Akito doesn't want to fight. Despite a childhood spent on the anime Gekiganger 3, a Mecha show, he'd rather cook than pilot a Mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is transported instantly to the Earth, mysteriously. He has questions no one can answer fully, but follows a girl from a chance meeting in hopes to discover any. The girl, Yurika, is captain of the private battleship Nadesico, and in order to follow her, he enlists as their cook. Possessing the nanite implants that allow to control mechas, he's a handy backup pilot for the mechas of the Nadesico. He joins a crew bent on avenging Mars that seems to be composed of only misfits, otakus, and ditzes; however, in reality, they are handpicked experts. They take their own private war back to Mars to face the harsh reality that life may not always be like a Giant Mecha series.
This show works on so many levels it can whizz right past viewers heads because of its frenetic pace and glorious slapstick behaviour, but make no mistake there was plenty of thought put into the script of this 90's classic.
Nadesico is a love letter to the space/mecha genre, both laughing at it and along with it with the same level of panache as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
It parodies the genre with clichés, and honours it by keeping to them itself. For example, Nadesico lampoons over the top sacrifices via its in-show 70’s/80's inspired mecha anime ‘Gekigangar 3’ then does the same thing itself anyway,
revelling in the genre trope. It has a young adult unwillingly thrust into a mecha on an almost daily basis, yet his mecha is pink for crying out loud.
It’s actually a smart comedy because beyond the love for the mecha genre they're playing with, the writers are self-aware enough to acknowledge the details that a serious story would tackle, such as the (contractual) consequences of a corporation funding a military ship, funerals for the deceased, the effects of anime on viewers, and the different cultures of Earth, but never stopping the laughs along the way. They even justify the sillier stuff in the show such as having such an airhead for a captain, by again satirising corporate tendencies. (the concept of tailor-made captains because of technology handling the rest of the ship)
The backbone of this show, the factor that keeps it from descending into meaningless skit show histrionics is the attention to detail, on both a narrative level and thematic level. It has the enthusiasm for sci-fi so much that it goes to lengths to explain many of its technologies using nano-machines, cyber-networking and boson particle manipulation and any number of concepts that any avid reader of hard sci-fi will automatically recognise. Bear in mind this was released in the mid-90s before nano technology had hit the mainstream media as it has today, in the way it’s overridden nearly every mainstream sci-fi story as an explanation for fantastical stuff occurring on screen.
On top of that, the show for the most part avoids one of my own little pet peeves, that of ships in space taking hits from lasers and not blowing up instantly, as if they were back on Earth and only got hit by a few stray bullets. This little annoyance is avoided by the usage of actual force fields bouncing lasers off of the hulls. The animators even show waves in the ocean peeling backwards as the Nadesico hovers above.
It's this trivial, yet much welcomed, attention to detail that helps elevate the anime above mere comedy. It's not just about making you laugh, but immersing you in its world with consistency and delivering a genuinely engaging story. Rather than be a gimmick, the Gekigangar anime actually becomes more and more relevant to the main story in interesting ways that are better left unsaid in a review.
The story flows between cliché and creativity every five minutes constantly surprising you. Individuals who in no way belong on a ship are brought together anyway, characters who look like they'll be in main roles are dispatched speedily, enemy ships get progressively stronger, generic alien bad guys are revealed to be not so faceless or generic after all, a brilliant time-jumping Memento-esque episode that riffs on Evangelion's psychoanalytical finale in a humorous (yet always honourable) fashion also pops up, it’s just a complete mix.
And every single character on the Nadesico gets some level of development, which is no mean feat considering the comedic nature of the show. Even Nadesico's successor, TTGL, didn’t develop every character to any kind of level (Leeron for example), so when Nadesico goes out of its way to give a little detail to the past of a random pilot who you figure is only there to give bad puns, well you really appreciate it.
The actual plot of Nadesico when you strip everything else away is actually pretty interesting, which is why the anime works, it’s built on a good foundation. What starts as a generic ‘faceless aliens invading Earth’ story ends with the characters and viewer not wanting a victory for either side at all. The Nadesico ship itself belongs to a corporation, hence justifying the motley crew of misfits and the airhead of a captain. Because their superior technology is mostly automatic the captain was chosen for her looks, tailor-made for the crew's emotional wellbeing. It’s crazy, it’s cynical, but you just know corporations could be that stupid to do such a thing one day, obsessed as they are with end results and not the methodology to get there.
