とつくにの少女 5 [Totsukuni no Shoujo 5] (The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún, #5)
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とつくにの少女 5 [Totsukuni no Shoujo 5] (The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún, #5) Details

Titleとつくにの少女 5 [Totsukuni no Shoujo 5] (The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún, #5)
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LanguageJapanese
ReleaseApr 10th, 2018
Publisherマッグガーデン
ISBN-139784800007575
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Comics, Horror, Fiction

とつくにの少女 5 [Totsukuni no Shoujo 5] (The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún, #5) Review

  • David Schaafsma
    January 1, 1970
    Each volume opens us up to more information and emotions in this dark yet hopeful fantasy/horror? story of Shiva and Teacher. Shiva finds out about Auntie and confronts Teacher, whom she presumes knew about and could have protected her. Teacher returns to the cottage at one point and finds that Shiva has locked herself up in a room. They argue, call each other (funny) insulting names, they laugh at each other and make up, but then decide to leave, feeling unsafe from the "uncursed" population. P Each volume opens us up to more information and emotions in this dark yet hopeful fantasy/horror? story of Shiva and Teacher. Shiva finds out about Auntie and confronts Teacher, whom she presumes knew about and could have protected her. Teacher returns to the cottage at one point and finds that Shiva has locked herself up in a room. They argue, call each other (funny) insulting names, they laugh at each other and make up, but then decide to leave, feeling unsafe from the "uncursed" population. Plenty of foreboding about the future for our darling girl Shiva. Great artwork, as always.
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  • Neil R. Coulter
    January 1, 1970
    "You're even bad at cooking!""I — I don't think that's relevant . . . ""IT IS SO!"This series is so good! Volume 5 covers a broader range of emotions, and Shiva and Teacher have to work through a major conflict with each other. The mythology deepens, and Shiva's role becomes both further clarified and more complex. This book includes only a brief "inside" scene; most of these chapters focus on Teacher's inner turmoil.I love diving into this world. Volume 6 can't come quickly enough!
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  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    January 1, 1970
    Check out more manga and graphic novel reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A quiet fairy tale begins in a land distant and hazy where there are two kingdoms. The Inside is where humans cower worried the twisted beasts of the Outside will come a curse them with a touch. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” And so starts our tale... a little girl comes to rely on an inhuman beast... The Girl from the Other Side: Siúi Check out more manga and graphic novel reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A quiet fairy tale begins in a land distant and hazy where there are two kingdoms. The Inside is where humans cower worried the twisted beasts of the Outside will come a curse them with a touch. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” And so starts our tale... a little girl comes to rely on an inhuman beast... The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil A Rún vol 5 TOTALLY WOWED ME!! Seriously Shiva has had some heartache and it effected her in the most startling way. It's really amazing to me how a child will listen and interpret what they are hearing. They get so much of the truth that when they confront all the adult can do is sputter and admit that the child is correct. No amount of Buts will work at that point. I love how teacher devolved into a child's reactions. It was so delightful!!! And the answer to their problem also comes from Shiva... Auntie really did love the girl no matter all she'd done.The art in The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil A Rún vol 5 is so, so good... I truly felt the ominous intentions of the soldiers just by how the art was framed! And the hope when Teacher and Shiva were on their journey! I love the play of dark and light and how perfectly it expresses the emotions of the characters. The dark pages with the change and the dream are spooky and you really feel for Shiva who seems to sense that her world is full of change... And with it will come heartache. Seeing where these two are headed... I worry for them!!I was totally taken with the breakdown between Teacher and Shiva... I mean really, its so reflective of a child and parent's relationship. He is so good and kind but he can totally learn from Shiva too!! And she really teaches him that in The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil A Rún vol 5. I was swept up in their argument, their making up and more importantly those on their trail. The tension is so sweet in this series... you worry but despite the darkness there is always the light to balance it. It reads so true to life...The plot is still simple but powerful! The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil A Rún vol 5 really explores the relationship between Shiva and Teacher. Up until now he's been doing what he thinks is right for the child and not asked her how she feels about it all. That is about to change and yet it happens in a very natural way that I applaud. He's not giving a child the power to rule the roost... He's giving her a chance to take that first step to growing up. It doesn't mean she's going to loose her innocence all at once... no its means she can strengthen him too when all he feels is despair.The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil A Rún vol 5 is simply the best volume so far in a series that totally WOW me every time I read it. It's one that I have to have on my shelves because a quick flip is a pick me up that will last for days. Seriously if you need to choose one manga to try then this is the series to start with...!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Authenticity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tension⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Art______________________You can find this review and many others on my book blog @ Perspective of a Writer. See my manga and graphic novel reviews in a special feature called Saturday Morning Cartoons...Please like this review if you enjoyed it! *bow* *bow* It helps me out a ton!!
