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Zetsuen no Tempest 24! the end. Destroying the tree of Genesis turned out to be not-so difficult when the sword of Exodus randomly appears. While the series started off dramatically and with great intrigue, somehow, the writers decided to make it a terrible romcom during the 2nd half. ~6/10 rating~ Yoshino and Mahiro had great potential, but all the characters around them turned out to be sad backup. Kochou no Yume...where have I heard that before...where is my xxxHOLiC artbook?

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Minami-ke Tadaima 13! the end. allergies, Fujioka's kicking talents, fava beans, cherry blossom viewing...the end. While nothing new was discovered this season, it was still cute at times. ~7/10 rating

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Hakkenden 12-13! the end of this season. 18 year old Shino is predictably very cute. Predictable episodes, but interesting nonetheless. There isn't much effort on the part of the characters to get anywhere plot-wise. I suppose bishie-eye-candy was enough.The first season was simply one-shot episodes to get all the characters introduced. ~7/10 rating~

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 12! the end. Curing smallpox, discovery of gunpowder, can't really say what was going on in the human world, but wrapping things up seemed easy enough. The Demon King is able to get demons and humans thinking about living peacefully with one another. ~7/10 rating~ Great characters with an interesting plot, but way too much going on to follow everything they tried to bring into the story.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 73! Disappointed that Killua and Biscuit's fights were so short.

Chihayafuru S2 12! Against the girls' team...zzz...

Senyu. 12! there are now too many random characters stuffed into this 4 minute show. Glad there is only one episode left.
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Zetsuen no Tempest 24! the end. Destroying the tree of Genesis turned out to be not-so difficult when the sword of Exodus randomly appears. While the series started off dramatically and with great intrigue, somehow, the writers decided to make it a terrible romcom during the 2nd half. ~6/10 rating~ Yoshino and Mahiro had great potential, but all the characters around them turned out to be sad backup. Kochou no Yume...where have I heard that before...where is my xxxHOLiC artbook?

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Minami-ke Tadaima 13! the end. allergies, Fujioka's kicking talents, fava beans, cherry blossom viewing...the end. While nothing new was discovered this season, it was still cute at times. ~7/10 rating

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Hakkenden 12-13! the end of this season. 18 year old Shino is predictably very cute. Predictable episodes, but interesting nonetheless. There isn't much effort on the part of the characters to get anywhere plot-wise. I suppose bishie-eye-candy was enough.The first season was simply one-shot episodes to get all the characters introduced. ~7/10 rating~

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 12! the end. Curing smallpox, discovery of gunpowder, can't really say what was going on in the human world, but wrapping things up seemed easy enough. The Demon King is able to get demons and humans thinking about living peacefully with one another. ~7/10 rating~ Great characters with an interesting plot, but way too much going on to follow everything they tried to bring into the story.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 73! Disappointed that Killua and Biscuit's fights were so short.

Chihayafuru S2 12! Against the girls' team...zzz...

Senyu. 12! there are now too many random characters stuffed into this 4 minute show. Glad there is only one episode left.
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xxxHOLiC jdrama 4! Yuuko tells Doumeki that Watanuki and he should take the advice of rabid fangirls...or something to that effect. I always thought manga Doumeki was rather bland, but live-action Doumeki is pretty hot. I wish the writers gave Watanuki some more dialogue. He's been pretty stiff. Amewarashi looks cute.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 72 Gon trains while Tsezguerra distracts the bomber team!

Minami-ke Tadaima 12! new years, winter flab, kotatsu again, and demons

Hakkenden 11! Bishie drama at its best. Admittedly, I like the uniformed bishie the best.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 11! Lots going on with war and currency, but hey, the Hero finds the wizard/witch and the Demon King. Wish they'd focus more on them rather than the politics.

Chihayafuru S2 11! Continuing the tournament, Chihaya's team pulls together. Arata is forbidden to watch them play and instead has to write a letter of apology. Gotta hand it to the mangaka for making each match different and exciting.

Senyu. 11! dodgeball and hagaren.

Zetsuen no Tempest 23! Everyone plans to attack the tree....It's a shame all the side characters are dull. The action and cliffhanger are good.
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xxxHOLiC jdrama 4! Yuuko tells Doumeki that Watanuki and he should take the advice of rabid fangirls...or something to that effect. I always thought manga Doumeki was rather bland, but live-action Doumeki is pretty hot. I wish the writers gave Watanuki some more dialogue. He's been pretty stiff. Amewarashi looks cute.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 72 Gon trains while Tsezguerra distracts the bomber team!

