Kanzenshuu – The Podcast

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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 #0004 — 11 December 2005

This week, Julian takes a much-needed break. In his place, Meri and our super-special-guest Scott Melzer tackle astonishingly interesting aspects of DBZ fandom. DBZ’s use in AMV and fan parodies is examined rather in-depth, and we drill Scott on just how big of a DB fan he really is…! The episode is slightly over an hour in length, so this one should keep you busy for a while! For more information (download link, other topics discussed, XML for subscription, etc.), visit our “Podcast” page.

Episode #0004! VegettoEX & Meri bring on Scott Melzer (This is Otakudom, S.T.E.A.M., This is DBZ Life) to talk about DragonBall’s place in other areas of anime fandom. From anime music videos to fan parodies, how is DBZ portrayed, how is it used, and what is it like to use it? What is it like to be a DBZ fan both on the creative and general-viewer end of things? We also drill Scott & Meri on all things favorite in DBZ!


Podcast Episode #0003 — 04 December 2005

This week we tackle such subjects as “Saiya-jin” vs “Saiyan”, Viz’s extremely confusing use of “djinn” (essentially replacing the word “Majin”), and we even review the CDs that came out in 2005. For more information (download link, other topics discussed, XML for subscription, etc.), visit our “Podcast” page.

Episode #0003! We talk about the differences and origins of both “Saiya-jin” and “Saiyan”, and Viz’s confusing use of the Arabic word “djinn” instead of the word “Majin” that we’re all familiar with. We also go over the CDs that came out in 2005, including the “Budokai” soundtracks and 2005 remake songs. Finally, we go over December’s releases and answer some listener e-mail!


Podcast Episode #0002 — 27 November 2005

Following up on the great response we got last week, Julian and I got together this evening and recorded the second episode of our podcast. Who is this that made a special guest appearance? None other than Meri, herself! For more information (download link, other topics discussed, XML for subscription, etc.), visit our “Podcast” page.

Episode #0002! We briefly cover our “Tenka-ichi Budokai” pronunciation lesson from last week, and go on to discuss “Kaio-Ken” and its various pronunciations from the original Japanese and various FUNimation English dubs. Due to popular demand, Meri makes an appearance and discusses her favorite filler episode with us. We also go over all the latest releases in North America and Japan.


Podcast Episode #0001 — 20 November 2005

So we did it. We have been thinking about doing it for a while, but we finally did it — last night Julian and I recorded our first-ever podcast. All right, fine… so we have not actually set up the RSS feed and all that jazz yet, but we are getting to it! We mostly just wanted to get the file out there while it is still relevant!

For those who have not gotten into them yet, a “podcast” is essentially a pre-recorded Internet radio show. You do not need an iPod to listen; you can just download the MP3 and play it in any audio program, such as Winamp or Windows Media Player. When we get everything configured correctly, you will be able to subscribe to an RSS feed that will automatically download new episodes for you as soon as they become available!

The new “Podcast” page will always contain at least the latest episode, as well as a brief description and links we talk about during the show. You can also find a link to the page up in the right corner of this main page.

For our first episode, we talked a little bit about FUNimation’s upcoming DB movie box set, the upcoming “Dragon Box: The Movies” set, and we even brought in a special guest from our forum, lost_in_thought, to talk a little bit about “Sparking!” now that it is a few weeks later after the release of the game.

We have not yet decided on how often we will do the show (weekly, bi-weekly… who knows?), but we had a fun time with it and can’t wait to do more. It was our first show, so please excuse any interesting audio quirks… we can only go up from here!

Our first attempt at a podcast! VegettoEX and Julian discuss FUNimation’s upcoming box-set release of DB movies 2-4, Toei’s upcoming DB & DBZ movie “Dragon Box” in Japan, and the new individual DBZ R2 DVDs. We brought in Justin (lost_in_thought) to discuss our feelings on Sparking! (Budokai Tenkaichi); now that we’ve had it for a couple weeks, what’s left to do in the game?