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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 #0391 — 24 November 2015

Ten years ago we started our podcast as a way to expand to new audiences and have fun while developing new content for the website. Nearly 400 episodes later, we are still at it! This week on the show, the original duo of Mike and Julian reflect on the news stories from a decade ago and what the podcast has contributed both to the website as a larger whole and to our own lives as fans of Dragon Ball.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0391! VegettoEX and Julian reflect on ten years of the podcast. What were the big stories from ten years ago, what products had not even been released yet at that time, and what was going on in fandom? We also discuss what the podcast has meant to the website and to our own lives! Join us for a bit of self-indulgent reminiscence.

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Podcast Episode #0390 — 16 November 2015

The podcast is our chance to be a bit more personable and editorialize on the news… and this week’s episode may be the ultimate example of this show format. We at Kanzenshuu have been extremely disappointed in two items over the last week or so: (1) fandom’s incredulous response to the audacity of any company other than FUNimation to announce an English dub of Dragon Ball Super, and (2) a particular Spanish website’s unbelievably stubborn refusal to issue a correction on a major news item mistranslation.

Punches will not be pulled. Filters are off. This is our cathartic decompression and we’re gonna rant like it’s 1999.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0390! VegettoEX and Hujio hold nothing back as they criticize fandom’s response to a “Dragon Ball Super” English dub announcement for Asia. We also track the entire story behind a major news item mistranslation: there was no new movie announced for a trilogy of films during a convention in Spain, and the evidence is right there on the table for anyone to analyze.

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Podcast Episode #0389 — 15 October 2015

The Dragon Ball Super manga has been a fascinating companion to the TV series. Originally debuting within the pages of V-Jump back in June (in the August 2015 issue, two weeks ahead of the TV series’ premiere), Toyotarō’s manga was our first look at the upcoming story. While the first chapter was essentially a (relatively-faithful) adaptation of the first episode, the second, third, and fourth chapters have hugely expanded on the story by introducing Champa and his attendant… neither of whom have been seen at all in the TV series! Tune in for our take on the promotional manga, its strengths and weaknesses, and what its future may hold for fans.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0389! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss the “Dragon Ball Super” manga by Toyotarō published in V-Jump each month. How does the series differ from the TV version in terms of pacing and content? What’s the deal with Champa, and why has he still not been included in the TV series despite being fully integrated into the manga? Video game news and “Dragon Ball Super” updates round out our show!

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Podcast Episode #0388 — 23 September 2015

With Dragon Ball taking inspiration from Journey to the West so early on (see the article in our “DB30YEARS” anniversary magazine for more information!), it should be no surprise to hear that many names in the series are Chinese in origin. From Son Goku to Shenlong to Chiaotzu and beyond, tune in for a crash course in transliteration and adapting names between three entirely separate languages!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0388! VegettoEX and Herms detail the Chinese name origins for many Dragon Ball characters, along with how to best represent their names with our English language alphabet. Who is this “Jiaozi” character and why would it be somewhat ridiculous to write the dragon’s name as “Shenron”…? Tune in for a crash course in language adaptations!

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Podcast Episode #0387 — 11 August 2015

After two premiere events in Los Angeles and what felt like an impromptu premiere event in New York City, FUNimation has finally unleashed the 2015 Dragon Ball Z film, Resurrection ‘F’ (Fukkatsu no “F” or Revival of “F”) upon their North American audience. The film is wrapping up its short theatrical release, so tune in for our take on the New York red carpet event, the film itself, and its English dub!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0387! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio discuss FUNimation’s English dub release of the 2015 theatrical film, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'”. Coming from their work on “Dragon Ball Z Kai” and “Battle of Gods”, does the new movie’s dub hold itself to the same level? A brief appearance from Chris Sabat also provides some insight on the voice casting and script!

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Podcast Episode #0386 — 03 August 2015

It’s time for a little out-of-universe discussion about in-universe topics! This week on the show we reflect upon the “Strength Checker“… which isn’t even a proper section of our website (it’s just a forum thread), yet somehow has risen through the ranks as one of our highest-linked resources.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0386! VegettoEX and Herms discuss the “Strength Checker”, a forum thread dedicated to cataloging each and every manga statement relating to the strength or power of any given character. What purpose does such a reference serve, and what can we learn about our fandom from this?

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Podcast Episode #0385 — 21 July 2015

With Dragon Ball Super taking a week off for Toei’s special 27-hour programming event, we took the opportunity to spotlight one fan’s dedication and creativity: the “Daily Dragon Ball” project by Joey Weiser.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0385! VegettoEX interviews Joey Weiser, professional illustrator and longtime fan responsible for the “Daily Dragon Ball” project. By forcing a daily project upon yourself, what can you learn about Akira Toriyama’s art style and work ethic? Tune in for the interview, Bandai’s latest video game news (including an innovative NFC card battle game), and more!

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Podcast Episode #0384 — 13 July 2015

It’s here! The first two episodes of Dragon Ball Super have aired in Japan, and so it’s time for the Kanzenshuu staff to dive in.

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Episode #0384! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Herms discuss the first two episodes of the new “Dragon Ball Super” TV series! Original manga author Akira Toriyama lends his guiding hand to a new story, but are we also heading into a retread of other, more recent new material? Our thoughts, our analysis, your questions… it’s a super exciting time to jump into a new era!

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Podcast Episode #0383 — 29 June 2015

We are less than a week away from Dragon Ball Super…! Even with the various new productions over the last decade, nothing comes close to fandom’s excitement over this new TV series. Whereas with a movie we know everything about it within an hour or two of watching it, with a TV series it’s a week-to-week guessing game. What will happen next?! This is our last episode before the new series begins, and our hype cannot possibly be contained!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0383! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss “Dragon Ball Super” as we sit less than a week out from its debut. Where in the timeline will it take place, and how will this new story affect the other recent productions? Will “Battle of Gods” still “happen” in the overall story? Tons of news and thoughts from you wrap up the show!

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Podcast Episode #0382 — 22 June 2015

It is the calm before the storm: though we received the name of a new character coming our way in Dragon Ball Super, the news has otherwise been relatively light. This last week was a perfect opportunity to dive in to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden on the Japanese Nintendo 3DS. Come for the news, stay for the game review!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0382! VegettoEX and Herms discuss the reveal of “Champa” for “Dragon Ball Super” before diving in to early impressions of “Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden” for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS. While the new game invokes the old Super Famicom series, does it live up to the pedigree set by both the old games as well as 2011’s “Ultimate Butoden” on the original Nintendo DS? Did Arc System Works deliver a technical masterpiece, or just phone it in on the portable space?

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