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Jumpin’ Ahead Episode 2 – Kintama

18 Jun


Welcome to our new mini podcast entitled “Jumpin’ Ahead“, where Colton jumps ahead of where Life Lessons is in the manga to discuss significant story arcs that aren’t officially translated by Viz with Jon (LeitungVG), who has just seen these arcs for the first time!

On this episode, we discuss Episodes 253 to 256 of the anime (Chapters 372 to 380), aka the Kintama arc. We discuss everything from the exploration of Gintoki as a character using Kintoki as a device as such, to Colton’s attachment to this arc in particular. Enjoy!

Spoiler warning for listeners who only follow the manga through Life Lessons!!

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Episodes 42-44: Umibozu Arc

19 Feb


On these episodes of Life Lessons, Colton is joined by Sid (LumRanmaYasha, Cartoon X) to recap and discuss Chapters 57-64 of the manga, other wise known as the Umibozu arc! Included in these episodes of the podcast are Life Lessons segments discussing every chapter titles, and Anime/Manga Comparisons of Episodes 40-43 of the anime. This blog post contains all three episodes of the podcast that contain discussion of this particular arc for your convenience! Special thanks to Sid for joining us for the ride, enjoy!

Episode 42 Download 

Episode 43 Download 

Episode 44 Download

Chapter 570 – Pit of the Stomach (Abyss of the Innards) [SPOILERS]

5 Jan



Episode 41 – Mario Kart: Gintama Circuit

7 Dec


On this episode of Life Lessons, Colton is once again joined by special guest and Youtuber extraordinaire, King Recon, to help cover Chapter 56 of the manga, in which the Odd Jobs trio learn of the life of a once thriving artist. Afterwards, the two discuss Lesson 56 (Eating Ice Cream in Winter is Awesome) and what they like to do during the winter, followed by a short Anime/Manga Comparison segment on the second half of Episode 38 of the anime. Topics of discussion this episode include ideas for Gintama video games, who makes the best milkshakes, and how this chapter compares to other episodic stories throughout the series. Enjoy!

Join us next year as we cover chapters 57-63, aka the Umibozu Arc!

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:10:23 Manga Recap: Chapter 56
0:55:57 Life Lesson 56
1:07:02 Anime/Manga Comparison: Ep 38(b)
1:16:43 The End


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 38 of the anime on Crunchyroll

Or own them on DVD via Gintama Collection 3 from Amazon

Or from Rightstuf

Check out Colton’s review of Chapter 556 (IF you’re caught up! SPOILERS!)

King Recon’s NEW Youtube Channel!