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!
Sitting on a park bench…no, it's not Aqualung, but Dr. Shiouji, whose view of the slides and swing sets is being blocked by a beautiful girl--tall, voluptuous, just turned eighteen…in other words, not his type. But who is the mysterious Miss Umi, and why is she trying to get the Doctor's attention, pandering to him and the readers alike by dressing in a nurse's outfit, a maid's outfit, and yes, in desperation, a schoolgirl's outfit? Meanwhile, Watanabe is lost at sea with a dead albatross named Ha-chan around his neck. Will he give into the Coleridge-like temptation?