Otaku 101: 10 female seiyuus every aspiring otaku should know.

Bonus points if you understand the joke.

Disclaimer: This is by no means a “Top 10″ list and I don’t intend it to be such.

Seiyuus… they are the life of anime. Seiyuus are the link between 2D and 3D, and without them, anime, well, wouldn’t even exist. Somehow though, as important as they are, seiyuus aren’t exactly popular amongst a majority of fans who can remember the characters but not the people who bring it to life, as if Tobey Maguire was only known as Peter Parker, so this article is meant for me to bring up and expose the people behind the characters, the voices that bring them to life who manage to give them a place in our hearts as otakus and fans alike.

1. Ayako Kawasumi
Quite possibly the top female seiyuu of current times, Ayako possesses an instantly recognizable voice which almost seems to possess a thousand different variations yet still remaining the same at the core. Her talent is such that even with a single voice range, she never seems to be stereotyped in to a single character archetype and has played many roles throughout her career from an android maid to a valiant knight and even princesses. While a show with her in the credits list might not be guaranteed to be the best, but her name itself ensures that her character will surely be one of the memorable ones.

Notable roles: Lafiel Abriel, Crest of the Stars and Banner of the Stars series; Mahoro Ando, Mahoromatic series; Chikane Himemiya, Kannazuki no Miko; Sara Werec, Soukou no Strain; Fuu, Samurai Champloo.

2. Yui Horie
Ahh… Hocchan, as her fans fondly call her, is one of the most famous seiyuus in the industry. First making a bang with her role as Naru Narusegawa in Love Hina (of which the writer is still in love with), she then went on a slump only to reemerge more actively recently with a slew of leading roles including Otoboku, Kanon and Manabi Straight. She is mostly associated with the “active attractive girl” archetype but has done a number of roles outside that archetype. She is also a good singer and has released a number of solo and group albums, that usually include an anime song.

Notable roles: Naru Narusegawa, Love Hina; Kotori Shirakawa, Da C(r)apo; Tohru Honda, Fruits Basket; Yoko, Inukami; Amamiya “Manabi” Manami, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight; Siesta, Zero no Tsukaima.

3. Noto Mamiko
If there was a seiyuu who would be famous because and only because of her voice, that seiyuu would be Noto Mamiko. Owner of a legendary voice, her voice is enough to send her fanboys in to a moe high (ok, that’s me, but I’m sure the other fanboys do to) and she has been attributed to possesing a “Noto time-space”. She has rather been stereotyped in to certain archetypes but nonetheless she does have real talent at voice-acting and surprisingly she has voiced a number of male roles as well which showcases her vocal range nicely.

Notable roles: Ana Coppola, Ichigo Mashimaro; Tsukamoto Yakumo, School Rumble; Enma Ai, Jigoku Shoujo; Sasaki Yukinari, Girl’s Bravo; Angol Moa, Keroro Gunsou; Shihou Matsuri, sola.

4. Megumi Hayashibara
No seiyuu list would be complete without a mention of Megumi Hayashibara, essentially -the- queen of seiyuus. Her credits list is long and illustrious one and she has been said to have more leading roles than any other seiyuu can have in a life time. In fact, it is quite impossible for one to be an otaku without having at least watched one of her roles once. Recently, she has slowed down due to her marriage and the birth of her first daughter, but she has been slowly making a comeback, slated for a few roles in a few upcoming anime series. Interestingly, she shares the same birthday as Ayako Kawasumi on the 30th of March.

Notable roles: Ayanami Rei, Neon Genesis Evangelion; Faye Valentine; Cowboy Bebop; Saotome Ranma(female), Ranma 1/2.

5. Rie Kugimiya
Another prolific seiyuu in recent times, Kugimin is most famous for her roles as loli-tsundere characters in the past two years starting with Shakugan no Shana to Zero no Tsukaima and most recently Hayate no Gotoku. Her semi high pitched voice makes her easily recognizable but she has quite a vocal range as well.

Notable Roles:
Enpatsu Shakugan no Uchita “Shana”, Shakugan no Shana; Louise de La Vallière, Zero no Tsukaima; Nagi Sanzenin, Hayate no Gotoku; Alphonse Elric, Full Metal Alchemist.

6. Aya Hirano
The top rookie seiyuu now, Aya Hirano first debuted a few years back and even held a leading role in Kiddy Grade.
However, her popularity truly exploded after her role as Suzumiya Haruhi and since then she has been in the spotlight continuously. She possesses a truly promising talent for voice acting and her vocal range has been one of her selling points. Definitely a seiyuu to watch out for.

