Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

TV Tokyo (ended 2005)


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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - Shounen, Music, Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life (May contain bad language, violence, mild nudity and adult themes) ... This is a story of a 14 year old boy named Yukio Tanaka, nicknamed "Koyuki". Feeling out of place in his second year of middle school, Koyuki runs into an old friend from grammar school named Izumi. After their reunion Izumi starts to hang out with Koyuki again, and introduces him to music other then pop music. While daydreaming on the street one day, Koyuki sees some kids picking on a weird dog named Beck. Koyuki tells the kids to go away as Beck's owner Ryuusuke shows up to get his dog. Grateful that Koyuki helped his dog, Ryuusuke invites Koyuki to see his band Serial Mamas perform at a live. After the live Koyuki wants to learn more about rock music having been inspired by Ryuusuke's band. Meanwhile, with Serial Mama broken up Ryuusuke decides to make his own band and wants it to be the best band there is. Thrown into the world of rock, Koyuki has the chance to see a band formed right before his very eyes. ________________________ Opening Theme: "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 and Beat Crusaders (eps 21-25) #3: "Slip Out" by Beck/Mongolian Chop Squad (ep 26) ________________________ *BECK's Songs* - "Brainstorm" (BIG MUFF) - "Spice of Life" - "FACE" - "Like A Foojin" - "By Her" - "I've Got a Feeling" (Beatles Cover) - "Slip Out"moreless
Kenji Nojima

Kenji Nojima


Colleen Clinkenbeard

Colleen Clinkenbeard

Izumi Ishiguro (Eng)

Justin Cook

Justin Cook

Chiba (Eng)

Jerry Jewell

Jerry Jewell

Taira (Eng)

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Tanaka Yukio / Koyuki (Eng)

Eric Vale

Eric Vale

Ryuusuke Minami (Eng)

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  • Fantastic show. A must for all fans of rock music and animation

    If you know me personally, you'll know that I'm not a big fan of japanese anime, but this is the best new TV show I've seen since "Game of Thrones".
  • The series plays like a typical shonen, with some festivals, rivals, and romance. If you like sports anime or garage bands, this is a good one to throw into your rental queue and to watch through in each language version.moreless

    Koyuki is an outcast junior high student, but one day he helps save the dog of a guitarist named Ryusuke Minami. After getting to know Ryusuke and learning there's a whole world of rock music besides a single pop idol, Koyuki gets inspired and learns to play guitar, while Ryusuke attempts to build the ultimate rock band and make it in the music world.

    This series reminded me a lot of Kacho Oji (Legend of Black Heaven) in its slice-of-life music based theme, but without the old school space alien war idea that Macross made famous. It's also from the perspective of a teenager instead of a thirty-something businessman. Much more effort was put into the music and animation compared to that series, with realistic guitar styles, references to rock legends (Beatles, Hendrix, Stones), and animated playing. The songs are catchy and the show features a decent variety of music. It's funny to watch this in a bustling city; the vehicles honking outside even add to the ambience.

    I bought this series before viewing it since I needed something to watch on my extended vacation from the Internet. The box set contains four discs on two leaflets with the video being standard 4:3 screen presentation with hardly any extras worth mentioning.

    I have to warn parents and teachers that this series has a ton of swearing including the F-word, regardless of dub, and some mild sexual situations. The Japanese dub also has quite a bit of English in songs and dialogue, given that Ryusuke and Maho supposedly grew up in America. Well, it's more like Engrish. If that bothers you, consider the Funimation dub where Greg Ayres (Koyuki) finally gets a chance to sing decently, and Brina Palencia (Maho) also does well.

    The directing style takes getting used to. Sometimes the music would play, but nothing would be happening on the screen, or the characters would have a window conversation (we don't hear what they say). It's also difficult to tell the differences among the music quality. When they say the bassist is the strong link of a certain band, or that they still need more practice, you just have to take their word on it.moreless
  • Teenager Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka has a boring life until he saves Ryusuke Minami's strange dog, Beck, from kids that were picking on it. Ryusuke gives Koyuki a guitar and he learns to play. He later forms a hit band with him. But there's trouble.moreless

    This is a great anime. It's cool watching Koyuki grow up and play in the band with Ryusuke, Chiba, Taira, and Saku. and more importantly with Koyuki's relationship with Ryusuke's sister, Maho. It's really interesting the problems they face when trying to become a great rock band. Of course the best part is their music. Both the Japanese and English versions rock!! I've listened to the songs over and over again and I have yet to tire of them. Greg Ayres' voice is just wonderful for Koyuki. I really wish they would make another season of this awesome show because it gets even better in the manga after where the anime ends!moreless
  • Great

    It's about a teenager named Yukio Tanaka also known as Koyuki who has a dream of becoming the greatest guitarist and then meets a dog on the street named beck and so then Yukio meets a bunch of Americans and they form a band called Mongolian Squad. This is a great anime I one time it and I liked it so interisting seeing a Japanese kid becoming a rock star with American people though I haven't seen the English dub yet I heard it's a lot better cause they have all characters speaking English for those of you who like music and anime this is the show for you.moreless
  • okay this anime is awesome thats all i have to say its awesome cant get over it and if you know any other anime like this(e.g. music anime) if you know what i mean please tell me thanks!moreless

    i LOVE this show it has got to be the best anime TV show i have ever seen in my life it even beats pokemon you cant get a better anime than this if you have any problems with what im sayin to badd suck it in its my review not yours LOL. but seriously if you havent seen it watch it it is a great twist between love, music and normal life situation as a kid, he falls in love with the the lead guitarists sister the lead guitarist in the same band as yukio is in is named ryuskai if thats how you spell it he kicks but at guitar he is a shredder. as soon as i saw the last ep of this mad anime i was like NOOOOOO i want more PLEASE LOL. and after i saw the last ep i decided to start playing guitar thanks for readin guys i relly think you should check it out.

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