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Summer Anime 2015 |OT| SharingMana

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WoW is p amazing for what it did/does, but i never got into that MMO style of games.

WoW was unbeatable for so many years that it pretty much cannibalized the entire genre. It's been evolving for 11 years and now raid encounters are so complex and well realized (most of the time) it would be hard to deny it has great combat. Maybe not very advanced but it serves as a template for the encounters

I could probably fill the character count twice just by talking about WoW but this isnt the thread

I don't know what joke I'm not getting here, but let me get my Blood Elf Paladin to level 100 first!

*prepares for comments on how paladins suck*

He's the final boss of WoD, don't tell me WoD is your first era to play in? That's a rarity, figured new blood had trickled out after around Cataclysm
 

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He's the final boss of WoD, don't tell me WoD is your first era to play in? That's a rarity, figured new blood had trickled out after around Cataclysm

Well no. I actually started around Cataclysm, levelled my Blood Elf Pally up to level 74, then lost interest as I got busy with other things and I basically forgot about it for like, a year IIRC. (I think it was around some time after MoP came out when I stopped).

You can blame Hearthstone for getting me back into it now.
 

striferser

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I want to watch more anime, but i got addicted to this crack called Tactics Ogre: Let us cling together. Hoo boy, so much to do in this game.

Me and one other person read the manga, and I think someone at least read the first novel?

Yeah, i've read the first novel. Based on what i read, Kyoani really did well with the adaptation.
 

R_thanatos

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Prisma illya 2wei Herz - 04

Yep , as expected, filler stories ...but itseems like they will explain and introduce some things better for the end game than in the manga.

I guess that's what happens when you have the whole summer to tell side stories.
I hope they will include taiga homework studies into the mix because that manga chapter was just too funny.

Still , that theme park filler was ok, IN retrospect, it didn't do much except fruther showing miyu and her presence and impact on the world something
that will become crucial for season 3rei

At least that's true in this universe !

Who thought it would be a great idea to make a theme park dedicated to Saber lion ? wait , don't answer , only one fool can do that
 

javac

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Oct 25, 2012
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While I'm here, some more sales data.

Sales of Ghibli Films in Japan LTD:
BD:
Code:
Sales  - Title          -  Release date
74,445 - The Wind Rises - (6/18/2014)
56,542 - Arrietty - (6/17/2011)
44,398 - Castle in the Sky - (12/22/2010)
33,594 - My Neighbor Totoro - (7/18/2012)
29,456 - Kiki's Delivery Service - (12/5/2012)
27,376 - Princess Mononoke - (12/4/2013)
27,376 - From Up on Poppy Hill - (6/20/2012)
20,024 - Porco Rosso - (7/17/2013)
19,424 - Spirited Away - (7/16/2014)
16,407 - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - (12/3/2014)
14,395 - Ponyo - (12/8/2009)
14,250 - When Marnie Was There - (3/18/2015)
9,356 - Whisper of the Heart - (7/20/2011)
6,433 - Howl's Moving Castle - (11/16/2011)
2,307 - Only Yesterday - (12/5/2012)
2,109 - My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies Double Feature Blu-ray special set - (7/18/2012)
2,030 - The Cat Returns - (12/4/2013)
1,983 - Pom Poko - (11/6/2013)
1,403 - Tales from Earthsea - (11/16/2011)
1,024 - Grave of the Fireflies - (7/18/2012)

DVD:
Code:
Sales     - Title         - Release date
2,401,992 - Spirited Away -(7/19/2002)
1,250,737 - My Neighbor Totoro - (9/28/2001)
1,223,370 - Howl's Moving Castle - (11/16/2005)
912,860 - Ponyo - (7/3/2009)
779,137 - Castle in the Sky - (10/4/2002)
667,504 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - (11/19/2003)
536,691 - Kiki's Delivery Service - (6/8/2001)
273,097 - Arrietty - (6/17/2011)
240,952 - Tales from Earthsea - (7/4/2007)
223,054 - The Cat Returns - (7/4/2003)
134,510 - The Wind Rises - (6/18/2014)
121,611 - Whisper of the Heart - (5/24/2002)
113,221 - Grave of the Fireflies - (23,062 - 12/16/2000) (47,780 - 6/18/2004) (18,115 - 4/22/2005) (6,270 - 11/18/2005) (11,246 - 7/14/2006) (6,748 - 7/13/2007)
90,079 - Howl's Moving Castle Special Edition - (11/16/2005)
64,754 - From Up on Poppy Hill - (6/20/2012)
59,391 - Howl's Moving Castle + Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short Twin Box  - (11/16/2005)
38,348 - From Up on Poppy Hill Special Edition - (6/20/2012)
34,875 - My Neighbor Totoro - Re-release (7/16/2014)
25,222 - Tales from Earthsea Special Edition - (7/4/2007)
24,484 - When Marnie Was There - (3/18/2015)
23,926 - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - (12/3/2014)
17,774 - Kiki's Delivery Service - Re-release (7/16/2014)
15,054 - Pom Poko - (12/18/2002)
14,698 - Spirited Away - (7/16/2014)
13,372 - Only Yesterday - (3/7/2003)
7,312 - Ponyo - (7/16/2014)
5,707 - Princess Mononoke - (7/16/2014)
4,633 - Spirited Away DVD Collector's Edition - (7/19/2002)
1,608 - Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Special Edition - (12/8/2009)
1,593 - Porco Rosso - (7/16/2014)
1,356 - Howl's Moving Castle - (7/16/2014)

Miscellaneous Anime Blu-ray Sales LTD:
Code:
Sales  - Title                           -  Release date
11,547 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - (7/25/2008)
10,632 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Limited Edition - (7/11/2012)

