Excel Saga - The Imperfect Collection
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(Jul 06, 2004)
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About the anime, when you first watch it, don't worry if you're confused or don't understand what Excel or some of the characters are saying, your ears will get adjusted to the way they talk. Oh, and here's a little note about why Excel says the crazy things she says: The original Japanese version had Excel rhyme whatever she said, but when translated, the rhyming was lost and only the nonsensical part was left. I recommend that, when you finish watching a DVD, you should watch it again with the VID notes on in order to comprehend all the jokes. Also, you may want to watch the anime with subtitles on, you'll catch things you could not hear fast enough before.
This is a great price for a great anime---only $78 for 6 DVDS... I wish I never bought the Excel Saga DVDs and purchased the box set instead!
The first time I had the pleasure of watching Excel Saga, I was completely blown away by HOW FUNNY this series was!
To say the truth, it has to be one of the funniest things out there, which is quite surprising, as I'm sure Koshi Rikdo (the author) was not expecting this kind of success from such an extreme parody as Excel Saga.
The characters are amazing, and you will instantly detect similarities to some familiar faces in other series, like Love Hina , Fist of the North Star and Dragon Ball Z. The contributions of the amazing Mitsuishi Kotono (oh Misato...) and Minami Omi, as Excel and Hyatt respectively, greatly add to this, even though I believe Excel was "pushing it a bit too far" at some points, and quite frankly I felt like putting a bullet through my/her head! But well, that's what Excel Saga is all about, taking it a step TOO far.
SO far that even the directors have managed to insert themselves into the series, just take a look at some of the characters like Nabeshin, who is ACTUALLY: Wata[nabe Shin]ichi! (Who, by the way, looks EXACTLY like Nabeshin!)
The only thing I have left to say is: If you're looking for a good laugh and enjoy extreme comedy/parody Anime, you're in for the ride of your life! Excel Saga is guaranteed fun for most of the series' 26 episodes and if you can bare with Excel's constant and irritating babbling without shooting yourself, you will CERTAINLY laugh like never before!
However, it's ADV's presentation that's on trial here: It's okay. The subtitles are a bit stiff. If you like the English dub, the voice for Excel changes halfway through the series: the first voice is awful - like a yipping dog's. The second is better, but neither is quite up to the *real* voice of Excel. And don't get me started on the dubbed Ilpalazzo! If you want to get a deeper understanding of the references made throughout the series, use the ADV notes feature: they're quite good, but so numerous that they often take up the entire screen.
The single most annoying feature of the first three or four disks is the layout of the DVD menus: they're complicated, unorthodox unintuitive and at times damned annoying.
All in all, though, ADV did a decent job with this set. It's definitely worth the money.
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A few years ago I ran into Excel Saga by word of mouth from a friend. I love crazy insane anime and this hit a very nice cord with me. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Candy Fleck
I first ran into this anime when I was younger. I remember picking up and looking at a copy of Vol.1 in my local Movie Gallery back when they were open. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by joshua m.
I always recommended Excel Saga to any anime fan who hasn't watched it. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but it does seem to please most who come across it. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Kevin
I am a big fan of parodies and dark humor, so I was really hoping that this would be good. But the first time around, I hated it. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Mindscrew Delight
excel sag was a very funny show and was fun too watch. there is a always plenty of actions and off the wall jokes. and all in all i loved this show. Read morePublished on October 12, 2008 by mimosa
This is one of the most spectacular box sets I've ever bought; instead of a bunch of bare-bones thin-pak discs, Excel Saga - The Imperfect Collection is actually all of the... Read morePublished on February 11, 2008 by Das Book
Others have written comprehensive descriptions of the series, so I'll skip on that other than to agree that it's a whacky, madcap, insane ride through a world of puns, parodies and... Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by HungryCats
My issue is not so much with the anime itself, but with the boxed set. I have tried 3 different copies of this set, only to find that there is a glitch on the 2nd disc that makes... Read morePublished on November 24, 2007 by Carrie
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