Stories the director himself said they didn't dare put in the anime!
Q: What happens when you try to act like an anime character in real life? A: EXCEL SAGA. Two groups of neighbors in an apartment building lead secret lives. One thinks they're trying to take over the city of Fukuoka. The other thinks they're trying to defend it. Only their bosses, would-be conqueror Lord Il Palazzo and obsessed bureaucrat Dr. Kabapu, know the truth behind this increasingly dangerous private game... Too bad neither will let their underlings in on it!
Kabapu has spoken of a gate...Il Palazzo has spoken of a door. And for some time now, finding this portal has been the secret job description of the City Environmental Security Administration—secret, of course, from them most of all! Now Kabapu has made the task plain, but not plain enough to keep them from being trapped in ACROSS’s base with little food, little water, and a little problem called Elgala. And Umi, too, will journey deep into the mysteries that lie beneath Fukuoka...if that’s what it takes to save her friend Teriha...
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for T+ audiences.