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IGPX Episode 17: White Snow

Original Japanese title: White Snow

Team White Snow is determined to win this race against Team Satomi. The race is still not over, but if Team Satomi can't figure this team out, it may mean a loss. Team White Snow isn't done with their tricks. Will Team Satomi be strong enough to overcome the remaining unpredicted challenges of this race? This episode features a few plot twists that cannot be revealed in this summary here without spoiling the episode.

Spoilers Below

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

Report #1

The Champion Team's Crushing Defeat!!

White Snow shows the world a new kind of IG-1 race!

This was the first race of the second round of Regular Season races of this year's IG-1 League. For Team White Snow, who only just climbed to the IG-1 this year, this first race in the IG-1 came, more or less, with a sense of pressure, especially coming off the heels of being the IG-2 champions last year. However, looking at the end result, they came away with 25 points (1st, 2nd and 4th place). On the interview platform after the race, team leader Zanak Strauss humbly denied the reporter's claim that they crushed Team Satomi, saying, "We just had some lucky plays and caught them on an off day." They also showed concern for Team Satomi due to Amy's injuries from this race. These refreshing words and conduct from White Snow are sure to usher in new audiences to the IGPX.

On the other hand, Team Satomi's performance was something of a feckless nature this race. Not only were their preemptive attacks successfully dodged, the exact same attack was immediately copied and Takeshi received a direct blow. If that wasn't enough, Team Satomi was toyed with by an Inner Edge attack* that Team White Snow unleashed. Takeshi and Liz only barely managed to cross the finish line, and just like the first race, their mechs were in quite a terrible condition. It is being said that Amy, who retired midway through the race, will be out for 20 days recovering from her injuries.

Is this really the team that conquered the IG-1 last year? According to an opinion poll taken by the 2nd Audience, only 14.3% agree with the statement that Team Satomi's overall performance is "adequate for being the champion team". It's unfortunate to hear that so soon into the season and it must be because of Team Satomi's loss here. We will see what the future holds for Team Satomi this year.

*Regarding Team White Snow's mech's arms making prolonged contact with Team Satomi's mechs, it has been said that Team Satomi lost control of their mechs. A formal complaint was filed and recognized by the IGPX Arbitration Committee. In response to the complaint, the committee will accept written reports from both teams for up to 10 days, and will make an announcement regarding its findings within 15 days. The committee will then hold a meeting to state whether they accept or reject the contents of the filed complaint as valid.

Music Credits

Toonami Version

"Golfer versus Boxer"
By Amon Tobin
Album: Supermodified
Heard: At the beginning of the race

"Aloo Gobi"
By Neotropic
Album: 15 Levels of Magnification
Heard: After Amy's mech is down, during the race

"Sonny"
By Journeyman
Album: National Hijinx
Heard: During the interview with Team White Snow
immediately after the race

"Flying Officer"
By Skalpel
Album: Konfusion
Heard: During Team Satomi's meeting immediately after
the race

"Pulse"
By Hexstatic
Album: Master-View
Heard: During a meeting between Jesse, Andrei, Mark and
Miss Satomi

"Mr. Chombee has the Flaw"
By The Herbaliser
Album: Blow Your Headphones
Heard: When Benjamin Bright speaks about Team Satomi's
intention for the next race during a TV special

"Ug"
By Mr. Scruff
Album: Trouser Jazz
Heard: When Andrei and Mark talk after a simulation run

"Air to Sky"
By Hint
Album: Portakabin Fever
Heard: When Takeshi and Fantine are at the pool

"Champion Nibble"
By Mr. Scruff
Album: Trouser Jazz
Heard: During the interview with both Sir Hamgra and
Andrei

"...You"
By DJ Food
Album: Kaleidoscope
Heard: When Andrei talks to Takeshi

"Black Ice"
By DJ Food
Album: Unknown
Heard: During the first lap of the race

"Sloath"
By Journeyman
Album: National Hijinx
Heard: The last song of the episode

Production I.G Version

"Mr. Chombee has the Flaw"
By Herbaliser
Album: Blow Your Headphones
Heard: When Benjamin Bright speaks about Team Satomi's
intention for the next race during a TV special

"The Turnaround"
By The Herbaliser
Album: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Heard: During the TV interview with Andrei

"Battle of Bongo Hill"
By The Herbaliser
Album: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Heard: As the race begins

Additional Information

US original broadcast date: June 10, 2006
Japan original broadcast date: February 15, 2006

Toonami Version Differences

No changes were made.

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