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  • Cori Reed
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely was under the impression this was the last volume in the series so the ending jarred me. Glad I was wrong!
  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    Not much evolution in this one, we turn in circle a bit but the ending is promising. Still very good but this series have me put the bar so high that I keep expecting more and more from it. Now there isn't any out left to read, I will have to wait a while until the next one come out! Can't wait!
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  • Marquise
    January 1, 1970
    What a surprising and excellent story this turned out to be! Its dark atmosphere and plot would lead one to think it's horror, but instead it proves to be so hopeful. There's a beautiful story of companionship and mutual trust and care between a cursed monster, a human victim of a mysterious plague that's split the world between the Outsiders (creatures of Darkness) and the Insiders (of the Light), and a girl child abandoned in the cursed woods who for some reason doesn't seem to transform due t What a surprising and excellent story this turned out to be! Its dark atmosphere and plot would lead one to think it's horror, but instead it proves to be so hopeful. There's a beautiful story of companionship and mutual trust and care between a cursed monster, a human victim of a mysterious plague that's split the world between the Outsiders (creatures of Darkness) and the Insiders (of the Light), and a girl child abandoned in the cursed woods who for some reason doesn't seem to transform due to the curse. Although there's "Beauty and the Beast" undertones in this manga fairy tale, the relationship between Teacher and Shiva isn't romantic, probably because Shiva is still so small. She's appropriately naïve and trusting as a child her age would be, but also extremely resilient, and for a monster he's quite the caring sort. Their story starts with their relationship and a few other things already established though not yet elaborated on, a little as in media res, and the plot moves at a slow pace and the mysteries tend to be unravelled very slowly as well, which will require patience so as to not feel frustrated too early and be rewarded as the story progresses.
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  • Jack Stark
    January 1, 1970
    Shiva is my spirit animal. Honestly, she is so pure and kind and strong willed. She inspires me to be better. This volume is focused on strengthening the relationship between Shiva and Teacher, and sets up what is to come in the final act, it's just a shame there is such a long wait for Vol 6!
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  • Mel Staten
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series so, so much. And yes, it contains my favorite trope (something between Beast and Beauty and Child and Badass... Beast and Child?) so I was always going to be biased. I love this particular volume because of the dimensions it brings out in Shiva. Always the innocent, positive force in this graphic novel, we finally see Shiva break down in anger. This is followed by probably the most adorable fight ever drawn. The art is so beautiful and delicate, the perfect merging of manga an I love this series so, so much. And yes, it contains my favorite trope (something between Beast and Beauty and Child and Badass... Beast and Child?) so I was always going to be biased. I love this particular volume because of the dimensions it brings out in Shiva. Always the innocent, positive force in this graphic novel, we finally see Shiva break down in anger. This is followed by probably the most adorable fight ever drawn. The art is so beautiful and delicate, the perfect merging of manga and gothic styles like Edward Gorey. Even though the story dances with dark and Biblical themes, the story remains sweet and refreshing at its core.
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    ehhhhh. parts of this are just so...ridiculous and strange and confusing...like, there are times i literally have no idea what’s going on and what the point of it all is..but then the parts with shiva and teacher are so tender and kind and adorable. 👧🏼💕i kind of want to keep reading this series... but also...meh.
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  • Chelsey
    January 1, 1970
    I've been losing interest, and this didn't really regain it. Lovely art, and decent story progression, but it's just not sticking with me.
