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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 #0380 — 03 May 2015

We are getting a new TV series. Let that sink in.

And that’s what we do this week on the show! We dedicate our entire podcast episode this week to Dragon Ball Super, the recently-announced, brand-spankin’-new TV series coming our way this July. In typical Kanzenshuu fashion, we don’t let the fact that we barely know anything slow down our conversation!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0380! VegettoEX, Hujio and Meri discuss the recently-announced, new TV series: “Dragon Ball Super”. What do we know about it so far, and what should we expect? How will it fit in with the existing franchise stories?

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Podcast Episode #0379 — 14 April 2015

Last week’s episode was host to our spoiler-filled review of the upcoming theatrical film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, from its first preview screening in Japan. This week’s show goes out to all the fans still somehow doing their best to avoid those massive spoilers! Tune in for a spoiler-free review of the movie along with a recap of FUNimation’s massive preview screening event in Los Angeles this past weekend featuring special guests Masako Nozawa and Tadayoshi Yamamuro!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0379! VegettoEX and Kirbopher discuss FUNimation’s preview screening for “Resurrection ‘F'” in Los Angeles, featuring special guests Masako Nozawa and Tadayoshi Yamamuro! Tune in for our take on how the event was handled along with a spoiler-free review of the movie!

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Be sure to also check out additional footage from the Los Angeles event courtesy of our buddies Ryan and Josh of “Battle Geek Plus”:

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



Podcast Episode #0378 — 06 April 2015

After a little tomfoolery last week, it’s time to get back on track with a doozy of an episode: our review of the upcoming theatrical film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, from its first preview screening in Japan!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0378! VegettoEX and Julian review “Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F'” from its first preview screening in Japan! Spoilers are in full effect, so once the video game news wraps up, everything is up for discussion. Listen in for Julian’s take on the writing, the animation and the tone of the upcoming film!

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Podcast Episode #0377 — 01 April 2015

It’s the calm before the storm: this week’s episode was recorded prior to our adventure to the Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” preview screening, so tune in this week for a mish-mash of topics ranging from battle powers to retro reviews! This is definitely an episode longtime fans of the site and podcast will not want to miss.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0377! VegettoEX and Meri discuss a little bit of site content and “XENOVERSE” catch-up before setting up a slew of mini-topics. Julian joins for a spirited debate about power levels (and whether or not Super Saiyan God is stronger than Super Saiyan 4) before heading into a retro-review about “Captain Ginyu: Assault” on VHS. VegettoEX wraps things up with a salute to Irwin for a special line of Dragon Ball figures from 15 years ago.

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Podcast Episode #0376 — 17 March 2015

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE has been out worldwide on all platforms for a bit now, so it is time to start serving up some verdicts! Join Mike (VegettoEX) and Kirran (LordMoonstone) this week for excitement about FUNimation’s license of the 2015 Dragon Ball Z film as well as an in-depth look at the fighting/role-playing extravaganza of a game that is XENOVERSE…!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0376! VegettoEX and LordMoonstone review “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE”. With a new story taking elements from the MMORPG “Dragon Ball Online” and transporting them into a fighting game, what kind of weird monster of a game do we have here? What kind of longevity will it have, and what should we expect in the future? Tune in for some excitement over FUNimation’s “Resurrection ‘F'” license along with more “XENOVERSE” and “Dragon Ball Kai” news!

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



Podcast Episode #0375 — 05 March 2015

This is no longer the calm before the storm; we are in full-on madness mode as we approach next month’s Japanese theatrical debut for Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”…! This time around on the show, in addition to a bit of catching-up on various bits of Dragon Ball Kai and gaming news, we dive in to all the spoilerific information we have about the upcoming film. For those wishing to stay clear of movie information, worry not, for we provide a clear break in the show. For the rest of you, join us for another ride! It’s 2013 all over again!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0375! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss the current state of “Dragon Ball Kai” in Japan and abroad before catching up on some related news. For those of you keeping up with all the spoilers for the upcoming film, “Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F'”, this is the episode for you! Tune in for a recap on all the new information we have, our analysis and breakdown, and then your own thoughts!

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Podcast Episode #0374 — 10 February 2015

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE is officially out… in Japan, anyway! That has never stopped us here at Kanzenshuu from diving in as soon as we can, however, and the latest video game for the franchise is no different. A little sickness doesn’t slow us down, either, so tune in for some sniffly first impressions on the new hotness.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0374! VegettoEX and Meri provide some early, first impressions on “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE” based on its Japanese release. Dimps is back at the development helm, and a custom character creation mode gives players a chance to intervene on history’s behalf to save the Dragon Ball timeline. Is the game everything we had been hoping for, and how do its online modes affect the general gameplay experience?

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



Podcast Episode #0373 — 27 January 2015

If you have not already checked out DB30YEARS, our special 30th anniversary celebratory magazine for Dragon Ball, we implore you to do so! On this week’s podcast episode, we are mining some of our original research from the magazine to bring you a discussion all about filler in the series. What role does it play, how does that work with the business model supporting the franchise (and larger genre as a whole), and just how close did the TV adaptation actually come to catching up with the manga serialization?

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0373! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss the role of filler in a series like Dragon Ball and the various milestones at which the TV adaptation began to catch up with the manga serialization. Just how close did it get? Toss in some great “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE” and “Revival of F” news, and that’s a show!

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Podcast Episode #0372 — 22 January 2015

As each new year begins, we like to take a look back at some of the biggest stories to hit Dragon Ball fandom that prior year, pick out some of our own favorites, and make predictions for the new year. Part of that ritual is also checking in on the predictions we made the year before and seeing — at least in this year’s case! — how amazingly psychic we are.

Or, well, at least how we have been doing this long enough to be able to somewhat read the market!

What do you all see coming our way in 2015? Give the show a listen and let us know!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0372! VegettoEX and Julian discuss the top Dragon Ball news stories from 2014, along with a couple of their own picks. How did we do with our predictions from last year, and what do we see on the horizon for 2015?

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

(Please note that we have a bit of a curse: whenever it’s Julian’s turn to give predictions, something invariably happens with his audio. It was completely inaudible during recording, but a bit of a clicking affects a small portion of the show. It corrects itself, incidentally enough, right when he’s done with those predictions. Those responsible for the error have been sacked!)



Podcast Episode #0371 — 25 November 2014

It’s been a while, but it’s time for us to get back into the swing of things! Our celebratory magazine for Dragon Ball‘s 30th anniversary — DB30YEARS, which you can download for absolutely free right here on our website — is one of the subjects of discussion this week. How did it come to be, who are some of the people involved, and what are some of the articles you can look forward to? In addition to that, the upcoming 2015 movie — Revival of “F” — is obviously another gigantic piece of news, so between the movie and the magazine, we have you covered!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0371! VegettoEX and Hujio return to celebrate nine years of the podcast and thirty years of “Dragon Ball”…! We have a new movie on the horizon bringing us the return of Freeza, so tune in for the latest and most comprehensive news. Stick around for a recap of our “DB30YEARS” anniversary magazine, and then head on over to our website to download it for absolutely free!

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