Wednesday, July 15, 2009

First Look: RideBack

In a futuristic Japan, we have our main protagonist, Rin Ogata, a girl who was a promising ballet dancer, but decided to quit. A couple of years later, this time in college she comes across a club building and soon finds herself intrigued by a what looks like a transforming motorcycle called a Rideback. She soon finds that her unique ballet skills with balance and finesse can help her be one of the best Rideback riders. It has only 12 episodes, and after seeing 3 of them, I really don't see a future in this series. The visuals are beautiful and lively, the sound is passable and the cast is kind of likable. I guess there will be some military action involved, as we see some cut-scenes with some news programs telling us about some resistance war using Ridebacks but so far we only have racing episodes. You should give it a look if you enjoy mecha, as the Ridebacks look pretty awesome.

Expectation rating 8/10


kluxorious said...

it was good but nothing spectacular. and I do find myself wanting one of those ridebacks. they are pretty cool ride.

Andrei said...

I watched the first episode but after I had to struggle to find a motive to continue. So... dropped series :| I guess that I have to look back in time to find another anime to fill the spot. This summer is so weak on good offers.

kluxorious said...


nothing really grabs my interest. except for needless. but that is for different reason. that anime is a total mindrape. I mean, WTF is up with that ED? O_O

Sapphire Pyro said...

I've only seen a few episodes, and they were cool. I like it that ballet has been associated to mecha motorcycling~ Hehe

I plan to marathon this . . .someday xD