iAX: "When I first got a chance to review Madhouse’s RideBack on Blu-Ray/DVD from FUNimation, I honestly wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Completely flying under my radar back in 2009, I immediately dismissed it at first glance as a uninteresting mash-up of Initial D and Transformers; two series which I personally had little interest in. I mean, motorcycles that transform? Surely it must have been done better before. Thankfully though, the series went completely beyond my own personal expectations as I was justly rewarded with a rich character study of a girl named Ogata Rin, and how she found her sense of self through a series of extraordinary events."