Koyuki is a downcast fourteen-year-old boy who feels disconnected from life. Socially unpopular and lacking confidence, he takes some solace in his fandom of fluffy J-Pop. However, when he saves a strange dog from a group of cruel young bullies, his life changes forever; for through this encounter he meets a genius guitarist named Ryuunosuke and subsequently is introduced to the world famous rock band Dying Breed. Now, he uses his innate singing talent and beginning guitar skills to join with the indy startup band Beck, learning to live a life unlike anything he has ever known...
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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.