Hamtaro (TV)

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© R. KAWAI/Shogakukan, SMDE, TV Tokyo 2000


[ adapted from (The) Adventures of Hamtaro (picture book) ]

Related anime:
    Hamtaro: 3000 Hammy Steps In Search Of Mommy (OAV) (sequel)
      Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Ahoy! (OAV) (sequel)
        Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue (OAV) (sequel)
          Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games (OAV) (sequel)
    Tottoko Hamutarō: Hamu Hamu Land Daibōken (movie) (sequel)
      Tottoko Hamutarō: Ham Ham Ham - Jya! Maboroshi no Princess (movie) (sequel)
        Hamtaro the Movie 3 (sequel)
          Tottoko Hamutaro: Ham Ham Paradi-chu! Hamutarō to Fushigi no Oni no Ehonto (movie) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Hamtaro - Kleine Hamsters, Grote Avonturen (Dutch)
Hamtaro - Pequenos Hamsters, Grandes Aventuras (Portuguese)
Hamtaro - Petits Hamsters, Grandes Aventures (French)
Hamtaro - Piccoli criceti, grandi avventure (Italian)
Hamtaro – wielkie przygody małych chomików (Polish)
Hamtaro, pequeños hámsters, grandes aventuras (Spanish)
Kleine Hamster große Abenteuer (German)
Tottoko Hamutaro (Japanese)
همتارو (Arabic)
とっとこハム太郎 (Japanese)
哈姆太郎 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, comedy
Themes: talking animals
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: 5th-grader Laura Haruna owns a hamster, and his name is Hamtaro. After moving into a new town, Hamtaro finds that he's in the company of lots of different hamsters, making up a group of hamster friends that go on crazy adventures through the city. Before they save Laura and other humans from nasty predicaments, however, they have to learn how to save themselves.
User Ratings: 1069 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 37 votes (dub:27, sub:7, others:3
2 Dutch dubbed
1 German dubbed
)
 Excellent: 27 votes (dub:20, sub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 64 votes (dub:42, sub:12, edit.dub:7, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Thai language dubbed
)
 Good: 143 votes (dub:86, sub:27, edit.dub:14, raw:2, ?:1, others:13
7 Spanish dubbed
3 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Dutch dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 184 votes (dub:107, sub:41, edit.dub:9, ?:5, others:22
6 Spanish dubbed
4 German dubbed
3 French dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Indonesia dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Swedish dubbed
1 Portuguese edited dub
1 Croatian dubbed
)
 So-so: 127 votes (dub:62, sub:37, edit.dub:14, raw:3, ?:2, others:9
3 German dubbed
2 Tagalog dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 119 votes (dub:68, sub:27, edit.dub:13, ?:2, others:9
4 Spanish dubbed
3 German dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Weak: 140 votes (dub:77, sub:28, edit.dub:14, ?:4, others:17
4 Spanish dubbed
4 German dubbed
3 Tagalog dubbed
2 Portuguese dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Danish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch dubbed
)
 Bad: 73 votes (dub:37, sub:18, edit.dub:10, ?:1, others:7
2 Portuguese dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Dutch dubbed
)
 Awful: 58 votes (dub:35, edit.dub:9, sub:6, others:8
2 Portuguese dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch edited dub
1 Swedish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Dutch dubbed
)
 Worst ever: 97 votes (dub:52, sub:25, ?:5, edit.dub:5, others:10
4 Spanish dubbed
3 German dubbed
2 Dutch dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
Seen in part or in whole by 3664 users, rank: #232 (of 6068)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 4.644 (So-so−), std. dev.: 2.603, rank: #5723 (of 6062)
Weighted mean: 4.564 (So-so−), rank: #5768 (of 6062) (seen all: 5.70 / seen some: 4.67 / won't finish: 3.60)
Bayesian estimate: 4.597 (So-so−), rank: #4567 (of 4613)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 296
Episode titles: We have 296
Vintage:
2000-07-07 to 2006-03-31
2002-06-03 (USA)
2002-09-09 (Italy - Italia 1)
2002-09-23 (Germany - RTL II)
2005 (Middle East - Spacetoon Broadcast)
2005-12-12 (Philippines - GMA Network)
2006-05-01 (Philippines - QTV Channel 11)
2010-12-07 (Croatia - HRT 2)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Tottoko no Uta" by Hamuchanzu
#2: "Tottoko no Uta ~Tsuzuki Dechu~" by Hamuchanzu
#3: "Tottoko no Uta ~Mata Tsuzuki Dechu!~" by Hamuchanzu
Ending Theme:
#1: "200% no Jumon" by Team le TAO
#2: "Te wo Tsunagou" by Hamuchanzu
#3: "Minihams no Ai no Uta" by Minihams
#4: "Saikin Hayari no Meiku Uta" by THE KANAMORI
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 2
News: Show:
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Japan's Favorite TV Anime (Oct 12, 2006)
TV Asahi Top 100 Anime (Sep 23, 2005)
New Shows on YTV (Sep 21, 2005)
Fantasia Anime (Jul 6, 2004)
Viz News (Feb 21, 2003)
Hamtaro Scores (Aug 1, 2002)
Hamtaro in NY Times (Jul 29, 2002)
Otakon 2002: Viz Panel (Jul 29, 2002)
Anime Expo Updates (Jun 29, 2002)
Hamtaro Debut Strong (Jun 13, 2002)
Lupin 3 TV Licensed? (May 28, 2002)
Hamtaro Launch Event (May 20, 2002)
Hamtaro Starts this July (Mar 26, 2002)
New Anime coming to Japan (Aug 12, 2001)
New Anime Movies in Japan (Jul 17, 2001)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Hamtaro - Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams (DVD 1) 2002-10-22 (from $14.95)
    Hamtaro - Ham-Hams Head Seaward (DVD 2) 2002-10-22 (from $7.75)
    Hamtaro - A Surprise Party! (DVD 3) 2002-12-03
    Hamtaro - A Ham-Ham Christmas (DVD 4) 2002-12-03 (from $6.05)
    Hamtaro - A Ham-Ham Valentine! (DVD 5) 2004-01-20
    Hamtaro - Ham-Ham Times The First Issue (DVD 6) 2003-10-07
VHS
    Hamtaro - Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-10-22 (from $5.95)
    Hamtaro - Ham-Hams Head Seaward (Dub.VHS 2) 2002-10-22 (from $4.89)
    Hamtaro - A Surprise Party (Dub.VHS 3) 2002-12-03
    Hamtaro - A Ham-Ham Christmas (Dub.VHS 4) 2002-12-03
    Hamtaro - A Ham-Ham Valentine (Dub.VHS 5) 2004-01-20
    Hamtaro - Ham-Ham Times The First Issue (Dub.VHS 6) 2003-10-07