1,388 - Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days - (7/23/2010)
850 - Patlabor ON TELEVISION BD-BOX 1 - (8/27/2010)
842 - Patlabor The Movie - (7/25/2008)

5,165 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray BOX 1 - (8/25/2009)
4,847 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray BOX 2 - (9/25/2009)
4,321 - Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG Blu-ray BOX 1 - (11/25/2009)
4,199 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray BOX 2 - (12/22/2009)

648 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX 1 - (12/18/2009)
674 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX 2 - (3/19/2010)
644 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX 4 - (12/18/2009)

2,405 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 1 - (8/29/2014)
2,156 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 2 - (10/24/2014)
2,222 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 3 - (12/26/2014)
2,397 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 4 - (2/27/2015)

14,057 - Gurren Lagann COMPLETE Blu-ray BOX - (6/26/2013)

3,165 - Macross Blu-ray Box Complete Edition - (5/25/2012)
2,136 - Macross Ⅱ Blu-ray Box - (7/25/2014)
8,755 - Macross Plus Complete Blu-ray Box - (6/21/2013)

1,314 - Samurai Champloo BOX - (7/20/2011)

3,426 - Haibane Renmei BD BOX - (7/22/2010)

2,193 - The Vision of Escaflowne BD BOX - (2/24/2012)

2,513 - Baccano! Blu-ray Disc BOX - (1/26/2011)

4,086 - Planetes Blu-ray Box 5.1ch Surround Edition - (9/25/2009)

3,612 - The Tatami Galaxy Volume 1 ( First Press Limited Edition ) - (8/20/2010)
3,383 - The Tatami Galaxy Volume 2 - (9/23/2010)
3,169 - The Tatami Galaxy Volume 3 - (10/22/2010)
2,967 - The Tatami Galaxy BD-BOX - (6/18/2014)

2,973 - Ping-pong COMPLETE BOX ( Limited Edition ) - (8/27/2014)

22,142 - The Garden of Words - (6/21/2013)
3,292 - 5 Centimeters Per Second - (4/18/2008)

27,088 - The Castle of Cagliostro - (12/3/2008)
13,847 - The Castle of Cagliostro (Re-release) - (8/6/2014)

39,620 - Wolf Children BD - (2/20/2013)
13,825 - Wolf Children Blu-ray + DVD - (2/20/2013)

472 - Angel's Egg BD - (8/21/2013)

1,547 - Millennium Actress BD - (2/21/2014)

118,997 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 1 - (3/12/2010)
117,616 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 2 - (11/12/2010)
118,997 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 3 - (4/7/2011)
120,571 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 4 - (12/2/2011)
122,138 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 5 - (6/8/2012)
94,938 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 6 Limited Edition - (3/22/2013)
118,997 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 7 Limited Edition- (6/6/2014)

14,743 - Aim for the Top ! Blu-ray Box Complete Edition - (2/24/2012)
7,797 - Aim for the Top 2! Blu-ray Box Complete Edition - (6/22/2012)

2,440 - Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still Ultimate Blu-ray BOX - (10/26/2012)
1,009 - Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still Standard Blu-ray BOX - (4/24/2015)
976 - THE Big O Blu-ray BOX - (12/22/2011)

9,553 - AKIRA - (2/20/2009)
6,819 - AKIRA (Re-release) - (6/22/2011)
 
Jul 13, 2014
2,875
0
0
That's the wrong opinion. You HAVE to hate her. It is a requirement.


I think the only Senran that I actively hate is Imu. That's more because I find that type of character annoying as fuck. She's just like Perrine from Strike Witches from what I've seen of it.
 
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Future Card Buddyfight:100 (Hundred) (engDub)

Wow Big Z with the best upgrade this deck twice this season, with Tsukikage and Byakuya, but then combining these nanomachines. I liked.

Gao Mikados issue though, did losing really make him into some kid thats needs a hero to save him? Who will do it, Tasuku Ryuenji, Baks, or Rouga Aragami?
 

Defuser

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illya 2wei Herz ep 3

And thus Mimi's descent into the fujoshi madness. It always the pure,honest and shy ones that becomes the most perverted when push becomes a shove.
 

Cornbread78

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Jul 27, 2009
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505
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Prison School ep. 7
My lord that puts a whole new meaning to shove it up your a$$. Also, Hanna pretty much playing
just a tip accidentally.
That chick is friggin' messed royally in the head with those antics. This series is so gross, but so entertaining at the same time.
 

cajunator

Banned
Nov 16, 2010
74,396
0
675
Lafayette, Louisiana
While I'm here, some more sales data.

Sales of Ghibli Films in Japan LTD:
BD:
Code:
Sales  - Title          -  Release date
74,445 - The Wind Rises - (6/18/2014)
56,542 - Arrietty - (6/17/2011)
44,398 - Castle in the Sky - (12/22/2010)
33,594 - My Neighbor Totoro - (7/18/2012)
29,456 - Kiki's Delivery Service - (12/5/2012)
27,376 - Princess Mononoke - (12/4/2013)
27,376 - From Up on Poppy Hill - (6/20/2012)
20,024 - Porco Rosso - (7/17/2013)
19,424 - Spirited Away - (7/16/2014)
16,407 - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - (12/3/2014)
14,395 - Ponyo - (12/8/2009)
14,250 - When Marnie Was There - (3/18/2015)
9,356 - Whisper of the Heart - (7/20/2011)
6,433 - Howl's Moving Castle - (11/16/2011)
2,307 - Only Yesterday - (12/5/2012)
2,109 - My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies Double Feature Blu-ray special set - (7/18/2012)
2,030 - The Cat Returns - (12/4/2013)
1,983 - Pom Poko - (11/6/2013)
1,403 - Tales from Earthsea - (11/16/2011)
1,024 - Grave of the Fireflies - (7/18/2012)

