Ilpalazzo sends Excel and Hyatt to investigate the United States where they stumble upon the anime mafia, who had gotten Pedro's son, Sandora, involved. Excel saves the day, using the conventions of ...
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Sex Ninjas Must Die! Miko Mido answers the call of the wild, to become a mistress of martial arts sexcraft! In these erotic episodes, Miko discovers that she is the last in a line of supernatural sex ninjas.
Excel works for Across: an organization bent on world domination to create a better society. She ain't exactly great at her job but she definitely tries hard. And with her new partner from outer space she ain't giving up. Meanwhile 3 roommates get a job with a weird government agency, a foreign construction worker is forced to be the love slave to the embodiment of the universe (a vortex with slender womanly arms) and a man with an afro gets into all sorts of weird messes that remain unexplained. And this is only the tip of the iceberg to this hilariously twisted series! Written by
Much of the content of the original manga by Koushi Rikudo was considered too raw for television broadcast, and so Watanabe and the rest of the production crew tried to improvise on the material's bare bones. As a running gag on this fast-and-loose interpretation on the manga, someone suggested a sequence at the beginning of each episode where Koushi himself approves the changes. See more »
[Hyatt is frozen in a block of ice]
Senior. Hyatt... is... cold.
Whoa! There she goes dying so peacefully again!
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Every episode of the North American DVD release has different joke credits (at least three or four items per episode) during the listing of the ADV Films staff. For example, episode one lists "Ms. Calvello's Wardrobe by Straightjackets R Us", while episode nine includes "Who knows what evil lurks in the nostrils of men? The Shadow nose". See more »
Demented, silly, over-the-top. A "Weird Anime" indeed!
After watching Dragon Half, Elf Princess Rane, and Kodomo no Omocha, one would think the Japanese couldn't possibly produce something crazier than those series. Excel Saga not only proved me wrong, but proved just how completely inadequate words can be when you're trying to describe an animated feature.
From the opening credits (a rather odd spoof of Japanese pop videos that includes the two main characters lipsynching to the opening song while in strange backdrops (like men's communal baths) to the ending song, where Menchi the dog sings (with a human interpreter in a little square in the corner) while various condiments are sprinkled over her, this series lampoons just about anything and everything.
While it's not always coherent, it's energetic and funny, and there's nothing like watching a series that tries to off its own creator (in this case the original comic writer) at least twice an episode. (And the main character dies at least twice as often as that!) If maybe not quite as creative as FLCL, it certainly pulls everything off a lot cleaner.
Excel Saga is an anime beyond words ... a "Weird Anime" indeed.
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