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The Champions Original Soundtrack by Robert Farnon, Edwin Astley, Albert Elms and Tony Hatch (TV series soundtrack CD review)

I’ve known about Network’s TV series CD collections for some years. They were also limited editions and expensive, double what I paid last month. Even so, when I saw ‘The Champions Original Soundtrack’ had dropped in price, it was too good an opportunity to miss. I should point out that not all the others in […] Related posts:Outlander The Series Vol. 1 by Bear McCreary (TV Series soundtrack review). Humans:…

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Beyond The Empire (The Indranan War book 3) by K.B Wagers (book review)

Being brought up to speed in little less that a paragraph in the opening chapter and just a little more on the back cover, I really wish publishers insisted more authors provide a proper series synopsis for us poor devils who read several dozen books a year. While off-planet, Empress Hail Bristol finds herself cut-off […] Related posts:Behind The Throne (The Indranan War book 1) by K.B. Wagers (book review).…

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Think Before You Like by Guy P. Harrison (book review)

Guy P. Harrison’s book, ‘Think Before You Like’, makes more sense from the very long sub-title, ‘Social Media’s Effect On The Brain And The Tools You Need To Navigate Your Newsfeed’. In other words, he’s investigating social media and as someone who doesn’t really use it, it’ll be interesting to see if he can convince […] Related posts:Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!: A Memoir by Harry Harrison (book review). Think: Why…

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Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero and Simon Bowland (graphic novel review)

The smarter and randier brother of the more well-known Sherlock has his own series. ‘Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook’ is the first graphic novel written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld with art by Joshua Cassara, colours by Luis Guerrero and letters by Simon Bowland and is combined from the single-issue comics from last year. […] Related posts:The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren…

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Fireworks UK Anime Cinema Screening Reminder

Remember, remember the 15th of November, Anime screening with a plot. We see no reason Why anime screenings Should ever be forgot! Anime fans in the UK s… […] Read More Advertisements

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Fireworks UK Anime Cinema Screening Reminder

Remember, remember the 15th of November, Anime screening with a plot. We see no reason Why anime screenings Should ever be forgot! Anime fans in the UK s… […] Read More Advertisements

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Funny! Twenty-Five Years Of Laughter From The Pixar Story Room (book review)

A common misconception is that when any comedy films are made that all the right jokes are selected at the scripting stage. With animation, where so much of it is visual gags, then as John Lasseter describes, egos are left at the door when his team enters the Pixar Story Room and each of the […] Related posts:TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review) Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of…

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Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn by Michael Moorcock (book review)

Michael Moorcock is widely regarded as one of the key figures in the history of British Science Fiction and fantasy, but this reviewer at least came to him relatively recently and the reissuing of this 1968 novel, ‘Hawkmoon: The Sword Of Dawn’, provided the opportunity to decide if Moorcock’s older works are still worth reading. […] Related posts:The Whispering Swarm (The Sanctuary Of The White Friars book 1) by Michael…

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An Interview with Toshimichi Mori of Arc System Works

Rooster Teeth recently invited Otaku News to attend London’s first ever RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo). While attending their animation panel we were surprised to see… […] Read More Advertisements

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An Interview with Toshimichi Mori of Arc System Works

Rooster Teeth recently invited Otaku News to attend London’s first ever RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo). While attending their animation panel we were surprised to see… […] Read More Advertisements

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Doctor Who: The Reign Of Terror by Dennis Spooner (DVD review)

Trying to get Ian Chesterton (actor William Russell) and Barbara Wrightl (actor Jacqueline Hill) back to their correct time in 1963, the Doctor (actor William Hartnell) inadvertently arrives in France, the time of the French Revolution. Only they don’t know that when they investigate as they arrive in a forest. It was a good thing […] Related posts:Doctor Who: Planet Of Giants by Louis Marks (DVD review). Doctor Who: Destiny…

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Alter Ego # 149 November 2017 (magazine review)

It shouldn’t escape your notice that comicbook artist Gil Kane is the main subject of this edition of ‘Alter-Ego’. In the opening article by Daniel Herman, he points out Gil Kane as the first artist on the Silver Age Green Lantern and the Atom who also designed their costumes. I always loved Kane’s Green Lantern […] Related posts:Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review). Alter Ego # 142 September…

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Lord of the Rings TV series for Amazon Prime is a go.

