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October 26, 2004 7:09 AM   Subscribe

BitTorrent of Excel Saga episode 1. It is funny. I urge you to watch it. Preferably drunk. There is a DVD you can buy. The guy with the afro is the animator.
posted by Pretty_Generic (29 comments total)

 
It's definitely one of the most hilarious and, well, spastic anime series out there. If you like it also check out "Puny Puny Poemy", which is by the same studio.
posted by clevershark at 7:12 AM on October 26, 2004


The guy with the afro is the animator.
Heh, I had no idea... I'll have to give the show another try just for that.
posted by milov at 7:17 AM on October 26, 2004


The animator Shinichi Watanabe ("Nabeshin") is dedicated throughout to making himself look like God and making the original manga artist Koshi Rikudo look like a dickhead.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:22 AM on October 26, 2004


if the torrent saves with a .php at the end of it, rename without the .php
posted by Outlawyr at 7:26 AM on October 26, 2004


Wow, he even has his own crazy homepage.
posted by milov at 7:26 AM on October 26, 2004


I remember watching a bootleg of Puny Puny Poemy in college. I don't think I've ever laughed at a cartoon harder than during the first ten minutes of watching it.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:27 AM on October 26, 2004


Dammit, I keep checking, and Netflix STILL doesn't have any Excel Saga DVDs. Why must you deny me enjoyment, Netflix?!
posted by emptybowl at 7:31 AM on October 26, 2004


In other news, I just saw Oldboy.
Jesus fucking Christ.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:33 AM on October 26, 2004


HAIL IL PALLAZO!

(-That said, a bit torrent lof copyrighted material as the lead link is probably not something Matt's going to smile upon, and is well, kinda weak.)

On preview to emptybowl: Greencine has 'em. I'm amazed Netflix doesn't carry this, though. It's a pretty popular anime.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:33 AM on October 26, 2004


Ahh....good ol' anime club at college. Saw the entire series (from DVD, if I remember correctly), minus one or two episodes, while I was in school--it's disturbingly zany, and yea, pretty funny. It gets a bit old after a while, but you keep watching just to see what heights they'll take it to :D
posted by cyrusdogstar at 8:04 AM on October 26, 2004


Sorry to say it, but is this something you need to own a TV to know about? Cos I read the Amazon page, and I still have no idea what this is about, other than being some anime show.
posted by Orange Goblin at 8:12 AM on October 26, 2004


Is that a direct link to a BT file? Bad.
posted by anathema at 8:23 AM on October 26, 2004


anathema, do you really think the makers don't want people to see the first episode of their TV show, the whole of which is currently out on DVD? People who perhaps don't watch anime generally (like myself)?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:55 AM on October 26, 2004


I try not to assume what any authors' hope for the distribution of their works might be. Moreover, it's not really the "makers" I would be worried about, but the rights holders. Anyway, do whatcha like. Matt will probably kill it regardless.
posted by anathema at 9:00 AM on October 26, 2004


As of now it's a direct link to the lokitorrent front page (they must not like people deeplinking). What's this amazing-ass video called?
posted by Tlogmer at 9:03 AM on October 26, 2004


The only difference between this and the Jon-Stewart-on-CNN torrent link we had, is that I'm effectively advertising a product. Matt should be ok with that.

Tlogmer: this work?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:20 AM on October 26, 2004


If you can hook up a copy of GTO somwheres, it's not nearly as goofy and fan-service-y as Excel Saga, but it's my fave anime comedy.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:19 AM on October 26, 2004


"somewheres"

spell check don't work when you're intentionally mispellzin
posted by eyeballkid at 10:20 AM on October 26, 2004


it's just too painful for me to watch. i think it just epitomizes everything i hate about anime, the girls are constantly screeching and the dog thing is constantly chirping and everyone's just screaming and no one ever shuts up
posted by jimmy at 10:23 AM on October 26, 2004


Excel Saga can also be seen on The Anime Network.

jimmy: actually that's kinda the point of Excel Saga, which is really a satire of anime series.
posted by clevershark at 10:28 AM on October 26, 2004


i think it just epitomizes everything i hate about anime

It's a parody!
EXPERIMENT ..... SUCCESSFUL
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:30 AM on October 26, 2004


The sheer number of anime/pop culture injokes in this anime made my head explode.

Not as good as flcl though. Jus' sayin..
posted by Mossy at 10:39 AM on October 26, 2004


Just wait until the Super Milk-Chan show hits.
posted by darukaru at 11:58 AM on October 26, 2004


Just wait until the Super Milk-Chan show hits.

It's already here.
But we're probably never getting Ebichu (a lil NSFW).
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:20 PM on October 26, 2004


Thanks, Generic. (Funny)
posted by Tlogmer at 2:15 PM on October 26, 2004


Glad I'm not the only fan of Ebichu, now that's worth a download.
posted by davros42 at 2:44 PM on October 26, 2004


*cough*
Ebichu bit torrents.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:34 PM on October 26, 2004


MetaNova!
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:56 PM on October 26, 2004


*cough*
Ebichu bit torrents.


Well, yes, I knew that. I was talking about a legit release with professional subs.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:59 PM on October 26, 2004


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