Ranked #1787


Alternative Titles

English: Ride Back
Japanese: ライドバック


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2009 to Mar 30, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #1218
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In the future, an organization called the GGP has taken control of the world. Rin Ogata was a promising up-and-coming ballet dancer, but suffered a serious injury while dancing and decided to quit. Years later in college, she comes across a club building and soon finds herself intrigued by a transforming motorcycle-like robotic vehicle called a "Rideback". She soon finds that her unique ballet skills with balance and finesse make her a born natural on a Rideback. However, those same skills also get her into serious trouble with the government.

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Aired  Jan 12, 2009 to Mar 30, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: RideBack

Characters & Voice Actors

Kataoka, Tamayo
Kataoka, Tamayo
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Ogata, Rin
Ogata, Rin
Mizuki, Nana
Mizuki, Nana
Okakura, Tenshirou
Okakura, Tenshirou
Koyama, Rikiya
Koyama, Rikiya
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Takahashi, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Script, Series Composition
Kojima, Masayuki

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Jun 7, 2010
What do you do when you fall down? Do you get back up and continue what you are doing? Or do you simply wait for someone to come along and pick you up?

In a futuristic Japan where vehicle's know as Ridebacks are all the rage Ogata Rin must try to pick herself up from ruining her career as one of Japan's finest dancers.

Rin herself may be one of the best things to come out of Rideback, as she is a terrific main lead. Throughout the entire series she tries to come in gripes with herself, and why she does the things she does. read more
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Apr 13, 2009
Rideback tells the story of Ogata Rin, a ballet prodigy who, due to an injury, was forced to stop practicing ballet. Rideback also tells an alternate future story about a world government, the GGP, against the terrorist group BMA. These two seemingly unrelated plotlines come together and quite possibly make Rideback one of the best show to come out of the Winter 2008 anime season.

The first thing that caught my eye when I saw Rideback was the quality of the animation. The CG work in this show is amazing. From the very first episode to the very last episode, the Ridebacks were given extremely fluid read more
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Aug 9, 2009
This is the first review I ever wrote. And there is just one reason for it. I am pissed off. Completely.

In the first episode, I was heads over heels in it. I breathed, smelled and laughed with RideBack. That delirious-like state continued for a few more episodes, even intensified. I was sure right then that this is the best anime I have watched in a long time now. And then came the cold shower.

I should probably mention that I finished watching the last episode 5 minutes ago. So I might not be the most rational being at the moment. The promise and the letdown are read more
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Oct 5, 2011
This series could have worked better if it was entirely focused on how Ridebacks influenced Rin's character instead of the focus on corruption from a military-driven government and terrorist activity. For the most part, Rideback does do a decent job in exploring the development of Rin's character as she finds herself taking an interest in the vehicle as a replacement for her lost interest in ballet. As she becomes entangled in the military-terrorist conflict and realizes the original use of Ridebacks, Rin becomes disillusioned in the show's second half as she comes to grips over what would make her happy in spite of the hardships read more
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These animes have a somewhat similar plot...

- The main character of both series discovers something that they have never seen before and the plot will start to build from that point on... -

In both animes there are competitions or races where the characters will need to improve their skills to be able win for their teams or just to be able to help their friends in need...

anyhow ... if you like one of these animes, then i'd bet that you'd like the other aswell! ;) 
Both have motorcycle type mechs and each show has some sort of military/government centric plots. 
Both animes are similar in a sense that both features the protaganist riding in a robot like vehicle and discovering the possibiliries it has in their lives. 
Both shows feature a few teenagers who are interested in mecha and the setting is in the not-too-distant future. The teens spend a lot of their time in a garage and discuss the robots. Also, in both of the series, there is a bit of politics/conspiracies mixed in. Although the vibe of both series are a bit unlike each other - some of the character's personalities in both series are similar to each other. For example, both the RN and RB main female characters are persistent and are focused on reaching their goals and have a bond with their robot/RideBack. 
Now I know what you might be thinking, boxing and biking and not much alike, but the story i have seen so far in Ride Back seems to indicate these two animes have alot in commen. Rin Ogata and Ippo both find a new thing to do with their lives, they are both a bit lost when they are not doing the thing they love in the ring and on the race course and they work hard at their new dreams. The best art is saved for the main themes of the story, like the Bikes In ride Back and the boxing in Hajime no  read more 
RideBack and K are similar in that the plot is heavy. They are the type of anime that you could easily get confused if not paying attention. Both have a lot of action, little comedy, and some tragedy. The main protagonist from each anime is wanted as a criminal by large groups of people.
Though there is no magic in RideBack, and the first few episodes are fluffy, it is very similar to K. 

Opening Theme

"Ride Back" by MELL

Ending Theme

"Kioku" by Younha feat. GOKU

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