Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel♥Saga

Excel Saga

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Synonyms: Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel♥Saga
Japanese: へっぽこ実験アニメーション エクセル♥サーガ
English: Excel Saga
Spanish: Excel Saga
French: Excel Saga
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1999 to Mar 31, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:45 (JST)
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Gag HumorGag Humor, ParodyParody
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 4936849,368 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1957
Members: 110,963
Favorites: 990

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It's hard to take over the world, and the enigmatic Il Palazzo, head of the ACROSS organization, knows this, so he aims to start small by conquering the city of Fukuoka. Two young officers, the Excel and her partner Hyatt, are tasked with executing this plan, but standing in their way are the City Security workers, a group consisting of three (mostly) normal guys, a very severe girl, and some robots. Regardless of simplicity, Excel and Hyatt always manage to screw up their missions, which usually result in death and lots of destruction.

Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel♥Saga chronicles the elaborate troubles that the ACROSS officers get themselves into, as Excel and Hyatt never fail to do their jobs improperly.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


At the publisher's request, the anime series follows a different storyline from the manga.

The twenty-sixth episode Going Too Far was deliberately created to be too violent and obscene for broadcast in Japan and was instead included as a DVD bonus.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Domingo, Pedro

Nagasako, Takashi

Space Butler

Takagi, Wataru


Okiayu, Ryoutarou

Shiouji, Gojo

Inoue, Kazuhiko

That Man

Takagi, Wataru


Cook, Justin
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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 (eps 26)


Dec 16, 2022
This one is another good comedy show, brought to you by Nabeshin. Despite being much older than Gintama and Nichijou, and had little to copy from (other than wester animation that is), it is almost as fun and the big two of comedy.

The main plot is about 'ideological organization' called Across, that tries to conquer the world and Municipal Defence Force that tries to protect their Prefecture, because they look at 'narrow' picture instead of a big picture. Across plans are often crazy and that gets plenty of opportunities for jokes and other humor.

However they are not the only stars of the show. There are ...
Jan 21, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Welcome ladies and gents fasten your seatbelts cause this is the big one.This is a review of one of the craziest,zaniest animes the world has witnessed,Excel Saga.

And it's not just crazy,this anime is a very important chapter in anime's history..You might be thinking that it's quite a bold claim for an anime i rated a mere 6,right?Well kinda no,you see ES was conceived in a time when comedy/parody genre was still in short trousers or in some cases not even a fertilised egg in the minds of people.And some day a mad bloke from Japan thought:"Know what,i think i can make one batshit crazy anime ...
Jan 17, 2022
Haiku review:

Anime from long ago
Why even bother?

Prose review for more pedestrian tastes:

“Damn! Episode 16 and still no plot!” says Nabeshin (played by Watanabe Shinichi, who also directed the series and wrote the OP and ED) near the beginning of Episode 16 of “Excel Saga,” one of those experimental maybe-aimless anime typified by “FLCL” and, a decade later, “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt,” both of which were much better than this too-cool-for-school alleged comedy. The show reminds me of nothing as much as the 1970s stoner comics that everyone liked to quote and no one admitted weren’t really all that good. Its actual full English title ...

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