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Team Satomi

Team Satomi was established in 2034. In a considerably short amount of time, just 5 years later, they advanced to the IG-2. For a long while, the team was considered the "Baggage of the IGPX". The reason for that name was due to their strange formations during races, along with idiosyncratic styles amongst the team members. But in 2047, Team Satomi saw greener pastures, making it to the IG-2 Finals for the first time in the team's history and also won. However, with their main sponsor of Satomi Heavy Industries pulling out at the end of 2047, Team Satomi became the talk of IGPX fandom. Fans also wondered if the team could become victorious in the IG-1 like they were in the IG-2.

Their mech colors are yellow and blue. As far as IGPX mechs go, Team Satomi's design is the most standard, and focuses on the performance abilities of the movements of the mechs, with a general balance of offense and defense. However, possibly due to their strengths in hand-to-hand combat, the team doesn't have an Inner Edge attack registered with the IGPX. Nonetheless, in the fierce IG-1 League, where intense battles are being sought out, it can't be denied that Team Satomi has overall lower offensive skills than the other teams.

Team Member Introductions - Pilots

Takeshi Jin (Forward)

*Takeshi Jinno in the Japanese version

Voiced by Haley Joel Osment (ENG) and Kozo Mito (JPN)

Takeshi is Team Satomi's ace pilot. He is usually a bit absent-minded, but he is the most able to focus out of the team's three members, likely due to his training in kendo. However, he has a tendency to not be able to accept other people's opinions. Takeshi always seems to have excellent luck, but entering into the IG-1 in 2048, nobody really knew his true strengths. Takeshi is still a teenager at heart, but will continue to grow with his teammates and as a person as the team progresses through the IG-1 League.

Age: 16
From: Japan
Height: 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
Weight: 123 lb (56 kg)

Amy Stapleton (Midfield)

Voiced by Hynden Walch (ENG) and Ryoko Ono (JPN)

Amy Stapleton is the strategic brain of the team. At the young age of just 14, she is not only called a genius, but is also very good at interacting with animals. With the synchronization of her and Luca when inside her mech, Amy is the driving force of the team's brainpower. Team Satomi has proven to be a home away from home for her, and she feels that the team has helped her break from her own inhibitions.

Age: 14
From: Ireland
Height: 5 ft (152 cm)
Weight: 95 lb (43 kg)

Liz Ricarro (Defense)

Voiced by Michelle Rodriguez (ENG) and Akeno Watanabe (JPN)

Liz has a peculiar talent for racing with IGPX mechs. Often quoting Mencius and Confucius, she is very self-disciplined. But, she has a short temper and often butts heads with Takeshi. Nonetheless, she tries to understand different personalities than her own. She was born an orphan in Puerto Rico, without a family or much of an education. Her skills in the IGPX have led her team to many victories and she is now closely watched by IGPX-related media.

Age: 16
From: Puerto Rico
Height: 5 ft 7 in (169 cm)
Weight: 110 lb (50 kg)


River Marque (Position TBD)

Voiced by Steve Staley (ENG) and Kazuya Nakai (JPN)

River Marque was formerly of Team La Rossa and from 2046 moved to Team Satomi. When River was in the IG-3, he was said to be the one who would catch Cunningham. However, with Takeshi as Team Satomi's ace pilot, River hasn't seen much time on the course or in the media. Will River get a chance to participate in an IG-1 race?

Age: 16
From: Canada
Height: 5 ft 11 in (181 cm)
Weight: 143 lb (65 kg)

Team Member Introductions - Other Members

Michiru Satomi (Team Owner; Age 18)

*Satomi Satomi in the Japanese version

Voiced by Kari Wahlgren (ENG) and Emi Shinohara (JPN)

When Team Satomi was formed, it was part of Satomi Heavy Industries. Michiru Satomi is the granddaughter of Mitsuhiro Satomi, the chairman of the company. She became the owner of the team at the age of 18 when the team was in the IG-2, and was often mentioned in the media as the team's poster child. She has more love for the team than others, and as a determined person, she has a burdened disposition for the team. However, it is often unclear to many whether she is a strong-willed woman or not. Entering the IG-1, all eyes were on Michiru to see if she could break through the negative reports about her and continue to lead the team. She continues to strive to keep the team alive, and works hard to ensure that it thrives.

Andrei Rublev (Team Coach; Age 45)

Voiced by Lance Henriksen (ENG) and Masahiko Tanaka (JPN)

Andrei joined Team Satomi in 2047 to be able to take get the team on a winning track, since the team was being called the "Baggage of IG-2" at the time. However, because he is dead-set on turning the team around, his opinions can sometimes come off as haughty and isn't always favored highly. Still, as an analytical expert, his goal is to change the team for the better.

Mark Ramsey (Team Mechanic; Age 26)

*Masa Ishikawa in the Japanese version

Voiced by Kirk Thornton (ENG) and Jin Horikawa (JPN)

Despite that he doesn't say much, he has incredible insights
into mechanics, and there are a fair number of teams who have
sought him out. More than his high salary, he has an attitude of keeping a work environment a central part of himself and it's not uncommon for him to stay the night where the mechs are kept.

Jesse Martin (Medical Staff Member; Age 14)

*Himawari Aoi in the Japanese version

Voiced by Julie Maddalena (ENG) and Yumi Sudo (JPN)

Jesse is signed on the team as a medical assistant, but ends up playing the role as a "mood-maker", inspiring the pilots
when they are down. Liz has been quoted as saying this about
Jesse: "When my mood feels on the rocks, Jesse's smile i
s the best medicine for me."

Luca (Cybernetic Cat)

Voiced by Kari Wahlgren (ENG) and Vanilla Yamazaki (JPN)

Luca (Age 3) is Amy's cat. Amy found Luca abandoned at a young age, and the two have grown up together. Nowadays, he has been implanted with a cybernetic brain, which allows him to speak to Amy when hooked up inside the IGPX mechs. Luca is Amy's best friend and the two prove to be a winning combination both on the course and in their everyday interactions off the course.

Yuri Jin (Takeshi's Younger Sister; Age 14)

Voiced by Stephanie Sheh (ENG) and Ami Koshimizu (JPN)

While not an official member of Team Satomi, she is highly beloved in the world as the younger brother of an IG-1 pilot. She still goes in his room without knocking, of course. To Takeshi, this is a usual shenanigan of hers. She may be Takeshi's #1 fan in her own mind, but she dreams of being able to get Cunningham's signature one day, and is truly a follower of every new fad that comes along.

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