I don't know how they feel about it, but there are bands that are born from miraculous encounters.
Not anyone would do. They're the only ones who could do it.
- Ryusuke Minami from BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
Anime review time on the |STORY| of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad!
BECK tells the tale of how a rock band came to be and the story of it itself; the successes, the failures, the laughters, the tears, and, most importantly, the music.
I LOVE BECK SO SO MUCH! This is one of the many overdue anime reviews I have but this is my top priority because this is probably the best anime I've seen this year and possibly the best ever. BECK captured both my heart and my music sense because the story flowed so naturally and real-life-like with all the amazing music going along. It has brought out so many emotions not through forced scenarios but through even the simplest scenes it has. Laughter and tears were mixed together in the course of watching this top-notch coming-of-age series. You can really see the characters grow and change... the only other anime that I have seen execute this act equally as well was Clannad although BECK isn't as "soft" as that series. The story doesn't begin so abruptly like most series. It just takes it's time and leads the viewer down a path wherein he/she can relate with and keep a comfortable pace with. This series does not give you hard blows on the face nor soft pats on the back yet gives the same feeling of such. I had such an unexplainable feeling of contentment while I was watching this and even more once I finished it. I know I'm not explaining much but... long story short, watch this because I can't imagine a person not watching this at least once in a lifetime.
Like what I did for Cowboy Bebop, I'm dividing BECK's review into different posts for it's different aspects. I only do this to anime that deserve that much reviewing.