Ranked #1837


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
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.411 (scored by 14,718 users)
Ranked: #18372
Popularity: #1319
Members: 29,464
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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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Takahashi, Atsushi
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakajima, Toshihiko
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Sound Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
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Script, Series Composition
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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Crimson Iron Horse
Shingou no Detsu Uma (深紅の鉄馬)
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

Opening Theme

"Ride Back" by MELL

Ending Theme

"Kioku" by Younha feat. GOKU

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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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Sep 12, 2012
I am very skeptical when it comes to "new" anime. I will be the first to admit that I believe animes glory days were found in the late 90's and early 2000's. But once in a while I'll break from my skeptisism and venture outside my comfort zone. Rideback was my break from the usual.

Immediatly with the opening credits I was hooked. A somewhat techo-pop song rips through my body, shattering all other introductions, and with its stunning visuals and perfectly blended 3D graphics, grabs my attention like it hasn't been grabbed in a while. The main lead, Rin, tears read more
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Mar 29, 2014
Rideback has perhaps the greatest drop in overall quality that I've ever seen. It starts out on the highest highs with a masterfully crafted first episode, then it slides down on the next two, still a great show with a great premise but not quite living up to the opening. Then the fourth episode drops, and the whole series falls off a cliff. From then on we get to watch our promising mech-racing show drown under all the needless drama and shoehorned war stories that nobody wanted to see. Rideback draws you in with the promise of an engaging, introspective sports series full of potentially read more
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Anime: Air Gear
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! ;) 
reportRecommended by Rajden
Anime: Viper's Creed
Both have motorcycle type mechs and each show has some sort of military/government centric plots. 
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Anime: Robotics;Notes
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. 
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Anime: Basquash!
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. 
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Anime: K
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. 
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Anime: Hajime no Ippo
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 
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