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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.

Note: Won the 26th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen in 2002 (shared with Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou).


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Associated Names
БЕК: Восточная Ударная Группа
Восточная Ударная Группа
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Mongolian Chop Squad

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Latest Release(s)
v.34 c.101-102 (end) by rendezvous22 (3151d ago)
v.33 c.99-100 by Phase 3 (3302d ago)
v.33 c.98 by Phase 3 (3391d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
34 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 33

User Reviews
Beck by Chronium

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1259 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 10th 2017, 9:12am PST



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English Publisher
TokyoPop (12 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #559 increased(+100)
Monthly Pos #1045 increased(+37)
3 Month Pos #1113 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #1143 increased(+66)

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Momo-chan & Spoilers 1618 days, 21 hours, 15 minutes ago
Questions about some things in Beck... SPOILERS 2318 days, 23 hours, 13 minutes ago
Live-Action Beck Dated for September 2402 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes ago
Relationships [spoilers] 2936 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes ago
Tokyopop dropped it? 2960 days, 20 hours, 17 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spoon
March 4th, 2007, 2:01pm
very good character development. I really like how the magnaka is a huge fan of the chili peppers. and the art is superb. great story for any band junkies out there.

i still droll over Lucille wonderful guitar and they look exactly like their real life counterparts.

hell the soundtrack from the anime is great too. I have it on my Ipod
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Greatest Music Manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by prizz
October 19th, 2006, 11:14pm
When it comes to music, BECK is the best manga there is!

The drawing in the first part is not that good, you'll just have to bare with it for a while.. but as the story goes on the drawing will improve.. a lot, together with the story.

... Last updated on August 17th, 2007, 3:17pm
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by me
August 3rd, 2005, 1:53am
I play the guitar and this manga really makes me wanna keep playing. (spoiler alert!!) I really didnt like it when Maho told koyuki-kun she was leaving tho. it kinda broke my heart too n_n. I felt like I lost my this manga really gets you into the story a lot!
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It's goood   
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by Tatyblue
May 21st, 2005, 3:58am
Beck is greate, it's soooo goooood that wen you read it you realy want to hear the music. I just love it.
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great engrossing series   
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by borax3030
May 10th, 2005, 7:51pm
As a huge music fan whos tastes span all music genres( except country(>_<) this manga hit all the right chords for me. All of the charactors pull you in and the art really lets you feel the energy from the bands even sans audio
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scissor ROCK paper, guess which one   
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by KittyTeea
June 9th, 2009, 3:04pm
Love it, but reading it during the night vol12, ch35 gave me the creeps. Well I'll edit this comment later after I finish reading it. any way rock manga rocks since I'm a big fan of rock (I love Kamelot and Skillet)
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9/10 would be well descibed   
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by torrentchan
June 21st, 2008, 3:51pm
The songs: few of the best, especially slip out.

The art: Not so good, i rather the anime art since it is more presentable.

the plot: goes well smoothly, i like how there is love, yet does not focus on it too much.

the characters: Koyuki is just too cute, ryousuke really cool, saku so loyal, taira is the intellect, and kiba is the reliable punk. All characters holds their own characteristics that you learnt o identify and love.

I've stopped reading BECK and am waiting patiently (ok, no so patiently) for the own series to be released >_<

9/10, for everything i've mentioned, it gets a 8/10, the extra one point would be for the amazing songs.
The missing point would be that this anime/manga could be better, amazing, but not to the point of a 10. My 10 would be for the classics, like Hikaru no Go, Romeo Blue Skies, 12 kingdoms, legend of basara, etc.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by greatedcorn
April 30th, 2007, 12:08am
beck's a great story. its really inspiring and down to earth. the day to day crap was really relatable and was almost enjoyable to watch because even though bad things happens to koyuki (i think he even says at some point 'when it rains it really pours for me' or something) he still doesn't get majorly depressed and looks at the situation positivevly. i also thought that the passion for music was sucessfully transferred to the reader and at some points i really wanted to pick up a guitar and start playing, though i don't know how. some of the ways they related to the american music industry was kind of gimmicky, but it was pulled off a lot better than i've seen else where, like they won't just throw out some musician's name just so that the reader's like 'ooo they know who that is!!!' which i find largly annoying, but the people they did encorperate were given a couple of lines to expalin who they were and how they fit into the story so it wasn't that bad. the story did feel like it was dragging on in some places, but those were usually the places that the guitar guy was being a douche, but it gets resolved so i guess you just have to suffer through it (though the story usually makes up for the suffering, and i guess it could be seen as a good kind of tension). i'm not done it yet so i don't know if i'm satisfied with it yet, but there are a few indicators of a happy ending so i think it'll pay off. so to sum up... give this one a shot.
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this a cool anime   
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by Murderouscore
April 20th, 2007, 1:36am
i just started getting into anime & this one i like alot because i can relate to it alot. i would love to be in a band one day so thats why i love beck alot .beck is a really good anime by my opinion good story line . very funny too i laugh so much watching it & the beginning .awesome anime
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by traziemykel
March 12th, 2007, 12:27am
atlast.. something to read..
ilove beck.. same goes for anime.. a good way to learn guitar i guess ^^

if you play guitar.. somehow u can relate to them..

amust read/watch ^^ i hope the manga goes more than the anime

ohh and uhmz.. it has a lil romance ^^ more like a sub plot

... Last updated on March 14th, 2007, 2:13am
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