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Devilman: Crybaby


Alternative Titles

English: Devilman: Crybaby
Japanese: DEVILMAN crybaby

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2018
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 171,804 users)
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Ranked: #6302
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Popularity: #294
Members: 296,869
Favorites: 6,580

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Two very different treatments of very similar themes, those themes being large-scale questions of human moral responsibility. Parasyte weaves these themes into a more intricate, tightly constructed plot, whereas Devilman addresses them with much greater pathos. If you enjoyed one of these series for its philosophical, moral themes, definitely check out the other. 
report Recommended by Izzhov
If the nightmare fuel, eclipse-esque monster designs and gore did not already make it clear that Berserk was inspired HEAVILY by Devilman, the last few episodes most certainly do... for entirely different reasons. Seriously: after finishing Crybaby, there can be little doubt over which work was most directly responsible when Miura came up with his own series. Thanks to Crybaby, I got to understand how Griffith came to be, as well as watching something quite special. Can't ask for much more than that, really: enjoyment and insight.  
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Kemonozume is another of Masaaki Yuasa's works and has many similar themes. Kemonozume has a much looser more experimental style of animation and it arguably less polished than 2018's Devilman, but if you've developed a taste for Yuasa's direction after finishing Devilman Crybaby then I'd say you are ready to take on this series. 
report Recommended by trollesque
Hideaki Anno admits that Devilman and Mazinger Z were his biggest influences for Neon Genesis Evangelion. The main protagonist in both anime must fight against evil monsters that are trying to destroy humanity. They both have similar religious and philosophical themes. They are also both action-packed anime as well. If you like one, you may like the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
The Devilman manga had a huge influence of Hideaki Anno, and Evangelion borrows several ideas and themes from it, so it is obvious that both anime share some similarities. The End of Evangelion is very similar to the ending of Devilman, as they both share similar imagery, religious motifs and the battle of humans against monsters. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both titles deal with an invasion of monsters that plans to wipe out the human race. They are both heavy focus on blood, gore and action with a similar dark and gritty tone. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both are horror anime with a similar dark and gritty tone. Both protagonists are a living normal life before they turn into a monster. Both protagonists are struggling to keep their humanity intact while battling against evil supernatural monsters trying to destroy humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
In both anime, the protagonist can transform into a superhuman monster and are trying to keep their humanity intact. The main protagonist in both anime battles various monsters that can disguise themselves as humans that threatens humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. They also have a similar dark and gritty atmosphere. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both shows eventually evolve into stories that include the theme of Man vs Monster; Showing us the darker parts of humanity and making us question who are the truly evil ones.  
report Recommended by bbsnypur1
When men are cornered by monsters, it can be tough to distinguish the two. If you find yourself yearning for more violent mortality and characters of questionable morality, you might like a quick trip through Devliman CB. While AoT's ongoing story and mystery span seasons, you can get a complete story wrapped in a nice bow from Devilman's ten episodes. 
report Recommended by MrLegitimacy
An avant garde style animation themed around a main characters Deal with the Devil to attain power  
report Recommended by miwako-hakusho
The main protagonist in both anime is thrown into a life of darkness and possess a special ability (Kei being immortal and Akira Fudo becoming a demon). The main protagonist in both anime must learn how to handle their new abilities and slowly become more violent, stronger and determined over time. They are also both filled with violence, action, and blood with a dark and gritty atmosphere. If you like one, you may enjoy the other as well.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both have main characters turning into something. Both cameo President Trump 
report Recommended by Old_School_Akira
Both contain demons, with a main character trying to prove he isn't some kind of 'monster' and demons trying to take over the world. Ao no Exorcist is a lot more light-hearted and comedic than the serious Devilman, yet both share similarities in their story which is why I think people would also enjoy both the Ao no Exorcist series'  
report Recommended by elfxie
I just remembered Light's quote when I watching Devilman: Crybaby. "The world is not fair. The evil...The rotten people...must be done away with." Akira Fudou and Ryou Asuka may be what they wanted to prove them. They are thinking erasure evil from this world like Light and L. Fudou becomes Devilman, Ryou uses any means. But the ending... Both have stupendous art style and totally unexpected plot. People start to die off one after another. Ryuk and Devilman are slightly similar because Devilman's look commixture of Shinigami. Light and Ryou's personality also very similar. They are cunning and have a big ambition. This time, I deliberately reduced similarities. It is difficult for me  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
Both anime have over the top gore and powerful characters, and both explore the meaning of being human and monsters fitting in among people. In my opinion, Devilman Crybaby does it a lot better than Elfen Lied. 
