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Rideback: The Complete Series (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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Atop her robotic RideBack motorcycle, an ex-dancer ignites the fires of rebellion in a nation held captive by its own oppressive government.
After an injury forces Rin to trade her stage career for college life, she finds new thrills as a member of the RideBack Club. When she discovers an unusual connection with one machine in particular – Fuego – she is forced into the middle of a revolution. The tyrannical new government rules with an iron fist, and Rin is reluctant to take them on. But as her dearest friends suffer, and the insurgency struggles to topple the increasingly powerful regime, Rin may have no choice but to gun Fuego’s engines and speed directly into the heart of the fight for freedom.
The mecha adventure RideBack (2009) takes place in 2025, when the sinister cabal GGP rules much of the world. Rin Ogata was a rising ballet star but sustained an injury that ended her career. She rediscovers the excitement dancing used to bring her when she begins piloting a RideBack, a robot-motorcycle hybrid. Applying the coordination and skills she learned in ballet, Rin forms a mystical bond with her machine as solid as any Gundam pilot's. She quickly surpasses the other riders at her college, even reigning champion Tamayo Kataoka. But those piloting skills get her into trouble when she and her roommate Shoko find themselves caught between the "antiterrorist" forces of the GGP and the rebels of the BMA. RideBack often feels like two series spliced together. Rin's journey to regain her confidence is an interesting and original shojo adventure--her back story provides a convincing reason for her piloting skills, unlike the usual superstacked female mecha jockeys. The BMA-led revolt against the dictatorial GGP is just a standard-issue sci-fi saga with fanatics on both sides seeking revenge. The filmmakers don't have enough time to tell either story well in just 12 episodes--the underdeveloped subplot involving collusion between the leader of the GGP in Japan and the mecha manufacturer feels tacked on. But despite its flaws RideBack has a spark of originality many recent anime titles lack. (TV 14: brief nudity, violence, violence against women, torture, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 7.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 26354414
- Director : Terri Doty
- Media Format : Blu-ray
- Run time : 5 hours
- Release date : June 28, 2011
- Actors : Alexis Tipton, Brian Massey, Chris Burnett, Tia Ballard
- Dubbed: : Japanese, English
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Funimation Prod
- ASIN : B004TP55LQ
- Number of discs : 4
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My complaint is box design.
The box is designed like large boxes that hold trilogies or TV seasons such as Star Wars or *insert your favorite TV box series here*. It's big enough for 2 DVD cases. The problem is, it's a waste of material / space for what is included after the product is opened. It comes with two items inside. A normal sized plastic DVD case. This has case has 6 discs inside. 2 for DVD and 4 for blu-ray. The second case is the same size but is made out extremely thin flimsy cardboard insert that contains the key chain. What do you normally do with a flimsy piece of cardboard that you don't need? Recycle it or throw it out of course.
So now you have a nice large box to contain two DVD cases, that now only contains one. A waste of space and material. I like the box so I kept key chain case and stuck it back in there so they fit. But after sitting on my shelf of over DVD's of anime it gets squished warped. For now it's fine, but one day it's going to be chucked due to wear and tear and so will the nice large hard cardboard case with nice art on it.
Sci-fi/action/romance/with enough rebellion against an overbearing government to make one heck of a story! Disbelief is not an option as in some other anime. It's not so ridiculous as to expect that anyone needs to suspend that.
The characters are real. If you like this stuff, get it. Don't wait!
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日本時間で 2017/12/30 に注文をして
5日間から21日間 かかる旨は英語で 商品説明にも記載されておりましたので
（アマゾンの注文履歴では注文直後 到着は５日後 という表記だったのですが
すごい好きな作品が安く かつ 少ないディスク枚数で鑑賞できるので
I have used overseas shops for the first time.
I ordered in Japan time on December 30, 2017
The item arrived on January 19, 2018.
Since the fact that it took 5 days to 21 days was also described in the item description
It is the expected arrival.
(In the order history of Amazon it was notation that arrival was after 5 days just after ordering
It was a little uneasy to be honest that the date is postponed every time the deadline is passed)
I can appreciate a great favorite work at a low price and with a small number of discs
I think that it is very good.