The mega corporation responsible for the Nadesico ship is also a brilliant way to force conflict and danger upon it, from both Earth's self-defence forces who don’t like the idea of corporations messing with military matters, and of course the invading aliens who don’t like the Nadesico for its pesky meddling. This is much more interesting than having a generic plotline where a military ship goes 'rogue' for the billionth time in a sci-fi tale. (ok, that happens later as well) As the threats to Earth get larger, and more time passes, uneasy alliances are formed, love triangles are formed then imploded, revelations are uncovered, suppressed memories are, well, unsuppressed.
The first three episodes are perfection, throwing you headfirst into its pitch-perfect comedic tones with hilarious stuff involving humour on both a physical and meta level. The voice acting is oldschool 90's assured goodness. Nadesico has some of the best and funniest ‘Engrish’ I've ever heard in anime. The soundtrack is also very decent; nothing too memorable except for the OP music, but the soundtrack isn’t too generic either.
So as stated earlier, Nadesico shares much in common with TTGL for its skill in blending irreverent humour with its homage to a very popular genre of anime, but a key difference between the two is that TTGL is not afraid of leaping outside the box and tossing physics to the side to bring almost-abstract comedic imagery, whereas Nadesico is always weighed down by consistent logic whether in physics or narrative.
This is to say, no matter what crazy stuff happens in Nadesico, unlike in TTGL, there's always a reason behind it. In TTGL Kamina's sword can stretch to infinity for no reason other than to make you laugh. In Nadesico, for example, there’s a reason why only certain people can boson jump, it’s not used for convenience’s sake. Nadesico is actually a better homage in that it uses meta-humour with the Gekigangar TV show, not for a gimmick but as part of the actual plot. Nadesico is actually a decent analysis and commentary on anime. The latter half of the show ups the drama and emotion, and pretty much blatantly celebrates the very medium itself with bold proclamations that are infectious.
Nadesico is an essential anime for sci-fi/comedy fans. Observe a young guy with suppressed memories get pushed around the solar system by a blue-haired witless captain of a White Base-ish ship blowing up insect-looking baddies while watching mecha anime in his spare time. The ending is far from cliché, however much it will leave some viewers disgruntled for its unresolved story, the fact is that everything of importance in the narrative actually IS resolved; it’s a cliché-avoiding ending that doesn’t resort to what Gekigangar, the mirror of most mecha anime, does.
It doesn’t force an ending on you with cheap happy shortcuts, Nadesico is better than this, going at its own assured pace always treating story and characters with respect. If you’re the type that just has to have every single plot point wrapped up and a more ‘complete’ ending, then there is the subsequent Animage Grand Prix Award-winning movie Nadesico The Movie awaiting you, though the movie is a separate beast entirely, different in tone from the series.
So there is only one Nadesico folks, one specific combination of humour, drama and space hijinks that hits the right spot each time. “Gekiga In!”
While there are mounds and mounds of great anime, there is also most certainly mounds and mounds of bad anime. In fact, the number in the "bad" category surely surpasses the amount in the "good" category. It's clear what my stand is on this anime by just looking at the rating which I have given it. However, the tough part is knocking the feelings when viewing this anime into a simple coherent review. Bear with me, as this is my very first review....ever.
STORY - I guess I will start with the story, the fantastic story. The story is mostly a parody of more modern
mecha anime, which just so happens to include a parody of your typical 70s/80s mecha anime. Fans of every genre will find something to like within this series. Fans of harems, romance, action, mecha, comedy, parody, and drama will all find something to like here. It's simply a jack of all trades among anime. Truly one of the more diverse series. After the halfway mark, the story begins to answer questions found earlier in the series. The story takes a life of its own and is no longer just a simple parody, and several twists take place. Though the comedy fades slightly, I'm willing to bet it will be near impossible for anyone to drop the series at this point as it still retains its delightful addictiveness.
