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Rideback (TV)

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Alternative title:
Ride Back
ライドバック (Japanese)
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: 1803 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 161 votes (sub:146, dub:11, raw:1, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Mandarin subtitled
)
 Excellent: 399 votes (sub:361, dub:34, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Czech subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 624 votes (sub:564, dub:49, raw:2, ?:1, others:8
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 382 votes (sub:327, dub:42, ?:3, raw:3, others:7
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 143 votes (sub:108, dub:31, ?:1, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 40 votes (sub:38, dub:2)
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:24, dub:2)
 Weak: 18 votes (sub:16, dub:1, raw:1)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 2340 users, rank: #483 (of 9685)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.820 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.4092, rank: #1007 (of 9811)
Weighted mean: 7.752 (Very good−), rank: #1039 (of 9811) (seen all: 7.80 / seen some: 7.15 / won't finish: 4.67)
Bayesian estimate: 7.750 (Very good−), rank: #770 (of 7427)
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
News: Show:
Funimation Industry Panel (Jul 29, 2011)
Funimation Industry Panel (Jul 21, 2011)
C2E2 2011 - Anime Events (Mar 17, 2011)
Otakon 2009 - Madhouse (Jul 17, 2009)
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Blu-ray + DVD combo
    Rideback - Complete Series (BD+DVD) 2011-06-28 (from $59.95)
    Rideback - Complete Series [Limited Edition] (BD+DVD) 2011-06-28 (from $29.26)
    RideBack - The Complete Series [S.A.V.E.] (BD+DVD) 2016-11-29 (from $24.49)
DVD (Region 2)
    Rideback - The Complete Season (DVD) 2011-10-31
DVD (Region 4)
    Rideback - Series Collection (DVD) 2011-09-14

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Atsushi Takahashi
Series Composition:
Hideo Takayashiki
Ken Iizuka
Screenplay:
Hideo Takayashiki (eps 1-6)
Ken Iizuka (eps 7-12)
Storyboard:
Atsushi Takahashi (eps 1-2)
Kōjirō Tsuruoka (eps 4, 6-7)
Masayuki Kojima (ep 5)
Takeshi Mori (eps 3, 10)
Toshihiko Masuda (ep 12)
Tsutomu Kamishiro (ep 11)
Episode Director:
Atsushi Takahashi (ep 1)
Kanji Wakabayashi (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 7, 10, 12
)

Minoru Yamaoka (eps 3, 9)
Tomomi Yoshino (OP,ED; eps 2, 6, 11)
Yoshifumi Sueda (eps 2, 4, 8)
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)
Takeshi Baba (ep 6)
Sound Director: Toshihiko Nakajima
Cgi Director: Tomohisa Shitara
Director of Photography: Hiroshi Saitō

CG Animation:
Akira Suzuki (OP)
Tomohisa Shitara (OP)
Cg Artist:
Akira Suzuki (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 11-12
)

Akisato Baba (ep 3)
Ayumi Hayasaka (ep 6)
Daisuke Kusaka (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-6, 9-11
)

Hiromitsu Saitō (ep 3)
Ieatsu Esashi (ep 1)
Kazutaka Toda (eps 11-12)
Ken'ichi Kutsugi (eps 6, 11)
Kentarō Yayama (eps 2-12)
Miki Satō (ep 3)
Mio Nakayama (eps 2-12)
Mitsugu Oohara (ep 3)
Norihiko Miyoshi (ep 3)
Ryuichi Sakamoto (eps 2-12)
Satoko Yamamoto (ep 3)
Sayaka Itabashi (eps 3, 6, 11-12)
Shingo Goto (eps 4, 7-9)
Shōta Yano (ep 9)
Shunya Kimura (eps 11-12)
T.K. (eps 1-2, 12)
Takafumi Arai (eps 4, 7-9)
Takashi Kawamura (eps 4, 7-9)
Tatsuya Shimano (ep 3)
Tomoaki Kaneko (ep 3)
Toshiaki Ihara (ep 3)
Tsukasa Saitō (eps 2-12)
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto (ep 11)
Yūki Takenaka (eps 2-12)
Yusuke Tani (eps 4, 7-8)
Yuuji Sakamoto (ep 6)
CG Production Advacement: Amana Iida
Color design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Design Cooperation: Yasunori Miyazawa (ep 3)
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Finishing:
Kyung Ai Chung (eps 1, 3)
Mi Yeon 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 Go (ep 2)
Sun Hee Kim
Young Hee Jung (ep 2)
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 Katō
Nana Mizuki as Rin Ogata
Rikiya Koyama as Tenshirou Okakura
Romi Park as Tamayo Kataoka

