August 4 - 10
by Brian Hanson,
(Ed.'s note: Please forgive Brian for certain aspects of his behavior today. We weren't able to get the whole story, but we do know it involves a Cease and Desist letter from Hilary Duff's attorneys, possession of three crates of stolen beer, and a stolen print of Munch's "The Scream.")
In case you couldn't tell, I have no other obligations that require my attention today, and therefore this week's The Click will be absolutely bristling with features and other such verbosity today. I am not being serious about this! But hey, at least there are no shows that anybody wants to watch this week!
Tuesday August 7 6:30pm - Episode 2 "Illumination" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 9:30pm, Wed Aug 8 2:00am, 1:30pm)
In case you were paying attention and didn't miss anything last week, Geneon has not had dozens of new shows literally sprout forward in the past few weeks, like a bounteous harvest. This does not include the surprisingly recent Paradise Kiss, the not-wonderful saga about a normally timid Japanese girl and her life-changing offer to become a fashion-savvy model.
Meanwhile, easily one of my least favorite TV series - Japanese or animated or whatever - to come around in the past few years gets its chance to stink up the airwaves in Canada. So please, do not watch! This is a decidedly family-friendly episode as well, featuring a woman with a cuddly split personality, and there's no sex! I probably haven't sold you on watching this show already!
Tuesday August 7 7:00pm - Episode 2 (Repeats Tue Aug 7 10:00pm, Wed Aug 8 2:30am, 2:00pm)
Some other week on Ayakashi, we do not learn the important lesson that should we betray our doting wife, make sure to move somewhere else, lest her vengeful spirit haunt you until your last days. Just a suggestion.
Sunday August 5 12:00am - Episode 44 (Repeats Sun Aug 5 3:30am)
It seems a little bit silly to still be writing about Bleach; I mean, nobody watches Bleach! About one-and-a-half million people didn't watch Bleach last week. It's insane. Anyway, this episode is not about the noble "Quincy" Uryu, as he comes to grips with his deceased grandfather and teacher, and the bad, bad man who took his life.
Sunday August 5 12:30am - Episode 20 "Chevalier" (Repeats Sun Aug 5 4:00am)
I'm the biggest fan of this show, so bear with me here. In addition to the usual vampire-ness, sword-slashing, and government intrigue, Saya and her friends are taken to a local hospital to check for possible Chiropteran infection.
I hate Bo-Bobo. I hate Bo-Bobo so much, I do not wish that I could buy Bo-Bobo pajamas and eat Bo-Bobo cereal, while watching Bo-Bobo in a room adorned with Bo-Bobo pin-up posters and motivational plaques. I say this because Bo-Bobo is in no way close to ending its premier run, and I pray to the miserly TV scheduling people at the Cartoon Network that they allow some repeat room for this utterly inane series. This episode has Bo-Bobo fighting the awakened Czar Baldy Bald III, I guess.
(Ed.'s Note: We apologize for the odd behavior exhibited by Brian thus far in this week's The Click. We have successfully forced him to take his prescribed medication, and things should go much more smoothly from now on.)
-Monday August 6 9:30am - Episode 23 "Winter Is the Warm Sun of Love" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 5:30am)
-Tuesday August 7 9:30am - Episode 24 "Santa Claus From the Sky" (Repeats Wed Aug 8 5:30am)
-Wednesday August 8 9:30am - Episode 25 "12 Tolls of the Bell" (Repeats Thu Aug 9 5:30am)
-Thursday August 9 9:30am - Episode 26 "Love From Luna Island" (Repeats Fri Aug 10 5:30am)
-Friday August 10 9:30am - Episode 27 "Luna Island Hanging on a Thread" (Repeats Sat Aug 11 5:30am)
Prepare yourself for a bundle of admittedly early Season's Greetings on this week's batch of Cats Eye episodes! Wow! Neat! Christmas is fun!!!
Saturday August 4 12:00am - Episode 8 "Shining Sign" (Repeats Thu Aug 9 12:00am, 12:30am)
Awesome! What action and excitement! That darned Re-l continues to hunt for that equally darned Vincent, when they arrive in a war-torn combat zone! Fantastic!