report Recommended by AnimeArbiter
What? What? What is that? That is Texhnology. Texhnolyze. Texhnolyze. Both are very violent shows. I might say control of splatter and violence. It's tremendous. Protagonists form are similar. Ichise has been provided Texhnolyze. Akira Fudou is Devilman. They save people by using these powers. However, Fudou's effort often goes unrecognized. Story is serious, dark, helplessly pathetic. Do you withstand it? Devilman: Crybaby is still relatively bright in the first part. IN THE FIRST PART. Music also similar, and it's no exception. Unique and Stylish. Texhnolyze OP is amazing. Design is different. Devilman: Crybaby is cartoonish style. Just like cartoon. On the other hand, Texhnolyze is realistic style. Very well movement. Both becomes really  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
Both anime focus on a protagonist who is half-human, half-demon and goes around killing other demons. So, at their core, they're quite similar, plus both are violent and action-packed, although the way the violence is depicted is different. Devilman is darker, and also deals with the psyche and morality of its characters, while DMC is more straightforward. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Ultraviolence in technicolour. Gratuitous and indulgent. Devilman for more of the ultraviolence. Dead Leaves for more of the technicolour. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Hip-hop/rap plays an important role in both series. Whether its to provide exposition on story events, provide character background, or contribute to a great soundtrack, the incorporation of rap and hip-hop beats is pulled off to great effect. Also Masaaki Yuasa has worked on both, so his trademark animation style can be found throughout. 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Both Devilman & Garo are superhero anime that have roots with dark tokusatsu; demonstrating the transformation of a hero into a demon.  
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both are modern anime adaptions of classic manga. In both anime, the main protagonist can transform into a powerful humanoid being and must use their new superhuman abilities to protect humanity from monsters that can morph into humans. Both anime are quite action-packed, with a lot of violence, blood, and gore. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Boogiepop Phantom and Devilman crybaby have very similar atmospheres and tell the story in flashbacks. If you want more of that, check out Boogpop Phantom 
report Recommended by requimcompany123
The psychological anguish felt - hopefully viewers of one are ready for another go with the other. Crybaby - it's not just a nickname for Akira, but more of the viewer as well, yet not in a negative manner. The worlds in these horror series are just that messed up.  
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
"Look at how big the monster inside of me has become." - Johan Liebheart They both imply a kind-hearted main character who believes in life and also tries to save people, but there's also a secondary blonde character who knows and has seen the humankind's darkest side. Those two animes share lots of cold-hearted killings. They also question our humanity and suggest our "monstrous", atrocious side in a less or more viewable nihilist way. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Human being is probably the cruellest thing ever made. Both animes make us cry like we have never done thinking about it. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Both are about transforming superheroes who are mis understood and fight their own kind, with apocalyptic and biblical themes abound. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Bishonens with attitude participate in an action packed centuries old battle that threatens to tear the world apart. Friendships are tested and manly tears are shed in these violent and bloody anime. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Demons with human hearts lead both of these stories. They fight, they bleed , they love, they protect. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
The relationship between Akira - Ryou/Satan and Shindou - Yaha-kui zaShunina reminded me alot of eachother. 
report Recommended by KaiserSadist
What you might love about both these series is their lack of censorship for the crude and violent. There’s sex, there’s horror, there’s violence, gore, and anything you could ask for. But it’s not just for the sake of shock value, there’s a sense of meaning and depth in the themes explored in each of these anime. You might even find that some themes are common... 
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If you like mindless pointless violence and bloodshed with doses of disrobed women being torn apart you maybe sick and like these shoes. 
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Short, intense, dark in tone, visually stunning (often surrealist), god tier soundtracks, plot twists and an increasingly fucked up story with a majestic conclusion. 
report Recommended by Herbrax
-Both feature two best friends with almost completely different personalities -Both feature an emotional backstory relating to these best friends -Both have a unique art style that emphasizes movements -Both have the same director and music composer -The music is similarly amazing in both -The mangas both are based off are cult classics in the industry.  
report Recommended by AltEgg
Both show features a similar innocent protagonist having demonic power which are feared by humans. Expect dark gritty atmosphere and old school feels. 
report Recommended by SkyDrop
While these shows don't have anything in common plot-wise, they have a similar origin: they're both manga from the 60s and 70s that got a "modernizing" reboot in 2018. "Modernizing" because while the story, characters, and pacing are kept untouched, they're both re-set to our days, updating also the conflicts and the criticism made to society to make it match with today's problems.  
