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Apr 11, 2018 11:23 AM

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Really nice return and i'm intrigued where this is gonna go now with this timeline and the Amadeus concept.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:24 AM

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Still the best as ever. Kanako Itou's voice from the opening song feels so nostalgic. Hyped for next week!
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Apr 11, 2018 11:25 AM

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Lets just all agree that maho hiyajo is best girl.
okay?
okay. Good.

light maho VN spoilers

otherwise amazing first episode!!

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let's all go play Nagasaki
we can all get vaporized
hold my hand, let's turn to ash
I'll see you on the other side


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Apr 11, 2018 11:26 AM
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Great episode. Have to say it, that broken English speaking professor from America....
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:28 AM

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xShinigami3125 said:
How many years after Steins Gate does this take place ? Cuz it looks like mayuri got herself a Brest implant xd
Steins Gate started in July and now it's December. It's about 6 months after the 23 B episode I believe.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:28 AM

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Wow.

The story starts off pretty good, Okabe, everyone looking great again. But I am definitely getting a thriller feel by the end of the episode, such a nostalgic and whelming start.
I am completely digging the soundtrack as well.

5/5 They actually put the opening of the visual novel at the end of the episode, I love it.

I am so hyped.
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Idk why are you reading this or why tf am I writing this but I already did so whatever.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:29 AM

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Holy cow! The pacing was better than I expected. Great use of the ost. I think this is going to be a fantastic adaptation.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:30 AM

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Lets just all agree that maho hiyajo is best girl.
okay?
okay. Good.

light maho VN spoilers

otherwise amazing first episode!!


I agree. I had her in my favourite character list since I finished the VN about 3 weeks ago.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:31 AM
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I’m in love. I was worried that it won’t be as good as the first season but everything looks great so far. And I finally get to see Maho animated <3
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:31 AM

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arc light anime adaptation incoming hopefully white fox will not cut it out like vn.

ding ding robotics;notes connection here amadesu and Kimijima ko base on same theory.

pretty good adapted for first episode we finally see more okabe normal life.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:32 AM
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xShinigami3125 said:
ituhata said:

I wanna say this is like....3 or 4 months after Kurisu's death in the WWIII timeline.

Feel free to correct me, folks.

Äh Okey then why did everyone get an "upgrade" if you knew what I mean.
Also it's pretty weird to see OKabe in normal cloth but I ll get used to it
Well, everyone's just wearing their winter clothes. Also, Mayuri was always pretty busty XD

And just to clarify, Kurisu died on July 28 and the convention in this episode took place on November 23. So that's a 4 months gap.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:32 AM

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BOY AM I PUMPED FOR THIS. GREAT first episode; it really helped tie together the previous series into this one's World Line. We finally get to meet Suzuha's mom among a few other key characters, and you can already sense the Feels Train warming its engines. This is gonna be another bumpy ride, and Studio White Fox has given us front-row, splash-zone seats for it. Buckle up everyone; Okabe is back in business.

5/5
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:32 AM
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White Fox and Bones, we can all agree now that these 2 studios really care about their series ( based on the 1st episodes ) While Pierrot ruining Tokyo Ghoul:re again lol.

Bones / White Fox = Quality over Quantity
Pierrot = Quantity over Quality ( Tokyo Ghoul, Boruto and Black Clover all in one season )

While A-1 finally redeeming themselves ( Darling in the FranXX, Nanatsu no Taizai )

Either way great episode! The new director did a great job ~

EL PSY CONGROO
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:33 AM
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Lets just all agree that maho hiyajo is best girl.


I did not watch this episode yet

But Ruka Urushibara is best girl, and noting will ever beat her
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:34 AM

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I'm liking so far. It seems to be a quality adaptation like the original.



 
Apr 11, 2018 11:36 AM

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thepath said:
Ginger-Sama said:
Lets just all agree that maho hiyajo is best girl.


I did not watch this episode yet

But Ruka Urushibara is best girl, and noting will ever beat her
Luka Urushibara. At least get her name right.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:39 AM

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Idk how I feel about this anime I mean it looks rather promising but for me it just doesn't feel as overwhelming/Thrilling as Steins Gate did.
Back when I watched Steins Gate for the first time I was instantly hooked and didn't sleep that night just so I could finish the show in one Go this one just doesn't make me feel the same way Steins Gate did :/ also all female characters suddenly having such large breasts is kinda irritating.
Go read the One Punch Man manga please, this awful adaptation by JC Staff is a disgrace.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:40 AM

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GoldenDevilGamer said:
xShinigami3125 said:

Äh Okey then why did everyone get an "upgrade" if you knew what I mean.
Also it's pretty weird to see OKabe in normal cloth but I ll get used to it
Well, everyone's just wearing their winter clothes. Also, Mayuri was always pretty busty XD

And just to clarify, Kurisu died on July 28 and the convention in this episode took place on November 23. So that's a 4 months gap.

