The Best Episodes Directed by Atsushi Takahashi

Master of the War

#1 - Master of the War

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 10

Tamayo's father is arrested. Tamayo and Rin head toward the city while an anti-GGP protest begins. While on the train, they see Suzuri who is mistaken for the mysterious female Rideback and is pursued by the GGP white rides. Suzuri is killed as she attempts to escape. A devastated Rin claims that both her and Tenshirō's obsession with Ridebacks killed Suzuri.

star 8.87
31 votes
A Close Call for Shoko

#2 - A Close Call for Shoko

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 4

Shouko goes shopping. There is a terrorist attack at the new GGP commander's inauguration ceremony and Shouko is taken hostage. Rin goes to Shouko's rescue on Fuego, evading both the terrorists and the army. She is eventually cornered by the army but saved by a mysterious man on a Rideback.

star 8.20
5 votes
To the Stage of Light

#3 - To the Stage of Light

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 12

Tamayo's fuel tank is shot. Rin baits the Rideback models to chase her. The BMA and the GGP engage in combat. In the midst of the firefight, GGP is ordered to stand down. Kiefer and Romanof have a face off, however, Romanof is shot by a GGP officer. Meanwhile, Rin leads the Ridebacks to the location where Suzuri died and fights them. She "dances"/rides with Feugo, and it's beautiful. The news cameras are rolling catching every jump and everyone can see her, from her best friend to her little brother in jail. As Rin finishes, snowflakes to fall. Soon after, the GGP steps down from total government control and Tomayo's father is put in charge. A new school year has begun, the Rideback club is up and running again. The final scene is similar to the beginning, with cherry blossoms falling. Rin ends the episode by saying, "I'm back."

star 8.13
32 votes
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The Mysterious RideBack Girl

#4 - The Mysterious RideBack Girl

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 5

star 8.00
5 votes
The Lightning-Fast RideBack

#5 - The Lightning-Fast RideBack

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 6

star 8.00
5 votes
Crime and Punishment

#6 - Crime and Punishment

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 7

star 7.80
5 votes
The Crimson Iron Horse

#7 - The Crimson Iron Horse

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 1

Rin hops on a Rideback, loses control, and ends up jumping off a ledge with the Rideback.

star 7.60
10 votes
In the Sunny Garden

#8 - In the Sunny Garden

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 9

star 7.50
4 votes
Dandy's Day in Court, Baby

#9 - Dandy's Day in Court, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 25

A seemingly-harmless trip to Boobies ends with Dandy on trial for the murder of a very rare alien. When his friends are called to testify, the situation goes from bad – to worse!

star 7.43
43 votes
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And There's the Flag

#10 - And There's the Flag

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 3

Rin and Tamayo enter the All-Japan championship race. Rin has some trouble with her Rideback: Balon. She eventually makes a comeback from last place to fourth but is force to retire on the last lap. Tamayo wins the race.

star 7.31
35 votes
Challenge from Tamayo!? S.L.F. - Spread Legs Form

#11 - Challenge from Tamayo!? S.L.F. - Spread Legs Form

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 2

Rin agrees to race Tamayo, the club leader and national Rideback champion. She impresses Tamayo who decides to train her as a Rideback driver.

star 7.26
35 votes
Salty New Moon Night

#12 - Salty New Moon Night

Kemonozume Season 1 - Episode 3

Toshihiko escaped with Yuka and they hide themselves in a far away mansion.

star 7.08
12 votes
Coffee-Flavoured Millet Dumplings

#13 - Coffee-Flavoured Millet Dumplings

Kemonozume Season 1 - Episode 12

While Toshihiko tries to convince Rie's father to join his battle against Ōba, Kazuma rushes to fight him by himself.

star 6.50
4 votes
GET RIDE! The Chosen One

#14 - GET RIDE! The Chosen One

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 8

star 6.34
32 votes
Cloudy Followed by Occasional Rain...

#15 - Cloudy Followed by Occasional Rain...

RideBack Season 1 - Episode 11

Rin reflects on her past. Rin refuses Kiefer's assault on GGP. Shoko attempts to buy flowers for Suzuri, but all the stores are closed. As BMA beings their attack, Rin and Tamayo prepare to escape with a helicopter, Rin has a flashback and decides that she can't leave. The BMA base is overrun by new autonomous Rideback models, but Rin and Tamayo manage to escape on their Ridebacks.

star 6.27
33 votes