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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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Cast

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
Shôtarô 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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (Japan) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

The original North American voice actress for Excel, Jessica Calvello, damaged her vocal chords while doing the dubbing for Excel Saga Region 1 DVD #4, necessitating her replacement by Larissa Wolcott starting with episode 14. See more »

Quotes

[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

On region 1 DVDs, the copyright screen at startup reads: "ILPALAZZO IS WATCHING YOU! The contents of this Excel Saga videogram are licensed for private home viewing purposes only and are protected under the terms of both U.S. Code (Title 17, Sections 501 and 506) and the 1998 ACROSS treaty (AKA the Don't Toucha My Toot-toot Pact). Under the express orders of Ilpalazzo, supreme leader of ACROSS, any unauthorized duplication, public screening or use of the packaging as a coaster, musical instrument or contraceptive device is strictly prohibited, and will be dealt with in the most severe manner possible, most probably involving chicken feathers, cod liver oil, and a very, very depraved walrus." See more »

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Soundtracks

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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Hilarious, Wacky, Over the Top, Insane...
15 December 2005 | by k_mobius1See all my reviews

A word has yet to be invented to describe this superbly made anime. It being one of the first ones I bought a few days back, it serves as a brilliant start to my collection.

There are many reasons why I like it. It is funny, fast-paced, intentionally controversial and has a good mix of characters and personalities, particularly the highly energetic main character Excel and her love and sheer willingness to serve Ilpalazzo. The storyline is sort of all over the place, but it serves as a good element to further improve the overall craziness and parody. The way various gags and stories string alongside each other simultaneously can also be extremely baffling and confusing at times, but comedy values once again rise closer towards perfection. I recommend that anyone who enjoys either anime or comedy (or ideally both) to take the time to find and/or watch this gem.


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