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Nabeshima
Original creator: Ritsuko Kawai
Character Design:
Junko Yamanaka
Masatomo Sudô
Art Director: Akira Furuya
Animation producer: Tadahito Matsumoto
Color setting: Junko Ito
Cultural Director: Hiroyuki Onoda
Music producer: Takashi Yoshida
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Sound Recording Director: Tsuyoshi Takahashi
Theme Song Performance:
Ai Kago (Mini Moni)
Chihiro Suzuki (Hamu Chanzu)
Haruna Ikezawa (Hamu Chanzu)
Kaori Matoi (Hamu Chanzu)
Kazusa Murai (Hamu Chanzu)
Kentarou Itou (Hamu Chanzu)
Kouki Miyata (Hamu Chanzu)
Kurumi Mamiya (Hamu Chanzu)
Mari Yaguchi (Mini Moni)
Mika Todd (Mini Moni)
Nozomi Tsuji (Mini Moni)
Rei Sakuma (Hamu Chanzu)
Rikako Aikawa (Hamu Chanzu)
Rythem (ED 5)
Yuu Sugimoto (Hamu Chanzu)
Haruna Ikezawa as Hiroko Haruna (Roko-chan)
Kurumi Mamiya as Hamutarou

Ai Uchikawa as
Kana Iwata
Kapuru-kun
Akane Omae as Lazuli-chan
Chihiro Suzuki as Megane-kun
Kaori Matoi as Chibimaru-chan
Kazusa Murai as Ribon-chan
Kentarou Itou as Taishou-kun
Kouki Miyata as Torahamu-kun
Masako Joh as Kururin-Chan
Rei Sakuma as Muffler-chan
Rikako Aikawa as Koushi-kun
Saeko Chiba as Lapis-chan
Takako Honda as Noppo-kun
Yuko Saitou as Panda-kun
Yuu Sugimoto as Maido-kun