  • amanda ☄︎. *. ⋆
    January 1, 1970
    all I need is for teacher and shiva to live a long and happy life together ;-;
  • Mangrii
    January 1, 1970
    3,75 / 5Esta quinta entrega parece pisar un poco el acelerador, con alguna que otra escena de acción, y dando pie a respuestas que buscábamos desde el comienzo. No es que se revele grandes interrogantes, pero si la información da para encauzar un poco más la historia ¿Por qué Shiva permanece inalterable pese a que un ser del exterior la ha tocado? La respuesta, la podéis interpretar a través de este volumen.Este volumen es cuanto menos, el más íntimo de todos. Se enfoca de pleno en la estrecha r 3,75 / 5Esta quinta entrega parece pisar un poco el acelerador, con alguna que otra escena de acción, y dando pie a respuestas que buscábamos desde el comienzo. No es que se revele grandes interrogantes, pero si la información da para encauzar un poco más la historia ¿Por qué Shiva permanece inalterable pese a que un ser del exterior la ha tocado? La respuesta, la podéis interpretar a través de este volumen.Este volumen es cuanto menos, el más íntimo de todos. Se enfoca de pleno en la estrecha relación que Shiva y el Doctor mantienen. El dibujo, sigue siendo el arma diferenciadora. Le otorga a todo ese grado de majestuosidad y tenebrosidad por el que nos sentimos atraídos. La sensación de cuento popular sigue vigente, como en cada panel que hemos leído. Cierra este volumen con una nueva situación, un nuevo punto en el camino por así decirlo, que puede ser muy interesante.
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  • Lcube
    January 1, 1970
    3,5/5Aunque de más información sobre la maldición, me he quedado igual que antes...
  • Maija
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 for this one!
  • Illy
    January 1, 1970
    AHHHHH the plot keeps getting better and better. I’m so glad I decided to pick this series up.
  • Doc
    January 1, 1970
    Poor little Shiva who has been stuck outside the wall has had so many things to deal with but never has her faith in her teacher been shaken until recently when her aunt turned first into an outsider and met a fate all outsiders face when they lose their purposes. It seems Shiva, although still appearing as a little girl and retaining her memories, has become a carrier of whatever changes a human into an outsider but she is still a child having a simplified view on people regardless of appearanc Poor little Shiva who has been stuck outside the wall has had so many things to deal with but never has her faith in her teacher been shaken until recently when her aunt turned first into an outsider and met a fate all outsiders face when they lose their purposes. It seems Shiva, although still appearing as a little girl and retaining her memories, has become a carrier of whatever changes a human into an outsider but she is still a child having a simplified view on people regardless of appearance.However as Shiva, freshly heart broken, refuses to see teacher for not telling her the truth of what was happening to her aunt there is new danger coming. Aware of the danger, teacher wants to run away from the danger to protect Shiva but first he must heal the divide that has opened between them. Quite the task for an outsider doing his best just to retain his humanity.There are several good moments in the book but the one that I remember best is when teacher and Shiva are leaving their house and the only umbrella they have is broken and torn up and Shiva excitedly declares it is made of holes. :)
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  • Angigames
    January 1, 1970
    Ahh... come faccio ad aspettare il prossimo volume?La storia si sta facendo MOLTO interessante, questo volume ha aumentato il numero di domande che mi frullano in testa. La goiosa vitalità di Shiva e la dolcezza silanziosa del maestro mi scaldano sempre il ❤. Non so perché, ma ho la sensazione che il finale sarà dolceamaro... prevedo un mare di lacrime!
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  • Tar Buendía
    January 1, 1970
    Avanzamos un poco en la trama. Tomo muy tierno. Hasta este punto no me había dado cuenta de cuánto en la base del argumento es un himno a la posesión de nuestros propios cuerpos. Muy interesante y estoy deseando saber más. Que la información va demasiado a cuentagotas es a veces un poco frustrante, pero para mí es también parte del encanto.
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  • Terry Mulcahy
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed the story. It's gets complicated at times, and feels very real. Sometimes the artwork made it diffcult to tell what was going on, and sometimes who was who and what was what, and what was who, and who was what, but, interesting, and compelling, nevertheless.
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  • Nick Hutchinson
    January 1, 1970
    You cream puff!
