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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 #0339 — 15 July 2013

Akira Toriyama launched a new comic this week, and even better than that fact in and of itself, it is available simultaneously in English! Jaco the Galactic Patrolman officially hit Japanese shelves via Weekly Shōnen Jump a couple days early on Saturday (courtesy of today being “Marine Day” pushing WJ out ahead of its normal Monday release), but it also hits digital shelves today from Viz. In fact, the first chapter is available for free via their latest starter pack, so there are no excuses!

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What does this have to do with Dragon Ball, though, and why are we covering it on the podcast?

Various hints have been dropped that Jaco may have something to do with our favorite series. This week on our show, we dive into these hints and look for hidden connections of our own.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0339! VegettoEX and Julian dive into Akira Toriyama’s new comic, “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman”. Various hits have been dropped that it might have some connection with “Dragon Ball”, so we examine all of the currently-available evidence. News from across the world wraps it all up into one neat package!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0338 — 08 July 2013

It has been a very busy last couple of weeks for Dragon Ball. With multiple new video games on the horizon, recent manga compilations from Viz, upcoming video re-releases from FUNimation, and even international remasters of the series recently announced, it is understandable how one might think we accidentally stumbled a decade into the past. It truly is 2013, though, so tune in for some great news analysis, a review of Viz’s recent 3-in-1 edition of the manga, and a bit of calling-out Takao Koyama for some recent statements about a product he may have gotten a little too self-invested in despite not actually working on it.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0338! VegettoEX and Julian catch up on two weeks worth of news including “Battle of Z” and “J-Stars Victory Vs” gaming updates, a new streaming option in North America, new remasters coming to Spain, and “Battle of Gods” home release inclusions. A focus on Takao Koyama’s recent “Battle of Gods” statements and Viz’s recent 3-in-1 manga release wrap up the show.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0337 — 24 June 2013

It was a pretty eventful week filled with news in the Dragon World, so we took the opportunity this episode to really dig deep into it all as well as discuss some of the great content that has been popping up on the site throughout the month of June. From an in-depth discussion about the upcoming Battle of Z video game to international movie news to interviews from the 80s, 90s, 00s, and beyond, our podcast here at Kanzenshuu this week has something for every type of Dragon Ball fan!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0337! VegettoEX and Julian dive into a huge week’s worth of news including “Dragon Ball Heroes” updates, “Battle of Gods” international news, and more. Joe stops by to talk about the newly-announced “Battle of Z” video game before the group dives back into discussing the wealth of content posted to the website throughout the month of June.

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Podcast Episode #0336 — 17 June 2013

It seems many of us had a similar idea yesterday: celebrate Father’s Day by tearing apart all the paternal figures in the Dragon Ball series! This week on the podcast, in addition to saying our goodbyes to the great Kenji Utsumi, we toss around all the Dragon Ball dads to see what makes them tick. Who is the most involved in their children’s lives? Who is not, but at least has a good excuse for it? With the way Toriyama writes, can anyone truly be considered a “good dad”…?!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0336! To celebrate Father’s Day, we tear apart all the bad dads in the series. Goku usually takes the brunt of the criticism, but is this fair? Who else ignores their children, and who does the best job in being a part of their children’s lives? Goodbyes to the great voice actor Kenji Utsumi and news recaps wrap up the show.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0335 — 03 June 2013

Animazement 2013 was absolutely spectacular in every regard: the guests, the events, and the fans. We could not have asked for a better time. You have likely already read through our three-part report from the convention, but those of you who want to re-live it or listen along, here is your chance!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0335! VegettoEX and Meri report on all the events from Animazement 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. With such a huge group of incredible guests (specifically Nozawa, Furukawa, Nakao, and Minaguchi), was there even a chance it was going to be anything short of spectacular? Listen in for stories from all the panels and experiences. News on the “Battle of Gods” Japanese home release among other fun stories wraps up the episode!

