Asian Imports

 
Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine books in a Very Good+ clothbound traycase (the front of the box has a short tear in the cloth, general mild shelfwear), Japan, DigiCube Publishing, 2002, 1st, 4-925075-89-6, 12.75 inches, 12.25 inches, 704 pages, over 700 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Japanese

This is the original Japanese edition from 2002! This comprehensive collection features over 700 mammoth pages of paintings and sketches that Amano did...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine, Ten Production, Japan, 1990, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 24 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Mono 3 is a collection of ink drawings by Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. 23 black and white illustrations on color...

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Heaven Departed
  $75.00
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Marshall Arisman, VG+, Arisman, Marshall, Tokyo Designer School, 1989, 1st, wraps, Japanese, English

A series of dark paintings musing on the Pandora's box of nuclear weapons.

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Sanchez Abuli, Jordi Bernet, Abuli, Sanchez, Bernet, Jordi, Very Good+ (cover lightly rubbed, dent in back cover, corners sharp), Grenoble, Comics USA, 1988, 9782876950542, 2876950545, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The violent and gritty adventures of the mafia hitman Torpedo in the Great Depression. In French. This book is from the estate of Dave Stevens...

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Roy Besser
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Very Good+, Roy Besser, Besser, Roy, 1990, 1st, 10 inches, 7 inches, 48 pages, 42 color illustrations, Softcover, embossed wraps, Japanese, English

This is a Japanese gallery exhibition catalog from 1990 of the popular commercial illustrator's work. The majority of the pieces appear to be original works...

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Fish Wang, Fish Wang, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine/Very Fine, Woo Woo, Taiwan, 2015, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 148 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

148 pages of comics by Taiwanese comics artist Fish Wang. Five stories. The text is all in Chinese, so I don't know what is going on. But the art is very...

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The Art of Daxiong Collection
  $45.00
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Fine/Fine, Daxiong Guo, Guo, Daxiong, Flag Studios, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

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Gantz/Osaka 2
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Fine/Fine, Oku Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Oku, Shueisha, 2010, 9784087823547, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. The series is known for its graphic violence, sex, and action. The series has sold...

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Zero: Art of Zero
  $28.00
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Lee Young Hoon, Ehoto, Rainman Page, Kim Jin Hoon, Hoon, Ehoto, Rainman Page, Kim Jin Hoon, Lee Young, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket as issued in original shrinkwrap, AWBooks, Seoul, 2016, 9791187328001, 12 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Amazing concept art including character, vehicle and weapon designs, background paintings, and storyboards. These four concept artists Ehoto, Rainman, Lee...

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Huang-Jia Wei, Huang-Jia Wei, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with bellyband as issued in original shrinkwrap, AWBooks, Seoul, 2013, 9788996755135, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

This two book set collects works by Chinese comic artist Huang Jia Wei from the years 2009-2013. During this time, Huang Jia Wei illustrated his first...

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James Jean, Jean, James, Very Fine/Very Fine, Tokyo, PIE International, 2015, 1st, 978-4756247131, 12 inches, 9 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Once I held this huge art book in my hands, I realized what a great value it was. From the publisher: Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the...

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Izumo Jyuki, Jyuki, Izumo, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Japan, 2006, 2nd, 4-7577-2735-6, 8.25 inches, 11.75 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

Out of print. If you love mecha robots, then this book is for you! Izumo Jyuki was a designer for the Steel Battalion game as is evident from every...

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Oga Kazuo Art Collection
  $35.00
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Oga Kazuo, Kazuo, Oga, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge, otherwise only mild wear), Tokyo, 1996, 1st, 9784198605261, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 104 pages, Over 200 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The first of two volumes of animation background paintings and drawings by Oga Kazuo, an art director and background artist best known for his work with...

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Very Fine in Very Fine box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2011, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his massive self-published sketchbook that everyone has been talking about. You...

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Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2013, 9788995973226, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean, English

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up primarily of drawings and sketches....

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Omphalos
  $120.00
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Kim Jung-Gi , Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Superani, Seoul, 2015, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 336 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up of drawings and sketches of the...

