Camille, played by up-and-coming French actress Fleur Geffrier, who lives with her mother in France due to a failed marriage. Yamashita Tomohisa plays the role of the stepson, Yutaka Yamaoka. The two will have many scenes together in the series, which was filmed in France and Japan to depict the elegant and gorgeous appearance of the winery that is deeply ingrained in the anime.

The anime was created by playwright Tadashi Agi and illustrated by Shu Okimoto. The adaptation of Drops of God is the first official collaboration between France Télévisions and Hulu Japan.

The first season of the series, which consists of eight episodes, will premiere on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on 21 April, with one episode per week thereafter.

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