RideBack was a show that was greatly received at first, but quickly lost support as it went on. It may not be remembered for its middle and end, but the 1st episode was some great stuff, if you can suspend disbelief on the fact that an army equipped with transforming motorcycles took over the world with… transforming motorcycles.
Here we have Rin, her mouth frozen in half-exhilaration, half-terror, as she crashes through a barricade, right before a plummeting fall.
How did she come to this point? It was just a little misunderstanding, but somehow, the feel of Fuego reawakened a long dead dream inside Rin. Her body was, after all, rendered unable to perform ballet after an accident. She doesn’t think about it much, but I could somehow feel that Rin’s world was sighing, despite the beautiful cherry blossoms falling everywhere.
Now, armed with this strange wheeled contraption, able to replicate her old ballet movements, Rin reunites with an old feeling. Now, her world will never sigh again.
If she could just land the right way and not shatter every bone in her body…
Spoiler: Come the next episode, she does land safely. (Or we wouldn’t have 12 episodes of this.)