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!
Last volume, ACROSS tried and failed to capture a member of the City Environmental Security Agency. This time, Dr. Kabapu tries to capture a member of ACROSS - and succeeds! Vol. 14 of Excel Saga not only proudly offers further plot development - never to be taken for granted, as in lesser manga - but shamelessly panders to base reader instincts with a romantic date, a muddy catfight, and two lavish bath scenes, one of which unfortunately involves Dr. Kabapu.
Story and art by Rikdo Koshi.