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Episode 36 – Osaka Style

30 Jun

osaka

On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton and Jay sit down to cover Chapters 48 and 49 of the manga, in which one of Otae’s coworkers is having a hard time adjusting to the Odd Job’s hometown of Edo. After that, we have a Life Lessons segment about both rough pasts and preferences in toilets, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment about Episode 36 of the anime. Topics of discussion for this episode include why Otae and Kagura are the best, Colton and Jay’s anxiety over washlets and other tiny details about the manga that no one else cares about. Look forward to the next episode as we cover the Memory Loss arc, our next three chapter story arc! Until then, enjoy the episode!!

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0:00:00 Introduction

0:05:31 Manga Recap: Ch 48

0:36:14 Manga Recap: Ch 49

1:06:34 Life Lessons 48 & 49

1:16:38 Anime/Manga Comparison: Ep 36

1:25:49 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Vol 6 on Amazon

Or Rightstuf

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

Watch Episode 36 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD via Collection 3 from Sentai Filmworks on Rightstuf

Japanese Fans Name Their Favorite Secretly Cruel, Haraguro Characters

Colton’s Findings: Exhibit A

Exhibit B 

Exhibit C

Episode 33 – God Hates Kondo

11 May

hate

On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton and Jay sit down and talk about certain news pieces of interest as well as Chapter 45 of the manga. We also have a Life Lessons segment and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on Episode 28 of the anime. Topics of discussion for this episode include Colton’s thoughts on the depiction of Kagura in a recent chapter of “Food Wars!“, how awesome Norio Wakamoto is, and just how much God hates Kondo.

This episode of the podcast was broadcast and recorded live on Youtube through Google Hangouts, which can be viewed over at youtube.com/gintamangacast. As such, this episode has been left mostly unedited in order to keep the integrity of the original stream (also, because I’m lazy). Enjoy!

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0:00:00 Introduction/News

0:27:17 Manga Recap: Chapter 45

1:05:09 Life Lesson 45

1:14:09 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 28

1:40:32 The End

1:52:14 Bullsh*t

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 6 on Amazon

Or tell Viz Media you want to read it digitally on vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 28 on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD

Hit Hijikata in the crotch

Anime Voice Actor Popularity Ranking of 2015

Anime Voice Actress Popularity Ranking of 2015

Kagura as drawn by Shun Saeki, artist of “Food Wars” (NSFW)

Article from the Unofficial One Piece Podcast for context (Also NSFW)

Special – Episode Hijikata: The Hijikata Special

27 Apr

hiki

On this special episode of Life Lessons, Colton finally has another character special in store as he and Jay sit down and talk about their favorite demon vice-chief of the Shinsengumi. They talk about everything they possibly can about Hijikata, such as his character design, his voice actor, what kind of person he is, his relationships with other characters, his life before he joined the Shinsengumi. Everything.

Other topics of discussion this episode include how much of an influence mayonnaise has had on Jay’s life, what other characters the podcast cover and just how much Colton cries at even the mention of Mitsuba. Enjoy!

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WARNING: For those who follow the manga along with the podcast, we start talking about material that hasn’t been covered yet around 49 minutes in, so tons of SPOILERS are abound!

Show Notes

Mayonnaise

Hijikata’s Cooking Lesson

Hijikata Directing Traffic

Shinsengumi actors reading their lines live

Episode 32 – Characters With Scars On Their Face Are Always Cool

9 Apr

yorozuya

Its here! Its finally here!! Its the 2nd anniversary of Life Lessons: The Gintama Manga Cast, and on this episode, its just Colton and Jay this time, as they start off by talking about what its been like to do the podcast and why Jay wants to punch Colton in the face all the time.

Afterwards, they cover manga chapters 42-44, otherwise known as the Rengokukan Battle Arena arc, where the Odd Jobs trio stalks and meets a demon who seeks redemption. We also have Life Lessons segment covering all three chapter titles and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on Episode 27 of the anime. Colton even gets to sit down and talk to Doctor from the SSAA Podcast and Just a Gintama Podcast about the origins of his podcasting career and just what he loves about Gintama. Last but not least, we even have some feedback to cover before we end the show. Topics of discussion for this episode include death throughout the series, why Gintama isnt popular overseas, and just how much we forget about this arc and the existence of the Tendoshuu.

Thank you to everyone who has been listening to us for the past year and special thanks to Doctor for coming on the show! Its the longest episode we’ve had in a while, so we hope you enjoy it!

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0:00:00 Introduction/Podcast Talk

0:21:32 Manga Recap: Chapter 42

0:48:20 Manga Recap: Chapter 43

1:17:06 Manga Recap: Chapter 44

1:42:47 Life Lessons 42-44

1:53:54 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 27

2:01:19 Special Interview with Doctor!

3:09:24 Emails and Feedback

3:50:19 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 6 and the rest of the manga on Amazon

Or tell Viz Media you want it available on vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 27 and the rest of the series on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD via Amazon

Commercial for new season of Gintama

Gintama is most anticipated anime this Spring season on ANN

Listen to the SSAA PodcastJust a Gintama Podcast, and One Podcast Prevails (All hosted by Doctor)

Episode 29 – Saigo, The Sweetest Transvestite

9 Feb

saigo2

On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton and Jay sit down to cover Chapters 38 and 39 of the manga, in which Gin and Katsura turn into Pako and Zurako and learn what it really means to be both strong and look good in a dress and makeup. We also have a double Life Lessons segment, an Anime/Manga Comparison segment covering Episode 24 of the anime and even some feedback before we end the show. Topics discussed this episode include Colton and Jay’s experiences in cross dressing, how Saigo is THE most amazing character in anything ever, and how and why Prince Hata hasn’t been eaten by any of his ferociously dangerous pets yet. Enjoy!

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0:00:00 Introduction

0:09:07 Manga Recap: Chapter 38

0:39:40 Manga Recap: Chapter 39

1:12:12 Life Lessons 38 and 39

1:25:57 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 24

1:34:54 Emails

1:47:15 The End

1:56:31 Outtakes

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 5 and the rest of the manga on Amazon

Or tell Viz Media you want it available on vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 24 and the rest of the series on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Fill out aritzen’s 2015 Gintama Census

And follow her on Twitter

Listen to us on Stitcher Radio

Listen to us on PlayerFM

10,000 Otaku Poll Names Favorite Anime Song to Karaoke

Episode 28 – Friends Forever

26 Jan

maltese

On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is once again joined by his friends and co-hosts, Jon and Jay, and hijinks ensue, as the trio covers Chapters 36 and 37 of the manga. In which Shinpachi meets an old friend and faces a formidable(?) biker gang known as the Bulldogs! Afterwards, we have a Life Lessons segment covering both chapter titles and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment covering Episode 26 of the anime. We even have some listener feedback before the show ends. Topics discussed in this episode include, Gintama characters that should have their own show, how awesome Shinpachi finally gets to be, and just to what extend Takachin’s life became so “sh*tty”. Enjoy the episode, and we’ll see you next time for Episode 29!

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0:00:00 Introduction

0:15:15 Manga Recap: Chapter 36

0:47:50 Manga Recap: Chapter 37

1:18:23 Life Lessons: Lessons 36 and 37

1:26:50 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 26

1:37:45 Emails/Feedback

1:50:23 The End

1:56:54 Outtakes and Other Stupid Stuff

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 5 and the rest of the manga on Amazon

Or tell Viz Media you want it available on vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 26 and the rest of the series on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Fill out aritzen’s 2015 Gintama Census

And follow her on Twitter

Gintama on the front cover of Shonen Jump!

Japanese Fans Name the Support Characters Who Deserve Their Own Anime Series

Episode 27 – There’s No Return Policy on Life

12 Jan

reurn2

On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton and Jay start off with some news, or something, before covering Chapter 35 of the manga. In which Kagura buys a bunch of stuff and Gintoki reveals the origins of his wooden sword, Lake Toya. Followed by a Life Lessons segment about shopping and returns and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on the first half of Episode 29 of the anime. Then we round off with the most dragged out ending ever, enjoy!

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0:00:00 Introduction

0:17:02 Manga Recap: Chapter 35

0:43:43 Life Lesson 35

0:53:55 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 29(a)

1:09:21 Outro

1:24:16 Outtakes

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 5 and the rest of the manga on Amazon

Or on Rightstuf

Or tell Viz Media you want it available on vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 29(a) and the rest of the series on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD from Amazon

Or Rightstuf

Fill out aritzen’s 2015 Gintama Census

And follow her on Twitter

J-Stars Victory VS coming soon to the US

A certain something makes it return this April…

Now you can follow Jay on Twitter!

Listen to Episode Christmas!