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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 #0214 — 28 March 2010

This week on the show, we finally got around to taking a look at one of the more popular fan-manga out there called Dragon Ball Multiverse out of France!

It has been two years since we looked at Toyble’s Dragon Ball AF fan-comic, and it made sense for us to give the other “big” one its fair shot. Does the concept do more for us than the actual execution, or is there enough genuinely interesting story-telling going on? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

As you tune in, you will probably notice another huge jump in the sound quality. It made sense after five years or so to finally encode at a higher bitrate. You’re welcome!



Podcast Episode #0213 — 21 March 2010

Having reached the appropriate place in our monthly “Manga Review of Awesomeness”, it made sense to take pause and focus in on Trunks for an episode.

This week we take a look at “TRUNKS: THE STORY”, the special manga chapter that was later adapted into the second DBZ TV special, and compare the two. How do the direct contradictions between the original source and the animated adaptation affect our enjoyment? Is Trunks a genuinely interesting character, or is his world the actual interesting thing? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0213! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff do a mid-month “Review of Awesomeness” and compare the “TRUNKS: THE STORY” manga chapter with the second DBZ TV special, along with all the standard analysis you’ve come to expect. The rest of March’s releases, an e-mail, a contest winner, and a bunch of other good stuff rounds out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0212 — 14 March 2010

Clearly there was a good bit of news this week, so we took the opportunity to dive into it full-force alongside some other great material we have been working on for you. Our good friend Hujio joins me for an in-depth discussion of all the recent news, including a hint of a team-up between Viz and FUNimation that our forum buddy Innagadadavida tipped us off about.

We also got a chance to speak with Amber Rosier, the founder of the “DragonBall Z Appreciation Club” at Shawnee State University in Ohio! My experiences with even uttering the name of a character from DBZ during my tenure as president of my college’s anime club seem to be the complete opposite of the awesomeness that Amber has going on, so definitely tune in to hear some great stories of fans coming together.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0212! It has been a big week with lots of things going on, so we break up the show into a bunch of individual segments to cover it all. The core trio of VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian cover the introductions, releases, e-mails, and other good stuff. Hujio joins us to talk about the news, including the Nicktoons airing of “Kai” coming this year. We also speak with Amber Rosier, the founder of the “Dragon Ball Z Appreciation Club” at Shawnee State University!

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Podcast Episode #0211 — 07 March 2010

We are back in the swing of things! Our secondary recording rig bit the big one this week, so while we may sound a little “airy” at times, all the content you know and love is there for you. We finally picked back up with Volume 33 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness” and have a hard time deciding if this was a natural “cool-down” period to get us where we are heading next in the story. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe (for free!).

For the record — Cell has a tiny, pointy nose. Confirmed.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0211! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff dive into Volume 33 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. No fights truly come to a conclusion, and our heroes end up taking some time for themselves. Was this a necessary transition period to get everyone where they need to be? Some brief news, all of March’s releases, and some great e-mails from our listeners (including the on-going aspect ratio debate!) round out the show. Also… Cell has a tiny, pointy nose.

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Podcast Episode #0210 — 21 February 2010

This weekend Julian was off helping out the children with an event at school, so we invited our bud Hujio to shoot the shiz with us. We are in the middle of lining up a bunch of interviews, so we took the opportunity with a little downtime to catch up on this week’s news and a bunch of your e-mails. Fret not — we are as content-packed as any other regular episode! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0210! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio have a chill week and discuss the incredible amount of news. FUNimation has confirmed more about the domestic release of “Kai”, the new “DragonBall DS 2” is announced for the US as “Origins 2”, and a whole lot more kept us on our toes this week. We also catch up with a huge batch of listener e-mails with topics ranging from more name mispronunciations to the ever-resurfacing prospect of FUNimation re-releases.

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Podcast Episode #0209 — 14 February 2010

This week we took out our grab-bag of topic ideas and found one that was only moderately-interesting at first… but just got more and more fascinating as we looked into each instance. Confused? Perhaps this will help:

Throughout the series, characters mis-pronounce or otherwise mis-read another character’s name. These are usually Japanese-specific jokes penned by the author, and can be incredibly difficult to adapt in translations. This week we take a look at some of these examples from the perspective of both the original Japanese version, as well as some other languages and their adaptations. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0209! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian discuss jokes in the series based on the mispronunciation of a character’s name. Remember such characters as Tenka-ichi Budokai competitors Mago Gosora and Gyoza…? Domestic “Kai” release news (including some dub recasts), February’s releases, and a whole lot more rounds out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0208 — 07 February 2010

I must say that it was perfect timing to get that Yamcha episode done last week, because Kai interrupted our regularly-scheduled programming yet again…!

