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Meet Tanaka Oji: lead guitarist of a hard rock band in his youth, now an aging salaryman who has all but given up on his old dreams. Trudging through a boring day-to-day life, he gets a rude awakening when his musical talents are once again called upon — to save the galaxy from invaders, no less... but with age come responsibility; he has a family to look after and can’t just give up his day job, no matter how hot and blonde the reason. The time has come for a decision; will he once again try to live out his dream and rebel, or conform to the demands of society?
You would like Black Heaven because, like Beck, it also deals with the basic idea of the rock world. It focuses on the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band Black Heaven. They must use their music to save the universe while still getting the groceries home before their wives get grumpy.
If you liked watching Koyuki work to become a star then you will enjoy watching the protagonist of Black Heaven regain the spirit he once had as a rock star.
Both Beck and Black Heaven are about characters who are trying to live their dreams of making it big in a band, while dealing with the problems that arise because of it. Both shows have great soundtracks too; if you like rock, you'll love these.
Both Beck and Black Heaven are based on Rock music and the idea that if you are not satisfied with life as it is, there is always another path you can take. While watching either, you can't help but hope for the success of the main characters. If you enjoyed one of these, I highly recommend watching the other.
Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.
If you liked Beck, you might like Full Moon. It's a very cute anime and is more for girls. I didn't think that it would get me emotionally involved with it because it looked so cutesy, but it really does have a good story to it, and it also has a great end. Beck is totally different and yet it leaves with the same feel as Full Moon wo Sagashite; in both you want them to make it as a band, and also both anime have really good songs to them. Definitely watch these if you enjoy anime that leaves you warm and fuzzy inside.
You could propably think, this guy isn't sane to compare FMwS and Beck, and you're right. However there are a few similarities. For first, if you see mitsuki and how hard she tries to become a star, you just have to cheer her on. Somehow the same happens with tanaka and ryuuske from beck. The soundtracks are both very well produced and fit to the anime. Well but if you are the more realistic type just stick with beck, if you like the magical girl genre try fmws.
Well both anime are about teenagers trying to reach the top in harsh and cruel music buziness. While both anime have very little in common, if you enjoy listening to music I'm sure you will like them.
I know that beck is shounen and Full Moon is Shoujo. However, both are about what it takes to break into the music industry. While one focuses on a solo career and the other on a band (and the complexities and tensions of learning to work together through your personal differences.) Even though beck is truly more aimed at a young male audience, it has a bit of romance, and alot of friendship and highschool issues. The music style of both is quite different but both are very good. Full Moon is more cutesy pop, while Beck is harder rock. Full Moon has some magic and fantasy thrown in which Beck lacks. Beck is more slice of life. But both are very similar in their overall theme.
Santa, the drummer of CLIMB, has just left the band after finding his girlfriend in the arms of a friend. Along with Yuki, the lead guitarist, they start their own band called "Lucifer, The Fallen Angel," and set out to find new band-mates. Recruitment is not easy, however, and on a search to find a vocalist the duo runs across a promising bass guitarist and a local hotel's piano player and singer who has been wowing patrons daily. With little time to spare, can the two round up the talent they desire, or will Sakuya let his anti-social personality hold him, and his newfound band, back?
Both Beck and Kaikan Phrase are all about music. Kaikan Phrase has good music that is very passionate one! If you liked Beck, I recommend you watch Kaikan Phrase as well. Enjoy the music!
If you liked Beck, you'd like Kaikan Phrase because the music, like in Beck, is awesome. I can't help but root for the band Kaikan Phrase; I want them to make it big, just like how I rooted for the band Beck.
Although Kaikan is most definitely a show aimed at the female persuasion, I would say that girly fans of one will enjoy the other.
Filled with J-rock and bishies who are handy with their instruments, there is plenty of musical drama as the band dynamic is tested. Beck keeps the focus firmly on the music and band members, whilst Kaikan is a little floaty about its subject matter. Enjoy one, and I certainly think you should at least try the other.
Born into the wealthy family of a famous musician, Shu Amamiya feels it is his fate to become a professional pianist. But when he transfers to a new elementary school, his goal is threatened by an obnoxious classmate, Ichinose Kai, who has the ability to produce beautiful sound from a piano that was thought to be broken. The two quickly become friends; however, their friendship is tested when they face off in a competition to determine who has the better skill, greatest ambition, and the strongest love for the piano.
If you are one of those who knows how wonderful and hard could be become a musician, Beck will be one of your favourites.
Beck and Piano no Mori adress both the essence of making music and how tough the music world can be. Lots of emphasis is laid on putting your feelings into music, and not just playing the notes. If you enjoyed one of these titles for its accurate focus on music, definitely give the other a try.
Each of these series focus on the difficulty of making it into the world of professional music. If you enjoy that aspect of either anime, you will surely enjoy that aspect of it in the other.
Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.
These series both mix together comedy, romance, and determination to make their dreams come true. Each series starts off focusing around someone with no skill in an area, but a dream to become big, and they go from there. They both show the hardships of joining their respective industries (music for Beck, manga for Bakuman) and a little peek at what it takes to make it there.
School life, dull bored kid pulled into the Arts...Beck moves a little slower, the tension is a little different, and no one in Bakuman takes a physical pounding from antagonists, but they are both great animes about kids with dreams diving head-long into life. "Better to try and fail than live with the regret of never having tried at all." I loved both of these, and I really do think that if you like either one, you'll like the other. ^.^