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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
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 15,286 users)
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Ranked: #19072
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Popularity: #1410
Members: 31,041
Favorites: 104
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Episodes: /12


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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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Crimson Iron Horse
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Jan 12, 2009
2 Challenge from Tamayo!? S.L.F - Spread Legs Form
Tamayo Joutou!? S.L.F.: Spread Legs Form (珠代上等!? S.L.F~スプレッド・レッグス・フォーム)
Jan 19, 2009
3 And There's the Flag
Soshite Flag wa Furareru (そして旗(フラッグ)はふられる)
Jan 26, 2009
4 A Close Call for Shoko
Shouko, Kiki Ippatsu (しょう子, 危機一髪)
Feb 2, 2009
5 The Mysterious RideBack Girl
Nazo no Rideback Shoujo (謎のライドバック少女)
Feb 9, 2009

Edit Opening Theme

"Ride Back" by MELL

Edit Ending Theme

"Kioku" by Younha feat. GOKU

More reviewsReviews

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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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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Jan 18, 2009
i thought it was just another mecha filled anime, but this is actually a pretty good one. the art is pretty good, the colouring is bold and vivid - they also have a pretty good soundtrack so far already.

*slight spoiler for first ep*
during the scene where she rides the rideback for the first time, i could feel the adrenaline that she felt and that's when i really liked this anime.
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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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