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Episode 58 – Shingeki no Macamademia

22 May

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On this episode of Life Lessons, we celebrate our (late) 4th anniversary with special guest, Josh Dunham, from Senpai Coast to Coast and Wave Motion Cannon, as we start off the show with a lot of small talk, including the results of our first podcast survey and even an email from a listener (guess who). Afterwards, we discuss Chapters 85 and 86 during our double manga recap, in which we recount a romantic tale of Shinpachi’s encounter with a lovely cat-eared girl on the train ride home. We also discuss Lessons 85 and 86 during our Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison of Episodes 34 and 35 of the anime. Topics of discussion for this episode include the urban legend of the Densha Otoko (Train Man) of which this arc parodies, critique of both the humor what direction this story could or should have went in, and more of Josh and Colton’s terrible in-jokes.

Special thanks to all of our listeners and recurring contributors for making 4 years of this podcast possible! Only one more year until our 5th anniversary!!

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0:00:00 Introduction/Small talk
0:13:24 About Densha Otoko
0:19:49 Survey Results!!
0:40:27 Email from Lia!
0:49:16 Manga Recap: Ch 85
1:48:37 Manga Recap: Ch 86
2:58:01 Life Lessons 85 & 86
3:07:43 Anime/Manga Comparison Eps 34 & 35
3:21:01 The End

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Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 10

Buy Gintama Volume 11

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episodes 34 & 35 on Crunchyroll!

More info on Densha Otoko

Taki Talks Manga

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Episode 52 – Boss Coffee

5 Dec

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is joined by both Doctor from the SSAA Podcast and Josh Dunham from Senpai Coast to Coast and Wave Motion Cannon to cover Chapter 76 of the manga, in which Kagura plays the kick the can with some old guy. After the Manga Recap, we go discuss the meaning of the chapter title during the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment discussing the second half of Episode 48 of the anime. Topics of discussion on this episode include the concept of what it means to grow up, critiques of the presentation for this chapter of the manga, and how annoying and lonely all of our childhoods were! Enjoy!

Join us next episode, as we cover the Infant Strife arc with unofficial Gintama translator, Bomber D Rufi!

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:06:12 Manga Recap: Ch 76
1:08:16 Life Lesson #76
1:31:32 Anime/Manga Comparison Ep 48(B)
1:45:58 The End

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 9

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 48 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Viz edit mentioned in the episode

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 45 – Can I Get a Favorite?

20 Mar

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is joined once again by Josh Dunham, host of Senpai Coast to Coast and founder of the Wave Motion Cannon blog, to recap and discuss Chapter 65 of the manga, in which true love prevails (sort of). Afterwards, we have our Life Lessons segment on Lesson 65 (You Can’t Judge a Person by His Appearance, Either), followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison of Episode 35 of the anime and a few emails!

Topics of discussion for this episode include why Golgo 13 is one of the most influential manga published in Japan, the subtle foreshadowing to Hijikata’s love life, as well as Colton and Josh’s first dates! Enjoy!!

Join us next episode for the third anniversary of the podcast in mid-April, featuring King Recon! Leave us as much feedback concerning Gintama and/or the podcast as possible!! 

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:09:53 Manga Recap: Chapter 65
1:52:31 Life Lesson 65
2:02:20 Anime/Manga Recap Episode 35
2:16:40 Emails
2:50:57 The End
3:11:00 Outtakes

 

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 the Episode 35 on Crunchyroll

Or own it via Gintama DVD Collection 3 from Amazon 

Or from Rightstuf

Follow Josh on Twitter!

Visit Wave Motion Cannon!

Colton’s latest guest spot on Senpai Coast to Coast

Katoken Samba from Episode 2 of the anime

Follow Nada on Twitter!

 

 

Episode 40 – Daggers of Snark

16 Nov

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is joined by Josh Dunham of the Senpai Coast to Coast podcast to recap Chapter 55 of the manga, in which Katsura meets fan-favorite ramen shop owner, Ikumatsu! Afterwards, we learn of the competitive nature of ramen shops during the Life Lessons segment, followed by a divisive Anime/Manga Comparison segment on Episode 39 of the anime. Topics of discussion this episode include the handling of Ikumatsu’s character in both the manga and anime, Josh’s opinions of the first three pages of the chapter, and why Colton and Josh keeping throwing in-jokes all over the place!

Special thanks to @joyofthejoui on Twitter for her insightful comments on this episode’s life lesson! 

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0:00:00 Intro
0:07:20 Manga Recap: Ch 55
1:23:11 Life Lesson 55
1:31:11 Anime/Manga Comp: Ep 39
1:59:06 The End
2:05:57 Outtakes

Tweets for context:

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 7 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

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

Watch Episode 39 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Or own them on DVD via Gintama Collection 3 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Madaocon is back!! (Click here for more info)

First director of Gintama, Shinji Takamatsu to direct another anime

Episode 38 – My Kid Is Deader Than Your Mom

17 Aug

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is joined by Bookie, as well as Josh Dunham from Senpai Coast to Coast to help talk about some important Gintama related news. Afterwards, we cover Chapter 53 of the manga, in which Gin fights with a ninja over Shonen Jump. We also have a Life Lessons segment with a little bit of the religious background of Japan and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment covering the second half of Episode 37 of the anime. Topics of discussion for this episode include the difference between satire and gag, how many of the references a typical American audience would get, and how awesome Tomokazu Sugita is (if you didnt know already). Stay tuned over the next coming weeks for some announcements concerning a change or two for the podcast, but until then, enjoy!

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0:00:00 Introduction/Discussion

0:28:03 Manga Recap: Ch 53

1:29:13 Life Lesson 53

1:42:51 Anime/Manga Comp: Episode 37(b)

2:03:23 The End

2:16:08 Matte Wait

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 7 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

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

Watch Episode 37 on Crunchyroll

Or own them on DVD via Gintama Collection 3 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Gintama is on US TV!!

ShortsTV confirms air time and how many episodes they have

Hideaki Sorachi Tops Japanese Poll on Favorite Manga Artists

Josh’s article mentioned in the Life Lessons segment

Zoku by Kishidan

Katoken Samba (from Episode 2 of the anime)