Excel Saga (1999–2001)
"Heppoko jikken animêshon excel saga" (original title)

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Ilpalazzo wants one thing: to rule world so he can better it. Excel just wants to help. Too bad she sucks at her job.

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Series cast summary:
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Il Palazzo / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Excel (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Il Palazzo / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
Omi Minami ...
 Hyatt (23 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Hyatt (23 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rob Mungle ...
 Pedro (15 episodes, 1999-2001)
Shotaro Morikubo ...
 Norikuni Iwata / ... (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...
 Toru Watanabe / ... (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Jay Hickman ...
 Watanabe (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Mark Laskowski ...
 Iwata (14 episodes, 1999-2001)
Takashi Nagasako ...
 Pedro (13 episodes, 1999-2001)
Larissa Wolcott ...
 Excel Excel (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jessica Calvello ...
 Excel / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Satomi Koorogi ...
 Menchi / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
Brett Weaver ...
 Nabeshin / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
Shin'ichi Watanabe ...
 Nabeshin (11 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Misaki Matsuya / ... (11 episodes, 1999-2001)
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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 Kai-18

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This is one crack team of special agents that might be doing better if they actually were on crack. [Region 1 DVD #2] See more »


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Trivia

The setting of F City, F Prefecture is named after the real-life town of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan - which is also home to a convention center called ACROS (an acronym for Asian CRossroads Over the Sea). See more »

Quotes

Ilpalazzo: Who puts a bomb in a dating game?
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Crazy Credits

As the credits play, Menchi the dog walks up to a microphone and begins singing a sad tune in dog speak. A woman in the lower right-hand corner provides translations. The song is about Menchi, who is about to be cooked as a meal. Occasionally, a hand (presumably Excel's) drops down from the top of the screen to sprinkle salt on Menchi. As the curtains close in the end, the hand picks up Menchi and wisks him off. See more »

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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Psychic Wars (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Menchi Aishû no Bolero - Shokusu no ne
(Menchi's Bolero of Sorrow - You're Going to Eat Me, Right?)
Main ending theme (episodes #1-25)
Performed by Excel*Girls featuring Satomi Kôrogi
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Watanabe
Music and arrangement by Toshio Masuda
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THE Anime to riff all of the T.A.T shows!
27 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

And what I mean by T.A.T is Typical Anime Trash (you know, the repetitive clichéd crap), and Excel Saga pounds all of those titles in to the ground. And probably the best parody/satire show I have seen, even better than IMO South Park (Which SP can be good at times, a lot of times can be annoying too).

Excel works for Illpalazzo of Across, an organization based on taking over the world. She may be a loser, but at least she "tries" to do her job. And with her new partner from outer space, the constantly vomiting and coughing Hyatt, she ain't giving up. Meanwhile 3 roommates get a job with a secretive government agency, a Brazilian construction worker is forced to be the love slave to the embodiment of the universe, which is (yes, it is true!) a vortex with slender womanly arms(!) and a man with an afro gets into so much trouble for reasons unknown. And I just only scratched the surface of the series.

The only downside of this series is that it ended in 2000. But luckily, there still is the Manga that is still being published to this day, I think.

But if you are tired of the Typical Anime Trash shows, Excel Saga is one to check out. The parodies and satires in the show are PRICELESS!


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