Amazon just announced it’s acquired world television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. […] Related posts:Middle-Earth Envisioned: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings: On Screen, On…

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5 trailer: Not on Earth

Here’s a trailer for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5, where the agents are “Not on Earth” anymore. Space-tastic! Related posts:Agents of SHIELD – 3rd season trailer. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2 trailer. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD… first trailer. […] Read More Advertisements

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An Interview with Katsura Sunshine

Japan is a place with many traditions and art forms. It even has its own traditional form of comedy rakugo. The performer sits down on stage and tells an amusin… […] Read More Advertisements

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An Interview with Katsura Sunshine

Japan is a place with many traditions and art forms. It even has its own traditional form of comedy rakugo. The performer sits down on stage and tells an amusin… […] Read More Advertisements

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The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich (book review)

The Irish Empire takes the place of the traditional British Empire in ‘The Time Roads’, an alternative history/steampunk tale from Beth Bernobich, set at the turn of the 20th century when European geography and politics are almost familiar yet convincingly different. The book is made up of four linked novellas, three of which have been […] Related posts:Allegiance (A River Of Souls Novel book 3) by Beth Bernobich (book review).…

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And Then You’re Dead: A Scientific Exploration Of The World’s Most Interesting Ways To Die by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty (book review)

Want a nice cheery book for this time of year? I doubt if the thrill-seekers or even the unfortunate who contemplate taking their own lives will find this book of use. Many of the situations are a tad extreme to get into and might actually put them off. What Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty’s book […] Related posts:The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who by Simon Guerruer and Dr. Marek Kukula…

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Daguerreotype (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a writer and director almost unknown in the United States, is superb at creating an atmosphere of dread and suspense as he did with ‘Pulse’. This film is a cut below that film. A famous fashion photographer takes daguerreotype pictures of his daughter in memory of his dead wife. His new photographic assistant […] Related posts:Be Afraid (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper). The Blackcoat’s Daughter…

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Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review)

‘Father Christmas And Me’ is the third in a series of books that chart the story not only of Father Christmas but also of the girl who saved Christmas. If you haven’t read the previous two, ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ and ‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’, you should remedy that at once. Treat yourself or […] Related posts:The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould (book review).…

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The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review)

There is one major observation you get when you look at the pictures in Nirmala Nataraj’s book ‘The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA’, you are looking at alien worlds and they belong to our Solar System. So close and photographs are the only way to really see them. If that alone doesn’t convince […] Related posts:Thousand plus new planets found by NASA. Free planets for everyone… NASA’s great…

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Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (book review)

‘Gnomon’ opens with a death in custody. The person in question is Diana Hunter, she may or not have been a dissident and was having her mind examined. In a chair, with probes inside her brain that laid out her thoughts for the technicians to see on a screen, but they went too far, and […] Related posts:The Express Diaries by Nick Marsh (book review). Fiend by Peter Stenson (book…

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The Red Turtle UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details

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My Experience of seeing Your Name at the IMAX

As I leave Cineworld Leicester Square, trying to pull together the memories of what I had just watched, I smile and sense a melancholic joy well up inside of me… […] Read More Advertisements

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Genki Gear Launches Exclusive T-shirt for London Comic Con October 2017

It’s August, but the good folks at geeky t-shirt company Genki Gear are already getting excited about the MCM London Comic Con. So much so they’ve just unveiled… […] Read More Advertisements

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Napping Princess Movie Review

Napping Princess hits the UK Cinemas on Wednesday 16th August 2017. You can find a screening near you by visiting NappingPrincessMovie.co.uk. It’s being distrib… […] Read More Advertisements

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An Interview with Danny Choo

One of the great things about writing for Otaku News is that you get to meet interesting people. At Hyper Japan we caught up with Danny Choo a professional otak… […] Read More Advertisements

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Napping Princess UK Cinema Screening Details

UK anime fans are in for a treat this August, as Anime Limited have just revealed the screening details for their latest cinematic offering Napping Princess. It… […] Read More Advertisements

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The Boy and The Beast UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Reminder

Just a quick reminder to fans of anime director Mamoru Hosoda. Studio Canal will be releasing The Boy and The Beast UK DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 4th September 2… […] Read More Advertisements

