top of page

IGPX Episode 13: Into Tomorrow

Original Japanese title: Into Tomorrow

The race is still on against Team Satomi and Team Velshtein. Takeshi has a big will to win, since Andrei says he will introduce "The Rocket" to Takeshi. Takeshi and Cunningham also are similar in talent. But Team Velshtein isn't through. Dodging the Indoraga Mano was only the first step. Will Takeshi and Team Satomi pull off a victory to win the IG-1 Championship?

Spoilers Below

Don't scroll down any further if you want to avoid spoilers! The action reports (and music credits) contain some spoilers from the episode!

Report #1

Team Satomi's First IG-1 Victory!!

Shutting down the Indoraga Mano, Team Satomi truly stopped the V!

In this year's final match, it's Team Satomi's first season in the IG-1 but they shined as champions today, beating Team Velshtein, who were the reigning champions for the previous two years. The first steps Team Satomi took towards victory today began in the first corner of the second lap. Using boosters that were installed just before this race, Team Satomi outran Team Velshtein's deathblow, the Indoraga Mano. Additionally, Liz closed in on Jan and Dew, using the same spin attack that Amy used in the race against Team Edgeraid, making use of her training in Chinese Kenpo. The team who had the lowest odds when the season started now begins to prove that they can stand neck and neck with the clear cream-of-the-crop team of the IG-1. That alone is an incredible feat. But, when Takeshi and Cunningham begin battling up in the front of the pack, they begin to show us new capabilities never before seen in IG mechs.

When Takeshi unleashed attacks gradually more and more, the often-titled "Emperor" started moving at speeds unseen by a mech before. Takeshi, who seemed to be almost pulling onto Cunningham's mech at that point, started increasing in speed. Is this the true strength that one might expect from the one called the "Emperor"? Or is this the true strength of an IG mech?

13-005.jpg

While the audience remains in fascination with these maneuvers, the race enters its final stage. Liz and Dew who entered the third lap with intentions to move onto the end ended up retiring early after a fierce battle, and this became the catalyst for the other mechs to change into Speed Mode. Cunningham changed into Speed Mode in moments, taking the lead in the race. But, just past the final corner, Takeshi would demonstrate what one could do with a slipstream from Cunningham, who had barely finished changing into Speed Mode. The people in main stands of the audience now see two mechs approach the finish line, neck and neck. Takeshi got the checkered flag at only 0.03 seconds faster than Cunningham.

Team Satomi is not only the only team who could "Stop the V", but they are also the team who just entered the IG-1 and fulfilled their destiny of winning the IG-1. Could anyone have predicted that when the season started? We want people to consider something from that time: Who was it that Cunningham named as a rival? Was Cunningham predicting this race against Takeshi at that time? No matter how you slice it, now Team Satomi has proven to be the unshakeable champions of the IG-1, showing the world what they were capable of during this race. Team Satomi went from the challengers and are now the IG-1 champion title holders; a change of position that surely every team vies for. The next season will be upon the world soon enough and this race may soon be forgotten. But if that becomes the case, it means that Team Satomi will have shown us amazing and fascinating battles in the next season. The world awaits next year's races!

Music Credits

Toonami Version

"Everything Is Under Control" (DJ Kentaro Mix)
By Coldcut
Album: Everything Is Under Control
Heard: The first song of the episode

 

"Libera me, Domine (Red Heat)"

By Brian de Mercia

Album: The Secret OST

Heard: When Takeshi sees Cunningham in the 2D animation sequence on the track


"Sloath"
By Journeyman
Album: National Hijinx
Heard: During the second part of the 2D animation sequence and continuing through a little bit of the race

"Rockit Soul"
By Funki Porcini
Album: The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds
Heard: During a majority of the second part of the race

"The Look Up"
By Hint
Album: Portakabin Fever
Heard: After Takeshi talks to Cunningham after the race

"Pulse"
By Hexstatic
Album: Master-View
Heard: When Takeshi and Andrei talk the morning after the race

"Power - Remix By Mixmaster Morris"
By Irresistible Force
Album: Fish Dances
Heard: When Jesse and Miss Satomi visit the IGPX garage

"Freedom" (Fila Brazillia Mix)
By DJ Food
Album: Refried Food
Heard: As the camera pans over the IGPX track

"Big Lost"

By Diplo
Album: Florida
Heard: The very last song of the episode

Production I.G Version

"Libera me, Domine (Red Heat)"

By Brian de Mercia

Album: The Secret OST

Heard: When Takeshi sees Cunningham in the 2D animation sequence on the track

"Power Struggle"

By Klaus Badelt

Album: Directors Cuts

Heard: During the second part of the 2D animation sequence and continuing into the race

"How It Destructs"

By Animals on Wheels

Album: Nuvol I Cadira

Heard: When the race is over right before the commercial break

"Warm Waves"

By Steve Carter

Album: The Seasons

Heard: When Takeshi and Andrei talk the morning after the race

"Electronic Counterpoint Fast"
By Rainstick Orchestra
Album: The Floating Glass Key in the Sky
Heard: When Jesse and Miss Satomi visit the IGPX garage

"Big Lost"
By Diplo
Album: Florida

Heard: The very last song of the episode

Additional Information

US original broadcast date: February 4, 2006
Japan original broadcast date: January 18, 2006

Toonami Version Differences

- During the post-race conversation between Takeshi and Cunningham, a segment of the conversation is cut from the Toonami version. Cunningham talks to Takeshi about their meeting on the track in Episode 4. A few lines from Takeshi are also cut. After Cunningham walks away, Takeshi says "kinda" in response to Liz saying "So he's kind of a weird dude..."; which is also cut from the Toonami version.

- The conversation between Jesse and Mark in the room where the mech is is slightly cut from the Toonami version, and the Toonami version also slightly cuts off what Benjamin Bright is saying off-screen by Mark beginning to speak.

- Some of the pieces of animation that feature the IGPX track at the end of the episode are slightly cut for time.

bottom of page