Tag Archives: Shinsengumi

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 57 – Beetle Tendency

24 Apr


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


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 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!