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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 #0319 — 24 December 2012

When the first leak for the Battle of Gods movie poster hit the Internet, fans threw their arms up in the air and focused on what was clearly the most important scrap of information that would forever turn our world upside down: Gohan had golden hair.

Battle of Gods is set to take place “several years” after the defeat of Majin Buu, and “several years” before the final chapters of the series at the 28th Tenka’ichi Budōkai. At this point in the series, Gohan has received an “ultimate” power-up from the Elder Kaiōshin, and never again turns Super Saiyan, having said form seemingly replaced by this new upgrade… that is, until Dragon Ball GT comes around and just has him transform on the spot.

This week on our show, our expert panel dives in to the manga, the anime, Dragon Ball GT, guide books for each of those, and then onward into what little we know about Battle of Gods to definitively answer once and for all: why does Gohan have golden hair again?!

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION:

Episode #0319! VegettoEX and Meri plow through a week’s worth of news that feels as if it could be an entire month’s worth of news: “Battle of Gods” is in full swing, and we have new colored manga and guide book announcements hitting all at once! Herms and Kaboom join in to take the “Battle of Gods” hype to its peak with the most in-depth discussion on Gohan’s hair you will ever hear. What happened to his “ultimate” power-up, and why is his hair golden again?!

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Happy Holidays, and enjoy the show! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forums.



Podcast Episode #0318 — 17 December 2012

Things are really heating up with Battle of Gods news, so we figured it would be a great opportunity to dive back into the world of ye’ olden movie villains. With “Birusu” being this “God of Destruction” (which sounds rather impressive!), did we ever have any other one-shot movie villains who were “complex”…? Did the length of the older movies even provide an opportunity for depth? Listen in and find out!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0318! VegettoEX and Hujio dive into DBZ movie history in an attempt to find complex and interesting villains. Did the relatively short running time of the movies even provide an opportunity for character development to this degree? We found a few great examples, and so did you all! Tons of “Battle of Gods” and video game news, your questions, and more wraps up the episode.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0317 — 10 December 2012

With all of the excitement over the upcoming 2013 Dragon Ball Z movie, Battle of Gods, we felt it would be appropriate to give it the huge coverage it deserves. In addition to checking in on the rest of this week’s news, we also dive in to your huge backlog of questions about the movie. Remember: Kanzenshuu is your one-stop-shop for everything Dragon Ball already, and furthermore for any and all information relating to Battle of Gods…!

While nothing is confirmed, plenty of fandom’s collective thoughts went straight back to some of Toriyama’s seemingly-random back-story additions in the Super Exciting Guide: Character Volume from 2009. We dive in to this material, translate out the necessary details, and attempt to extrapolate whatever we can in conjunction with the upcoming movie!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0317! VegettoEX and Hujio dive in to amazing news regarding the upcoming 2013 movie, “Battle of Gods”. We have an initial plot description and even a promotional trailer to dig into and tear apart, and combined with all of your questions about the movie, that fleshes out an entire show!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0316 — 03 December 2012

Back in February 2007 on Episode #0063 of our podcast, we started up a recurring segment called the “Manga Review of Awesomeness” (named as such due to never coming up with actual name). We went through the manga volume-by-volume with a slew of readers and perspectives — we had some who had read the entire thing front-to-back in Japanese, all the way down to our buddy Jeff who had never read it before in his life. After finishing up the manga several years later, we moved on to covering Dragon Ball GT.

It has been nearly a full year since our last “GT Review of Awesomeness”. The wait for more ends now.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0316! VegettoEX, Meri, and Jeff dive into our third “Dragon Ball GT Review of Awesomeness” with episodes 11-15. As we wrap up the Lood arc and are introduced to Dr. Mu, does the story feel as if it is actually going anywhere, and does the team finally feel like a complete whole? A catch-up on tons of “Battle of Gods” news with Julian in Japan wraps up the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0315 — 26 November 2012

As we bring all seventeen “Dragon Ball Children” images and essay translations to a close, we tie it all together this week on the podcast with a look back at some of the stories and experiences that multiple authors all shared. From stories of trading chapters between friends at school to young artists opening their eyes to manga for the first time, each of these seventeen authors cite Akira Toriyama and specifically Dragon Ball as some of their chief influences. It begins with heart-warming awe and ends with maniacal ramblings — everything you would expect from manga artists.