Thursday August 9 8:00pm - Episode 3 "Mazecity"
Cool! Ergo Proxy is on TV in Canada! Just so nobody feels left out! That's great! In this episode, Re-l and Vincent meet for the first time, and learn of the twisted entities that pursue the two of them, in order to quash their quest for the truth! Sweet!
A topical Eureka 7 episode! That's awesome! In this one, debates between religion and science run rampant! Also, Dewey lays bare his plan to destroy the Corallians and Scub Coral! Yay!
Gundam Seed Destiny
Friday August 10 9:30pm - Episode 22 "The Sword of the Azure Sky" (Repeats Sat Aug 11 1:30am)
Robots are way cool! Although we don't see much of them in this episode, but instead we see a lot of angst-ridden teens, such as the battle-scarred Stella having her memories of Shinn erased, and others! Feelings are good! We all have them!
Tuesday August 7 5:00pm - Episode 2 "Please God" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 8:00pm, Wed Aug 8 12:30am, 12:00pm)
I'm sure certain types might be offended by the notion of a pre-pubescent, middle school girl becoming a god somewhat blasphemous; but remember, Japan is a polytheistic nation! Yeah! Being different is what makes us all the same! In this episode of Kami Chu, the kind Yurie takes on her first major task as a god - finding another god that has mysteriously gone missing! Mysteries are fun!
Kyo kara Maoh!
Tuesday August 7 5:30pm - Episode 28 "A Brutal Reunion" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 8:30pm, Wed Aug 8 1:00am, 12:30pm)
When some people might hear the phrase "demon king," they probably think of something barbarous! Perhaps lots of flesh-eating, and slaughtering innocents! But as Kyo kara Maoh! demonstrates, that is downright not true! The demon king is actually a gaunt high school kid making sense of the crazy world of politics! Leadership is keen!
Sunday August 5 8:00pm - Episode 3 "Transpose" (Repeats Mon Aug 6 12:00am)
There is nothing that isn't great about Last Exile! The animation, the story, everything! I get excited to talk about great things!!! In this episode, the plot really kicks in, when Claus and Lavie run afoul of a renegade Vanship and its precious cargo - a little girl! Babysitting is important!
The Law of Ueki
Tuesday August 7 6:00pm - Episode 30 "The Law of the Third Battle" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 9:00pm, Wed Aug 8 1:30am, 1:00pm)
Remember, that even though violence is never cool, it is the only way that the good guys can beat the bad guys! And also, determination and confidence! Which are two things Ueki must learn to beat his latest bad guy - a stoic-seeming gentlemen named Gitar! Cool!
Friday August 10 7:00pm - Episode 11 "Babbo: Version 2"
Another thing that can help the good guys beat the bad guys is the power of Friendship! Which is the power that Ginta calls upon to defeat his newest foe, Ian! Friends are worth more than all the money in the world! Even in Switzerland!
Saturday August 4 9:00pm - Episode 99 "The Will of Fire Still Burns"
Sometimes, life gets you down, and that's true even for animated ninjas! Like Konohamaru, who refuses to accept Tsunade as the next Hokage over his slain grandfather! But hey, they turn that frown upside down! And then everybody gets ice cream! Great!
-Friday August 10 8:00pm - Episode 98 "Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More"
-Friday August 10 8:30pm - Episode 99 "The Will of Fire Still Burns"
I really don't have to say anything else here - just read what I said above! Amazing!
Monday August 6 11:00pm - Episode 7 "Precious Person"
Strangers and other bad guys are dangerous, because as in this episode of Noein, they typically want to do horrible experiments on you! Horrible, nasty, disgusting experiments! Yay!
Saturday August 4 10:30pm - Episode 101 "Legend of the Pirate Hunter"
Everybody wants to be a pirate - and this episode of One Piece shows how the character Zolo achieved that goal! He did it by having friends! And killing other pirates!!!
