Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

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Synonyms: BECK
Japanese: ベック
English: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Spanish: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
French: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.291 (scored by 138047138,047 users)
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Ranked: #2592
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Popularity: #673
Members: 332,193
Favorites: 8,272

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Fourteen-year-old Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka is a dispirited young boy with no goals in life. However, this all changes when Koyuki saves a strange-looking dog named Beck from being harassed by a group of local kids. The dog's owner, 16-year-old Ryuusuke "Ray" Minami, is an emerging guitarist and the former member of a popular rock band.

After Koyuki meets Ray again in a diner, the older boy leads him to his former band's meeting place and dazzles Koyuki with his amazing guitar skills. Slowly becoming interested in the glamour of western rock culture, Koyuki decides to start playing the guitar while helping Ray achieve his dream of leading the ultimate rock band. Together with Ray's younger sister Maho and a few other members, the two boys launch their career into the world of rock by forming a band called BECK. Beck follows the group's struggles and successes as they spread their fame across Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
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Kobayashi, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Hit in the USA" by Beat Crusaders

Ending Theme

1: "My World Down" by Meister (eps 1-20)
2: "Moon on the Water" by Sowelu (eps 21-25)
3: "Slip Out" by Beck/Mongolian Chop Squad (eps 26)


Feb 24, 2023
Beck is an original shounen where music is a central focus that is starting to show its age but remains a wonderful experience once the viewer adapts to the slower pace. The story is classic shounen. A young boy who is weak, lonely, and a bit of an outsider finds his purpose and meaning in rock music. He meets a senpai (mentor), a girl, new friends, and embarks on a journey to fulfill a mission and a lofty goal through hard work, pluckiness, and a never-give-up attitude.

Let's start by looking at something important for a music anime which is the music. Beck is an anime ...
Dec 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
What is this anime?
Boy sings good. Joins band. Learns guitar along the way. Not the stereotypical "hey lets make a song"... "yay! we made a song"... "wow we are famous"... " yay friendship!" Delves into relationships and struggles of bandmates with a little romance in there.

Did I enjoy it?
The series seemed to have flown by now that I've finished it. But the story somehow felt slow and dragged on as I was watching (I even dropped it for a while). Despite that, it was an enjoyable story; especially if you have a love for music. I watched the dub of this series (before I would ...
Jun 26, 2023
Beck is a slice-of-life/romance/motivational show about everyday teenagers aiming to become *random shounen lead pops up* THE BEST MUSIC BAND IN THE WORLD! Now before I start I have to clarify how slice-of-life is for me the dullest genre imaginable. What saves face is when they try to mix it with something else besides that. Romance is the easy way most of them head for. We can’t have a series about everyday people who can’t have love problems, right? And since this is an anime, we just can’t have a show without an indecisive lead or the world will come to an end. Ok, we ...

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