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Shinji Kimura, Kimura, Shinji, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine obi band (mild shelfwear), Japan, Beyond C., 2006, 7.4 inches, 10.4 inches, 208+296 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, Japanese

Tekkon Kinkreet is a 2006 feature-length Japanese anime film adapted from "Black and White". Art director of the movie is Shinji Kimura. This book is a...

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Hiyoko Voice
  $35.00
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Hiyoko Kobayashi, Kobayashi, Hiyoko, Very Fine/Very Fine, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2000, 978-4063351101, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 118 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Japanese good girl art of the highest order. Color illustrations and comics featuring luscious, beautiful girls with big eyes. "Hiyoko Kobayashi is...

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Vision: Kurtz & Friends
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Very Fine, Bob Kurtz, Kurtz, Bob, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1980, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 84 pages, Over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

"Special Issue on the Work of Kurtz & Friends." Kurtz commercial animation company created the ubiquitous Chevron Oil dinosaur spots of the seventies...

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Kusanagi #1
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, Kyoto, 2006, 978-4838103713, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 120 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for feature films, television, and...

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Kusanagi #2
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, Kyoto, 2007, 978-4838103812, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for feature films, television,...

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Kusanagi #3
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, Kyoto, 2008, 978-4838103898, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for video games.

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Kusanagi #4
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Kyoto, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, 2008, 1st, 978-4838103959, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for video games: Final Fantasy VII...

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Kusanagi #5
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Kyoto, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, 2008, 1st, 978-4838104031, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for video games, including: Final...

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Vision: Birney Lettick
  $175.00
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Birney Lettick, NF (light shelfwear), Lettick, Birney, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1987, 1st, wraps, English, Japanese

This "Birney Lettick Special Issue" is the most extensive collection of this movie poster illustrator and magazine cover artist's work. It includes over 200...

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Vision: Birney Lettick
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Birney Lettick, NF (mild shelfwear), Lettick, Birney, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1987, 1st, wraps, English, Japanese

This "Birney Lettick Special Issue" is the most extensive collection of this movie poster illustrator and magazine cover artist's work. It includes over...

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A China Chronicle
  $400.00
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Zeng Li, Li, Zeng, Fine in Fine cardboard box, Hong Kong, MCCM Creations, 2006, 1st, 9-889926-64-4, 12.7 inches, 19 inches, 236 pages, 150 color photographs, Hardcover, cloth

A deluxe large format collection of stark photographs of China's dilapidated villages, cramped urban cities and massive industrial factories telling a story...

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Calvin Liang, Liang, Calvin, Very Good+ (upper corner bumped, lower corners lightly shelfrubbed, binding tight, flat, clean), Tianjin, Tianjin People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 2006, 1st, 978-7530532140, 15 inches, 10.25 inches, 84 pages, 100 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

An art book devoted to the paintings of one-time Disney artist Calvin Liang. A long biographical essay and 89 color reproductions. All the text is in...

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God (Japanese edition)
  $75.00
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VG+ (two bottom corners bumped otherwise Fine), Peter Max, Max, Peter, Hayakawa Shobo, 1970, 1st thus, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. With the words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas. Text in English and Japanese.

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Near Fine/Near Fine, Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Oblagon, 2001, 1st thus, 4048533886, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

This precursor to the recent Sentury II (2011) covers Mead's career up through 2001 in these six areas: industrial design, entertainment design, motion...

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Kazutaka Miyatake, Miyatake, Kazutaka, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Japan, Movic, 2005, 1st, 9784896016291, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 114 pages, over 500 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

This art book collects Kazutaka Miyatake's design files from Macross and Orguss. Includes finished designs and diagrams as well as sketches. A great...

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Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Hayao, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise only light shelfwear), Japan, Dainippon Kaiga, 1997, 2nd, 9784499226776, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 128 pages, color, softcover, wraps, Japanese

This volume collects thirteen short comic stories by Miyazaki originally published in Model Graphix (a Japanese magazine for plastic model enthusiasts)...


