March 4, 2020

Free Talk: Kono Oto Tomare [Chapter 89 raws + partial translation of the cliffhanger + (pending) comments]


The raws are out in baidu. Let’s just wait for the English scanlations. From the looks of it, Tokize has won Tsukaji’s heart.

Of course, the most fun part is at the end. ni820920 of baidu translated the lower page of 27 to the end in Chinese so here goes:


Satowa doesn’t want to put some melon[?] seeds on Chika’s hand. After some quarrel,
Chika: Could it that you’re angry that I pulled my hand away before?
Satowa: (blush) ...not...not at all.
Satowa goes out the room and Chika chases after her. Takezou and Hiro are watching them.
Chika: Hey, hey, aren’t you super angry?! By the way, it isn’t a big deal at all. Could it be that your hand is hurt at that time?
Satowa: No! Treating someone like germs, of course, I’ll avoid touching you!
Chika: When did I say that?!
Satowa: Didn’t you say that it is self-preservation/defensive instinct?
Chika: Yes, I did say that...
Satowa: See!
Chika: That...isn’t what I mean! It means that I’m preventing myself from making a move on you...
Pause.
Satowa: Huh?
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Hehe, yes, the author did insert something romantic for the main couple. ^^ I’ll talk more about this when the English scanlation is out. 

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 Well, Tsukaji finally learned what Takezou meant by 'a lot of practice'. I like their motto for practicing. Just because they might not be able to reach that level, they would still practice. Though, I guess it depends. 

Like, if you cannot really reach that level, why not do something else wherein one can excel at? Of course, that is different from 'love to do a certain thing that one isn't good at.' ^^;  For something more  realistic, what you love to do cannot earn you lots of money but the one you are good at can. 

What Takezou seems to be saying is even if things are difficult, they learn more from it than for things to be smooth sailing for them. Actually, it also made them closer and understand more of each other from the Michi and Natsu 'obstacles' earlier. 

They did record the ensemble and thanks to it being 'incomplete, they still have that edge. Though the others would know what would their piece be like. Hm...it's not like they'll change their current piece because of this taping, right? 

Whether that is the intention or not, Tsukaji has somehow inspired Chika/the others to perfect the piece in time for the Nationals. Now, would what happened at the end be part of the reason for it? Is this another 'obstacle' that will help them perfect the piece? I'm thinking if there will be some awkwardness later on...and probably teasing from the trio? Would Hiro help out, too? 

I'm still wondering if Hiro-Takezou will also have some progress. Somehow I'm imagining a confession after the Nationals. 😅 That is, if Hiro can indeed keep it a secret until after the competition in order not to be a distraction. But then, if there's progress with Satowa-Chika and it wasn't a distraction, she might also go for it. ^^

31 comments:

  1. I am screaming with joy, I want Satowa and Chika to be a couple and enter competitions as a duo:)

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    1. Hehe, does that mean that they will be a couple first before Takezou and Hiro? ^^

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    2. Oh god... I cannot believe Takezou and Hiro still haven't confessed to each other though. Every single time, I'm like "COME ON!!!!!!!!!"

      This month is full of massive cliffhangers-why-next-month-is-so-far-away chapters : skip beat and kono oto tomare

      that being said , I'm quite curious to see IF she is going to reply... so far, she has avoided this type of conversations. and worse if everybody comes out peeping around about the ruckus. I can easily picture in my head a page where everybody (all the group in different rooms) just blushes.

      Anyway, I re read the full 88 chapters over the weekend, and I wondered : do you think it's a coincidence that "tenkyuu" sounds like "thank you" (to be honest, I didn't go back to your summary of this chapter, so sorry if you or someone else mentioned it there)

      Also, i'm pretty sure they are going to understand that to make Ai sounds well, they need to face the feelings they hide inside themselves, that it’s a song about their story : how the club came together, how they are all friends, how “I” sometimes is several “I” put together and working how towards a common goal. Or something like that. ^^’ And just enjoy this opportunity to play all together for one last time.

      P.s : hello Kat ! I hope you are well. 

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    3. Well, Hiro is waiting for them to finish the competition since she feels that it will be a distraction. Takezou...he thinks that he is overthinking her reactions. 😅

      True.

      Haha, true. Will it lead to somewhere or it is just a tease? Or, a minor step? Rather, will there be a couple/s by the time they are competing in the Nationals?

      I don't think it is a coincidence. I think it is deliberate. Even the title of this current piece is read as 'Ai/I'. That is actually the Chinese pronunciation of Chika's name. 'Ai = love'.

      True.