Fumiko Orikasa as Inatori Sakura
Haruhi Terada as Nurse-chan
Haruna Ikezawa as Torahamu-chan
Hiroshi Ito as Grandfather
Ikue Ohtani as Oshare-Chan
Junko Minagawa as Edison-kun
Junpei Takiguchi as Maki-chan's Grandfahter
Juurouta Kosugi as Momo's Father
Kenichi Ogata as King(ep 243)
Kentarou Itou as Kana's Father
Kiyoshi Kawakubo as Chairman Inatori
Koichi Sakaguchi as Yumiko's Father
Masako Nozawa as Grandmother
Masashi Ebara as Lion Teacher
Megumi Toyoguchi as Maria-chan
Mie Odagi as Yumiko's Mother
Motoko Kumai as Jaja Hamu-chan
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Norio-san
Noriko Shitaya as
Sumire-chan
Tsutomu-kun
Rei Sakuma as Hiroko's Mother
Rikako Aikawa as Don-chan
Satsuki Yukino as Princess Himawari(ep 243)
Takako Honda as Kana's Mother
Takkou Ishimori as Chourouhamu
Tomoe Hanba as Kurumi Kurihara
Tomohiro Nishimura as Sabu-chan
Toshihiko Seki as Cook(ep 95)
Wataru Takagi as Hidemaro Ichijyou(ep 60)
Yuji Ueda as Kameham-kun
Yuki Matsuoka as Hitomi-chan
Yuri Shiratori as Candy-chan(ep 268)
Yuu Asakawa as Tongari-kun
Yuu Sugimoto as Neteru-kun
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi
Producer: John Easum

Additional Sound Effects:
Bryan Rennie
Timur Kalyuzhnyy
Associate producer: Akane Matsuo
Casting: Randi Reidiger 
Engineering Assistant:
Jason Cushing
Marc Matsumoto
Music Arrangement:
Craig F. McCaw (OP)
David Iris (OP, BGM)
John Mitchell (BGM)
Motoyoshi Iwasaki (END)
Tom Keenlyside (BGM)
Music Composition:
Craig F. McCaw (OP)
David Iris (OP, BGM)
John Mitchell (BGM)
Motoyoshi Iwasaki (END)
Tom Keenlyside (BGM)
Post-Production Supervision: Keith A. Goddard
Production Coordination:
Travis Fraser
Yasuko Ikeda
Production Supervision: Nobumasa Sawabe
Re-Recording Mixing:
Keith A. Goddard
Shaun F. Cole
Recording engineer: Michael Iske
Supervising Producer: Diana Gage
Theme Song Lyrics:
Craig F. McCaw (OP)
David Iris (OP, END, BGM)
John Mitchell (BGM)
Tom Keenlyside (BGM)
Voice Direction: Karl Willems
Chiara Zanni as Hamtaro
Moneca Stori as
Laura
Laura Haruna

Cathy Weseluck as Laura's Mom
Matt Smith as Travis
Michael Coleman as Stan
Samuel Vincent as Laura's Dad

Alexandra Carter as Rosie
Brad Swaile as Maxwell
Brenna O'Brien as Mimi
Brian Drummond as Jingle
Brittney Wilson as Sandy
Cathy Weseluck as
Marian Haruna
Snoozer
Chantal Strand as Bijou
Don Brown as Elder Ham
Ellen Kennedy as
Cindy Iwata
Kana's Mom
Jillian Michaels as Panda
Kathy Morse as Willow Haruna
Kelly Sheridan as
Glitter
Hillary
Kirby Morrow as Noel
Matt Hill as Roberto
Michael Dobson as Dylan
Noel Fisher as Stan
Paul Dobson as Howdy
Richard Cox as Sabu
Richard Newman as
Laura's Grandfather
Woody Haruna
Saffron Henderson as Oxnard
Samuel Vincent as
Dexter
Forrest Haruna
Scott McNeil as
Melanie Foster's Dad
Mr. Cluck
Mr. Yoshi
Tabitha St. Germain as
Cappy
Pashmina
Ted Cole as Boss
Terry Klassen as Jingle
Trevor Devall as
Conrad Iwata
Kana's Dad
Venus Terzo as Mrs. Charlotte Yoshi

English companies
Adaptation: The Ocean Group
Distributor:
Magna Pacific Home Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Viz Media
Licensed by: ShoPro Entertainment
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French cast
French staff
Claire Guyot as Laura
Patricia Legrand as Hamtaro

Sophie Arthuys as Mirian(Mère de laura)
Yann Pichon as Forest(père de Laura)

Ariane Aggiage as Jack
Bertrand Liebert as
Ernest
Mr Yoshi
Bertrand Métraux as Hamiral
Caroline Lallau as
Tigrette
Tigris
Charlyne Pestel as Joully
Léa Gabrielle as Armony
Marie Chevalot as
Charlotte
Claire
Eleanore
Kamezo
Mimi
Nessym Guetat as Meemee/Prince Hamouha
Patricia Marmoras as Maxwell
Paule Emmanuelle as tata Vivi
Philippe Peythieu as Manitou
Sophie Arthuys as Tristan
Thomas Roditi as Babos
Véronique Alycia as Amidou
Véronique Rivière as
Bijou
Librius
Penelope

