History Anime / ExcelSaga

3rd Oct '16 9:21:32 PM DustSnitch
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* 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
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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.

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

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-->--'''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.

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

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* 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
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* 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.
4th Dec '15 1:42:04 PM Willbyr
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode 22, the calendar says the year is "[[HokutoNoKen 199X]]."

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode 22, the calendar says the year is "[[HokutoNoKen "[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar 199X]]."
23rd Nov '15 8:47:53 AM TargetmasterJoe
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the first episode, Excel's good angel shoots the bad one in cold blood ("The bullet of justice caps evil's ass!") and later in the episode she's arrested for the murder of the bad angel.

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the first episode, Excel's good angel shoots the bad one in cold blood ("The bullet of justice caps evil's ass!") ass! Remember that!") and later in the episode she's arrested for the murder of the bad angel.



* TheHatMakestheMan: A recurring bit in episode 12. With the detective hat on, Todo is tough and no-nonsense. When the hat comes off, Todo prefers to be called Purin, and is more emotional.

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* TheHatMakestheMan: TheHatMakesTheMan: A recurring bit in episode 12. With the detective hat on, Todo is tough and no-nonsense. When the hat comes off, Todo prefers to be called Purin, and is more emotional.
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