DVD:
Code:
Sales     - Title         - Release date
2,401,992 - Spirited Away -(7/19/2002)
1,250,737 - My Neighbor Totoro - (9/28/2001)
1,223,370 - Howl's Moving Castle - (11/16/2005)
912,860 - Ponyo - (7/3/2009)
779,137 - Castle in the Sky - (10/4/2002)
667,504 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - (11/19/2003)
536,691 - Kiki's Delivery Service - (6/8/2001)
273,097 - Arrietty - (6/17/2011)
240,952 - Tales from Earthsea - (7/4/2007)
223,054 - The Cat Returns - (7/4/2003)
134,510 - The Wind Rises - (6/18/2014)
121,611 - Whisper of the Heart - (5/24/2002)
113,221 - Grave of the Fireflies - (23,062 - 12/16/2000) (47,780 - 6/18/2004) (18,115 - 4/22/2005) (6,270 - 11/18/2005) (11,246 - 7/14/2006) (6,748 - 7/13/2007)
90,079 - Howl's Moving Castle Special Edition - (11/16/2005)
64,754 - From Up on Poppy Hill - (6/20/2012)
59,391 - Howl's Moving Castle + Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short Twin Box  - (11/16/2005)
38,348 - From Up on Poppy Hill Special Edition - (6/20/2012)
34,875 - My Neighbor Totoro - Re-release (7/16/2014)
25,222 - Tales from Earthsea Special Edition - (7/4/2007)
24,484 - When Marnie Was There - (3/18/2015)
23,926 - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - (12/3/2014)
17,774 - Kiki's Delivery Service - Re-release (7/16/2014)
15,054 - Pom Poko - (12/18/2002)
14,698 - Spirited Away - (7/16/2014)
13,372 - Only Yesterday - (3/7/2003)
7,312 - Ponyo - (7/16/2014)
5,707 - Princess Mononoke - (7/16/2014)
4,633 - Spirited Away DVD Collector's Edition - (7/19/2002)
1,608 - Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Special Edition - (12/8/2009)
1,593 - Porco Rosso - (7/16/2014)
1,356 - Howl's Moving Castle - (7/16/2014)

Miscellaneous Anime Blu-ray Sales LTD:
Code:
Sales  - Title                           -  Release date
11,547 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - (7/25/2008)
10,632 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Limited Edition - (7/11/2012)

1,388 - Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days - (7/23/2010)
850 - Patlabor ON TELEVISION BD-BOX 1 - (8/27/2010)
842 - Patlabor The Movie - (7/25/2008)

5,165 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray BOX 1 - (8/25/2009)
4,847 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray BOX 2 - (9/25/2009)
4,321 - Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG Blu-ray BOX 1 - (11/25/2009)
4,199 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray BOX 2 - (12/22/2009)

648 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX 1 - (12/18/2009)
674 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX 2 - (3/19/2010)
644 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX 4 - (12/18/2009)

2,405 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 1 - (8/29/2014)
2,156 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 2 - (10/24/2014)
2,222 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 3 - (12/26/2014)
2,397 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition 4 - (2/27/2015)

14,057 - Gurren Lagann COMPLETE Blu-ray BOX - (6/26/2013)

3,165 - Macross Blu-ray Box Complete Edition - (5/25/2012)
2,136 - Macross Ⅱ Blu-ray Box - (7/25/2014)
8,755 - Macross Plus Complete Blu-ray Box - (6/21/2013)

1,314 - Samurai Champloo BOX - (7/20/2011)

3,426 - Haibane Renmei BD BOX - (7/22/2010)

2,193 - The Vision of Escaflowne BD BOX - (2/24/2012)

2,513 - Baccano! Blu-ray Disc BOX - (1/26/2011)

4,086 - Planetes Blu-ray Box 5.1ch Surround Edition - (9/25/2009)

3,612 - The Tatami Galaxy Volume 1 ( First Press Limited Edition ) - (8/20/2010)
3,383 - The Tatami Galaxy Volume 2 - (9/23/2010)
3,169 - The Tatami Galaxy Volume 3 - (10/22/2010)
2,967 - The Tatami Galaxy BD-BOX - (6/18/2014)

2,973 - Ping-pong COMPLETE BOX ( Limited Edition ) - (8/27/2014)

22,142 - The Garden of Words - (6/21/2013)
3,292 - 5 Centimeters Per Second - (4/18/2008)

27,088 - The Castle of Cagliostro - (12/3/2008)
13,847 - The Castle of Cagliostro (Re-release) - (8/6/2014)

39,620 - Wolf Children BD - (2/20/2013)
13,825 - Wolf Children Blu-ray + DVD - (2/20/2013)

472 - Angel's Egg BD - (8/21/2013)

1,547 - Millennium Actress BD - (2/21/2014)

118,997 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 1 - (3/12/2010)
117,616 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 2 - (11/12/2010)
118,997 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 3 - (4/7/2011)
120,571 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 4 - (12/2/2011)
122,138 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 5 - (6/8/2012)
94,938 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 6 Limited Edition - (3/22/2013)
118,997 - Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol 7 Limited Edition- (6/6/2014)

14,743 - Aim for the Top ! Blu-ray Box Complete Edition - (2/24/2012)
7,797 - Aim for the Top 2! Blu-ray Box Complete Edition - (6/22/2012)

2,440 - Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still Ultimate Blu-ray BOX - (10/26/2012)
1,009 - Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still Standard Blu-ray BOX - (4/24/2015)
976 - THE Big O Blu-ray BOX - (12/22/2011)

