Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: My new favorite Anime

Thursday, August 19, 2004

My new favorite Anime

Yeah, I know I'm supposed to be saving my money. I desperately need to save my money. I think I am going to have to get a second job, since I can't seem to find anything good enough to become my sole job. Anyway, even though I should be saving my money, I just can't control myself most of the time. I went to Best Buy the other day and they'd expanded their Anime selection again. They've got an incredible selection now, they had titles I've never seen in stores around here. Such as Excel Saga, which I'd heard of before, but didn't know anything about. They had this box set of the entire series, and I read the description, and just had to buy it. I spent $60 on the box set of a show I've never seen before. I'm glad I did though, Excel Saga is the greatest! It's my new favorite anime. It's just so incredibly strange and hilariously fucked up. The series is one of the weirdest things I've ever seen. Even weirder than most of the weird flash animation cartoons I've seen online. Yes, it's that weird. Here's the description off the box:

The secret ideological organization ACROSS wants to conquer the world, one city at a time! (Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day, y'know. These things take time.)

And the unbelievably hyper and certifiably insane senior agent Excel Excel (along with her hapless Martian Princess/Sidekick, Hyatt) will stop at nothing to help her beloved boss, Lord Ilpalazzo accomplish this goal. But perpetual hunger may be her undoing... that is, if the afro-wielding action heroes, mysterious governmental agencies, adorable aliens bent on galactic domination, bloodthirsty monkeys, and other assorted lunatics don't get her first.

Will Excel ever win Ilpalazzo's heart? Will Pedro ever stop bitching? Why does Hyatt keep dropping dead? (How weird is that?) What kind of wine goes best with Menchi? And what's the deal with all these dangling, rhetorical questions? Do we buy them in bulk at a wholesale warehouse or something? Dear God, make them stop! MAKE THEM STOP!

Warning! This box set contains:
Six DVDs
3,467 Puuchuus
One Possibly Edible Dog
Raw Sewage
Cooked Sewage
Microwave Ready Sewage
Cold Soup
Squirrelly Directors
Overworked Voice Actors
Inflatable Love Dolls
Aliens
Midgets
Naked Ladies...
And lots of Seriously Demented Humor


If you're a fan of anime, I recommend checking this series out. The box set I got is called Excel Saga, the Imperfect Collection. Well, I've got other stuff to work on now. More on THAT later.

No, it's nothing dirty. Unfortunately.