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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 #0273 — 03 October 2011

The 32-bit generation of video games kicked off a trend that died with the series for a few years, but started right back up again during the series’ second-wave in Japan: full-motion video openings!

In light of the Ultimate Blast opening looking to be one of the best we have ever seen, we decided to take a look back at how far we have come. From amazing 2D openings to awkward 3D rendering, the franchise has seen just about every type of opening sequence thrown at it. Listen in for a game-by-game opening sequence analysis, as well as the “Top 5 Lousiest Openings”…! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0273! VegettoEX and Meri, in light of what appears to be a fantastic opening to “Ultimate Blast” due out this month, take a look back at all of the major video game openings the franchise has received over the years. From the 32-bit generation up through today, there have been a lot of highs and lows. Are the classic ones still the best of all time? A surprise return of the Top 5 list reveals what Meri considers the lousiest video game openings!

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Podcast Episode #0272 — 26 September 2011

We hinted at it last episode, and decided to go full-force with it this week: just what is the history of the Saiyan race?

From the manga to the TV series to the guide books to the various other adaptations and reference materials, what is said about where the come from and how they evolved? What types of plot holes are created, fixed, and then broken all over again by the increased amount of information tossed out there? Does any “fact” stay consistent throughout the entire series at all? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0272! VegettoEX and Herms dissect the history of the Saiyan race. From the manga to the TV series to the guide books to the various other adaptations and reference materials, what is said about where the come from and how they evolved? What types of plot holes are created, fixed, and then broken all over again by the increased amount of information tossed out there? Does any “fact” stay consistent throughout the entire series at all?



Podcast Episode #0271 — 18 September 2011

This time around on the show, we finally got a chance to catch up on this summer’s three-part spin-off manga from Naho Ooishi, Episode of Bardock.

Penned as a sequel to the Bardock TV special, Ooishi gets a little more of a chance to shine with a quasi-original story as opposed to her usual retreads. Is this the true legend of the Super Saiyan that we have all been curious about for so many decades, or is it just another fluff piece of media that we can all casually pass over without missing much? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

I profusely apologize for not doing so during the podcast episode itself, but amazing thanks go out to John for a donation that covered the balance on the orders and shipping costs to cover this special release. In addition to the podcast episode this week, we have a full extravaganza coming to our “Reviews” section very soon!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0271! VegettoEX and Julian review “Episode of Bardock”, the three-chapter spin-off manga by Naho Ooishi published in V-Jump this summer. Penned as a sequel to the Bardock TV special, Ooishi gets a little more of a chance to shine with a quasi-original story as opposed to her usual retreads. Is this the true legend of the Super Saiyan that we have all been curious about for so many decades, or is it just another fluff piece of media that we can all casually pass over without missing much?

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Podcast Episode #0270 — 31 August 2011

On this week’s show, the gang took a look at the final Dragon Ball Kai home release in Japan, and in particular, the unaired “Episode 98”. We also dove in to the extra material on this month’s Bardock and Trunks TV special DVD (the first time the specials are receiving a non-Dragon Box home release in Japan)! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0270! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio review the final “DragonBall Kai” home release in Japan, and particularly the unaired “Episode 98”. We also take a look at the Bardock and Trunks TV Special DVD release, which includes bonus production sketches, as well as “DragonBall Heroes” commercials and promos. A fast-flying fury of your questions rounds out the show!

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Podcast Episode #0269 — 23 August 2011

Our mostly-monthly segment is closing in on the finish line! This week on our show, the entire team tackles Volume 41 in our so-called “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. With just two volumes left to go in the series, these chapters are jam-packed with all sorts of transformations, hero swap-outs, and even still a bit of character development! Is Toriyama’s whimsy still at its best, or are we about ready to close the book on this series? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0269! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff all dive in to Volume 41 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. With just two volumes left to go in the series, these chapters are jam-packed with all sorts of transformations, hero swap-outs, and even still a bit of character development! Is Toriyama’s whimsy still at its best, or are we about ready to close the book on this series?

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Podcast Episode #0268 — 15 August 2011

This week on our show we take a quick look at the third chapter of Dragon Ball SD from the latest Saikyō Jump by on-going spin-off author Naho Ooishi.

For her third outing, Ooishi focuses on the Cell Game. Does the heavily abbreviated re-telling have any purpose to it, or should even the most devoted fans pass it by? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0268! VegettoEX and Meri review the third chapter of “DragonBall SD”. Naho Ooishi returns for another chibified spin-off, but does it bring anything new to the table? A good bit of news clarification and fantastic questions from the listeners (including the entire year’s worth of news in two minutes!) round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0267 — 08 August 2011

This week on our show we catch up on a couple weeks worth of news, as well as answer a great bunch of questions from you all. Meri pops in to talk about Otakon 2011 (including all the great purchases and cosplay there were to see), while Marc then joins in to see how our summer convention season predictions went, as well as discuss a couple new developments regarding FUNimation’s plan to release the Dragon Ball Z TV series on Blu-ray. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0267! VegettoEX and Julian discuss the past couple weeks worth of news and answer a great batch of listener questions. Meri joins in to talk about Otakon 2011, and Marc joins in to talk about the results of the summer convention season and a few updates related to FUNimation’s recent announcement of the DBZ TV series coming to Blu-ray.

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Podcast Episode #0266 — 25 July 2011

This week on our show we are joined by our comrade Hujio to discuss FUNimation’s announcement that they will be releasing the Dragon Ball Z TV series on Blu-ray beginning later this year in November. Will this just be a repeat of the orange brick masters from 2007’s “season sets” or does FUNimation have something else up their sleeve? What does this mean for the majority of our audience who has been snatching up the Dragon Box sets? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0266! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss FUNimation’s recent announcement that the DBZ TV series is coming to Blu-ray this year. Will this be another fiasco using 2007’s orange brick masters, or does FUNimation have something else up its sleeve? How will these products compare to everything else that is out there, including other versions of these same episodes sitting alongside them on store shelves? Also, who exactly will these new sets be aimed at, especially with Dragon Box releases coming to a close?

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Podcast Episode #0265 — 18 July 2011

This week on our show we are joined by our comrade Herms to discuss “mistakes” in the most well-known of the guide books for the franchise, the daizenshuu. Are there truly mistakes in the books, however, or are these contradictions and questionable tidbits simply the work of fan mistranslations and over-active imaginations?

Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0265! VegettoEX and Herms break down mistakes that appear in the most well-known guide books for the franchise (and our namesake!), the daizenshuu. Are they truly mistakes, though? What is actually wrong contradictory in the text, what is new information, and what have fans made up as false mistakes over time? Meri joins to banter about with what non-news there is, along with the rest of July’s releases!

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Podcast Episode #0264 — 11 July 2011

This week on our show long-time reader and listener Drabaz joined us to talk about his custom Dragon Ball-themed level in LittleBigPlanet called “The Search for Shenlong’s Little Big Dragonballs!”

We also dove in to some listener questions about the Japanese language, dialect and speech pattern quirks, and even character names. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0264! VegettoEX and Julian discuss all the “Ultimate Tenkaichi” news you can eat and turn their attention to several listener questions about the Japanese language and speech patterns used in the series. Doug joins us for an interview about his custom LittleBigPlanet level called “The Search For Shenlong’s Little Big Dragonballs!”

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