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Excel Saga

Alt titles: Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel Saga

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F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!


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Name Role
Satoshi ISHINO Character Design
Shinichi WATANABE Director
Toshio MASUDA Music
Koushi RIKUDOU Original Manga Creator
Shigeru KITAYAMA Producer
Yuji MATSUKURA Producer

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Excel Saga Sheex 7.5/10 Jul 13, 2007
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Excel Saga and Tentai Senshi Sunred are absurdist parody series that focus on inept evil organizations trying to conquer a city. The plotline (or rather, lack thereof) is completely unpredictable and all the characters have unique personality quirks.

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Excel Saga is quite a bit more spastic, whereas Tentai Senshi Sunred delighted in making mundane things ridiculous, but it was interesting to see such different takes on the same basic concept.

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