Notable roles: Suzumiya Haruhi, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi; Lumiere, Kiddy Grade; Izumi Konata, Lucky Star; Etoh Mei, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight.

7. Mai Nakahara
A talented seiyuu, she has voiced a number of leading roles. She is well known for her “youthful and active girl” roles such as in Mai Hime, Onegai Twins and Kaleidostar. Her voice is unarguably one of the top ones of the industry, and she is considered an A-list seiyuu.

Notable roles: Tokiha Mai, Mai Hime; Miyafuji Miina, Onegai Twins; May Wong; Kaleidostar; Ryuugu “Rena” Reina, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni; Nanbu Chitose, Amaenaideyo! series.

8. Itou Shizuka
Her voice absolutely defines “elegance” and she has held a number of notable roles lately, Itou Shizuka is destined for greatness. She holds unique vocal range that can be used for a variety of situations, but her roles in To Heart 2 and Pumpkin Scissors still remain one of her career defining ones. Her number of roles are gradually increasing and this season has seen her in a variety of shows.

Notable Roles: Alice L. Malvin, Pumpkin Scissors; Kousaka Tamaki, To Heart 2; Nogami Shouko, Asatte no Houkou; Nadie, El Cazador de la Bruja; Hinagiku Katsura, Hayate no Gotoku.

9. Yukari Tamura
Possessing a rather nasal voice which makes her instantly recognizable, Yukari Tamura, or affectionally known as Yukarin amongst her fans, is another A-list seiyuu with a long list of credits. She usually gets associated with 2 archetypes, the girlish type, unsurprising due to her voice, and rather surprisingly, the silent, enigmatic type as well.

Notable Roles:
Takamachi Nanoha, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha series; Kawasumi Mai, Kanon series; Furude Rika, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Morino Ichigo, Onegai series; Ranpha Francoise, Galaxy Angel series.

10. Inoue Kikuko
Second only to Megumi Hayashibara in prolificness is the “Onee-sama” of seiyuus, Inoue Kikuko. Over the years, she has totally conquered the “caring, motherly and dignified” character archetype as if her voice was tailor-made for it. Her long list of credits reads like the “Who’s who” of MILF’s but yet, she has had roles outside of that archetype as well. She is respected by many in the industry, attested to the fact her “Eien ni jyunanasai” cult is joined by a few in this list as well.

Notable roles: Belldandy, Aa! Megami-sama series; Kasumi Tendo, Ranma 1/2; Alv, Kiddy Grade (can anyone recognise it’s her?); Kazami Mizuho, Onegai series.

That concludes my article for today, and by no means it’s a complete one. There’s a multitude of other names I wanted to mention as well, but due to my decision to choose ten, I’ve left them out. This article was more focused on the recent top names as well, so some of the rather established ones have been left out as well, and I might cover them in another article, if I feel like doing so :P.

For those who want a male version of this article though… don’t keep your hopes up. I have a few male seiyuus I love of course, but I’m not sure if there’s enough for me to write out an article like this.

52 Comments

  1. tj han Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    Your list sucks!!! My list is better. Just you wait.

  2. ik Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 9:08 pm

    !!!

    no Paku Romi?!

  3. igro Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

    Heh, thanks for including Megumi Hayashibara, when I first ‘discovered’ that Rei’s seiyuu = Lina’s Inverse/Fay Valentine seiyuu I was like :O

    IMO, Rie Kugimiya should try to do sth diffrent than voice another tsundere, because latly tsundere character = Rie Kugimiya and such categorization is never a good thing.

    And Yui Horie… :3 for Honda Tohru.

  4. Kabitzin Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

    Wow, I didn’t realize Rie Kugimiya did Al’s voice. Was she both tin bucket Al and human Al?

  5. Warpshadow Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    I would put Aya Hisakawa up there myself

  6. Tabi Karasu Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

    AWESOME!!!!

    I love Inoue Kikuko

  7. aeriolewinters Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    no rie tanaka??? suigintou will have a word with you…

  8. lanie-emon Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    Nice list kurogane. For me, Noto Mamiko is the best..Who could’t remember her portrayal in school rumble and ichigo 100% ? Mooeee all the way. Her role in full metal panic is not bad either.

  9. Zeroblade Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

    Interesting list; I kinda feel bad that I didn’t know about three of them though.

  10. Stripey Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    Good list. :) I’d add Kuwashima Houko though.

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  12. jacobian Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

    I’m fairly certain that Yui Horie’s breakout role was Multi, from To Heart. You also missed out Sawachika Eri from that list of notables.

