Beck (manga)

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Alternative title:
ベック (Japanese)
搖滾新樂團 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: music
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: 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 make 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.
User Ratings: 235 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 77 votes (sub:38, Eng:29, dub:5, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German
1 French edited dub
 Excellent: 80 votes (Eng:43, sub:26, dub:4, raw:2, raw:1, others:4
1 Spanish
1 Russian
1 French
1 French dubbed
 Very good: 40 votes (Eng:25, sub:7, dub:3, raw:2, ?:1, others:2
1 German
1 French
 Good: 20 votes (Eng:13, sub:4, dub:2, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 10 votes (Eng:8, dub:1, others:1
1 French
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:2, Eng:1, dub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Bad: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 598 users, rank: #117 (of 4702)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.694 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.402, rank: #300 (of 4778)
Weighted mean: 8.516 (Excellent−), rank: #366 (of 4778) (seen all: 9.12 / seen some: 8.18 / won't finish: 6.38)
Bayesian estimate: 8.504 (Excellent−), rank: #76 (of 2878)
Number of tankoubon: 34
Number of pages: 200
2004-07-01 to 2010-03-10 (France)
2005-07-12 (North America)
2005-10-17 (Japanese: Beck - Music Guide)
2006-09-13 to 2009-10-28 (Italy)
Release dates: We have 152
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 4
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Beck Game Announced (Jan 13, 2005)
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Graphic novel
    Beck (GN 1) 2005-07-12 (from $22.45)
    Beck (GN 2) 2005-11-08
    Beck (GN 3) 2006-03-07
    Beck (GN 4) 2006-06-13 (from $21.51)
    Beck (GN 5) 2006-09-12 (from $22.29)
    Beck (GN 6) 2006-11-28
    Beck (GN 7) 2007-02-27
    Beck (GN 8) 2007-05-29 (from $23.93)
    Beck (GN 9) 2007-09-11 (from $22.45)
    Beck (GN 10) 2007-12-11
    Beck (GN 11) 2008-03-04 (from $29.06)
    Beck (GN 12) 2008-06-10
    Beck (GN 13) 2008-09-09
    Beck (GN 14) 2008-12-02

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Harold Sakuishi
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Matt Alford
Translation: Stephen Paul

Adaptation: Jay Antani
Cover Design: Gary Shum
Digital Imaging Manager: Chris Buford
Editing: Paul Morrissey
Editor-in-Chief: Mike Kiley
Managing Editor: Jill Freshney
Pre-Press Manager: Antonio DePietro
Production Artist: Gloria Wu
Production manager:
Jennifer Miller
Mutsumi Miyazaki
Retouch & Lettering: Lucas Rivera
VP of Production: Ron Klamert
English companies
Licensed by: TOKYOPOP
French staff
French cast
Élodie Lepelletier (Vol. 4-12)
Sae Cibot (Vol. 1-3)
Yuko Kuramatsu (Vol. 13-34)

Élodie Lepelletier (Vol. 4-12)
Olivier Vachey (Vol. 13-34)
Sae Cibot (Vol. 1-3)
Eliette Blatché (Vol. 1-18)
Karen Bellanger (Vol. 19-)
French companies
Publisher: Akata/Delcourt
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: Dynit
Italian cast
German cast
German staff
Translation: Claudia Peter
German companies
Publisher: Tokyopop Germany
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
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