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Discuss the Mushishi special
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>>100529650
>/a/ is more than loli, moe, and wish-fullfillment

Really? which board you been watching for the last decade?
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>>100529650


Perhaps you and I are the only motherfuckers that watched this special. I honestly don't get this.

Fuck you, /a/.
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>>100529650
We already discussed it when it aired though.

Besides from the upcoming s2, there's not much to discuss.

>>100529780
Are you retarded? There was a whole bunch of threads hyping the s2 announcement after the special aired.
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>>100529650
>/a/ is more than loli, moe, and wish-fullfillment discussion
You sure you got the right board here?
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>>100529650
Is this just another "I just finished ____ late, and I want to discuss about it" kind of thread?
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>>100529650
For what ever reason I couldn't commit to the series. I loved Kino no Tabi and most accounts refer to mushishi as a similar show that is as good as or even surpasses it.

Might give it another try but in the past I've always got 3-5 eps in then taken a break and forgotten to come back to it.
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Isn't Mushishi about the wish-fulfilment of having a quiet and peaceful life, yet a meaningful one in a fantasy world? I haven't even watched that anime, but it sounds like something you tree huggers and day dreamers would love.
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>>100529839
The one hour special that aired this month
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>Season 2
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>>100529780
Or it's just that you two slowpoked so much that you haven't seen the other numerous threads about the special and S2 announcement.
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>>100529650
IT IS SHITy that I have to wait for the next installment of this fucking masterpiece. Mushishi reaffirmed my love of animation years ago when it first aired, and now it is happening again. I believe that anime can be an art and have value as more than cheap mindless entertainment.
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>>100529884
Where do you come from and why did you feel the need to post a shitty non-/a/ related reaction picture?
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I watched 5 minutes of it then turned it off, I guess I just wasn't ready.

I think it's a bit shocking how little it's changed despite the long gap in production.
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>>100529881
You're like 2 weeks late to the threads we had when it aired.
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>>100529856
I watched the whole thing, but never got too invested on it. I'd blame Ginko or that it just isn't particularly interesting to watch.
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>>100529916
>I believe that anime can be an art and have value as more than cheap mindless entertainment.
You could have realized that when you watched your first Ghibli.
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>>100529650
>/a/ is more than loli, moe, and wish-fullfillment
It now also is wishful thinking?
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>>100529934
Why are you acting like there's a rule that allows anime-only reaction images here?
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>>100529972

Who cares. For me it is a good escapism from reality.
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Why do you have to shittalk about /a/ first to talk about a show you like?
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>>100529650
You know, if you wanted to talk about Mushishi you should of just said Mushishi thread or something related.

Instead you tried to bait some responses out of /a/ and ended up with a shitposting thread.
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>>100529969
I like Ghibli, but it doesn't has the same visceral impact that Mushishi had on me when it aired
Blogshit time. I was at a really bad place in my life when Mushishi aired, and when I watched it every week I felt myself coming back together again. When it was finished I was filled with resolve that I wasn't going to let my disability decide whether or not I could live my life or not.
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>>100530013
It's not a rule, it's just a little jarring to see someone post something he obviously didn't save on /a/ in the first place.
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Mushishi? More like MushiSHIT
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IRC please, fuck off with the shitposting, you've been using the same tactics for too many shows.
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Terrible thread. You can't just expect discussion to happen by saying "discuss" without contributing yourself. And the comment you put in the subject field is practically guaranteeing for offtopic posts.
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>>100530060
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Kino no tabi represents the episodic "wanderer" anime being done correctly, whilst Mushishi represents it consistently done poorly. Overall, Kino no Tabi is a fantastic anime, and Mushishi is mediocre, or dare I even say terrible.

Although both have fairly similar goals, the episodes in Kino no Tabi have consistent thematic content and explore different facets of culture, humanity and indeed identity. Mushishi, by contrast features "just another problem" each week.

In Kino no Tabi, the backstory, allows us to view the motivations, purpose and values and attitudes of "Kino", which frequently cause questioning about the character- many questions which are subtly answered through decisions made by the character throughout the story.

Mushishi, by contrast, leaves Ginko as a shadow, and we learn very little about him. Although back story is provided, it simply labels him as his occupation and never involves questioning it, and we learn why his hair is white.

Kino is frequently seen saying "that was scary, I thought it was over" or refers themselves to a traveller frequently, suggesting the way people cling to labels, and indeed their identity.

Kino no tabi has superior thematic content
Superior character development (particularly of the protagonist)
It also has a much stronger underlying message.

Kino no Tabi is a masterpiece.

