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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:
...  Il Palazzo 25 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Excel 25 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Il Palazzo / ... 25 episodes, 1999-2001
Omi Minami ...  Hyatt 23 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Hyatt 23 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Pedro / ... 16 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Norikuni Iwata / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Toru Watanabe / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Watanabe 14 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Iwata 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Takashi Nagasako ...  Pedro 13 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Nabeshin / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Excel Excel 13 episodes, 2000-2001
...  Excel / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Menchi / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2001
Paul Sidello ...  Koshi Rikdo 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Shin'ichi Watanabe ...  Nabeshin 11 episodes, 1999-2001
...  Misaki Matsuya / ... 11 episodes, 1999-2001
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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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7 October 1999 (Japan)  »

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Pedro, who was barely in the manga at all, is given a much larger role in the anime. Two other characters were created specifically for the anime: Nabeshin (based off the series director Shin'ichi Watanabe ) and The Great Will of the Macrocosm. See more »

Quotes

[It's Christmas, yet another thing ACROSS is against]
Ilpalazzo: It has nothing whatsoever to do with the festival, Excel, but I have a present for you.
[Ilpalazzo pulls a cord, dropping Excel into a pit with an alligator]
Ilpalazzo: I have supplied a knife with it. Make whatever you want.
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Crazy Credits

Every episode of the North American DVD release has different joke credits (at least three or four items per episode) during the listing of the ADV Films staff. For example, episode one lists "Ms. Calvello's Wardrobe by Straightjackets R Us", while episode nine includes "Who knows what evil lurks in the nostrils of men? The Shadow nose". See more »

Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: The Ultimate Teacher (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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I Koshi Rikdo Here by give permission to have a review written on Excel Saga!!!
27 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Excel Saga is one of most funniest anime's I have seen (Thanks to an anime junky called Karl) Although I've only seen 10 episodes and may get more this week this is one of my favourite anime series!

Its just hard to believe that the woman who does the voice for excel hasn't had her head explode yet. Like many anime series there are 26 episodes and is based on the manga series by Koshi Rikdo.

There are so many lovable characters in this show such as Excel, Princess Hiett, Watanabe, Hiwata, Lord El Polatzo, Nabasheen, Space Butler, Key and many many more (Sorry if my spelling is wrong by the way).

Seriously though if your an anime fan and you have yet to have seen this masterpiece in anime, I strongly advice you to pick up the box set on ebay you will not be disappointed.

Adams Rating - 10/10


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