9,553 - AKIRA - (2/20/2009)
6,819 - AKIRA (Re-release) - (6/22/2011)

1547 smart people bought Millennium Actress
 

Arcadius

Banned
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0
0
Ohio
To LOVE-Ru

This… this….. had soooo much goooood. SOO MUCH. Byong Boing! That’s the sound breasts make if you didn’t know! Do you like 2D Girls (Who doesn’t?), do you like the ecchi/lewd nature of anime (.. I DO!)…… do you want to watch something that is both funny and infuriating at the same time? (Probably not) To Love-Ru is all that and more! =)

So To LOVE-Ru is about Rito Yuuki, a boy who is, like your typical Harem shows, afraid of all things related to girls. He gets incredibly flustered at the slightest thought of anything slightly naughty… for instance, imagining his crush in a bikini will cause him to overheat and flip out and just “die”; if you hate hate hate seeing MC’s who act like that, skip To Love-RU, almost every single episode, say for maybe 2 of the 26, involve him getting into situations like that. If you can handle this type of personality, To LOVE-Ru rewards you with many many many many ecchi scenes.

The story starts out with Yuuki taking a bath when all of a sudden Lala appears naked in his bath and he just happens to be holding her breasts. Unfortunately for him, the way to propose a marriage to an alien of the Deviluke planet is to…. You guessed it!..... grab the breasts of the woman you want to marry. This is the beginning of To Love-Ru and for the most part, it stays comedic and fun throughout.

As I mentioned above, Lala is our alien from Deviluke, she’s super gorgeous, incredibly pretty, has a beautiful and radiant personality, full of bubbly lovey goodness. She has a super cute tail and she has a helper named Peke who can change her outfits on a whim. Some of the best scenes involve Peke changing her outfits, because Peke will wrap himself around her causing Lala to moan in rather sensual matters.

Now, a harem can’t consist of just one girl now, can it? So the others are, Haruna, Yuuki’s crush. She has a very shy personality and even though she likes Yuuki, they both tend to act the same when alone, flustered, shy, no words to say. Don’t except “anything” to happen between the two of them. We also have Yami-chan, she’s an assassin who is sent to kill Yuuki, but discovers that Yuuki is actually a really kind guy and she sort of falls for him; I think she’s absolutely amazing and her
ability is super incredible
; she’s also the gothic Lolita of the show; so…… yeah. There is also Run-chan, who is one of the best characters of the anime.
Being an alien, he changes genders in both body and mind 100% whenever he sneezes. As a male, he’s totally in love with Lala and tries to prove how much of a man he is. As a female, she will try her best to get Yuuki to notice her. As a female, she’s one of the best looking girls in the anime and is just so pretty
. Then come the cast of supports who just happen to be a part of the harem or somehow involved with Lala or Yuuki, I won’t list them all, but Mikado-sensei is definitely one to look out for, she’s pretty great.

So a large cast of characters, a story that makes very little sense and a lot of episodes for something that should probably only be a 1-cour show; how does To LOVE-Ru keep people watching all the way through? Well easy; throughout most of the anime, To LOVE-Ru takes the direction of introducing other aliens who continually try to propose to Lala and fail. There are episodes where Lala tries to please Yuuki as much as possible, there are episodes that include some tentacle action, there are many episodes where the show is simply slice of life goodness. Around half way or so, we’re introduced to Lala’s father and for a second, a real plot starts up, but no… not at all. After that episode the anime goes back into its standard harem fairs and things. The best thing and probably the saving grace for To Love-RU are the ecchi related scenes. Pantsu shots? Yeah, expect to see at least 2-3 pairs of panties being shown per episode. Boobs? Yeah, expect to see the great breasts almost each episode (or honestly, every episode). Skin? Yesss, there is a lot of skin shown in To LOVE-Ru, backside shots, butts, thighs and all sorts of things. Ecchi/lewd is really where To LOVE-Ru shines and it’s the only reason anyone would really want to watch To LOVE-Ru. It’s a harem, with a rather lame MC, great and super cute girls and a lot of fun when Yuuki isn’t involved as much. I know the later seasons really spice things up and thank goodness, I don’t believe To LOVE-Ru could continue on with its direction for much longer before just becoming a chore to watch.

Art: It’s 100% static and very plain. The wind moves, but only to reveal pantsu (not complaining) and blow the girls hair. Nothing looks “good” really, aside from the girls themselves. The school is plain, the background art is plain, and everything is really….really plain. Thank goodness the colors are visually rewarding and the girls are pretty and cute. Aside from that, there is detail elsewhere. Shading where it counts, lines drawn in ways to give the viewers a better “understanding” at what they’re looking at, in this regard, huuuge A+ to the art team peoples, you did your job and fulfilled the ecchi role incredibly well, bravo!

Music/Sound: An aspect that To LOVE-Ru actually excels at. Great use of BGM, great understanding of when to begin and stop music, great music choices to begin with! The OP is amazing, as is the first ED, but the 2nd ED with Haruna as the key focus, that might be one of the best ED’s ever, it’s seriously so good to listen to and the art with Haruna is just incredible; for instance, there is heavy emphasis on her lips and man, it looks good; it’s simply amazing, really, they make Haruna not just look “good”, but incredibly attractive, more than normal.

To LOVE-Ru, an anime filled with ecchi, filled with lewd, filled with super cute girls. That’s really all there is to say about it; I expected something similar to what I received. Lala, however was the highlight of the entire anime and when the story plot started to matter (last two episodes), she did what I never thought she would do, simply because Yuuki is a loser…. I really hope
Haruna and Yuuki get together in Motto, because it’s getting tiring seeing them act so ridiculous around one another
. If not, then the lewd needs to be a lot better to really keep interest, much more risqué and more of it too.

