Official summary: “A young woman named Fuu is working as a waitress in a tea shop when she is abused by a band of samurai. She is saved by a mysterious rogue named Mugen and a young rōnin named Jin. … In return, Fuu asks them to travel with her to find “the samurai who smells of sunflowers”.
Our Pairing: its hip, its funky. its samurai cutting down men laced with hip hop beats. Does it get any cooler? Samurai Champloo developed by Manglobe studios breaks all kinds of conventions. Keep your mind open when watching this because we’re in Edo period japan but hip-hop drives this show. it adds a uniqueness by subverting expectations. its violent, hip and a lot of what may have seen but never together. Only an equally unique wine that breaks the same industry conventions will do. We’re drinking the hip-hop infused wine from André Hueston Mack. OPP wine (Other People’s Pinot).
Rating: Three Star/Merlot anime: Not great, Not bad. Old reliable. We pick you up at the grocery store after a long day. We watch you after a long week.
What would you pair with Samuari Champloo?
Neo yokio Episode 1 review.
The anime that divided a nation or more like the anime community. Acquired by Netflix September 2017 and created by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend the series centers on Kaz Kaan voiced by Jaden Smith as a demon hunting upper east-sider if the upper east side was a place called Neo-yokio.
This show is lite, bubbly and doesn’t ask for much but they’re small notes of something odd. What makes Neo-Yokio polarizing is it’s satirical nature. Is it self-aware satire or are we just being fake deep here?.
we’re giving Neo-Yokio a shot. its an odd ball show that isn’t for everyone but if you can see the humor and lean on the side of thinking its creators are self aware of its satirical nature you’ll enjoy it.
PAIRS WITH: Pink Moscato. The perfect low maintenance wine for a low maintenance show. We can’t be fancy all the time. The show and wine are lite, sweet to the palette and go down easy. Six episodes make it a quick binge.
Our favorite line: “Two is the loneliest number especially when you’re number two to a jackass”-
Rating-Two Star/ Boxed anime: Some look down on you. You’re not the best wine, you’re not the best anime but you get the job done.
What are your wine pairing suggestions for Neo-Yokio?
Life can be stressful. Got a college degree you don’t like. Swimming in financial aid debt. Co-worker drama and friends that aren’t really friends and to top if all off we’re at that age were people feel the need to say “when are you going to settle down and have kids”
Well here’s out solution friends. Anime + Wine, its been a long week. Take your shoes off. Grab a glass of your favorite wine ($5 bottle or $100 we’re not wine snobs) and play your favorite anime (subbed or dubbed we’re not gatekeepers) and we’re going to relax. Do adulthood on our own terms.
we hope you join us.