January 29, 2009

Random Anime Picture #36


-RideBack, ep02

I didn't expect to like this show.  Girls on motorcycle-like things?  With an evil dictator-level government dominating the world?  Feh... I've seen it already, when it was called Bubblegum Crisis (or BGC2040 for that matter).  It was good then, but RideBack ain't no BGC.

It might be better.  It's hard to say after just two episodes, of course.  Rin, our heroine, is less Priss and more Linna, which is a good thing... I didn't much like Priss in either version of BGC, to be frank.

Here's the kicker: Rin is the talented daughter of a prima ballerina, but she retires from ballet after tearing the ligaments in one of her ankles.  Tah-dah, she discovers the world of RideBacks: half-motorcycle, half-mecha, that she can make DANCE.  Literally.  The screenshot above is as she finishes a pirouetting leap off the wall of the building behind her... at 70mph. 

Yeah, the concept sounded lame to me, too.  But I'll admit it: I like it more than Kurokami right now.

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1 What I saw, mostly, looked interesting.  The problem is that there's a lot of pretentious conspiracy-politics stuff that's shoved in amongst the nifty racing parts.  I don't quite know what the series is trying to be.  As an opening to a sports anime series, the mecha-motorcycle parts are pretty good.  I'm also normally pretty good with conspiracy-political anime.  I just don't want to switch in the middle of  a series.

Posted by: Civilis at January 31, 2009 08:20 PM (MaBrD)

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