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Excel Saga 

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:
Omi Minami ...
 Norikuni Iwata / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
 Toru Watanabe / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Takashi Nagasako ...
 Nabeshin / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2001
 Menchi / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2001
Paul Sidello ...
Shin'ichi Watanabe ...


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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Warning: May also contain trace amounts of yeti fur. Avoid if allergic. See more »


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Release Date:

7 October 1999 (Japan)  »

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(26 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Disc 2 of the Region 1 DVD has several easter eggs, including at least three "commercials" for Menchi-based foodstuffs. Every menu on the disk has one or more "folder" icons. Various combinations of arrow keys will light them up; trial and error will find them very quickly. Almost all of them show some kind of short clip. See more »


[Nabeshin pulls a shotgun out of his afro]
Excel: That's some serious dandruff, man.
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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 »


Spin-off Puni Puni Poemy (2001) See more »


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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I love it!!!!!
1 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I love it!!!!! Satire for the anime freak. And as comedy in a broader aspect, it Rocks! I love the characters, especially Nabeshin(Whats your hobby? The afro...) and Illpalazzo(evil overlord with a good intent!). They all crack me up! And I never get tiered of them. But for safety reasons i only watch 1 episode a day, otherwist I suspect my brain would melt from the Crasy wierdness that is EXCEL SAGA. Puchuuu?..

Have now watched all 26 ep. And I have to say that the only bad thing about this anime is that it ended. The music is chatchy, and the characters realy grew on me, I love them *^_^*. I raised the points for animation as I realised for the style and form it is trying to put thru, its just excelent...(pun) Average 10(10)

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