Episode 48 – The Heart of Mahjongg

13 Aug

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Its finally here! On this episode of Life Lessons, we are joined by a very special guest, that guest being none other than long time Gintama translator himself, Bomber D. Rufi!! For years, BDR has been an integral part of the Gintama community, being one of the only two people who have been (and are still) translating the manga every week for years now. Today he joins Colton for his first episode of the podcast, as they cover Chapter 70 of the manga, in which Gin and Hasegawa gamble….we promise its a lot funnier than it sounds. Afterwards, we talk about the chapter title during the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment discussing Episode 49!

Discussion points include BDR’s experiences in translating Gintama, how the structure of a manga chapter may or may not affect the story being told, and why you should watch both Kaiji and Akagi.

Special thanks to BDR for coming on the show this episode! And join us next time as we go over Chapters 71-73 of the manga, aka the Dog God arc, with special guest Doctor of Just A Gintama Podcast and the SSAA Podcast. Enjoy!

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0:00:00 Introduction(s)
0:27:31 Manga Recap: Chapter 70
1:24:02 Life Lesson 70
1:39:13 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 49
2:14:47 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 9!

Or let Viz Media know on Twitter how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 49 0n Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 4 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Follow BDR on Twitter!

Or on Plurk even!

Live Action Gintama is a real thing happening and not just a rumor

Jess Reviews’ Gintama Final Arc Livestream (Spoilers)

Episode 47 – Ninshitsu

19 Jul

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton (Red Ninja, Special Attack: I Promise I Won’t Take More Than 2 Months to Edit The Next Podcast) is joined by both Josh Dunham (Yellow Ninja, Special Attack: 1000 Live Tweets For a Single Episode of Anime) of Senpai Coast to Coast and Wave Motion Cannon, and Niente de Nada (Maple Ninja, Special Attack: Let’s! Party!!), Japanese history enthusiast and Professional Canadian, to go over Chapters 67-69, aka the Go-Ninja Arc! In which Katsura pleads both the Odd Jobs and Sacchan to help him infiltrate the lair of an evil magistrate in order to rescue a captured Elizabeth!

After covering the arc, we decide to skip out on the Anime/Manga Comparison for the episode after accidentally talking about it during the Manga Recaps, so afterwards, we o over all three chapter titles in the Life Lessons segment and the show comes to an end, but don’t worry, this episode is pretty long! Discussion points include Josh’s critiques of the art and panel layout throughout the arc, ideas for new Gintama podcasts, and what we can do to make Gintama great again.

Apologies for how late the episode is, but look forward to Episode 48 with Colton and another VERY special and secret guest! Who could it be? Stay tuned to find out, but until then, enjoy the episode!

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:23:29 Chapter 67 Recap
1:25:32 Chapter 68 Recap
2:15:37 Chapter 69 Recap
3:11:26 Life Lessons 67-69
3:24:46 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 8

Buy Gintama Volume 9

Or let Viz Media know on Twitter how much you want it digitally

Watch Episodes 43 and 44 on Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 4 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Gintama Manga Celebrates 50 Million Print Copy Milestone

Taki Talks Mangas

 

Josh Dunham’s Thoughts on Gintama (Eps 1-48)

23 May

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On this special episode of Life Lessons, we focus our usual Gintama talk more towards the anime side of things, as Colton is joined by Doctor (SSAA Podcast and Just a Gintama Podcast) to discuss with Josh Dunham’s thoughts on the Gintama anime thus far. Josh is the host of the anime podcast Senpai Coast to Coast and the founder of the Wave Motion Cannon blog, and had started watching Gintama shortly after meeting and becoming friends with Colton. It has been a year since that faithful day, and now it is time for Colton and Doctor to sit down with Josh behind their microphones and see what Josh thinks of the series thus far. What are his most memorable episodes? How does he feel about the cast of characters? Does he like Gintama enough to continue with it and record about it again sometime? Well, you’ll just have to listen. Enjoy!

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Josh has been a frequent contributor to the Life Lessons podcast, and if you would like to listen to some of his more detailed thoughts on certain portions of the series, please click here.

 

 

Show Notes

Watch all of Gintama on Crunchyroll (for free)!!

Follow Josh Dunham on Twitter

Follow Doctor on Twitter

Senpai Coast to Coast

Wave Motion Cannon

SSAA Podcast

Just a Gintama Podcast

One Podcast Prevails

The Jump On Point

Episode 46 – Two More Years (Parts 1&2)

25 Apr

naka

On this episode of Life Lessons, its our third anniversary, and King Recon comes on the show once again to help cover Chapter 66 of the manga, in which the Odd Jobs get a new neighbor. Afterwards, Colton talks about Lesson 66 in the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment of Episode 47 of the anime.

