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Beck


Alternative Titles

English: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Synonyms: BECK
Japanese: ベック

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 77,441 users)
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Ranked: #1592
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Popularity: #365
Members: 158,083
Favorites: 5,248
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Episodes: /26
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Synopsis

Tanaka Yukio, better known by his nickname Koyuki, is a 14-year-old who feels disconnected from life in general. Through the act of saving a mismatched dog, he meets guitarist Minami Ryuusuke, and becomes involved in Ryuusuke's new band BECK. Koyuki's life starts to change as the band struggles toward fame.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Minami, Maho
Minami, Maho
Main
Saiki, Miho
Japanese
Saiki, Miho
Tanaka, Yukio
Tanaka, Yukio
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Minami, Ryuusuke
Minami, Ryuusuke
Main
Ueno, Yuuma
Japanese
Ueno, Yuuma
Chiba, Tsunemi
Chiba, Tsunemi
Main
Oohata, Shintarou
Japanese
Oohata, Shintarou

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Harp, Clarine
Harp, Clarine
Producer
Kobayashi, Osamu
Kobayashi, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Hit in the USA" by Beat Crusaders

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Sep 4, 2007
lowell (All reviews)
I ended up rewatching this series recently to kill some spare time, and -- I don't know why -- I found that I liked the whole series a lot more the second time around. I mean, I liked it the first time... but the second time, I really liked it.

It's about this middle school kid named Koyuki, who finally connects with the world around him through music and what eventually becomes a band called Beck... blah, blah, blah.

Story-wise... it's a little kooky. I don't know how other people viewed it, but being from the U.S., well, I had to remind myself a few read more
Jun 19, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
First of all, it is much better than expected. The storyline was so interesting and wonderfully executed, that I even disregarded the sub par drawing style . I like the idea of a band struggling to make it big not only in Japan, but as well as in America.

Speaking of the band, the BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad was a good band (I say it's "good" because I am not a fan of rap-rock music). Earlier in the series, when Ryuusuke was talking about chemistry in a band and stuff, I did see the chemistry among the five. First you have Ryuusuke, who reeks of pure read more
Dec 13, 2007
Xan09 (All reviews)
I Loved this show, but my rating is coming with a bias, because i basically just watched my life in an anime. I am a musician who has had many bands playing clubs and an arena, so this show was a great watch.

Story- My opinion on the story is heavily biased, i was instantly drawn into it through the main character Koyuki (Yukio) and his feeling of emptiness at the beginning about how he didn't see his place in the world, and then finding it by being introduced to a well known bandand falling in love with music. Ruyuuske is the average underground musician read more
Mar 2, 2011
Bdiah (All reviews)
Beck tells the story of a young high school student who picks up a guitar and begins a journey of growth, music, and friendship within a rock band.

While you don't see many serious depictions of rock bands in anime, the story and characters somehow don't really stand out. Koyuki, in particular is as bland as can be, but many of the other characters such as Ryusuke and Maho really don't have much to their personalities either. The story fits the characters and plods along in no real hurry to make a point. Many episodes felt like they ended simply because they were read more

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