Thx for the clarification but it's not just Mayuri and even with her it was never to that extend and i must say I really don't like it
Go read the One Punch Man manga please, this awful adaptation by JC Staff is a disgrace.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:44 AM

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I'm still relatively new to Steins;Gate but that tuturu brought back some serious memories.

Fuck that PTSD scene was disturbing. I really hope Beta Okarin makes it out okay. Though I highly suspect eternal suffering for him.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:45 AM

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As of today I am the happiest human on Earth. This first episode was so amazing I can't handle it. All of my waiting and abstaining from reading the VN has now so so paid off. Everything I just witnessed was all new to me and I can't wait to see what happens next.

My life now has meaning again. Thank you S;G.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:47 AM

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ALSo why is it a thing that every time someone (who is supposed to be a native speaker) in an anime speaks englisch they have a terrible accent couldn't they get someone with a less noticeable acctent for that role.
Go read the One Punch Man manga please, this awful adaptation by JC Staff is a disgrace.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:51 AM

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Great episode. Have to say it, that broken English speaking professor from America....

He actually sounded worse in the VN during that scene. XD
You will be sure to love him soon, he is a top tier memer and the accent is part of his charm.

xShinigami3125 said:
ALSo why is it a thing that every time someone (who is supposed to be a native speaker) in an anime speaks englisch they have a terrible accent couldn't they get someone with a less noticeable acctent for that role.

He speaks Japanese too, don't worry. He is Finnish, so not really a native English speaker either.
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Apr 11, 2018 11:51 AM
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I realise now that I don't care for anyone else in this series besides Okabe.

It's kind of sad lol.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:53 AM
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I realise now that I don't care for anyone else in this series besides Okabe.

It's kind of sad lol.

Basically me ahaha
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:57 AM

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Fantastic start.

The opening sequence upto when Okabe meets up with Mayuri was amazing.
The soundtrack hits so damn hard for me and seeing all the characters again is just wonderful. I'm so happy they decided to this adaptation.

We get to meet Yuki officially, like finally and I love her already.

That PTSD scene though. :(

Super interested in the AI stuff that was presented at the end.

Masterful presentation overall, really looking forward to this.
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:57 AM

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ok my hair was literally standing up while watching this...so much mostalgia... truly agood comeback
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:57 AM

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anyone else notice some differences from the PV and the actual anime?
PV

Actual


Also
PV

Actual
Persona 4 (Golden obviously) is better than Persona 5 imo
 
Apr 11, 2018 11:59 AM

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now THAT is a first episode how it's supposed to be done, holy shit.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:02 PM

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Aquamirror said:
Anerinus said:
Great episode. Have to say it, that broken English speaking professor from America....

He actually sounded worse in the VN during that scene. XD
You will be sure to love him soon, he is a top tier memer and the accent is part of his charm.


Indeed. Leskinen is my 5th favourite character. I thought he might have spoken to Okabe before the presentation but there is still 22 eps to go to flesh him out.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:02 PM

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White Fox and Bones, we can all agree now that these 2 studios really care about their series ( based on the 1st episodes ) While Pierrot ruining Tokyo Ghoul:re again lol.

Bones / White Fox = Quality over Quantity
Pierrot = Quantity over Quality ( Tokyo Ghoul, Boruto and Black Clover all in one season )

While A-1 finally redeeming themselves ( Darling in the FranXX, Nanatsu no Taizai )

Either way great episode! The new director did a great job ~

EL PSY CONGROO


I appreciate the gesture but there is so much problematic stuff with what you said.

First off, everyone cares about their project otherwise they wouldn't even remain in an industry riddled with problems to begin with. Don't try to make the lack of passion a reason when scheduling & industry-wide practices are to blame for.

Secondly you're trying to make a point about quality & quantity while comparing a relatively new studio trying to find a foot in the industry with recent expansions in their facilities with a giant that has several decades of history. The difference is Pierrot can afford to have multiple projects in the production stage whereas WhiteFox can't but wish they did. And even if we follow your logic Bones would not even match your criterium as they have a ton of simultaneous production going on thanks to their 4 department structure.

Either way it's pretty much pointless to talk merely in studios anyway when so much decision making is done outside of the studio's reach or discretion. With as many freelancing creative core staff as there is, it's not surprise really.