NOTE:
The below are my rather.... mind losing impressions of the OVA's, don't read, it contains a lot of "oh my gao/gau's" and me yelling names....
OVA: Episode 1: OH MY GAO, that’s incredible! I think To LOVE-Ru would be a ton better if it had Yuuki be like this instead, especially since he’s all “ooooh noooo, girls”, and stuff. I wish his personality was changed though, that would have made this so much better; but Lala is amazing. Saki, this episode made her absolutely amazing and incredible, goooo SAKI!

Episode 2: Mikan (Yuuki’s imouto) is way too cute this episode, so unbelievably adorable! Yuuki-baka! Yami-san continues to just be an all-around amazing girl and Haruna actually did something this episode, in an OVA, but still, she did something! Yuuki Baka Baka Baka Baka!!

Episode 3: An island resort consisting only of the girls? Yes please. Bikini’s everywhere, rubbing oil on each other, butts, thighs, boobs, and a little more of… oh this is heaven! <3 OVA episodes like this, that’s what it’s all about <3. Oh my gao… Haruna and Oshizu-chan, the rubbing of breasts, oh gau gao! That’s <3 So this episode is 100 % lewd, I mean like, wooooow, this is amazing!

Episode 4: RPG!!!! OH my gauuuuu!!! OH MY!! Another great episode, and the RPG angle was soo freaking cool! Magical Kyouko makes a real appearance this episode, holy gau delicious goodness, she’s amazing! I love her <3 <3 <3 <3

Episode 5: Well this episode starts off incredibly… hot… so HOT SO HOT SO HOT!!!!!! Oh goodness, the bathing scene, the tails, the licking, the moaning, so gooood ~ Oh man, what happens next, so good. Mikan <3!!! [Redacted] Yami-san, into yuri, soooo good! They all want Yuuki’s D, such a funny episode.

Episode 6: Super funny episode involving Kotegawa-san, super funny, just so good.
 

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I can't put my finger on why I like Classroom Crisis so much, but it is damn enjoyable. School Live is amazing as well.

I'm with you on this one. It's got a certain level of mystery to it and I find myself rooting for the A-Tech kids to make it work. Also, pretty likable cast over all, especially since I don't have to hate on Angelina anymore.
 

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Motto To LOVE-Ru

WOOOOW, okay. If you’re interested in watching the To LOVE-Ru series, skip the first season and start with Motto To LOVE-Ru instead. I know I know, why in the world would I say this when I thought that To LOVE-Ru was a pretty good first season? Well the answer is mega simple; To LOVE-Ru ends in a way that lets Motto start off in a very much
“let’s start all over” again
sort of way. It’s ecchier/lewder, the art style is changed/upgraded to match the To LOVE-Ru ecchi aspects and it’s a huge over haul. Sure, it may take a while to get used to the characters, since there is a ton of girls to remember, but honestly, starting with Motto is far far far better. It’s not just art that changed too; the way the episodes are shown has changed as well. Instead of being forced to watch a 23 minute episode of sometimes archaic and rather ridiculous scenarios, Motto To LOVE-Ru employs a new tactic, each episode (except for the last one) is cut into 5-9 minute chunks; what this means is that in a 23 minute episode, we the viewers, are able to watch 3 different plots/stories/scenes/thing…. It works so unbelievably well; since the biggest issue I had with To LOVE-Ru (even if I didn’t mention it) was how dragged out some episodes were, especially since To LOVE-Ru was 2-cour.

Motto To LOVE-Ru takes what To LOVE-Ru did really well in and makes it a whole ton better, it also fixes all the issues I had with the first season. If you really like the older art style (I know I liked it a ton), you can give To LOVE-Ru a watch, but aside from knowing who’s who, you’re not missing much by skipping the first season, that’s my honest opinion.

Motto starts off a little later in time after To LOVE-Ru ended and the first episode, the first 10 seconds, really sets off with a “Hey you, yeah…you, you’re watching this for lewd ecchi goodness, don’t forget that”. Momo, Lala’s younger sister is in Yuuki’s bed and her head is near his crotch, so uhm, yeah it’s the perfect way to introduce everyone back into the To LOVE-Ru universe. Because of the episodic changes, Motto actually has 36 “episodes” and each episode is executed perfectly. To LOVE-Ru did a poor job giving meaning to the girls, Motto fixes this big time. Each girl gets at least one “episode” of exposition, I’d honestly say most get around 2 and then some. This makes it a lot easier to understand why they like Yuuki to begin with and that’s huge, giving characters a reason is something all anime should strive for, even if it’s a shameless ecchi anime. Yami, Mikan, Saki, Kotegawa, Oshizu, Lala, Haruna, Momo, Nana, Run, Celine, they all have episodes dedicated to them and their feelings, their likes and it’s incredible. Of that entire list, Celine, Momo and Nana are new to To LOVE-Ru; Celine is a super cute sunflower child that Lala gave to Yuuki on his birthday (from the OVA if you paid attention), every time she’s involved in an episode, hilarity ensues and she’s just too adorable!, Nana and Momo are Lala’s imouto, running away from the planet Deviluke, they live with Lala, Mikan and Yuuki. Momo has some of the best episodes in this entire anime and Nana eventually grows to like Yuuki, as additions to the cast, they’re fantastic and entirely lovable <3.

Now the changes in Motto weren’t just on the surface (art) or how episodes were done, they also reduced Saruyama’s presence greatly, which was much needed. Seeing as how Motto is a harem based anime, having another guy lust over for the girls wasn’t something I wanted to watch, especially since he’s really just another Yuuki personality. He gets some screen time, but not enough to be annoying and that’s a plus +!