Minami-ke Tadaima 12! new years, winter flab, kotatsu again, and demons

Hakkenden 11! Bishie drama at its best. Admittedly, I like the uniformed bishie the best.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 11! Lots going on with war and currency, but hey, the Hero finds the wizard/witch and the Demon King. Wish they'd focus more on them rather than the politics.

Chihayafuru S2 11! Continuing the tournament, Chihaya's team pulls together. Arata is forbidden to watch them play and instead has to write a letter of apology. Gotta hand it to the mangaka for making each match different and exciting.

Senyu. 11! dodgeball and hagaren.

Zetsuen no Tempest 23! Everyone plans to attack the tree....It's a shame all the side characters are dull. The action and cliffhanger are good.

Backlog

Mar. 17th, 2013 06:50 pm
xxxHOLiC jdrama 3! was actually fairly scary. And drama Watanuki has a mother...which I don't recall manga Watanuki having.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 70-71! Gon, Killua ad Hisoka team up to beat Razor. It's very cute.

Minami-ke Tadaima 10-11! kotatsu time, eating out and pajama party....snow, christmas and another song from Hosaka.

Magi 21-22! It was getting a little tedious until Hakuryuu broke down and started bawling. Morgiana then obtains the power to use her magical metal item.

Hakkenden 9-10! Cute filler episode about Hamaji's first day at an all-girls school, and we finally meet Sousuke's other half.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 10! So speeding through history, a new Church is developed through pie! And a printing press is used. If this were a 20 episode series, I'd consider dropping it right now. It's lost a bit of the charm that it had in the beginning. Too many random topics getting thrown about.

Chihayafuru S2 9-10! Hey, Arata gets his own episode! He relearns the significance of team competition. Nice cliffhanger. Chihaya's team then plays a group of students who use karuta for as a tool for strengthening their memorization skills.

Senyu. 9-10! Masochistic cat character enters the jail cell. And then some more 'bad' guys come.

Zetsuen no Tempest 21-22! Hakaze learns who Aika's murderer is. Not very surprising at all.

Backlog

Mar. 17th, 2013 06:50 pm
xxxHOLiC jdrama 3! was actually fairly scary. And drama Watanuki has a mother...which I don't recall manga Watanuki having.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 70-71! Gon, Killua ad Hisoka team up to beat Razor. It's very cute.

Minami-ke Tadaima 10-11! kotatsu time, eating out and pajama party....snow, christmas and another song from Hosaka.

Magi 21-22! It was getting a little tedious until Hakuryuu broke down and started bawling. Morgiana then obtains the power to use her magical metal item.

Hakkenden 9-10! Cute filler episode about Hamaji's first day at an all-girls school, and we finally meet Sousuke's other half.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 10! So speeding through history, a new Church is developed through pie! And a printing press is used. If this were a 20 episode series, I'd consider dropping it right now. It's lost a bit of the charm that it had in the beginning. Too many random topics getting thrown about.

Chihayafuru S2 9-10! Hey, Arata gets his own episode! He relearns the significance of team competition. Nice cliffhanger. Chihaya's team then plays a group of students who use karuta for as a tool for strengthening their memorization skills.

Senyu. 9-10! Masochistic cat character enters the jail cell. And then some more 'bad' guys come.

Zetsuen no Tempest 21-22! Hakaze learns who Aika's murderer is. Not very surprising at all.

Naptime?

Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:57 pm
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Chihayafuru S2 7-8! A quick lead-up to the Nationals. The karuta club lets the school band use their 2nd floor as storage. Kana explains the meaning of the show's title to Chihaya...haha. They start the tournament playing a team of 'foreigners'...uh oh for the silly stereotyping there.

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Hakkenden 8! The Snow Princess story was really pretty...though a tad aimless. Good to see so many pretty characters gathering around Shino. The singing snow blobs were cute in their own creepy way.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 69! Dodgeball!

Minami-ke Tadaima 9! movies and how much is a little bit....

Magi 19-20! The scandal with the princess of Kou was terribly drawn out. Aladdin, Alibaba, the prince of Kou and Morgiana head into another dungeon after a quick training session. The recent episodes haven't been very good.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 9! A little puzzling that the Hero allowed the Servant to get whipped and beaten....but she does pull off an impressive speech as the Scholar. It seemed like this would be a story about the hypocrisy of the Church...until they got to the scene with the blue people and then the extra scene with the reincarnations?