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Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Hayao, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Near Fine slipcase, Japan, Studio Ghibli, 2001, 1st, 4198614393, 8.75 inches, 6.5 inches, 648 pages, two-color illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

The original storyboards by Hayao Miyazaki. Over 3000 storyboard frames. Text in Japanese.


The Art of Spirited Away
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Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Hayao, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Japan, 2001, 2nd, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 240 pages, 1000s of color illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Preproduction art, character designs, backgrounds, frames. Some text in English including the introduction by Miyazaki. Most text in Japanese.

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Very Fine/Near Fine with Near Fine obi (a few light edge nicks), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Jodorowsky, Alejandro, Moebius (Jean Giraud), ShoPro Books, 2011, 9784796870832, Hardcover, boards, Japanese

The Japanese-language hardcover edition of The Incal: Classic Collection. With these extras only in the Japanese edition: an Introduction by Kosei Ono;...

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Koji Morimoto, Morimoto, Koji, Fine in Fine dustjacket in Fine obi band, Naomichi Doi, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 264 pages, color, softcover, wraps

Koji Morimoto is a Japanese animator, designer & director. This is a phonebook-sized collection of artwork. Concludes with a Curriculum Vitae and a...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Herve Morvan, Morvan, Herve, PIE, 2011, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A collection of Hervé Morvan—colorful, cute and adorable characters. Hervé Morvan (1917–1980) is a great...

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Very Fine in a Fine box, Range Murata, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2000, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This is the half-size reprint of the full-size first edition published in 1997 (both long sold-out) of Range Murata's first professionally published...

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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in a Fine box, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2003, 1st, custom binder, Japanese

Range Murata's second professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 2003. (It was reprinted in a revised,...

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Like A Balance Life
  $450.00
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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Near Fine box (mild crease to the top of the box lid), Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 1997, 1st, wraps, Japanese

Range Murata's first professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 1997. (It was reprinted in a half-size...

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Fine/Fine, Yoshitomo Nara, Nara, Yoshitomo, Little More, 2001, 1st, Softcover, color illustrations

The original Japanese edition published by Little More, July 2001. Cardstock stiff covers with rounded corners. Contains page after page of colour drawings,...

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Chameleon
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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Very Fine/Near Fine (slightest rubbing to dustjacket otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Tokyo, Graphic-Sha, 2000, 1st, 978-4766111415, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The book contains page after page of color illustrations of female human/creature character designs along with his annotations including the amount of time...

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Fine in near fine dust jacket, Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1994, 2nd Edition, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese, English

"2 & 3 Dimensional Works: Original Demons & Monsters." 3D Works: sculptures, models, and design drawings for Phantom Core #1 and #2 as well as...

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Doesn't
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Near Fine (slightest rubbing to one corner otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, WaniMagazine, 2003, 1st, 4898298885, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 154 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

Original comics and newly painted sculptures and illustrations by Nirasawa.A collection of ten comic stories (1994-1997), color photographs of sculptures,...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, A presentation copy inscribed and with a drawing by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book creator., NF/NF with NF bellyband (light shelf wear, tight, flat), Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1998, 2nd, Japanese

An incredible association copy of Nirasawa's third art book. A presentation copy inscribed by Nirasawa in silver ink to comic book creator Mike...

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Noriyoshi Ohrai: Illustration
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Noriyoshi Ohrai, Ohrai, Noriyoshi, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild shelfwear), Japan, 1980, 1st, 9784194021164, 4194021169, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese


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Osamu Tezuka Exhibition
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Tezuka Osamu, Osamu, Tezuka, Near Fine (light shelf wear), National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1990, 1st, 13.5 inches, 10 inches, 350 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, hardcover, color wraps

A massive illustrated catalogue for a museum exhibition devoted to the work of Osamu Tezuka. Essays are in both Japanese and English.

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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine in Near Fine printed plastic sleeve, Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st, 063050041, 11.5 inches, 11.25 inches, 178 pages, Over 200 color and black and white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

A first printing of the first art book from the world famous Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) covering the years of 1971 to 1989! This book features examples from...

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