Zombie Land Saga

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This anime contains 29 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Anonymous
Sort of. The dog (Romero) is a zombie from the start. The series does like visiting how the zombies died in flashback so we may eventually see the dog die, but as of the posting of this comment it hasn't happened yet.

Nonetheless, Romero might still be very upsetting to dog lovers or people with this trigger. While they're usually rendered as a sort of adorable cartoon poodle, in some shots there is a visible style shift where they appear much more realistically like a mangled zombie dog. That Romero is still very much a sweet and loving dog even in this frightening looking undead state may make it better or worse.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there body horror?
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dylan
Generally cartoony.
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Is the r-slur used?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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Anonymous
Lily is unintentionally neglected, which contributes to her death.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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dylan
A main character is a frequent (and somewhat young) smoker but this isn't really addressed or discussed. She does smoke less as the series continues.
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auracrazykoko
In episode 1, Kotaro is nearly constantly drunk and abandons his responsibilities to Franchouchou
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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mimikyu
Romero is their pet and he is a zombified dog, but he is never killed on screen or his death ever shown or explained.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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mimikyu
the girls are often compared to maggots by kotaro but there are no actual bugs to be seen
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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dylan
The gag cop character hits on a character wearing a school uniform and makes a joke about getting in trouble for it. The scene is very short and he very quickly revokes his interest.
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
in one episode, some of the zombies hold each other under water in a hot spring to avoid being seen. they aren’t in danger of drowning however, as they are already dead.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Aftonstan
Kotaro Tatsumi is partially trapped underwater in one scene.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Anonymous
One character is killed by being struck by lightning, and you see their charred body though you do not see flames or anything over the top gory. It may be disturbing. Another character dies in a crash which then bursts into flames, though you do not see anything.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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ohaidoggy
In the form of comedic "Zombie's limb came off" moments, they're completely bloodless and the characters don't feel any pain.
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Anonymous
Kotaro puts on a short movie montage showing the girls different ways that zombies get killed in fiction. Sakura references the head boom" moment a couple more times in that episode while talking to the other girls.
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Anonymous
Romero, the zombie dog, is visibly missing an eye with an uncovered hollow socket. There is also a scene in episode 2 where one of the zombies eyes temporarily falls out for comedic effect.
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mimikyu
I wouldn't call it gore in my opinion but very frequently, their body parts fall apart as a comedic gag (typically their limbs, head, or eyes falling out of their head).
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Children
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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Anonymous
In episode 8 not only does a child die in a flashback scene but you get to see the deleterious effects on a grief-stricken parent, including their trauma, mourning and emotional shutting down.
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
Sakura and Maimai are sexualized in a lot of promotional material due to their proportions, but it’s never anything worse than them wearing slightly revealing clothing; there’s nothing explicit.
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Death
Does someone die?
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
uh. well.
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Family
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mimikyu
One character (a character who only appears in a major role for one episode) was presumed to be dead so Kotaro took her to his mansion believing he had accidentally killed her. She was alive the whole time and they make comments about how he kidnapped a living girl by accident, but the girl is perfectly fine and healthy.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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charcolor
There are occasional jumpscares in scenes that resemble more of a horror film than a comedy, but the tone shift is typically very noticeable before any jumpscares happen.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Anonymous
No, but there is a hot springs/bath scene. Everyone is covered, wearing towels.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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MiloticMiku
After a night of drinking, the producer is shown with his head in a basin with sound effects playing, but no vomit can be seen.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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mimikyu
nothing realistic just a stock squishy sound effect for when their limbs fall off. sometimes their bones crunch when their body goes out of place
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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dylan
One cop appears very frequently over the course of the show. He's a gag character existing to be incompetent and annoying.
