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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: 8.411 (scored by 72,110 users)
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Ranked: #1462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #336
Members: 143,587
Favorites: 4,902
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Episodes: /26

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

Tanaka, Yukio
Tanaka, Yukio
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Minami, Maho
Minami, Maho
Main
Saiki, Miho
Japanese
Saiki, Miho
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, Key Animation, Animation Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Hit in the USA" by Beat Crusaders

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#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

lowell
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 read more
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jet2r0cks
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 read more
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Xan09
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 read more
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ThatGuyWithAHat
Mar 12, 2015




Being a fan of rock music I wanted to find a good musical anime that exemplifies my love for the genre. Unfortunately watching a show called K-ON derailed me for a year on trying some other musical based anime. However I came across a great rock anime called Beck.


Story:
Yukio Tanaka A.K.A Koyuki is our 14 year old main protagonist. After helping out a strange looking dog (Beck) he meets 16 year old Ryusuke Minami who is making a name for himself in the music business. After witnessing Ryusuke play guitar Koyuki is encouraged to take up playing guitar.

The story is mainly focussing read more
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