That out of the way, Kawamura indeed did a splendid job. He continued the delicate depiction of facial expression to display a wide range of emotions.
The result is an amazing episode.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:04 PM

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Ah I miss them... I need to rewatch season1 since I forgot everything.. can someone remind me a quick overview of what happened??
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Apr 11, 2018 12:07 PM
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I love how intense this is despite being only the first episode of the season.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:08 PM
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Fucking ace first episode. They've got a lot of introductions to get through and a lot of information to jam in, but I'm pleased that they managed to get that all done and still leave time for internet Happenings. 10/10

Clefairiess said:
Ah I miss them... I need to rewatch season1 since I forgot everything.. can someone remind me a quick overview of what happened??


some people died a lot, some people died a little bit, okabe didn't ride a bike everyday, shit got real, putin used the time machine to get trump elected lmao
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:08 PM

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Okay so unpopular first, but really though, the animation is kinda terrible, i legit compared the highest 1080p i could find to the 720ps of the first season and its really mediocre compared to that. The direction also lacked luster, very disjointed and segmented scenes. As a massive fan of the first series, this was terribly disappointing. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the cinematography (constant zooming in on the faces to save budget) really did a number for me. Really sad at how this is turning out. Not even close to the originals quality. Where did all the budget go? The inexperience of the director is really showing. :( Also they're really banking on the nostalgia factor (and its working for literally everyone but me sadly lol)
last thing, why is the extreme PTSD not believable? Like, he still has the choice to save her but he's literally going to go through hell just to arrive at the same conclusion? Ah, not working for me. The first novel was intelligent. This, this is made for milking. Sad.
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Apr 11, 2018 12:11 PM

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Okay so unpopular first, but really though, the animation is kinda terrible, i legit compared the highest 1080p i could find to the 720ps of the first season and its really mediocre compared to that. The direction also lacked luster, very disjointed and segmented scenes. As a massive fan of the first series, this was terribly disappointing. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the cinematography (constant zooming in on the faces to save budget) really did a number for me. Really sad at how this is turning out. Not even close to the originals quality. Where did all the budget go? The inexperience of the director is really showing. :(


I agree with you with the close ups, but he did a great job at evoking emotions and accurately portray what the characters are feeling, and that was my biggest worry, for now.
Persona 4 (Golden obviously) is better than Persona 5 imo
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:11 PM
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I didn't know much I missed Steins Gate until I saw this. Love seeing these guys...But daaammnn it feels dark.
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Apr 11, 2018 12:11 PM
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I liked it. It is very fast paced and missed some important things imo such as Maho missing Kurisu which was pointed out during her hesitations while translating etc and also they cut the entire overheard English dialogue about the fire at Kurisus moms place.

Some things were even better than in the source material though, such as the nightmare scene was better and visually really well done. A strong start I think but we'll see how they handle the rest of the story and the which information and branches they filter out.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:12 PM

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I am so happy to see characters back. Great first episode. It pains me to see Okabe like that, hope he finds happiness by the end of this. I had no idea that I missed Steins;Gate this much.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:13 PM

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I'm still a little confused as to where this takes place and i need to refresh my memory of Steins;Gate a little bit, but when i heard the piano version of the main theme, i was instantly thrown in 2011 spring/summer when my heart couldn't wait for the next episodes. I felt the whole atmosphere of that time and it brings me nostalgia. I gotta watch the original once more.
Hard to make an opinion from the first episode, tho. It did not catch me but it's the first episode after all. I'm sure with the progression, i'll like the episodes more. It was that way with the original.
My squad is back! I'll miss the old Okabe tho xD.
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Apr 11, 2018 12:13 PM

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Mohammadalmannai said:
Sam1198777 said:
Okay so unpopular first, but really though, the animation is kinda terrible, i legit compared the highest 1080p i could find to the 720ps of the first season and its really mediocre compared to that. The direction also lacked luster, very disjointed and segmented scenes. As a massive fan of the first series, this was terribly disappointing. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the cinematography (constant zooming in on the faces to save budget) really did a number for me. Really sad at how this is turning out. Not even close to the originals quality. Where did all the budget go? The inexperience of the director is really showing. :(


I agree with you with the close ups, but he did a great job at evoking emotions and accurately portray what the characters are feeling, and that was my biggest worry, for now.


