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?
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...
The dreams and ambitions of one person, or better yet a whole band, can achieve more than just making it big. As characters of Black Heaven use their skills to save the universe, Beck uses the popular culture of the indie rock industry to capture your heart.
Beck is a slice of life story surrounding a boy who enters a J Rock band. There's a little bit of romantic tension between the the main character and the lead girl, but the story focuses more on musicianship and the skill of the guitar. Try it out if you liked Black Heaven.
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.
Kyouta and his friends just want to rock out all day and night long, and with a new record deal, it seems they'll be able to do just that. But when the women around him, including his best friend Yokko, start revealing strange powers, Kyouta finds himself at the crux of an ancient conflict, torn between love and loyalty.
Aquarian Age and Black Heaven have a central theme: music. Both involve a protagonist who is involved in a band, and both also have fantastical elements that contribute to the story. Black Heaven definitely has a quirkier feel than the more fantasy-based Aquarian Age, but a fan of one should appreciate the other.
When talking about music, both Aquarian Age and Black Heaven lead all that is anime. Aquarian Age has more of a story, but both anime have a lot of character development, which helps add more to them than "just" good music.
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!
If you like music. I bet you will like also this anime. Both animes are concentrated on music and great humor. You cannot be not laughing when watching these! I bet you will like it even if you're not so big fan of rock or metal.
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?
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...