Anime difficulty list

This is a list of anime ranked by their difficulty, on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is very easy and 10 is very hard. You can use it to find the most appropriate shows to watch based on how good your Japanese is.

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Cover of Robot Town Sagami 2028
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Robot Town Sagami 2028
Length (in words)434
Unique words224
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
Unique kanji readings125
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count332
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Cover of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Length (in words)477
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings156
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count48148
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Cover of Dareka no Manazashi
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)576
Unique words283
Unique words (used once)209
Unique words (used once %)73%
Unique kanji188
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings210
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count32259
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Cover of Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
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Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
Length (in words)466
Unique words207
Unique words (used once)142
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Unique kanji readings137
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count48681
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)754
Unique words267
Unique words (used once)136
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji127
Unique kanji (used once)70
Unique kanji readings141
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count2029
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Cover of Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
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Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1754
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)308
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Unique kanji readings255
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count11562
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One Room: Second Season
Length (in words)1730
Unique words532
Unique words (used once)304
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji300
Unique kanji (used once)131
Unique kanji readings353
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1683
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings352
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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One Room
Length (in words)1567
Unique words563
Unique words (used once)331
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings360
Difficulty1/10
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1586
Unique words496
Unique words (used once)253
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Unique kanji readings306
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)961
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings193
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
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Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2220
Unique words682
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Unique kanji readings474
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count22489
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2672
Unique words709
Unique words (used once)390
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji341
Unique kanji (used once)160
Unique kanji readings412
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Length (in words)4015
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)374
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings439
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1754
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)419
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of Miru Tights
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Miru Tights
Length (in words)2067
Unique words709
Unique words (used once)426
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji370
Unique kanji (used once)178
Unique kanji readings440
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1110
Unique words455
Unique words (used once)308
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji253
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings297
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2278
Unique words759
Unique words (used once)454
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Unique kanji readings479
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count15231
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
Length (in words)1494
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings398
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Liz to Aoi Tori
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Liz to Aoi Tori
Length (in words)3384
Unique words846
Unique words (used once)458
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji380
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings477
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count34233
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1203
Unique words408
Unique words (used once)237
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Unique kanji readings285
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Cover of Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2021
Unique words588
Unique words (used once)346
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji302
Unique kanji (used once)155
Unique kanji readings350
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2838
Unique words748
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Unique kanji readings384
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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Cover of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Anime
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Length (in words)1554
Unique words633
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings475
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count64877
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
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Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1419
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Unique kanji readings403
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Length (in words)2640
Unique words623
Unique words (used once)323
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings334
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)860
Unique words403
Unique words (used once)268
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji260
Unique kanji (used once)151
Unique kanji readings314
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3186
Unique words846
Unique words (used once)484
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji373
Unique kanji (used once)174
Unique kanji readings443
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count24578
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3683
Unique words920
Unique words (used once)497
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Length (in words)4468
Unique words1190
Unique words (used once)672
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings677
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count33158
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1972
Unique words649
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Unique kanji readings430
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Binbou Shimai Monogatari
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Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Length (in words)12764
Unique words1717
Unique words (used once)789
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji701
Unique kanji (used once)202
Unique kanji readings935
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count5825
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Cover of Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
Length (in words)21495
Unique words2261
Unique words (used once)1018
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji777
Unique kanji (used once)211
Unique kanji readings1069
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count57869
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Cover of Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
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Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
Length (in words)14191
Unique words2362
Unique words (used once)1278
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji849
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1170
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count47682
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Cover of Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
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Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
Length (in words)3526
Unique words900
Unique words (used once)490
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji461
Unique kanji (used once)191
Unique kanji readings591
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71196
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1464
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)382
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings420
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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Cover of Hinako Note
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Hinako Note
Length (in words)20606
Unique words2749
Unique words (used once)1365
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji934
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1331
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count26076
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1569
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)399
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings358
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2536
Unique words763
Unique words (used once)451
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Unique kanji readings478
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count28228
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Cover of Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
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Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
Length (in words)2822
Unique words656
Unique words (used once)353
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
Unique kanji readings311
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count960
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Cover of Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4626
Unique words1117
Unique words (used once)646
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji476
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings602
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count130667
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Cover of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Length (in words)17483
Unique words2265
Unique words (used once)1072
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji776
Unique kanji (used once)192
Unique kanji readings1091
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count199062
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Cover of Sora no Method
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Sora no Method
Length (in words)14289
Unique words1700
Unique words (used once)816
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji712
Unique kanji (used once)214
Unique kanji readings960
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count28805
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Cover of Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
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Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
Length (in words)3348
Unique words1007
Unique words (used once)613
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Unique kanji readings549
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count9955
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Cover of Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3520
Unique words826
Unique words (used once)426
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings439
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count919
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A Channel
Length (in words)16340
Unique words2539
Unique words (used once)1326
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji893
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings1246
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count38437
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san S2
Length (in words)17034
Unique words2259
Unique words (used once)1099
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji807
Unique kanji (used once)224
Unique kanji readings1092
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count113531
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Cover of Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
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Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
Length (in words)4090
Unique words1256
Unique words (used once)794
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji572
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings738
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count11862
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Cover of Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials
Length (in words)3140
Unique words972
Unique words (used once)603
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji492
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings625
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count3686
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Tawawa on Monday
Length (in words)3274
Unique words1088
Unique words (used once)687
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji536
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings691
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count28751
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