For the first 14 years of his life, Yukio Tanaka has been one heck of a boring guy. He has no hobbies, weak taste in music, and only a small vestige of a personality. He yearns for an exciting life, but his shy, and somewhat neurotic personality makes him his own worst enemy. Little does he know that his life will be forever changed when he meets Ryusuke Minami, a wild and unpredictable 16-year old fresh from America, who happens to be in a rock-and-roll band named after his Frankenstein-like patched dog--Beck.
Why You Should Read This:
Before the K-ON rocked the world with moe, Seo Kouji came cruising in with his truck, the coolest band in the animanga world was the Mongolian Chop Squad, the main rock band of this excellent coming-of-age story, Beck. The manga may not appeal to everyone, but with a likable cast and well-paced story, it offers a very unique taste to the table. From beginning to end, it is a coming-of-age story of your average-joe Yukio, rising up to become a top-class singer with the help and support of his friends. What this manga does really well is the way it allocates its panels and displays sets of very powerful images, especially while the protagonists are performing on stage. It proves that you don't have need great music to get the feeling that you are listening to great music
Edited by ruggia, 05 February 2015 - 06:27 PM.