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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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enjoyable but long
Read until Vol 19 only, surprisingly engrossing bcoz it shows me a new topic that I have never seen b4. Have some comedy & a bit of ecchi to liven things up but after while it gets kinda boring ( I have a short attention ).
For: drama buff, worth a read. ( U have 2 read 2 c is it ur cup of tea )
FINALLY!!~ the art improved and stopped looking hidious!! soo happy!! and the plot is quite intriging too! ((i think the plot was a bit slow getting into gear but now, who cares, its SO GOOD! still reading it so mayb i'll edit again later this comment~~ yayz~! everyone is growing up^^
... Last updated on October 7th, 2010, 10:18am
I loved it
This manga was such a great manga to read! I'm currently at chapter 90 and I can't wait untill chapter 91 comes out cause I'm so anxious to find out what will happen next. I never even liked this type of rock music before i read the manga! Pesonally i think the manga is a tad bit better than the anime but they're both reallly good and enjoyable. I loved how people love to doubt them and cause them problems so they can't make it big but they all somehow prove them worng! This series is a MUST READ! Definitly one of the BEST!!!
to people that are about to read this manga.
funny how torrentchan compared this manga to the "classics". In my point of view classics count as something thats a little older such as titles like candy candy. i guess works done by adachi mitsuru (touch, rough, H2, cross game) or takahashi rumiko (author of ranma1/2) may count for some. the point im trying to make is that the definition of classics are highly variable and i believe this manga is actually good enough to be considered a classic by many once it ages a bit more. Many people draw comparisons between the old and the new and this behavior is something that can be observed in many different aspects of our lives. For one, music, art, tv shows, even terrible events like wars are compared. I for one do not think that this can be a good way to measure anything since older gens will always reflect back and prefer to favor the oldies while the younger generations will think otherwise. In case of music, many people often say music is becoming worse and worse. basketball fans argue that kobe bryant cant compare to michael jordan etcetc. I dont actually think anything is actually degenerating or depreciating in value as many people say that it is. In some ways the future is much more promising and as such, we can also say that beck in a way is much better than the stuff of old. i can go on and on with this so ill just end this here. beck is a good manga and i think people should try it and compare it with present works isntead of reflecting upon works of the past. i would give it a solid nine which a rarity in shonen works.
Greatest band, Greatest Manga
Definitely a must-read for music lovers. Hell, BECK made me pick up a guitar :P
looking forward to it
I realy realy REALY gotta read more... It's rare when anime and manga are this good. Yes, it's realy simple. On their way to the top they meet with trouble, and when they got past that, they had to start over and meet more trouble. But the interesting thing is that both troubled situations coat them and in the end they must break through it all. This setting kinda unites everything. Sub plot line is not weak(which is also good)... And characters steadily develop(they don't suddenly become ultra cool)...
I think this is as good as it gets for a music manga
Unless I'm mistaken this is the only serious Rock manga out there. It's kind of bland (regarding story, art, dialogue) for the most part however it does have a long list of conflicts so it is interesting.
I really dont want to talk further about it since the last chapter was just a summation of events and I'm slightly annoyed by that. If I continued to review this manga it would only become a rant about how dissatisfying the final volume was.
This is one of the worst mangas I have ever read. Now I admit that I didn't get very far in it but I'm amazed I got AS far as I did, it was such a drag to read I was waiting for so long for it to get to a good bit and for the action to start but it took it's damn time and when it finally got there it was a total let down. I honestly hate myself for wasting my time with this manga. Manga about music I generally expect to inspire me and make me wanna take up some kind of instrument but this definitely did not. I do not recommend that you read it. Never in my life have I given a manga such a bad review. But hey maybe it I gritted my teeth and read further it would have got better?