Beck

Alt titles: Mongolian Chop Squad

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Kaikan Phrase

Kaikan Phrase

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?

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DistMan DistMan says...

These are shows about a band trying to go pro. These shows depicts the band-reality quite well; It's about the chemistry, perseverance and stubborness. Going pro in todays mainstream music community ain't easy after all. While focusing alot on the music these shows also focus on love and interraction amongst friends.

yukichii yukichii says...

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!

abbyz44 abbyz44 says...

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.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

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.

Black Heaven

Black Heaven

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?

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Darkpenguin13 Darkpenguin13 says...

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.

BelYaun BelYaun says...

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.

tjhooker tjhooker says...

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.

DNReno DNReno says...

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.

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

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.

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abbyz44 abbyz44 says...

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.

Saufkultur Saufkultur says...

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.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

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.

whiteneko whiteneko says...

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.

Piano no Mori

Piano no Mori

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.

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RinoaAeris RinoaAeris says...

If you are one of those who knows how wonderful and hard could be become a musician, Beck will be one of your favourites.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

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.

eaper eaper says...

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.

FLCL

FLCL

Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...

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vinion2000 vinion2000 says...

One of Beck's strong points is obviously its music. The J-rock in the anime is awesome, and features a wide array of artists. Common to both anime is music by the band The Pillows; although most of FLCL's music is from The Pillows its sound track is awesome. If you love J-rock you're sure to like FLCL.

kenryustorms kenryustorms says...

if you liked beck for the music you would also like this anime all the music in this anime is from the pillows and it appears as if the music was made specially for the anime