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Kanzenshuu – The Podcast

Your one and only Dragon Ball podcast!

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 #0497 — 29 January 2023

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Episode #0497! Mike, Ken, and Randy reconvene once again to review the “Bardock: Alone Against Fate” DLC pack for “Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot”! How does the second season pass kick things off this time around, and how does it compare to content from the first season pass?

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Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0496 — 16 January 2023

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Episode #0496! Mike and Ken look ahead to the rest of 2023 for the Dragon Ball franchise. What do we know is on the horizon, and how do we think several of the ongoing productions we DO know about will shake out? Tune in for our thoughts, as well as our reactions to YOUR thoughts!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0495 — 11 December 2022

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Episode #0495! Mike and Ken return once last time to the “Granolla the Survivor” arc of the “Dragon Ball Super” manga… this time to respond to YOUR thoughts on the arc! What did you all think of the plot twists and turns, the flashback material, the transformations, and more?

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0494 — 30 November 2022

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Episode #0494! Mike brings on Ken and Ian to review the latest arc of the “Dragon Ball Super” manga, Granolla the Survivor! How does the second manga-exclusive arc stack up against not only the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc with Moro, but the rest of the series as a whole? Where do we go from here?! Tune in for all this and more!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0493 — 20 June 2022

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Episode #0493! Mike brings on Julian and Ian to review the new theatrical film, “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero”! Tune in for all the details on the Japanese theater experience, how the new visual style brings the franchise to life, and more! Tiptoe around things with us for the first half, and then stick around into the second half for all the spoiler-filled discussions you can eat!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Guest Appearances: We Gotta Podcast & Manga Mavericks — 01 June 2022

While we get another batch of our own Kanzenshuu podcast episodes into production, check out the following guest appearances where Mike joins up with a couple other shows for some additional Dragon Ball and Akira Toriyama discussion goodness!

We Gotta Podcast

REVIEW: The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans (1994)

Back in April, Randy and Doug from We Gotta Podcast invited Mike along for the ride to review the 1994 “Official Visual Guide” or “Original Video Animation” — or whatever you want to call it, really! — The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, the video based on the video game itself all put together around multiple other projects… well, it’s a long story, so listen in for the full scoop!

(Need more Randy and Doug? Other than their podcast, these knuckleheads tend to hang out for our weekly Saturday night Mario Kart streams.)

(Need more Saiyan Eradication? We reviewed this same original version back on Episode #0235 of our own podcast, followed by the remake Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans shortly thereafter on Episode #0238!)

You ever heard of the lost OVA of the Dragon Ball Z series? Well, there’s a lot more to it than that, so Randy and Doug brought on Mike, VegettoEX, to teach us a thing or two about an NES game, VHS tapes, a 1990’s Bandai CDROM console, and a PS3/Xbox360 game to give us the whole story!

Manga Mavericks

REVIEW: Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater (2021)

Colton and Lum from Manga Mavericks invited Mike alongside artist Darren Vogt to review Viz’s Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater, a premium hardcover release from last year compiling the three Akira Toriyama’s _____piece Theater volumes from Japan, which themselves collected a wealth of Akira Toriyama’s one-shots and short manga series.

(Special thanks to Darren in particular for the amazing artwork for this podcast episode!)

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by Mike (VegettoEX), one of the founders of the biggest Dragon Ball fansite on the internet, Kanzenshuu, as well as Darren Vogt, artist extraordinaire and one of the hosts of the Comics on the Spot podcast, to discuss Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater! A collection of comics from Akira Toriyama spanning across multiple decades of his career from before the start of Dr Slump to near the end of Dragon Ball! Toriyama is one of our favorite manga artists of all time, so there was no way we wouldn’t cover more of his comics at some point, especially with a new collection of his stories that have never been released before officially in English until recently! We cover this collection of over 20 stories as exhaustively as possible, as Mike provides a lot of much needed context for the publication of a lot of them and pinpoint where Toriyama was in his career at the time of each of them, while Darren provides his perspective as a fellow artist and what makes Toriyama’s comics craft so interesting even as far back as his pre-Dr Slump days! Join us as we rediscover our love of Toriyama’s works and reevaluate why he’s simply one of the best at what he does!

If you already subscribe to Kanzenshuu‘s podcast through a service like iTunes or Google, or through a dedicated app like (our favorite!) Overcast, these guest appearance episodes are already in our feed and already delivered to your device!

Enjoy, and we’ll be back at you again soon.

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Podcast Episode #0492 — 03 April 2022

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Episode #0492! Mike and Heath reflect on TEN YEARS of Kanzenshuu fusion! Alongside a (very condensed!) history of how our respective sites began back in the ancient days, we share some of our favorite stories from the last ten years, as well as discuss some of the recent upgrades and initiatives here on the site (including our Patreon)! Here’s to another ten years!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0491 — 20 March 2022

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Episode #0491! Mike brings on Ian and Ajay to discuss the state of Dragon Ball manga and anime, respectively, in 2022. What do we know about the end of the current Dragon Ball Super manga arc? How does the production of a CG theatrical film fit in with the world of Dragon Ball animation? Join us for a crash-course in current Dragon Ball production, news, and updates!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via Apple Podcasts and/or Google Podcasts, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0490 — 07 March 2022

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Episode #0490! Mike, Randy, and Ken return to review the third paid downloadable content pack for “Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot” — “Trunks: The Warrior of Hope”! How does this effectively-self-contained story match up to the original base version of the game, and how does it also set itself apart? Join us for a spoiler-filled discussion of everything the DLC has to offer!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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Podcast Episode #0489 — 16 August 2021

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Episode #0489! Mike and Ian discuss the evolving craft of the “Dragon Ball Super” manga series and all four of its key players: just how involved is Akira Toriyama in the most recent two arcs, how creative is Toyotarō allowed or encouraged to be, and how much authority do Akio Iyoku and Victory Uchida hold over the entire process? From drafts to dialogue to delivery, we bring the receipts!

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

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