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Episode 31 – I Don’t Care, I’m a Bear

9 Mar

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On this episode of Life Lessons, its Jon’s last episode of the podcast, as him and Colton cover Chapter 41 of the manga. In which a guy hunts a bear, while the Odd Jobs hunt for mushrooms. Followed by a Life Lessons segment talking about mushrooms and Doraemon, and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on Episode 73 of the anime. Topics of discussion include how much emotion and impact Sorachi packs in a single stand-alone story, how much the anime really expands on the manga, and how funny movies are ruined by the unfunny people that watch them. We wish Jon all the best of luck while in the Navy and thank him in advance for his services, and enjoy the episode! And remember to leave us all the feedback you can for our next episode before March 31st!

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Show Notes:

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

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

Watch Episode 73 and the rest of the series on Crunchyroll

Follow aritzen on Twitter

Follow Jon on Twitter

Listen to Jon’s music on Band Camp

New Gintama anime to premiere on April 8th

Top 10 Anime/Manga Characters to Get/Give Valentine’s Day Chocolate

Japanese Fans Pick Most Disconcerting Character and Voice Actor Matches

Episode 28 – Friends Forever

26 Jan

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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

Special – Episode Christmas: The Life Lessons Holiday Special

21 Dec

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Hello everyone! We bring you tidings of great joy and fun! As Colton takes the magazine spines from the past year’s run of Weekly Shonen Jump and makes a game out of them for Jon and Jay to play! We laugh, we cry, and we cringe in frustration while celebrating this joyous time of the year. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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Want to follow along? You can find the album containing every spine on the Facebook Page!

Episode 26 – Not So Samurai

9 Dec

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton and Jon cover chapters 33 and 34 of the manga, in which more hijinks between the Odd Jobs and Shinsengumi ensue, but this time, with ghosts! Then we have a Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment covering Episode 20 of the anime and an email before the show ends. Topics of discussion include Gin and Hijikata as characters, how horrible Mama is, and why Episode 20 may just be the best episode of the anime.

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:05:37 Manga Recap: Chapter 33
0:31:36 Manga Recap: Chapter 34
0:56:01 Life Lessons 33 and 34
1:02:43 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 20
1:15:28 Emails
1:25:58 Outro

Be sure to grab some egg nog and cookies and tune in for our Life Lessons Holiday Special on Monday, December 22nd! As Colton, Jay and Jon sit down to engage in festive activities that have nothing to do with Christmas whatsoever!

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 20 and the rest of the series on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD from Amazon or Rightstuf

Follow Jasmine and Colton on Twitter

Episode 24 – “I’m Not a Terrorist, I’m Katsura”

10 Nov

 

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton and Jon are back from Texas to not only pointlessly cover old Top 10 lists, but also cover Chapters 29 thru 31 of the manga. In which we are introduced to some very eccentric new characters. We also cover all three chapter titles in the usual Life Lessons segment, followed by a short Anime/Manga Comparison segment covering Episode 17 of the anime. After that, we have a surprise Email segment featuring a cameo by someone you’ve probably never heard of and then we round off. Topics during the episode include how Gintoki reacts to his past, what Takasugi’s real goals may be, and discussion on the “War 4” and their individual strengths in general. See you next time for Episode 25 of the podcast and enjoy!

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Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 4 on Amazon

Or tell Viz Media to add Gintama to vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 17 on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD

Otaku Name Anime’s 10 Sexiest Guys

Special – What Now? Life After Gintama (Madaocon Panel)

24 Oct

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For every anime fan who finds a series they become a fan of, its understandable that they would go through some sort of withdrawal afterwards, but when you finish something as great as Gintama, life just isn’t the same anymore. Join Colton and his podcast crew, as they talk about their recommendations for shows that will make you laugh, cry and feel (almost) the same way you felt during your very first time experiencing Gintama.

This recording was apart of a larger fan event held recently called Madaocon. A virtual Gintama fan convention held online on Livestream, hosted by Doctor and DameDrFoxyBrown from the SSAA Podcast and Just a Gintama Podcast. If you’re bummed about missing out on such an extraordinary project, do not fear, you can still catch the event archived on Madaocon.com!

We here at Life Lessons would like to thank Doctor and Foxy for giving us the opportunity to be apart of such a great event! And hopefully we can do it again next year! And as for our listeners, enjoy listening to the three of us act as silly as usual while talking about less Gintama than usual as well.

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Show Notes

Go watch Madaocon!

Listen to the SSAA Podcast

Listen to Just a Gintama Podcast

Watch SKET Dance on Crunchyroll

Watch Daily Lives of High School Boys on Hulu

Or own it on Blu-ray

Watch Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure on Crunchyroll

Episode 23 – The Gamera of Panties

15 Sep

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On this episode of Life Lessons, we have hosts Colton, Jon and Jay, as they cover Chapter 28 of the manga. In which Otae’s anger over her panties being stolen isn’t the only thing explosive about the Odd Job gang’s hijinks. We also have a short Life Lessons segment covering the chapter title, “Oh Yeah! Our Crib is Number One!”, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison of Episode 18 of the anime. Discussion points include the necessity of translating store signs in anime, Otae’s dialogue at the end of the chapter, and what it truly means to naked.

Colton and Jon will be taking a hiatus from the podcast, as they will be travelling to Dallas, Texas, and will start recording the next episode after October 19th. Next episode will include Chapters 29-31. That’s right another THREE MANGA RECAP episode!! So until then, be sure leave us a bunch of emails while we’re away at gintalifelessons@gmail.com. Or leave us a comment on Reddit!

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Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 4 on Amazon

Or tell Viz Media to add Gintama to vizmanga.com

Watch Episode 18 on Crunchyroll

Or own it on DVD

Recent Sunrise Industry Panel