    That’s a pretty good list, but Noto Mamiko puts me to sleep.

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 12:07 am

    tj_han: Yeah, whatever.

    Kabitzin: Yes she did.

    jacobian: Personally, I felt Narusegawa was the real role that made her famous. I really haven’t watched TH yet, as I keep falling asleep halfway, so in my personal opinion, Naru was the breakout role. Well, I might be a bit biased though in that way.

    As for the rest of the “I would put xxx in this list myself”, again, I reiterate this is a list based on my personal judgement. If you don’t like it or want to expose some other names, feel free to do your own list like tj has done. Interestingly, Paku Romi was in my initial list but I replaced it with Kugimin. As for Kuwashima Houko, I’m not a fanboy of hers yet and Aya Hisakawa, to me, hasn’t really done much major work these days apart from Skuld, so I replaced her with Aya Hirano.

  14. jacobian Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 1:24 am

    I think we’re aware of that. The comments are just the opinions of the opinions, after all. ;)

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  16. T_I Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 3:38 am

    needs more Kana Ueda

  17. love Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 4:26 am

    well, I thought it was both an interesting and informative list. I knew a few of the names but I’m rubbish at remembering character names let alone seiyuus, so I’m afraid for me I’ll always remember voices in terms of notable characters. Or maybe it just means I’m not really a proper otaku (which to be fair, I’m kind of not) >_>

  18. Rift Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 4:50 am

    Any seiyuu list that doesn’t mention Wakamoto Norio faaaaaaiiiiiiils!

    …okay, I realize he’s a guy, and these are the top ten female seiyuu, but…

    Still! Faaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiils.

    Such is his greatness.

    Also, where’s the love for Kotono Mitsuishi? I suppose she’s not as big a name anymore, but you’d think the voice actress of Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon) and Misato Katsuragi (NGE) would have some street cred…

    But more seriously, I pretty much agree with this list completely – there are some seiyuu I’d agree deserve to be in the top 10 more, but these 10 are definitely prolific.

  19. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 4:53 am

    Oh, don’t worry, I’m saving up Norio Wakamoto for the male version of this list… just need to think of three more to complete it.

  20. Rift Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 5:05 am

    Good man. Norio, more than any other seiyuu I can think of, has the most distinctive and memorable voice I think I’ve ever heard in my life.

  21. Link Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 6:08 am

    You missed Chiwa Saito, Mizuki Nana, Kana Ueda, and Aya Hisakawa. Otherwise, decent list (props for putting Mamiko high up there), though Rie Kugimiya is very overrated. She’s only so popular because she usually plays a moe niche.

    Do I win a prize for easily being able to point out that Kugimiya plays Arisa and Shana, which is what the crossover is in that image? ;)

  22. Link Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 6:10 am

    Oh, I know that Maaya Sakamoto isn’t the best voice actress ever, but I always enjoy her roles for her uniqueness.

  23. Syaoran Li Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 6:41 am

    We both think the same way Kurogane-sensei

    Ayako Kawasumi is my favorite seryuu ever. It was thanks to her that my senses to recognize who was behind the characters begun to rise up. If I remember correctly, my first Ayako Kawasumi series was MahoroMatic (good times, the best of my life), and then This Ugly and Beautiful World, maybe the series wasn’t as good as MahoroMatic, but Ayako’s roll as Hikari was superb. After that I have the chance to see many series with her in the main cast or she being the main lead. Lafiel, Mahoro, Hikari, Saber and Shizuma are my favorite rolls of her. This spring season she only got the main lead in Monster Princess (as cold as Lafiel at the beginning of Crest of the Stars). I know for sure she will be one of the greatest in the future.

    You made a good choice between new and experienced people. You know, we have almost the same tastes with female seryuu. Maybe the one you left behind that I would pick in my top 10 was Shimizu Ai. You can say she’s the soul mate of Mai Nakahara (seven series together and 3 or 4 of them in the main roles). She can make me shiver with her characters on screen. The last one in D-Gray Man (you can count sola too).

    For male seryuu, there’s no other choice my friend… Tomokazu Seki is the leader of generation X speaking of male seryuu.

  24. Demon Eyes Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 7:38 am

    I vote for Ai Shimizu to be in there too…

    I love her voice and it is one that I recognize instantly like Mai’s…

    Soul mates indeed…

  25. Ravage Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 8:20 am

    I can pretty much find myself in this list, though Noto Mamiko remains my favorite seiyuu.

