In the manga and anime Excel Saga, ACROSS is a secret ideal organisation run by Il Palazzo, from F City, in F Province, Japan. Their primary objective appears to be taking over the world, or at least changing the parts Il Palazzo doesn't like. They are located underground, in the sewer system. ACROSS's headquarters is full of traps, the most notorious being the trapdoor in Il Palazzo's throne room. ACROSS does not pay well, and both of its employees are constantly desperate for money. ACROSS is often going against the Safety Assurance Agency.