Akio Suyama as Douta Kawai
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Ryuunosuke Kataoka
Kazuma Horie as Kenji Ogata
Megumi Matsumoto as Suzuri Uchida
Megumi Toyoguchi as Shouko Uemura
Risa Hayamizu as Misao Yokoyama
Sanae Kobayashi as Megumi Yoda
Shinichirō Miki as Romanof Karenbak
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kiefer
Yūji Ueda as Haruki Hishida

Akiko Matsuzaki as Female Student (ep 1)
Anri Katsu as Chimpira (ep 6)
Asako Dodo as Female Caster
Biichi Satō as
GGP Soldier (eps 11-12)
Police Officer (ep 10)
Chikara Ōsaka as Gallery (ep 3)
Dai Matsumoto as Commander
Fuminori Komatsu as
Demonstrator (ep 10)
GGP Soldier (ep 11)
Hidekatsu Shibata as Nanpuu Kataoka
Hikaru Hanada as Male Caster
Hiroshi Tsuchida as Munakata
Jin Horikawa as
Caster (eps 1-2)
SNN caster
Kazunari Tanaka as Cobra Brother (ep 3)
Kazutoshi Hatano as
Classmate (ep 5)
Photographer (ep 12)
Tennis Member B (ep 1)
Kenta Miyake as Riki Yamamoto
Kiyoshi Katsunuma as
Host (ep 4)
Staff (ep 3)
Kohei Shiotsuka as Tennis Member A (ep 1)
Komina Matsushita as Female Student (ep 1)
Kouji Watanabe as
Information Officer A (ep 8)
Policeman A (ep 6)
Signaller B (eps 11-12)
Kunio Ida as
Demonstrator (ep 10)
Information Officer Leader (ep 8)
Policeman B (ep 6)
Signaller A (eps 11-12)
Makoto Yasumura as Akira Sato
Masahito Yabe as Bosozoku / Motoki (ep 6)
Michio Nakao as Editor-in-chief Suzuki
Mie Sonozaki as Yuki Ogata
Minoru Hirota as Robert (ep 10)
Naoko Kōda as Miyuki Ogata
Noriko Fujimoto as
Female Reporter (ep 4)
Information Officer B (ep 8)
Interviewer (ep 3)
Nurse (ep 2)
Ooki Sugiyama as
Cobra Brother (ep 3)
Kizaki (eps 5-6)
Rio Natsuki as Female Caster (ep 5)
Saori Seto as Female Reporter (ep 4)
Takehiro Murozono as
BMA-A (ep 4)
Detective (ep 7)
Takuma Suzuki as
English Teacher (ep 3)
Runaway Leader (ep 6)
Tamio Sobami as President (ep 1)
Teppei Akahira as Staff (ep 1)
Tomonori Yoshida as Student (ep 1)
Yutaka Aoyama as Hugh Gatobu
Yuu Amano as Classmate (ep 5)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Backgrounds:
Bamboo
Studio Jack (eps 2-3)
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2009-01-27)
Chiba Television (2009-01-11)
KBS Kyoto (2009-01-12)
Sun TV (2009-01-13)
Television Kanagawa (2009-01-12)
Television Saitama Co., Ltd. (2009-01-11)
Tokyo MX (2009-01-14)
CG Production: Cyclone Graphics inc
CG Production Cooperation:
GONZO (eps 3, 6, 11-12)
Q-Tec (eps 2, 5)
Tatsunoko Production (eps 2-12)
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc.
Photography: MADBOX
Production:
Geneon Universal Entertainment (Geneon Entertainment)
Madhouse
NEC Interchannel
English staff
English cast
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 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 A. Williams
Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler
Bryan Massey as Tenshiro Okakura
Stephanie Young as Tamayo Kataoka
Tia Ballard as Rin Ogata

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
Micah Solusod as Haruki Hishida
Robert McCollum as Kiefer
Trina Nishimura as Suzuri Uchida

Alexis Tipton as Megumi Yoda 
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)
Leah Clark as Yuki Ogata
Maeghan Albach as Sasaki (ep 4)
T.A. Taylor as Nanpu Kataoka

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

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