report Recommended by DYED
While the settings for these shows are different, they both have a similar tone and content to them. Both of these anime have an anti hero main character that kills monsters. They are also horror anime filled with blood and guts. I recommended both of these shows for anyone who likes anime with a dark atmosphere to them. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
Both involve high school students gaining absurd powers. Both have tons of blood and violence. Both get more serious towards the end. Both have a lot of unnecessary fanservice which thankfully doesn't get in the way of the plot at all. Both have great OSTs. A lot of similarities here. If you liked one you will for sure like the other. 
report Recommended by mushroomcloud
Over-the-top action and near-psychedelic visuals. Pretty stupid storytelling, yet somehow very satisfying. 
report Recommended by armarrowarmy
These two anime may have different plots, but they have a similarly dark atmosphere and similar themes in their stories. They both focus on the idea of whether or not we need to abandon our humanity to defeat the enemy. They are both filled with action and violence too.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
There are two defining traits that come to mind when comparing these series. The first and probably most obvious is the supernatural theme. Both Devilman and Mob Psycho feature battles against supernatural forces, often delving into Lovecraftian-levels of horror. The second common trait is the use of unique art styles to create equally-unique character animation. The animators were not afraid to go off-model when creating scenes in both Devilman and Mob Psycho, showcasing warped and squished faces and bodies to excellent effect. The use of sakuga is also prevalent throughout both series. So if you like supernatural horror-action pieces that showcase unique animation styles, you can't  read more 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
— The main characters are fight against the creatures that want to destroy humanity. — Like Akira, Yuliy has strange powers that he uses during the fight with the creatures.  
report Recommended by Cold_Raw
Both Devilman: Crybaby and Mazinger Z: Infinity are modern renditions of Go Nagai's classic works for his 50th Anniversary Despite the VASTLY different approaches to tone and animation style, what they do share in common is over-the-top action, apocalyptic climaxes, and fantastical character designs.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Both feature OP protagonists battling against demonic forces of evil that possess human beings in an urban environment. Body horror is also a prevalent theme in both series' monsters. 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
- similar ost - weird characters physics - gives the same vibes - similar plot  
report Recommended by A-K-A
If you liked the art style of Kekkai sensen, Then you'll love the art for devilman;crybaby If you also liked the style of the episodic plot with MUCH foreshadowing and references only ought when re watching. Then its a must to watch for kekkai sensen. If you like where you must a binge or watch the entire show in one sitting its a must watch.  
report Recommended by Neko-Nini
Both of these anime are filled with blood, gore, nudity and gruesome deaths. These two anime are not for the faint-hearted. These two anime have our main character turning into a monster and killing people with ultra violence. Not to mention these two anime deal with the the darkness of humanity and have a very dark and depressing feel to them. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
These two titles are from Masaaki Yuasa and have a similar feel to them. These two anime have stories that are very emotional, tragic and dramatic with a unique art style. Both are a great pick if you want to see more of Yuasa's visual story telling.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
These two anime are basically revisions of two older series by Go Nagai and giving them a new take on the original story. While there is no Mecha in Devilman Crybaby, they both have strange looking monsters trying to kill humanity and a young boy main character that must choose the path of good or evil. These two have plenty of action and story make these two shows perfect for both fans of the series.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
Lot better in terms of story, characters, and plot. Really bad ass protag and amazing group that rivals that of Dragon Ball.  
report Recommended by Botan-Chan45
Both have a story about what is good and what is evil.The impact scenes are very impressive,tho.Death Parade is the light version of Devilman.While Devilman:Crybaby uses many gore and death scenes,Death Parade uses the games of death to play with our feelings making us feel bad. 
report Recommended by Apolo_Levitt
Both Dororo and Devilman crybaby are modern anime from the classic. Mind to say Dororo is 60's by Tezuka Osamu whereas Devilman is 70's by Go nagai. Both Akira fudo and Hyakkimaru fights demons 
report Recommended by Kong38
Kind hearted boy runs away with ambigously gay childhood firend. His body will radically change as he tries to make two different groups of people live together. 
report Recommended by ptypaolo
The shows both delve into how demons in peoples body's fit in the world. While D. Gray man takes a more shonen approach to it, both series allow for a main character that struggles with the the the consequences of taking out 'demons'. 
report Recommended by lookandfind
Demons transform and kick devil was. Lot of nudity situations in both Cry baby has some sex too which HS DxD doesn't have. both are enjoyable. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both are very stylistic and irreverent. Although they have very different tones, they are similar in pacing. 
