The BEST Episodes of RideBack
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 2, 2021
Network: CTC (JA)
Based on a manga by Kasahara Tetsurou, about a young girl who joins university in 2020, a tumultuous time of oppression and anti-government student riots, and comes across the weird Ride Back Club devoted to "Iron Horse" robot motorcycles.
#1 - Master of the War
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2009
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.
#2 - A Close Call for Shoko
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 2009
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.
#3 - To the Stage of Light
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 30, 2009
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."
#4 - The Mysterious RideBack Girl
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2009
#5 - The Lightning-Fast RideBack
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2009
#6 - Crime and Punishment
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2009
#7 - The Crimson Iron Horse
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2009
Rin hops on a Rideback, loses control, and ends up jumping off a ledge with the Rideback.
#8 - In the Sunny Garden
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2009
#9 - And There's the Flag
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 25, 2009
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.
#10 - Challenge from Tamayo!? S.L.F. - Spread Legs Form
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2009
Rin agrees to race Tamayo, the club leader and national Rideback champion. She impresses Tamayo who decides to train her as a Rideback driver.
#11 - GET RIDE! The Chosen One
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2009
#12 - Cloudy Followed by Occasional Rain...
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2009
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.