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
The original North American voice actress for Excel, Jessica Calvello, damaged her vocal chords while doing the dubbing for Excel Saga Region 1 DVD #4, necessitating her replacement by Larissa Wolcott starting with episode 14. See more »
There is one Earth! If it splits in half, there'll be two! All mankind is scum - and bee-yoo-tiful!
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On region 1 DVDs, the copyright screen at startup reads: "ILPALAZZO IS WATCHING YOU! The contents of this Excel Saga videogram are licensed for private home viewing purposes only and are protected under the terms of both U.S. Code (Title 17, Sections 501 and 506) and the 1998 ACROSS treaty (AKA the Don't Toucha My Toot-toot Pact). Under the express orders of Ilpalazzo, supreme leader of ACROSS, any unauthorized duplication, public screening or use of the packaging as a coaster, musical instrument or contraceptive device is strictly prohibited, and will be dealt with in the most severe manner possible, most probably involving chicken feathers, cod liver oil, and a very, very depraved walrus." See more »
"Menchi Aishû no Bolero - Gyakuna"
(Menchi's Bolero of Sorrow - Reversed)
Ending theme (episode #26)
Performed by Excel*Girls featuring Satomi Kôrogi
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Watanabe
Music and arrangement by Toshio Masuda See more »
Right from the start this series sets itself into a league of it's own. The intro music is every bit as catchy as the show itself. Excel's uber-cute look in the first few minutes is so dang... well, cute! And the constant switching between normal and super deformed characters is a hilarious staple of insane comedy anime.
The jokes in this show are just plain outrageously funny. You name it, they've done it. The director of the anime and the author of the manga are featured in just about every episode doing the most ridiculous things you can think of. Every episode carries an "experimental" theme they try out, from sports to horror, which greatly helps to keep things fresh.
What really keeps this series going for 26 episodes isn't just the over the top insane humor, it's the wonderful characters and story that keeps you watching and wanting to know what happens next. I particularly love the ending episodes where things get serious and wrap up well. It's one of them series where once you finish it, it will seem like you've known it forever.
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