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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 #0359 — 17 March 2014

While we have a brief moment to catch our breath before the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai kicks into high gear, we decided to take a momentary and somewhat random look back at Dragon Ball Z Movie 8. We still have a full podcast episode dissecting Broli (the character, the obsessive fandom, etc.) planned for a little ways down the line, but in the mean time, what made his first movie appearance different from all the others? What does scriptwriter Takao Koyama think about the character, and how did his own personal religious beliefs perhaps come into play in writing the movie’s conclusion?

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0359! VegettoEX and Meri discuss Dragon Ball Z Movie 8 for no particular reason. What makes the first Broli movie different from the others in terms of both story and character development? How do scriptwriter Takao Koyama’s own personal religious beliefs perhaps come into play during the movie’s conclusion? News from across the world (specifically Jaco home release plans) and a look forward to Spring 2014 wrap up the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0358 — 10 March 2014

Being only about a month out from the revival of Dragon Ball Kai in Japan for the Majin Buu arc, it is to be expected that we will be crashing into walls of news left and right over the next several weeks. Some of the recent voice recast announcements along with the appointment of Norihito Sumitomo as the musical composer give us plenty to talk about, so let’s party like it’s 2009 and chat up Dragon Ball Kai all over again!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0358! VegettoEX and Kirbopher chat up “Dragon Ball Kai” like it is 2009 all over again. Bin Shimada will be taking over as Babidi while Shino Kakinuma will take over as Videl. On the music side of things, Norihito Sumitomo (from the “Battle of Gods” soundtrack) joins the group as the new composer. What else is on the horizon for the Majin Buu arc of “Dragon Ball Kai” and what else should we prepare for internationally?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to let us know your “Who’s That Character?” guess.



Podcast Episode #0357 — 04 March 2014

Back in December we brought on Kirran / @LordMoonstone to do the job that the developers of the new video game Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z were seemingly unwilling to do: explain what the heck the game was. Fighting game? Team-battle game? Both? Neither?

This time around, Kirran joins us again to discuss the full retail version of the game a month after its release. With expectations in check, does it live up to its potential? Is the full roster diverse enough? Are online matches even playable? Listen in to find out, and stay tuned to the site for our (eventual…!) full written review of the game.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0357! VegettoEX and LordMoonstone discuss the final retail version of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z” for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Vita. With expectations for the team-battle game now fully in check, does it live up to its potential, and do you need a full group of real-life friends to get anything out of the game? “Dragon Ball Kai” and “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” news wrap up the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0356 — 26 February 2014

The year is off to a strange start! Dragon Ball Kai is (finally?!) coming back, more books than you can shake a stick at are due out around the same time, and Dragon Ball Heroes continues its stranglehold on the youth of Japan. If you somehow fell asleep in 1997 and just woke back up, you could be forgiven for not realizing there was actually a break for the franchise for a little while there.

After a few weeks’ break from podcasting, we return to catch up on some of these biggest news stories. How does the return of Kai figure in to financial projections for the various companies? Is the supposed alternate/Ocean dub of Kai actually still on the way? What is going on with Battle of Z these days? How do I go about playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with the Kanzenshuu community? All these questions and more coming to your ears right now!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0356! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss the impending return of “Dragon Ball Kai” and what this means for the franchise’s financial figures in the coming year. The theoretical alternate Ocean English dub of “Kai” gets some attention, as does the wealth of books coming our way this April on both sides of the sea. “Who’s That Character?” and website content teases wrap up the show!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0355 — 03 February 2014

After a few slow news weeks things are back in full effect here in the Dragon World! Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is receiving bonus material, Toriyama is dropping new in-universe information, and we are here to cover it all!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0355! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss Akira Toriyama’s recent “Super” Q-and-A with Naho Ooishi from the March 2014 issue of “Saikyo Jump” in Japan. Goku’s mother has a name, a personality, and she is coming to bonus pages within “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” this coming April. What does this all mean for the franchise going forward, and what does Toriyama specifically want to do with Vegeta…?!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0354 — 21 January 2014