Zetsuen no Tempest 20! Finally, Hakaze does something useful; goes back into the past and finds Aika. 

Naptime?

Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:57 pm
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Chihayafuru S2 7-8! A quick lead-up to the Nationals. The karuta club lets the school band use their 2nd floor as storage. Kana explains the meaning of the show's title to Chihaya...haha. They start the tournament playing a team of 'foreigners'...uh oh for the silly stereotyping there.

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Hakkenden 8! The Snow Princess story was really pretty...though a tad aimless. Good to see so many pretty characters gathering around Shino. The singing snow blobs were cute in their own creepy way.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 69! Dodgeball!

Minami-ke Tadaima 9! movies and how much is a little bit....

Magi 19-20! The scandal with the princess of Kou was terribly drawn out. Aladdin, Alibaba, the prince of Kou and Morgiana head into another dungeon after a quick training session. The recent episodes haven't been very good.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 9! A little puzzling that the Hero allowed the Servant to get whipped and beaten....but she does pull off an impressive speech as the Scholar. It seemed like this would be a story about the hypocrisy of the Church...until they got to the scene with the blue people and then the extra scene with the reincarnations?

Zetsuen no Tempest 20! Finally, Hakaze does something useful; goes back into the past and finds Aika. 
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 67-68! Gon, Killua and Biscuit find that Genthru's group has almost collected all the cards. They team up with several other people to find the missing cards. Volleyball and Razor next...yes! Their encounter with Hisoka is again disturbing.

Minami-ke Tadaima 7-8! sleepover and sushi. Hosoka sings about barbeque and veggies in episode 8. <3

Magi 18! Training time. Sinbad introduces his generals.

Hakkenden 6-7! Shino travels to a village with mysterious deaths. Sosuke follows. and is confronted by someone from the past. The demon brothers follow to provide comedic relief. Cute arc with a monkey dog which kinda reminded me of Natsume Yuujinshou, but there was no closure with the long-haired guy and his grudge. (Looked up the manga and found that there is 13 volumes and then a hiatus in the series....ugh)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 7-8! wondering what happened to the Hero's search for the Mage. Anyway, the Demon King returns to the demon realm to renew her status. The Hero makes a deal with the Merchant. Evil plots come to light.

Chihayafuru S2 6! Despite all the drama leading to the end of the match, it ends as all dramatic matches end...when it's not a young shounen genre series. If you want to see main characters who consistently win, it's the young boys series to go to. I did enjoy the aw-Taichi moment at the end.

Senyu. 6-8! Where's Waldo? They end up in jail.

Zetsuen no Tempest 18-19! zzz...too close to the end to drop this now.
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 67-68! Gon, Killua and Biscuit find that Genthru's group has almost collected all the cards. They team up with several other people to find the missing cards. Volleyball and Razor next...yes! Their encounter with Hisoka is again disturbing.

Minami-ke Tadaima 7-8! sleepover and sushi. Hosoka sings about barbeque and veggies in episode 8. <3

Magi 18! Training time. Sinbad introduces his generals.

Hakkenden 6-7! Shino travels to a village with mysterious deaths. Sosuke follows. and is confronted by someone from the past. The demon brothers follow to provide comedic relief. Cute arc with a monkey dog which kinda reminded me of Natsume Yuujinshou, but there was no closure with the long-haired guy and his grudge. (Looked up the manga and found that there is 13 volumes and then a hiatus in the series....ugh)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 7-8! wondering what happened to the Hero's search for the Mage. Anyway, the Demon King returns to the demon realm to renew her status. The Hero makes a deal with the Merchant. Evil plots come to light.

Chihayafuru S2 6! Despite all the drama leading to the end of the match, it ends as all dramatic matches end...when it's not a young shounen genre series. If you want to see main characters who consistently win, it's the young boys series to go to. I did enjoy the aw-Taichi moment at the end.

Senyu. 6-8! Where's Waldo? They end up in jail.

Zetsuen no Tempest 18-19! zzz...too close to the end to drop this now.
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 65! Gon continues to train while Killua returns to the real world to pass the Hunter exam. The Bomber's deceit comes to light. The tutorial omake?....oh Gon.

Minami-ke Tadaima 5! Fujioka gets advice from Akira. Fortunately, he is not as hopeless as Hosaka.

Magi 16! It appears that Sinbad should have an immense amount of power and magic, but plotwise, it's better that he doesn't show his hand...kinda a big plothole there. Anyway, Aladdin comes back to help Ali baba defeat Kassim who has turned into a dark djinn.

