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Excel Saga  
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Today, the city--tomorrow, the world! That's the plan of Il Palazzo, the haughty, pretty-boy leader of ACROSS, a secret society based somewhere deep beneath the streets and sewers of Fukuoka, Japan. It's a good thing he's starting small, because ACROSS begins its bid for global domination with just two members--Il Palazzo and Excel, the teenager girl smitten with him. After setting up house in a cheap apartment, Il Palazzo explains that the budget for world conquest and the budget for room and board must regrettably be kept separate. Their neighbors are a trio of regular guys, whom they hope will all overlook the irregularities of their comings and goings; not to mention the sound of screams, struggles, and gasoline explosions!


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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at chap1
Ends at Vol 6

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (74 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 22nd 2017, 8:24pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (27 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #535 increased(+287)
Monthly Pos #1418 increased(+384)
3 Month Pos #2640 increased(+572)
6 Month Pos #3908 increased(+642)
Year Pos #5547 increased(+685)

List Stats
On 235 reading lists
On 364 wish lists
On 47 completed lists
On 30 unfinished lists
On 103 custom lists

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Brilliant and hilarious!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Foggle
March 31st, 2012, 3:54pm
While the earliest volumes are a bit shaky in both art and writing quality, Excel Saga eventually elevates itself to a much higher level than most comedies. Rikudou's sense of humor is almost perfectly in tune with my own, evoking big laughs on nearly every other page. The storyline is barely comprehensible, but the characters are all lovable and the sociopolitical satire is spot on. If you like your comedy dark, witty, somewhat violent, and occasionally subtle, you'll probably love this manga. And (in later books) the artwork is great, too! The facial expressions are some of the funniest you'll ever see.

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sleekie
December 17th, 2010, 3:32pm
Series is genius, but the humor is primarily what will make it sink or swim for most readers, and the first volume is much more rough around the edges than the subsequent ones. The characters are brilliant, the satire is laser-accurate, and the author never seems to run out of ideas. Thoroughly recommended.
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Changes as it goes   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by saxon1231
June 25th, 2010, 8:45am
If you read whats readily available of this manga your probably not get to into it, but as the volumes increase the story starts to take form, but still retains its crazy, almost in a senseless way, feel. The manga greatly differs from the anime in the sense that the manga DOSE have a story line, even if it is hard to grasp. The story its self is still very weird, but that is what makes this manga so intersting, the fact that it has a crazy feel to it while retaining an almost minimal amount of seriousness and a maximum amount of fun. In the end the manga is a great read but its not for everyone, but I think at least everyone should give it a try!
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Very funny and overlooked   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Casio
December 3rd, 2008, 7:21pm
The whole point of this manga is a parody of other mangas. It's artful in its presentation and Excel is hilarious. I highly suggest this to anyone who likes a comedy filled series with lots of randomness!
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