It’s really here!
Beck aka Mongolian Chop Squad was one of my guilty pleasures back in college.
It’s basically about a group of music junkies, their rock band, their soulful music and their dream to be one of the best bands in the world. Plain and simple.
For an anime geek, the story reeks of mediocrity. There’s a lot of stuff out there that features a particular sphere of interest like sports, sex and violence. But for a music afficionado, Beck is kinda interesting.
I first got hooked with the anime. It had plain but intriguing animation, incredible story, boring dialogues and amazing music. I followed the first few episodes and I got bored.
It was the manga that got me really interested. Talk about a story that revolves around music. HOW on Earth could you TELL music on a visual medium?! And the art was stylistic. It was inventive, (the chapter covers were usually spoofed from influential album jackets, it reminded me of Warhol) and the author was successful in letting you hear the music on paper. It had a lot of rock history and was very accurate.
And now, the anime has come to Manila. It will air on the 14th. I wish I had cable. Ugh.
And here are the specifics. And too bad I wasn’t able to go to the launch.
I can’t imagine Sam Concepcion as Koyuki. E pinipiyok pa yun eh. God. But I have high hopes for Jett Pangan and Rico Blanco. I don’t know how will Raimund Marasigan treat Taira’s character. I can’t imagine how the Filipino dubbers will make the local rendition of Baby Star or Spice or even the heavenly Moon on the River. Maybe they’ll butcher the whole series. Read this.
Hala, excited na ako. Kaso wala akong Hero TV. Pwe.