Rideback (TV)

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[ adapted from Ride Back (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Ride Back 
ライドバック (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama , science fiction 
Themes: mecha , military , motorcycle 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: In a future world where an organization called the GGP has taken control of the world, Rin Ogata was a promising up-and-comming ballet dancer, but suffered a serious injury and decided to quit. Years later in college she comes across a club building and soon finds herself intrigued by a transforming motorcycle like vehicle called a Rideback. She discovers that her unique ballet skills with balance and finesse make her a born natural on a Rideback. However, those same skills also get her into serious trouble with the government. 
User Ratings: 1748 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 160 votes (sub:145, dub:11, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Mandarin subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 395 votes (sub:360, dub:30, raw:1, ?:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Czech subtitled
)
 Very good: 604 votes (sub:551, dub:44, raw:2, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 365 votes (sub:318, dub:35, raw:3, ?:2, others:7
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 132 votes (sub:103, dub:25, ?:1, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 40 votes (sub:38, dub:2)
 Not really good: 27 votes (sub:25, dub:2)
 Weak: 16 votes (sub:14, raw:1, dub:1)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 2254 users, rank: #453 (of 5989)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.840 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4059, rank: #700 (of 5983)
Weighted mean: 7.741 (Very good−), rank: #719 (of 5983) (seen all: 7.78 / seen some: 7.30 / won't finish: 4.63)
Bayesian estimate: 7.739 (Very good−), rank: #532 (of 4520)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 12 
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2009-01-11 
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"RIDEBACK" by MELL 
Ending Theme:
"Kioku" by Younha feat. GOKU 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Rideback - Complete Series (BD+DVD) 2011-06-28 (from $20.15)
    Rideback - Complete Series Limited Edition (BD+DVD) 2011-06-28 (from $34.96)
DVD (Region 4)
    Rideback - Series Collection (DVD) 2011-09-14

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Atsushi Takahashi 
Series Composition: Hideo Takayashiki 
Screenplay: Hideo Takayashiki 
Music: Takafumi Wada 
Original creator: Tetsuro Kasahara 
Character Design: Satoshi Tasaki 
Chief Animation Director: Satoshi Tasaki 
Animation Director:
Hiroaki Imaki (ep 2) 
Satoshi Tasaki (OP, ED; ep 1) 
Sound Director: Toshihiko Nakajima 

Color design: Ken Hashimoto 
Design Cooperation: Yasunori Miyazawa (ep 3) 
Finishing:
Kyung Ai Chung (eps 1, 3) 
Mi Yeun Lee (ep 2) 
Min Sun Kim (eps 1, 3) 
Sung Hee Seo (ep 2) 
In-Between Animation:
Ai Yokoyama (Madhouse; eps 1-12) 
Eun Mi Choi (eps 1, 3) 
Jin Ju Ko (ep 2) 
Sun Hye Kim 
Young Hee Jung (ep 2) 
Key Animation:
Kouichi Hashimoto (ep 1) 
Takashi Habe (ep 4) 
Yasunori Miyazawa (OP) 
Photography: Myoung Joo Kang (ep 2) 
Theme Song Arrangement: Kazuya Takase (OP) 
Theme Song Composition: Kazuya Takase (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics: MELL (OP) 
Theme Song Performance:
MELL (OP) 
Younha (ED) 
VFX Supervisor: Michiya Katou 
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios 
Backgrounds:
Bamboo 
Studio Jack 
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2009-01-27) 
Chiba TV (2009-01-11) 
KBS Kyoto (2009-01-12) 
Sun TV (2009-01-13) 
Tokyo MX TV (2009-01-14) 
TV Kanagawa (2009-01-12) 
TV Saitama (2009-01-11) 
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc. 
Photography: MADBOX 
Production:
Geneon Universal Entertainment (Geneon Entertainment) 
Madhouse Studios 
NEC Interchannel 
Japanese cast
Nana Mizuki as Rin Ogata 

Akio Suyama as Douta Kawai 
Hidekatsu Shibata as Nanpuu Kataoka 
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Ryuunosuke Kataoka 
Megumi Matsumoto as Suzuri Uchida 
Megumi Toyoguchi as Shouko Uemura 
Mie Sonozaki as Yuki Ogata 
Rikiya Koyama as Tenshirou Okakura 
Risa Hayamizu as Misao Yokoyama 
Romi Park as Tamayo Kataoka 
Sanae Kobayashi as Megumi Yoda 
Shinichiro Miki as Romanof Karenbak 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kiefer 
Yuji Ueda as Haruki Hishida 

Kazuma Horie as Kenji Ogata 
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Terri Doty 
Script:
Blair Rowan (ep 2) 
Christopher Bevins (5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6, 9, 12
)
 
Patrick Seitz (6 episodes
eps 3, 5, 7-8, 10-11
)
 
Translation: Clyde Mandelin 
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga 
ADR Engineer: Joseph Tompkins 
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt 
Blu-Ray Authoring:
John Andreas 
Matthew O'Hara 
Trace Furniss 
Blu-Ray Compression:
Duncan Yan 
Jacob Martin 
Blu-Ray Editor: Jeremy Jimenez 
Blu-Ray Menu Audio: Austin Black 
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Brian Pippin 
Blu-Ray Producer: Clarine Harp 
Commentary:
Kristi Bingham (ep 4) 
Micah Solusod (ep 10) 
Terri Doty (eps 4, 10) 
Tia Ballard (ep 4) 
Trina Nishimura (ep 10) 
DVD Compression:
Duncan Yan 
Jacob Martin 
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez 
DVD Menu Audio: Gino Palencia 
DVD Menu Design: Ian Bailon 
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp 
Head Writer: John Burgmeier 
Lead Video Engineer: Sarah Mueller 
Line Producer: Mike McFarland 
Mix Engineer: Adrian Cook 
Post-Production Assistant:
Aya Spann 
Jason Weems 
Production Supervision: Susie Nixon 
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla 
Jeremy Jimenez 
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams 
Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler 
Tia Ballard as Rin Ogata 

Alexis Tipton as Megumi Yoda 
Bryan Massey as Tenshiro Okakura 
Chris Burnett as Dota Kawai 
Cynthia Cranz as Kei Yoda 
J. Michael Tatum as Ryunosuke Kataoka 
Jason Douglas as Romanov Kalenback 
Jennifer Seman as Misawo Yokoyama 
Josh Grelle as Kenji Ogata 
Kristi Bingham as Shouko Uemura 
Leah Clark as Yuki Ogata 
Micah Solusod as Haruki Hishida 
Robert McCollum as Kiefer 
Stephanie Young as Tamayo Kataoka 
T.A. Taylor as Nanpu Kataoka 
Trina Nishimura as Suzuri Uchida 

Bruce Carey as Yamamoto(5 episodes
eps 3-4, 6-7, 10
)
 
Chris Ayres as Race Announcer(ep 3) 
Christopher Bevins as Sato(eps 4-6, 9-10) 
Cris George as Gatobu(eps 6, 8, 11-12) 
Jeff Johnson as Kizaki(eps 5-6) 
Judy Keith as Miyuki(eps 1, 6-7, 11) 
Kent Williams as Suzuki(eps 3, 5, 7) 
Maeghan Albach as Sasaki(ep 4) 

English companies
Broadcaster: FUNimation Channel 
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment 
Manga Entertainment (UK) (UK & Ireland) 
Internet Streaming:
Anime Lab (Australia & New Zealand) 
Anime News Network 
FUNimation Entertainment 
Hulu 
Madman Screening Room (Australia & New Zealand) 
YouTube 
Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment 
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