Art: YESSSSSS Motto To LOVE-Ru without a doubt upgrades in art style, it goes from a very early 2000 hand drawn look to the smooth, the shiny, the oooooh aaaaaah new art style that much of anime has adopted. Even better…. get this….. they even have the red blemishes!!!! AHHHHHH, I was so happy and extra excited to see this art style in use for Motto. Every girl became 1000000x more attractive and extra pretty the second this art style was used, breasts that have blemishes, cheeks, shoulders, the plump thighs, oh my goodness, it’s so freaking good to watch. Even better, the lewd and ecchi is upgraded too, there is sooo much to see. The lines, the well detailed and drawn lines, the amazing bouncing breasts and butts, the pantsu shots; every episode has pantsu, every episode has boobies to watch, every episode features lewd and ecchi things to see and Motto To LOVE-Ru really pulls it off so damn well!

Music: The OP uses vocals that I can’t say I’m a fan of, but if I ignore that and look at the lyrics of the song itself… it’s actually really good. The OP has this thing where the vocalist says a line and then another line in the “background”, the “background” is the true line where as the line said up front is the façade; in other words, it’s a foreshadowing for the entire anime. Everyone has issues with their true feelings (aside from a certain few) and it’s pretty cool to see the OP follow suit. The ED however is a really nice song, though it has nothing on the second ending of To LOVE-Ru. BGM and things of that nature is very similar to To LOVE-Ru, it’s good and executed well enough to make every scene be memorable, though I did notice a lack of the heavier style music, such as metal, when Yami was involved and things of that nature.

Motto To LOVE-Ru is absolutely phenomenal, it’s so unbelievably good and the echhi, holy crap is it amazing, shout outs to episode 5 and 10 especially. I made a webm of a scene in episode 10, but I can’t link that at all, it’d be baaaaad, I’ll just say, the detail on a very specific organ was outstanding and the way she toyed with Yuuki, holy crap that was just… oh man… it’s must watch tier. Ecchi in Motto is just all around incredible, the boing boing boobies, the plump and heavenly butts/thighs, the way all the girls interact with one another and Yuuki, Motto is just so good. 10/10, not a single flaw I could care about, damn good, so damn good.
 

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Gate is like military extravagance especially the previous episode. helicopter just mowing down those rebels.

its like my fantasy of modern weapons vs middle ages. But I would like to see Fantasy side starts kicking ass
 

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This was good for what it was. I can see where complaints about it being boring came from, what with overabundance of dialogue and lack of action, but I thought the mystery, characters, and setting carried it well enough throughout most episodes. Characters were interesting and explored pretty well, especially the whole MMO escapism and real life issues. I really liked Tsukasa, and thought his personality and development were done pretty well. The ending left a lot of stuff for the overall setting open, but I guess those are carried over to the games, which I now feel I have to start playing.

And yeah, the music was easily one of the best soundtracks.
 

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This was a weird one and not in the way episodes 1-4 were. Pacing felt a bit off at times and the groping scene was really out of place in a show like this. On the other hand the payoff was worth it and the relationship between Watashi and Assistant is well explored.

I don't think this arc is on par with the first two but I still liked it.
 

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To LOVE-Ru Darkness

Wow…. I mean…. Wooooow….. or more like… YESSSSSSS!!!!!! And AHHHHHHHHHH HOLY CRAAAAAP WHHHHAAAAAA!!!! And then OH MY GAOOOOOO OH MY GAAUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

………… That’s the best way to explain To LOVE-Ru Darkness; Season 3 of the To LOVE-Ru series, it once again changes the formula and oh man, is it good. After watching LOVE-Ru and Motto, I was rather curious on how Darkness would continue the series; not saying that Motto ends in a way where you can stop (Not at all), but rather, it’d get a little boring seeing Yuuki Rito continue to try and confess to Haruna. At the end of Motto,
Rito is able to confess to Lala without much problem (About time, YAY!). He then tries to confess to Haruna, but he closes his eyes and stutters for far too long and she gets distracted by something else, when Rito say’s I like you, he actually says it to 4 other girls in his harem that happened to walk by!! A perfect way to end Motto and it’s the perfect way to start Darkness
. Darkness starts off almost exactly the same that Motto did, Momo is in Rito’s bed, wearing nothing but a shirt and it’s oh so good.

So what does Darkness try to do differently to continue holding the viewers’ attention? That’s really simple, if you looked at the art MAL uses to display To LOVE-Ru Darkness (or the Blu-ray for uncensored goodies), you’d have noticed that Yami and Momo are the prominent characters and that’s because they are! In Darkness, Momo has a plan to have Yuuki Rito create a harem, where all the girls become his concubine (or something similar to a hot polygamy) ; what an amazing plan! Momo is very much the Main in Darkness, as is Yami and a new girl named Mea. Yes, the other girls still show up, but don’t expect Lala or Haruna to appear as much, it’s the supporting cast of girls that get treatment this season and the way it’s all executed is perfect. Yami is unknown to us and Darkness does well to begin to explain who and what she is. Mea is just as interesting, even Makido-sensei gets some great exposition. I’m purposefully leaving out a secret person from the review because when she is introduced, you may get some feels! (I know I did). Even thinking about the other supports, Run-chan has an amazing episode, the way Mikan is shown throughout the season is fantastic [Redacted]! Having a large cast is seriously great for To LOVE-Ru Darkness, it gives us, the viewers, a lot to experience.

Now the story in Darkness isn’t just a simple, let’s make all the girls lust for Yuuki Rito, oh no, it’s far more than that. Darkness, as the name of the season implies, has some pretty dark elements involved and if you’ve seen To LOVE-Ru and Motto, you may already have an idea as to whom it’s about, but stop right there! It’s 100% more interesting than you could ever imagine, I mean, ever ever ever imagine!!! I’ll just say, the way the plot unfolded itself was both quite natural and incredibly exciting; I was at the edge of my seat losing my mind (other reasons for that too) as I saw To LOVE-Ru Darkness.