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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Film Festival 2017 Details

Anime fans in Wales looking for some fun at the end of September in Cardiff or the end of October in Aberystwyth will want to head over to the Kotatsu Japanese… […] Read More Advertisements

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AmeCon 2018 Announced

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When Marnie Was There on Film4

UK based fans of Studio Ghibli will want to tune into Film4 at 11 am on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 to catch the network premiere of When Marnie Was There. Wh… […] Read More Advertisements

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Esprit D’Air 2018 UK Tour Dates

London based J-Electronic rock and metal band Esprit D’Air have just sent us details of their 2018 tour. They’ll be travelling around the UK for 7 dates in Febr… […] Read More Advertisements

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Lu over the Wall UK Cinema Release Details

We’ve just been sent details about Lu over the Wall from the good folks at Anime Limited. The new movie from director Masaaki Yuasa features a heartwarming and… […] Read More Advertisements

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Silent Manga? Audition Round 9

Are you an aspiring manga artist? Do you want to get the attention of the manga industry? Well the Silent Manga Audition are running another manga competition…. […] Read More Advertisements

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An Interview with Masaaki Yuasa

Cult anime director Masaaki Yuasa was in the UK recently, being eager to quiz him about his two upcoming films Night is Short, Walk On Girl which hits cinemas o… […] Read More Advertisements

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A Silent Voice UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details

UK fans of the emotional rollercoaster of anime movie called A Silent Voice will be pleased to hear the latest announcement from anime distributors Anime Limite… […] Read More Advertisements

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Japan Matsuri in London September 2017

London based fans of Japanese culture looking for something to do on Sunday 24th September 2017 will want to head to the Japan Matsuri. The festival is set to r… […] Read More Advertisements

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ReedPOP Acquires UK MCM Comic Con

It’s almost time for the MCM London Comic Con! It hits this weekend from Friday 27th October to Sunday 29th October 2017 at London’s Excel Centre. Traditionally… […] Read More Advertisements

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Fireworks UK Anime Cinema Screening Details

UK Anime fans looking for a cinematic treat in November will be pleased to hear about Anime Limited’s latest offering of Fireworks. Pitched as a coming of age s… […] Read More Advertisements

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Your Name DVD Competition

UK anime fans keen to get their own copy of the smash hit anime Your Name will want to set the date of Monday 6th November 2017 for the DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray… […] Read More Advertisements

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Little Witch Academia Creators to Appear at MCM London Comic Con October 2017

Anime fans heading the MCM London Comic Con will be pleased to hear that they’ve got the creators of Little Witch Academia as the anime guests. The fan favourit… […] Read More Advertisements

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RWBY Volume 5 – Premieres October 14, 2017 on Rooster Teeth FIRST

Volume 5 of popular anime RWBY by Rooster Teeth debuts on 14th October 2017 on Rooster Teeth First. We plan to catch up with our friends at Rooster Teeth this w… […] Read More Advertisements

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Perfect Blue UK Halloween Cinema Screening Details

UK anime fans will be pleased to hear that the clever folks at Anime Limited have realised that Perfect Blue would make the perfect Halloween night screening. T… […] Read More Advertisements

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Ronja The Robber’s Daughter UK Blu-ray and DVD Release Details

UK anime fans eager to own Studio Ghibli’s TV show Ronja The Robber’s Daughter, will be pleased to hear that it’s getting a home video release on Monday 4th Dec… […] Read More Advertisements

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An Interview with Little Witch Academia Creators

The October leg MCM London Comic Con has been and gone, we caught up with the anime guests of honour from Little Witch Academia. They were in town to promote th… […] Read More Advertisements

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Perfect Blue UK Halloween Cinema Screening Review

UK Anime fans can catch the Satoshi Kon Classic Perfect Blue at UK Cinemas Nationally on 31st October 2017. Visit perfectbluemovie.co.uk to find a screening nea… […] Read More Advertisements

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Ronja The Robber’s Daughter UK Blu-ray and DVD Release Details

UK anime fans eager to own Studio Ghibli’s TV show Ronja The Robber’s Daughter, will be pleased to hear that it’s getting a home video release on Monday 4th Dec… […] Read More Advertisements

