Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Excel Saga - Going Way Too Far |
Actors: Christine M. Auten, Jessica Calvello, Kelli Cousins, Tiffany Grant, Yuka Imai
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Just when you thought the plot would never thicken, the whole thing congeals and Excel finds herself in a fight for her lives! With the Great Will held hostage, the city in ruins, the Puchuu running amok, and Pedro joini... more »
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Going out with a bang.
madnessmark | Maple Grove, MN | 04/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last disc of Excel Saga is by far the best in terms of both generic comedy and dead-on parodies. There is no limit to what this show can accomplish.Episode 22 (A+): Excel and Hyatt go on a mission with a bunch of PuuChuus to finally destroy F-City. Lots of parodies here.
Parodies: Space Battleship Yamato, Harlock Saga, Queen Emerledas, Mobile Suit Gundam The Movie 3, Power Rangers.Episode 23 (A-): After destroying F-City, the inhabitants of that area are now in a violent post-apocalyptic war zone. And Excel has been seperated from ACROSS.
Parodies: Fist of the North Star, Digi Charrot, Sailor Moon.Episode 24 (C+): I only hate this episode because there are 96% less gags in this episode. Ultra serious plot was too much for me.
Parodies: Evangelion, DBZ, Power Rangers.Episode 25 (B): Slightly better than the last episode, but still a pretty serious one. About 50% less gags.
Parodies: King of Fighters, Giant Robo, Power Rangers, DBZ.Episode 26 (A+++): Without a doubt the most insane episode in both Excel Saga and anime in general. Since this was an episode not shown on Japanese television, it's anything goes. Completely insane. More violence, more adult situations and more hilarious stuff thats too hot for TV.
Parodies: Black Jack, Lupin The Third, Speed Racer, Getter Robo, Victor Animation.Overall, both the first and last episodes on this disc are worth the price. I never seen anything so bizzare and I probably won't see anything else that can top it. With sci-fi parodies, ultra violence, cute characters, illegal situations, giant mecha and enough content to be offensive to anyone, Excel Saga has it all. Highly recommended."
Going way too far? Yes, it does
madnessmark | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Episodes 22-26 are the finale of the Excel Saga. Episode 22 is a rather weak parody of Galaxy Express, with Puchuus playing all the characters. It does, however, launch into the more sobering tones of episodes 23-25. Excel gets serious? You betcha. Many Excel Saga fans point to Episode 24 as the best episode of the entire series, and I'm not one to argue. For the first time, Excel isn't a crazed looney, but a confused girl trying to make sense of the world. WARNING: Episode 25 (also another semi-sobed episode) is the true final episode of the Excel Saga. If you haven't been offended by the Excel Saga lately, Episode 26 will change all that. Ep 26 pushes the envelope or censorship and good taste. If you've been watching Excel with your kids, you might not want to let them see the last one. (Personally, I was appalled by the last episode on the first viewing, but I did enjoy it the second and third times watching. I know, though, that there will be MANY MANY MANY people who will disagree with me. Be very cautious about episode 26.) For all of DVD 6's flaws (namely episodes 22 and 26), the excellent episode 24 trumps all."
Best of the bunch.
M. Boon | Wales, United Kingdom | 04/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The end is finally here and we have reached the final volume of the classic Excel Saga and the show in true Quack Anime fasion goes out with a totally insane bang.EP22 (A-): The Puchuu's are back with a vengence and the only thing standing between them and World domination (and Armaggedaboom for F City) is Excel and a band of rebel Puchuu warriors Great episode with some good parodys and a great ending.EP23 (A+): F City is totally devastated and has become an apocolyptic warzone where only the strong survive, a wandering excel takes on an evil biker gang while continuing Her search for Lord Ilpalazzo only to make a devastating descovery.This episode is awesome simply for the amazing ending, who would have ever thought that Excel Saga could be emotional.EP24 (A+): Left for dead Excel awakens with no memory under the care of Watanabe and co., Kabapu deicides it is time to fight back against the mighty forces of ACROSS and sends the Daitenzin's back into action meanwhile Pedro and Nabeshin begin their final battle with That Man.Another awesome episode which has much less humor then any other episode in the series (almost none actually) and pulls it off superbly.EP25 (A): In the epic final battle for F City the Daitenzin's go head to head with ACROSS and its forces and eventually Lord Ilpalazzon Himself in the ultimate battle of good against evil (by Excel Saga standards anyway lol), meanwile the stakes are even higher as Pedro goes head to head with That Man but not only are His Sexy Wife and The Will at stake but also the fate of the Universe all while Excel continues Her journey of self discovery.The true final episode and a great finale to the series.EP26 (A-): A special never before seen episode which goes into over drive and will probably offend pretty much everybody.This episode is deffinatly a must see for "older" fans but not for younger viewers, has to be seen to be believed.Overall score A+"
I Wasn't Going to Review This Voulme...
John D. Knox | New York City | 07/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...as I thought that my review of the first volume pretty much summed up my thoughts on the series.HOWEVER; as the sixth volume differs from the rest of the series in a few ways I felt compelled to speak up.First, this volume is definately NOT for kids. I say this because I let my kids watch some of the episodes on the other discs which, while sprinkled with a little light foul language, are no more or less violent than most Toonami shows. But this is Quack Experimental Anime's swan song (as it were), so they pulled out all the stops for the final episodes. That means there is gratuitious violence and blood, nudity, simulated sexual situations, really foul language and borderline pedophilia. Boy, those Japanese have some real relationship issues. Even I was uncomfortable watching this one, because even though the girl turns out to be a very short woman the scientist doesn't know that until she reveals it - and herself - at which point his interest in a relationship with her wanes.But the rest is typical Excel: Menchi finally gets to turn the tables on the humans in the end, Mr. Pedro and Afro Guy save the day, and Excel and Ilpallazo look like they finally might let thier feelings towards each other come out.I can't give it 5 stars because of the one wierd scene, but I found the rest of the disc great as usual."