    I don’t care much for Kugimiya Rie’s tsundere voice(does she even do other roles the past seasons? ;) ), but seeing as she voiced my favorite anime character(Imai Hotaru from Gakuen Alice) I’ll forgive her. ;)

  26. deftoned Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 9:31 am

    I don’t think Hirano Aya, Kugimiya Rie , or Shizuka Itou belongs on that list… yet. Hirano Aya may have been Haruhi, but other than that, her track record isn’t all that great. She has been good, but other than Haruhi, I haven’t really been that blown away by her. She has a very good range and she can sing, but I haven’t really heard her express emotion in a convincing way. Most of the time is sounds overly dramatic, which many times makes it sound force (Manabi Straight, Death Note). Kugimiya Rie has one type of voice. She’s well known right now, but she hasn’t really displayed anything that would make me want to put her in a “best” list. She can’t sing all that well and so far, she’s pretty typecasted. I remember hearing her way back in 2001 with Hand Maid May, and she hasn’t changed all that much. A tad better, but still same tiny voice. As for Shizuka Itou, she has a great voice, but like Kugimiya Rie, she hasn’t demonstrated that she’s better than a bit above average. This season especially, she seems to be in everything, but I haven’t heard her in a role that really impressed me. So far it’s be Pumpkin Scissors, but that’s it. El Cazador, To Heart 2, Starship Operators, I”s Pure, Shana, Hayate… all pretty average. All three are good seiyuus, but right now, they’re POPULAR PICKS. I do hope they reach “greatness” level, especially Shizuka Itou, but they’re not their yet.

    Someone who NEVER get recognition that fully deserves it would be Kuwashima Houko. Now THAT is range. Not to mention she’s voices emotions of all sorts. She can voice men and women. She can sing. The problem is always that she stars in series that tend to be underrated or she plays characters that play second fiddle to others. She been in Azumanga Daioh, Gundam Seed (played TWO different characters), Chobits, Nadesico (debut), Infinate Ryvius, Simoun, Rahxephon, Noir, Madlax,Claymore, and she’ll be in Clannad.

    Another seiyuu that gets forgotten a lot is Mitsuishi Kotono. Whether or not one finds her voice annoying shouldn’t matter. She’s been in everything, she’s got range, she’s a decent singer, and she expresses emotion very well. She’s an older seiyuu, but she got started about the same time as Hayashibara Megumi and Kikuko Inoue. Her track record is ridiculously long and decorated. Sailormoon, Flame of Recca, Maze, Evangelion, Those Who Hunt Elves, Gundam Seed, Excel Saga, and many many others.

    And how could you forget Hisakawa Aya? Like Kikuko Inoue, Mitsuishi Kotono, and Hayashibara Megumi, she’s been in everything, and she got started around the same time as them. Now here is a seiyuu who doesn’t have the widest range, but has managed to extend it enough to be able to do any role. Men, women, boys, girls, angry, sad, cute, ditsy, normal, etc. She can sing. She can take a lead role, she can take a secondary role, she can do 1 line. I would undoubtably say Hisakawa Aya is my favorite seiyuu of all times. She been in Card Captor Sakura, Sailormoon, Fruits Baskets, Ah My Goddess, Air, Claymore, Trigun, Karin, Nanoha, Tenjho Tenge, Azumanga Daioh, Bleach, and Utena.

    Tanaka Rie is another seiyuu that people seem to forget about. I’d put her well ahead of Tamura Yukari.

  27. sinistral Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    While I know all 10 seiyuus on the list, Hayashibara Megumi isn’t really that active nowadays, so I’ll gladly replace her with my Mizuki Nana.

    This is such a great list. I feel proud knowing all these seiyuus lol.

  28. Haesslich Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 10:25 am

    Well, Kikuko Inoue, I would argue, doesn’t have a very BIG range – but the roles she gets, well… she’s usually VERY well suited to them. You listen to her, and you know it’s her; she’s very distinct, and her roles tend to be fairly similar… but the ‘gentleness’ you hear in them tends to melt her fans.

    I quietly worship at her shrine, even as I visit Tanaka Rie’s website everyday; that’s another underappreciated voice, IMO – she has quite a bit of range, and more so than Kikoku Inoue, and usually hits gold in most of her roles when you need a certain type of voice. You want a crazy? She has it. You want an earthier, womanly voice? She has that too. You want a gentle meido? You got it.

  29. abao Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    Yay! Shakugan no Arisa!

  30. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

    Ai Shimizu…. I was tempted to put her on too… I should have made this list number 25 instead.

    Anyways, these 10 choices aren’t exactly my personal “Top 10″ really. I made this list with the intention of revealing some of the more famous names recently. I guess I’ll be making another personal list with the rest of my favorites tacked on, but that would be a long list.

