Winter 2009 First Impressions: Rideback


Wow, this show kinda rocks. I was watching for Nana Mizuki, but this is definitely much more better than I expected it to.

The RideBack concept’s pretty interesting and I like it quite well. Ballet-dancing motorcycles for the win?

Also I have no basis whatsoever for this but I had vibes of the Nekomi Uni Motor Club while watching this. Maybe because “motorbikes = Kosuke Fujishima” is imprinted in me hurr.

Nana Mizuki voices another Ogata this season. I kinda jumped in my seat when I saw the ANN’s credit list. “Ogata Rina” and “Ogata Rin”. Heck, one’s a singer/idol while the other’s a dancer too. LOL

Romi Paku in female role too, although her character seems rather masculine har har har.


  1. EX-Keine Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 12:06 am

    “Although her character seems rather masculine.”

    Interesting. That character could turn out to be the badass character for the show.

  2. omo Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 12:55 am

    Masculine or not, it’s the character with the boobs!

    Good pickup on Rina and Rin Ogata. LOL. And I second you with the NekomiUni Motor Club vibes.

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  4. Ryan A Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 5:54 am

    Ballet Dancing!

    Sweet stuff, I’m in for now.

  5. Lehq Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    I guess having learned Ballet helps with her doing the stunts on the bikes :)

  6. meganeshounen Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

    Ballet helps improve balance, so that affects handling the Ridebacks?
    This sure beats watching some of the other QUALITY shows this season…

  7. Lehq Said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    I wonder what her role in the series will be like. On the most fundamental level, the point of mecha genre is to, well, have the mecha engage in battles and this series doesn’t seem like an exception. But having her going front line seems rather distasteful, since she’s more of finding joy riding the Bike Hybrid. So yeah, I’m rather curious as to what she’ll end up doing with that mecha and how the military backdrop is going to affect her.

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