The demonic form of Lil' Slugger that Maniwa faces resembles an oni. Oni are demonic creatures from Japanese folklore often wielding a tetsubo.
Episode Title Appearance: "Re-da- Man" is formed from some neon lights burning out in a Japanese billboard normally reading (translated) "Magazines for Intelligent Investors Trader Monthly" (the last two words are spelled Tore-da- mansuri). In the Adult Swim version, a translating caption reads "Radar Man".
2nd Prophetic Vision
To begin, the story that seems to have ended spins back to the place where it began. Following each stepping stone and connecting the dots, you find the eternal castle of recurring dreams. No mystery remains unsolved forever...and no answer is without mystery. Well then, we bid you farewell.
1st Prophetic Vision
To begin, the black shadow finally appears, swallowing up the calmer of the people. The cries coming from the source of purgatory fill with bright red blood. Are they for the eternal goodbye, or the first cries of the newly born shoes of gold? The last episode of a dream, an illusion, a bubble in a shadow, period.
To begin... a unicorn is fighting ferociously. Guided by the crowd of dolls and the voice of the sage. He obtains an ancient sword at the base of the moon, and now on to Pegasus. Who called the Holy Warrior? But she was such a good child. Well...
The original Japanese broadcast was on May 10, 2004.
Many elements and much of the staging for this episode were inspired by Batman the animated series. A nod is made to the series when Radar Man jumps atop a "Bat-delivery" truck.