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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 #0326 — 11 March 2013

Things are getting crazy here at Kanzenshuu as we await the impending debut of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in Japanese theaters. With preview screenings coming up this week and the full release hitting at the end of the month, it is absolute insanity. You have no doubt already read all of the news, but here it is for your ears!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0326! VegettoEX and Julian dive in to the last two weeks worth of “Battle of Gods” news. We are learning more and more about the plot, Toriyama’s involvement and lightening-up of the movie, related merchandise, and so much more. The movie is almost upon us!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0325 — 25 February 2013

Battle of Gods. Battle of Gods? Battle of Gods…!

We are just about one month out from the debut of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in Japanese theaters, and excitement has finally reached the level beyond excitement which itself is beyond the level that previously surpassed excitement. This week on the show, in addition to breaking down all of the recent news (particularly about “Birusu”, the God of Destruction himself), we check in on what our expectations are for the movie, and where we think this darn thing is actually heading.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0325! VegettoEX and Hujio check in on “Battle of Gods” now that we are one month out from its debut in Japan. What have we learned about “Birusu” from the latest tidbits in magazines and video games? Where do we think the deeper plot elements are heading? What are our updated expectations for the movie? What questions do you all have that we can clarify based on what (little!) we know? Our collective excitement is maximum!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0324 — 18 February 2013

It is another jam-packed week for the podcast here at Kanzenshuu. In addition to the overwhelming amount of news that continues to find its way to us, our main topic this week is all about taking your fandom to its full potential: for us, that is having Julian audition for a TV show in Japan! Hoko x Tate recently put out the call for the greatest Dragon Ball nerds in Japan, and we responded in full. Listen in for wondrous tales of mystical adventures.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0324! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Julian discuss all the latest news for the franchise before diving in to Julian’s “Hoko x Tate” audition adventures. What was it like to gather with the greatest fans in Japan, how did the audition process go, and what can we expect in the future?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0323 — 03 February 2013

The Dragon Ball world is on fire with news right now, and we are in the deep end of the pool trying to keep it all under control! We have multiple posts coming each day this coming week — covering all sorts of things like the “Full Color Comics” and the first Chōzenshū — so this week’s podcast episode is a little bit of a preview of that material plus the regular news coverage you have come to expect. Enjoy, and we will see you on the flip side!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0323! VegettoEX and Meri preview some of the content coming to the website this week as well as cover all the biggest news stories. “Battle of Gods” is getting some incredible promotion in Japan, new books are on the horizon, and so much more. Get ready, because Dragon Ball is not slowing down this year!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0322 — 28 January 2013

With the constant influx of news (and even more-so since we recorded this particular episode just yesterday), we decided to take a week and focus on some of the minor-but-wonderful content we have recently brought to Kanzenshuu. We dove into the rest of the voice actor interviews from the 2004 Dragon Ball TV guide book Tenka’ichi Densetsu and also took a trip back in time to discuss “Super Saiyan Grade V“.

Things are only going to heat up from here until the end of March, so stay with us to keep up with every single shred of information!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0322! VegettoEX and Hujio catch up on a little news before diving into some fun content recently brought to the website. A wealth of trends and stories from the voice actor interviews in the 2004 Dragon Ball TV guide book “Tenka’ichi Densetsu” are discussed, as well as “Super Saiyan Grade V”, the name temporarily given to Gohan back in 1993 for what we now know as “Super Saiyan 2″.

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum!



Podcast Episode #0321 — 22 January 2013

Things have truly kicked into high gear with an onslaught of news for the Dragon Ball franchise that easily rivals the peaks of any other popular franchise. With a new movie on the horizon, us poor souls at Kanzenshuu slave over our laptops endlessly day and night to keep any faithful visitors from falling into the dark. Things have become so hectic that we have to spend an entire podcast episode just catching up on news! Need to catch-up on two weeks worth of Dragon Ball news, or just want a refresher? We have you covered!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0321! VegettoEX and Hujio catch up on January’s Dragon Ball news. This month has brought us everything from domestic manga news to minor video game reveals to the expected deluge of “Battle of Gods” news and promotional materials. The first quarter of 2013 is shaping up to be a biggie, and Kanzenshuu is the only source you need to stay up to date!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



Podcast Episode #0320 — 07 January 2013

2012 has come to an end and 2013 is upon us. Last year was one of the most exciting years for the Dragon Ball franchise that we have ever had, and 2013 is already shaping up to be quite the contender itself. Every year we like to reflect on the biggest news stories, check in on the predictions we made a year ago, and made equally-hysterical predictions for the upcoming year. Having completed fusion last April, we are stuck with even more opinions and predictions to toss into the mix, all in addition to what you crazy fans out there always contribute. Be sure to tune in — you cannot know where you are going unless you understand where you have been!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0320! VegettoEX, Hujio, Julian, and Meri all reflect on 2012’s biggest Dragon Ball news stories. The second half of the year was obviously a big one, but some of the earlier news stories were just as fun. What were some of the biggest trends and surprises? How did our predictions line up with reality, and what do we all collectively as fandom see in our future for 2013?

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



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.