Beck’s Coming…

Taira, Chiba, Koyuki, Ryusuke and Saku. photo credits to www.wikipedia.org

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.

6 comments so far

  1. yesago on

    I saw it on TV Patrol last week (i think). Can’t we download “somewhere”? Hmmm..

  2. el pistolero on

    hello yesago!🙂 i used to get my copies, of the anime from Narutofan. i got the first season. However, it was rumored before that the production house that made Beck cancelled the show. so, ayun. wala nang season 2. sad. but the manga is still great. yun nga lang, i’m not updated. hahaha. i got my manga at http://beck-mcs.org/ but its not complete. also see the wikipedia article, i think they’ve got good links. enjoy.🙂

  3. jam on

    onga pala! nabasa ko yan sa libre a few weeks ago, tinago ko pa para maikwento sa inyo ni adan. haha😀

  4. el pistolero on

    oo nga pala ano? ikaw nga pala yung pinahiram namin nung first soundtrack nung anime! sana magcollaborate ang mga Pinoy dubbers at mga rockstars ng gumawa ng local version. sana wag nilang pakantahin si Sam Concepcion. hehehe.

    “Full moon sways…” o yung “Genki wo dashite..” ahahaha…

  5. jam on

    naalala ko talaga kayo ni adan jan. kaso wah, nagcrash yung pc namin dati at nabura na yung folder ng beck soundtrack😦

    aha, namimiss ko tuloy ang IP moments naten non with the non-IP people. hay.

  6. el pistolero on

    ah, ganun? taihen desu ne… hayaan mo, bigyan ulit kita ng kopya. ipapalabas na ang beck bukas! sayang at wala kaming tv sa bahay namin dahil sira. nakows.😮

    oo nga, nakakamiss yung dati. kitakits naman tayo ulit. mas okay ata ngayon at working girls na kayo. hehehe. intern blues.🙂


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