Hakkenden 4! So the monks think it is smart to go after demon-powered humans with bow and arrows. Still in it for the squee-inducing fanservice. :)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 5! It's New Years, and the hero visits after being away for a year.

Chihayafuru S2 4! Taichi-centric episode as they continue the high school tournament.

Senyu. 4! A blood-thirsty hero appears; Foyfoy. :)

Zetsuen no Tempest 16! zzz...
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Hunter x Hunter 2013 65! Gon continues to train while Killua returns to the real world to pass the Hunter exam. The Bomber's deceit comes to light. The tutorial omake?....oh Gon.

Minami-ke Tadaima 5! Fujioka gets advice from Akira. Fortunately, he is not as hopeless as Hosaka.

Magi 16! It appears that Sinbad should have an immense amount of power and magic, but plotwise, it's better that he doesn't show his hand...kinda a big plothole there. Anyway, Aladdin comes back to help Ali baba defeat Kassim who has turned into a dark djinn.

Hakkenden 4! So the monks think it is smart to go after demon-powered humans with bow and arrows. Still in it for the squee-inducing fanservice. :)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 5! It's New Years, and the hero visits after being away for a year.

Chihayafuru S2 4! Taichi-centric episode as they continue the high school tournament.

Senyu. 4! A blood-thirsty hero appears; Foyfoy. :)

Zetsuen no Tempest 16! zzz...

badump

Jan. 28th, 2013 09:25 pm
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Chihayafuru S2 3! The karuta club plays in the high school tournament. Evil eye's little brothers come to cheer him on.

Senyu. 3! The soldier joins the demon king (chibi kid) so that they can try to fix the hole between their worlds. The hero reluctantly follows.

Zetsuen no Tempest 15! has turned into a romcom

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 4! the hero has been avoiding the demon king while trying to find the mage in the demon world. The demon king has introduced corn to the merchant.

Hakkenden 3! Shino is tasked with collecting a harem of gem holders.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 64! Janken, the Bomber, etc.

Minami-ke Tadaima 4! Hosaka being Hosaka. Does he ever talk to Haruka in the manga?

badump

Jan. 28th, 2013 09:25 pm
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Chihayafuru S2 3! The karuta club plays in the high school tournament. Evil eye's little brothers come to cheer him on.

Senyu. 3! The soldier joins the demon king (chibi kid) so that they can try to fix the hole between their worlds. The hero reluctantly follows.

Zetsuen no Tempest 15! has turned into a romcom

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 4! the hero has been avoiding the demon king while trying to find the mage in the demon world. The demon king has introduced corn to the merchant.

Hakkenden 3! Shino is tasked with collecting a harem of gem holders.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 64! Janken, the Bomber, etc.

Minami-ke Tadaima 4! Hosaka being Hosaka. Does he ever talk to Haruka in the manga?
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Magi 15! Black butterflies feed the people negative energy causing them to riot. Kassim sacrifices himself to a darker power. Ugo says goodbye to Aladdin.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 3! the world widens as new characters are introduced. The hero finds one of his companions at a convent and the demon king introduces her to the potato.

Chihayafuru S2 2! The new guy has a great 'evil' look. The new girl's angst is tedious.

Senyu. 2! I guess I'm watching the 4 minute version of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, too. The hero, Alba, and his companion meet the Demon King.

Zetsuen no Tempest 14! New opening theme song...bland music, but interesting visuals. Yoshino and Hakaze meet a boy claiming to be the mage of Exodus, someone to oppose Hakaze. He turns out to be a wimp despite the power he has. Much of the episode was wasted on Samon blabbing; he is turning out to be comedic relief.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 63! more training

Minami-ke Tadaima 3! Water/time, baths, donuts, maid outfits
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Magi 15! Black butterflies feed the people negative energy causing them to riot. Kassim sacrifices himself to a darker power. Ugo says goodbye to Aladdin.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 3! the world widens as new characters are introduced. The hero finds one of his companions at a convent and the demon king introduces her to the potato.

Chihayafuru S2 2! The new guy has a great 'evil' look. The new girl's angst is tedious.

Senyu. 2! I guess I'm watching the 4 minute version of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, too. The hero, Alba, and his companion meet the Demon King.

