A list of characters from Rikdo Koshi's comedy/gag series ''Manga/ExcelSaga''. This page covers both the anime and manga versions, with characters and tropes noted accordingly.

[[folder: Excel]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (JP), Creator/JessicaCalvello (EN, episodes 1-13), Larissa Wolcott (EN, episodes 14-26)

The title character, whose single-minded devotion to the ideals of ACROSS and Il Palazzo drive the plot.

Excel is in love with Il Palazzo to an obssessive degree, and gladly carries out any assignments he gives her. Unfortunately for Il Palazzo, Excel's love does not supersede her stupidity or hyperactivity. Excel will fail at any mission given to her, usually doing a lot of collateral damage. Same goes for all part time jobs Excel is hired for. Any success Excel has will be accidental.

Acts as TheLeader to the rest of the ACROSS minions, despite being the least level-headed in the group, due to sheer enthusiasm.

While the anime implies Excel joined ACROSS after completing high school, in the manga Excel has an [[MysteriousPast important past she is not aware of]]. A few characters that Excel has not met know her, and ACROSS and Kabapu's technology reacts unusually around her. Excel herself never divulges anything about her past.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde hair in the manga, orange hair in the anime.
* AfraidOfNeedles: The only clue to Excel's life before ACROSS is that she is unnerved by needles and does not know why.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She has the hots for Il Palazzo, a villain. She also gets a crush on Key in episode 21, a brooding guitarist.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Excel is in love with Il Palazzo, whose attitude towards her ranges from indifference to barely tolerating her presence.
* AntiVillain: She's barely a hero, but barely a villain either. In the anime, Excel goes out her of her way to help people several times. She is genuinely distraught in the third to last episode when she realizes the thugs she's been fighting [[spoiler: also work for ACROSS]]
* AxCrazy: If given the opportunity for violence on missions.
* BadLiar: In Episode 5. When asked by the vice-mayor who she is, Excel (who's supposed to be undercover) tells everything instead of making a cover story.
-->'''Excel''': Excel's such a honest person that she answered the question in full!
* BigEater: As shown in Episodes 4 and 8 (the latter of which produces BalloonBelly.)
* CleavageWindow: Her standard-issue ACROSS uniform has this, as you can see in that picture.
* TheChewToy: Excel's suffering at the hands of her boss is almost always PlayedForLaughs.
* CuteLittleFangs: Subverted. Excel is highly dangerous, but mostly to herself. And she only has one.
* DumbBlonde: Played straight in the anime. Zig-zagged in the manga, where's she's not "ditzy" dumb as much as she is "dangerously unhinged" dumb.
* FieryRedhead: In the anime, where her hair's more orange than blonde. Her [[HotBlooded personality]] certainly fits.
* FromBadToWorse: Excel's life in the manga, where she goes from barely affording a tiny apartment, to [[spoiler:amnesiac and living with Umi Rengaya, to living under a bridge with her normal memory]].
* GenkiGirl: Excel takes "genki" [[UpToEleven far beyond eleven]] and into realms previously believed to be theoretical. Even modern {{Genki Girl}}s are tame compared to her.
-->'''Il Palazzo''': ''"Ahh, Excel. Wastefully cheerful as always, I see."''
** She loses her genkiness for a while in the manga after [[spoiler:losing her memory the second time. It comes back when she gets her identity back, though.]]
* HiddenDepths: Manga only. Excel will occasionally demonstrate an encyclopedic knowledge of various scientific disciplines. She's also able to easily interpret ancient Chinese proverbs. However, she doesn't seem to realize she can do any of that.
* HotBlooded: Will jump into any situation with destructive enthusiasm.
* HypocriticalHumor: When she interacts with Ropponmatsu II, she actually gets annoyed with her overactive spaziness, not realizing that's how she herself always acts.
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Could easily be the poster child for it, especially in the anime.
* IronButtMonkey: Can survive falling into pits, explosions, electrocution, and fire with little damage. Usually played for slapstick laughs, but in the manga some characters have started to take note of just how durable she is despite being only human.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the anime, after [[spoiler:getting shot by Il Palazzo]], she loses all memory of who she is, although seeing Hyatt and Il Palazzo on TV makes her realize they seem familiar...
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAXHud0u26g Soryaamou, Genkidakenara Shikinmo Kakarimasenshixi]]
* LethalKlutz: In the anime. The many ways in which she kills Pedro are particularly notable.
* LittleMissSnarker: On occasion in the anime. Quite a lot in the manga.
* TheMillstone: It's amazing how efficient ACROSS becomes whenever Excel is missing.
* MotorMouth: So much so that her first English voice actor had to pull out after straining her vocal chords. She would have been fine to record the 2nd half if she had been given some time to recover, but the fans demanded ADV not to postpone its release.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Though anyone would look calm when compared to Excel.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Hyatt's Blue Oni. The anime even gives them fitting hair colors. Also the heads of their microphones in the opening theme match. Excel's is red, Hyatt's is blue.
* RepetitiveName: Excel claims in the anime that her first name is Excel and her last name is Excel, but it is not clear if that if that is her real name, just her codename, and if she was using hyperbole.
* TalkativeLoon: Dear. Lord.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Anime only.
* TooKinkyToTorture: In anime Episode 3, during her capture by the jungle guerrillas, they decide to torture her by holding live wires against her breasts. She responds by asking them to move the electrodes ''directly onto her nipples''. The torturer, assuming the wires are bad, then tries them on a nearby guy, who is promptly ''incinerated''.
-->''"Oooh, that feels good! A little higher please!"''
* VillainProtagonist: Excel frequently states that the organization she so willingly serves is working towards conquering the world and bringing it under the sway of their "ideology".
* YaoiFangirl: Anime only, a bizarre example in Episode 21, when the vocalist Key is proving to be the StupidSexyFlanders to Excel's SingleTargetSexuality, she tries to think of Lord Il Palazzo to keep out her dirty thoughts. What comes up in her head instead? [[{{Seme}} Il Pallazo]] and [[{{Uke}} Key]] frolicking and hugging in a field of flowers.

