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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 (3187d ago)
v.33 c.99-100 by Phase 3 (3338d ago)
v.33 c.98 by Phase 3 (3427d 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 (1264 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 #760 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #1092 decreased(-48)
3 Month Pos #1219 decreased(-79)
6 Month Pos #1180 increased(+29)

List Stats
On 1245 reading lists
On 1079 wish lists
On 2549 completed lists
On 131 unfinished lists
On 418 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Momo-chan & Spoilers 1654 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes ago
Questions about some things in Beck... SPOILERS 2354 days, 11 hours, 16 minutes ago
Live-Action Beck Dated for September 2437 days, 12 hours, 26 minutes ago
Relationships [spoilers] 2972 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes ago
Tokyopop dropped it? 2996 days, 8 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hopewind
January 21st, 2008, 4:45pm
If you like rock bands, this is a must read manga!!
I also like the anime, great OST!!!
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Huge loads of fun...   
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by VampireBanana
October 11th, 2007, 8:41am
The beginning is kinda unsteady but if you persist, you'll really be rewarded with lots of fun.
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no words   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by holydragon
October 10th, 2007, 5:11pm
man this manga rocks. I havent seen the anime yet, but i cant stop reading the manga. I didnt though it was that good, I recommend it to everyone. YOU MUST READ IT !!!
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I loved it   
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by xillusions
September 29th, 2007, 4:38pm
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!!!
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looking forward to it   
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by Romashk
September 18th, 2007, 10:04pm
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)...
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Help Please   
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by palabasa
June 7th, 2007, 7:48am
This is the number 1 for me guys! Even I was surprised! i am not into music but i really fell in love with the characters and the band!! It has a great story with a lot of surprises, totally brutally realistic and unbelievable at the same time..and the character development is super!! art work is also great and the romance too, with its realistic portrayal of what really happens in a relationship, so unpredictable!!

... Last updated on June 7th, 2007, 7:51am
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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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you like rock ? you'll love Beck !   
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by ghinzdra
March 14th, 2007, 1:22pm
A major manga : you can't avoid it if you have any interest in rock & roll .
-is there another artwork which has better depicted the creation and the rise of a band ? there is a strong documentary trend in this manga about the music distribution network and it is also a nice introduction to the rock music world with many references to its legends .
- from the mere point of view of art
with its OST's and its anime version it becomes a landmark in the manga history : except RedGarden which is very recent , no one else has showed such a synchronism between the action and the music .

... Last updated on March 14th, 2007, 1:25pm
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