Mushishi is not.
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>Being needlessly hostile and judgemental in your opening posts

This is why no one wants to talk about anime with you.
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Haruna wa daijoubu desu.
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>>100530092

yeah you need to samefag and imagedump or your thread will never get anywhere
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>>100530092
Honest question from someone who hasn't watched the show, feel free to ignore it if you feel I'm shitposting. What exactly is there to "discuss" about a show that's apparently praised for its quiet atmosphere and SoL nature rather than its plot?
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>>100530108

Oh man this pasta. Always good for a chuckle.
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>>100530150
Not much at all as stated in one of the posts above.
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>>100530150

I actually don't know how to answer that.
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>>100530123
I agree. Nobody wants to talk with a/. Hostile from the first post or later, it's the same.
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>>100530150
Ginko is so hot.
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>>100530223

ginko a shit
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40+ mins vs 20+ mins?

I personally felt the normal 20+ mins episodes better but that might be due to my attention span. that and we only had one 40 min episode so far.
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>>100530223
But why is his hair white?
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>>100530142
Did anyone ever confirm for sure how often this happens?
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>>100530234
your waifu is shit
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>>100530150
There's plenty of ways. You could talk about which stories from the manga you'd like to see in the anime. You could talk about which episodes you thought were the best and why. You could talk about the author's intentions in portraying the mushi the way she did. The plot in Mushishi, while episodic, is actually really good and it only complements the excellent atmosphere.
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>>100530243
Because white haired girls are the best girls.
This is scientific fact.
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>>100530249
It works. Whenever I want to make a thread I samefag up some pasta and images I prepared for about 15-20 posts, and that is enough to jump start discussion and get a good thread going every time.

If I don't do this and try to make a thread there is about a 50% chance it will die in 10 posts or less, unless it is a currently airing show and an episode came out that day.
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>>100530150
Discuss why don't the Mushishis just kill all mushis.
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>>100530243
why are you retarded?
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>>100530056
So were you in a sense, figuratively 'healed'?
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>>100530335
Or which mushi you would fuq.
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>>100530340
How am I retarded for not knowing why this guy's hair is white? I'm not a fucking mind reader.
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I'd mushishi Ginko's Ginko if you know what I mean.
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>>100530150
I don't think having a quiet atmosphere means there's nothing to discuss.

You could also legitimately ask what's there to discuss about a harem show that has no content and is praised for having cute girls. Your question is too hard to begin with.
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>>100530284
Wait, the mangaka was a woman?

Fucking dropped.
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Could someone give me a rundown on what this show is about, and why /a/ loves it so much?
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mushishi is a nice series

unique setting and the manga was created by a woman
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>>100530381
A mind reader wouldn't know why my 2D waifu's hair is white either
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>>100530407
Nobody asked for your opinion, feminazi shit.
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>>100530335
>Why is nobody killing all those insects.
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>>100530350
Yes I haven't thought of it in those terms, but you could say that is a fairly acurate way of putting it.
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>>100530381
then watch the series

its about supernatural flora/fauna or whatever you want to call it, white hair doesnt sound all too weird.
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>>100530402

yes, but the anime is directed by a man

the central target audience is probably young adult females, but it appeals to me more than any other thing like that
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>>100529856
>most accounts refer to mushishi as a similar show that is as good as or even surpasses it.
I was the other way around. Loved Mushishi and then when I watched Kino I hated it.
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>>100530404
Apparently it's about some guy who travels. He has white hair and has apparently lost an eye; also he likes smoking. He aids people who are plagued with problems caused by mushis, which are fantastical creatures.
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will characters finally have more distinct facial features?
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>>100530430

mushi aren't insects iirc they're like water or something
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I was expecting tragedy and suffering. But then the normal twin sister was fine. Fuck.
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>>100530404
-Story takes place in a world with different rules from our's
-Author's creative without relying on one-dimensional tropes. It's obvious she has the whole world in her imagination.
-Each episode let's us explore the new world, and it does it decently. What makes it shine is that some episodes are genius "holy shit mind blown" kind of episodes.
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>>100529650
Overrated shit general?
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What are the chances they will fuck up Season 2 somehow ? I don't want that to happen but i'm scared, how is the budget ?
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Did /a/ like the live action?
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I don't like that you call it sol when it's different from moe-blob shows. Mushi-shi is real sol in a fantasy world. No comic effects or puns. It's realistic and has no yuri undertones
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>>100530632
Meh. It was completely unnecessary and pointless.
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>>100530705
Both are examples of SoL. Who are you to define what "real" SoL should be like? Get a grip.
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>>100530452
It's a fucking seinen manga. It's for young adults in general. Just because the author's a female doesn't mean she's actively targeting female readership.
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traveling swamp is best episode

prove me wrong
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>>100530747

i bet you also think inuyasha is a "shounen"
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>>100530769
Rebirth island

>>100530741
I don't like it the same way electronic geek in america doesn't like being called an otaku even though he doesn't watch anime. Sure both are examples of otaku, but they're still different.
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>>100530832
He's American not Japanese and your speaking English. He's not an otaku.
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I would discuss, but this is a horrible thread to do it in.
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Dat Sore Feet Song. The only song I ever bought from Itunes and I got it the day I got my phone.
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>>100530907
I mean he wouldn't want to be called an otaku even though he is one because in America that has the connotations of watching anime and having dakimakuras or figurines. It misrepresents him.

