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From Tokyopop:
For the first 14 years of his life, Yukio Tanaka has been one heck of a boring guy. He has no hobbies, weak taste in music, and only a small vestige of a personality. He yearns for an exciting life, but his shy, and somewhat neurotic personality makes him his own worst enemy. Little does he know that his life will be forever changed when he meets Ryusuke Minami, a wild and unpredictable 16-year old fresh from America, who happens to be in a rock-and-roll band named after his Frankenstein-like patched dog--Beck.


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Associated Names
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Mongolian Chop Squad

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Latest Release(s)
v.34 c.101-102 (end) by rendezvous22 (2356d ago)
v.33 c.99-100 by Phase 3 (2507d ago)
v.33 c.98 by Phase 3 (2596d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at vol 11

User Reviews
Beck by Chronium

16 topics, 155 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1188 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 8th 2015, 2:11pm PST



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English Publisher
TokyoPop (12 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #613 increased(+137)
Monthly Pos #1050 increased(+70)
3 Month Pos #1098 decreased(-76)
6 Month Pos #1052 decreased(-21)

List Stats
On 1214 reading lists
On 984 wish lists
On 2345 completed lists
On 116 unfinished lists
On 383 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Momo-chan & Spoilers 823 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes ago
Questions about some things in Beck... SPOILERS 1524 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes ago
Live-Action Beck Dated for September 1607 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes ago
Relationships [spoilers] 2141 days, 21 hours, 29 minutes ago
Tokyopop dropped it? 2165 days, 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

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Anime recommend   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
February 1st, 2010, 4:44am
This is a really nice story. The art fine but it is a bit weird, it got better later though.

But if the music part is hard for you to get into, you may watch the Anmie adaption cuz the music there is surprising good. Have fun.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2010, 8:51am
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by dhika
June 20th, 2009, 5:50am
everytime i read this manga, i always get goosebumps.. damn drawing really brought forth the emotion. story wise a bit less than ideal for me. overall it is an awesome read. salut to the artists
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Help Please   
Rating: N/A
by Nozoni
August 25th, 2007, 10:06pm
i cant rate yet or anything but i have a really important question. ok is this kind of like a super light yaoi or is it a girl boy thing can someone please answer me its very important for me to know Arigatou Minna
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Holy Crap   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
August 8th, 2011, 3:38am
This is good.

Read it.


That last chapter especially, what a powerful ending. Makes me want to know so much more.

I read this in two days, during my exam time (probably almost failed one because of it) but I don't regret it too much. Because this was freaking awesome. I don't play the guitar and I'm not really music savvy, but that's irrelevant. Because this was FREAKING AWESOME!

EDIT: The only problem for me was trying to imagine the songs. for some reason, I kept hacing the Arctic Monkeys running through my head and It was kind of annoying because I don't think match Beck.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2011, 4:04am
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Great Manga, Great Anime   
Rating: N/A
by Bankai5859
July 30th, 2010, 9:44am
I originally watched the anime years ago, but recently picked up the manga, and i'm really diggin' it. I recommend both anime and manga, but i wish they would do another season of the anime as well...i felt that the music was pretty good on the show
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This manga was very impressive   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by azn500
January 18th, 2010, 11:30am
I've been waiting to read all of the series when I had the chance and the later volumes were just as great as the beginning ones. It gives me the goosebumps on the character interaction and development. The twists and turns in the plot were also great. A recommended read for people who wish to read a great manga series.
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Beck Rocks   
Rating: N/A
by SirLoki
May 26th, 2009, 5:27pm
Dont care what anyone says - this manga rocked = the ending too - the only thing i would have asked for is more of Koyoki and Maho -

The only downside to this would have to be that you cannot actually experience the music as you can in the Anime - i actually saw the anime first when it was first on the air - just read the manga start to finish in the last 4 days - i really really hope they come back and do a second season to the Anime so we can hear more great songs!@

Definitly an inspiring story and a great read - i had goose bumps through 70%~!~
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best music manga   
Rating: N/A
by Rezack
August 4th, 2005, 3:18pm
This is really the best music manga which was ever made. I am looking forward to the next volumes but i think it is going to end soon. Hopefully it wont´t go on forever and end in a mess. But if Sakuishi has some good ideas to run this story for a few years would be great^^
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So good   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 18th, 2005, 4:51am
This one is so good! I spend all my free time waiting for new releases and when I got it I enjoy a lot reading it listening at the same time the soundtrack from the anime... The anime made me love the manga more than before... beacause it's a manga about Rock it's great to listen the songs associated to the story!
(sorry if my english is not that good... but I'm french!)
Bye and enjoy Beck!!!
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It was good in the beginning..   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by furball404
April 19th, 2014, 5:19pm
It was good in the beginning.., but really end up dragging after the US tour, now the main characters are wellmade and the beginning is very well written. However you could skip 2/3 of the chapters and you wouldn't really miss anything story wise (there are many awsome depictions of gigs though)

What really is a shame that although it's a manga about music, it really doesn't teach you anything about music (well expect how a band works together), but I really missed the technical aspect that is often present in manga.
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