They are the items for which the series is named: the Dragon Balls. Akira Toriyama had toyed with “dragons” and “balls” before in series like Dragon Boy, but it will forever be the Dragon Balls that he is best known for. When the series begins, we are told that Shenlong is able to grant any wish. By the time the franchise and its extensions came to a close, we had three independent sets of Dragon Balls all with their own individual rules and stipulations. Just what are those rules, exactly, though? Decades of fan misinformation combined with Toriyama’s own laid-back writing style have resulted in a bit of confusion, so it is Kanzenshuu to the rescue!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0354! VegettoEX and Herms discuss all of the rules for the Dragon Balls. Earth and Namek have their own sets, and even “Dragon Ball GT” introduced a third set. Can Shenlong truly grant any wish? Is there a power balance threshold that no dragon can cross? So is it two or three wishes at the end of the series? All these questions and more are answered!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0353 — 14 January 2014

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 how absolutely, disgustingly, embarrassingly incorrect we all were.

For the most part, anyway.

What do you all see coming our way in 2014? Give the show a listen and let us know!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0353! VegettoEX and Julian discuss their own top three Dragon Ball stories from 2013. What were the biggest things to smack us upside the head over the last twelve months? How did we do with our predictions from last year, and what do we see on the horizon for 2014?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and let us know your predictions for 2014… as well as how nicely or poorly you made out with last year’s predictions!

(We are aware that Robo-Julian makes an unwanted appearance for the tail-end of his predictions. Rest assured it is just for that tiny little segment and then he is back to normal to wrap up the episode. The content was important, so it was something we decided to keep as-is rather than cutting it out entirely.)



Podcast Episode #0352 — 07 January 2014

A new year marks a new anniversary for the website, and what would a new year be without a new re-release of the Dragon Ball Z TV series? Having been here for the entire ride, we decided to dive back and look at every single last “DBZ Vol. 1″ release FUNimation has put out in North America. Arrival hit VHS in 1997, and the latest Blu-ray releases came out just a week or so ago. In between we have seen everything from in-house remasters to licensed Japanese remasters to releases canceled mid-run. Over these seventeen years, how have the different releases stacked up to each other, how have they been marketed differently from each other, and where on Earth do we go from here?

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0352! VegettoEX and Hujio dive back to dissect every “Vol. 1″ release of the Dragon Ball Z TV series from FUNimation. Things kicked off with the “Arrival” VHS release in 1997, and continue onward today with the company’s latest Blu-ray remaster. Over these seventeen years, how have the different releases stacked up to each other, how have they been marketed differently from each other, and where on Earth do we go from here?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.

As we conducted more research and collected more material in the process of researching this episode, enough information came together to warrant even more coverage. We hope to put together a whole new feature at some point in the near future!



Podcast Episode #0351 — 23 December 2013

The playable demo for the upcoming new video game Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z hit Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network across the world this past week. This time around on our show, Kirran / “LordMoonstone” joins in to tell us why exactly it is we need to stop expecting a “fighting game” out of Battle of Z, and why we should perhaps start thinking of it more in a strange combination of MMO and old-school arcade multiplayer action terms!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0351! VegettoEX and LordMoonstone discuss the playable demo for the new video game “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z”. The game is being promoted and universally described as a “fighting game”, but is this entirely accurate? What are we all missing here? A tiny bit of year-end news and “Who’s That Character?” wrap up the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0350 — 16 December 2013

As we start to wind down here in 2013, we look ahead to what 2014 has in store for us. Kanzenshuu is already at the forefront for every bit of Dragon Ball news and information documentation, so what else could there possibly be?! Well, it turns out there is a lot more coming!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0350! VegettoEX and Hujio dive into The State of The Kanzenshuu 2013 Edition. What is on tap for the site in the coming months? Will this legendary wiki ever make its grand appearance? What old magazines and books are we still pulling material out of? What guides can we expect to see receive major expansions? Is the “GT Review of Awesomeness” even still a thing? Is the staff just having children to lay the groundwork for future website contributors?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.