Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Length (in words)21026
Unique words3129
Unique words (used once)1652
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1069
Unique kanji (used once)306
Unique kanji readings1548
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters52814
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count1697
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)34107
Unique words4364
Unique words (used once)2257
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1263
Unique kanji (used once)302
Unique kanji readings1928
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters83063
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count36
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Cover of KaraKara 2
Visual novel
KaraKara 2
Length (in words)30042
Unique words4024
Unique words (used once)2024
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1165
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1815
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters76521
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count423
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Cover of Hontou wa Kowai Yandere Musume ~Love One Another~
Visual novel
Hontou wa Kowai Yandere Musume ~Love One Another~
Length (in words)7784
Unique words1898
Unique words (used once)1140
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji820
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1125
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters18924
VNDB avg. rating3.8
VNDB rating count5
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Cover of Stargazer -Shoujo wa Hoshi no Yume o Miru-
Visual novel
Stargazer -Shoujo wa Hoshi no Yume o Miru-
Length (in words)13017
Unique words2470
Unique words (used once)1308
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji962
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings1352
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.3
Characters31539
VNDB avg. rating5.7
VNDB rating count39
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Cover of Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Visual novel
Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)2803
Unique words914
Unique words (used once)569
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji526
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings656
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.0
Characters6552
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Tsuki no Terasu
Visual novel
Tsuki no Terasu
Length (in words)10034
Unique words2439
Unique words (used once)1499
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji988
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1401
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.6
Characters23324
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count361
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Cover of Yuki Koi Melt
Visual novel
Yuki Koi Melt
Length (in words)36615
Unique words4761
Unique words (used once)2393
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1308
Unique kanji (used once)311
Unique kanji readings2054
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters89433
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count481
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 3: Neko-tachi no Aromatize
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 3: Neko-tachi no Aromatize
Length (in words)46179
Unique words4261
Unique words (used once)1916
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1214
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings1845
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.8
Characters124923
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count2187
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Cover of Kanojo no Seiiki
Visual novel
Kanojo no Seiiki
Length (in words)66288
Unique words4924
Unique words (used once)1993
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1293
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings2056
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters158797
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count195
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Cover of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui - Hajisarashi-hen
Visual novel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui - Hajisarashi-hen
Length (in words)9775
Unique words2251
Unique words (used once)1335
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji949
Unique kanji (used once)339
Unique kanji readings1339
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.4
Characters23755
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Cover of Yami no Koe
Visual novel
Yami no Koe
Length (in words)42319
Unique words2982
Unique words (used once)1286
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji910
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings1326
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters106878
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count65
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Kuchibiru to Kiss de Tsubuyaite
Length (in words)21158
Unique words2851
Unique words (used once)1487
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1050
Unique kanji (used once)290
Unique kanji readings1505
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters52260
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count555
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Cover of Shinobi Harisenbo
Visual novel
Shinobi Harisenbo
Length (in words)5279
Unique words1357
Unique words (used once)805
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji719
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings998
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters11453
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count19
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Cover of Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Visual novel
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Length (in words)86862
Unique words5506
Unique words (used once)2401
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1392
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings2279
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.2
Characters204018
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count73
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Cover of LOVE³ -Love Cube-
Visual novel
LOVE³ -Love Cube-
Length (in words)78565
Unique words6010
Unique words (used once)2674
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1417
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings2276
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
Characters199092
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count447
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Length (in words)34477
Unique words4238
Unique words (used once)2083
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1191
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1831
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters90784
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count5373
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Cover of Natsu no Owari
Visual novel
Natsu no Owari
Length (in words)77903
Unique words6298
Unique words (used once)2614
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1541
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings2475
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length10.5
Characters191440
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count59
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Cover of Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete 2
Visual novel
Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete 2
Length (in words)123048
Unique words6505
Unique words (used once)2572
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1508
Unique kanji (used once)227
Unique kanji readings2438
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.4
Characters309338
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count147
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Cover of Ryuu Tsukai to Sora
Visual novel
Ryuu Tsukai to Sora
Length (in words)9976
Unique words1852
Unique words (used once)969
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji763
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings1040
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.2
Characters23301
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Cover of Suiren to Shion
Visual novel
Suiren to Shion
Length (in words)120507
Unique words7900
Unique words (used once)3215
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1717
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings2897
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters312484
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count135
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Cover of Inochi no Spare
Visual novel
Inochi no Spare
Length (in words)124001
Unique words6896
Unique words (used once)2750
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1488
Unique kanji (used once)220
Unique kanji readings2421
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.4
Characters299760
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count235
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Cover of Yami no Koe 2
Visual novel
Yami no Koe 2
Length (in words)81238
Unique words5251
Unique words (used once)2276
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1319
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings2044
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.3
Characters202203
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count34
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Cover of Island Diary
Visual novel
Island Diary
Length (in words)57227
Unique words5465
Unique words (used once)2455
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1439
Unique kanji (used once)312
Unique kanji readings2279
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.9
Characters148056
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count210
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Cover of Nanatsuiro★Drops
Visual novel
Nanatsuiro★Drops
Length (in words)186677
Unique words7765
Unique words (used once)3000
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1539
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings2594
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
Characters448822
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count107
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 3 ~The Last Date~
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 3 ~The Last Date~
Length (in words)14908
Unique words3130
Unique words (used once)1776
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1139