The episode features an interview with Niente de Nada, the occasional ghost contributor to the podcast that Colton and Josh Dunham have mentioned and praised a ton in the past! She is also a very active member of the Gintama fan community who is seemingly the most knowledgeable of the real Japanese history that makes up the foundation of Gintama. The interview also features a few stories about a few different historical figures in which a majority of the cast are based on, so don’t miss it! Special thanks to Nada especially for coming on the show (links to her stuff and things are located in the show notes below).

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:13:21 Manga Recap: Ch 66
1:00:29 Life Lesson 66
1:07:53 Anime/Manga Comp: Ep 47
1:32:00 Interview with Nada
2:50:06 The End (For Now…)

 

In Part 2 of the episode, King Recon is still around to help Colton read the massive amount of emails, questions and comments that you, the listeners, have sent in for us to read on the podcast! It is quite literally our longest feedback segment ever recorded and released, including discussion of our favorite Gintama opening and ending themes, ideas on how to introduce new people to the series, and the multiple reasons why Gintama isn’t as popular overseas.

We want to thank everyone for all of the feedback they’ve sent into the show. It was a lot fun recording this and answering people’s emails.

Special thanks to everyone who has ever contributed or listened to the podcast over the past year, we couldn’t have done it without you! Enjoy!!

Download Part 2 Here

0:00:00 Introduction
0:05:18 Emails and Feedback
2:11:00 Spoilers Discussion for Ch 502 onwards
2:36:12 The End/Special Thanks

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 8 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Or let Viz Media know on Twitter how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 47 on Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 4 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Subscribe to Recon’s YouTube Channel

Follow Recon on Twitter

Follow Nada on Twitter

Or on Tumblr

Hakuouki History Blog

Chapter 4 Title Page

Yorozuya Soul Openings and Endings Guide 

Episode 46 – Two More Years (Part 2)

18 Apr

naka

The second half of our third anniversary show is here! King Recon is still around to help Colton read the massive amount of emails, questions and comments that you, the listeners, have sent in for us to read on the podcast! It is quite literally our longest feedback segment ever recorded and released, including discussion of our favorite Gintama opening and ending themes, ideas on how to introduce new people to the series, and the multiple reasons why Gintama isn’t as popular overseas.

We want to thank everyone for all of the feedback they’ve sent into the show. It was a lot fun recording this and answering people’s emails.

Special thanks to everyone who has ever contributed or listened to the podcast over the past year, we couldn’t have done it without you! Enjoy!!

DOWNLOAD HERE

 

 

0:00:00 Introduction
0:05:18 Emails and Feedback
2:11:00 Spoilers Discussion for Ch 502 onwards
2:36:12 The End/Special Thanks

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 8 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Or let Viz Media know on Twitter how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 47 on Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 4 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Subscribe to Recon’s YouTube Channel

Follow Recon on Twitter

Follow Nada on Twitter

Or on Tumblr

Hakuouki History Blog

Yorozuya Soul Openings and Endings Guide 

Episode 46 – Two More Years (Part 1)

15 Apr

orouya

On this episode of Life Lessons, its our third anniversary, and King Recon comes on the show once again to help cover Chapter 66 of the manga, in which the Odd Jobs get a new neighbor. Afterwards, Colton talks about Lesson 66 in the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment of Episode 47 of the anime.

The episode features an interview with Niente de Nada, the occasional ghost contributor to the podcast that Colton and Josh Dunham have mentioned and praised a ton in the past! She is also a very active member of the Gintama fan community who is seemingly the most knowledgeable of the real Japanese history that makes up the foundation of Gintama. The interview also features a few stories about a few different historical figures in which a majority of the cast are based on, so don’t miss it! Special thanks to Nada especially for coming on the show (links to her stuff and things are located in the show notes below).

This episode also marks the first episode to ever be released in two separate releases. Thats right, this episode was so long and so many people were asking for it, that it was decided that it’d be best to release half of it a bit early. The feedback segment for this episode was ESPECIALLY huge, so that other half of the episode (Part 2) will be released this Monday, April 18th, so look forward to it!

We’ll say it again, but thank you to everyone for listening to Life Lessons for however long you’ve been listening, we appreciate all of your support and hope to keep this up for many years to come, now enjoy the first half of the episode!

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If you’re not following Nada, then what’re you waiting for!?

Follow Nada on Twitter

Or on Tumblr

Hakuouki History Blog

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 8 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Or let Viz Media know on Twitter how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 47 on Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 4 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Subscribe to Recon’s YouTube Channel

Follow Recon on Twitter

Chapter 4 Title Page

 

(Fake) Episode 46 – 2 More Years (From April Fools Day, don’t bother)

1 Apr

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Its a fake! You can all go home now. Actual anniversary podcast will be up before the end of April. Its being edited right now!

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:03:53 Manga Recap: Chapter 66
0:36:25 Life Lesson 66
0:41:42 Anime/Manga Comp: Episode 47
0:51:11 Interview with Nada!!
1:01:35 Feedback and Emails
1:27:25 The End!

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 8 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Or let Viz Media know on Twitter how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 47 on Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 4 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Subscribe to Recon’s YouTube Channel

Follow Nada on Twitter

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