-Monday August 6 8:30am - Episode 21 "Father" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 5:30am)
-Tuesday August 7 8:30am - Episode 22 "Reside or Decide" (Repeats Wed Aug 8 5:30am)
-Wednesday August 8 8:30am - Episode 23 "Destroyer" (Repeats Thu Aug 9 5:30am)
-Thursday August 9 8:30am - Episode 24 "Mu" (Repeats Fri Aug 10 5:30am)
-Friday August 10 8:30am - Epsiode 25 "Tiram Soldier" (Repeats Sat Aug 11 5:30am)
Hooray for robots and the 80's! Plus, this doesn't really count as "nostalgia" for any of us, since Orguss has never been available in America before! It's a win-win! Yay for all of us being winners!
-Monday August 6 6:00am - Episode 25 "Master Garofolis" (Repeats Mon Aug 6 9:00am, Tue Aug 7 4:30am)
-Tuesday August 7 6:00am - Episode 26 "Goodbye, My Son" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 9:00am, Wed Aug 8 4:30am)
-Wednesday August 8 6:00am - Episode 27 "Vitalis' Past" (Repeats Wed Aug 8 9:00am, Thu Aug 9 4:30am)
-Thursday August 9 6:00am - Episode 28 "Lize's Sympathy" (Repeats Thu Aug 9 9:00am, Fri Aug 10 4:30am)
-Friday August 10 6:00am - Episode 29 "Warmth of Happiness" (Repeats Fri Aug 10 9:00am, Sat Aug 11 4:30am)
Remi, what a lucky kid! He lives happily in France with is adoptive mother... I mean, until his deadbeat dad comes along, and sells the poor child to cover his gambling debts. And then people don't really look at him or help him anymore, because orphans were obviously beneath contempt in that society. You know, life is a cruel, sick game. A dank, smelly pit of despair and hopelessness. A giant, sucking void of human compassion and decency.
Serial Experiments Lain
Saturday August 4 8:00pm - Episode 3 "Psyche" (Repeats Sun Aug 5 12:00am)
I guess in this Lain episode the titular Lain experiences a tiny bit of celebrity thanks to her antics on WIRED, but then is followed by the Goon Squad and receives mysterious packages, and other odd stuff our government no doubt pulls on every single one of us. Remember: never leave your blinds open, never speak on any cell phone for longer than 30 seconds, delete ALL e-mails after three days, wear sunglasses and a thick coat in public, and never, EVER let the reptilian overlords catch wind of your suspicion.
Saturday August 4 12:30am - Episode 8 "Dragon Eye" (Repeats Sat Aug 4 1:00pm, 1:30pm)
I guess this TenTen episode has the upstart Juken Club fully realizing the true extent of the Executive Council's power, which involves savage beatings and blood and other uncivilized things.
Saturday August 4 8:30pm - Episode 3 "Texhnophile" (Repeats Sun Aug 5 12:30am)
Yet another ABe show that acts as a critique of the coming cyberization of the human race, and the consequences that could have for us all. You know, sitting in tubes, acting as food and power for the planet-conquering reptilian/robot alliance.
Monday August 6 11:30pm - Episode 7 "A Telephone Call"
It's sad how barbaric our society is - that the simple, conscious-free sight of intense, cartoonish violence titilates us so. This is why I don't watch "Television," and I refuse to call it "T.V.," because that is a nickname, and we only give nicknames to our friends, and television is no friend of mine. So this Tokko episode probably has some gunfights and seedy wrongdoings, no doubt.
Sunday August 5 8:30pm - Episode 3 "The Awakening: When the Wind Moves" (Repeats Mon Aug 6 12:30am)
The hero of this story I guess has some spiritual powers, and needs to channel them alone but he has lots of villains after him? I don't really know. Life is pain.
Pokemon 3 - The Movie
Tuesday August 7 11:00am
Only two movies this week, which is fine, whatever. Pokémon serves as a brutal reminder of the mass-market capitalistic machine that governs over our very lives, and that sucks. Howl's Moving Castle is pretty good, but not good enough to make me not think about how much life sucks, so in a way its not good at all.
God. There are repeats below, if... whatever. I don't care. Next week I'll be, here, again, maybe. Whatever, guys. Sartre was right: Hell is other people.
(Ed.'s note: Guess we need to switch to a higher dose.)
