Beck
Alternative Names:

Beck - Mongolian Chop Squad

ベック (Japanese)

Бек (Russian)


Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2004
Air Date: Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Episodes: 26
Type: Series
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Beck

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Overview
Alternative Title:
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

Tanaka Yukio, better known by his nickname Koyuki is a 14 year old who feels disconnected from life in general. Through the act of saving a mismatched dog, he meets guitarist Minami Ryuusuke, and becomes involved in Ryuusuke's new band BECK. Koyuki's life starts to change as the band struggles towards fame.
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Extended Information


Rating:
PG-13

Running Time:
~25 min. per episode

Episode titles:
1. The View at Fourteen
2. Live House
3. Moon on the Water
4. Strum the Guitar
5. BECK
6. Hyodo and the Jaguar
7. Prudence
8. Broadcast in the School
9. The night before LIVE
10. Face
11. Summer Holiday
12. Secret Live
13. Ciel Bleu
14. Dream
15. Back to School
16. Indies
17. Three Days
18. Leon Sykes
19. Blues
20. Greatful Sound
21. Write Music
22. Night before the Festival
23. Festival
24. Third Stage
25. Slip Out
26. America


Production

Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Music Production: DefSTAR RECORDS

Production Staff:
Director: Osamu Kobayashi
Series Composition: Osamu Kobayashi
Scenario: Osamu Kobayashi
Storyboard: Dan Odawara (ep 6, 10, 16), Kazuyoshi Yaginuma, Motonobu Hori, Osamu Kobayashi, Soichi Masui, Yuichi Tanaka
Episode Director: Jun Shishido, Kotaro Miyake, Mitsuhiro Yoneda, Mitsuyuki Masuhara, Motonobu Hori, Osamu Kobayashi, Shinya Hanai
Music: The Pillows (ep. 26)
Original Manga: Harold Sakuishi
Character Design: Motonobu Hori, Osamu Kobayashi
Art director: Shinichi Uehara
Art: Hisashi Ikeda, Junko Ina, Naruyo Kiriyama, Rei Kawano, Yoshikazu Suehiro
Animation director: Fumio Matsumoto, Hiromi Kato, Kazuo Watanabe, Mariko Aoki, Masaki Hyuga, Motonobu Hori, Noboru Takahashi, Takehiro Hamatsu, Tokuyuki Matsutake
Director of Photography: Masayuki Narai
Executive producer: Atsushi Moriyama, Yoshiaki Matsumoto, Yoshiro Kataoka
Producer: Takeshi Shukuri, Yoshimi Nakajima
Assistant director: Mitsuyuki Mashibara
Assistant producer: Aya Kawamura, Shinji Kasai
Broadcast Coordinator: Shunji Aoki
CG Production: Chikara Nomoto, Hiroki Yamada, Miki Itou, Mitsunori Katano, Susumu Masuuchi, You Karube
Color design: Yoshimi Koshikawa
Composite Director: Takaharu Ozaki
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Key Animation: Eiji Yamamori, Kenichi Nagai (ep 2, 6, 13, 20), Kunihiko Sakurai, Motonobu Hori, Nobuaki Yoshida (ep 2, 6, 13, 20), Ryousuke Sawa (ep 2-4, 7, 22, 24), Tadashi Hiramatsu (OP), Teiji Hiramatsu, Tomo Maruyama, Yoshimi Itatsu, Yuichi Tanaka, Yuu Honda, Yuusuke Yoshigake
Music Coordination Producer: Toru Hidaka
Music Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Music Work: Taku Hirai
Picture: Chiemi Iresa, Kouji Takahashi, Shinobu Ohata
Planning: Haruki Nakayama, Seiga Maruyama, Toshimichi Ootsuki
Recording engineer: Yoshiaki Matsuoka
Special Effects: Ayumi Arahata, Kumiko Taniguchi
Theme Song Lyrics: Tim Jensen (ED 1)
Theme Song Performance: Beat Crusaders (OP), Meister (ED), Sowelu (ED2)
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Cast
CharacterActor
Maho Minami (lead)Miho Saiki
Ryusuke Minami (lead)Yuuma Ueno
Tsunemi Chiba (lead)Shintarou Oohata
Yoshiyuki Taira (lead)Kenji Nojima
Yuji Sakurai (lead)Tooru Nara
Yukio Tanaka (lead)Daisuke Namikawa