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RideBack


Alternative Titles

English: Ride Back
Japanese: ライドバック

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2009 to Mar 30, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.341 (scored by 17,377 users)
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Ranked: #23092
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Popularity: #1968
Members: 37,565
Favorites: 126
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Takahashi, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Sueda, Yoshifumi
Episode Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Script, Series Composition


Edit Opening Theme

"Ride Back" by MELL

Edit Ending Theme

"Kioku" by Younha feat. GOKU




More reviewsReviews

Apr 13, 2009
Ladholyman (All reviews)
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
Jun 7, 2010
burntlettuce (All reviews)
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
Aug 9, 2009
dystopias (All reviews)
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
Apr 15, 2009
zeeroid (All reviews)
Story.....................5
Art........................10
Sound....................9
Character...............7
Enjoyment..............8

Overall...................8

Overall, an entertaining series, with fabulous visuals, great music, and both subtle and not-so-subtle messages, the latter being a bit overbearing at times. The major flaw, as most will attribute, is the story. Frankly, the only reason not to watch this is if you value an intriguing plot very highly, and will be heavily turned off if it doesn't meet those standards. If you believe it's something you can get past, then this is absolutely a must-see.

While MADHOUSE did a great job, as usual, the pacing they used had some issues. It was rather slow towards the middle of the series, and there was very read more

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