ART - Yes the art is from the mid to late 90s which may cause a problem for some people. It did for me as I'm very much now used to the extravagant art of today's anime. There's nothing really wrong with it, it's just dated. I did notice some problems with Haruka Minato though. For some reason it just seemed like she was differently drawn than the other characters. Once you get by the fact that it's from the the mid to late 90s, you'll have no problem enjoying the art. Another thing to point out is how well the 70s/80s stereotypical mecha anime characters are included into a more modern mecha series.
SOUND - The opening theme, "You Get to Burning" is insanely catchy and will probably stick in your head for awhile. The ending theme, "Watashi Rashiku" is equally as good, and will probably follow suit, and stick in your head as well. The bgm is typical science fiction fare. It fits the setting, and none of the music is out of place, which is great, considering the diversity of this series.
CHARACTER - One of the best features of this show. You get great diversity within the cast. The tomboyish girl, the moe girl, the ditz, the justice loving guy, the "afraid to fight" guy, etc...etc. The best part is how wacky the crew is, yet they are all extremely qualified for their positions. You'll see what I mean when you first see Yurika. The relationships between characters are also really well done. You'll feel sorry for some, while hating several others. In my opinion that equates to a great series. To fully appreciate the cast, if it weren't obvious enough, the series must be watched in full. Also, I feel it's near impossible to not fall in love with Ruri, you'll see what I mean.
ENJOYMENT - The series is highly addictive and very entertaining. When you're not laughing, you could be feeling one of many emotions guaranteed while watching this show. It has its dramatic moments, but you'll be mostly laughing throughout the series. It's a great anime, and I feel it would be very hard to not appreciate at least a little.
OVERALL - I make it my goal to watch a series that usually places among those considered the best in anime, and though I just finished this series, I have to say it is one of the best I've ever seen. It was highly addictive and hilarious. It had great characters, and a decent plot. Oh and did I mention it was hilarious? One of the best features is the diversity of genres within Martian Successor Nadesico. There is literally something there for fans of nearly any genre to appreciate (except for horror). I would certainly make it in my best interest to view this series as soon as possible.
There were times as I watched Martian Successor Nadesico when I honestly began to wonder if I was having some elaborate prank pulled on me. The space opera genre has always been somewhat of a trophy for the anime medium, no other medium seems to do it justice; I mean Starblazers, come on! A classic in every way. But here was this obscure anime from 1996 practically yelling at me during its first dozen episodes: "why the hell do you like anime? If all of this stuff: grandiose spaceships, a crew of highly trained teenagers that are respective prodigies in their
fields, and a war across the stars against a vague, menacing and evil alien threat, were actually real... it would f*cking suck."
And it was odd, because as the episodes dragged on towards the inevitable finale, I honestly couldn't decide if I was watching some sort of meta-critique of war, the space opera genre, or maybe even anime in general ... or one gigantic celebration of it. And when it was over, I needed to close my laptop, lean back in my comfy chair, and sip on some cranberry juice for awhile, and do some thinking. Undoubtedly, all the commonalities of the genre were present in Nadesico, but they all seemed mutated into a form that I couldn't comprehend, at least on a level I was used to in anime. But some weeks after the fact, I think I finally have a concrete answer of what Martian Successor Nadesico is, or, at the very least, what it was trying to be.
Hello people of "The Wired", my name is Quan, I hope you're having a positively spiffing day, and welcome, one and all, to a brand new anime review. Today, we take a look at the somewhat forgotten 1996 anime: Martian Successor Nadesico, and try to figure out what the hell it is. So, in other words, buckle up ladies and otakus, there's a lot to talk about. Now then, let's get started.
But before I can get to things such as the plot and the characters, we need to go over some technical jibble-jablle. Nadesico was animated by studio Xebec, quite the veteran studio who have produced many different anime over the years(though actually, Nadesico was their second ever work), though I can't say I've seen much things from them and have been impressed. To wind them down to highlights however, they are most prominently known for their work on MM, To-LOVE-Ru, Love Hina, and of course, Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199.
The director was Tatsuo Satou, who I can't say has done anything else I particularly care about, but you may know him from his work on Shigofumi and Uchuu no Stellvia. The writing was divided between three people: Hiroyuki Kawasaki, Naruhisa Arakawa and Shou Aikawa. Since neither of us don't want to be here all day, I'll give you an idea for what these three have done over the years, gifting us the scripts for anime such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Jinsei, Eureka Seven AO and Fullmetal Alchemist(2003). Finally, the anime is 26 episodes long, and ran from September 30th 1996 to March 24th 1997.
