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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 #0258 — 16 May 2011

This week on our show, the guys dive into two weeks worth of news. A new video game is coming later this year (despite the franchise continuing down the financial hole for Namco-Bandai), the 98th episode of Dragon Ball Kai will make its way to the home release as a bonus inclusion (not to mention that whole music fiasco still in-progress)… the list goes on and on. E-mails about Journey to the West, the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai, and inflation round out the episode. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0258! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Julian recap all the big news over the last two weeks. A new video game is coming later this year (despite the franchise continuing down the financial hole for Namco-Bandai), the 98th episode of “DragonBall Kai” will make its way to the home release as a bonus… the list goes on and on. E-mails about “Journey to the West”, the 23rd Tenka-ichi Budokai, and inflation round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0257 — 03 May 2011

This week on our show, we dive in to Volume 39 in our on-going “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. Majin Boo has finally hatched, and the heroes and civilians throughout the world are already suffering at his hands. The wacky villain is a huge change-up from the last two story arcs, though. Has Toriyama returned to his comedic roots? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0257! VegettoEX, Meri, and Jeff dive into Volume 39 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. Majin Boo has finally hatched, and the heroes and civilians throughout the world are already suffering at his hands. The wacky villain is a huge change-up from the last two story arcs, though. Has Toriyama returned to his comedic roots? 2010’s video game sales, wonderful French release news, May’s releases, and your e-mails round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0256 — 25 April 2011

This week on our show, the gang is all here to discuss the second chapter of Dragon Ball SD. We did not even know one was coming until just a couple weeks ago — does the jump into the Freeza arc make up for the silence after a disappointing first chapter? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0256! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Hujio discuss the second chapter of “Dragon Ball SD”. The sudden extra chapter appears out of nowhere and jumps straight into the Freeza fight (condensing it down considerably), but is it worth it that this spin-off even exists? News tidbits, releases, and your e-mails round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0255 — 18 April 2011

This week on our show, Scott Melzer and Rich Jarrett from NoN.D.E. Films join us to talk about their new fan parody, Fanboy Soze. While Mr. Satan was used as a major character in their prior fan parody (S.T.E.A.M.), Dragon Ball footage is kept to a minimum in the new film, despite it being a DBZ parody through and through! What exactly does that mean? You’ll have to listen it for the full scoop. Beyond that, our buddy Hujio (with his new microphone!) joins us to talk a little bit more about “Toriyama’s Intended Endings” which we covered over the last couple episodes. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0255! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss a little bit of international licensing news and tons of feedback on our “Toriyama’s Intended Endings” two-part feature. Scott Melzer and Rich Jarrett from NoN.D.E. Films also stop by to talk about their new fan parody, “Fanboy Soze”, a DBZ fan parody that is not a DBZ fan parody!

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Podcast Episode #0254 — 10 April 2011

This week, Herms joins us for part two of our look at the “intended endings” to the series. The Freeza arc takes the brunt of fan pontification in this area, but the Cell and Majin Boo arcs have their own fair share of illogical fan speculation and half-truths. What evidence exists pointing to specific points that could have served as the ending to the entire series? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0254! VegettoEX and Julian discuss the announced sale of FUNimation, a new “DragonBall SD” chapter on the horizon, and all the international “DragonBall Kai” delays. Herms joins us for part two of our discussion about Toriyama’s intended endings to the series, this time from the Cell arc through the end of the Majin Boo arc. Did the author ever actually say he wanted to end the series during any point within these two story arcs?

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Podcast Episode #0253 — 28 March 2011

Dragon Ball Kai may have come to a close, but that does not have a whole lot of impact on the plethora of discussions yet to come! This week, Herms joins us for part one of our look at the “intended endings” to the series. Fans often claim that the author absolutely intended to end the manga with the Freeza story arc, but is this actually true? What evidence exists pointing to specific story arcs that could have served as the ending? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0253! VegettoEX and Meri discuss a few news tidbits (such as the end of the “DragonBall Kai” TV broadcast in Japan) before turning it over to Herms for part one of our look at the “intended endings” to the series. Fans often claim that the author absolutely intended to end the manga with the Freeza story arc, but is this actually true? What evidence exists pointing to specific story arcs that could have served as the ending?

