Beck – Mongolian Chop Squad


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Fourteen-year-old Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka is a dispirited young boy with no goals in life. However, this all changes when Koyuki saves a strange-looking dog named Beck from being harassed by a group of local kids. The dog's owner, 16-year-old Ryuusuke "Ray" Minami, is an emerging guitarist and the former member of a popular rock band. After Koyuki meets Ray again in a diner, the older boy leads him to his former band's meeting place and dazzles Koyuki with his amazing guitar skills. Slowly becoming interested in the glamour of western rock culture, Koyuki decides to start playing the guitar while helping Ray achieve his dream of leading the ultimate rock band. Together with Ray's younger sister Maho and a few other members, the two boys launch their career into the world of rock by forming a band called BECK. Beck follows the group's struggles and successes as they spread their fame across Japan.

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English: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
Japanese: ベック
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Marvelous, Starchild Records, Asatsu DK, Kodansha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music, Shounen, Slice of Life
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 1080p, 480p, 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Justin Cook – Producer
Clarine Harp – Producer
Osamu Kobayashi – Director, Episode Director, Script, Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design
Yukio Nagasaki – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Hit in the USA” by Beat Crusaders
ED1: “My World Down” by Meister (eps 1-20)
ED2: “Moon on the Water” by Sowelu (eps 21-25)
ED3: “Slip Out” by Beck/Mongolian Chop Squad (ep 26)

Episode List

01: The View at Fourteen



Oozes love for music and the act of creating it and grasps the tumultuous emotions and experiences of teenage life with consummate ease.


Perfection can’t be attained, but dang it if this show doesn’t get close.


Probably the best cartoon about starting a band out there.


I absolutely love this with all my being. If I had seen this 6 years ago I would’ve never given up on becoming a musician. Onto the manga!!


if you love rock and metal, you will love this movie and will love each episode.


Subtle, intense, exciting. The workings of a budding band. I enjoyed it quite a bit.


Shounen grounded by reality



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."