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    3.5
  • queen0f_hearts
    January 1, 1970
    Soooooo, it took me some time to read this volume and actually the simple reason is that my daily schedule didn’t provide time to grab a book / manga volume. However, overthinking this volume, I realized there was another reason why I didn’t have time to spare and read: I didn’t actively search for it! In conclusion I have to admit, I wasn’t drawn to continue as I’ve been in the previous volumes. And here’s why: the story’s pace.Of course, with each volume learning more about the Insiders and es Soooooo, it took me some time to read this volume and actually the simple reason is that my daily schedule didn’t provide time to grab a book / manga volume. However, overthinking this volume, I realized there was another reason why I didn’t have time to spare and read: I didn’t actively search for it! In conclusion I have to admit, I wasn’t drawn to continue as I’ve been in the previous volumes. And here’s why: the story’s pace.Of course, with each volume learning more about the Insiders and especially the Outsiders, about Father and Mother and most importantly about Shiva herself, was the fuel which caught my interest running. Each volume shocked me in a new way and in contrast to the dark background, I enjoyed the fluff, Shiva’s and Teacher’s (also Auntie’s) happy time having tea parties and so. But now that I’ve read the fifth installment I yearn to learn more..., I mean really more! This time we hear about Father’s revelation which basically says Shiva must die but aside of that... I start to feel the pace is becoming too slow.I can understand that this volume focused on Shiva’s emotions after Auntie’s death and her struggles to cope with it but also to question Teacher. Never before I’ve seen that always happy girl like that, outbursting. It hurt to see her so sad but at the same time it made her appear very authentic. When she and Teacher eventually made up, I was very relieved. I also understand Teacher’s struggles but even more interesting is how he slowly seems to start to understand what’s going on. Okay, not really. I think he’s my soulmate in this series as I feel as he does, just as not-privy and left out and always trying to understand, connect and comprehend. While reading I attempt to process the new revelations as good as possible but most of the workings are still in the dark to me. This is why I have high hopes for Teacher and for the upcoming volumes.Aside of that, the newly turned Outsiders who now are after Shiva give the story a very welcome thrill, as they are immortal like Teacher (though who knows whether and when they’ll turn to trees like Auntie did?) and desperate to be able to return Inside to their families and friends.I’ll see what volume 6 has in store but I hope it’s very much more. It would be great to get more explanation about that whole “soul”-focused thinking and why Shiva is so special. I doubt it’s some blessing from above but I think it’s somehow in her attitude and happiness. If I had to choose a term, I’d say, she’s not corrupted, that’s it. She makes no difference; she loves someone whether they are an Insider or an Outsider, no matter what. She’s not afraid of that darkness, evilness because she can’t agree, not having experienced anything bad from the Outside. And she sees the Good in everything. Luckily, Auntie taught her about thinking positively. Everyone should take Shiva’s attitude to heart! Not only the protagonists of this series!
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  • Tabor
    January 1, 1970
    Still the greatest spooky manga series of all time. However do not read ahead if you fear spoilers. I am leaving a little review as reminder so when the next volume eventually finds it way to me I will remember every lovely detail.This volume starts off dealing with the death of Auntie and Shiva's reaction to it. We also find out some pretty gory details about how the cursed ones are tasked by mother to bring back souls and if they don't, they eventually turn into trees, which raises the questio Still the greatest spooky manga series of all time. However do not read ahead if you fear spoilers. I am leaving a little review as reminder so when the next volume eventually finds it way to me I will remember every lovely detail.This volume starts off dealing with the death of Auntie and Shiva's reaction to it. We also find out some pretty gory details about how the cursed ones are tasked by mother to bring back souls and if they don't, they eventually turn into trees, which raises the question of what's up with teacher. Shiva is upset that teacher knew about Auntie forgetting things and is surly. So, Teacher meets one of the cursed beings and almost finds out some stuff, but a crazy crow soldier shows up and declares that the religious leader has had a vision that Shiva's soul can reverse the curse and wants teacher to take him to her. Teacher returns to the cottage and finds that Shiva has locked herself up in a room. They argue and end up calling each other the most ridiculous/adorable insulting names. Eventually, the two make up and teacher decides they need to leave the area now that Shiva is wanted by the uncursed population. The volume ends with them reaching their destination, which instead of one house has multiple? I'm a little unclear about that part but figure that the next volume will reveal all...
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  • Karissa
    January 1, 1970
    This is the fifth volume in The Girl from the Other side series. I continue to really enjoy the simple fairy-tale like story and the unique illustration style. I am also reading The Ancient Magus Bride right now and this manga does remind heavily of that one.In this volume Teacher and Shiva discover what’s happened to Auntie and have more interaction with Mother. Meanwhile the King takes action to ensure the curse never spreads again and soldiers invade Teacher and Shiva’s forest home.I love the This is the fifth volume in The Girl from the Other side series. I continue to really enjoy the simple fairy-tale like story and the unique illustration style. I am also reading The Ancient Magus Bride right now and this manga does remind heavily of that one.In this volume Teacher and Shiva discover what’s happened to Auntie and have more interaction with Mother. Meanwhile the King takes action to ensure the curse never spreads again and soldiers invade Teacher and Shiva’s forest home.I love the illustration style of this series; it’s so unique. I am also enjoying the story as we try to unravel the mystery behind this curse that turns normal people into monsters.Overall this was a wonderful addition to this series and I continue to really enjoy it. I would recommend to those who enjoy simple fairy-tale like plots with beautifully unique illustration. I definitely plan on continuing the series.