  31. deftoned Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    @sinistral: As much as I worship Mizuki Nana, as a seiyuu she’s pretty average. Nothing too memorable. Her music is damn awesome and loaded with energy, but voice work is on the average side. My personal favorite role that she’s done would probably be Tsuyokiss, which isn’t saying too much. Fate is too quite and reserved, so you can’t really tell much there. However, that being said though, I will watch pretty much anything she has a role in. ;) I’m actually curious to see what she does in future episodes of Darker Than Black.

  32. Anonymous Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

    Fuck you for no Suigintou.

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    June 8, 2007 @ 1:52 am

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  34. Omonomono Said,

    June 8, 2007 @ 7:13 am

    Top 10 Seiyuu I Feel Like Talking About…

    Fun stuff.
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  35. sagematt Said,

    June 8, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    I find your lack of Yuu Asakawa disturbing.

  36. Matrim Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    Man, I could have written deftoned’s long post almost word for word, I agree with so many of the things said in it. Mostly with the notion that Hirano Aya and Kugimiya Rie cannot hold a candle to Kuwashima Houko, Mitsuishi Kotono or Hisakawa Aya. A Top 10 list without any of these three and also without Tanaka Rie is positively weird, IMHO. I like Itou Shizuka a lot but I can’t figure out how she should be included in the list of saiyuus every otaku should know while Tanaka Rie who is a more talented seiyuu and with more famous roles gets excluded.

    Anyway, enough bitching. I realised I knew quite well all the seiyuus in the Top 10…so your list coudln’t be too far from the truth as they are prolific, indeed.

  37. aeriolewinters Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

    @Matrim: The reason: The Lacus Clyne Hate…

  38. Akai no Tsuki Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    Wheres Ootani Ikue? The one that did Pikachu and Chopper(one piece)!!!! Her voice is just sooo easy to recognise!

  39. j1m0ne's blog Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

    Favourite Seiyuu??? Part 1: Female…

    Woah, top 10 seiyuu lists ^^;; I always go on and on about seiyuu but not so much about anime becos well….I’m a sad fool? Some ppl are idol otakus, others prefer cosplay; me – I’m a seiyuu ota….

  40. Matrim Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    @aeriolewinters: I don’t like Lacus myself but this seems like a rather silly reason not to rate Tanaka Rie.

  41. TheBigN Said,

    June 10, 2007 @ 6:10 am

    I’m kinda surprised I see no mention of Nodame from Nodame Cantabile as one of Ayako Kawasumi’s roles~

  42. ^w^ Said,

    June 12, 2007 @ 7:48 am

    I don’t get it… what’s the joke?

  43. astrobunny Said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    Me neither. is it because its Fate?

  44. exkutkm Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 10:05 am

    It’s Alisa Bannings from Nanoha cosplaying as Shana. Both have the same seiyuu; Rie Kugimiya.

  45. Fujii_Itsuki Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 11:58 pm

    Speaking of seiyuus. I’ve recently downloaded a bunch of drama cds. Quite a few famous names were involved. One of my favourite was Onna Ookami in the Haru, Natsu, Aki, Fuyu cd. Kawasumi Ayako plays the title role while the ‘victim’ in this case was played by Mamiko Noto. *imagination goes wild* Heheh, yuri-ness. The other tracks has Tamura Yukari, Shintani Ryoko and Kawakami Tomoko. http://akayuuki.blogspot.com/2007/04/drama-cd-haru-natsu-aki-fuyu-limited.html

  46. machan Said,

    June 20, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

    hm…I now feel like one of the few people who really like Ogata Megumi…but I do recognize those seiyuus, so I guess it’s a good list? :P

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  48. harlequinezra Said,

    July 5, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

    no tomoko kawakami… that girl really did a lot and very versatile (from uthena, soifon, ai mori, rosette….) and satsuki yukino (chidori, yoruichi…)

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  50. R@yvien Said,

    April 19, 2008 @ 11:12 am

    Hirano-san always the best you know!
    My favorite seiyuu of all time…
    I suggest you all should buy/dowload the Lucky Star Character Songs Vol. 001-Izumi Konata

  51. sapilaut Said,

    May 4, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

    somehow i tend to compare Inoue Kikuko & Hisakawa Aya, also Kawasumi ayako & Kawakami Tomoko… I wonder why?

    Anyway, not a bad list, really :), just, i wonder if Chihara Minori is good enough to be on the list. Her voice is well… Unique XD

  52. Nakoruru Said,

    May 10, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    Good list. I would put Mizuki Nana up there as well.

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