Ecchi……Oh gao… gao gau… Lewd…. Th-that’s really where Darkness goes full stop. The amount of oppai, pantsu, skin I’ve seen in Darkness is astounding, the immaculately drawn and superbly animated girls, it’s not just… it’s … more than…. Good or incredible…I can’t come up with words, I really can’t. Aside from the amount, it’s the way it’s shown to us, the stretching, the groping, the.. oh gau…. I’ve never seen lewd like this in anime before (strictly anime). It’s really insane, especially the last few episodes where everything gets propelled far beyond what our Solar System can handle, heck, the imaginations, the teasing, if you like lewds, please, do yourself a favor, watch this, just.. embrace it all. Don’t forget the popsicle scene either, that was….. well, it’s best not to speak of it, <3 <3 <3, Darkness did so well in the lewd/ecchi department, take all my hearts, I love it immensely. <3 <3 <3 <3

Art: It’s amazing, the same or very similar to the style used in Motto. All the girls look phenomenal, there is detail in all scenes, clothing, backgrounds everything. Colors are great and very much bordering on two styles; the cute and rather happy, but there are over tones of something simply darker, as if there is more than what appears to be normal (quite obviously!!). I love this type of art style, it’s beautiful and very fun, incredibly easy to watch and infinitely enjoyable. Red blemishes <3 oh how I love you.

Music: Pretty fantastic, just really great. BGM that’s played is executed flawlessly, the music that is involved with all scenes just makes sense and never feels out of touch or place. The OP is extra special; not because the song is super amazing (I really love the song, even if I didn’t know what it was about), but because the lyrics that go along with it…. really just exemplify what Darkness is all about; creating a paradise, falling for all the love, gardens of love, like…. All the yesssss, all of them, go for it; harem plan initiate!!!! The ending on the other hand, has some amazing stills to go along with the super up beat song; it’s cute and the deviluke girls…<3 <3 <3… seriously serious, so good.

I really, really really super really like (love) To LOVE-Ru Darkness, it’s fantastic and totally amazing, mostly because of the ecchi and the combination of girls. There is comedy, there is mystery and plot that is shown to us in the perfect way to continue to have us glued to the screen, the animation is really well done and it looks so good. The seiyuu do a fantastic job, especially the imaginations, the lust for love is real and it’s going to be so delicious.

NOTE: OVA's in Spoiler, I lose my mind more than once..... don't read, it's worst than To LOVE-Ru's OVA impressions.

OVA: Episode 1: Uhm, all the yessssss, all of them couldn’t describe how happy and excited I was watching this, that was so incredible. Lewd to the max, just seconds away from taking the path to content that shouldn’t be shown, so freaking goooood. Mikaaaaan!! <3…. Haruna, that was so unbelievably gooooood!! What an amazing first episode.

Episode 2: WOOOOOOOOOOOOW….. did you see that, did you did you? It was amazing, wasn’t it?! Yessssss that was soooo goooood, holy crap it’s intense!!

Episode 3: Body swapping goodness, Haruna and her scenes, holy crap this is too hot, the way she thinks of the naughtiest things, the most lewd things, can you imagine? I bet not, but it’s so hot, it’s able to do things you wouldn’t imagine. Follow up with Celine and Tear-sensei, oh my goa, oh my gau, her moaning, her climax, the love nectar (maybe sweat…. Hopefully love nectar) right on Rito’s face, how… what………….OVA is so hot, so unbelievable, so good. I mean…… Celine actually…. Yeah she did…. Right “there”….. oh god…. Oh god…. Someone…….. <3 <3 <3

Episode 4: I’ve lost it, that’s it… maximum amazing lewd-ness that makes you go craaaazy, love love love it, Haruna, that sequence, wooooow, how freaking hot was that! Kyouko’s lips, her body, oh my gao, the oppai, did you see? DID you SEE?!?! Soooo gooooood, the grinding, sweat, how incredible!

Episode 5: No words…. Not a single one…. Could express what I saw… and how I reacted to this, I mean none at all…. Like… I can just give my hearts… all of them, I loved this <3 <3 <3 <3 <3. Kotegawa and this episode.... you have no idea.

Episode 6:……..Haruna and her imaginations are just unbelievable and so good <3.
 

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Yoru no Yatterman - Series thoughts

Yoru no yatterman is an anime that is so perfectly animated ..it's rather impressive. All 12 episodes have a godly animation and plenty of set pieces that don't take themselves seriously.

it also has a setting and a plot that is sooooo predictable, soooo previsible, so cliché..it kinda hurts the experience.

I predicted the finale halfway throught the anime. the slow build-up of that guy that is good with his hands, can create things and isn't afraid to act for the one he like and nevers gives up ? geezz i wonder what place he could take in this show at the end ?
Geez i wonder about goro , his behavior , his hesitation were so obvious tells about those reveal it was ...not that intresting really.

if you factor those 2 things in the equation, then who might be the yatterman of this show ? Even if you don't know yatterman , you could still guess the final twist.

Yoru no yatterman is not a bad show, but goddamn if it's not FORGETTABLE. i can't remember anything worthy of note in 12 episodes.
The starting trio doesn't evolve and their goals don't change much..sure there was the ending but even then things didn't really change for them. The various people they meet along the way are not intresting . it's mettings and meetings during their journey , but they don't learn ( the NPCs ) from their encounter.

I'm struggling to find positives for this show.. it's average. the only great things is the animation and nothing else.