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Podcast Episode #0252 — 21 March 2011

We have been working on it, and you have been waiting on it, so it is time to finally answer the big question:

What the Hell just happened to Dragon Ball Kai…?

Heath and Corey joined us in-house this week to attempt to answer that big question. By diving into publicly-available corporate presentations and financial reports, we can paint a crystal-clear picture of why the series was “refreshed” at the time it was, what their plan was for it all along, if they even partially saw that plan come to fruition, and what we might be able to expect from the franchise in the future.

Long story short, it was a meticulously-calculated grab at getting new/younger fans (to lay a groundwork for another popularity wave even more years down the road) by a company that is attempting to react to changing market conditions as rapidly as possible, but a company that is also not afraid to cut their losses while they can and then go out to seek opportunities with a higher profit-margin. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0252! VegettoEX, Meri, Hujio, and Corey are all in-house to discuss what the Hell just happened to “DragonBall Kai”. By diving back into corporate presentations and financial reports, we are able to paint a crystal-clear picture of just why exactly the show was “refreshed” in the first place, if their plan even partially came to fruition at all, and what we can expect for the future of the franchise.

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Podcast Episode #0251 — 15 March 2011

This time around on our podcast, in addition to the big news surrounding Dragon Ball Kai and Kenji Yamamoto’s musical score, we finally get a chance to dive back into the manga with Volume 38. The fight against Bobbidi’s minions has begun, Vegeta has turned back into the demon prince he once was, and a new villain is on the horizon. Is Toriyama writing by the seat of his pants, or is the magic still there (in more ways than one!)…? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0251! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff dive into Volume 38 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. The gang is all here with a new set of villains, but is Toriyama truly writing by the seat of his pants, or is the magic still there (in more ways than one)? In the news, Kenji Yamamoto has lost his music composition job for “DragonBall Kai” after years of fans pointing out plagiarism, leaving the end of the series in even more shambles than before.

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Podcast Episode #0250 — 07 March 2011

An unforeseen sickness led to an impromptu, completely different episode this week… but that never means we are short on material to cover! Much like our news update from last week, this podcast episode we cover the raw facts of what appears to be the imminent end of Dragon Ball Kai before dipping into a couple quick reviews. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0250! VegettoEX and Meri briefly cover the raw facts surrounding the upcoming end of “DragonBall Kai” before digging into some quick reviews. Bakuman gets a DBZ cover song, the “Legend of Saiyan” figures pick up right where “Freeza’s Force” left off, and “Ultimate Butoden” is the best DBZ video game you’re not playing. To celebrate 250 podcast episodes, we are also giving away a copy of the fourth daizenshuu!

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Podcast Episode #0249 — 28 February 2011

Sure, KaiserNeko from TeamFourStar stops by to be a pretty face and help get the show going, but the real meat this week is an in-depth crash course in Journey to the West, the Chinese story which served as the initial inspiration for Dragon Ball:

First up, our buddy Herms details the influences in the earliest parts of the DragonBall story, then turns to the very end of the first TV series with the character of Annin. The Taoist philosopher named Lao Tzu makes a disguise appearance, and contraptions meant to seal away the Handsome Monkey King are put to use.

I then bring you all the way back to Episode 79 of the first TV series with two characters named “Ginkaku” (Silver Horn) and “Kinkaku” (Golden Horn), themselves and their magical gourd a direct reference to and re-telling of a story from Journey to the West:

Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe. We also have the inspiration for the podcast episode detailed on our forum. I have no doubt that many of you will want to run out and purchase a translation of the original story after listening!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0249! VegettoEX and KaiserNeko cover the mostly non-news and March’s releases. Herms joins to give an in-depth crash course in “Journey to the West”, the Chinese story which served as the initial inspiration for “DragonBall”. Two stories from the first TV series directly reference characters and items from its inspiration, and in ways you may never have known!

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