10 Tokyo Warriors
-Sat Aug 4 12:05pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Aug 4 12:34pm - Episode TBA
-Tue Aug 7 12:00pm - Episode TBA
-Tue Aug 7 12:30pm - Episode TBA
-Wed Aug 8 3:00am - Episode TBA
-Wed Aug 8 3:30am - Episode TBA
-Thu Aug 9 12:00pm - Episode TBA
-Thu Aug 9 12:30pm - Episode TBA
-Fri Aug 10 12:00pm - Episode TBA
-Fri Aug 10 12:30pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Aug 5 2:00am - Episode 4 "The Sphinx" (R Sun Aug 5 5:30am)
-Tue Aug 7 12:30am - Episode 37 (R Tue Aug 7 4:00am)
-Wed Aug 8 12:30am - Episode 38 (R Wed Aug 8 4:00am)
-Thu Aug 9 12:30am - Episode 39 (R Thu Aug 9 4:00am)
-Fri Aug 10 12:30am - Episode 40 (R Fri Aug 10 4:00am)
-Sat Aug 11 12:30am - Episode 41 (R Sat Aug 11 4:00am)
-Mon Aug 6 12:05am - Episode 18 "Four People" (R Thu Aug 9 7:05pm, Fri Aug 10 1:30am)
-Mon Aug 6 12:30am - Episode 19 "Atonement" (R Thu Aug 9 7:35pm, Fri Aug 10 2:00am)
-Thu Aug 9 1:00am - Episode 16 "Believer"
-Fri Aug 10 9:00pm - Episode 20 "Temptation"
-Fri Aug 10 9:30pm - Episode 21 "Mary Magdalene"
-Sat Aug 4 5:30pm - Episode 174 "You Want Fries With That?" (R Sat Aug 4 10:30pm)
-Sun Aug 5 5:30pm - Episode 175 "From Dawn to Duskmon" (R Sun Aug 5 10:30pm)
-Mon Aug 6 8:00am - Episode 115 "Much Ado About Musyamon" (R Tue Aug 7 2:00am)
-Mon Aug 6 9:30pm - Episode 147 "Beezlemon's Big Day" (R Tue Aug 7 2:30am)
-Tue Aug 7 8:00am - Episode 116 "Divided They Stand" (R Wed Aug 8 2:00am)
-Tue Aug 7 9:30pm - Episode 148 "The Messenger" (R Wed Aug 8 2:30am)
-Wed Aug 8 8:00am - Episode 117 "Juggernaut" (R Thu Aug 9 2:00am)
-Wed Aug 8 9:30pm - Episode 149 "The D-Reaper's Disguise" (R Thu Aug 9 2:30am)
-Thu Aug 9 8:00am - Episode 118 "Grow Mon Grow" (R Fri Aug 10 2:00am)
-Thu Aug 9 9:30pm - Episode 150 "When Is a Mon Justimon?" (R Fri Aug 10 2:30am)
-Fri Aug 10 8:00am - Episode 119 "Snakes, Trains and Digimon" (R Sat Aug 11 2:00am)
-Fri Aug 10 9:30pm - Episode 151 "His Kingdom for a Horse" (R Sat Aug 11 2:30am)
Dragon Ball Z
-Sat Aug 4 7:00pm - Episode 136 "Silent Warrior"
-Tue Aug 7 1:00am - Episode 25 "Words of Farewell" (R Tue Aug 7 4:30am)
-Wed Aug 8 1:00am - Episode 26 "Her Reason" (R Wed Aug 8 4:30am)
-Thu Aug 9 1:00am - Episode 27 "Teacher" (R Thu Aug 9 4:30am)
-Fri Aug 10 1:00am - Episode 28 "All Is One, One Is All" (R Fri Aug 10 4:30am)
-Sat Aug 11 1:00am - Episode 29 "The Untainted Child" (R Sat Aug 11 4:30am)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
-Sun Aug 5 1:00am - Episode 12 "Selecon" (R Sun Aug 5 4:30am)
-Sat Aug 4 4:00pm - Episode 4 "Oju Goes Blond! Whodunnit?" (R Sun Aug 5 2:00am, 8:00am, 4:00pm, Mon Aug 6 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Mon Aug 6 4:00pm - Episode 6 "Kyo-san's Knockout Performance" (R Tue Aug 7 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Aug 7 4:00pm - Episode 7 "Shirokin Boy's Choir? Say What?" (R Wed Aug 8 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Wed Aug 8 4:00pm - Episode 8 "The Class Trip Into Hell Begins" (R Thu Aug 9 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Thu Aug 9 4:00pm - Episode 9 "Schoolground Battle Without Honor" (R Fri Aug 10 2:00am, 8:00am, 4:00pm, Sat Aug 11 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Aug 7 1:30am - Episode 98 "Kikyo and Kagome: Alone in the Cave" (R Tue Aug 7 5:00am)
