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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 #0350 — 16 December 2013

As we start to wind down here in 2013, we look ahead to what 2014 has in store for us. Kanzenshuu is already at the forefront for every bit of Dragon Ball news and information documentation, so what else could there possibly be?! Well, it turns out there is a lot more coming!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0350! VegettoEX and Hujio dive into The State of The Kanzenshuu 2013 Edition. What is on tap for the site in the coming months? Will this legendary wiki ever make its grand appearance? What old magazines and books are we still pulling material out of? What guides can we expect to see receive major expansions? Is the “GT Review of Awesomeness” even still a thing? Is the staff just having children to lay the groundwork for future website contributors?

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Podcast Episode #0349 — 03 December 2013

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the gift that keeps on giving for our podcast here at Kanzenshuu. Before the movie came out, we attempted to figure out which “AGE” it would take place in during the Dragon World’s chronology. We dove into the original scripts and drafts for the movie. We have even reviewed the movie twice: once after its Japanese theatrical debut, and once again after its Japanese home release.

This time around, we take a look at what new information the film has added to the Dragon World. From new Saiyan back-history to new gods to entire new universes, the film adds much more to the series than anything else has done in a very long time!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0349! VegettoEX and Herms dive back into “Battle of Gods” to review all of the new information it has added to the Dragon World. The Saiyans have a new legend erased from history, the god hierarchy continues to expand, and new universes are out there potentially filled with strong new opponents!

Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0348 — 25 November 2013

Five years ago, Dragon Ball fans around the world received something perhaps more innovative and exciting than anything that has even come since: a global streaming initiative for the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour SpecialHeya! Son Goku and Friends Return!! — which was freely viewable along with a selection of subtitles in various languages.

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Since then, we have seen Dragon Ball Kai come and go (and come again in the near future), Dragon Ball Evolution whimper in and out, and most recently, Battle of Gods has proudly made its mark on the franchise. We wanted to go back to the 2008 special and see if it held up as well as it seemed to at the time, and how a repeated viewing of it may differ in light of Battle of Gods, especially with both features taking place during the same otherwise blank spot in the Dragon World’s history.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0348! VegettoEX, Meri, and Herms dive back into the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour Special. Now that five years have passed since its original release, how does it hold up? Does the release and production style of “Battle of Gods” color our enjoyment of the 2008 special in any way? We let you know what we think, and you all do the same!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0347 — 28 October 2013

As Dragon Ball Heroes — the most recent video game adaptation of the long-running Dragon Ball “Carddass” series in Japan — approaches its “new chapter” with “JM” (Ja’akuryū Mission or “Evil Dragon Mission”) entries starting next month, we thought it would be worth taking a look back at the nearly-three-years the game has been running. We specifically wanted to determine what it has accomplished in terms of furthering the Dragon Ball franchise and its longevity, and what could be done to keep the popularity at an all-time high. Would it even be able to work — *gasp* — outside of Japan, and would a new animated series be the key to its success…?!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0347! VegettoEX and Julian look back on “Dragon Ball Heroes” and its accomplishments over the last nearly-three-years. What has the game done to further the popularity and longevity of the franchise? Where does it need to head with this “new chapter” in order for it to accomplish something new? Would a new “Dragon Ball Heroes” animated series be the answer, and how could that work with a global fandom? This week’s DBZ news and second “Who’s That Character?!” segment round out the episode.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0346 — 23 October 2013

It is a short (and slightly delayed!) episode this week, but the news is extensive. Join us for a deeper look at the December 2013 issue of V-Jump along with a few of your listener questions!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0346! VegettoEX and Julian catch up on two weeks worth of news, including a ton from the December 2013 issue of V-Jump. “Dragon Ball Heroes” is entering a new chapter with all sorts of tie-ins and other video games are on the horizon! Your questions wrap things up.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and we will be back at you will a topic-filled episode next time around!



Podcast Episode #0345 — 07 October 2013

When Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was first unveiled, there was excitement in the air simply over it being a new short work from Akira Toriyama. Shueisha spilled the beans very early on, however, announcing it as a “shocking revival of Dragon Ball“…!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0345! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian dive into “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman”. With the 11-chapter series now complete and confirmed as a “Dragon Ball” tie-in, what did we think about it? Does it live up to the success showcased by its predecessor? Is it a good, self-contained story in and of itself, or does it rely on “Dragon Ball” to get any kind of reaction out of the reader? This week’s news and stories from Julian’s trip to a “Battle of Gods” viewing party wraps up the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0344 — 30 September 2013

The same day of its original Japanese theatrical release, on Episode #0328 of our podcast, we did our first review of the new film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

The Japanese home release hit just a couple weeks ago, and the rest of us not in Japan are ready to take it on! Listen in as Heath, Mike, and Meri dive into the film, its story, its characters, and more.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0344! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Meri review “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” now that its Japanese home release has finally hit. What were our individual expectations heading into the film, do the new characters justify their existence as new extensions to the Dragon World, and most importantly, is it simply a good movie or not? Catching up on a bit of news wraps up the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and do not forget the ever-present, ever-ongoing, gigantic, 700+ page Battle of Gods thread on our forum.



Special Podcast Episode: DBZ Video Game Music #2 — 15 September 2013

This week on the show we are taking a break from our usual news and topical discussions — even amidst Battle of Gods…! — to provide a follow-up to one of our favorite podcast episodes.

Earlier this year we dove into the past of Dragon Ball video game music, up through the 32-bit era, with great stories and great tunes. This time around, we invited another batch of friends on to tell us similar stories starting with the big gaming resurgence in 2002 and leading up into today’s most recent games. Last generation was absolutely huge with the DBZ / Budokai and Sparking! / Budokai Tenkaichi trilogies (and their respective spin-offs), along with tons of other great singular outings both on the consoles and portable systems.

Please enjoy this jump into our collective fandom’s most recent history, as well as the songs that defined these last couple generations of games.

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 fandom from the previous and current generation of games? Our focus is 2002-2013, 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 #0343 — 02 September 2013

We are less than two weeks out from the Japanese home release of the new film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, so things are in a holding-pattern here at Kanzenshuu. This week on our show we take it a little easy with a news recap and a bit of catching up on questions from you, the listeners!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0343! VegettoEX and Julian tackle the week’s news as well as a bunch of your questions. Some quick Japanese lessons, Goku’s teleportation, and a good batch of other topics take us through an episode.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



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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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.