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Jumpin’ Ahead Episode 2 – Kintama

18 Jun

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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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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

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 56 – Original Character Do Not Steal

20 Mar

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On this episode of Life Lessons, we are joined by Jess from Jess Reviews on Youtube, as we start the show with some of our thoughts on Gintama’s English dub available for streaming on Crunchyroll! Afterwards, we discuss Chapter 82 of the manga during our Manga Recap, followed by our discussion of the chapter title (Like a Haunted House, Life is Filled with Horrors) during our Life Lessons segment, and an Anime/Manga Comparison segment of Episode 68 of the anime. Discussion topics for this episode include how Sorachi’s skill as a mangaka compare between past and present manga material, Ochi’s character complexity in the anime, and Colton’s experiences working in carnivals. Enjoy!

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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 Introduction/Thoughts on Dub
0:09:35 Manga Recap: Chapter 82
1:02:07 Life Lesson 82
1:07:53 Anime/Manga Comparison: Episode 68
1:26:14 The End
1:34:50 Outtakes

 

Show Notes

Buy Gintama Volume 10

Or tell Viz Media how much you want it digitally

Watch Episode 68 on Crunchyroll

As well as the English Dub!!

Check out Jess_Reviews on Youtube

Follow Jess on Twitter

Crunchyroll’s feature on Gintama’s English Dub Translation

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