-Tue Aug 7 2:00am - Episode 99 "Koga and Sesshomaru: A Dangerous Encounter" (R Tue Aug 7 5:30am)
-Wed Aug 8 1:30am - Episode 100 "Truth Behind the Nightmare: The Battle in the Forest of Sorrow" (R Wed Aug 8 5:00am)
-Wed Aug 8 2:00am - Episode 101 "The Snow From Seven Years Past" (R Wed Aug 8 5:30am)
-Thu Aug 9 1:30am - Episode 102 "Assault on the Wolf-Demon Tribe" (R Thu Aug 9 5:00am)
-Thu Aug 9 2:00am - Episode 103 "The Band of Seven, Resurrected" (R Thu Aug 9 5:30am)
-Fri Aug 10 1:30am - Episode 104 "The Stealthy Poison Master: Mukotsu" (R Fri Aug 10 5:00am)
-Fri Aug 10 2:00am - Episode 105 "The Ghastly Steel Machine" (R Fri Aug 10 5:30am)
-Sat Aug 11 1:30am - Episode 106 "Kagome, Miroku and Sango: Desperate Situation" (R Sat Aug 11 5:00am)
-Sat Aug 11 2:00am - Episode 107 "Inuyasha Shows His Tears for the First Time" (R Sat Aug 11 5:30am)
-Sun Aug 5 9:30pm - Episode 1 "The Spice of Youth" (R Mon Aug 6 2:00am, 1:30pm)
Kyo kara Maoh!
-Sun Aug 5 10:00pm - Episode 27 "Conrad's Arm" (R Mon Aug 6 2:30am, 2:00pm)
-Sun Aug 5 1:00am - Episode TBA (R Tue Aug 7 2:00am)
-Sun Aug 5 1:30am - Episode TBA (R Tue Aug 7 2:30am)
-Sun Aug 5 2:00am - Episode TBA (R Tue Aug 7 3:00am)
-Sun Aug 5 2:30am - Episode TBA (R Tue Aug 7 3:30am)
-Mon Aug 6 8:30pm - Episode TBA (R Tue Aug 7 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Tue Aug 7 8:30pm - Episode TBA (R Wed Aug 8 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Wed Aug 8 8:30pm - Episode TBA (R Thu Aug 9 1:30am, 5:30am)
The Law of Ueki
-Sun Aug 5 10:30pm - Episode 29 "Don't Die! The Law of Tenko" (R Mon Aug 6 3:00am, 2:30pm)
Mirage of Blaze
-Tue Aug 7 12:00am - Episode 1 "Ill Fated Destiny"
-Tue Aug 7 12:30am - Episode 2 "Possessor From the Darkness"
-Wed Aug 8 12:00am - Episode 3 "An Imperfect Awakening"
-Wed Aug 8 12:30am - Episode 4 "Premonition of a Chain Reaction"
-Thu Aug 9 12:00am - Episode 5 "Endless Conflict"
-Thu Aug 9 12:30am - Episode 6 'Golden Emblem"
-Fri Aug 10 12:00am - Episode 7 "Memories of Hateful Anguish"
-Fri Aug 10 12:30am - Episode 8 "At the End of Obsession"
-Sat Aug 4 8:30pm - Episode 98 "Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More"
-Mon Aug 6 10:30pm - Episode 24 "Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins"
-Tue Aug 7 10:30pm - Episode 25 "The Tenth Question: All or Nothing"
-Wed Aug 8 10:30pm - Episode 26 "Special Report: Live From the Forest of Death"
-Thu Aug 9 10:30pm - Episode 27 "The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death"
-Sat Aug 4 11:30pm - Episode 21 "Ominous Like O"
-Sun Aug 5 2:30am - Episode 8 "Agile Like Aikka"
-Sun Aug 5 11:30pm - Episode 22 "Revelations"
-Mon Aug 6 2:30am - Episode 9 "Surprising Like Super-Racer"
-Sun Aug 5 11:00pm - Episode 1 "Studio" (R Mon Aug 6 3:30am, 3:00pm)
-Sat Aug 4 9:00am - Episode 483 "Wild in the Streets"
-Sat Aug 4 9:30am - Episode 484 "O'er the Rampardos We Watched!"