Wish it'd work for me the same way..i just don't see the intelligence and maturity in the direction or the script (or the concept, to be fair)
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Apr 11, 2018 12:14 PM

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I'm still a little confused as to where this takes place and i need to refresh my memory of Steins;Gate a little bit, but when i heard the piano version of the main theme, i was instantly thrown in 2011 spring/summer when my heart couldn't wait for the next episodes. I felt the whole atmosphere of that time and it brings me nostalgia. I gotta watch the original once more.
Hard to make an opinion from the first episode, tho. It did not catch me but it's the first episode after all. I'm sure with the progression, i'll like the episodes more. It was that way with the original.
My squad is back! I'll miss the old Okabe tho xD.


It takes place between episode 23B and 23A (original episode 23)
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:15 PM

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daru you lucky bastard
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:16 PM

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bakuramariks said:
I'm still a little confused as to where this takes place and i need to refresh my memory of Steins;Gate a little bit, but when i heard the piano version of the main theme, i was instantly thrown in 2011 spring/summer when my heart couldn't wait for the next episodes. I felt the whole atmosphere of that time and it brings me nostalgia. I gotta watch the original once more.
Hard to make an opinion from the first episode, tho. It did not catch me but it's the first episode after all. I'm sure with the progression, i'll like the episodes more. It was that way with the original.
My squad is back! I'll miss the old Okabe tho xD.


I looked at your list and I know why you are confused, you did not watch divided by zero, which takes place between the original and 0 (worst explanation ever) but it will make sense once you watch it.
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Apr 11, 2018 12:16 PM

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It's been so long, damn that nostalgia hit me. Okabe in suit looks good, but damn gotta used to it along with his now not a delusional and pompous way of talking. What a sad worldline. That wwiii sure looks depressing, Suzuha talking about her past, her mother mowed by machine guns while protecting her. Then Okabe counter argumenting what happened to him to at the alpha worldline, the sacrifces to reach beta worldline.

Haven't read the vn so this gonna be a wild ride with thrill and impact for me. Though with already that I knew some spoilers at early chapters, I guess not gonna be a problem with my enjoyment.

Damn, when the announcement of Amadeus kick in at the last minutes with the Amadeus OP made me hype af. Can't wait for ALL the episodes!!!
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Apr 11, 2018 12:16 PM

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this was amazing, i'm so excited for next week's episode


lol
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:20 PM

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Yep, the one week break between each episode is gonna be brutal. Should've waited until the show ended before marathoning, but couldn't help myself.

The technical aspects isn't as good as the previous season (which is to be expected since that one was as close to perfect as can be), but still very good regardless.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:22 PM

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I am really happy with this episode. Hopefully it will live up to the original.

Also the Kurisu vision was genuinely terrifying.
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Apr 11, 2018 12:26 PM
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riorangel21 said:
White Fox and Bones, we can all agree now that these 2 studios really care about their series ( based on the 1st episodes ) While Pierrot ruining Tokyo Ghoul:re again lol.

Bones / White Fox = Quality over Quantity
Pierrot = Quantity over Quality ( Tokyo Ghoul, Boruto and Black Clover all in one season )

While A-1 finally redeeming themselves ( Darling in the FranXX, Nanatsu no Taizai )

Either way great episode! The new director did a great job ~

EL PSY CONGROO


I appreciate the gesture but there is so much problematic stuff with what you said.

First off, everyone cares about their project otherwise they wouldn't even remain in an industry riddled with problems to begin with. Don't try to make the lack of passion a reason when scheduling & industry-wide practices are to blame for.

Secondly you're trying to make a point about quality & quantity while comparing a relatively new studio trying to find a foot in the industry with recent expansions in their facilities with a giant that has several decades of history. The difference is Pierrot can afford to have multiple projects in the production stage whereas WhiteFox can't but wish they did. And even if we follow your logic Bones would not even match your criterium as they have a ton of simultaneous production going on thanks to their 4 department structure.

Either way it's pretty much pointless to talk merely in studios anyway when so much decision making is done outside of the studio's reach or discretion. With as many freelancing creative core staff as there is, it's not surprise really.

That out of the way, Kawamura indeed did a splendid job. He continued the delicate depiction of facial expression to display a wide range of emotions.
The result is an amazing episode.


I already know almost everything you mentioned, but based on their productions this decade, Pierrot is the most controversial one. Forgot to mention that my statement is based on their timeline it's not that the studio controls everything.
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:27 PM
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So you are a total Normie now,huh?
 
Apr 11, 2018 12:29 PM

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That first episode was much better than I expected actually. And I'm totally not just saying this because there was a ton of Suzuha in it...nope, not at all.
It was nice seeing all these characters again. Ruka and Suzuha look so good, and I'm pretty interested in how the show will deal with Okabe's PTSD (that's what it seems to be anyway)
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