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Special Podcast Episode: DBZ Video Game Music #1 — 26 May 2013

This week on the show we are taking a break from our usual news and topical discussions to dip into the past a little bit and share some stories. We love the music from the series here at Kanzenshuu, but we also love the franchise’s video game music. For a bunch of us over a certain age, discovering this almost alternate world of Dragon Ball music was this amazing, strange, new world of extended fandom. We brought on a whole slew of friends and special guests to tell these stories of how they discovered the music and what the songs meant to them (and still do mean to them!). Please enjoy this jump into our collective fandom’s history, as well as the songs that defined our younger years.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
The Kanzenshuu crew brings on an incredible group of special guests to dive into the Dragon Ball franchise’s rich history of video game music. What were some of the songs that defined our early fandom, and why do they still mean so much to us? Our focus is up through the 32-bit era, so join us for a history lesson and some rockin’ tunes!

Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum. We would love to hear what some of your own picks are from this era of video games!



Podcast Episode #0334 — 20 May 2013

As we get ready to head down to Animazement this coming weekend, we figured it would be a good time to reflect on just how busy of a month May is. We don’t mean busy for us — we mean busy for the Dragon Ball characters! The Tenka’ichi Budōkai taking place in May each time it comes around might just be why so many things happen in that one particular month. Tournaments? Check. Assault on an army? Check. Demon King returns? Check. Time travel complications? Check.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0334! VegettoEX and Hujio dive into the timeline and history of the Dragon World in an attempt to figure out why just about everything in the series happens during the month of May. Does Toriyama hate winter, or does the Tenka’ichi Budōkai taking place in May just set the stage for the entire series? “Ultimate Mission” 3DS sales and your questions round out the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0333 — 13 May 2013

Many of you seem to love the various reviews we conduct on the podcast — in addition to all of the written ones, of course! — so we have another great listen for you this week covering the new Chōgashū, or “Super Art Collection” released this past week in Japan. Tune in as Julian breaks it all down, cover to cover, and learn about what is clearly one of the best pieces of merchandise in many years!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0333! VegettoEX and Julian dive in to the new “Chōgashū” (“Super Art Collection”) released this week in Japan. Does this expanded edition of the first Daizenshuu contain enough both reprinted and new material alike to make any artwork-appreciating fan go nuts? Video game and movie ticket sales wrap-up the news, and that’s a show!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0332 — 30 April 2013

Back on Episode #0324 of our podcast, we gave you a wonderful look into the interview and testing process as well as the overall experience our own Julian had trying out for Hoko x Tate, the Japanese show that pits expert fans against expert production staff in a maniacal battle of geekery.

The actual episode itself aired this past March, and while Julian did not make the final cut as one of the four contestants, he was still able to attend the screening, meet fans and production staff alike, and is here to tell the tale! Take the quiz along with us — you are on the honor system, though, so no looking up answers or referring to anything until the end. Click on through to our episode’s discussion thread on the forum for all of the answers and let us know how you did!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0332! VegettoEX and Julian dive back in to the “Hoko x Tate” experience. How did the actual program go? Did the expert fans overtake the expert production staff, and what kinds of questions were tossed back and forth? Tune in and follow along with the quiz for yourself! The ultimate Dragon Ball quiz is ready for you!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode and get the answers to the quiz questions on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0331 — 22 April 2013

With the post-Battle of Gods news and content coverage slowing down and giving us a chance to breathe, we decided to catch up with a bunch of your questions this week on the show. Long-time buddy Kirbopher plays co-host duty with VegettoEX to discuss everything from Kame-Sen’nin’s choice of beer to the eventuality of Battle of Gods home releases.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0331! VegettoEX and Kirbopher take a breather and answer a slew of listener questions. There is always (still!) something fun to discuss about “Battle of Gods” but the rest of the questions head off into tons of different directions, as well, most important of which is determining Kame-Sen’nin’s beer of choice.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.