Rideback: Episodes 4 & 5

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Rin is probably my favorite action anime heroine since Revi in Black Lagoon.  Their personalities are pretty much complete opposites, but they both have a way of getting things done without whining.  It also doesn’t hurt that Madhouse has kept a consistently high level with the art and animation.  I haven’t read the Rideback manga, but I’ve heard murmurs that the story moves more toward the war side of things.  It’ll be interesting to see if Rin has to change her mindset on how to go through life since it’s inevitable that the military or the rebels will try to bring her to their side.  Oh, but the one WTF moment was when they showed Big Nose Okakura’s age.  He looks like a senior in college, not a guy rounding the bend towards middle age-dom.

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