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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 towards fame.
from Anime News Network


Alternative names: BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Slice of Life
Demographic: Shounen
Adapted from the manga, BECK.



"Very interesting. Very, very original. I'm not sure if I like it, but I am interested in seeing more. I don't think I could say if I like it without seeing all of it. Much more emphasis on gritty realism -- think 'Downtown' and other late night NA animated shows."


"Very intriguing. If it wasn't for something for this club, I would skip this series for something more fantasy. I would describe as a diamond in the rough."


"Great music, but the characters don't grab me."


"Another charming and clever teenage drama. Though it could see more music element of it. Neat Hendrix riff at the end though."


"Awesome, funny, all around great show. I would highly recommend it. Realistic characters and a show of the hardships of that time."


"intersting look. -well- drawn out characters. good writing."

Ultra Rob

"Well animated and written, they've done a very realistic and entertaining job of creating a story about a rock band. Highly recommended for the teen set."

Michael Eh?

"Usually I preview everything so things aren't so new to me. This one I waited to watch as a group. Characters are realistic due it teen dorama (drama) nature. It at first appears to be a slice-of-life drama but underneath, it has some troubling undertones. In some way it symbolizes unrest but also a distrubing view on how American Cult-ure has poluted the East. Foriegners are pasted as rude to vulgar violent characters. The one lead character-aka foriegner is has bearing in the main characters seems playboyish to cavalier at times. The dog, Beck, seems hodgepodge of as too the characters in this series... sewen together in a mixed which fits a teen drama."

Club Notes

External Links

Official Website: Japanese
Anime News Network

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