French companies
ADR Production: Studio Kayenta Productions
Broadcaster:
Fox Kids France
France 5 (from 2003)
Piwi
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Eduardo Tejedo
Dubbing Director: José María Carrero (Spain dub)
Translation:
Alessandra Moura (Spain dub)
Ismael Funes (Spain dub)

Musical Adaptation: Jorge Roig
Theme Song Performance:
Charm (ED)
Diana Torres (Spain dub; OP 1-2)
Gabriela Vega (OP2, Spanish dub)
Maggie Vera (ED, OP1 CHORUS)
Carla Falcón as Carla Iwata (Kana Iwata)
Cristina Hernandez as Laura Haruna
Diana Torres as Hamtaro(Spain dub)
Elsa Covián as Hamtaro
Gador Martín as Laura Haruna(Spain dub)
Karla Falcón as Karla Iwata (Kana Iwata)

Ana San Millán as Tigrilla(Spain dub)
Eduardo Garza as Bromín
Emmanuel Rivas as Professor Yoshi
Ernesto Lezama as Siestin (Snoozer)
Gabriela Willert as Elena
Gaby Ugarte as Panda(rest of the series)
Gador Martín as Gorrilla(Spain dub)
Jessica Angeles as Penelope
Leyla Rangel as Colitas (Bijou)
Marco Portillo as Panda(first half of the series)
Mitzy Corona as Pashmina
Mónica Villaseñor as Cerebrin (Maxwell)
Pilar Puebla as Lacitos(Spain dub)
Rocío Azofra as Manchitas(Spain dub)
Victor Ugarte as Bocadin (Oxnard)

Alfredo Martínez as Padre de Laura(Spain dub)
Ana Lucia Ramos as Maria
Belén Rodríguez as Tigrillo(Spain dub)
Blanca Rada as Jasmina(Spain dub)
Carlos Aguila as Viejo Sabio Ham
Carolina Tak as
Madre de Laura(Spain dub)
Manchitas(Spain dub) 
Eduardo Tejedo as Brandy
Francisco Andrés Valdivia as
Cerebrín(Spain dub)
Jefazo(Spain dub)
José Carabias as Roberto(Spain dub)
José María Carrero as Gafitas(Spain dub)
Juan Carlos Lozano as Sabio Ham-Ham(Spain dub)
Mariano García as
Panda(Spain dub)
Teo(Spain dub)
Troty(Spain dub)
Pepa Agudo as
Bromitas(Spain dub)
Carla Iwata(Spain dub)
Uraz Huerta as Travis

Carmen Podio(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
ADR Production: Macias Group (Latin America & Brazil)
Broadcaster:
Cartoon Network L.A.
Chilevision (Chile)
Disney Channel
ETC...TV (Chile)
Jetix España
LIVTV (Chile Broadcaster 2008)
Telecinco (Spain)
Televisa Canal 5 (Mexico)
Distributor: Rose Entertainment (Since 2012)
Dubbing Studio:
Arait Multimedia (Madrid, Spain)
Art Sound S.A de C.V. Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
DVD Distribution: Suevia Films (Spain)
Home Video: Quality Films (Chile)
Soundtrack: Sony Music Entertainment (Chile)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director:
Caterina Rochira (season 3)
Federico Danti (Season 4)
Graziano Galoforo (season 1-3)
Guido Rutta (season 1, 4)

Dialogues:
Alessandra Marcora (season 1-4)
Antonella Marcora (season 3-4)
Chiara Serafin (season 3-4)
Elisabetta Cesone (season 3)
Francesca Bielli (season 4)
Graziano Galoforo (season 1-2)
Guido Rutta (season 4)
Manuela Scaglione (season 4)
Maria Cristina Robustelli (season 3-4)
Pino Pirovano (season 3)
Sergio Romanò (season 1-2)
Tullia Piredda (season 1-2)
Synchronization: Giancarlo Martino
Theme Song Lyrics: Alessandra Valeri Manera
Theme Song Performance:
Cristina D'Avena
Giorgio Vanni
Transcription: Stefano Di Modugno
Video Post-Production:
Ignazio Giardina
Tiziano Pellegris
Marcella Silvestri as Hamtaro
Sonia Mazza as Laura