Unique kanji (used once)338
Unique kanji readings1716
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters34664
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Cover of Ai no Uchuu kara ~Mikakunin Onii-chan to Iseijin~
Visual novel
Ai no Uchuu kara ~Mikakunin Onii-chan to Iseijin~
Length (in words)15370
Unique words3033
Unique words (used once)1800
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji1090
Unique kanji (used once)327
Unique kanji readings1592
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters37944
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Cover of 9-nine- Shinshou
Visual novel
9-nine- Shinshou
Length (in words)27496
Unique words3875
Unique words (used once)1890
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1224
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings1877
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.4
Characters66147
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count717
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Cover of Kohonya
Visual novel
Kohonya
Length (in words)12800
Unique words2493
Unique words (used once)1326
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji953
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1367
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters28959
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 2 ~Detarame Booking Date~
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 2 ~Detarame Booking Date~
Length (in words)16955
Unique words2057
Unique words (used once)32
Unique words (used once %)1%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)8
Unique kanji readings1305
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters39937
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Cover of Kimi no Tonari de Koi Shiteru
Visual novel
Kimi no Tonari de Koi Shiteru
Length (in words)153079
Unique words8735
Unique words (used once)3519
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1729
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings2941
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters363064
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count157
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Cover of Midori no Umi
Visual novel
Midori no Umi
Length (in words)214247
Unique words7575
Unique words (used once)2794
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1689
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings2790
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.7
Characters527598
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count191
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Cover of Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Visual novel
Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Length (in words)27028
Unique words1607
Unique words (used once)376
Unique words (used once %)23%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)88
Unique kanji readings989
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters64890
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Visual novel
Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Length (in words)241894
Unique words10673
Unique words (used once)3967
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1860
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings3276
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.9
Characters605129
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count26
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Cover of Yuurei Shoujo Shitsu
Visual novel
Yuurei Shoujo Shitsu
Length (in words)21175
Unique words4025
Unique words (used once)2174
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1230
Unique kanji (used once)322
Unique kanji readings1881
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.8
Characters52185
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Cover of Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Visual novel
Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Length (in words)14892
Unique words2429
Unique words (used once)1235
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1400
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters34642
VNDB avg. rating6.1
VNDB rating count8
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Cover of Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe
Visual novel
Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe
Length (in words)220871
Unique words9119
Unique words (used once)3469
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1769
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings3044
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters546621
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count61
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Cover of Tsundere Makai Princess Arisa to Haramase Shinkon Seikatsu! ~Zenbu Dasu made Nuicha Dame! Zettai Jusei Sasenasai yo ne!~
Visual novel
Tsundere Makai Princess Arisa to Haramase Shinkon Seikatsu! ~Zenbu Dasu made Nuicha Dame! Zettai Jusei Sasenasai yo ne!~
Length (in words)78299
Unique words5199
Unique words (used once)2079
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings2327
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters196417
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count26
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Cover of Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka?
Visual novel
Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka?
Length (in words)316488
Unique words10955
Unique words (used once)3053
Unique words (used once %)27%
Unique kanji1948
Unique kanji (used once)196
Unique kanji readings3429
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters843409
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count690
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Cover of Date A Live: Rinne Utopia
Visual novel
Date A Live: Rinne Utopia
Length (in words)120561
Unique words7774
Unique words (used once)3531
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1647
Unique kanji (used once)286
Unique kanji readings2740
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.5
Characters290289
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count315
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Cover of Omoide Kakaete Ai ni Koi!!
Visual novel
Omoide Kakaete Ai ni Koi!!
Length (in words)306678
Unique words11327
Unique words (used once)4266
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1814
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings3263
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters754172
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count98
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Cover of Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen-
Visual novel
Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen-
Length (in words)135663
Unique words7547
Unique words (used once)3005
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1592
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings2648
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters323031
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count1181
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Cover of Konko to no Nichijou ~Bocchi de Kawaikute Hottokenai Youko~
Visual novel
Konko to no Nichijou ~Bocchi de Kawaikute Hottokenai Youko~
Length (in words)129994
Unique words6586
Unique words (used once)2294
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji1546
Unique kanji (used once)205
Unique kanji readings2509
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.7
Characters359031
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count35
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Cover of Hibikino-san-chi wa Eroge-ya-san
Visual novel
Hibikino-san-chi wa Eroge-ya-san
Length (in words)264667
Unique words12056
Unique words (used once)4615
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1923
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings3452
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters627038
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count92
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Cover of Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou
Visual novel
Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou
Length (in words)375899
Unique words13065
Unique words (used once)4739
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1943
Unique kanji (used once)222
Unique kanji readings3596
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.0
Characters932684
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count88
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Cover of Aonatsu Line
Visual novel
Aonatsu Line
Length (in words)193672
Unique words11839
Unique words (used once)4864
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1935
Unique kanji (used once)256
Unique kanji readings3414
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.5
Characters458536
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count175
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Cover of Haruka na Sora
Visual novel
Haruka na Sora
Length (in words)134956
Unique words9669
Unique words (used once)4204
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1772
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings3096
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
Characters337181
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count274
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Cover of Ame Koi
Visual novel
Ame Koi
Length (in words)112273
Unique words7743
Unique words (used once)3487
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1770
Unique kanji (used once)316
Unique kanji readings3019
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters266828
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count91
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Cover of Natsuiro Kokoro Log
Visual novel
Natsuiro Kokoro Log
Length (in words)280753
Unique words13030
Unique words (used once)5089
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1994
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings3659
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.4
Characters697122
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count81
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Cover of Shukusei no Girlfriend -the destiny star of girlfriend-
Visual novel
Shukusei no Girlfriend -the destiny star of girlfriend-
Length (in words)65939
Unique words7689
Unique words (used once)3858
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1720
Unique kanji (used once)316
Unique kanji readings2892
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters154677
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count123
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