Akito Tenkawa has never really wanted to fight. He was born on Mars in the midst of the brutal war between the united forces of Earth and the despicable Jovian lizards, a mysterious alien race seemingly intent on completely annihilating the human race, but after the traumatic childhood event of seeing his parents and friends slaughtered before his eyes, he has lost any desire to ever put himself onto the battlefield again. Rather, Akito follows his dream of being a cook, at least until his normal life is interrupted by the sudden reappearance of his old childhood friend on Mars(at least until she was transferred back to Earth by her father): Yurika. Yurika, as it turns out, is the captain of the Nadesico: a new private space-battleship that is possibly humanity's last hope of taking back Mars after its destruction by the Jovian lizards, and maybe, also of avoiding extinction. The last thing Akito wants to do is board the Nadesico, especially since because he has the special nanite implant that makes him one of few people able to pilot mechas, but on the other hand, enlisting on the Nadesico may be the only way to answer some of the many mysteries of his childhood. For instance, what was the real reason his parents were killed? Or, maybe even more important, why, as Akito was about to be slaughtered along with the rest of the population of Mars, was he instantly transported to Earth with absolutely no explanation? Yeah, that's also probably important.
But things on the Nadesico aren't exactly as Akito imagined. The majority of the crew, though experts in their respective fields, are misfits of society by any definition: otakus, ditzes and general weirdos. The mecha pilot: Gai Daigoji is a full-grown man completely obsessed with the anime Gekiganger 3, a mecha anime that Akito also watched while growing up on Mars. The smartest person on the entire ship is a 12 year old girl named Ruri, and the captain and Akito's childhood friend Yurika seems determined to marry Akito by any means possible... for some reason.
But as this eccentric crew bravely sails into the unknown battlefield of space with the hopes of all of mankind on their shoulders, it quickly becomes apparent that things aren't going to go exactly as planned, as the truths about the real nature of the Nadesico's purpose and the entire war are revealed. In an ever darkening limbo of vile secrets and conspiracies, Akito must gather all of his strength and will to push forward, and believe that even in a world that is far cry from the giant robot anime he loved while growing up, somehow, a happy ending is possible.
Now, let me lay something on you that may be sort of unexpected. I don't know what you've gathered the tone of the anime is like from that hefty description I just gave, but I can almost guarantee you're wrong, because despite Martian Successor Nadesico having the premise that it does, it's actually... a comedy. Yeah... a comedy, or to be more specific, more of a parody of these type of shows in general(at least at first). And it's actually pretty damn funny.
I watched the dub, as you should too, because the character chemistry between the crew of the Nadesico is pretty amazing to behold. Characters(especially Ruri), are pointing just how stupid the situation is, and the show does its best to parody most of space-opera's genre's tropes, to great effect, as the crew blunder their way through every threat the Jovian lizards lay in their path. It mocks such tropes as the obsessed childhood best friend, the overprotective father, and many more, making the first few episodes or so of the anime feel light, like a party of fun that everyone is invited to. Decent action is also inherent with the mecha battles, which is even more impressive because, remember, this is 1996. Serious moments will fall very unexpectedly occasionally, and could be seen as tonally incoherent, but as I see it, Nadesico was just foreshadowing what it would eventually become. Because, after all, the fun can only last so long.
Beneath this comedic aspect, well, I wouldn't say there's a malicious edge, but as the anime goes on and the plot begins to come into view, harsh realism starts creeping in between the cracks of light comedy. It's an interesting mixture, to say the least, and probably won't be everybody's cup of tea, especially as the line between comedy and tragedy starts swaying uncontrollably as the plot continues its merry path, making the result sort of fascinating. Hell, for about half the show, I was nearly convinced that Nadesico was a full-blown deconstruction of the space opera genre, as the narrative starts to ask tougher and tougher questions that most other anime simply wouldn't. Would any kind of government bet the existence of all mankind on one single ship? Is negotiable peace after decades of war even possible? And lastly, would a ship mostly consisting of teenagers, eccentrics and people like Akito, really be able to save anyone at the end of the day, really? The answer to all of these questions... is a definitive "no".
