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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 #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.



Podcast Episode #0413 — 11 October 2016

This weekend marked the “closed beta” period for the upcoming Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 video game. As we look ahead to the game’s retail release in less than a month, we brought on TeamFourStar‘s gaming aficionado Kirran to discuss how the game appears to be shaping up, changes from the first game, and our hopes for the future!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0413! Mike and Kirran discuss the “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” closed beta. What changes have been made to the gameplay and overall structure from the first game? How does the story appear to be shaping up, and what concerns do we have as we look ahead to the final retail release later this month? A news recap and look ahead to some upcoming website content round out the show!

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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: “Step Into The Grand Tour” — 13 September 2016

In addition to our regular (mostly-)weekly lineup of podcast episodes, the staff at Kanzenshuu occasionally collaborate or make guest appearances on other shows to discuss Dragon Ball. For those fans looking to supplement their listenings this week, check out the latest episode of Chris Niosi‘s Kirblog series — “Step Into The Grand Tour” — for an 80+ minute discussion about the 1996-1997 Dragon Ball GT TV series. How did it come to be, what risks did it take, how did its story play out, and what legacy does it leave behind?

For those of you subscribed to our podcast feed (perhaps in the iTunes Store or Google Play Music): surprise! The episode should have already downloaded for you (and if not, give you podcast subscriptions a refresh).

Check out our “Special Episodes & Guest Appearances” page for more supplemental episodes you may have missed over the years.



Podcast Episode #0412 — 11 September 2016

Twenty years ago this weekend, Dragon Ball Z‘s English dub debuted on American television courtesy of FUNimation. It came after a rough year’s production of the original Dragon Ball series lasting only thirteen episodes and a single movie, despite the show already seeing massive success across the entire rest of the globe. This week on our podcast, we jump back to 1996 to discuss that first dubbed episode (“The Arrival of Raditz”) and its impact on the fandom moving forward.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0412! Mike and Meri reflect on twenty years of Dragon Ball Z in America. In September 1996, FUNimation’s English dub of Dragon Ball Z began airing in syndication, and it has only grown in popularity since then. How does that dubbed production stand the test of time? What can we learn from history? And what exactly was this Ocean dub, anyway? All this and a dive into our new “Press Archive” coming in your ears!

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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 #0411 — 07 September 2016

This week’s episode brings a split topic: a bit of glee regarding the work of Naotoshi Shida on Dragon Ball Super episode 57, and the totally-unrelated topic of strength debates. Whether it’s the multipliers or the scaling or the raw lists of battle powers, if you have been in the fandom long enough, you have at least come across these discussions. In a series about fighting, trying to determine the strongest fighter is an obvious path to go down as a community discussion point. In our extensive topic this week, we try to determine whether or not this is actually healthy for or destructive to your fandom.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0411! Mike and Ajay rejoice over Naotoshi Shida’s work in “Dragon Ball Super” episode 57 before Mike goes it solo to discuss strength debates. The battle power lists, the multipliers, the scaling… these are all aspects that fans seem to like, but are they actually enjoying themselves? Is a dedicated obsession with this one facet of the series actually harmful and destructive to not just your own fandom, but to the greater community’s fandom? We may not have the answer, but we at least have a plea for you.

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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 #0410 — 16 August 2016

While international companies tend to take the brunt of criticism for their endless Dragon Ball manga re-releases, Shueisha themselves have recently picked up this practice in Japan. Following the traditional tankōbon release and the landmark kanzenban re-release, we have also seen a surprisingly-convoluted “Full Color” digital and print release. This has all now been followed by the current “Sōshūhen” (or “Digest Edition”) “just like it was back in Jump” oversized print release. Tune into our show this week for a brief history of these manga re-releases and a massive breakdown on the “Digest Edition” and its features, benefits, digital fakeries, and more!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0410! Mike and Julian provide a brief history of Dragon Ball manga re-releases in Japan before turning their attention to the on-going “Soshuhen” (or “Digest Edition”). What makes this larger-sized, condensed release any different from the previous versions, and what type of fan do they suit best? Tune in for all this and a quick recap of the week’s Dragon Ball news!

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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 #0409 — 09 August 2016

Dragon Ball Fusions for the Nintendo 3DS was released last week in Japan, and half the Kanzenshuu staff has been plugging away at it relatively nonstop! Though no international release has been announced, Fusions deserves your attention — tune in this episode for our initial thoughts on the game!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0409! Mike and Jake provide early impressions on “Dragon Ball Fusions” for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS. Particularly in light of “Dragon Ball Heroes” and its own on-going success, what does “Fusions” bring to the table? Should fans think about importing the game with seemingly no international distribution on the horizon?

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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 #0408 — 26 July 2016

While it should be an obvious statement of reality, sometimes it needs repeating: the Internet is full of deception and lies. Just because something is online and looks real in and of itself does not necessarily mean it is. Join us for a closer look at some particularly devious additions to the Dragon Ball Super production narrative. Does everything we think we know about the show’s troubled production remain true in spite of this?

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0408! Mike, Heath, and Ajay discuss fake materials constructed to add fuel to the fire of the “Dragon Ball Super” troubled production narrative. How did these drawings fit so well into what we already knew, and what should have been some of the warning signs along the way? A quick recap of news from across the globe and a few website project teases wrap up the episode!

REFERENCED SITES:

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.