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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 #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.



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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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



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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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



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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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.



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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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum!