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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 #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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Podcast Episode #0277 — 07 November 2011

This week on the show, we brought on our buddies Dustin and Joe to discuss the franchise’s latest fighting video game for the PS3 and 360, Ultimate Tenkaichi. You have probably read and hear a ton about it already, but is the community giving it a fair shake? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0277! VegettoEX, Dustin, and Joe dive in to “Ultimate Tenkaichi”, the latest fighting game for the franchise. Spike is back for a third round on the PS3 and 360, but they are switching things up more than ever before. Is this a fighting game, or is it actually just a glorified guessing game? Hujio pops in for the news and loaded November and December releases period, and that is a show!

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Podcast Episode #0276 — 02 November 2011

We unfortunately did not have the episode done yesterday as anticipated, but a day late never really hurt anyone, right? This week on the show, our buddy Herms joined us to talk about everything demonic! Where do all these different ghouls and ghosts in the series come from in mythology, and how does Toriyama play with their concepts to flesh out the Dragon World? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0276! VegettoEX and Herms break down everything demonic in the Dragon World! From demons to Dracula, from ghouls to ghosts, from phantasms to fantastic puns, anything and everything having to do with opposing the progress of humanity in the series is broken down. Where do these words and classifications come from in the first place, and how does Toriyama play with them to create such an interesting world and extended universe in our favorite franchise?



Podcast Episode #0275 — 19 October 2011

Content generation has been a little slow around these parts, but we are at least getting together once a week for the podcast! This time around it’s a catching up on news extravaganza and answering a slew of audience questions. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0275! VegettoEX and Hujio break down some of the big news going around the world: Blu-rays are coming and starting to get some promotion, FUNimation tosses an extra bone on the final DBZ Dragon Box, the Kenji Yamamoto fallout continues in the strangest places, and international “Kai” updates!

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Podcast Episode #0274 — 11 October 2011

Many of you long-time podcast listeners have already told us that you view this episode as the “end of an era”. Over four years ago, we set out to go through the Dragon Ball manga volume-by-volume and review it to the best of our ability, and from a few different angles. We had a few of us that had already read the entire thing, some that were mostly fans of the TV version, and our buddy Jeff who was a complete outsider that had a vague familiarity via the old fansubs days and the occasional domestic TV broadcast, but was otherwise coming in entirely fresh with no preconceptions.

Here we are at the final volume, and our final “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. It has been an incredible journey for all of us involved, and I can only hope that you have enjoyed it every bit as much as we have. Whether you are a new listener or have been with us since long before the podcast ever existed as a part of this website, there is a wealth of listening material for you to dig back into, and we could not be more proud.

Thank you, Dragon Ball…! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0274! VegettoEX, Julian, Meri, and Jeff dive into the 42nd and final “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. After more than four years, we have made our way to the final volume of the series. Does Toriyama pull out all the stops for the conclusion of his ultimate work, or is it just another volume in the series? Our own thoughts on the recurring segment, tons of thoughts from the audience, and our grand plans for post-manga reviews wrap up the episode!

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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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