Claudio Moneta as Laura's dad
Elda Olivieri as Laura's mom

Aldo Stella as Adelfo Mondadini
Antonio Paiola as Laura's grandfather
Cinzia Massironi as Panda
Claudio Moneta as Boss
Claudio Ridolfo as Jack
Daniela Fava as Tigra
Davide Garbolino as Tantasà
Debora Magnaghi as Carlotta
Diego Sabre as Savu
Federica Valenti as Timidy
Gianluca Iacono as Maestro Filippo
Giovanna Papandrea as
Bijou
Sciarpina
Giusy Di Martino as Camilla
Graziella Porta as Zia Viva
Irene Scalzo as Tigro
Luca Bottale as Damerino
Mario Zucca as
Dr. Criniera
Mago Hamm
Massimo Di Benedetto as
Andre'
Rupeo
Monica Bonetto as Jingle
Paolo De Santis as Tartuga
Patrizia Mottola as Tricky
Patrizia Scianca as
Caplin
Piperita
Patrizio Prata as Ghiotto
Riccardo Rovatti as Padrone Di Caplin
Sabu as Diego Sabre
Serena Clerici as
Codetta
Ronfo
Stella Bevilacqua as Rossina
Tony Fuochi as
Davide
Preside
Tosawi Piovani as Bambunin
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Boing (from 18 February 2009)
Frisbee (from 3 September 2012)
Hiro (from 7 October 2009)
Italia 1
Dialogues: CITI
German staff
German companies
(none)
Broadcaster: RTL2
Distributor: Polyband
German cast
Sabine Manke as Hamtaro
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Spacetoon
Distributor: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Production: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Arabic cast
Ziad Rifai as Boss
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Director: Fred Butter
Translation: Mike Kuyt
Lizemijn Libgott as Laura
Melise de Winter as Hamtaro

Ajolt Elsakkers as Thijs
Bram Bart as Brandy
Fred Butter as
Noel
Vader van Katja
Hetty Heyting as
Auntie Viv
Katja
Jan Nonhof as
Elder Ham
Oxnard
Leo Richardson as Boss
Lizemijn Libgott as Sandy
Lottie Hellingman as Pepper
Paulien de Graaff as Hillary
Rolf Koster as Dexter
Wiebe Pier Cnossen as Laura's Father
Dutch companies
Broadcaster: Fox Kids Netherlands
Distributor: Bridge Entertainment
Production: Wim Pel Productions
Recording Studio: Wim Pel Productions
Translation: Hoek & Sonépouse
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Charmaine Cordoviz as Oxnard
Grace Cornel as Laura Haruno
Rowena Raganit as Hamtaro

Bon Reyes as Stan
Charmaine Cordoviz as
Lapiz
Sparkle
Fourth Lee as
Dexter
Snoozer
Travis
Grace Cornel as Pashmina
Montreal Repuyan as
Boss
Howdy
Rowena Benavidez as Sandy
Vincent Gutierrez as Forrest Haruna

Charmaine Cordoviz as
Barret
Cindy
Edison
Kenta
Kylie
Maria
Yoyoi(baby)
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster:
GMA Network (September 12, 2005)
QTV Channel 11 (May 01, 2006)
TV5
Dubbing: GMA Network (September 12, 2005)
Polish staff
Polish cast

Agata Gawronska as Maxwell
Anna Apostolakis as Bijou
Artur Kaczmarski as
Hillary
Laura's Dad
Iwona Rulewicz as Laura's Mom
Jacek Kopczynski as Tommy
Jaroslaw Domin as Oxnard
Jerzy Molga as Luzak (Jingle)
Joanna Jędryka as Laura's Grandmother
Jozef Mika as Sabu(ep 24)
Lucyna Malec as Kama
Marek Robaczewski as Tonio (Stan)
Ryszard Olesinski as
Howdy
Śpioch (Snoozer)

Polish companies
Broadcaster: Jetix Polska
Dubbing: STUDIO EUROCOM
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Marisa Leal
Anderson Coutinho as Hamtaro(2a voz)
Dilma Machado as Hamtaro 
Marisa Leal as Laura

Andréa Murucci as Penelope

Alexandre Moreno as Panda
Ana Lúcia Menezes as Irmã do João
Christiano Torreão as Fofucho
Felipe Drummond as Tiago
Flávia Saddy as Pashmina
Francisco José as Chefe
Guilherme Briggs as João
José Luiz as Aurélio
Marcelo Garcia as Soninho
Márcia Morelli as Sra Haruna
Miguel Rosemberg as Sábio Ham
Miriam Fischer as Touquinha
Philippe Maia as Felipe
Ronaldo Júlio as Francisco
Sérgio Muniz as Tureco
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster:
Cartoon Network L.A.
Rede Globo (Brazil)
SIC (Portugal)
Swedish staff
Swedish cast
(none)
Maria Rydberg as Hamtaro
Swedish companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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