[[folder: Hyatt]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)

The second member to join ACROSS.

Hyatt has a tendency to die a lot, only to revive a few minutes later. In the anime she revives on her own, in the manga Excel has to work a bit to wake her up, though it is unknown if such work is necessary.

While she also believes in the glory of ACROSS, Hyatt does not follow it with the same zeal as Excel, letting Excel formulate plans which she will happily go along with. Hyatt is a lot more polite to others, in contrast to Excel.

Their neighbor Watanabe is in love with Hyatt, but only knows her as "Ms. Ayasugi". Hyatt is unaware of his infatuation.

Hyatt's backstory differs between the anime and the manga. In the manga Hyatt just walked into ACROSS and signed up; in the anime Hyatt is a moon princess with an unexplained connection to Nabeshin and Dr. Kabapu, that was captured by the Puchus but inadvertently escaped when Excel destroyed their spaceship.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Brown hair in the manga, dark blue hair in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: Especially in the last few episodes of the anime.
* BloodFromTheMouth: She does this constantly. She also has the tendency to die, sometimes from this. In the final episode of the anime, she [[HighPressureBlood bleeds so much]] from her mouth that the world floods.
* CleavageWindow: As part of the standard ACROSS uniform.
* ComedicSociopathy: Hyatt is possibly not aware of how much damage she causes, unlike the rest of ACROSS, who do not care. On a smaller scale, she does not know about all the emotional grief she causes Watanabe.
* DeathByFallingOver: She need not fall from any sort of height, however. She just falls over where she stands and dies. And then gets up and usually apologizes. [[note]] Actually, given how delicate Hyatt is, she probably dies ''before'' she hits the ground, only to come back to life while falling to the ground, in order to die properly ''when'' she hits the ground.[[/note]]
* DemotedToExtra: The last five regular episodes of the anime barely feature her at all.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: A true deathly pallor.
* GirlInABox: Anime only. There, she was first seen in a coffin aboard the Puuchu spaceship, which later floated into ACROSS headquarters.
* HiddenDepths: In the manga. She's a expert marksman, which is evidently why Il Palazzo recruited her. She tells Excel this in a very vague way early on ("I have experience with projectile weapons"), [[ChekhovsGun but it only becomes relevant much later]]. To be fair to Excel, Hyatt is far more likely to die from ''holding'' a gun than do anything useful with it.
* IllGirl: So ill that she will die for no reason.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Parodied, as Hyatt constantly falls over dead, but never stays dead for long. In the manga, it seems to be empathetic. When she [[spoiler:lost her memory and started living with Watanabe]] and then later when [[spoiler:the new, more-competent (robot double of) Excel takes over Fukuoka]], she isn't seen dying for quite some time. After Elgala tells her about [[spoiler:Excel being an imposter]], it comes back with a vengeance.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4NSX1RcmWM&lr=1 Image Color wa Yappari [aka]!]]
* ObliviousToLove: Watanabe is infatuated with her but she seems unaware of his advances.
* OutOfFocus: Her screentime in the manga gradually lessened after Elgala joined ACROSS, since Elgala butts heads with Excel instead of just following her lead. However, Hyatt did get an arc centered around her and Watanabe after that point.
* ProperLady: Sexual innuendos aside, that is.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Excel's Red Oni. The anime even gives them fitting hair colors. Also the heads of their microphones in the opening theme match. Excel's is red, Hyatt's is blue.
* RunningGag: Her dying; her obliviousness.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: In the anime. In the manga she has brown hair.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: She also has the tendency to die.
* VillainProtagonist: What does one expect from an ACROSS girl?
* WalkingWasteland: In Episode 12 of the anime, her blood is shown to release a deadly neurotoxin when it comes into contact with the air, killing the songbirds that happen near it.[[labelnote:*]] In the manga, the birds are instead killed by Hyatt's pills.[[/labelnote]] Excel is able to follow the trail of dead birds to Hyatt.

