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Episode 57 – Beetle Tendency

24 Apr

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On this episode of Life Lessons, we are joined by returning special guest Japanese history enthusiast and professional Canadian, Niente de Nada, along with brand new special guest Jonathan, aka LeitungVG on Twitter. After Jonathan discusses some thoughts on his first watch of Gintama, we hop into the Manga Recaps of both Chapters 83 and 84, in which the Odd Jobs trio run into the Shinsengumi once again, this time while hunting for beetles!! Afterwards, we discuss both chapter titles during the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment discussing Episode 65 of the anime. Topics of discussion for this episode include topical sumo wrestling politics circa 2005, beetle collecting as it relates to Japanese culture, and the ever popular arcade and trading card game franchise known as Mushiking!!

Tune in next episode when we’ll be having special guest, Josh Dunham, founder of Wave Motion Cannon, to discuss the Train Samurai arc for our 4th anniversary of the podcast!

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0:00:00 Introduction/Jon’s thoughts on Gintama thus far

0:25:19 Manga Recap: Chapter 83

1:02:53 Manga Recap: Chapter 84

1:46:55 Life Lessons 83 & 84

2:05:28 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 65

2:34:44 The End

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Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 10

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 65 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Nada’s Hakuouki History Blog

Follow Jon on Twitter @LeitungVG

Leave us a comment or question on our 4th anniversary thread!

Gintama Discord

Episode 55 – Shinobi Laser Tag

27 Feb

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is joined by local professional stand up comedian from Seattle, Washington, Lisa Wallen, who talks about her anime fandom and what she thinks about Gintama thus far. Afterwards, we have a Manga Recap of Chapter 81, in which Gintoki gets all fired up about while trying to stay cool and look for an electric fan, followed by our Life Lessons segment discussing the title of the chapter (If You Go to Sleep With the Fan On, You’ll Get a Stomachache, So Be Careful)Note that there is no Anime/Manga Comparison this episode, but is still enough points to discuss as far as Episode 21 goes.

Topics of discussion include what Lisa thinks of Gintama from the perspective of  a stand up comedian and how it compares to western humor sensibilities, Lisa’s trip to Japan, and Colton’s encounter with a cicada one hot summer’s day! Enjoy!

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Join us next time when we will be joined by Jess of JessReviews to cover Chapter 82 of the manga!!

 

Please take our Life Lessons podcast survey to help improve the show however possible, and look forward to hearing the results this April during our 4th anniversary!!

 

0:00:00 Introductions
0:01:58 Let’s Get to Know Lisa Wallen!
0:16:58 Lisa’s Thoughts on Gintama and it’s Comedy
0:35:14 Manga Recap: Chapter 81
1:27:54 Incoming Transmission?
1:28:55 Life Lesson 81
1:36:12 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 10

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 21 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Follow Lisa on Twitter

Episodes 53 & 54: Infant Strife arc

13 Feb

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On these episodes of Life Lessons, Colton is joined by unofficial Gintama translator, Bomber D Rufi to recap and discuss Chapters 77-80 of the manga, other wise known as the Infant Strife arc! Included in these episodes of the podcast are Life Lessons segments discussing every chapter title, and Anime/Manga Comparisons of Episodes 51 & 52 of the anime. This blog post contains both episodes of the podcast that contain discussion of this particular arc for your convenience! Special thanks to Bomber for joining us once again, enjoy!

Episode 53 Download

Episode 54 Download

Episode 54 – “Go Read Fullmetal Alchemist!” (Infant Strife Part 2)

13 Feb

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On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is once again joined by special guest and unofficial Gintama translator, Bomber D Rufi, to finish covering the Infant Strife arc! Chapters 79 & 80 are covered in two Manga Recaps along with full thoughts on the arc overall, followed by the Life Lessons segment discussing both chapter titles and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on anime episodes 51 & 52. Topics of discussion for this episode include: Hashida’s character progression, how Sorachi conveys and draws his action sequences, and just why the backgrounds in the Gintama anime look so good.

