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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 #0422 — 20 February 2017

This week’s podcast is another two-fold sort of news and topic episode: first up we review the twelve God of Destruction names (spellings, likely pun sources, etc.) before turning our attention to the various digital manga platforms in the English-speaking world and the disparate levels of image quality among them all. We have something for everyone, so tune in for some Dragon Ball discussion goodness!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0422! Mike and Julian dissect the names of all twelve God of Destruction characters revealed for the “Dragon Ball Super” TV series’ “Universe Survival arc”. Each appears to be alcohol-based, so what are the best spelling adaptations in our alphabet? Marc then joins to discuss digital manga storefronts and the varying degrees of image quality out there. One might think the actual publisher is the best source, but are there better options out there?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0421 — 13 February 2017

On this episode of the podcast, after catching up with a couple weeks worth of news, we dive in to two smaller topics: (1) a check-in on the translation quality for Dragon Ball Super‘s anime simulcast and digital manga release, and then (2) an analysis of the new visual direction and color scheme on display in the “Universe Survival arc” of the anime.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0421! Mike and Jake check in on the translations for both the “Dragon Ball Super” anime simulcast and the Viz digital manga publication. With each version moving along at their own pace, how do the translation styles stack up against each other, and have there been any noticeable errors? Ajay later joins to discuss the new visual direction for the “Universe Survival arc” of the “Dragon Ball Super” anime with its saturated colors and new line art techniques.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0420 — 07 February 2017

One of the staff- and fan-favorite podcast releases each year is our predictions episode. We dedicate an entire hour to reviewing the top five stories of the previous year, checking in on predictions we made last year, and we wrap it all up with a combination of safe and outlandish predictions for the next year. 2016 dropped a whole slew of surprises on us, so tune in for our reactions and analysis!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0420! Mike and Heath check in on last year’s predictions and make new ones for 2017. With “Dragon Ball Super” entering its next major story arc, and 2016 having already dropped so many surprise bombs on us, what could 2017 possibly have in store for fans? Tune in for our reflection, predictions, and a few hot takes from the listeners!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0419 — 07 January 2017

This week’s show goes a little bit deeper with the franchise as we outline some if its core themes: if you really break it down, Dragon Ball is about arrogant characters pushing themselves to the limit until they have to rely on the friends they made along the way!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0419! Mike and Chris discuss some of the core themes in the Dragon Ball series. From pushing oneself to the limit, to falling victim to your own hubris, to gathering the energy and support of your friends, Dragon Ball has it all. How do these themes repeat themselves throughout the franchise?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0418 — 03 January 2017

Happy 2017! The podcast kicks off this year with our review of the recently-completed “Future Trunks arc” from the Dragon Ball Super television series. Enjoy this massive discussion, and stay tuned for our annual predictions episode later this month, as well!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0418! Mike, Chris, Scott, and Meri review the “Future Trunks arc” of the “Dragon Ball Super” TV series. As the series transitions from multiple movie retellings to a fun tournament diversion and now to a dark, serious setting, does it find an identity of its own? What value is there in torturing Trunks again, and do the end results give us an emotional payoff? What does the escalating scale of godly destruction bring to the table? Tune in for a discussion filled with our thoughts and your opinions as we look ahead to the “Universe Survival arc” this year!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Bonus Podcast Episode: The Story of “Battle Point Unlimited” — 19 December 2016

Our history with documenting Kenji Yamamoto‘s musical shenanigans goes back nearly a decade at this point. From the earliest stories on our podcast to our entire retrospective feature, it perhaps goes without saying that we have taken great interest in sharing these tidbits.

This week on the podcast, we take it back to the beginning with a special bonus episode: this is the story of “Battle Point Unlimited”, the insert song in episode 120 of the Dragon Ball Z television series.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Bonus episode! Tune in as Mike provides a complete history of the “Dragon Ball Z” episode 120 insert song “Battle Point Unlimited” by Kenji Yamamoto (a.k.a. “Monolith”). What made it sound so distinct from the rest of the score, and how is the obvious case of plagiarism here admittedly so different and even innovative from what came later?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

This bonus episode is exclusive to the website and regular podcast subscribers. Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3.



Podcast Episode #0417 — 12 December 2016

As we head toward the holiday season (not to mention the next arc in Dragon Ball Super), we decided to take this opportunity to catch up on a few news stories. The podcast gives us a wonderful outlet to editorialize and otherwise chew on these stories in quite a different way from our standard text reporting, so tune in for a fun, casual discussion about the month’s events!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0417! Mike and Heath catch up on November/December news, including competing “Dragon Ball Super” English dubs, various updates and changes to “Dragon Ball Fusions” on the Nintendo 3DS, a new official spin-off manga from a well-known fan artist, and much more!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0416 — 05 December 2016

Dragon Ball Super episode 69 was a return-to-form, in that it essentially reverted so far back that it went all the way around into a Dr. Slump episode! This week on the podcast we dig in to all the references and call-backs to help you get the most out of your viewing experience!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0416! Mike and Jake review “Dragon Ball Super” episode 69 along with all of its “Dr. Slump” (and various other parody!) references and call-backs. From the real Dr. Mashirito to Vegeta as the external voice of reason, tune in for a master class in Toriyama humor.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0415 — 22 November 2016

Thanks to a last-minute, surprise release date shift, Dragon Ball Fusions is now available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America! Tune in for some final thoughts on the game as Mike, Jake, and Kirran wrap up the Japanese version and look ahead to the domestic release.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0415! Mike, Jake, and Kirran wrap up the Japanese release of “Dragon Ball Fusions” on the Nintendo 3DS. Does the game offer enough to keep you interested for an extended period of time? How does it shape up against other offerings, both on the handheld and console front? What kinds of expectations should be put in check? Tune in for all this and more!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0414 — 24 October 2016

It finally happened: official subtitled Dragon Ball Super simulcast streams are available (nearly) worldwide! Between Crunchyroll and Daisuki, most fans now have a great option to easily and legally keep up with the show. The availability of the show itself is one thing, but how about the subtitle translations? With Dragon Ball Super, bootleg distributions have either featured impeccable or garbage translations. How does Toei’s own product shape up in this regard?

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0414! Mike and Jake discuss the quality of the subtitle translations available in Toei’s “Dragon Ball Super” simulcast streams. With a mix of dub terminology, faithful adaptations, and even some direct romanizations, will the proper nouns be accessible to anyone at all? Terminology aside, how about (perhaps most importantly) the rest of the translation? Tune in for a great batch of examples and explanations, along with a news recap and look ahead to future website content!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.