You also get a peek into the adventure behind picking up tickets for next year’s theatrical Dragon Ball movie, “Battle of Gods”. This is the only place you are going to find and hear these stories in the English-speaking fandom — don’t miss it!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0315! VegettoEX and Julian dive in to the seventeen “Dragon Ball Children”. From Oda to Kishimoto to Kubo to Hirano, many of today’s authors cite Akira Toriyama and Dragon Ball as some of their chief influences. What kinds of stories and experiences do they all share? These along with Julian’s adventures to secure tickets to “Battle of Gods” wrap up the show!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.

Finally, a big thanks go out to folks in memory of what we have officially dubbed The Nou & Lemmy Fall 2012 Kanzenshuu Season. Much appreciation, guys.



Podcast Episode #0314 — 21 November 2012

The past week has been full of news, so we wanted to make sure we had a chance to hit it all up on the podcast before moving into our upcoming Thanksgiving spectacular. This time around long-time friend of the website and podcast Kirbopher jumped in to shoot the breeze, bringing along his own perspective on video games and international dub productions. Enjoy!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0314! VegettoEX and Kirbopher dive in to the last week’s backlog of news including confirmations for “Battle of Gods”, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS port of “Dragon Ball Heroes”, and much more. A quick wrap-up on “Dragon Ball Z for Kinect” and “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection” rounds out the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0313 — 12 November 2012

We recently brought you a translation of the amazing interview between Akira Toriyama (original series creator), Takao Koyama (series organizer), and Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.). Due to some of the fantastic work that our own Julian has done plowing through this and other interviews, we thought it would be fun to really dig into them and pull out some of our favorite individual quotes and stories from throughout the years. Tune in as three of us each pick our top three interview quotes, along with all the regular analysis and discussion about this week’s Dragon Ball news that you have come to expect from us here at Kanzenshuu.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0313! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Julian dive in to the crazy world of guide book interviews. Between the daizenshuu and all of the more recent publications, Akira Toriyama has spilled the beans on plenty of story bits and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. What are some of the best stories and quotes from these interviews? News about Kai’s return and possible 2013 movie tidbits hit us hard and fast, and your thoughts on everything rounds out the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0312 — 06 November 2012

Today has been a crazy day — between the huge bombshell of Dragon Ball Kai getting an international continuation along with updates to our “Animation Styles Guide”, I wonder if there is even any mental space left for more Dragon Ball content awesomeness…?

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0312! VegettoEX and Hujio catch up on a full month’s worth of news – everything from French DVDs to Evolution re-release to Naruto’s Goku outfit to Shueisha’s iOS Jump Book Store to Dragon Ball Heroes and everything in between! What’s that?! Kai is continuing, too?! Your feedback on “Super Butoden” and loving our fandom rounds out the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0311 — 01 October 2012

As we head forward into the Dragon Ball video game season for 2012, we thought it would be a great opportunity to also look back at what many consider to be one of the golden eras of DBZ gaming: the Butōden series. Launched in 1993 with Super Butōden on the Super Famicom, the series spanned three mainline games and a slew of spin-offs and upgrades. Our buddy Joe joins us for a walk down memory lane with the series as we attempt to figure out if they were just as much a yearly cash-in as we have seen in recent history, or if Super Butōden 2 really kinda is the greatest thing on the planet.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0311! VegettoEX and Hujio catch up on a couple weeks worth of news, specifically involving next year’s big new movie. Joe joins us for a trip down memory lane with the “Super Butoden” series as we attempt to figure out if it truly was a golden era of DBZ video gaming, if it was all the same type of cash-in we complain about these days, and if “Super Butoden 2″ very specifically was the greatest DBZ game of all time. Your (hugely international!) thoughts on the game series wraps up our jam-packed episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0310 — 17 September 2012

This week’s topic is brought to us via Meri, who (from the sounds of it) embarrassed a couple dudes with Kame/Kaiō t-shirts at the gym. To what extent do you like to wear your heart on your sleeve, so to speak? Is anything fair game, or do you prefer the more subtle route with showcasing your love for our favorite franchise? A good bit of news catch-up takes place, along with a couple of your questions about Dragon Ball Kai, and that’s a podcast episode!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0310! There are a variety of ways to show your love for “Dragon Ball” in public, so what level do you take it to? Are you one for the full-on cosplay walking down the street, or are the subtle logo-parodies more your style? News catch up and your questions about “Dragon Ball Kai” round out the episode!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.