-Mon Aug 6 8:00am - Episode 476 "Not on My Watch Ya Don't"
-Mon Aug 6 4:00pm - Episode 81 "Friend and Foe Alike"
-Mon Aug 6 4:30pm - Episode 82 "Friends to the End"
-Mon Aug 6 5:00pm - Episode 83 "Pallet Party Panic"
-Mon Aug 6 5:30pm - Episode 84 "A Scare in the Air"
-Mon Aug 6 6:00pm - Episode 85 "Pokeball Peril"
-Mon Aug 6 6:30pm - Episode 86 "The Lost Lapras"
-Tue Aug 7 8:00am - Episode 477 "Mounting a Coordinator Assault"
-Wed Aug 8 8:00am - Episode 478 "Arrival of a Rival"
-Thu Aug 9 6:00am - Episode 479 "A Staravia Is Born"
-Fri Aug 10 6:00am - Episode 480 "Leave it to Brocko"
Samurai Deeper Kyo
-Sat Aug 4 4:30pm - Episode 4 "The Creeping Nightmare" (R Sun Aug 5 8:30am, 4:30pm, Mon Aug 6 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Mon Aug 6 4:30pm - Episode 6 "The Duel at Hibiya Bay" (R Tue Aug 7 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Tue Aug 7 4:30pm - Episode 7 "Keichou Era Battle Royal" (R Wed Aug 8 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Wed Aug 8 4:30pm - Episode 8 "Demon Spear Cries" (R Thu Aug 9 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Thu Aug 9 4:30pm - Episode 9 "The Blind Smile" (R Fri Aug 10 2:30am, 8:30am, 4:30pm, Sat Aug 11 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Sat Aug 4 11:30pm - Episode 9 "Shady Real Estate Office, Ho!" (R Sun Aug 5 3:00am)
-Tue Aug 7 4:00am - Episode 29 "Mushrambo Meets His Match"
-Wed Aug 8 4:00am - Episode 30 "Mushra's Mission"
-Thu Aug 9 4:00am - Episode 31 "Soul Survivor"
-Fri Aug 10 4:00am - Episode 32 "Long Live Yakumo"
-Sat Aug 4 7:30am - Episode 14 "That's What Friends Are For"
Street Fighter II V
-Tue Aug 7 12:00am - Episode 5 "Hot Blooded Fei Long"
-Tue Aug 7 12:30am - Episode 6 "Appearance of the Secret Technique"
-Mon Aug 6 6:00am - Episode 52 "Inferno"
-Tue Aug 7 6:00am - Episode 27 "Critical"
-Wed Aug 8 6:00am - Episode 28 "Assault"
-Thu Aug 9 6:00am - Episode 29 "Starscream"
-Fri Aug 10 6:00am - Episode 30 "United"
-Sun Aug 5 1:30am - Episode 11 "From the Empire" (R Sun Aug 5 5:00am)
-Sat Aug 4 10:30am - Episode 140 "The Final Face Off, Part 3"
-Sat Aug 4 7:30pm - Episode 97 "The Dark Light" (Repeats Tue Aug 7 6:30am)
-Mon Aug 6 6:30am - Episode 96 "It's All Relative"
-Wed Aug 8 6:30am - Episode 98 "Ultimate Destiny"
-Thu Aug 9 6:30am - Episode 99 "The Key Factor"
-Fri Aug 10 6:30am - Episode 100 "The Phoneix Has Landed, Part 1"
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