report Recommended by SamuraiSteve
Call Me Tonight is a short but charming 30-minute OVA, and makes similar connections about sexual tension turning people into demons or monsters, much like Devilman: Crybaby. 
report Recommended by Vaniljakebab
Both are modern anime adaptions of classic manga. In both anime, the main protagonist uses their superhuman abilities to fight supernatural creatures and must defeat a former friend. Both are very action-packed anime with blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both anime are based on manga from Go Nagai. They both have a similar dark and gritty tone, as well as similar character designs. Both anime feature the main protagonist fighting against evil powerful monsters. Both are action-packed anime with blood, gore, and gratuitous nudity. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Devilman: Crybaby and the Berserk movie trilogy both deal with humans vs demons and have dark, mature content. Akira and Ryo have a similar dynamic to Guts and Griffith. Plus, both works are remakes of their respective original series and give an amazing new flavor while still remaining faithful to the source material. 
report Recommended by fragilefire
They are almost identical the only difference is that one is about angels the other about demons, but they treat the same themes of unnatural beings in a mundane world and how they try to protect it and live with that condition. 
report Recommended by KevSan
Casshan & Devilman are superheroes who sacrifice their humanity to wage war against evil. These heroes fight out of love for their parents but are feared by humankind. The only people who accept them are their girlfriends; Luna & Miki.  
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
These anime explore the faults of human nature such as lust & anguish through drug usage & other perversions which transforms the characters into powerful yet tragic monsters of mankind. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both titles are based on 1970's manga from Go Nagai. They both have a similar dark and gritty tone with lots of blood, gore and gratuitous nudity. The main protagonist in both Devilman: Crybaby and Shuten Douji are thrown into a life of darkness and must save humanity from demons. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both anime have the main protagonist battling against demonic monsters trying to destroy humanity. They both have shape shifting demonic monsters that can disguise themselves as humans. Both anime contain similar levels of graphic scenes of violence, blood, gore, sex, and nudity. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
The original Devilman had a pretty heavy influence on Yu Yu Hakusho, which comes through in several ways. Demon fighting is an obvious one, with lots of bloody close-quarters brawls that get your blood pumping. The thematic exploration of evil and human nature is another; being a main theme of Devilman, it is also touched upon in early arcs of YYH and later delved into more deeply in a later arc. Even putting the influence aside, exciting, intense action combines with likable characters and solid writing that makes both of these shows a lot of fun. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Go Nagai's works have had a great influence on CLAMP, and X is one of the most obvious results of that influence. Like Devilman, X is apocalyptic fiction, focusing on the battle of the main character to protect humanity. Human nature, apocalyptic imagery, duality, and religious motifs are front and center. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Being modernized adaptations of Go Nagai's works, both of these shows deliver on over-the-top action, inventive visuals, and lots of boobs. Sexuality is front and center. The styles of the directors shine through in each, making both a showcase of unique directorial work. Both have underlying themes about love, although Cutey Honey is ultimately a lot more positive than Devilman. Both shows also feature gay relationships. And as a bonus, Akira and Miki make a cameo appearance in Re: Cutey Honey. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Hunter x Hunter's Chimera Ant arc shares a lot of themes with Devilman - namely, the dark side of humanity and human nature. The dichotomy between good and evil gets blurred as the "evil" non-human beings display "human" traits such as love while the supposedly "good" humans commit atrocities that are just as awful as what they're fighting against, if not worse. There is also a strong undercurrent of anti-war sentiment. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Devilman has had a clear influence on SMT and by extension, Persona, and this influence comes through the most in Persona 3. Apocalyptic themes and religious imagery are present here, and many parallels can be drawn between the characters of Ryou Asuka and Ryoji Mochizuki. Connections between people and what it means to be human are also explored. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Both series feature protagonists balancing being normal young japanese men and devils. 
report Recommended by Rahkshilord
Do you like cool monsters? Do you like watching children suffer? Do you like bleak, hopeless circumstances? Then you will like both of these shows. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
If you've recently watched & enjoyed Crybaby, I'd recommend this short & fun crossover series with Cyborg 009. It's also on netflix (UK at least) at the time of writing. The art style for Cyborg 009 VS Devilman is amazing and actually preferable for me to Crybaby. The OP is iconic and catchy and I can guarantee if you enjoy either series, Devilman or 009, you're bound to love this crossover. If you loved this crossover and are yet to watch Crybaby, what are you waiting for? 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Both contain adequate gore and were aided in production by Netflix. They both target a more mature viewer with darker themes than your average martial arts or demon anime. They both have likeable characters and art styles with good OST's.  