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

It’s hard to believe that the original ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ TV series is now 50 years old. If anything, I’m surprised it’s taken so long for Haynes to do the ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons Spectrum Agents’ Manual’. It would hardly be remiss of me to remind people that much of the history […] Related posts:International Rescue: Thunderbird 2 Press-Out And Build Manual by Geoff Rayner and illustrated…

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SFerics 2017 by Rosie Oliver and Roz Clarke (ebook review)

And it came to pass that there was a Bristolcon 2015 where some were gathered in a small room to discuss the impact of future technology on society. Rosie Oliver ran a small workshop where she informed the participants of the latest trends with information gathered from an innovation conference the week before and encouraged […] Related posts:Dark Spires by Eugene Byrne, Roz Clarke, Sarah Singleton and Adam Colston (ebook…

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: After 35 years, the classic Science Fiction film ‘Blade Runner’ gets a sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on a screenplay by Hampton Fancher, amongst others. The story concerns a search for the author of the false memories implanted in replicants. The film is a long 163 minutes starting at a contemplative, not […] Related posts:Blade Runner 2049 (first trailer). Blade Runner 2049: official prologue film. Blade Runner…

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The Artist’s Eye (Learning To See book 1) by Peter Jenny (book review)

As I commented when I review Peter Jenny’s third book ‘Figure Drawing’ in this ‘Learning To See’ series last month, his books are designed to stir up the creativity in you, even if you haven’t had any formal art lessons or at least any that have sank in. The first book in the series, ‘The […] Related posts:Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review). The…

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An Interview with Little Witch Academia Creators

The October leg MCM London Comic Con has been and gone, we caught up with the anime guests of honour from Little Witch Academia. They were in town to promote th… […] Read More Advertisements

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Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review)

I doubt if anyone today has read all the SF stories that are currently out there. We might have specialisation and know all of them in a particular sub-section but even that depends on the number of years to read. I know more about SF from the ‘Golden Age’ but back in the 1960s-80s, it […] Related posts:Industrial Society And The Science Fiction Blockbuster by Mark T. Decker (book review).…

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The Little Book Of The Avengers by Roy Thomas (book review)

The worse thing when opening this book is realising that in the nature of its small size that it won’t open fully without damaging the spine, which is a shame as it contains so much information about Marvel’s team, the Avengers. The book does open better the further you get into the book but it […] Related posts:Essential Avengers Volume 3: The Avengers # 47-68 & Annual # 2: by…

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Electric Dreams Episode 6: Human Is (TV episode review)

It is obvious from the start of ‘Human Is’, that Colonel Silas Herrick and Vera Herrick do not share a happy marriage. He is a cold, unfeeling and most of all untouching man who only resorts to holding his wife when he is threatening her. Still, he is a war hero, in the ongoing onslaught […] Related posts:Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review). Electric…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi meets Dark Luke.

There’s not much happiness in the life of old man Luke. Watch this new trailer for Star Wars The Last Jedi if you don’t believe us! Darkness rises… and light to meet it. Catch this latest flick in the cinema around December 15th 2017. Related posts:Star Wars: The Last Jedi – evil or good? (new trailer). Star Wars: The Last Jedi first trailer! Star Wars: The Last Jedi … behind…

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Killer robot subs with nukes get real.

Lockheed Martin is to develop the U.S. Navy’s new programme of robot submarine, with Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV). This long-range full-sized autonomous submarine will perform a variety of missions, enabled by a reconfigurable payload bay which will field cruise missiles as well as other nuclear-tipped missiles. Key attributes of […] Related posts:South Korea’s new surprise for the North: robot sentries! Remote control Transformer robot.…

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Communication Failure by Joe Zieja (book review).

‘Communication Failure’ by Joe Zieja is the sequel to ‘Mechanical Failure’. This book has a similar cover to the first in that there’s a rather large spaceship but its surrounded by smaller craft and they are all firing weapons at it. ‘Mechanical Failure’ had a large red warning triangle with the text ‘Mechanical Failure.’ superimposed […] Related posts:Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja (book review). The Communication Room by Adam Aresty…

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Considering Watchmen by Andrew Hoberek (book review).

If you want a book to read in the early dark mornings then ‘Considering Watchmen’ by Andrew Hoberek would better there than in bright summer light. Any book about the 12 part turned graphic novel opus ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons needs the right mood to get into it. In many respects if […] Related posts:Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review). How…

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