[[folder: Elgala]]

The third member of ACROSS, only seen in the manga. Elgala first appeared in Volume 7. She was hired in Volume 8 and proved to be just as bad at her job as her seniors. While she is just as devoted to Il Palazzo as Excel and Hyatt, Elgala at least questions how Excel leads their missions, but is usually forced to go along with them. Elgala is very vain and materialistic, which constantly puts her at odds with Excel's extreme penny pinching.
* TheAlcoholic: She loves her booze. Unfortunately, she tends to do ''really'' stupid things when she's drunk – like withdraw Excel's entire savings from an ATM and give it to some random guy.
* AlphaBitch: At least that's what she longs to be.
* BuxomIsBetter: As her first character insert describes — "Bust: larger than Excel, Waist: Smaller than Excel, Hips: Classified". She certainly sees ''herself'' as more attractive (synonymous with valuable in her mind) than Excel, and gets more notice for her efforts among the masses (for better and worse).
* CardSharp: Despite the above-mentioned, Elgala is on more than one occasion shown as a master card player (and apparently is fond of the stripping variety of such games, where she rarely loses her own clothes). Too bad she doesn't actually use it to the benefit of ACROSS.
* TheChewToy: She ends up becoming more of one than Excel.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Elgala has a problem keeping her thoughts internalized.
* GagBoobs: Not ''quite'' as absurd as, say, Dr. Shiouji's female relations, but definitely large enough that they get in the way. Excel regularly describes them as "parasitic fatty mammaries" and becomes (violently) angry when they're gainaxing, and that they get her into [[MsFanservice embarrassing situations]].
* MsFanservice: On the ACROSS side anyway (in the sense that she has to match Excel's sociopathy, but is also a good bit more vain and invested in her appearance).
* NiceGirl: An almost perfect example, surprisingly enough – she goes out of her way to be polite (even to those she doesn't like or she and Excel plan to harm), is regularly horrified by Hyatt's bleeding spells (in a way that Excel has stopped noticing), and treats Hyatt and Mince as a normal girl and dog respectively. It doesn't mean she's [[AlphaBitch always pleasant]], but she's far more balanced and reasonable to others than her fanatical senior is.
* TheRival: To Excel over Il Palazzo's affection (not that he notices).
* SmugSnake: Thinks she's better than her seniors even though she's really no more competent than they are.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sort of, see VerbalTic below.
* VerbalTic: I, Elgala, do not know why this is here! I, Elgala, know of no one possessing such a thing!

[[folder: Il Palazzo]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN)

The glorious and charismatic leader of ACROSS. Il Palazzo dreams of total global conquest, but has first set his sights on taking over Fukuoka, Japan, and building from there. Usually Il Palazzo gives out missions to Excel and Hyatt while he sits in his throne room pursuing other hobbies.

Il Palazzo shows some concern for Hyatt (though not enough to not send her out on mission), and indifference to Elgala. With Excel Il Palazzo is mildly annoyed to hostile, depending on how fed up he is with her failures.

In the manga Il Palazzo steps up ACROSS' plans for conquest by starting ILL Electronics and flooding the market with cheap but effective electronic devices, gaining him a lot of positive public opinion.

Has some connection with Dr. Kabapu that is hinted at the anime but explained in the manga.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Pale cyan in the manga, pale lavender in the anime.
* AntiVillain: Type III
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: In the anime, when actually given a chance to be competent, is QUITE effective at beating the crap out of the entire cast. Most of this takes place while BrainwashedAndCrazy (heavy on the crazy), but he was still kicking ass while it lasted.
* BadBoss: To Excel, since she ''is'' TheChewToy.
* BigBad
* {{Bishonen}}
* CatchPhrase: "This world is corrupt!" (and variants of such)
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: As the president of ILL.
* EvilOverlord: He's a parody of one.
* HearingVoices: Il Palazzo has this problem until they take over his mind.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the anime's GrandFinale; his dark side bent on conquest is eliminated.
* LargeHam: "This world...is CORRUPT!!!"
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the manga he suffers from this much of the time, forgetting almost everything about himself but his ideals and the desire to conquer. As his memory is slowly restored, he becomes more competent and driven.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p07igwjMSQk&lr=1 Nanka Nayamunda. Kekkou Nayamunda. Ichiban Nayamunda]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Il Palazzo only has a giant cloak to wear in the anime. In the manga he also has a black business suit, but that's it.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Jerkass}}: On ''any'' occasion in which he loses his composure, he shows himself as a major one.
* MeaningfulName: "Il Palazzo" is Italian for "The Palace", somehow reflecting his tall, square, seemingly immovable [[JustForPun build]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Happens in the anime and the manga. When Il Palazzo finally decides to do things on his own, he not only manages to conquer most of Fukuoka, but (in the anime) singlehandedly takes on and destroys an army of Ropponmatsus.
* PhraseCatcher: "Hail Il Palazzo!"
* {{Precursors}}: In the manga, and only according to Kabapu, Il Palazzo is one of the few surviving members of the race that lived before humans. [[spoiler: He's right. Il Palazzo is really some ancient god who went mad trying to create life.]]
* ShouldersOfDoom: Just look at the size of those epaulets!
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: In both the anime and the manga. In the anime is it a much more obviously evil personality, while in the manga it's so vague that it barely counts as a different personality at all, only being much more competent.
* VillainsOutShopping: While his minions are away attempting (and failing repeatedly) to conquer [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed F City]], Il Palazzo indulges in such villainous pastimes as...guitar and video games.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believes the world is corrupt and needs ACROSS to fix it.