Zetsuen no Tempest 14! New opening theme song...bland music, but interesting visuals. Yoshino and Hakaze meet a boy claiming to be the mage of Exodus, someone to oppose Hakaze. He turns out to be a wimp despite the power he has. Much of the episode was wasted on Samon blabbing; he is turning out to be comedic relief.

Hunter x Hunter 2013 63! more training

Minami-ke Tadaima 3! Water/time, baths, donuts, maid outfits
Magi 13! features a new opening by Porno Graffitti and new ending song by supercell; nothing special...was hoping for something interesting like Saudade. Alibaba confronts the king. Morgiana continues to be a kickass female character.

Hunter x Hunter 2012 61! Most of the episode was instructional. I remember a beeoootiful sunset conversation in the first series. This time, the cute friendship conversation takes place on the street...with pastels.

Zetsuen no Tempest 13! darn, this isn't a quickie anime. Episode 13 is mostly a flashback episode...halfway through the series, and they've skipped ahead a month. There's a new ending theme song, but no new opening...most likely attached to next week's episode. Anyway, Mahiro has been sleeping/dreaming at Samon's place. Yoshino is obviously with Hakaze.
Magi 13! features a new opening by Porno Graffitti and new ending song by supercell; nothing special...was hoping for something interesting like Saudade. Alibaba confronts the king. Morgiana continues to be a kickass female character.

Hunter x Hunter 2012 61! Most of the episode was instructional. I remember a beeoootiful sunset conversation in the first series. This time, the cute friendship conversation takes place on the street...with pastels.

Zetsuen no Tempest 13! darn, this isn't a quickie anime. Episode 13 is mostly a flashback episode...halfway through the series, and they've skipped ahead a month. There's a new ending theme song, but no new opening...most likely attached to next week's episode. Anyway, Mahiro has been sleeping/dreaming at Samon's place. Yoshino is obviously with Hakaze.
Another week of 2012 left...

Magi 11-12! The princess of Kou arrives to do more damage but is distracted by her sudden crush on Sinbad (cause the good guys clearly need time to power-up). The others try to recover after that battle, Alibaba whines about his uselessness, but the people turn to him to heal the country. Kassim wants to do something more destructive, so Alibaba finally turns to Sinbad to help. Alibaba whining these two episodes....grow a spine...ugh.

Hunter x Hunter 2012 59-60! The beginning of the Greed Island arc..with new opening visuals (but sadly, the same opening song), new ending song and visuals, and new ending omake. Biscuit is a blond? Gon and Killua start the game.

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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun 12-13! the end. Episode 12 is from Natsume's POV, and the last episode is a slice of winter episode in which the gang is looking for Haru who is looking for something. This was an enjoyable shoujo anime which brought a group of young kids together for some comedic laughs. The budding relationships didn't really progress, but then again, for a 13 episode series, the main characters got the confession and kiss out of the way. ~8/10 rating~ for light-hearted teenage interactions with very little to dislike. I appreciate the production's consistency.

Zetsuen no Tempest 11-12! They find a way to bring Hakaze back to the present time, but both sides stall for more time. She comes back and the trees go berserk. Both Mahiro and Yoshino are killed, but Hakaze and Samon try to revive them. The story makes no sense, but does present some good drama.
Another week of 2012 left...

Magi 11-12! The princess of Kou arrives to do more damage but is distracted by her sudden crush on Sinbad (cause the good guys clearly need time to power-up). The others try to recover after that battle, Alibaba whines about his uselessness, but the people turn to him to heal the country. Kassim wants to do something more destructive, so Alibaba finally turns to Sinbad to help. Alibaba whining these two episodes....grow a spine...ugh.

Hunter x Hunter 2012 59-60! The beginning of the Greed Island arc..with new opening visuals (but sadly, the same opening song), new ending song and visuals, and new ending omake. Biscuit is a blond? Gon and Killua start the game.

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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun 12-13! the end. Episode 12 is from Natsume's POV, and the last episode is a slice of winter episode in which the gang is looking for Haru who is looking for something. This was an enjoyable shoujo anime which brought a group of young kids together for some comedic laughs. The budding relationships didn't really progress, but then again, for a 13 episode series, the main characters got the confession and kiss out of the way. ~8/10 rating~ for light-hearted teenage interactions with very little to dislike. I appreciate the production's consistency.

Zetsuen no Tempest 11-12! They find a way to bring Hakaze back to the present time, but both sides stall for more time. She comes back and the trees go berserk. Both Mahiro and Yoshino are killed, but Hakaze and Samon try to revive them. The story makes no sense, but does present some good drama.

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