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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:
Demented, silly, over-the-top. A "Weird Anime" indeed! See more (22 total) »

Cast

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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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Additional Details

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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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (most volumes) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | New Zealand:M | Spain:13 | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:15 (some episodes) | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-MA (episode 26)
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Trivia:
In Episode #18, "Municiple Force Daitenzin", the newscaster on the monitor in the Countermeasures center is supposed to be the scrapped version of Puni Puni Poemy. However, on the lower right of that same scene, you will see a drawing of the real design of Puni Puni Poemi, bell and all, on a piece of paper sitting in front of the countermeasures head.See more »
Quotes:
[Nabeshin didn't help Excel out of a predicament]
Nabeshin:But you looked heavy...
Excel:HEAVY? OK, MISTER, MY BUTT'S A LITTLE BIG, BUT I'M DEFINITELY NOT "HEAVY!"
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Soundtrack:
Menchi Aishû no Bolero - GyakunaSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Demented, silly, over-the-top. A "Weird Anime" indeed!, 3 May 2001
Author: Miwa Satoshi from Tempe, AZ, USA

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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