Excel Saga

1. The Koshi Rikdo Assassination Plot: The secret ideological organisation of Across has but one goal in mind- world domination. To that end, Across leader Lord Ilpallazzo sends his overenthusiastic (if somewhat incompetent) agent Excel Excel to get the ball rolling by working towards the takeover of F City, F Prefecture. Excel’s first mission is to rid the world of the evils of manga artists and animators, starting with series creator Koshi Rikdo. Will Excel be able to complete her mission and hold down a part-time job without getting killed or causing chaos for all around her? It looks doubtful…

2. The Woman From Mars: Across has a new rival in its quest for world domination- a Puchuu invasion force from the planet Mars. As the city suffers from a torrential deluge of rain, only one woman remains energetic and foolish enough to brave the weather and save the world from the Martian invasion- Excel Excel. Armed with her emergency food supply Menchi, Excel may well be the only one able to withstand the Puchuu’s greatest weapon- their overwhelming cuteness…

3. The Sacrificial Lamb of the Venomous Great Escape of Hell: Having been captured by guerrillas after accidentally ending up in a war zone, Excel finds herself trapped in the worst torture of all- being part of a B movie action flick. Meanwhile, Ilpallazzo sends Across’ newest agent Hyatt to find the missing Excel, but given her tendency to drop dead every few minutes, the search could take longer than anticipated…

4. Love Puny: When Ilpalazzo decides to amuse himself with a handheld dating game, little does he realise that his in-game choices are affecting Watanabe’s real life attempts to spend time with his beautiful (if somewhat ill) new neighbour Hyatt. But as the game gets continually tougher and crazier, will Ilpalazzo and Watanabe be able to get a winning ‘score’, or will it all end in a catastrophic game over?

5. The Interesting Giant Tower: To find out just how corrupt F City’s officials are, Excel and Hyatt are sent to infiltrate City Hall, where they soon find themselves embroiled in a sea of deceitful, underhanded and downright crazy goings-on. But with the help of some Resident Evil-style hints scrawled on the bathroom wall, the duo just might be able to unravel the events going on at City Hall, not to mention add their own brand of chaos to the mix…

6. The Cold is Winter! Snowed Under Episode: When Ilpalazzo sends Excel and Hyatt on a mission to gather more resources for Across, the duo find themselves journeying out to the mountains. Whether it’s panning for gold or hunting for meat, finding resources in the middle of a survival drama setting promises to be far from an easy task for our intrepid heroines. And elsewhere, Watanabe, Iwata and Sumiyoshi face trials of their own as they attend a bizarre training seminar and meet up with a new colleague- the beautiful and dangerous Misaki Matsuya.

7. Melody of the Underground Passage: When Kabapu sends Watanabe and his colleagues to investigate the sewers surrounding the Across base, Ilpalazzo dispatches Excel and Hyatt to deal with the intruders. However, even as the duo familiarise themselves with the Across security system, they discover a far more sinister breed of intruders lurking in the sewers- an army of Puchuus led by the nefarious Puchuu queen. Will Excel and the others be able to stand against this overwhelming cute force of evil?

8. Increase Ratings Week: It’s an all-girl fan service fest as Excel and Hyatt take off to the swimming pool, accompanied by local girl Cosette. But even as they laze in the sun and enjoy all the clichés of a summer episode, it appears that Cosette may have a deadlier mission in mind than simply taking a quick dip in the pool. Could such a cute little girl really be a sinister assassin? On a show like this, anything seems likely…

9. Bowling Girls: When Ilpalazzo orders Excel and Hyatt to learn how to control the masses through their most popular sports, the duo end up working in the rather less than mainstream field of ten pin bowling; however, what looks to be nothing more than a quiet part time job in a bowling alley soon becomes far more dangerous when the alley is taken over by an evil terrorist group of middle-aged bowling fanatics. Now only woman stands in the way of these miscreants- the over-energetic yet under-competent Excel Excel…

10. Menchi’s Great Adventure: When the stress of life as an emergency food supply becomes too much for Menchi, she takes the first opportunity she can to escape from Excel’s apartment and go in search of her former owner, a kindly old man. Life on the streets soon proves quite tough for the little dog, however, but fortunately help is at hand when she meets up with a disparate gang of dogs all conforming to well-known movie stereotypes. With her new friends by her side, Menchi continues her quest for the old man, but in typical fashion, danger and betrayal are lurking around every corner…

11. Butt Out, Youth!: Thanks to the state of modern education, the future is looking bleak- and that means that Across must take action. To that end, Ilpalazzo sends Excel and Hyatt to work at Excel’s old high school, which has since become a dumping ground for all manner of juvenile delinquents. No sooner have they tamed the students than a new challenge arises- whipping the school’s woefully poor baseball team back into shape. But even with all the clichés of sports anime on their side, will Excel and Hyatt be able to create a team good enough to win their crucial match against the Monkey Balls High team?

12. Big City, Part II: Having decided that his employees need some additional training, Kabapu sends Watanabe and the others to work under Purin, a detective who can turn from a tough-as-nails old-timer into a cute girl quite literally at the drop of a hat. And whilst they tag along for Purin’s latest case, Excel has some problem solving of her own to do when Hyatt is taken hostage by a pair of burglars.

13. The New Year’s Year-End Hidden Talent Contest: It had to happen eventually. The producers got behind schedule, and there was no way enough material for a whole new show could be produced in time. So what better plan than to polish off some old clips, do some fancy editing, and make up a review episode? Yes, it’s Excel Saga’s turn for a clip show, framed by a seasonal New Year-Year’s End Hidden Talent Content, as presented by Excel and Hyatt.

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