In the same way when you tell people Mushi-shi is sol, the first thing that comes to mind is something like K-on.
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>>100531109
The only people calling him otaku would be people speaking Japanese because that's what it is in moon. If anyone had a problem with that they're a retard. If anyone who wasn't speaking Japanese called him an otaku they'd be a retard. And anyone who automatically thinks K-On when SoL is mentioned is also a retard.
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>>100530430
You can't kill life itself
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The audio is really well mastered in one of the releases. I don't have a 5.1 set-up, but I can still hear the clarity and shock some sound effects have. The OP is fucking great, too
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>>100530243
cum
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Man I should have bought the manga when it was being released, now some volumes are so rare.
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>>100532159
My hope is that, if the second season ever gets released in america, they will republish it.
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>>100531081
Ally Kerr is top tier classic guitar man.
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>>100530473
Do they need to? The simplified faces emphasize that they're completely ordinary people faced with fantastic circumstances, and given the lack of continuity between episodes, you don't really need to tell them apart.
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>>100530832
>mfw there's a real place called Rebirth Island
>it's a biological weapon lab
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>>100530239
Better pacing in a 20 min episode I feel. The special was a bit too drawn out for my liking.
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I walk ten thousand miles, ten thousand miles to see you
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>>100530629

The chance is zero
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>>100529650
/a/ doesn't talk about good anime.
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>>100533695
But there are six KlK threads going on right now
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>>100530013
>/a/ - Anime & Manga Rules
>1. All images and resulting discussion should pertain to anime or manga.
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Quick question, why couldn't he girl just go out at night?
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>>100533783
>Implications
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>>100530334
I don't usually need to take it out 15 or 20 posts, but it is sad how many threads NEED to be about something currently airing so you can discuss the latest "epic memes" people came up with about whatever shit aired. I like current airing things too, but one Goddamn thread at a time, and I like it mixed in with other threads.

At least most fanbases have the courtesy to keep their shit in one thread. KlK threads (and that fucking fanbase) are absolute cancer on this board. I can not wait until that stupid show ends.
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>>100529650
> /a/ is more than loli, moe, and wish-fullfillment discussion
What a fantastic way to start a thread.
Pretentiously insult the majority of the population and hope for the best, yeah!

Honestly, I would've liked to discuss Mushishi with you, but I'm going to stick to telling you to fuck yourself, if you behave like this, and you fully deserved this.
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>>100535300
She did, didn't she? At one point I remember her saying "this is the first time I've gone out in the sun in a long time" or something.
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>>100529856
If you want a supernatural series with character development for the MC, try Natsume Yuujinchou. It goes in snail pacing but the stories are good.
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>>100535840

>majority

Plurality. Nevertheless you're right though, starting a thread like this is terrible.
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>> /a/ is more than loli, moe, and wish-fullfillment discussion

No it isn't.
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>>100535847
Then why didn't they go to the meadow at night for example?
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if only Ginko was a cute loli...
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>>100536126
Or a cute shouta...
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>>100533783
And you proved his point with much gusto.
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>>100530402
Why would that make you drop it?
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>>100536126
I think Ginko is cute.
no homo
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>>100537494
I want to be as cool as Ginko.
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>>100536101
Can't see the non-glowing flowers at night?
I don't think they were glowing before the eclipse.
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>>100530249
I respond to my own posts on here pretending to be different people all the time. I've filled up entire threads by arguing with myself.
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>>100538708
They could take a lantern with them.
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>>100537296
Fucking woman ruin everything. Even if I enjoyed the first series, which was directed by a man, knowing that a woman wrote it means that sooner or later it is going to turn into a huge disappointment and make me hate something I once loved.

I like Mushishi, and I don't want to hate it so I need to drop it before that happens.
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>>100539918
1 TOO SPOOKY SPOILER THAT SHIT
2 Samefagging to jump start a thread is one thing, samefagging because no one will talk to you is pathetic.
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>>100541066
>muh misogyny
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>>100541066
Seriously? It's people like you that make Tumblr SJWs a necessary evil. The fact that you couldn't tell the difference invalidates your point anyways.



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