History Anime / ExcelSaga

19th Jan '17 12:35:45 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


As she undertakes missions intended to unravel the fabric of [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] society so that ACROSS can step in and take over, Excel pines for her impressively {{bishonen}}, and impressively eccentric, boss Il Palazzo, who spends most of his time when his minions are out on missions [[OrcusOnHisThrone sitting around his headquarters]] [[VillainsOutShopping playing dating sims or practicing on his guitar]]. Il Palazzo, on the other hand, views Excel as a necessary annoyance who is to be killed as required, or at least dropped through a TrapDoor into an oubliette, when she gets out of hand. If it weren't for the frequent interventions of the [[DeusExMachina Great Will of the Macrocosm]], Il Palazzo would be going through minions like Kleenex.

to:

As she undertakes missions intended to unravel the fabric of [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese society so that ACROSS can step in and take over, Excel pines for her impressively {{bishonen}}, and impressively eccentric, boss Il Palazzo, who spends most of his time when his minions are out on missions [[OrcusOnHisThrone sitting around his headquarters]] [[VillainsOutShopping playing dating sims or practicing on his guitar]]. Il Palazzo, on the other hand, views Excel as a necessary annoyance who is to be killed as required, or at least dropped through a TrapDoor into an oubliette, when she gets out of hand. If it weren't for the frequent interventions of the [[DeusExMachina Great Will of the Macrocosm]], Il Palazzo would be going through minions like Kleenex.



* TakeThat: "Who puts a [[TokimekiMemorial bomb]] in a DatingSim?"

to:

* TakeThat: "Who puts a [[TokimekiMemorial [[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial bomb]] in a DatingSim?"
5th Jan '17 11:55:49 AM SeptimusHeap
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* VisualInnuendo: Episode 21, as the silhouette of Key (a rock vocalist) playing a guitar appears, [[SomethingElseAlsoRises a phallus-shaped shadow pokes out from his side]], turned out to be [[FreudWasRight a part of his guitar]]. It gets worse as his silhouette continues to stroke the guitar in outrageously suggestive positions.

to:

* VisualInnuendo: Episode 21, as the silhouette of Key (a rock vocalist) playing a guitar appears, [[SomethingElseAlsoRises a phallus-shaped shadow pokes out from his side]], turned out to be [[FreudWasRight a part of his guitar]].guitar. It gets worse as his silhouette continues to stroke the guitar in outrageously suggestive positions.
3rd Oct '16 9:21:32 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: Every episode of ''Excel Saga'' has a particular gimmick or theme, usually PlayedForLaughs. One of the later episodes is the only exception to this, as its gimmick is [[ShooOutTheClowns removing all of the comedy]].
2nd Sep '16 8:32:55 AM Eyeshield
Is there an issue? Send a Message


At the same time, a city official, the mysterious Kabapu, has hired Excel's next door neighbors to form a counter-insurgency team that will inevitably come into conflict with the forces of ACROSS. Meanwhile, on yet a third plot thread, immigrant laborer Pedro, who dreams of earning enough money to leave Japan and return to his young son and sexy wife, dies in a terrible construction accident caused by Excel. He must now roam the world alone as a ghost, at least until the Great Will of the Macrocosm encounters him and decides he's cute. Interleaved into all three plotlines and running along on a fourth one of its own are the adventures of [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]], the MartyStu / ParodySue and [[AuthorAvatar self-insert character]] of director Creator/ShinichiWatanabe, who can best be described as Shaft reincarnated as an Asian guy wearing a ''Franchise/LupinIII'' costume.

to:

At the same time, a city official, the mysterious Kabapu, has hired Excel's next door neighbors to form a counter-insurgency team that will inevitably come into conflict with the forces of ACROSS. Meanwhile, on yet a third plot thread, immigrant laborer Pedro, who dreams of earning enough money to leave Japan and return to his young son and sexy wife, dies in a terrible construction accident caused by Excel. He must now roam the world alone as a ghost, at least until the Great Will of the Macrocosm encounters him and decides he's cute. Interleaved into all three plotlines and running along on a fourth one of its own are the adventures of [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe [[SdrawkcabName Nabeshin]], the MartyStu / ParodySue and [[AuthorAvatar self-insert character]] of director Creator/ShinichiWatanabe, who can best be described as Shaft reincarnated as an Asian guy wearing a ''Franchise/LupinIII'' costume.
10th May '16 9:17:55 PM speedyboris
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DeconstructiveParody: Debatably the case. The show is a parody of not only specific anime shows but, more generally, various storytelling and visual tropes in anime. However, in the process of hitting all the dramatic beats, the show works as ''both'' a satire and a story that you can enjoy at face value. See episodes 22-25 for perhaps the ultimate example of this; all four episodes parody something (space opera; post-apocalyptic desert; CerebusSyndrome; super-powered villains), but they're executed in a way that you can still care about the story and characters, even if you know it's parodying or referencing something.
10th May '16 4:58:10 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--'''Excel'''

to:

-->--'''Excel'''
-->-- '''Excel'''



* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: Episode 13 featured an alternate version of "Beauty Theater" from episode 8, where the Japanese [=VAs=] spoke in English, which resulted in very thick accents and utterly insane translations [[Film/{{Terminator}} "Hasta la vista, baby"]] is one of the lines.

to:

* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: Episode 13 featured an alternate version of "Beauty Theater" from episode 8, where the Japanese [=VAs=] spoke in English, which resulted in very thick accents and utterly insane translations [[Film/{{Terminator}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay "Hasta la vista, baby"]] is one of the lines.
1st May '16 4:46:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CutSong: Two pieces of BGM were scored for the show but never used: "Although I Didn't Get Any Request For This, I Happened to Make It, So Please Use It." and "Will I Ever Use This?" Both pieces were included on the second CD soundtrack, however.
5th Apr '16 2:24:59 PM crashkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* KnightOfCerebus: Key, who sets up the idea that even Il Palazzo has superiors in ACROSS and gets him started on proceeding more expediently with his conquest.
3rd Mar '16 6:36:47 PM speedyboris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AbsenteeActor: Pedro does not appear in episode 15. Il Palazzo does not appear in episode 18 (only a crude drawing of him by Excel.)

to:

* AbsenteeActor: Pedro does not appear in episode 15.14. Il Palazzo does not appear in episode 18 (only a crude drawing of him by Excel.)
20th Jan '16 8:27:52 AM speedyboris
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnderdogsNeverLose: Averted in "Butt Out! Youth". Excel and Hyatt train the delinquent baseball team hard ''and'' star player Binbou rejoins the team, but they still lose the big game.
This list shows the last 10 events of 289. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Anime.ExcelSaga