[[folder: Menchi/Mince]]
!!! Doggie sounds by: Creator/SatomiKoorogi (JP), Creator/HilaryHaag (EN)

Excel's emergency food supply. Menchi (or Mince in the manga) is a dog of some breed that was picked up by Excel while was she was looking for something to eat. At the last moment, Excel opted not to eat her and now keeps Menchi around as a backup. Menchi spends most of the time either trying to escape from their apartment or being frightened by Excel and Hyatt, though she gets along a bit better with Elgala.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Menchi can unlock doors and, in the anime, wield machine guns.
* {{Determinator}}: The most persistent dog ever!
* EatTheDog: One of two reasons for Menchi's presence, and the TropeNamer. Possibly a way of making fun of Koreans eating dog meat. Excel's high school, Inunabe, translates literally to 'dog hotpot', so it's possible the idea had already been in her head for a long time.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: She gets knocked on the head during an escape attempt fairly early in the manga. Another bump on the head restores her memory… but by that time Excel and Hyatt had moved to a new apartment and Elgala had joined the cast.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5yKHIBye0w&feature=relmfu Menchi Aishuu no Borero Kuwasonone]]
* NonHumanSidekick: Sort of.
* PreciousPuppies: The other reason for Menchi's presence.

[[folder: Toru Watanabe]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)

The first neighbor introduced and the only one who actually lives next door to Excel and Hyatt.

Watanabe is characterized by three things: his desire to live a normal financially stable life among the increasing chaos that surrounds him, his infatuation with his neighbor Ms. Ayasugi (Hyatt, but he does not know her real name), and his dislike of his friends Iwata and Sumiyoshi. He went to work for Kabapu in the hopes of getting a civil servant job, not realizing that it would put him in direct opposition of the group Hyatt works for.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Watanabe is in love with Hyatt but she is either unaware of his feelings or doesn't care.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: At least Matsuya seems to believe that Dr. Kabapu did something unconventional to lift him from his depression, and that his creepy attitude is because of this. Kabapu refuses to either admit or deny the accusation.
* BreakTheCutie: Hyatt's ComedicSociopathy combined with his friends' antics slowly turn Watanabe into a perverted wreck.
* CovertPervert: Watanabe suffers this in a huge way for Chihaya Ayasugi (a.k.a. Hyatt). Then he just becomes a regular one [[spoiler:after Il Palazzo cockblocks him]] in the manga.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Immediately gets himself years into debt just because "Ms. Ayasugi" asks for help.
* FreakOut: Suffers from one in the manga after [[spoiler: Il Palazzo takes Hyatt away from him]]. Post FreakOut he spends his time play S&M video games and being creepy.
* HeroAntagonist
* MediumAwareness: Watanabe is fully aware of Sumiyoshi's TalkingWithSigns in the anime.
* OnlySaneMan: Was this in the anime for being the only one who questioned anything, not that it did him any good. Was this for a while in the manga, [[spoiler:until he snapped when Il Palazzo took Hyatt away from him, though he eventually calms down.]]
* StraightMan: To Iwata and Sumiyoshi.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Hyatt is last seen is his custody in the anime. This, combined with ACROSS's downfall, gives him a good shot of finally getting with her.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Post-freakout, though his evil actions are limited to buying S&M videogames and not being fazed at all by Kabapu. He was also gleefully eager to arrange Il Palazzo's car to be rigged with an explosive.

[[folder: Norikuni Iwata]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo (JP), Mark Laskowski (EN)

Watanabe's "friend". Iwata is dumb as a brick and barrels into everything with enthusiasm and not a lot of forethought. Iwata is either oblivious or does not care that Watanabe hates him, and hangs out in his apartment regardless. He joined the Department of City Security because Watanabe did. As a member of Daitenzin, Iwata is usually the first to run into a mission and mess everything up.

In the manga, Iwata dies (abruptly and without warning from colon cancer) and has his mind put into an android body by Dr. Shioji. Being an android makes Iwata a lot less concerned with his safety and he often is destroyed, to Dr. Shiouji's annoyance, since he is the one who has to rebuild Iwata. His robot body gives him lots of nifty gadgets like a built-in radio and night vision. He can also transfer his consciousness to Ropponmatsu II, though he never does intentionally.

