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Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel Saga

Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel Saga

Alternative Titles

English: Excel Saga
Japanese: へっぽこ実験アニメーション エクセル・サーガ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1999 to Mar 31, 2000
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 27912 users)
Ranked: #12262
Popularity: #565
Members: 56,366
Favorites: 646
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Popular Tags

action comedy parody

Synopsis

Hyperactive Excel does anything and everything to try to please her lord, Ilpalazzo, who wants to take over the planet. Excel's misadventures takes her and her partner, the ever-dying Hyatt, all over the world, meeting several strange people as they go. Everything is bizarre and goofy, as any kind of anime or entertainment genre gets mocked and spoofed.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Excel Saga
Spin-off: Puni Puni☆Poemii

Characters & Voice Actors

Excel
Excel
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
De Bortoli, Federica
Italian
De Bortoli, Federica
...
Hyatt
Hyatt
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Minami, Omi
Japanese
Minami, Omi
...
Menchi
Menchi
Main
Haag, Hilary
English
Haag, Hilary
Koorogi, Satomi
Japanese
Koorogi, Satomi
...
Il Palazzo
Il Palazzo
Main
Douglas, Jason
English
Douglas, Jason
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
...

Staff

Kitayama, Shigeru
Producer
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Watanabe, Shinichi
Director
Kato, Yasuhisa
Episode Director



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Sep 28, 2009
Solarius_Scorch
In the beginning I must state that Excel Saga is a hell of an anime series. I mean, there are lots of works that aim to be the over-the-top, crazy roller coaster rides, but most of them end rather poorly. Excel Saga does not, as director Watanabe Shinichi seems to understand well that it takes a genius to make stupidity enjoyable.

Let's face it: Excel Saga is stupid. I mean, everyone (except for Nabeshin maybe) is a total loon one way or the other, and the world itself is as realistic and serious as the one in, say, the Naked Gun series or Hot Shots. Still, read more
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Jun 9, 2008
kawaiimisato
This show is one of the definitions of random. I will say right now, if you demand structure or linear plot lines, turn back now.

Excel Saga actually not only tells the story of Excel and her escapades, but it is actually three different story lines going at once.

We have the tale of Excel, Pedro, and The Neighbors that work for the city.
With that said, the story is not easily reviewable but here goes.

Well to tell the truth, there really is no story (aside from trying to take over the city) until the last few episodes when random twists of fate bring all three story read more
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Aug 25, 2007
Ranivus
Excel Saga is a pure slapstick anime made to do nothing but try to produce a comedy satire of EVERY anime genre made. It actually does a pretty good job making fun of them all. The entire fact that they're just spoofing anime creates a very weak story line. But they do manage to keep a story to keep it all together, albeit full of holes and non seriousness.

Character
The story mainly follows 2 main characters as they're "trying to take over the world" for a company called ACROSS, i forgot what the acronym stood for. The two girls, Excel and Hyatt, all work under read more
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Oct 13, 2014
literaturenerd
Overview:

Do you want an anime even more random and completely nihilistic than FLCL, or even Haruhi Suzumiya? Try Excel Saga! It is 15 years old and still probably the crown champion of random insanity. The last episode was so off the rails it couldn't even be aired on TV!

Story and characters: 6/10

The "plot" or lack thereof consists of an inept terrorist organization called ACROSS attempting to take over a single Japanese city and eventually the world! The organization ACROSS is led by the maniacal Il Palazzo (note the manga came out in 1995, the year after FF6 and its villian named Kefka Palazzo) who casually read more
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Recommendations

If you could handle Excel Saga's insanity, then i'm sure you can handle Furi Kuri's. It's shorter, faster, and it has a yellow vespa!
If you loved Excel Saga for bizzare, crazy, black sense of humor and you like regular fancy deaths followed by ressurection - you'll have fun with this anime.
Gintama is also full of reference type humour and is pure crack on crack on crack. It continuously makes fun of any and all anime titles so the more anime you watch the better it gets. I've been watching it over and over again ever since it started airing and I STILL haven't gotten sick of it, or failed to find new puns. Highly highly recommended!
If you like crazy, manic humor with no regard for the plot, then you'll love both of these shows. Both of these shows pull jokes out of no where and are both quite heavy on the slap-stick.
Besides the obvious similarity -- blonde haired, green-eyed bishes that know how to kick butt when the situation calls for it -- in both these series, cute equals deadly. Random, unearthly occurrences abound and the iconic innocent-to-serious face changes from Excel Saga, if you like pain stirred in with your cute, you can’t go wrong with Dai Mahou Touge.
similar ideas - whole series revolves around the idea of "pick a theme for the episode, then have your protagonists attempt to fit into it with hilarious consequences".

Opening Theme

"Ai (Chuuseishin)" by Excel Girls

Ending Theme

#1: "Menchi Aishou no Bolero" by Excel Girls (eps 1-25)
#2: "Menchi Aishou no Bolero (Gyakuna)" by Excel Girls (ep 26)

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