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Tadashi Agi is the penname used by the best-selling brother and sister duo Shin and Yuko Kibayashi. Veteran writers the Kibayashi's debuted on the Japanese scene with the award-winning and best-selling comic series Kindaichi's Case Files (published in English by Tokyopop). Agi's next hit was the series GetBackers, which would cement the pair as Japan's most innovative thriller mystery writers of the early part of the new century.GetBackers success would extend across the globe becoming a strong seller in the US, selling approximately 200,000 units. Lifetime Agi's works would amass to millions of units in Japan and nearly 300,000 units sold in the US. Shu Okimoto is a veteran comic book illustrator and book jacket designer.
"Visually stunning and effortlessly entertaining... To top it off, reading Drops is a trippy literary experience... Don't be surprised if you crush this book in one night. It's pretty impossible to put down once you pick it up." --Bottlenotes (The Daily Sip) "I have already ordered the second volume (out in December) and I guess that in terms of reviews that is a definitive statement." --Wine Psych "Presents some complex wine topics in an easy to understand manner, without talking down to the consumer... I urge all wine lovers to take a look, with an open mind, at The Drops of God. Give it a chance and you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it." --The Passionate Foodie "Penchants for French wines drive the selection of vinos described with dramatic, often fanatical detail." --Wine Enthusiast "Through the dramas of their wine-drinking characters, [Tadashi Agi] instructs readers on how to taste wine. It's hilarious, for sure, when a young woman swoons over a man's decanting skills, but it's also a great way to draw attention to the technical proficiency of a beautiful pour without getting too technical. And that's what's truly extraordinary about Drops of God It makes learning about wine--which, let's face it, can be a totally tedious thing for the non-obsessed--really fun... Seriously, this is juicy stuff!" --GILT "This is not only an influential wine book in Japan (and France) but is a gem of a find--something that is out-of-the-ordinary, yet based on serious wine understanding, i.e. that wine is a living thing and the memories that fine wines can evoke. It is a real page turner!" --WEINGARTEN