He will hit on any attractive lady in the area (except, oddly enough, the girls of ACROSS), but usually focuses his attention on Matsuya, whom he knew in college.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Iwata loves Misaki and Ropponmatsu 1, but is beat up by Misaki for his remarks and ignored by Ropponmatsu 1 (she's a robot, after all.)
* BrainUploading: Has his mind copied and uploaded into an android after the first time he dies, and gets moved from replacement body to replacement body.
* CasanovaWannabe
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler:Even after fending him off throughout college and virtually the whole manga series, Matsuya still has feelings for him, and after seeing his robot body utterly destroyed - and TheReveal that he was alive the whole time - she caves in. Following ACROSS's one-week conquest of the world and dissolution they're living together.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Iwata is prone to daydreaming that he is in a television show, or going off on pointless mental tangents.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Inverted in the Manga. GLORIOUSLY.]]
* TheDitz
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Iwata destroys a lot of walls in his android body.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He is generally disliked but tolerated by his neighbors and co-workers.
* HeroAntagonist: As a member of the Daitenzin.
* HotBlooded: Really the only member of the Daitenzin who fits this.
* IdiotHero: At least he thinks he's a hero. He is definitely an idiot.
* JumpedAtTheCall: The only one excited about putting on a sentai suit to fight evil.
* MadeOfIron: Despite getting wrecked on a regular basis, cyborg Iwata can still take a ton of punishment.
* NearDeathClairvoyance: Iwata technically counts; he's dead in every sense except the mental one (which is the opposite of how he was in life) and has been compared to a temp worker in that Kabapu considers him "No longer human!"
* RemoteBody: ...[[spoiler: The trope the rest of the cast thinks Iwata is working under. In reality his body is recuperating in Shiouji's lab and operating his androids from a tank.]]
* TooDumbToLive: PlotArmor and the sentai suit protect him in the anime, and his [[WeCanRebuildHim reparable body]] protects him in the manga.

[[folder: Daimaru Sumiyoshi]]

Watanabe's other friend and neighbor. Sumiyoshi is smart enough to not go running head first into trouble like Iwata, but not smart enough to avoid trouble altogether and quit working for Kabapu.

Sumiyoshi is from a different part of Japan, and as such speaks with an accent, which in the anime is rendered as subtitles, and in the manga is written in a different font and with an accent. His father and younger sister speak with the same accent.

Has a strange friendship with Dr. Shiouji, and is the only one that gets along with Ropponmatsu II.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: His apartment is filled with nothing but computers to house his collection of dating sims and other video games.
* {{Gonk}}: The one time that Sumiyoshi is turned into a {{Bishonen}} in the anime, he is deeply disturbed by it and wants to transform back into Gonk form.
* HeroAntagonist
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Though compared to Watanabe and Iwata, ''he's'' the smart one. Aside from his bizarre speech impediment, he's probably a subversion of the trope. He's from Okayama (in between Osaka and Fukuoka), but he's not really an idiot.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Sumiyoshi speaks in subtitles in the anime. In the manga he uses the dialect of Okayama, which is much closer to where Fukuoka actually ''is''. It may be a subtle form of LampshadeHanging, as everyone else speaks Standard Japanese instead of the city's own dialect, Hakata-ben.
* OnlySaneMan: Was this around volume 18 of the manga, when Watanabe was suffering from his freak out and Matsuya had given up. Defers to Matsuya again once she starts trying to get everyone out of trouble.
* TalkingWithSigns: Anime only; the manga translation by Creator/VizMedia gives him a very thick accent and a speech font different from everyone else's. It might still be TalkingWithSigns, seeing as he doesn't talk with any speech bubbles.
* TheVoiceless: He [[TalkingWithSigns communicates through subtitles.]] In the manga his dialogue lacks voice bubbles, but it seems that he is speaking audibly.

[[folder: Misaki Matsuya]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/YukaImai (JP), Creator/TiffanyGrant (EN)

Arguably the most normal and reasonable person in the cast, Ms. Matsuya began to work for Kabapu around the same time as the others.

Initially she recognized the absurdity of her job, but did not complain. Instead she usually prepared for each mission assigned by Kabapu so that she either finished a mission unscathed or without having to do as much work as others.

When Il Palazzo and Kabapu's war intensified Matsuya tried to stay out of it or escape, but could not. Realizing how dangerous her life had become, Matsuya starts collaborating with Dr. Shiouji to figure out what is going on with Il Palazzo and Kabapu while doing whatever she can to make sure she and her team get involved as little as possible.

She does not appreciate Iwata constantly hitting on her, but has gotten used to it, and devotes considerable effort to coming up with ways to rebuke him.
* ActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: While many characters demonstrate this tendency none do as strongly as Matsuya, who manages to send Iwata and Watanabe to fits of spastic laughter with a single well-aimed line. She seems to do this deliberately, contrasting her serious exterior.
* GamerChick
* HeroAntagonist
* LastNameBasis: She insists that everyone call her by her last name, but Iwata, who's infatuated with her, refuses to listen.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsY2CyvDpHA&feature=BFa&list=PL89A73FF8477DF062 Kakkoii Kyokuni Nattanaa, Um]]
* OnlySaneWoman: Alternates this role with Watanabe.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Though her "sugar" side isn't "big softie" as much as it is "pleasant".
* TomboyishPonytail
* {{Tsundere}}: Actually played semi-straight with Matsuya in the manga, even lampshaded on one of the illustrations in a volume.

