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BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad


[size=16]BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad[/size]

[quote]Genres: drama
Themes: high school, music
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2004-10-06 to 2005-03-30[/quote]
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Well, I have begun to watch the series over again this time with my roommate, he pretty much likes it. Hell He liked DBZ but I have no qualms about that, I liked it too, but I digress. Beck is a coming of age story about Yukio “Koyuki” Tanaka who discovers just how he isn’t going anywhere in his life. Well until he meets Ryusuke Minami that is. Next he knows, he discovers he has a real passion for Rock Music and it changes his life, forever.


I really enjoyed Beck. It was a surprise hit for me, I did not expect it to me so great. And I may be in the minority here, but I thought the artwork and animation was amazing in this. The character designs were really great, and the background were very impressive. The music was top of the line as well, something that is very important in this series, and it holds the series together like glue. Lots of great songs in this. The dub was impressive as well. Greg Aryes really can sing well, and it was nice to hear Johnny Yong Bosch in a texas dub, although I’m not really sure why he’s even in this. Also lot’s of random curing in this, esecially in the first 3 or 4 episodes. The “f” word is used almost as much as it is in Black Lagoon which works well for this series IMO. Nothing like Gantz though, that really had a lot of cursing in it. I can’t think of anything that had more then that did. I listened to just the f word in both series for 8 minutes straight. That was an epic series for other reasons as well ;).

Overall a great drama. I think if you don’t like the music you may have a slight problem with the show, but other then that this is something a lot of people could get into in my opinion. Not sure why it’s uch a niche show. And the production is all top of the line. Madhouse seems to wow me almost every time, with the artwork, music, and the shows in general.


I agree the animation has these little things you just don’t see in your run of the mill animes the movements and such. The themes of the show are also not you typical anime stuff. I think Johnny was in it because Talison Jaffe who is one of the Directors wanted him. you know what I mean?


I loved beck. I didn’t want volume 6 to be end. I loved the music and I was shocked how well greg could sing. Wow. By the way I hope to see him in june as he will be anext 09. I got him to sign my copy of volume 1 last year. I didn’t realize bosh was in it. I love the show and how there some neat rock n roll stuff in it like the ramones shirt Yukio wears. If I ever get around to reading manga more again I got to get in the manga. Neat thing Beck manga creator was at anext a few years ago.


I just got my copy of Funimation’s original box set in today. It is currently in my backlog of DVDs to watch. It is very rare I buy a show out of the blue without checking out the show first (free streaming/TV/Netflix).


Well I assure you you did not waste your money. Shame you didn’t get the limited edition Amp box… I am just ejaculating at the thought of it now…

you know it took them a year and a half to do that show?

August 09, 2015 12:33am CDT
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