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Kanzenshuu – The Podcast

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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 #0291 — 06 March 2012

To celebrate 291 episodes of our podcast, we in turn celebrate one of the best and most under-appreciated artists from our favorite franchise: Minoru Maeda. When fans think of Dragon Ball, the first name that comes to mind is obviously Akira Toriyama, but Maeda shaped the series (particularly for fans of the anime) in almost as many ways as the original author. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0291! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Herms discuss a pretty full week of news before moving into a biography and in-depth discussion of Minoru Maeda. The first name that comes to mind with our favorite franchise is obviously Akira Toriyama, but most fans (especially those of the anime) do not seem to realize that more often than not they are viewing something that Maeda touched or supervised in at least some capacity. Just who is this man, and what are some of his most important works?

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Podcast Episode #0290 — 28 February 2012

While we unfortunately could not schedule the third round of our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” for this week (stay tuned, though!), we make up for it in spades by covering the crazy Kinect news, the March 2012 Saikyō Jump bonus DVD, and a plethora of your amazing listener questions. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0290! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio dive into some more crazy Kinect news before covering the March 2012 “Saikyo Jump” bonus DVD. Especially at such a cheap price, just how does this package fare? We then turn it over to an extravaganza of your listener questions! Everything from favorite story arcs, to the spark that defines Toriyama’s writing, to abandoned characters is covered, along with less important items such as the Official Daizenshuu EX Band.

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Podcast Episode #0289 — 20 February 2012

Our buddy Herms has done a fantastic job of translating a new version of the timeline of events leading up to Dragon Ball Online (which has been posted for now over on our forum), so we figured we would take a fresh look at the game’s story. What about it is so compelling, and does it have that special spark that we feel has been missing from some of the other expanded-universe productions? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0289! VegettoEX and Julian cover two weeks worth of fascinating news (FUNimation Dragon Box survey, upcoming “Episode of Bardock” reprint, and more!) before diving in to the “Dragon Ball Online” timeline. Thanks to Herms’ new translation, we have a pretty detailed back-history for the game in English. Does it tell a compelling story, and does it make us want to hunker down and actually play the darn thing?

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Podcast Episode #0288 — 06 February 2012

Our buddy Herms stops by this episode for a wonderful primer to Dr. Slump, the series Akira Toriyama was already famous for by the time he got around to our other favorite franchise! Who are those characters that show up during the Red Ribbon Army arc crossover, and is it possible to reconcile some of the plot holes and continuity errors introduced to put the two series the same universe? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0288! VegettoEX and Julian catch up on a thankful lack of news before Herms pops in for a Dr. Slump primer. Who are the characters that show up during the Red Ribbon arc crossover, and is it possible to reconcile some of the plot holes and continuity errors introduced to put Dr. Slump and DragonBall in the same universe?

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Podcast Episode #0287 — 30 January 2012

There was really only one news story this past week: FUNimation’s suspension of their Dragon Ball Z TV remastered Blu-ray release. What exactly just went down within a mere six-month window that brought a project from conception to unceremonious death? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0287! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio discuss the unexpected suspension of FUNimation’s HD restoration work on the DBZ TV series. Within a six month period the project was announced, heavily hyped, saw two releases, and was unceremoniously killed off. What exactly just happened…? Our in-depth analysis and your thoughts take us through the episode!

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Podcast Episode #0286 — 23 January 2012

This week’s episode is a quick catch-up on a couple cover songs put out last year — one of “We Gotta Power!” by Tokyo Future Boys, and one of “Boku-tachi wa Tenshi Datta” by Sasaki Sayaka (with a little help from Hironobu Kageyama). Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0286! VegettoEX and Julian check in on the two major cover songs from 2011 (a version of “We Gotta Power!” by Tokyo Future Boys and a version of “Boku-tachi wa Tenshi Datta” by Sasaki Sayaka with a little help from Hironobu Kageyama). Do either of them stand up to some of the other great cover songs we have had in recent years, or are they both just a little too safe? A little bit of DBGT follow-up and the mass delusional cover-ups of the Dragon World human race round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0285 — 17 January 2012

Due to it being such a light-hearted franchise, we typically have endless light-hearted discussions on our podcast. This week, however, we dive into far more serious territory, and an area we are moderately shocked never really kicked off any larger criticism or movement: in episode 56 of the original Dragon Ball TV series, and in a scene exclusive to the TV adaptation, General Blue is essentially painted as a pedophile. Was this just a poor attempt at humor that fell flat, or is it worthy of additional analysis and condemnation? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0285! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio discuss a short scene from DragonBall TV episode 56 that essentially paints General Blue as a pedophile. Was this just a poor attempt at humor that fell flat, or is it worthy of additional analysis and condemnation? New merchandise in Brazil, the launch of DBGT on Nicktoons (the kids will be OK, we promise), and more rounds out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0284 — 09 January 2012

For the second round in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness”, we charge onward through the next five episodes of the series. This time around we can an episodic story about a giant with a toothache, a two-parter with a catfish monster, and another two episodes that seem to be hinting at a larger story. Does the mix of whimsical and foreboding tones come together here, or is the mish-mash just confusing? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0284! VegettoEX, Meri, and Jeff dive into our second “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” with episodes 6-10. After some brief battling, we are back to exploration and adventure with a little bit of dancing thrown in for good measure. Are the whimsical episodes enough to propel us through some early foreshadowing, or has the writing already taken a dive? News about the upcoming Saikyo Jump bonus DVD, the winter release season, and a whole lot more rounds out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0283 — 01 January 2012

2011 sure was a strange year. As you will hear us talk about during this week’s show, none of us could have predicted all of the shenanigans that would go down with the franchise these past twelve months. What were the top stories, how did our (and your!) predictions from last year turn out, and what’s on deck for the future? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

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Episode #0283! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian ring in the new year with a look back at the past twelve months. None of us could have predicted what 2011 would bring us: a music fiasco with “DragonBall Kai”, a new Blu-ray transfer from FUNimation, an all-out Bardock media assault, and so much more. How did our predictions from last year turn out in light of all these major stories, and what do we (and you!) think is on tap for 2012? Here’s to 14 years of Daizenshuu EX, and another gazillion more with our favorite franchise!



Podcast Episode #0282 — 25 December 2011

Episode of Bardock has been an interesting ride. You have read the manga and our review; now you have watched the anime and can listen to our review! This week the crew dives into the animated adaptation of Shueisha’s Bardock marketing blitz. How does it differ from Naho Ooishi’s original manga version, and does it stand on its own?

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It was December 24th in Age 762 that Goku became a Super Saiyan and defeated Freeza. Have a wonderful Super Saiyan-filled holiday weekend!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0282! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio review the anime adaptation of “Episode of Bardock” from Jump Festa 2011. How does it differ from Naho Ooishi’s original V-Jump manga version, and does it stand up on its own as an enjoyable feature? “Ultimate Blast” Japanese launch details, new cover songs, and your thoughts on “Episode of Bardock” round out the episode!

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