Excel was a good show, but not the one to make a thread about.
In a way, actually watching excel is an experience akin to reading anime threads on /a/. Just as pointless and entertaining.
I watched it back in the day and didn't really care for it. That's probably because I had a super low power level back then. I'd probably have a better appreciation for the show if I watched it again today.
Since I loved Excel Saga this makes me quite sad.
Yeah, it's probably rather lost on today's audience, even I didn't understand some few references immediatelly.
Oh yeah, it had 24 episodes.
Quite unimaginable, but it worked well enough, watched it a few times back then.
The very last episode truly was a gift from our god Nabeshin peaceful be his name.
Excel manga was published or actually exists in english?
In my country the first 4 volumes were published because of the anime and then they just forgot about it.
I completely forgot this anime existed honestly, and yet I could still remember all the lyrics. Damn that shit was good.
For me this was a show that raised my power level, before I found 4chan and the internet in general Excel Saga gave me a window into Japan entirely different to anything I had seen before.
They're almost entirely separate entities. The manga has a very different tone and is mostly about being working class poor in Japan with some fantastical elements, the anime is a string of gag-anime style deconstructions of popular genres/series.
Both are good in their own way.
Also, does anyone know where I can find the Hentai Manga that was the prototype of Excel Saga? Apparently the sentai team stuff originates there and Excel was a girl who kept getting raped in it or something.
This was one of the very first anime I ever watched (apart from maybe dubbed Pokemon and Yugioh).
I didn't really understand it, but I watched the entire thing. Was pretty gud.
They slashed print numbers at volume 7, but somehow managed to pull through.
Completely available in english.
Finished not too long ago, was it 2012?
God, considering how old the animu is, the manga went on for quite some time.
It never had any single group translating it, despite it being popular enough to justify an official translation. Only the first three (I think) volumes were translated by some group, but no manga-site hosted them, so I downloaded them from some now dead site called stoptazmo. I buyed them too, of course, for completetions sake.
Jesus, the memories, that stoptazmo thing had some mission to warn about some guy called tazmo, who probably also doesn't exist anymore. Excel Saga is nothing but nostalgia for me.
number 7 and 8 were nearly impossible to get for quite some time.
Cheapest offers were about 100 bucks - not as atricious as Nemesis the Warlock 1, cheapest offer at over 300, gee, why stop prinitng some random volume for years?
Forgot my image.
Same creators as Excel Saga.
There's reader attirition.
Every volume loses some readers, so they cut print numbers to avoid (too large quantities of) unsold stock.
The problem arises when you cut too much and hinder latecomers from catching up, which further eats into the reader base.
This show taught me that Asians really do like to eat dogs
This show was too wacky and the characters were all too annoying for me to enjoy it.
The only episode I liked was the Harlock/Yamato/LOGH parody near the end of the series. The rest seemed like the PENGUIN OF DOOM XD copypasta in anime form.
In June 2002, before the recording of the lead role in Excel Saga began, an agreement was made between Calvello and ADV that she would receive 6 weeks vocal rest in between each volume, due to the series being extremely taxing on the voice. This agreement was broken by ADV Films, and while recording Volume 4 of the series, Calvello injured her voice and was replaced by Larissa Wolcott.