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 141823141,823 users)
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Ranked: #2732
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Popularity: #687
Members: 342,737
Favorites: 8,555

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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
Harp, Clarine
Nakajima, Yoshimi
Kobayashi, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Key Animation, Animation Director, Series Composition


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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)

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Dec 12, 2023
This is an anime that holds a special place in my heart and, I suspect, in the hearts of many of you who share a deep connection with music. "Beck/Chop Mongolian Squad" is not just an anime; it's a love letter to the power of music and the transformative impact it can have on our lives. Beck isn't just an anime; it's a soul-stirring journey through the power of music, and for me, it hits all the right notes.

From the very beginning, this anime grabbed me by the heartstrings. Koyuki's journey feels like my own, a testament to the transformative power of music in ...
Jan 3, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Beck was an up-and-down rollercoaster for me. Some moments feel like a 9 out of 10 and some moments feel like a 5 out of 10.

The Good:
The premise is great.
The concept is awesome; especially if you love music.
The basis for most characters is decent.
There are great emotional moments.
It expresses social problems like bullying as well as social issues very well.

The Not So Good:
May 3, 2024
Just finished this series on a friend's recommendation. And to be completely honest, I did not find it enjoyable in the slightest. I've seen many series in my time, and this felt incredibly below average. None of the characters were at all engaging or interesting. The story dragged incredibly long very early into the anime. The love interests were very uninspired and uninteresting. And the band members all kinda sucked. Visually, I don't think it's held up well from the early 2000's (as someone who really enjoys this era) and as for the characters: No one really had any personality besides the singer (not koyuki), ...

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