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Another work involving Masaaki Yuasa. They explore different themes, but both have an art style with an experimental feel to it. 
report Recommended by Starlessmelody
If you liked the humor and sexual content of DEVILMAN Crybaby, you might like this show. Deals with demons, angels, and sex, but this is a comedy show with a lighter-toned, less mature narrative. 
report Recommended by Contaminated
Both of these series main character is half-demon half-human who is fighting with demons. There is gore too and ofc plot twist 
report Recommended by qirqovul
Btooom! and Crybaby have great effects and impacts me. I have deep attachments to both shows. Both are bloody and gory. Not to mention, there are breast and nudity. Vibe is extremely serious. Btooom! is no time to rest. Crybaby is terrifying fearful. Characters are very similar. Especially Ryouta Sakamoto and Nobutaka Oda, Akira Fudou and Ryou Asuka. Ryouta is elite gamer who play online game "BTOOOM!". His avatar reminds me of Devilman. Fudou is CRYBABY sponger human. His best friend is Ryou. They changed themselves by accidental events. The content is very sanguinary. Himiko and Miki Makimura are heroine of each shows. They also assume a crucial role. Enemies are human and  read more 
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If you liked the societal manipulation aspect of the show and want to see the concept explored more deeply, Gatchaman Crowds does an impeccable job displaying a world under the influence of an other-worldly and demonic being from the governmental, public and individual levels. Gatchaman Crowds also sports stunning and exceptional visuals with deep, unique characters all while flaunting a marvelous electronic soundtrack.  
report Recommended by StellarUmbra
Both are heavily stylized and modernized adaptations of source materials with similar themes regarding the selfish and immoral nature of humans. The protagonists of both series (Akira and Koyomi) are put in very similar circumstances where they become half-demon/vampire and try to keep their humanity intact while also fighting for others. Both also feature surreal experimental animation consisting of over the top humour, action and violence. They prioritize being unique and expressive over being pretty and clean. 
report Recommended by TELOS2100
Devilman: Crybaby and Kabaneri appear to be in a similar subgenre to Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan: a story where humans fight against a race of monsters that prey on them and a character becomes half-monster against their will. Both series contain a rather dark atmosphere and unique aesthetic, Devilman's being its flat and over the top, but often realistic action and animation. Kabaneri and Crybaby share a sometimes hopeless outlook on things and feature a character's views on humanity and the monsters. In both series, there is a powerful female main character that helps out the protagonist and contributes greatly to the plot,  read more 
report Recommended by BlossomBurst
In both shows the supernatural appears bit by bit in the modern world threatening its peace. Both MCs are regarded as good even if they dont fight for the world but for their personal reasons and their enemies as evil because the things they are doing disturb the peace of the world. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
Both anime focus on protagonists who have a special power which makes other humans see them as a threat. We follow these characters as they develop their powers, mature, and try to keep their humanity intact by difficult moral choices. Lots of action and violence in both anime as well. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Extremely dark psychological content (showing both the good and bad of humanity), both involve children/teens who are forced into a conflict of literally cosmic proportions, and both have depressing ends. 
report Recommended by kaypeace17
Our hero is given a forbidden power by a mysterious person. He attempts to use this power for the good of humanity and tries to keep his power and new alias a secret but fate has tragic plans for him.  
report Recommended by iBlewupthemoon
two main male characters that has close secret relationship (with similar personalities ones quirky and energetic while the other is calm and collective), while in between a female character, also has similar settings and mysterious tense atmosphere. Both animes tended to revolve around the fight/struggle of society  
report Recommended by iBlueSky
If you like to see a show that makes you question your humanity and turn you into a crybaby, then these shows are for you. 
report Recommended by Zetara
The influence of the Devilman manga can easily be seen in Berserk, so it is obvious the both anime have similarities as well. The eclipse scene of Berserk is heavily inspired by Devilman for several reasons, and both anime share similar character archetypes, themes, monsters, gore, sex, violence and depravity. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
The protagonist of Vampire Hunter D is a part-human, part-vampire man who hunts other vampires. The protagonist of Devilman is a part-human, part-demon man who hunts demons. From here, it is quite clear that both series share similar motifs, they're both action packed and filled with violence and gore. The main difference is that Devilman focuses a bit more in the psychology and morality of its characters. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
similar artstyle both feature demons/devils 
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