With an official announcement of its licensing (and Jeff sick with family coming to town), it made sense to dedicate another podcast episode to the “refreshed” version of the DBZ TV series. You may think there is not a lot to discuss just yet, but never doubt the power of talkative fans. In our three topical segments, Hujio joins us to briefly recap how this “refresh” came about and what it ended up being (along with its domestic name change), Kendamu joins us to discuss what the manga fan is looking for in a domestic release of the series, while Gozar joins us to talk about what the FUNimation dub fan is looking for. Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0208! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian discuss the latest news about “DragonBall Kai” before we bring in some friends to talk about specific aspects of the licensing news. Hujio joins us to give a recap on what “Kai” is in the first place and its domestic name change, Kendamu joins us to talk from the manga fan perspective, while Gozar joins us to talk from the dub fan perspective. We do not have a whole lot to go on just yet, but fandom seems braced for all the extra attention coming its way.

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Podcast Episode #0207 — 31 January 2010

We have joked about it for months. Several times we genuinely planned to talk about him, but something incredibly important would happen and shake up our episode schedule. With the last day of the month falling on a podcast episode release day, it was the perfect time to dive in and talk about our main man, Yamcha!

Loosely introduced as a play on the Journey to the West character Sha Wujing, Yamcha is one of the first “villains” brought into the story, and we make the argument that he is one of the first characters to be totally tossed aside by the author. Does he deserve more credit than he is traditionally given, or is he really just the bum that we tend to think of him as toward the end of the series? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0207! VegettoEX, Meri, and Hujio discuss one of the earliest characters to be both introduced and subsequently tossed aside – Yamcha! Does he have any depth to him, and what makes him a memorable character, if at all? Your thoughts on the character, various news tidbits, February’s releases, and so much more rounds out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0206 — 24 January 2010

It was pretty difficult to do, especially as more information came out surrounding the circumstances of his death. This week, the core trio took a break from the standard topical issues to remember one of the greats in the industry, and someone that more than left his Mark on the series that we love so much — Daisuke Gōri. Why did he mean so much to us, and how did he act to such a level that his character performances were so believable? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

郷里大輔
Daisuke Gōri
Feb. 8, 1952 – Jan. 17, 2010

The loss of such a voice actor is not affecting just us over here in general fandom. Yuko Minaguchi, who played Videl and later Pan in the series, made a blog entry earlier this week on January 20th detailing her own pain and rush of emotions:

It’s one sad thing after another.

First, my beloved puppy ran away. [or possibly “died” — “tabidachimashita” is “started on a journey”]

Then, the kind, great mentor Isamu Tanonaka passed away. On my way to his wake, I heard the news of Gōri-san’s death.

I’ve been doing nothing but cry.

I thought I’d find something fun, and continue my blog without touching upon that topic, but it just doesn’t seem to work…

If I just continue to avoid updating, it seems like I’ll just make people worry about me, so I’ll give my honest feelings.

Last night, I had some drinks with a group of people I can rely on.

“In the future, if Dragon Ball Kai continues… when the time comes to play Videl… if Gōri-san isn’t Mr. Satan, I don’t want to be Videl,” I sobbed, troubling everyone.

It’s childish, but that’s how I feel.

The big, kind, always-smiling Gōri-san. I really cared about him.

With so much sadness piling up, I feel uneasy by myself, and my feeble heart lets out a scream.

I hate goodbyes.

I’m sorry for saying such worrisome things. It’s for the sake of moving forward, so just for today, please forgive me.

He is one of the modern greats that none of us will ever forget, and it is safe to say that anime will never be the same without his distinctive, booming voice making us all smile.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0206! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian remember one of the great anime voice actors, Daisuke Gôri, who recently passed away. What made his performance of roles such as Mr. Satan so undeniably memorable? Home video and game news from across the world, February’s releases, and tons of your comments round out the episode.

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Podcast Episode #0205 — 17 January 2010

This week we finally get around to having two quick conversations that have been on the back-burner for far too long. Our good buddy and forum moderator Kaboom joins us for a quick discussion about fans that, believe it or not, actually do care about battle power discussions and enjoy creating speculative lists. We also quickly cover Ryô Horikawa’s voice acting coach DVD which came out last year and never got the five minutes that we should have given it long ago. Our buddy Corey joins us for everything else, and that’s a show! Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0205! VegettoEX and Meri jump into a hodgepodge of discussions. Kaboom joins us to talk about fans that truly do enjoy battle power discussions, we briefly review Ryô Horikawa’s voice acting coach DVD, and Corey joins us to talk about everything else!

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