!Department of City Security
[[folder: Dr. Kabapu]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (JP), Creator/MikeKleinhenz (EN)

A shadowy government figure, Kabapu is very protective of Fukuoka, but goes about protecting it through bribes, blackmail, and assassinations. He hired Watanabe, Iwata, Sumiyoshi, and Matsuya as a problem solvers / SuperSentai group known as the Department of City Security, or Daitenzin.

He shares a history with Il Palazzo that is only hinted at, and for a long time in both the anime and the manga was only vaguely aware of his presence. When he finally realizes that Il Palazzo is the leader of ACROSS Kabapu starts using more extreme methods of eliminating ACROSS, which puts him in financial trouble.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the anime, green in the manga, though manga cover art that showed Kabapu's hair color was released so long after the anime that the anime creators did not know.
* BadassMustache: A really long one, which is actually fake in the anime but real in the manga.
* BadBoss: For the Civil Servants. Kabapu is not malicious towards his employees, but is unconcerned for their safety when he makes them work.
* TheDeterminator: Come hell or high water, he'll defend his city
* HeroAntagonist: The AntiHero variant.
* HiddenEyes: Until it is revealed in the manga that he has HellishPupils. In the anime he just has regular eyes.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVFVY8PsYeo&feature=BFa&list=PL89A73FF8477DF062 Yappari Myouna Namaedato Omou]]
* TheMentor: [[EvilMentor Oh, so subverted]].
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: It is never said what kind of doctor he is, and he is never seen doing anything medical.
* PresidentEvil: More like Vaguely Defined Government Position Evil, but he had about as much power [[spoiler:which is legitimized once he is elected mayor of Fukuoka]].
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Kabapu claims to do everything for the good of Fukuoka, but given that at the start of the series Fukuoka is suffering the same recession problems as the rest of Japan, and in the manga the city turns into a battleground that is at least half his fault, it is a weak excuse.

[[folder: Ms. Momochi]]
!!! Voiced by: Yumiko Nakanishi (JP), Emily Carter-Essex (EN)

Kabapu's secretary. Little is known about Ms. Momochi, including her past, first name, or eye color. The only things known for certain are that she has worked for Kabapu since before the series started, and she is the one that's probably keeping Kabapu's schemes from totally backfiring.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HypercompetentSidekick
* MysteriousPast: Excessive even by the series' standards. Absolutely nothing has been revealed about her, even though she's been around since near the beginning and regularly interacts witht the rest of the department.
* SatelliteCharacter: Almost never appears without Dr. Kabapu.

!Shiouji Household
[[folder: Dr. Gojo Shiouji]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (JP), Creator/SpikeSpencer (EN)

A brilliant roboticist hired by Kabapu to build an android for the Department of City Security. Dr. Shiouji builds Ropponmatsu I, based on Kabapu's designs. When Ropponmatsu I fails to disarm a bomb Shiouji builds a new robot, Ropponmatsu II, based on his own preferences.

The manga goes into Dr. Shiouji's backstory more. Shiouji's father Tenmangu worked on robots with Kabapu too, before he disappeared, and a lot of Shiouji's work is based on his father's research. Shiouji wants to know what happened to his father which is why he works with Kabapu, though he is not interested in Kabapu's goal. He also collaborates with Matsuya to figure what is really going on with Il Palazzo and Kabapu.

Dr. Shiouji's laboratory is staffed by a collection of little girls, and he usually relaxes in a park and watches little girls play on the playground.
* AlwaysSecondBest: To his father Tenmangu, and to his mother, below.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: He has multiple doctorates. However, none of them are medical, as he's quick to point out anytime anyone wants his help.

[[folder: Ropponmatsu I]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Kelli Cousins (EN)

The first robot Dr. Shiouji built for Kabapu. Ropponmatsu I was built as a DoAnythingRobot, with skills like SuperStrength, fighting abilities, and BombDisposal. She's very bad with the last one. Depending on the continuity, she was either rebuilt alongside Ropponmatsu II, or because they share the same power source, Ropponmatsu I can only be activated when Ropponmatsu II is deactivated.

In the manga, Il Palazzo kidnaps her [[spoiler:and dresses her up to look like Excel]]. From there she switches owners and roles several times.
* DoAnythingRobot: Sort of a {{Deconstruction}}. She's packed with tons of gadgets, but because of this she's ''extremely'' heavy.
* EmotionlessGirl: Justified in the manga as part of the above-mentioned {{Deconstruction}}. Most of her processing power is used just to keep her very heavy body upright, so there isn't much room left over for a personality.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLisuOu9SN4&feature=BFa&list=PL89A73FF8477DF062 Att, Rompponmatsu!]]
* RobotGirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple Hair.

[[folder: Ropponmatsu II (Nishiki)]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/SatomiKoorogi (JP), Creator/KiraVincentDavis (EN)

Ropponmatsu I's replacement after she was blown up. Dr. Shiouji built her more to his liking, so instead of a tough full grown woman, Ropponmatsu II looks and acts like a ten year old girl. She has hyperactive personality that elicits annoyance from her co-workers particularly Iwata, though she gets along with Sumiyoshi. Ropponmatsu II can either work with Ropponmatsu I, or cannot because they have a single power source that they have to share, depending on the continuity.

