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Over Drive

Over Drive

Mikoto Shinozaki is a normal high student with unfortunate normal problems: he's terrible at sports, has no special talents and is bullied by everyone at his school. That is, until one day Yuki, his beautiful, long-time crush, asks the boy if he'll join her brother's cycling team. Desperate to gain her affection, Mikoto tries his best to learn how to ride a bike to not look foolish in the process, soon discovering that he actually enjoys the sport! Now, Mikoto will try his hardest to become the best cyclist in the world, encountering hardships, trials and successes along the way.

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Izzo Izzo says...

Shinozaki is simple high school student whos life is like school-home-school. He doesn't have any talents and don't stand out of the crowd, moreover if he'd dissapear no one would even notice. But one day Shinozaki meets the bycicle and his life turns in 360 degrees angle. This anime has really good plot and gives the watcher an opurtunity to see how even a looser can become someone. Over Drive is similar to Beck because both tells the story of boys who wanted to be something bigger in their life.

Suzuka

Suzuka

Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...

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XTJ7 XTJ7 says...

Beck and Suzuka do both focus on the developement of the main character(s), transmitting a similar feeling to the viewer. The drawing style is similar and although aside of that they don't compare much to each other, it is highly likely that from the way of how the story progresses and the story is told, you will like both, if you liked one.

Gravitation

Gravitation

As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?

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xandersnape xandersnape says...

Both series are highly enjoyable to watch for someone who enjoys or is interested in music. They're both about a singer and their companions trying to find their way in the music business, and as young people, finding their own place in the world. Although the anime styles are completly different, they both have their own charms and anyone who likes one will probably enjoy watching the other.

La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~

La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~

Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?

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Jennysmiles Jennysmiles says...

Both revolve around the main characters growing musical talent and their love for music. Although one focuses on rock and the other focuses on classical music it has a similar theme. For anyone interested in musical anime I reccommend this.

Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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Rbastid Rbastid says...

Both Beck and GTO are stories of the main character living out their dream, despite first thinking its impossible.

The main characters, Koyuki and Onizuka, can almost be the same person but at different ages.  They both are shy around girls due to their lack of interaction throughout life and are dreamers who will aim high and keep trying to reach their goal.

The two shows share some great rock music and a good comedy meets love story.