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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Ilpalazzo wants one thing: to rule world so he can better it. Excel just wants to help. Too bad she sucks at her job. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Now presenting the most insane anime in existence! See more (22 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 58)
Takehito Koyasu ... Il Palazzo / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Excel (25 episodes, 1999-2001)

Jason Douglas ... Il Palazzo / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
Omi Minami ... Hyatt (23 episodes, 1999-2001)

Monica Rial ... Hyatt (23 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rob Mungle ... Pedro / ... (16 episodes, 1999-2001)
Shôtarô 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)
Brett Weaver ... Nabeshin / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2001)
Larissa Wolcott ... Excel Excel (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jessica Calvello ... Excel / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Satomi Kôrogi ... Menchi / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
Paul Sidello ... Koshi Rikdo (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Shin'ichi Watanabe ... Nabeshin (11 episodes, 1999-2001)

Tiffany Grant ... Misaki Matsuya / ... (11 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Series Directed by
Shin'ichi Watanabe (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
Jun Fukuda (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Akihiko Nishiyama (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Takafumi Hoshikawa (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Yoshimasa Hiraike (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ken Andô (2 episodes, 1999)
Rion Hisamura (2 episodes, 2000)
Shigenori Awai (1 episode, 1999)
Masahiko Murata (1 episode, 1999)
Shintaro Inokawa (1 episode, 2000)
Yasuhisa Kato (1 episode, 2000)
Masaru Kurenai (1 episode, 2000)
Hiroshi Kurimoto (1 episode, 2000)
 
Series Writing credits
Yôsuke Kuroda (13 episodes, 1999-2001)
Hideyuki Kurata (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Koshi Rikudo (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Matt Greenfield .... producer (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
Shigeru Kitayama .... producer (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
John Ledford .... producer (26 episodes, 1999-2001)

Mark Williams .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Toshio Masuda (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Toyomitsu Nakajo (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Film Editing by
Shigeru Nishiyama (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jun'ichi Higashi (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Art Department
Takafumi Hoshikawa .... opening director / storyboard artist (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
Hideki Tonokatsu .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jun Fukuda .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Katsushi Oubi .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2000)
Shintaro Inokawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kouji Abiru .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
Cesar Inserny .... adr editor / adr recordist / ... (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Hideyuki Tanaka .... sound director (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Animation Department
Satoshi Ishino .... character designer / animation director / ... (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
Yumi Nakayama .... animator: ending sequence / animator: ending animation (24 episodes, 1999-2001)
Ryôichi Ooki .... animation director / assistant animation director (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Takehiro Hamatsu .... animation director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Yasuhisa Kato .... animation director / assistant animation director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Takeyuki Yanase .... animation director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Takafumi Hoshikawa .... animation director / director: opening animation (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kazuyuki Ikai .... animation director (2 episodes, 2000)

Akihiko Nishiyama .... animation director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Masahiko Takahashi .... casting: in cooperation with (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Music Department
Keiichi Nozaki .... music director (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Other crew
Koshi Rikudo .... original creator (25 episodes, 1999-2001)

Carole Pavlik .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2002)
 

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Also Known As:
"Heppoko jikken animêshon excel saga" - Japan (original title)
"Quack Experimental Anime Excel Saga" - International (English title)
"Weird Anime Excel Saga" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
Japan:30 min (26 episodes)
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Australia:PG | Spain:13 | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:15 (some episodes) | USA:TV-14
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Trivia:
According to an interview with Shinichi Watanabe in Newtype USA, the end theme, in which the dog Menchi barks the song into a microphone, was recorded with voice actress Satomi Koorogi kneeling on the floor like a dog, with the microphone lowered to her level.See more »
Quotes:
Matsuya:I don't care for the way you used my full name, along with the words "see" and "naked".See more »
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Soundtrack:
Menchi Aishû no Bolero - Shokusu no neSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Now presenting the most insane anime in existence!, 21 July 2002
Author: johnnysugar from Minneapolis, MN

I bought the first Excel Saga DVD based on the rather humorous description on the back of the package ("Contents may be hazardous to your sanity"). What I discovered was the first five episodes of the most insane, most hilarious, and most enjoyable anime series of all time! A wonderful parody of all things anime and a good number of Western movies, everybody and everything is a satire of something.

This is the story of Excel, the typical over-exuberant, love-sick teenage girl who is employed by Ilpalazzo, the typical enigmatic, white-haired villain and the object of Excel's affection. Together they are the secret ideological organization ACROSS, bent on taking over the world, but starting in the place where global takeovers always do in anime: urban Japan. They are soon joined by Hyatt, the typical overly-feminine, overly-frail, beautiful anime girl, always falling over from some ailment or another.

Other characters include Excel's neighbors (three jobless, lecherous ronin), Nabeshin (the everpresent action hero with a wicked afro), Pedro (a dead immigrant worker who keeps seeing visions of his family), the puuchuu (dangerously cute aliens intent on taking over the galaxy with futon beaters), and Menchi, Excel's dog/emergency food supply.

Excel Saga has a madcap, anarchic energy that is sure to cause vast amounts of head-scratching and laughter, usually at the same time. Multiple viewing is recommended to catch all the gags, especially since on the Reigon 1 DVDs, you can enable a "pop-up video" type of commentary that explains jokes specific to the Japanese dialogue.

Excel Saga is not for everyone, however. Casual anime viewers (i. e., those who aren't die-hard fanboys) won't get many of the jokes, and many people have expressed dismay over Menchi, who is in a constant state of being THIS CLOSE to being eaten by the ever-hungry Excel. In fact, the closing theme (which is one of the funniest parts of the series), features Menchi singing a mournful ballad in dog speak (translated by a woman in the corner), begging Excel not to eat him even as she sprinkles spices on him.

However, if you don't mind being subjected to what may be the funniest anime series of all time, I STRONGLY recommend that you watch this show!

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