In the manga, Dr. Shiouji builds a new Ropponmatsu II [[spoiler: with a new power source after Il Palazzo kidnaps Ropponmatsu I and the power core]] and calls her Nishiki.
* {{Bokukko}}
* CatGirl: In appearance.
* GenkiGirl
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* MulticoloredHair
* RobotGirl: Ropponmatsu #1 and Ropponmatsu #2 are two distinct entities in the anime, while in the manga, there is only one Ropponmatsu core switched between the two bodies.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Nishiki is an in-universe example.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple Hair.

[[folder: Umi Rengaya]]

Dr. Shiouji's friendly cousin and lab assistant. Umi is love with her cousin, but her almost dangerous levels of stupidity constantly lead her to destroy his lab equipment, earning his ire. The fact that she is fully grown and busty does not help her.

Umi took in Excel when she was suffering from amnesia. They quickly became best friends as Umi tried to help "Teriha" remember where she was from.

Only appears in the manga.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Does this in part to get Shiouji's attention, and partly for fun. She tries to get Teriha into it too, but Teriha is not as interested.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* TheIgor
* KissingCousins: One-sided. Umi is definitely in love with her cousin Shiouji. Shiouji thought she was attractive when they were kids, but unfortunately for her she is not only a [[TheDitz Ditz]], but is now a little too mature for his [[NoYay tastes]].
* MoralityPet: In that Shiouji is probably the nicest to her out of everyone he knows, even though she bothers him the most.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend

[[folder: Dr. Tenmangu Shiouji]]
Dr. Shiouji's even more brilliant father, who worked with Dr. Kabapu to unlock to the secrets of the Solarian technology that apparently operates the Ropponmatsu's and Il Palazzo's place. He apparently came really close, but disappeared before he could reveal anything, leaving Kabapu high and dry.

Only appears in the manga.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Is Il Palazzo's second, more proactive personality that causes the most trouble.]]
* BodySurf: [[spoiler: Is able to hijack any robot and robot like being from his base.]]
* TheFaceless: His face is always obscured in the few flashbacks he appears in.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Not that anyone saw him die, but finding out Shiouji's alive and well comes as a bit of a surprise.]]
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Even more so than his son.
* PosthumousCharacter: Disappeared before the start of the series.
* WalkingSpoiler: Since he was the only sane person who knew what was going on more than anyone else, his actions are incredibly important and spoilery.

[[folder: Miwa Rengaya[[spoiler: / Ropponmatsu III (Sanshiki)]]]]

Dr. Shiouji's mother, who is much more intelligent than her son. She showed up out of nowhere and moved into Shiouji's lab, then frustrated Shiouji's attempts to find out more about Kabapu and his father and started working with Kabapu. The "affection" she hoists upon her son is the reason he's a paedophile.

Only appears in the manga.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: She is this to Gojo.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:The real Miwa, inferred to be but not made explicit. The English manga editor has stated it is also possible she AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, which is scarier given the prowess of both her husband and son.]]
* DirtyOldWoman: She dresses utterly inappropriately for her age. This is remarked upon by both Gojo and Kabapu. Not that she cares.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Tenmangu.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: She refuses to divulge any information about her missing husband to Kabapu, blocks Shioji's attempts to learn more about him, and has gotten control over Il Palazzo's technology. All to what end is unknown.
* MarshmallowHell: She does this to nearly everyone she meets, regardless of gender. Most especially Gojo, which leads to…
* MyBelovedSmother: This is why Gojo is a paedophile
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is revealed to be [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Sanshiki Ropponmatsu]], which explains her personality change.]]
* SkinshipGrope

!Other Characters
[[folder: Dr. Sekifumi Iwata]]

A parody of Dr. Manga/BlackJack. Dr. Iwata is a brilliant but irresponsible doctor whose father owns the hospital. He is kept in check by his assistant. He is Iwata's cousin, whom he hates for giving him a giant X-shaped scar across his face with a pair of scalpels when they were four.

Since Dr. Iwata works at the local hospital, he has had first hand experience with Hyatt's ability to die and resurrect.
* TheCameo: Appeared only a handful of times in the anime.
* DrJerk: He is a parody of Manga/BlackJack, but without the redeeming qualities.
* ScarsAreForever: Has had a giant X-shaped scar on his face since he was four.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: His daddy owns the hospital, so he doesn't think he needs to worry about medical ethics.

[[folder: Shiki Fukuya]]

Dr. Iwata's BeleagueredAssistant, who was put in charge of keeping an eye on Dr. Iwata by the hospital's administrator. Usually has to restrain or bludgeon Dr. Iwata so he will not do anything criminal or lecherous.

