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IGPX Episode 3: Black Egg

Original Japanese title: Black Egg

Team Satomi is ready to take on Team Black Egg, but Team Black Egg has tricky defensive maneuvers that could cost Team Satomi big time. Meanwhile, Miss Satomi fights to find a sponsor. If she can't find one, the team will no longer be funded and will have to be sold. Will Team Satomi win their second big race? And will a win be enough for a sponsor to support the team?

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

A Reversal from Left Field! Team Satomi Lands Their First IG-1 Victory!

Team Satomi cracked the "Kings of Defense" and their new defense system

It's the second race for Team Satomi in the 2048 season. Everyone wondered how the newbies in the IG-1 would fare against Team Black Egg and the fresh defense system they've set up, which caught the eyes of everyone watching.

 

Unlike their first race, Team Satomi assertively attacked in this race. Takeshi closed the gap between himself and Ricardo. But, to catch Takeshi off guard, Ricardo released a peculiar vaporizing substance that momentarily blocked Takeshi's field of vision completely, and allowed him to get ahead of Takeshi. Takeshi eventually ended up needing to make a "pit stop" with the Running Skeleton, making it the second race in a row that Team Satomi has needed the Running Skeleton. However, Team Satomi wasn't down and out. Together with Amy, Takeshi, who aimed for Ricardo's front and rear at the same time, released a well-controlled punching strike. Ricardo was smashed into Glass, who was in front of him, and fell behind. After that, Team Black Egg wasn't fully able to enter Speed Mode and they let Team Satomi take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the race.

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Worthy of commemoration, this was a perfect first victory for Team Satomi in the IG-1. This was the first time for Team Satomi to stand on the winner's stage in the IG-1, and the three pilots celebrated their hard work by having a brief "champagne fight". But, their basking in the joy of winning may only be for today. Their next race is against the team that has been called "The Perfect Winners" -- Team Velshtein. A new struggle awaits Team Satomi!

Music Credits

Toonami Version

"Weeds"
By Neotropic

Album: 15 Levels of Magnification

Heard: The first song in the episode, played as Miss Satomi talks with board members and drives to the race track.

 

"Dark Lady"

By DJ Food

Album: Jazz Brakes Vol. 4

Heard: Played throughout a good portion of the first half of the race.

 

"Going Down"

By Funki Porcini

Album: Live, Pussycats and Carwrecks

Heard: The last song before the commercial break.

 

"Pulse"

By Hexstatic

Album: Master-View

Heard: When Mark makes a phone call.

 

"Big Lost"

By Diplo

Album: Florida

Heard: Just after Andrei gives advice to Team Satomi.

 

"Chicken Spit"

By Pest

Album: Necessary Measures

Heard: Immediately after the race.

 

"Florida"

By Diplo

Album: Florida

Heard: After "Chicken Spit" finishes, Miss Satomi finishes a phone call. This song plays for a good minute or two.

 

"The Turnaround"

By The Herbaliser

Album: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Heard: At the end of the episode

Production I.G Version

"Weeds"
By Neotropic

Album: 15 Levels of Magnification

Heard: The first song in the episode, played as Miss Satomi talks with board members and drives to the race track.

 

"Dark Lady"

By DJ Food

Album: Jazz Brakes Vol. 4

Heard: Played throughout a good portion of the first half of the race.

 

"Going Down"

By Funki Porcini

Album: Live, Pussycats and Carwrecks

Heard: The last song before the commercial break.

 

"Big Lost"

By Diplo

Album: Florida

Heard: Just after Andrei gives advice to Team Satomi.

 

"Chicken Spit"

By Pest

Album: Necessary Measures

Heard: Immediately after the race.

"Adagio Absolut"

By Patrick Cassidy

Album: Licensed Track (not commercially available)

Heard: After "Chicken Spit" finishes, Miss Satomi finishes a phone call. This song plays for a good minute or two.

 

"The Turnaround"

By The Herbaliser

Album: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Heard: At the end of the episode

Additional Information

US original broadcast date: November 12, 2005
Japan original broadcast date: October 19, 2005

Toonami Version Differences

- A line in the boardroom meeting is cut, where one of the members tells Miss Satomi not to make it harder on them.

 

- A portion the scene where Mark finds Miss Satomi frustrated is cut in the Toonami version. Miss Satomi asks Mark what he would do if he moved teams. The Toonami version cuts right to the end result of this meeting which is Miss Satomi talking about potentially losing the team, cutting about 30 seconds out.

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