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Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music.
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Series cast summary:
Tomohisa Asô Tomohisa Asô ...  Beck 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Greg Ayres ...  Koyuki / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Taliesin Jaffe ...  Keith / ... 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Jamie McGonnigal Jamie McGonnigal ...  Yoshito 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Shintarô Oohata Shintarô Oohata ...  Chiba 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Miho Saiki Miho Saiki ...  Minami Maho 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Eric Vale ...  Minami Ryuusuke 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Christopher Sabat ...  Preview Narrator 25 episodes, 2004-2005
Justin Cook ...  Chiba 24 episodes, 2004-2005
Jerry Jewell ...  Taira 22 episodes, 2004-2005
Brina Palencia ...  Minami Maho / ... 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Saku / ... 19 episodes, 2004-2005
Christopher Bevins ...  Beck / ... 18 episodes, 2004-2005
Cynthia Cranz ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 2004-2005
R. Bruce Elliott ...  Additional Voices / ... 14 episodes, 2004-2005
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Izumi 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Jeremy Inman ...  Additional Voices / ... 12 episodes, 2004-2005
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Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music.

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Starting a band is never easy. See more »


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Japan

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26 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Madhouse See more »
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(26 episodes)

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Made its North American television debut on Canadian music channel, MuchMusic (now MUCH), on March 9, 2007. It was the first anime series on the network and ran for nearly three months. See more »

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Spin-off Beck (2010) See more »

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Moon on the Water
(Second ending theme - episodes #21-25)
Performed by sowelu
Lyrics by Tôru Hidaka
Music and arrangement by BEAT CRUSADERS
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I'm too old to like this show but I really do.
8 March 2007 | by eephus-1See all my reviews

It's a classic story of a young group forming a band and wanting fame.

But it's much more. The music is great and the characters are very likable.

It's also an interesting look at the life of a teenager fitting into his culture/social environment in Japan.

When I was in my teens I had a dream of being in a successful band, and now being close to 50 BECK is a fun flashback as to what it might be like.

The pace of the series is slow, the story could have been told easily in half the number of episodes. it may take 5 or 6 to get you hooked. But the slow pace really adds to the texture of the story.

I do hope a DVD of the series is planned.

As a life long resident of Seattle the final episode is a real treat.


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