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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 #0222 — 14 June 2010

We finally get a chance to catch up with Julian this week on the show! Everyone is still in the middle of massive deadline Hell and the like, so we took it easy and went over all of the recent news. You all came through with some great e-mails, too, so be sure to stay tuned for all of that. Someone has a very exciting announcement during the episode, too…! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0222! VegettoEX and Julian catch up and go over the news from the last two weeks. The second “Kai” ending theme is getting eleven different releases, and a new guide book is coming our way! A great bunch of listener e-mails round out the episode, including some franchise-introduction thoughts and general life advice. Someone also has a very special announcement!

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Podcast Episode #0221 — 31 May 2010

While it may not sound like the most enthralling “radio” in the world, our look at the first new art and illustration book for the franchise in fifteen years is pretty gosh darn exciting. Ōgon no Senshi (“The Golden Warrior”) was released just last month in Japan, and is a steal at around $12. We are spoiling the entire podcast by saying so, but you should really just go ahead and order the darn thing right now. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0221! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss “Ougon no Senshi” (“The Golden Warrior”), a new art and illustration book released in Japan this year. It has a wealth of new and rarely-seen images, along with three interviews. Is it worth it for the price? A good batch of news, all of June’s releases, great e-mail responses, and a plethora of contests round out the episode. Win a copy of the very book reviewed on the show!

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Podcast Episode #0220 — 24 May 2010

We traditionally do not cover any dub of the franchise in this sort of (extreme) depth here on the website and podcast. Since we have already editorialized and pontificated upon Kai as an entity more than our fair share, it seemed like the best route to take with FUNimation’s recent release was to focus on the one aspect new to the release — its English dub. Is it truly the most accurate and faithful English dub the series has received, or is it traditional FUNimation where one little aspect somewhere holds it back from being everything it can be? Our buddy Hujio joins us for the topic, while a little bit of news, releases for the next month, and e-mails that make us think real hard about our viewpoints 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 #0220! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio dive in to FUNimation’s domestic release of “DragonBall Z Kai”. Having already covered “Kai” as an entity (and specifically the first story arc) extensively on the show before, we figured the best course of action was to cover the one entirely new aspect of this release – the new English dub. Is it truly the most accurate and faithful English dub the series has received, or is it traditional FUNimation where one little aspect somewhere holds it back from being everything it can be? A little bit of news, releases for the next month, and e-mails that make us think real hard about our viewpoints round out the episode!

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Podcast Episode #0219 — 10 May 2010

We are getting back in the swing of things having taken a week off by catching up on the plethora of news over the last two weeks. We spend the majority of our time talking about the new closing theme to DragonBall Kai, along with some of the voice replacements and its move into the next major story arc. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

Turns out we made a little mistake in the “Releases” segment of the show — the second DragonBall DVD box for France appears to be due out in July, and not later on this month. Sorry!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0219! VegettoEX and Meri catch up on the last two weeks worth of news. “Kai” has a new ending theme and a certain young, purple-haired boy has made his appearance. There is more “Kai” news in North America, fun distribution across France and Latin America, video game financial figures… busy times for our favorite franchise! Our “Attack of the Saiyans” contest winner is announced and we also read out some of our favorite entries. May’s releases and your e-mails round out the show.

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Podcast Episode #0218 — 25 April 2010

Way back on Episode #0078 of our podcast we reviewed Shoko Nakagawa and her new cover album which featured the lead single “Romantikku Ageru yo”, a cover on the DragonBall TV series’ closing theme. Here we are almost exactly three years later, and the cat-eating otaku idol is at it again with our favorite series.

