Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music.

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Series cast summary:
Tomohisa Asô ...
 Beck (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Keith / ... (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jamie McGonnigal ...
 Yoshito (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shintarô Oohata ...
 Chiba (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Miho Saiki ...
 Minami Maho (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Greg Ayres ...
 Koyuki / ... (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Preview Narrator (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Minami Ryuusuke (25 episodes, 2004-2005)


Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music.

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Release Date:

6 October 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad  »

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The series and manga has no affiliation with Beck Hansen, who simply goes by Beck. The subtitle "Mongolian Chop Squad" is used to distinguish itself from the Grammy Award-winning musician. See more »


Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »


(Second ending theme - episodes #21-25)
Performed by sowelu
Lyrics by Tôru Hidaka
Music and arrangement by BEAT CRUSADERS
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Amazing Series!
10 May 2016 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Wow so nostalgic! I first watched this show when I was 13-14yrs old, I haven't thought about it since. All I remembered about it was their was a dog that was all mismatched & it was about a band, I knew I loved it back then but I honestly had no memory of what was so good about it. Well having stumbled upon this hidden gem again I decided I should check it out and see if my judgment would have changed from having seen so many more shows since then. I'm very happy to see that my taste was still good even for this being like the second not main stream anime I've ever seen. The story is pretty straight forward, ordinary bullied kid meets a guitarist by chance. Becomes friends, starts hanging out with him & his band, then decides to pick up guitar. And thus the story unfolds, the life of a struggling band. This shows got tons of action, kick ass music and even a bit of romance. Its pretty solid. My only sorta complaint is that the show is clearly "finished" as of the last episode, I would have really liked a second season but tbh I'm not sure they really could have done another season. The animation isn't bad, its not winning any awards but for its time it was definitely pretty good. Now the music is what really makes this show shine, every song is kick ass! No other way to put it, you just want to sit their singing along with the op & ed every single time. The songs the bands play throughout the show are great. I haven't picked up my guitar in years & right in the middle of episodes this show had me wanting to just bust it out and get to practicing! Its pretty inspiring haha. The English dub is really good, all the characters match really well. I'm pretty sure everybody who watches this will like it, make sure you watch at least 3 episodes or so. The beginning might seem a little slow but this is a solid show.

4.5/5 Why? Solid story, I only wish we got to take it just a little farther. Animation is pretty good, good for its time. Music is top notch, awesome songs all throughout this show!! Dub is also really good, all the characters match great. If this show doesn't inspire you at least a little then idk your just a miserable person lol.

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