It's AVERAGE , it's 5/10
 

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He speaks...!

This was a weird one and not in the way episodes 1-4 were. Pacing felt a bit off at times and the groping scene was really out of place in a show like this. On the other hand the payoff was worth it and the relationship between Watashi and Assistant is well explored.

I don't think this arc is on par with the first two but I still liked it.

What, they spent 2 episodes on a end line pun. Thats puts it better than most of the arcs in my book.
 

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Can't wait for Charlotte tomorrow!

You're not the only one, although, I am conflicted because we'll have to relive last week again.. uugghh.

All those TLR reviews remind me I need to go watch the last 4 episodes so I can start to watch those amazing OVAs and specials.

Playing through Last of Us:R since I got motivated after watching School Live and High School of the Dead.
 
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That was an amazing fucking episode. The show has been decent so far, but this was episode was damn good. The battle in the rain, oof.

Looking forward to the first arc of the show. So will this show cover the whole manga or just up till a point??

edit: so apparently 39 epsidoes and 33 volumes. Roughly 1.1-1.2 volumes per episode assuming they don't skip any unnecessary arcs.

Fujita (author of the manga) is overseeing the project and has already said some stuff will be cut/condensed because he really wants to see the conclusion animated. I do think there have been some parts already that haven't been given enough time to develop like in the manga, but no deal-breakers yet.
 
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Fujita (author of the manga) is overseeing the project and has already said some stuff will be cut/condensed because he really wants to see the conclusion animated. I do think there have been some parts already that haven't been given enough time to develop like in the manga, but no deal-breakers yet.

That's good to know. Manga has gotten overboard at points with shit they add in the sense that it's fine in manga format but with an anime that has limited episodes/movies it isn't essential.

Like some people complain they cut stuff from the adaptations of Berserk, but did we really need to see Guts fight a rape monster with giant dicks?
 

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That's good to know. Manga has gotten overboard at points with shit they add in the sense that it's fine in manga format but with an anime that has limited episodes/movies it isn't essential.

Like some people complain they cut stuff from the adaptations of Berserk, but did we really need to see Guts fight a rape monster with giant dicks?

But that would be entertaining to see. :)
 

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That's good to know. Manga has gotten overboard at points with shit they add in the sense that it's fine in manga format but with an anime that has limited episodes/movies it isn't essential.

Like some people complain they cut stuff from the adaptations of Berserk, but did we really need to see Guts fight a rape monster with giant dicks?

Yes?
 
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That's good to know. Manga has gotten overboard at points with shit they add in the sense that it's fine in manga format but with an anime that has limited episodes/movies it isn't essential.

Like some people complain they cut stuff from the adaptations of Berserk, but did we really need to see Guts fight a rape monster with giant dicks?

Well, I don't think Berserk is the best example here. There absolutely is vital stuff that was cut in that, one being a pretty important character.
 

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Oregairu S2 (1-3)

Season 2 is leaps and bounds ahead of S1. It's an improvement in literally every regard; art, characterization, plot points... it's all so much better. Someone needs to assassinate the hell out of Yukino's sister though.

Glad you're finally watching it. It's great and probably my favorite anime of last season.

Also, the hell happened here a few hours ago? lol, come on guys, don't get us figure thread'd.

Ugh, don't remind me. That was my main GAF thread and now it's gone forever.
 

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I'm guessing KyoAni has to pad things out with a KnK-tier LNshit show or two inbetween their good shows?
anyway to help Jarac out: I watched the first few eps of one of the Patlabor things and i honestly wasn't that impressed by anything i saw - last ep i remembered was they found the creature from the black lagoon swimming in their harbor, and i really couldn't get a handle on what kind of vibe the show was aiming for.

i think it was like ep 3 of the first tv series, or ep 3 of an ova series

EDIT: Yeah i watched the first 3 eps of the Early Days OVAs
Speaking from experience, I wasn't a fan of the first few eps of the OVA series either (particularly that 3rd ep). But I think the shows really comes into its own starting from ep 4 and I also start to connect with the cast more then. Plus Goto and Kanuka being based af in the latter half of the series.

Right, that's the one I was thinking of. That's the third episode in the Early Days OVA. If I'm honest with you, you'd be better of starting with the TV series. The OVA is great but I can sympathize with the idea of not knowing what to feel when starting with the OVA since you don't care for the characters and such. It doesn't help that episode 3 in particular is very strange and not really representative of the series itself. Really you have two options:

Either you can stick with the OVA since its only 7 episodes and then watch the more serious films to cap off that timeline. The movies are serious and focus on the more political side of things.

Or you could just skip that Timeline for now and start the 51 episode TV series which more much more lighthearted and what people talk about when they mention the name Patlabor. The TV series has an OVA sequel too called The New Files which is fantastic.
I thought the TV series was 47 episodes? Anyway, I'm halfway through the series and I still like the movie timeline a lot more. Yes, main reason being the OVA & Movies have better production values, as well as Oshii's direction. The kinda random low-stake stories in the series don't interest me as much and there isn't enough humor to carry the story when it doesn't have good drama or conflict. Not that it doesn't - one of the episodes I like the most is the one in which Noa & Kanuka got into an argument and the whole SV2 go out to drink in order to sort their difference, since it has some good character-building moments as well as humor. I just wish there was more of those instead of Patlabor monster of the week fair, because the former is what endeared me with the franchise in the first place.
 

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Can you imagine his reactions to the troll sis towards the end of S2 if he already hates her now?

I like Haruna. She's a necessary evil. She causes some necessary character development in all 3 main characters toward the end of the season. She's shown to be some beautiful perfect college student, but considering she spends most of her time hanging with high school students, I guessing other college students don't really like her. :p
 
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