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The Best Anime Like Beck  

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Beck is such a unique anime, in terms of art style, it's hard to find recommendations that really compliment this series well. Of course, there will always be out-there series such as FLCL and Paradise Kiss that have similarly distinctive styles that don't follow mainstream anime, which are perfect for your watch list. Thankfully, there are tons of anime series that have to deal with music and characters growing from it. 

Shows like K-On! and Kids on the Slope are excellent series that have everything to do with music touching the hearts of the main character. Just like with Koyuki's change in personality after reconnecting with music, the characters of these shows have found a life's purpose hidden in notes and instruments. In addition to shows that revolve around music, beloved series like Angel Beats! make a perfect follow up to Beck for the pure reason that both series have a huge emotional impact. 

If you like lists that look beyond the general premise of a show, we've found a wide variety of series that will definitely make your watch list. Vote up for your favorite series and let us know which ones you would have liked to see! 

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Fuuka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Fuuka
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Nana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Nana is a Japanese josei manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa, serialized in Cookie published by Shueisha. The manga derives its title from the name of the two main characters, both ...more
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Detroit Metal City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Detroit Metal City
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Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka ...more
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Anonymous Noise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Anonymous Noise is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ryoko Fukuyama. The manga has been recently adapted into an anime television series that aired from April to June 2017. Nino ...more
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Sound! Euphonium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Yūfoniamu) is a Japanese novel series by Ayano Takeda, manga adaptation, and 2015 anime series. In Uji, Kyoto, the Kitauji High School Music Club is steadily improving ...more
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K-On! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
K-On!
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Bakuman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
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FLCL is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
FLCL is a 2001 animated fantasy drama film written by Yoji Enokido and Kazuya Tsurumaki and directed by Takeshi Ando, Shôji Saeki, Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masahiko Ôtsuka
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Black Heaven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Black Heaven, also referred to as The Legend of Black Heaven and Kacho-Ōji, is a thirteen-episode anime TV series about the middle-aged members of a short-lived heavy metal band and their ...more
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Genshiken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Genshiken is a manga series by Shimoku Kio about a college club for otaku and the lifestyle its members pursue. The title is a shortening of the club's official name, Gendai Shikaku Bunka ...more
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Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the ...more
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Sensual Phrase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Sensual Phrase
Sensual Phrase is a shōjo manga series created by Mayu Shinjo. The manga was published by Shogakukan in Shōjo Comic between 1997 and 2000, and collected in 18 bound volumes. It was adapted as a ...more
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Macross Frontier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Macross Frontier is a Japanese animated science fiction space drama that aired in Japan on MBS from April 3, 2008 to September 25, 2008. It is the most recent Japanese anime television series ...more
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Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. Piano prodigy Kōsei Arima dominated ...more
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Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou
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Show By Rock!! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Show By Rock!!
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Paradise Kiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Paradise Kiss, abbreviated to "ParaKiss", is a manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa. It appeared as a serial in the Japanese fashion magazine Zipper. Shodensha collected ...more
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Days (TV) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Days (TV)
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Over Drive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Over Drive
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Nodame Cantabile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
At a top music academy in Japan, Shinichi Chiaki's arrogance is matched only by his top-notch piano playing. But when Chiaki and the teacher get into a fight, he's demoted to the reject class. ...more
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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Welcome to the N.H.K. is a Japanese novel written by Tatsuhiko Takimoto, with a cover illustration by Yoshitoshi ABe, and was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan on January 28, 2002. The novel ...more
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Baby Steps is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
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Honey and Clover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Honey and Clover is a 2005 TV program.
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Tari Tari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Beck
Tari Tari is a 13-episode 2012 Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and directed by Masakazu Hashimoto. The series aired in Japan between July 1 and September 23, 2012 on TV ...more