Tag Archives: Anime

Jumpin’ Ahead Episode 1 – Thorny Arc

4 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 244 to 247 of the anime (Chapters 365 to 370), otherwise known as the Thorny arc (or Baragaki). We discuss what Jon thinks of this arc in general, including some of the new characters introduced, Gin’s role in the arc, and his thoughts on Hijikata as a character up to this point. Enjoy!

Spoiler warning for listeners who are only as far into the series as Life Lessons is!!

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Episode 45 – Can I Get a Favorite?

20 Mar


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!! 


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!



Special – Episode J-Stars

13 Jul


On this special kind of/sort of/not really episode of Life Lessons, Colton and CJ Hitchcock join past guest, Josh Dunham, for an episode of his podcast, Senpai Coast to Coast, to talk about J-Stars Victory Plus. A fighting game available on the PS3, PS Vita, and PS4, with a roster filled with characters from different Shonen Jump manga series (including Gintoki!). Topics of discussion include thoughts on the choices for the character roster in general, what the game has to offer for Jump fans (let alone fans of Gintama) and how Josh apparently doesn’t like Ninja Scroll.

Special thanks to Josh for letting us put this up! Go listen to his podcast, check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter (@Josh_Dunham) for his first viewing of the Gintama anime, along with whatever other shows he may be watching!

Hopefully everyone enjoys this special bonus while Colton is away, but even with Colton gone, look forward to the next actual episode of Life Lessons!




0:00:00 Introduction

0:05:49 J-Stars Review

1:14:00 The End!


Show Notes

Senpai Coast to Coast 

Buy J-Stars Victory Vs Plus

Special – Top 10 Anime Episodes (Just a Gintama Podcast Episode 82)

7 Apr


Before anyone asks: No, we didn’t post the wrong podcast. The 2nd anniversary podcast is coming soon, but in the meantime, listen to Colton’s guest appearance on the latest episode of Just a Gintama Podcast (aka, the original Gintama podcast!), as he joins hosts, Doctor and Foxy, to talk about their favorite episodes of the anime in celebration of the new season.



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

24 Oct


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.



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