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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 #0342 — 27 August 2013

With the color versions of the Dragon Ball comic heating up again — with more digital volumes coming in Japan next month and Viz moving into the print world in February — it made sense to catch-up on this edition of the manga. It all started back in 2009 with Shueisha tossing chapters out for free and suddenly ceasing the entire thing, likely (and quickly) coming to the conclusion that they would eventually be able to digitally monetize such a product. What is out there, how much does it cost, what changes are there from the original version, and is it worth investing in?

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0342! VegettoEX and Julian dive into the world of Dragon Ball’s color comics. North America and Japan (as well as several other countries!) have been getting various print and digital releases of the color manga, but how do they all hold up? What else seems to be on the way? A week’s worth of standard video game news and a fun tease of future website content wraps up the episode!

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Podcast Episode #0341 — 19 August 2013

This calm before the (Battle of Gods home release!) storm has us feeling a little nostalgic, so this time around on the show we dove back into the past to talk a little bit about alt.fan.dragonball. For younger fans, a completely decentralized message system — one not tied to any established website or existing community — might seem completely bonkers. For those of us at the time, it was a mystifying wild west of learning, discovery, and friendships. Kanzenshuu would not be what it is today without our favorite old newsgroup, so tune in for a little history lesson and real-talk about those formative years.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0341! VegettoEX and Julian dive into the days of alt.fan.dragonball, the essential newsgroup for discussing our favorite series back-in-the-day. What type of community evolved there once the series came to North America, and how did it shape what ultimately became Daizenshuu EX and then Kanzenshuu? Fun bits of “Dragon Ball Heroes” and other merchandise news wraps it up!

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Podcast Episode #0340 — 05 August 2013

After a couple hectic weeks off, we are getting back into the swing of things with a refresher episode of the podcast here at Kanzenshuu. Between all the little drips of video game news and the essentially-confirmed ties between Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and Dragon Ball-proper, even a “slow” period ends up with a wealth of discussion!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0340! VegettoEX and Hujio dive into a couple weeks worth of news. Shueisha has essentially confirmed that “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” has ties to “Dragon Ball”, so what does this mean for the series and our expectations? What are the best theories out there? Video game news from around the world wraps it up!

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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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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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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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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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