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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 #0441 — 30 April 2018

This week on the show, our podcast wraps up a two-part look at the various Dragon Ball prototypes over the years. We pick up here in late 1983 with the self-contained one-shot The Adventure of Tongpoo, and we make our way into 1984 with a series of drafts that will ultimately become Dragon Ball itself!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0441! Mike and Julian discuss “The Adventure of Tongpoo”, a one-shot Akira Toriyama drew in 1983 which served as one step along the way to creating “Dragon Ball” itself. What feels different here from “Dragon Boy” earlier that same year? We wrap things up with a look at a series of drafts taking us from a straight “Journey to the West” adaptation up to the characters and story we know and love as “Dragon Ball”-proper!

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Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0440 — 24 April 2018

This week on the show, our podcast kicks off a two-part look at the various Dragon Ball prototypes over the years. From ideas that began percolating in Dr. Slump, to the one-shots Dragon Boy and The Adventure of Tongpoo, to the actual drafts that would become Dragon Ball itself, join us for a journey through time and evolution!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0440! Mike and Julian discuss some of the ideas in “Dr. Slump” that would later make their way into “Dragon Ball” before moving on to “Dragon Boy”, a two-part comic Akira Toriyama drew in 1983 which served as one step along the way to creating “Dragon Ball” itself. What changes are visible in the artwork, panel construction, and writing style? Join us for the first of a two-part journey leading up to “Dragon Ball” in 1984!

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Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on SoundCloud or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0439 — 10 April 2018

It’s time for “The Big One™”: our Universe Survival arc mega-review podcast episode is here. Dragon Ball Super has come to an end, and with its final arc complete, we take the opportunity to chat it out for a few hours!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0439! Mike, Chris, Scott, and Ajay chat out the Universe Survival arc, wrapping up the “Dragon Ball Super” television series for good(?). From the exhibition to the recruitment to the tournament itself, what were our expectations and were they met? Julian pops in for a little post-review Q-and-A session wrapping up a few more thoughts on the arc, and that’s that!

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Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0438 — 01 April 2018

“The Big One™” — our Universe Survival arc mega-review — has been recorded and is coming soon. It’s a beast and will take some significant time to edit though, so we have a short episode to hold you over in the meantime this week!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0438! Mike, Meri, and Jeff discuss space travel in the Dragon Ball series. What different types of spaceships do we see, and what are some of the essential products our intrepid travelers need to bring along?

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0437 — 19 March 2018

We return with the sixth round in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” to cover episodes 23-27. With Mr. Mu and Baby seemingly defeated, our heroes continue their journey in search of the Ultimate Dragon Balls. Baby is out there waiting for them, and as the viewers take a trip back to Earth, the series truly begins its massive shift.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0437! Mike, Meri, and Jeff continue onward in the “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” to cover “Dragon Ball GT” episodes 23-27! Baby begins his assault on Earth, making his way through all of the remaining Saiyans before landing with Vegeta. Our space heroes have finished collecting the Dragon Balls, but will it make any difference?

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Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0436 — 13 March 2018

A new Dragon Ball movie is coming this year! While we do not have a whole lot of information to discuss just yet, what we do already have speaks volumes, both through its imagery and through the otherwise-expected names that are missing in the initial announcement round. Tune in for a quick analysis of Akira Toriyama’s comments and staff reveals, and what this could mean for the future of the franchise!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0436! Mike, Julian, and Ajay discuss the trickle of information reveals about the upcoming theatrical film set for release in December 2018. A series director from “Dragon Ball Super” (with plenty of experience external to this franchise, as well) steps up to direct the new film, while new blood steps up to oversee its animation and visual design. Notably missing from the staff announcement is Tadayoshi Yamamuro. Between these staff announcements and what Toriyama says in his own words, what does this mean for the future of the franchise?

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0435 — 05 March 2018

Tying in with one of last week’s daily Toriyama works entries — as well as with a recent interview translation! — this week’s podcast episode dives into the occasionally-combined worlds of Dragon Ball and KochiKame. A two-page fake ending to KochiKame kicks everything off, and we ultimately land 16 years later in a continuation to that same material. Tune in for a breeze through the intersecting worlds of Akira Toriyama and Osamu Akimoto!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0435! Mike and Julian briefly discuss 20 years of “Dragon Ball” manga in English from Viz before turning their attention to the intersecting “Dragon Ball” and “KochiKame” material over the years. A joint interview in 1990 sheds some light on the respective authors’ different approaches to character creation, while a 2006 manga crossover continues a legendary fake-ending from 16 years prior!

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Our podcast available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.



Podcast Episode #0434 — 05 February 2018

Dragon Ball Online may be gone, but it has clearly not been forgotten if the continued revival of its characters and plot points are any indication! This week on the podcast we dive back into a character that was developed, never actually used, and is now set to make his first true appearance in the XENOVERSE series: “Fu”.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0434! Mike, Jake, and Chris detail a little history on the “Dragon Ball Online” graveyard mining taking place before examining the new-old character “Fu”. What is the real story behind this character, and what can we expect out of him in “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2” and beyond? A little bit of news and website content chat rounds out the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0433 — 29 January 2018

We return with the fifth round in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” to cover episodes 19-22. That’s right: the Dragon Ball GT review is back! If you missed our last entry (or perhaps the previous three, considering they were a few years ago), play a little catch-up and join in the fun!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0433! Mike, Meri, and Jeff bring the M2 arc to a close in our “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness”… or do we?! Dr. Mu has effectively been defeated and his(?) creation, Baby, appears all but destroyed. Where do our heroes possibly go from here? Join us for a look at “Dragon Ball GT” episodes 19-22!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.



Podcast Episode #0432 — 23 January 2018

The end of Dragon Ball Super is right around the corner. As we wrap up this chapter in Dragon Ball‘s life, we look to the future while trying to make sense of the present. Why stop a good thing? With revenue coming in left and right, and with yet another theatrical film on the horizon, in what world does it make sense to take the show back off television? Join us as we sort through the facts and try to make sense of it all.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0432! Mike, Heath, and Ajay discuss the upcoming conclusion to the “Dragon Ball Super” television series. With all partners bringing in impressive revenue numbers, how does it make any sense to take the show off the air? We put everything in context, from the show as it stands now, to the upcoming theatrical film, to the rest of Toei’s project load, and try to predict what the logical next steps should be for Shueisha and Toei.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.

Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.