This is where the greatest weakness of Nadesico's plot comes into focus however, as it can't seem to decide which stance it wants to take. It's not a harsh deconstruction of the space opera genre, because for all the serious moments and cliches it rips apart, the comedic tone is too overbearing for that along with the huge amount of cliches that do find their way into the story unaddressed. It's definitely not a straight comedy though, and it doesn't seem too keen on celebrating the genre in general. What you get in the end is a mixture of extremely interesting elements, all of them deluded by how overcrowded it is. Nadesico would have done itself a favor by just playing its cards straight, because while this mixture undoubtedly makes a very good and intriguing anime, it may have been able to accomplish more by simply going one route.
As for the plot itself though, when taken at face level and not trying to decipher whether it was trying to be a deconstruction, or a celebration or whatever, it remains the anime's strongest element. What I appreciate most about it is how it takes its time; Nadesico uses every single one of its 26 episodes to build either the world or build the themes, leading to what I would say is a near perfect blend of episodes focusing on the world, focusing on the characters, or revealing something huge that takes the plot in an entirely new direction. Sure, while you're watching Nadesico, it can admittedly seem a little aimless at times, but make no mistake, nearly everything plays a part in the narrative later, one way, or another. For such an excellent build-up, the ending isn't... great per say, leaving a lot of things out in the open, but it's far from bad. It's just not quite what I was looking for, as for all the playing around Nadesico did with deconstructions and whatnot, it doesn't really go for any of that in the end; playing the last episode more or less straight, like it was from any typical space-opera. And... I just wasn't completely satisfied with that.
Lastly, I don't want to spoil too much, but I would like to touch briefly on the "anime within the anime" Gekiganger 3, which is one of, if not the most important plot point in the entire show(which is why I've made a point to mention before now). I won't tell you why this is, but just know that if you want to fully appreciate just how much thematic density Nadesico has, it's something to keep in mind, though admittedly, during the last couple episodes, that probably won't be that hard to do. The anime is not exactly subtle about it.
Characters is where the anime takes its biggest hit. Now, as expected of a space-opera, the cast is extremely large, but this also means that while some characters get ample amounts of development, others are basically ignored. It also seems a little arbitrary who gets this treatment; for example, Ruri is given an entire few episodes to herself, episodes which provide possibly one of the most heart-breaking back-stories I've come across for a great long while. On the other hand, Yurika, who remember, is the main love interest, gets almost nothing in the entirety of 26 episodes, which is a little odd for me. Ultimately, Nadesico is probably a little below average when it comes to characters. Obviously, there's way too many to fully develop the entire cast, but if at the end of 26 episodes only 4 or 5 of them have any real depth to them... that's a problem. Of course, I can't go over those lucky few here, it would take way too much time; but I will spare a moment to talk about our main character.
I wouldn't classify Akito as a particularly great character, but he's not bad for what he is. He has depth, and has a congruent arc that stretches throughout the duration of the anime, but he's annoying hesitant to development. We get to see him grow from a timid and mentally unstable boy into someone ready to fight for what he loves, but the development is extremely choppy, a "two steps forward, one step back" kind of thing. Obviously, to avoid spoilers I can't give details, but often I couldn't quite tell if he was actually growing from the experience or not, as he kept falling into the same habits he had shown at the beginning of the show. I guess what I'm trying to say is that while Akito undoubtedly develops through the 26 episodes, it seems to fluctuate, and is hard to track mentality and the such. It's a little bit sloppy, not really strung to together strongly, but the bonds are there, enough to carry his character from the beginning to the end. I suppose, that's all I should really ask for.
Presentation & Sound
Now, the simple truth is that some people may not be able to look past this part. Nadesico was animated in 1996, and looks pretty mediocre compared to the stuff coming out right now; that's not Xebec's fault, but that's the way it is. However, I'd like to say that actually, when compared to things of its time, Nadesico looks pretty good. I remember watching Trigun(that came out only a year later than Nadesico) a while ago, and being struck by just how bad the animation was, and yeah, I know that's just me being a prick and not understanding the times, but with Nadesico, I never had that problem. The animation is fluid, and the fight scenes engaging, and while colors are dull, the obvious skill and effort that went into drawing this thing more than makes up for whatever bias you have against anime produced before 20XX.
