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STORY 8 - Well there is this one girl Yoshinaga and her wish is to become a part of AKB idol group. Minoru is her secret lover. Cute right? And then there were elections or somesort. And since she is so unconfident, Minoru went to help her out. But oh-my-couldn't-predict-it-at-all they both get accepted. There are always those ''but'' parts of the story... Minoru himself is doing quite well, and maybe he is a better idol than the person he tries to help. But! He can't stay forever as a female.. so this is why the story intrigues me. I really want to see how this mess turns out to be.
Story can be predictable at times, though, i even skipped some chapters.
ART 9 - Art is really great. I like the details, etc. Nothing bad to say.
CHARACTER 7 - Characters are good. Minori is quite strong-willed and i quite like ''her'' and i think ''she'' is the best character of the story. Anyways, this manga has many female and some other weird characters in it and i guess they all fit into the plot.
ENJOYMENT 9 - So far this has been very enjoyable. I just really want to see how Minoru will end up after all that mess. The excitement got a new push at chapter 119 so lets see how it turns out.
Overall i'd rate it 8. It has its ups and downs but overall very enjoyable gender-bender manga. Even if you do not know all that idol system you can understand what is going on. Tip: if you happen to get bored just skip few chapters, but there might not be a need to do that at all.
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Ahh, Beck. After rewatching anime two times, i finally gave Beck manga a shot. I don't regret one bit. The story in manga goes on 70 chapters onward. Everyone who has watched anime and wants to know what happens with our loved characters afterwards should give this manga a try as well. And if you haven't and don't know anything about Beck, why not give it a try? I've seen quite many anime and manga already and this is one of the best among, really.
I am not going to retell the whole story, there is summary for it. But what i can say it sure at first it feels like some typical shounen, as yes, someone becoming stronger, but aren't you interested to know how to become stronger as a person as well? I think that kind of stories are one of the best ones, because hey, it can leave and impact in your life as well.
The thing you learn most of it is that going through a hard path is something that gives you the best results. Don't give up and just go forward! Be true to yourself! Be nice even to your enemies.
I am not sure if anyone noticed this, but when someone says something bad to you and you reply like Koyuki: '' Still, you are one of the best i know because .. ; You are excellent at what you are doing..'' etc it can actually make the other person think of what he said wrong to you.
So overall 10/10,
STORY was truly a masterpiece, nicely wrapped into 103 chapters, which 33 first chapters you can see in anime. A hard path where something good can't always be on top. Something that is always on top is not always the best. Good things, bad things happen but in the end you need to give it your best to make something amazing happen. It really makes you interested in music as well!
ART what i truly liked is how you can see characters grow, change as they mature. There are so many mangas and animes where characters look the same for years, i'm happy beck isn't one of them. This just shows how close to real life can sometimes story be.
CHARACTERS is one of the best parts of this. You will start to like every character in their own way. Its how different people make up a great group. Koyuki was just too good for the world he lived in ; Ryusuke was so called the ''bad boy'' who got all the girls and got into deep ****; Taira was collected person who had some really nice skills, he followed by his instincts not by how others told him to, i think i want try out bass guitar one day because of him hehe; Chiba was that mambo-jambo drunken kung-fu panda, Yuji always smiling, growing talent, close relative to Takeshi from Pokemon - never opened his eyes, except one chapter but i was not sure if it was him. Maho was interesting female lead, really excentric, something that you don't see in every story.
ENJOYMENT im not sure i'll enjoy any other manga or anime like i enjoyed this. Those face-drawings they made were just hilarious. And ahh that great feeling that not many stories give :)
I think the questions that anime left unanswered were:
Why did that dog look so weird? Because hey, that dog looked really weird..
What was it about the dream they all saw?
.. Beck was a lousy name but you will find out why was perfect for them.
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I'm glad that when i started to read it, i had only read half of the summary, because i didn't know what kind of ''secret'' the main girl has.
I thought it was another common love manga, so i just clicked the first pages through and until I see what her ''secret'' was, and then decide whether i should drop it or continue reading it.. but dang i was wrong to think it would be bad.. so wrong.. because this manga imo turned out so great! GREAT.. oh yeah, 10 stands for OUTSTANDING :D!
What i really loved was that how the main guy started to care about the girl when he found out about her secret, the fact that he didn't even understand at first that he was in love with her. It was just so cute seeing him blush like that whenever he saw her.
And the main girl was so weak and so strong at the same time. It's hard to explain without spoiling anything, so you should just read it yourself.
And the story with the main guy's sister touched me deeply, that was really something.
Anyways, if you want something short, but decent and something that teaches you to value something better then go ahead and read it now. :)
Or read it until you get to know the secret and then decide. If you can, don't read the summary at all, and let the manga itself surprise you.