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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 #0434 — 05 February 2018

Dragon Ball Online may be gone, but it has clearly not been forgotten if the continued revival of its characters and plot points are any indication! This week on the podcast we dive back into a character that was developed, never actually used, and is now set to make his first true appearance in the XENOVERSE series: “Fu”.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0434! Mike, Jake, and Chris detail a little history on the “Dragon Ball Online” graveyard mining taking place before examining the new-old character “Fu”. What is the real story behind this character, and what can we expect out of him in “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2” and beyond? A little bit of news and website content chat rounds out the episode!

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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 #0433 — 29 January 2018

We return with the fifth round in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” to cover episodes 19-22. That’s right: the Dragon Ball GT review is back! If you missed our last entry (or perhaps the previous three, considering they were a few years ago), play a little catch-up and join in the fun!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0433! Mike, Meri, and Jeff bring the M2 arc to a close in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness”… or do we?! Dr. Mu has effectively been defeated and his(?) creation, Baby, appears all but destroyed. Where do our heroes possibly go from here? Join us for a look at “Dragon Ball GT” episodes 19-22!

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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 #0432 — 23 January 2018

The end of Dragon Ball Super is right around the corner. As we wrap up this chapter in Dragon Ball‘s life, we look to the future while trying to make sense of the present. Why stop a good thing? With revenue coming in left and right, and with yet another theatrical film on the horizon, in what world does it make sense to take the show back off television? Join us as we sort through the facts and try to make sense of it all.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0432! Mike, Heath, and Ajay discuss the upcoming conclusion to the “Dragon Ball Super” television series. With all partners bringing in impressive revenue numbers, how does it make any sense to take the show off the air? We put everything in context, from the show as it stands now, to the upcoming theatrical film, to the rest of Toei’s project load, and try to predict what the logical next steps should be for Shueisha and Toei.

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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 “Solid State Scouter” — 15 January 2018

This week on the podcast, we follow up on a previous bonus episode — one all about the song “Battle Point Unlimited” — and explore the song “Solid State Scouter” from the 1990 Bardock television special.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Bonus episode! Tune in as Mike provides a complete history of the Dragon Ball Z Bardock TV song insert song “Solid State Scouter” by Dragon Magic Orchestra. What makes the song so special and memorable, and who actually made it?!

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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 #0431 — 10 January 2018

One of our favorite podcast traditions is our annual review of the top news stories, checking back on predictions we made the previous year, and making new predictions for the upcoming year! This time around, a good 3/4 of the Kanzenshuu staff is on hand for the speculation, so tune in for all the best hot takes around!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0431! Mike, Jake, and Julian reflect on the top news stories from 2017, as well as what we felt were some of the other important stories for the year. We check in on our predictions from last year, make new predictions for 2018, and toss around some listener predictions for the new year as well. Finally, what do we have on tap for the website in 2018?!

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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 #0430 — 03 December 2017

We once again try to get back into the swing of things with what many think is a complicated process, but we have figured it all out: how to best calculate battle powers in the Dragon Ball franchise. Join us, won’t you?

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0430! After a five-year break, the “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” returns. Mike, Meri, and Jeff review episodes 16-18, along with the FUNimation English dub-only recap episode, “A Grand Problem.” Can our heroes (and hosts) survive the onslaught of machine mutants?!

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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 #0429 — 16 October 2017

Kazuhiko Torishima has held a massive influence on every aspect of Dragon Ball‘s production, from before it was even a twinkle in Akira Toriyama’s eye, up through the creation of Dragon Ball Kai and beyond. In a fascinating interview with Forbes last year, Torishima discussed his thoughts on the television series adaptation, and why certain changes were made on the production side leading up to the “Z” shift. Tune in as we try to see what Torishiama saw so many years ago, and how these changes impacted the franchise for decades to come!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0429! Mike and Lance discuss the Dragon Ball franchise’s shift to “Z” based on Kazuhiko Torishima’s comments and observations from a 2016 interview with Forbes. What changes were made to the production team, and how did those changes trickle down and shape the franchise for decades to come? A little bit of impromptu listener questions wraps up the episode!

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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 #0428 — 11 October 2017

One of the best parts of running Kanzenshuu is the wealth of history we get a chance to dive into and archive. This week’s episode takes a look at Akira Toriyama’s arcade machine design from 1993, brings us from 1991 to 1997 to 2010 reviewing different official English releases of the same Dragon Ball film, and wraps up with a quick gut-reaction to the latest Dragon Ball Super extravaganza with Goku vs. Jiren!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0428! Mike and Meri take a look back at Akira Toriyama’s arcade machine design from 1993 before diving into three separate reviews of the first “Dragon Ball” movie’s English-language release. We wrap up with an uncharacteristic, quick gut-reaction to the one-hour “Dragon Ball Super” special featuring Goku’s fight with Jiren!

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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 #0427 — 20 September 2017

If there could be any single event to help wake the podcast back up, it would certainly have to be the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta. Tune in for our hands-on impression with the beta!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0427! Mike and Kirran discuss the “Dragon Ball FighterZ” closed beta. How is the game shaping up so far, and how different do the characters feel from each other? We come up with an impromptu top five list of characters we would love to see in the game, and chat a little bit about recent website content and bonus podcast material!

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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 #0426 — 27 June 2017

Spoilers: most characters in Dragon Ball do not have surnames! Additional spoilers: some of the characters you think absolutely do not have a surname may in fact have a secret surname! Join us for a tour of the Dragon World’s family names, from the initial Journey to the West borrows up through the series’ later ancillary material.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0426! Mike and Jake discuss surnames in the Dragon World. In a series where most characters do not actually have family names, how can you tell for sure when someone might actually have one? What examples tend to confuse fans, and which names might be hiding a secret surname away?! A bit of news recap and a related “Journey to the West” excerpt round out the episode!

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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.