The same can sadly not be said for music. The OST was composed by Takayuki Hattori, who literally has done absolutely nothing I give any amount of craps about, though I have it from a good source that his music in other works has been quite good. All I can judge him for now currently is Nadesico's OST, which while is definitely far from average, isn't exactly something I'd recommended listening to on your own. There's definitely a couple of fun songs that aren't your typical slice-of-life jingles however, the track "Schiaparelli Project" is quite excellent, and there's a orchestra cover of the opening that is pretty awesome. Speaking of the opening "You Get To Burning", is probably the best the anime has to offer music wise, being exciting, catchy, and even really memorable, worthy of any classic space opera anime you could think of.
Needless to say, Martian Successor Nadesico is one of the oddest anime I've ever come across. An intriguing mixture of juxtaposing elements, it ultimately forms one of the most under-appreciated anime I've ever seen, and of course, I'll end this review with a recommendation to watch the hell out of it, and while you're at it, spread the word to anyone else you think may enjoy it. But with all of that comes an air of disappointment when it's all over, because though Nadesico was unique, it ultimately chose to be normal in the end. And of course, there's nothing wrong with being normal, normality defines the rules that the media of this world, giving us boundaries to both obey and push, but for an anime to fall into the damp musk of it... a little disappointing in the end. And though it wasn't what I wanted it to be in the end, Nadesico is such a concoction of comedy, drama and bombastic passion that I must say, I would be shocked if anybody could walk away after episode 26 without finding at least a little something to love about the crew of the Nadesico. Maybe that says something. Despite how "out there" Nadesico can seem at times, still managing to use its charm and wit to appeal to nearly everyone; that seems to be an accomplishment if anything. And in the end, regardless if it's being a comedy, or a drama, or a romance, or an action series, or a deconstruction, or a celebration, or a straight-faced retread of a genre through references to its unique culture, there was one thing Nadesico never stopped being. And that... is good.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
P.S: "JOE! JOE! JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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I consider myself relatively new to the mecha anime genre, with my main exposure to it being in the form of Evangelion, Gundam, and a little bit of Macross. So when I heard about Nadesico and its parodies, I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to give it a go. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve laughed more throughout any other series.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to mecha anime, Nadesico doesn’t fail in its quest to poke fun at its ancestry and let you know about it. It’s rather fun to watch the show and point out the parody moments in each episode.
It even contains a parody within a parody in the form of Gekigangar 3, a spoof of the mecha anime of the late 70s and 80s. Don’t think that parodies are the only things that will make you laugh. There are many points where the crew takes over and keeps the laughs coming with their daily interactions.
Speaking of which, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the crew of the Nadesico. Each crew member is unique and memorable in his or her own way. The entire spectrum is there: the otaku, the diva, the quiet one, the pervert, etc. It’s almost impossible to not find one character that you can relate to in one form or another. The seiyuu do an equally great job at fleshing out their respective characters. Houkou Kuwashima (InuYasha’s Sango, Azumanga Daioh!’s Kagura) does a wonderful job as Yurika, switching from heartfelt to hyper with ease.
As the series cruises along the half-way mark, the focus changes. The rampant parodies are taken back a bit, and a solid plot emerges. There are several psycho-analytic moments that blatantly poke fun at Evangelion, but I just didn’t find myself laughing as often as before. As everything hit the fan and the end began to come in sight, I was waiting for the epic conclusion that I had planned out in my mind. What I saw was nothing close to my hopes. Rather, Nadesico simply ended.
The ending left me with mixed feelings, and it will most likely be seen as a love it or hate it ending among others. On one side, there are numerous plot holes that are left wide open, and several events are left unexplained. To put it simply, under most circumstances, I would see such an ending as a failure. However, I found it to be fitting finale for such a quirky series. There didn't need to be a perfect ending. I was able to leave the Nadesico with a smile on my face and a satisfied feeling, and that’s what matters.
Whether you’re a fan of mecha anime or not, I still highly recommend this anime as an enjoyable comedy. Sometimes, you just have to take some time to laugh at yourself, and Nadesico does just that.
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