Beck

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Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from another beating by Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer. Soon, Ippo turns his life around with a passion for the newly discovered sport, but his new lifestyle is far from easy! Before he can even dream of becoming champion, he'll have to overcome a slew of fierce rivals and learn what 'dedication' really means.

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mamacha mamacha says...

in both ways, you can say that the main characters of Hajimi no ippo (Makunouchi) and (Koyuki) in Beck are brothers xD. They have the same character, same behavoir and they are similiar to each other.

lyreth lyreth says...

animation style is extremely similar, humor is very similar, and both animes have a very similar feel about a guy who goes from whiney loser at school to becoming who he really wants to be.

Bakuman

Bakuman

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.

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eaper eaper says...

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.

Darby Darby says...

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. ^.^

Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

Negishi Souichi always dreamed of joining a trendy pop band, so that he could perform music like that of his idol, Kahimi Karie. In order to realize his dream, he decided to leave the country side and his loving parents to study in Tokyo. And after graduating, he does manage to join a band... but not the kind he was expecting! As lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City, under the stage name Krauser II, he is made to perform loud songs filled with obscene lyrics - a far cry from the songs he used to write in school. But despite the fact that Negishi hates DMC's music, the Krauser side of him will do anything to put on a good show for his fans... even if it means making Negishi's life a misery!

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gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

The most important common feature in Beck and Detroit Metal City is the involvment of music. Their leads are shy and they find confidence through music. However DMC is an extremely crazy comedy while Beck is much more like a coming of age drama with an actual story.

snivets snivets says...

On the surface, both shows are about bands. DMC is more of a comedy, but if you look under the humor, it is the story of a main character who is really struggling to make his way in life. This theme drives the plot in Beck as well, and I think both stories have a lot to say. Fans of one would enjoy the other.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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shortlex shortlex says...

Where do your priorities lie? For some, priorities may be more straightforward than others. Complications in life make it hard for some people to understand themselves, and end up becoming confused like Koyuki and Hiroko. Often they get stuck at a crossroads where they must choose to do something they aren't really comfortable with. If you're longing for a character that need to sort out her priorities like Koyuki in Beck, then watching Hiroko in Hataraki Man would suit you. On a romantic note, also, they are both just as indecisive as to what to do after graduating from high school.

Blood+

Blood+

In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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vinion2000 vinion2000 says...

A true sign of a good anime is a good opening track. while the Engrish of Beck's opening track is apparent, the song itself is cool. like Beck, Blood+ host bands such as Uverworld, Jinn and the popular band Hyde. The intros set the mood and pace for each season of these series, which are awesome anime.