Like Dr. Iwata, Fukuya has seen Hyatt's ability to die and revive.
* CarryABigStick: Uses whatever is lying around to beat Dr. Iwata into submission.
* HospitalHottie

!Anime-Exclusive Characters
[[folder: The Great Will of the Macrocosm]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/YukoMizutani (JP), Kelly Manison (EN)

The ResetButton given form. At first she was simply a gag, a way to bring characters who were killed back to life. Then she got embroiled in the C-Plot when she slept with Pedro, earning him the ire of "That Man". [[spoiler:She is actually the other half of Pedro's Sexy Wife, and is kidnapped by "That Man" as part of his global domination plan.]]
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the DeusExMachina.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYteSeezgTU&feature=BFa&list=PL89A73FF8477DF062 Maa benri! Omochimo yaketa!]]
* TalkingToHimself: With Pedro's sexy wife [[spoiler:Used as a comedic plot later on when it's revealed they're too halves of the same person due to this]]. Invoked by Excel during a commercial break, stating roughly "Too bad, even if she is two people she still only gets one paycheck."

[[folder: Pedro]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/TakashiNagasako (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)

An immigrant worker who worked with Excel on a construction job. His story is the C-plot of the show. He was killed in a fire (caused by Excel) and spends most of the series as a ghost trying to get back to his Sexy Wife and his son Sandora.
* AfroAsskicker: Both him and his son.
* AscendedExtra: And how. He goes from an appearance in a few panels of the manga to getting his own [[PlotThread c-plot]] that spans the entire run of the anime.
* BigNo: He uses it so often that it's practically his CatchPhrase.
* ButtMonkey: An almost ''painful'' example.
* CatchPhrase: Pedro: "NOOOOOOO!!!", and "Pedro's tears are like waterfalls!"
* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:Parodied with his "Nabehameha".]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq2b4-ZoDtE Sokomade Hisanni Narunante Iwanakettayan]]
* NearDeathClairvoyance: As a ghost.
* OcularGushers: [[LampshadeHanging "Pedro's tears are once again flowing like waterfalls!"]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: Excel and Pedro both talk like this.

[[folder: Pedro's Sexy Wife]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/YukoMizutani (JP), Kelly Manison (EN)

A {{housewife}}. She sits around all day while her husband works overseas. She quickly moved on when she found out Pedro had died and married Gomez, who mistreats her and spends all her money. [[spoiler: She is actually the other half of The Great Will of the Macrocosm.]]
* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: She gets remarried after Pedro's death to a man named Gomez [[spoiler:(who is eventually revealed as "That Man").]]
* NoNameGiven
* TalkingToHimself: With Great Will of Macrossism [[spoiler:Used as a comedic plot later on when it's revealed they're too halves of the same person due to this]]. Invoked by Excel during a commercial break, stating roughly "Too bad, even if she is two people she still only gets one paycheck"

[[folder: Nabeshin]]
!!! Voiced by: Creator/ShinichiWatanabe (JP), Creator/BrettWeaver (EN)

The badass director of the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime and alter ego of Creator/ShinichiWatanabe. He is usually seen doing some cool spy thing in the background, hanging out with the show writers, or arguing with Koshi Rikdo over the direction of the series.
* AfroAsskicker
* AuthorAvatar: Of director Creator/ShinichiWatanabe.
* FunnyAfro: Just like the real guy.
* HammerspaceHair: Nabeshin can pull assault rifles out of his afro.
* {{Homage}}: His outfit is based on the outfit worn by Franchise/LupinIII (note that Shinichi Watanabe is known to wear the same outfit in public appearances).
* MysteriousPast: Aside from his being the director, we have no clue who or what Nabeshin is -- but most of the one-shot supporting characters seem to know him very well.
* ParodySue

[[folder: "That Man"]]
!!! Voiced by: ? (JP), Mike [=MacRae=] (EN)

A {{Yakuza}} thug who gets angry with Pedro after he sleeps with The Great Will of the Macrocosm and throws him into the ocean. [[spoiler: Is actually the real leader of ACROSS and Il Palazzo's boss. He kidnaps The Great Will and uses the destruction of F City as part of a plan to take over the planet.]]
* EvilCounterpart
* TheMafia: The English dub give That Man an Italian accent, thus invoking this trope instead of the {{Yakuza}}.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Is the actual leader of ACROSS]].
* {{Yakuza}}: Or at least, he looks and acts like one.

[[folder: The Puchus]]

The Puchus are an alien race of unknown origin, and are rarely seen in the daylight. They resemble plush toys, and look huggably cute... at first glance.
* AliensAndMonsters
* BerserkButton: If you hit them.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Well, maybe not "nice" considering they're trying to take over the planet.
* {{Gonk}}: The Puchuus change instantly from disarmingly cute to disturbingly ugly (resembling Manga/{{Golgo 13}}) when injured, usually shouting out something crude in Kansai gangster talk or else some kind of surreal GratuitousEnglish gibberish as they die.
* GrotesqueCute: After they're physically assaulted.
* PokemonSpeak: In their normal form.
* TalkativeLoon: Whenever they get hit by something, they speak in incomprehensible {{Engrish}}.
* ShoutOut: The face they get when they die resembles Golgo 13.