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  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    I adore this series. Shiva is so cute, Teacher is so charming, and the world they inhabit is delightfully eerie in a very...soft way. The plot thickens in this volume with some horrifying twists, heartfelt moments, and new revelations. As with the other volumes, I will say the dark inks/high contrast of the art does sometimes make the images a little hard to decipher on occasion, but all in all, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous and, surprisingly given their sometimes odd positioning or lack of I adore this series. Shiva is so cute, Teacher is so charming, and the world they inhabit is delightfully eerie in a very...soft way. The plot thickens in this volume with some horrifying twists, heartfelt moments, and new revelations. As with the other volumes, I will say the dark inks/high contrast of the art does sometimes make the images a little hard to decipher on occasion, but all in all, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous and, surprisingly given their sometimes odd positioning or lack of flags, the dialog is actually quite easy to follow (another example of the great characterization that is a hallmark of the series). Can't wait to read more.
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  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    Shiva and Teacher deal with the loss of a friend as well as being hunted by an Insider who has been turned into an Outsider.What a delightful series! Teacher nails it in this volume by telling Shiva "You are a very strong person." She insists that he tell her the truth from now on rather than trying to 'protect' her and, in a way, she ends up protecting him. The scene of Teacher and Shiva calling each other names "clumsy-pants!", "wild child!" was hilarious, as was Shiva trying to cheer up Teach Shiva and Teacher deal with the loss of a friend as well as being hunted by an Insider who has been turned into an Outsider.What a delightful series! Teacher nails it in this volume by telling Shiva "You are a very strong person." She insists that he tell her the truth from now on rather than trying to 'protect' her and, in a way, she ends up protecting him. The scene of Teacher and Shiva calling each other names "clumsy-pants!", "wild child!" was hilarious, as was Shiva trying to cheer up Teacher with funny faces. But always in the background is the fact that the two of them are in danger. Can't wait to read the next one.
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  • Gabriele Joy
    January 1, 1970
    There’s less plot developments in this volume, but a lot more character building which I really enjoyed. I have more questions and the partial-answers in each volume only add to the list of questions, which is really refreshing in any book (this series is my first time reading manga). The art is outstanding once again, the folktale feel to the story is still there and the unlikely blend of eerie and lightness is balanced as usual. This is a really special series, so much so that I’ve pre-ordered There’s less plot developments in this volume, but a lot more character building which I really enjoyed. I have more questions and the partial-answers in each volume only add to the list of questions, which is really refreshing in any book (this series is my first time reading manga). The art is outstanding once again, the folktale feel to the story is still there and the unlikely blend of eerie and lightness is balanced as usual. This is a really special series, so much so that I’ve pre-ordered volumes 6, 7 and 8.
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    This volume was mostly a few plot lines continuing so we could connect the larger arcs of what happened to the larger moments of later volumes. Not as emotionally impactful, and a bit smashed together from different through-lines. The bit where Auntie is a tree should have hit me hard, but her forgetting Shiva and losing her head in the last volume had more impact. Loved the argument in this volume of Teacher and Shiva yelling insults at each other through the door, it was pretty childish and fu This volume was mostly a few plot lines continuing so we could connect the larger arcs of what happened to the larger moments of later volumes. Not as emotionally impactful, and a bit smashed together from different through-lines. The bit where Auntie is a tree should have hit me hard, but her forgetting Shiva and losing her head in the last volume had more impact. Loved the argument in this volume of Teacher and Shiva yelling insults at each other through the door, it was pretty childish and funny.
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  • OUAB (K. DeAnne)
    January 1, 1970
    My favorite character is for sure the teacher. For awhile there I thought Shiva was my favorite from her pure innocence to her outlook on life, but the teacher connects with me more. ----☾ Age Group: Teen☾ Angsty? Nope☾ Romance Scale: None☾ Graphics: Black and white☾ Setting of Story: Otherside, Inside, and forest land.
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  • Heather Brush
    January 1, 1970
    I was disappointed in this volume, but uncertain why. Perhaps it was the time between the last book and this one. My reaction was that it was shallower than those before, and felt a chore. Too much time spent on tantrum and not enough on story. Still entranced, I'll look for the next in March of 19, but perhaps not so enthusiastically.
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