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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 #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.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
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.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
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.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
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.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
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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Podcast Episode #0281 — 11 December 2011

This week on the show, the dynamic duo of VegettoEX & Hujio go it alone to answer a never-ending slew of your questions. From deserted islands to mysterious Blu-rays, from name pronunciations to new fans, and from new web series to old dōjinshi, we cover just about everything there possibly is to ask with this franchise. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0281! VegettoEX and Hujio cover a tiny bit of hilarious-yet-confusing Korean political forecast news (yes, all based around DragonBall) before diving into an endless ocean of listener questions. From deserted islands to mysterious Blu-rays, from name pronunciations to new fans, and from new web series to old doujinshi, we cover just about everything there possibly is to ask with this franchise.

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Podcast Episode #0280 — 04 December 2011

This week on the show, Mike and Julian go it alone to follow-up a little bit on Dragon Ball GT review material from last week’s show, and then discuss the latest episode of SMAP x SMAP in Japan which highlighted some music from our favorite franchise. The audio from the main portion of our updated “10 Things You Didn’t Know About DragonBall” panel from Anime USA just a couple weeks ago takes center stage for our topic. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0280! VegettoEX and Julian follow-up on a good bit of “DragonBall GT” review material before moving on to an episode of “SMAP x SMAP” in Japan that highlighted the theme songs to the first “DragonBall” TV series with its original performers. The main audio portion of our Anime USA panel, an updated version of “10 Things You Didn’t Know About DragonBall”, takes center stage for our topic, with December’s releases and your questions wrapping things up!

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Podcast Episode #0279 — 29 November 2011

This week on the show, with the manga review complete after about four years of diving in volume-by-volume, we turn our attention to Dragon Ball GT. Our DB-newbie buddy Jeff is still on board with us, and material in this particular series might even be new for some of the regular hosts…! Is it everything we expected, and then some? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

This episode (and right here on the site), we also announcing the winner of our “Level 1.1” Blu-ray contest! Massive congrats go out to Richard L Zarth III for having the lucky random #179 we drew. We will be in touch with this contest’s winner to send it out, and the rest of you should stay tuned for even more contests coming your way soon!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0279! VegettoEX, Meri, Jeff, and Kaboom dive in to our first Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness! With the manga review complete, it is time to take a grand tour into a manga-less story. Just how involved was original author Akira Toriyama, does Toei set the stage well with how he left the characters, and just how interested are we to see where this story is heading? Big news about online streaming and the upcoming “Episode of Bardock” anime adaptation, the announcement of our Blu-ray contest winner, and your thoughts on DBGT round out the episode!

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Podcast Episode #0278 — 13 November 2011

This week on the show, Hujio joins in to discuss and review the first (non-Kai-ified) high definition release of the Dragon Ball Z TV series: “Level 1.1”, out this past week from FUNimation, covers the first seventeen episodes. How does the timing of this release make any sense, and is it a worthwhile one considering how many versions are still sitting on store shelves? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0278! VegettoEX and Hujio dive in to “Level 1.1”, the first Blu-ray release of the non-Kai-ified DBZ TV series from FUNimation. Does the timing of this release make any sense, and is it a worthwhile purchase, especially for fans of a series with so many sequential “definitive” versions? Listener thoughts on “Ultimate Tenkaichi”, and a reminder about our Anime USA plans wrap up the episode!

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