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Kanzenshuu – The Podcast

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Our weekly podcast[?], then named Daizenshuu EX – The Podcast, began in November 2005 as a new way to reach out to our audience, extend that audience, and simply have fun with the franchise we love so much. Though we updated the name to Kanzenshuu – The Podcast in April 2012 with the launch of this website, we remain the best, most authoritative, entertaining, and only Dragon Ball podcast you will ever need!

Each episode, the Kanzenshuu staff discuss the latest news in the world of Dragon Ball from across the globe before heading into a core topic — whether it be an in-depth discussion of the way in which the story and franchise was produced, theories for in-universe scenarios and “What If?” scenes, interviews with those actually involved with the franchise, thorough reviews of video games or home video releases, we have you covered! We wrap things up with the month’s upcoming releases, questions from the listeners, and much more! We regularly have contests, broadcast live (watch our Twitter and Facebook!), and have a great time sharing our love of the Dragon Ball franchise with you all each and every week.


Podcast Episode #0450 — 16 July 2018

As each year comes to a close, we like to get together on our podcast to make predictions for the upcoming new year. Tune in this week for our mid-year predictions check-in!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0450! Mike and Heath do a mid-year check-in on the group’s 2018 predictions. Especially with “Dragon Ball Super” coming to a close and a new theatrical film on the horizon, how are our predictions shaking out so far? What were the big misses, and what tossaway comments came to fruition?

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 02:35 – Topic
  • 27:19 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0449 — 11 July 2018

Our mid-year predictions check-in will have to wait another week, because some hulking monster of a Saiyan barged in without warning demanding an hour-long discussion!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0449! Mike and Heath discuss the history of Broli: who created him, how he came to be, and where he fits in with the larger Dragon Ball franchise. With Akira Toriyama seemingly taking the character for his own in this year’s forthcoming movie, where does that leave Takao Koyama’s original creation, and what, if anything, does the film’s production staff have to do to keep us excited for the rest of the year?

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:19 – Introduction
  • 03:05 – Topic
  • 60:41 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0448 — 03 July 2018

Our podcast takes us from Dragon Ball GT last week to the ever-expanding world of Dragon Ball Heroes this week! Tune in for a brief history of Dragon Ball Heroes as a whole (its arcade roots, home versions, manga adaptations, etc.), and stick around for our review of the first Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional anime episode!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0448! Mike, Julian, and Jake provide a brief history of “Dragon Ball Heroes” before diving into a review of the first “Super Dragon Ball Heroes” promotional anime episode. We’ve had plenty of TV series, movies, OVAs, and other special features; how does this one hold up, and what do we think the future holds?

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 02:31 – Topic Part 1 (“Dragon Ball Heroes” history)
  • 17:28 – Topic Part 2 (Promotional Anime episode review)
  • 40:40 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0447 — 25 June 2018

We return with the seventh round in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” to cover episodes 28-31. Baby has infected the entire population of Earth, is handed the Dragon Balls, transforms, prepares to lead his new Tsufruian population out into space… is there anyone who can defeat him?!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0447! Mike, Meri, and Jeff continue onward in the “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” to cover “Dragon Ball GT” episodes 28-31! Though our heroic trio returns from space with the Ultimate Dragon Balls, all hope is lost when they find Baby has infected and enslaved the entire population of Earth. Who can possible take on Baby now?!

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 01:47 – Topic
  • 51:52 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0446 — 19 June 2018

Now that the Dragon Ball Super television series has come to an end, and with enough time to reflect with a completely unbiased, scientific viewpoint… it’s time to rank all of the ending theme songs! Get outta here with your top ten lists, because we are one-upping it with a Top 11™!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0446! Mike, Randy, and Stacey scientifically rank the eleven “Dragon Ball Super” ending theme songs. Which are the best sing-a-long songs, which represent Dragon Ball best, and which should have been scrapped in the studio? There’s no arguing against science! Tune in for the completely unbiased ranking and stick around for a little bit of news and website content chat.

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 01:42 – News
  • 06:03 – Topic
  • 44:30 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0445 — 03 June 2018

This week on our show we take up the ongoing chat about Toyotarō possibly tracing recent cover artwork, but do so with some perspective a little more divorced from the usual side things. To wrap things up with a little fun, we also dive back into the Dragon Ball 590 Quiz Book from a few years back — enjoy the embarrassing hilarity that ensues!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0445! Mike chats with Rich and Jeff about accusations of Toyotaro tracing artwork in the lead-up to his July 2018 V-Jump cover contribution. To lighten the mood a little bit, Julian and Meri join for a quick breeze through 2015’s “Dragon Ball 590 Quiz Book”. Play along at home and see how strong you are!

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:12 – Introduction
  • 05:38 – Toyotaro Part 1
  • 35:09 – Toyotaro Part 2
  • 1:05:51 – 590 Quiz Book
  • 1:29:46 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0444 — 28 May 2018

This week on the show we finally get around to scratching the surface of 2016’s Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary: Super History Book by taking a look at interviews with game producers Nobuyuki Tanaka and Toshihiro “Dragon” Suzuki! Tune in for some hilarious behind-the-scenes development stories you’ve certainly never heard before!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0444! Mike and Julian dive into interviews with video game producers Nobuyuki Tanaka and Toshihiro Suzuki from the 30th Anniversary “Super History Book”. Learn all about the 2:00 a.m. feedback sessions, getting the most out of the Famicom, running up against the anime and the manga, and teaching Akira Toriyama how to do special moves!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0442 — 14 May 2018

Huge gatherings of Dragon Ball fans are always a treat, so tune in this week for all sorts of great stories from the first-ever “Kameha-con”!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0442! Mike brings on Ajay and Stacey to chat about “Kameha-con”, a brand-new convention held in Texas this month. From Ajay’s perspective, learn what it was like to both run panels and enjoy the weekend as a general attendee. Meanwhile, from Stacey’s perspective, learn what it was like to hang out with and interpret for Ryo Horikawa for an entire weekend! Be sure to stick around until the end for a quick tease of upcoming website material.

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0441 — 30 April 2018

This week on the show, our podcast wraps up a two-part look at the various Dragon Ball prototypes over the years. We pick up here in late 1983 with the self-contained one-shot The Adventure of Tongpoo, and we make our way into 1984 with a series of drafts that will ultimately become Dragon Ball itself!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0441! Mike and Julian discuss “The Adventure of Tongpoo”, a one-shot Akira Toriyama drew in 1983 which served as one step along the way to creating “Dragon Ball” itself. What feels different here from “Dragon Boy” earlier that same year? We wrap things up with a look at a series of drafts taking us from a straight “Journey to the West” adaptation up to the characters and story we know and love as “Dragon Ball”-proper!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0440 — 24 April 2018

This week on the show, our podcast kicks off a two-part look at the various Dragon Ball prototypes over the years. From ideas that began percolating in Dr. Slump, to the one-shots Dragon Boy and The Adventure of Tongpoo, to the actual drafts that would become Dragon Ball itself, join us for a journey through time and evolution!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0440! Mike and Julian discuss some of the ideas in “Dr. Slump” that would later make their way into “Dragon Ball” before moving on to “Dragon Boy”, a two-part comic Akira Toriyama drew in 1983 which served as one step along the way to creating “Dragon Ball” itself. What changes are visible in the artwork, panel construction, and writing style? Join us for the first of a two-part journey leading up to “Dragon Ball” in 1984!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.