Excel Saga-Complete Series (2006)
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Editor's NoteBilled as "the ultimate parody of anime," EXCEL SAGA certainly goes out of its way to satirize genre conventions. From the cloying J-pop opening, it's clear that this series' sole aim is to be a good-natured farce, one that revolves around a main character who, on the surface, is not much different from any other anime heroine. But it soon becomes clear that the key difference between Excel and all those who preceded her is that she is completely and utterly insane and considers it her prerogative to conquer the city of F, leading to bizarre altercations with Martian princesses, afro-wearing action heroes, mysterious government agencies, space butlers, deranged comic book authors, annoying roommates, and removable moustaches, among other things. The wacky series is presented in its entirety with this collection of episodes.
|Monica Rial - Voice|
|Shinichi Watanabe - Director|
Excel Saga has been around long enough for you to know about it; so I am leaving this review simplistic and guessing you want to know about this release and not the actual show. This is a passable re-release HOWEVER it is missing the cultural tags which could be found in all previous releases. These tags are essential to understanding much of the humor that is inherent in the Saga. So do not buy this rendition unless you want to miss out on what really makes this show move from mediocre to great.
A Cool Parody Anime1/14/2013
Excel a maniac. That works for the secret Across organization. Across wants to rule the world. There's no freakin' way that can happen with henchmen that are as insane and as dumb as Excel is. Her partner, Hyatt, is equally hopeless. She has a weak constitution, or anemia, or cancer, or something. She's always spitting up blood and passing out for no apparent reason. Despite these mental and physical handicaps they do do their best.