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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.291 (scored by 136138136,138 users)
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Ranked: #2472
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Popularity: #668
Members: 325,992
Favorites: 8,112

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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, Animation Director, Character Design, Key Animation, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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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)

Sep 4, 2007
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 ...
Jun 19, 2007
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 ...
Dec 13, 2007
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 ...

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