This time she is covering “Detekoi Tobikiri ZENKAI Pawâ!”, the first closing theme to the DragonBall Z TV series, along with a TV-sized cover of “DAN DAN Kokoro Hikarete ‘ku”, the opening theme to the DragonBall GT TV series. Is the CD even worth a listen? A little bit of news discussion, releases for the next few weeks, and a nice little batch of e-mails 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 #0218! VegettoEX and Meri take a listen in on Shoko Nakagawa’s latest cover album, which includes both a DBZ and a DBGT cover! A little bit of news discussion, releases for the next few weeks, and a nice little batch of e-mails round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0217 — 18 April 2010

This podcast episode and “Manga Review of Awesomeness” is brought to you by exploding Cell Jr. heads:

Julian just finished moving in with the fiancee, so with all of his stuff in storage and an otherwise all-local recording, we decided to do a live broadcast of the show this week. The Cell Game has finally begun, and Goku has just as quickly turned it on over to the next fighter. Was the build-up to Gohan done as well as it could have been, and are we buying it? Was this also the last great transformation sequence in the series? Our live broadcast covers a bunch of questions from the audience, talk about the upcoming new closing theme to Kai, and so much more! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0217! VegettoEX, Meri, and Jeff dive into Volume 34 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. The Cell Game has finally begun, and Goku has just as quickly turned it on over to the next fighter. Was the build-up to Gohan done as well as it could have been, and are we buying it? Was this also the last great transformation sequence in the series? Our live broadcast covers a bunch of questions from the audience, talk about the upcoming new closing theme to “Kai”, and so much more!

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Podcast Episode #0216 — 11 April 2010

This week on the show, Hujio and I go it alone! We have tons of news to catch up on and discuss, including (but not limited to!) all of the (Z) Kai broadcast shenanigans. For our topic, we dive back into the Freeza arc and closely examine Vegeta and his one-on-one rivalries. Some of them are quite obvious and receive a good amount of exposition, while characters like Dodoria and Zarbon just seem to be in his way. How does he handle all of them, and what does it tell us about his character? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0216! VegettoEX and Hujio go it alone this week diving into all of the news. Birthdays, anniversaries, new books and video games, “Kai” updates both in Japan and the US (including Nicktoons censorship)… we have some busy times going on these days. We also discuss Vegeta’s one-on-one rivalries during the Freeza story arc, most notably with Kewi and Ghurd. April’s releases and other jabber round out the episode!

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Podcast Episode #0215 — 04 April 2010

This week on the show, Hujio joins us to chillax with a bit of news from the last week. It has been a slow build-up to some domestic news coming out of conventions this weekend, but we could only hint at some prior-knowledge with a dash of speculation as we led up to it. In a nutshell, we talk a bit more about the DragonBall Uranai book that just came out in Japan, and FUNimation’s full-length trailer for DragonBall (Z) Kai. Your e-mails give us plenty to talk about, as well, though…! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0215! VegettoEX, Meri, and Heath dive in to what little news there was this past week, but spend some extra time dissecting it all and relay stories of fandom past, present, and future. As much as we try to avoid talking about “Kai” so much, it seems we just cannot avoid it. April’s jam-packed releases schedule and some great e-mails from you all round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0214 — 28 March 2010

This week on the show, we finally got around to taking a look at one of the more popular fan-manga out there called Dragon Ball Multiverse out of France!

It has been two years since we looked at Toyble’s Dragon Ball AF fan-comic, and it made sense for us to give the other “big” one its fair shot. Does the concept do more for us than the actual execution, or is there enough genuinely interesting story-telling going on? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

As you tune in, you will probably notice another huge jump in the sound quality. It made sense after five years or so to finally encode at a higher bitrate. You’re welcome!



Podcast Episode #0213 — 21 March 2010

Having reached the appropriate place in our monthly “Manga Review of Awesomeness”, it made sense to take pause and focus in on Trunks for an episode.

This week we take a look at “TRUNKS: THE STORY”, the special manga chapter that was later adapted into the second DBZ TV special, and compare the two. How do the direct contradictions between the original source and the animated adaptation affect our enjoyment? Is Trunks a genuinely interesting character, or is his world the actual interesting thing? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0213! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff do a mid-month “Review of Awesomeness” and compare the “TRUNKS: THE STORY” manga chapter with the second DBZ TV special, along with all the standard analysis you’ve come to expect. The rest of March’s releases, an e-mail, a contest winner, and a bunch of other good stuff rounds out the episode.

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