Pouring a perfect cocktail is a difficult feat, but one bartender, Ryuu Sasakura, is such a master of his craft that his drinks are renowned worldwide. No matter what challenges are thrown his way, Ryuu takes the time to get to know his customers and serves them the most helpful concoction for their joys and sorrows. With a calm demeanor and caring heart, this skilled bartender will do whatever it takes to make his clientele, and colleagues, happy.
With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...
If you liked Bartender, you'd also like Great Teacher Onizuka because both have similar assets yet they are complete opposites.
In Bartender the atmosphere is very calm, and comforting. This helps viewers become more relaxed and are able to fully enjoy the stories that Ryu Sasakura, bartender or "Glass of Gods", encounters from his customers. He is a genius bartender that realizes what drink his customers are in need of at the moment from little hints, that the customers does not even realize themselves. The drink resolves their problems and their problems seem to change for the better afterwards.
On the other hand, In Great Teacher Onizuka, Teacher Onizuka is the complete opposite; instead of resolving problems in a graceful manner he chooses to use the more extreme approach. At the same time he understands most of his students very well, and helps them through their problems. He is also not a very intelligent person. The atmosphere is roaring with laughter and excitement which is completely different from Bartender though.
In conclusion both series are similar because the main characters try to help resolve problems for their customers/students. Also both Sasakura and Onizuka have just started their jobs and... well besides that, they are complete opposites.
28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?
Both Hataraki Man and Bartender have one point in common: "The plot in both series is adult-oriented." They involve people who are about thirty-years-old, with a normal life and normal worries. The stories could be considered boring; the main characters only have a few peculiarities, like all us, and the series talk about many people and their problems, but with a positive viewpoint. They are the perfect series to see when you have had a bad day at work.
Asai Mugi's everyday life is very much impacted by a singular problem: she suffers from extreme shyness. Her sole friend Touyama Kayo would like to help her out as they've just entered high school, but Mugi's shyness is the sort that steals her voice entirely. It is too bad for Mugi that a freak shout on her part attracted the attention of Nono Ichinose. Nono is on a mission to save her Drama Research Society, and she isn't prepared to accept shyness as excuse from on-stage performances! With a small group of close friends to encourage and educate her, Mugi will be given a chance to be more than she is now. But, can someone so terribly shy really become a stage actress in just a few short months?
Hitohira and The Bartender both take an inspirational outlook on life. Although Bartender has a little more stop and go approach. It does not seem to flow as nicely as Hitohira does although it does have a certain appeal. Both series seem to put the viewer in a nice mood that makes them feel happy.
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.