Liveblogging shenanigans: Dragon Ball Super

Another week, another new episode of Dragon Ball Super. we’re liveblogging. Vegeta helps another dimensions Saiyan go super saiyan bringing new meaning to tough love.

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we’re drinking: more Sauvignon Blanc

we had a blast! what are your pairing suggestions for Vegeta? something spicy of course.

Demon King Daimao: scantily clad wine

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Official summary: “This story of “love, magic, and battles” revolves around Akuto Sai, a boy who aims to become part of his country’s highest order of magicians and contribute to society as one of its clergy. On the day he is admitted into the Constant Magical Academy, his aptitude test predicts the following: “Future Occupation: Demon King.” Thus begins his severe school life in which he is resented by his studious female class head, desired by a girl with mysterious powers, and guarded by a beautiful female android”via

Our pairing: I have to admit this one had me a little nervous. Within the first ten minuets there were many scantily clad shots of anime girls and I thought to myself ‘oh no its gonna be that type of anime” light on substance but heavy on exploitation. I’m happy to report by the end I was pleasantly won over. Make no mistake about it there are plenty of exploitative shots but there is real story. Funny, against the grain and will not be for everyone’s pallet we pair this with none other than boxed wine. Depending on the social circle you run in boxed wine will give you a light glare or scathing condemnation but we’re okay with it. This is a judgment free zone.

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.

Got a pairing suggestion? we’d love to hear it!

Samurai Champloo: wine pairing

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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?