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.

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Master of the War

#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.

star 8.87
31 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
A Close Call for Shoko

#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.

star 8.20
5 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
To the Stage of Light

#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."

star 8.13
32 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
The Mysterious RideBack Girl

#4 - The Mysterious RideBack Girl

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2009

star 8.00
5 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
The Lightning-Fast RideBack

#5 - The Lightning-Fast RideBack

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2009

star 8.00
5 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
Crime and Punishment

#6 - Crime and Punishment

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2009

star 7.80
5 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
The Crimson Iron Horse

#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.

star 7.60
10 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
In the Sunny Garden

#8 - In the Sunny Garden

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2009

star 7.50
4 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
And There's the Flag

#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.

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

#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.

star 7.26
35 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
GET RIDE! The Chosen One

#11 - GET RIDE! The Chosen One

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2009

star 6.34
32 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki
Cloudy Followed by Occasional Rain...

#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.

star 6.27
33 votes
Writers: Hideo Takayashiki