Please take our Life Lessons podcast survey to help improve the show however possible, and look forward to hearing the results this April during our 4th anniversary!!

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:09:21 Manga Recap Chapter 79
0:58:49 Manga Recap Chapter 80
2:07:08 Life Lessons 79 & 80
2:18:45 Anime/Manga Comparison Eps 51 & 52
2:40:44 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 10

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch the Infant Strife arc on Crunchyroll

Watch Gintama in English on Crunchyroll!

Follow Bomber on Twitter!

Bomber’s Weekly Shonen Sunday Talkback Blog

Episode 51 – Samurai Don’t Eat Popcorn

25 Oct

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On this episode of Life Lessons, we have special guest and other fellow Gintama Youtuber, Jess from Jess Reviews joining us to cover Chapter 75 of the manga, in which Hijikata just can’t get away from Gin! Oh the hilarity!! Followed by a Life Lessons segment discussing the chapter title (The More You’re Alike, The More You Fight) and just how similar Gin and Hijikata are to each other. Enjoy!

Join us next time as we cover Chapter 76 with Josh Dunham (Wave Motion Cannon) and Doctor!!

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:10:13 Manga Recap Ch 75
0:52:37 Life Lesson 75
1:03:15 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

Moment of interest from the anime mentioned on the show

Jess’ Rakuyou Arc Review

Final Arc Discussion

More casting additions to the Gintama live action movie

Episode 50 – The Big Dom

11 Oct

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On this episode of Life Lessons, we are once again joined by Doctor (SSAA Podcast, Just a Gintama Podcast) to cover Chapter 74 of the manga (Adults Only, We Wouldn’t Want Anyone Immature in Here…), in which we learn what happened to Ane and Mone after the events of the previously discussed Dog God arc. Afterwards, we discuss the chapter title during the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on Episode 46 of the anime, and even an email from a listener! Topics of discussion for this episode of the podcast include our opinions on the upcoming live action movie, the difficulties of podcasting, and which Dom Perignon is our drink of choice. Enjoy!

Join us next time for Episode 51 as we are joined by yet another Gintama Youtube personality known as JessReviews to cover Chapter 75!

 

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0:00:00 Introductions
0:19:45 Manga Recap: Chapter 74
1:05:03 Life Lesson 74
1:15:38 Anime/Manga Comparison Ep 46
1:31:03 Email
1:48:28 End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 9

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 46 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll and Funimation Partnership

More casting additions to the Gintama live action movie

Screencaps from Episode 46 of the anime

Episode 49 – Moof or Boof?

12 Sep

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On this episode if Life lessons, Colton is (finally) joined by Doctor of both the SSAA Podcast and Just a Gintama Podcast to discuss the reaction to Gintama being given an English dubbed DVD and Blu Ray release by Crunchyroll among other rumblings. Afterwards, we cover Chapters 71-73 0f the manga, otherwise known as the Dog God arc, in which a newly transformed Sadaharu makes things just little more “ruff” for the Odd Jobs trio (don’t worry I’ll see myself out). Afterwards, we discuss each individual chapter title and their meanings during the Life Lessons segment, followed by an Anime/Manga Comparison segment on Episode 45 of the anime. Topics of discussion include the first character popularity poll, the liberties taken with the anime this time around, and just how much Colton sucks at walking dogs. Enjoy!

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0:00:00 Introductions
0:34:29 Chapter 71
1:06:16 Chapter 72
1:33:52 Chapter 73
1:57:32 Life Lessons 71-73
2:05:56 Anime/Manga Comparison Ep 45
2:25:58 The End

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 9

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 45 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll bringing Gintama out on DVD and BD with English Dub!! 

Is Viz picking up Gintama again? Hell if we know…

Real photo of celebrity reporter, Masaru Nashimoto