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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:
Kotono Mitsuishi ...  Excel / ... 26 episodes, 1999-2001
Takehito Koyasu ...  Il Palazzo 25 episodes, 1999-2001
Jason Douglas ...  Il Palazzo / ... 25 episodes, 1999-2001
Omi Minami Omi Minami ...  Hyatt 24 episodes, 1999-2001
Monica Rial ...  Hyatt 24 episodes, 1999-2001
Rob Mungle ...  Pedro / ... 19 episodes, 1999-2001
Takashi Nagasako Takashi Nagasako ...  Pedro 16 episodes, 1999-2001
Shotaro Morikubo ...  Norikuni Iwata / ... 15 episodes, 1999-2001
Jay Hickman ...  Watanabe 15 episodes, 1999-2001
Mark Laskowski ...  Iwata 15 episodes, 1999-2001
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...  Toru Watanabe / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Brett Weaver ...  Nabeshin / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Jessica Calvello ...  Excel / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Larissa Wolcott ...  Excel Excel 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Shin'ichi Watanabe Shin'ichi Watanabe ...  Nabeshin 12 episodes, 1999-2001
Satomi Kôrogi ...  Menchi / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2001
Paul Sidello Paul Sidello ...  Koshi Rikdo 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Tiffany Grant ...  Misaki Matsuya / ... 11 episodes, 1999-2001


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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Release Date:

7 October 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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(26 episodes)


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Did You Know?


In Episode #19, "Menchi's Adventure Part 2: Around The World In 80 Hours", while Ann Anzai's Grandfather was being operated by HOUNDS Scientist, you noticed that he had on the Kamen Rider 1 costume, without the helmet of course, while laying on the operating table. See more »


[after a log-sized fish roll floats by on a flooded street]
Excel: And there appears to be some mighty mysterious carbohydrates floating by as well, don't you think?
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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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Ai (Chûseishin)
(Love (Loyalty))
Opening theme (episodes #1-24, 26)
Performed by Excel*Girls
Lyrics by Shin'ichi Watanabe
Music and arrangement by Toshio Masuda
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The humor anime anyone can love--how'd that happen?
14 February 2005 | by garfnerkopin97See all my reviews

A friend lent me the first disc to this series...and from the moment I watch the first episode I was hooked. And if you watch it too, so will you.

The series is based on Koshi Rikdo's dark humor satire of the "shadowy world" struggle between government agents and terrorists. Into this mix Shinichi Watanabe threw in anything he could to make the series so over-the-top fall-down-with-sides-hurting-from-laughing-so-hard FUNNY while keeping it from going stale. Struggles with TV Tokyo over broadcasting the series? Throw in gags about those struggles! All those genres of J-Pop TV that are competing with him and his show? Make fun of all of them--a different one for each episode! Add variations on the slapstick routines in it (no scene is ever perfectly repeated) to make the old new again, and you have a funny funny series.

But when it was brought over to America, ADV went the extra light-year (not just mile) to make it even funnier. From the rapid-fire delivery of Jessica Calvello to the moans of Rob Mungle, the voice actors give a new life to the characters that the original voice cast couldn't do.

Also, ADV threw in lots of extras. Vid-Notes help explain the little gags (though some of the explanations only make sense if you watch the subtitles). Six "Menchi" food commercials on Disc 2. The hilarious extended menu dialog of Disc 3. The ridiculous "newspaper" on Disc 5's extras menu--check out the Personals! All in all, this is the funniest anime I've ever seen. --Is that good enough, Lord IlPalazzo? No, please don't pull the---

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