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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 #0270 — 31 August 2011

On this week’s show, the gang took a look at the final Dragon Ball Kai home release in Japan, and in particular, the unaired “Episode 98”. We also dove in to the extra material on this month’s Bardock and Trunks TV special DVD (the first time the specials are receiving a non-Dragon Box home release in Japan)! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0270! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio review the final “DragonBall Kai” home release in Japan, and particularly the unaired “Episode 98”. We also take a look at the Bardock and Trunks TV Special DVD release, which includes bonus production sketches, as well as “DragonBall Heroes” commercials and promos. A fast-flying fury of your questions rounds out the show!

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Podcast Episode #0269 — 23 August 2011

Our mostly-monthly segment is closing in on the finish line! This week on our show, the entire team tackles Volume 41 in our so-called “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. With just two volumes left to go in the series, these chapters are jam-packed with all sorts of transformations, hero swap-outs, and even still a bit of character development! Is Toriyama’s whimsy still at its best, or are we about ready to close the book on this series? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0269! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff all dive in to Volume 41 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. With just two volumes left to go in the series, these chapters are jam-packed with all sorts of transformations, hero swap-outs, and even still a bit of character development! Is Toriyama’s whimsy still at its best, or are we about ready to close the book on this series?

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Podcast Episode #0268 — 15 August 2011

This week on our show we take a quick look at the third chapter of Dragon Ball SD from the latest Saikyō Jump by on-going spin-off author Naho Ooishi.

For her third outing, Ooishi focuses on the Cell Game. Does the heavily abbreviated re-telling have any purpose to it, or should even the most devoted fans pass it by? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0268! VegettoEX and Meri review the third chapter of “DragonBall SD”. Naho Ooishi returns for another chibified spin-off, but does it bring anything new to the table? A good bit of news clarification and fantastic questions from the listeners (including the entire year’s worth of news in two minutes!) round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0267 — 08 August 2011

This week on our show we catch up on a couple weeks worth of news, as well as answer a great bunch of questions from you all. Meri pops in to talk about Otakon 2011 (including all the great purchases and cosplay there were to see), while Marc then joins in to see how our summer convention season predictions went, as well as discuss a couple new developments regarding FUNimation’s plan to release the Dragon Ball Z TV series on Blu-ray. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0267! VegettoEX and Julian discuss the past couple weeks worth of news and answer a great batch of listener questions. Meri joins in to talk about Otakon 2011, and Marc joins in to talk about the results of the summer convention season and a few updates related to FUNimation’s recent announcement of the DBZ TV series coming to Blu-ray.

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Podcast Episode #0266 — 25 July 2011

This week on our show we are joined by our comrade Hujio to discuss FUNimation’s announcement that they will be releasing the Dragon Ball Z TV series on Blu-ray beginning later this year in November. Will this just be a repeat of the orange brick masters from 2007’s “season sets” or does FUNimation have something else up their sleeve? What does this mean for the majority of our audience who has been snatching up the Dragon Box sets? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0266! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss FUNimation’s recent announcement that the DBZ TV series is coming to Blu-ray this year. Will this be another fiasco using 2007’s orange brick masters, or does FUNimation have something else up its sleeve? How will these products compare to everything else that is out there, including other versions of these same episodes sitting alongside them on store shelves? Also, who exactly will these new sets be aimed at, especially with Dragon Box releases coming to a close?

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Podcast Episode #0265 — 18 July 2011

This week on our show we are joined by our comrade Herms to discuss “mistakes” in the most well-known of the guide books for the franchise, the daizenshuu. Are there truly mistakes in the books, however, or are these contradictions and questionable tidbits simply the work of fan mistranslations and over-active imaginations?

Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0265! VegettoEX and Herms break down mistakes that appear in the most well-known guide books for the franchise (and our namesake!), the daizenshuu. Are they truly mistakes, though? What is actually wrong contradictory in the text, what is new information, and what have fans made up as false mistakes over time? Meri joins to banter about with what non-news there is, along with the rest of July’s releases!

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Podcast Episode #0264 — 11 July 2011

This week on our show long-time reader and listener Drabaz joined us to talk about his custom Dragon Ball-themed level in LittleBigPlanet called “The Search for Shenlong’s Little Big Dragonballs!”

We also dove in to some listener questions about the Japanese language, dialect and speech pattern quirks, and even character names. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0264! VegettoEX and Julian discuss all the “Ultimate Tenkaichi” news you can eat and turn their attention to several listener questions about the Japanese language and speech patterns used in the series. Doug joins us for an interview about his custom LittleBigPlanet level called “The Search For Shenlong’s Little Big Dragonballs!”

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Podcast Episode #0263 — 28 June 2011

This week on our show we recap and expand upon what little news there has been over the last week, and turn our attention over to the 40th volume in our on-going “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. We are closing in on the end of the series, but there is still plenty of material to cover. In this volume alone we have transformations coming out at us left and right. Does it still feel fresh, though? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0263! VegettoEX and Meri discuss some Dragon Box delay news and answer a slew of questions. Jeff joins us for Volume 40 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”, where two new transformations are unveiled and the main villain turns into a good guy and then back around again into a villain.

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Podcast Episode #0262 — 21 June 2011

This week on our show, in addition to catching up on all the news (particularly of the Bardock variety) with Hujio, our buddy Marc joins us to talk about the summer convention season. With Anime Expo in less than two weeks and Otakon just a little over a month off, what should we expect from FUNimation in terms of special announcements for our favorite franchise? 2009 brought us the fantastic Dragon Box announcement, but those are coming to a close. Is anything special on the horizon? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0262! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss a wealth of news primarily centered around Bardock, who is receiving a new Super Saiyan form in conjunction with video games and a new three-part manga short. Marc also joins us to talk about the summer convention season, and if we can expect any significant announcements from FUNimation for our favorite series. June’s releases and your e-mails round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0261 — 13 June 2011

This week on our show, we catch up on the last two weeks worth of news, but also dive deep into a few e-mails. One listener needs help purchasing CDs, another wonders what the cast of the series would wish for if they got a freebie, and another wonders if the Super Saiyan transformation loses its emotional impact as more and more characters are privy to its power. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0261! VegettoEX and Hujio cruise through two weeks worth of news. Namco-Bandai seems to want to rename a game that does not even have a name yet, “DragonBall Online” is coming to China, and Latin America is getting a bunch of new stuff. We also catch-up on e-mails, including a discussion about what some of the characters in the series might wish for if they actually had a freebie wish with Shenlong.

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