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LGBTQ+
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
Lily’s dad deadnames her in flashbacks.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Medical
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choerrycoloured
There is no electro-therapy, but someone does get electrocuted, as one of the zombies died from being struck by lightning.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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mimikyu
It's very heavily implied that one of the characters developed PTSD from their deaths. They get flashbacks and get easily panicked when triggered, even going as far as flinching on stage and whimpering. However after a certain point in the show they aren't nearly as frightened anymore, and during the aforementioned scene their friends help them.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
some fans believe kotaro has DID and are pretty weirdchamp about it, but there is no DID misrepresentation in the show itself
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dylan
Near the end of season one, a main character expresses some suicidal ideation. It isn't (and couldn't be) acted on but it is pretty central.
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Is there misophonia?
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
one of the characters dies from a heart attack due to body dysphoria.
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ohaidoggy
Also important to note the disconnect a couple of the girls feel with their new zombie appearance at first
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VioletPark
Ai has a brief one on stage in ep 7
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dylan
Junko references feeling claustrophobic a few times. No scenes invoke the feeling itself.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
Someone dies because of their own actions, but suicide was not their intention. It was more of an accident.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Anonymous
There is a brief scene of a small toddler crying in one of Yugiri's backstory episodes
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Is there shakey cam?
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
in the dub at least there is some obscene language. most of it’s censored, but i think there are a few instances where it isn’t.
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mimikyu
several concerts include flashing lights and strobe effects
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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mimikyu
implied but never shown on camera or mentioned again
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
This is a yes" but with the caveat that they almost immediately point out that the trans character in question doesn't want to be treated that way and that they shouldn't be. The character responsible almost immediately changes their tune and isn't bothered at all treating them how they want to be treated. Zombie Land Saga handles its trans portrayal pretty well overall, though perhaps with less gravitas than expected. YMMV if this is good or bad.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Anonymous
Yes, and it is played for both drama and wry dark comedy. However the cast are zombies and this is a flashback sequence -- this isn't a case of a dead LGBT person but a present and surprisingly happy undead one. YMMV if that makes the trigger any better though.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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Anonymous
Surprisingly, ZLS is one of the cleanest anime I'd ever seen in this regard. Even though one of the zombies is in fact a refined Meiji-era courtesan with all that implies, she's VERY classy and the camera doesn't advertise her body. There is a bath house" episode but as one might imagine in a show featuring zombie protagonists it isn't remotely tantalizing. Besides that, the actual bath scene is both short and gets cut off very quickly due to a minor emergency. You get a sense the creators only included this part to fulfill some kind of quota from on high and had no intention of actually fulfilling anyone's desire for fanservice.
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dylan
Nobody is ever out-loud objectified in the show by another character. The closest it ever comes is during Yuugiri's backstory when characters repeatedly comment on her past as an oiran, but it's more putting her on a pedestal than objectification. Still a little rude.
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mimikyu
There is one scene in a bathhouse but the combination of steam and hair acts as censoring and is not sexualized in the slightest.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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mimikyu
Not a stroke, but one character has a stress induced heart attack and dies from it.
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Social
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mimikyu
A horrific flood destroys their home in the tailend of season 2 and they are invited to live in one of the nearby shelters. They are homeless but they receieve food and shelter & are able to entertain the other residents affected by the flood
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
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dylan
Though not in the actual TV show there's an audio drama that entirely centers around this. Lily still believes in Santa, the others work to prevent her from finding out the truth (and reveal it to Saki, who didn't know), at the end its implied she already knows in some capacity.
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Maktopus
Motorcycles as well
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Anonymous
You see the plane having issues and are told that it crashed, but you do not see it actually crash.
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Anonymous
Almost immediately at the beginning of the first episode, as part of a shocking cold open depicting the protagonist's death. That it's played for both black comedy AND drama might not sit well either. Not just that, but it's not even the last time it happens in the series, though no one is permanently hurt by it subsequently. (the cast being zombies)
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Violence
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ArcadeTumblrBitch
kind of? it’s more of a laser than an explosion
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SpritePepsi
not gratuitous at all. Really only minor instances. no gore whatsoever though :)
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
No outright drowning, but there is a scene where someone struggles to breathe underwater
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charcolor
Occasionally, the zombies are shot at by a policeman, but they are ultimately unharmed.
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