      I'm doing well. Hope you are doing well ^^

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    4. that's true indeed. Maayyyybe... their solos will be full of their feelings towards each other AND they will finally understand without even speaking... Is it too much of a fairy tale type of confession? ah ah

      I hope it will lead to at least some conversation. Same as Skip Beat, I don't mind them not being together but at least being aware of their feelings towards each other before the nationals. However, if there are couples before the nationals, I don't really see the manga lasting long after that. The further it will go would probably be the graduation ceremony for Hiro and Takezou I would say. And a lovely last chapter with all of them a few years later when they are all at uni or at the wedding of one of them... What do you think?

      ohh, Ai = love in Chinese... Everything is linked. Cannot wait to see what the author has got in mind then.

      I'm good, bearing in mind the current situation. I hope likewise.

      Malou

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    5. Haha, maybe. I think that piece would aim more on 'friends' though it would be nice if there will be a bit of 'romance'. As they say, the piece is open for their own interpretation.

      True. But the uni and wedding, I'm not too sure. This is serialized in a shounen magazine so it might not go the usual shoujo route of wedding at the end.

      Yup ^^

      That's good ^^

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  2. Me too ! I am so excited ! Can't wait for next chapter !

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  3. yeah the ending of the chapter is just too much, do I always have to wait 30 more days !!!!
    glad to know how he saw something in tokoise's carefree(?) training and I was actullay shocked to see natsu leaving with everyone after the club that was interesting

    emmahoshi

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    1. Indeed, emmahoshi ^^

      Indeed.

      Is that so? I mean, did Natsu leave earlier before?

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  4. Hi Kat, really sorry I haven't been around much these past few months. Got sick, pc died, got sick again then the internet died and finally got sick one more, lol. Getting better though, just have to be more careful with this health of mine, it's trolling me like crazy ^^'

    As always, thanks a lot for the chapters/summaries. I caught up to it just now and ofc, am loving it. These kids are so precious, wish I had students like them, haha.

    Hope you're doing well, thanks again ^^

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    1. Ah, they're taking turns, Fê. ^^; Glad that you're back. As always, take care especially now with the virus spreading.

      True ^^

      I'm doing well, thanks ^^

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  5. Yup, they're taking turning and trolling me up real good, lol. Yea, since my immune system is one delicate flower in this ogre like being that I am, I have to take care especially now that my town already has some confirmed cases, though tbh I'm not too worried about it. I mean, yea it's dangerous and can be fatal, but more people die from common cold/fever or even heart attacks than from this virus, and well, just in my country alone more people passed from common diseases than the worldwide number infected - assuming the numbers are real.
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    I liked how Take said that each their circumstances also contribute to their own sound and experiences, that's very mature. And seems that the young ones are going to be a couple earlier than the older ones, ChikaxSato are in full throttle right now, even if it's not really their intentions, lol.
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    Good to know, thanks again ^^

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    1. True. I guess it is more of a problem for those with weak health/immune system. Here, we're not really sure. Before, when it just started, we got some cases since a lot of Chinese esp. from Wuhan are going in our country. Then, suddenly, there is no more. It is back in the news after we learn that we are exporting it. Haha...exporting the virus from a country that supposedly has no cases.

      And, apparently, some politicians encountered someone that became positive. Not really sure how to feel about that...knowing our politicians here. ^^; Well, it can be their excuse for not going to work.

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      Yup. Though I'm not so sure if Chika can equate that to love since he seems clueless about romance stuff.

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      Anyway, I'm been catching up on some anime. What was the title that you mentioned to me before? ^^; I have watched Reincarnated to a Slime, Demon slayer, dr. stone, promised neverland, shield hero, fire force etc. I'm not too sure if I'll watch very long series like Hero Academia and Black Clover. I don't quite like the art of HA. ^^;

      I plan to stop reading Attack on Titan and just wait for the anime. Haha, shounen is really better in anime form. I tried reading some of the stuff in manga and decided, nah, just wait for the anime.

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      Take care ^^

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    2. Yea, I can't trust what the mass media says about it at all. I'm not saying there's no virus, but it's hard to take at face value all the info that's been spread, for such a mortal virus the death rate is too small to be a real threat, though the contagion rate is really high. And if we're on this, the ebola that surged up about 2/3 and still ongoing, mind you, killed a lot more people in it's early stage than now. The fear and panic around feel much more induced than real, which is kinda scary to think about. Anyhow, like we said, best thing is to take care and be careful.

      Ah yea, it seems that also happened here and people are even saying that the president has it - and due to that even Trump is testing because they were together recently, signing contracts and stuff. Kinda weird because the president said that the virus was a fantasy, now even his son is testing for it after a member of his party that was in the US had a positive diagnostic;
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      Yea, that's why I said it wasn't their intention, though one has to wonder if Chika's is that much of a "pure" boy, why he'd feel he has to keep his hand to himself in order not to be touching her all the time? He doesn't keep his hand around the boys, especially Kouta who's much more "touch happy" of the group. So he's aware of the opposite sex and seems to feel really attracted to her so that he has to force himself not to touch her? Though, like you said, kinda hard to imagine he's aware of being in love, lol.
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      Oh, so you watched Demon Slayer and Shield Hero - they were one of the few anime I recommended. What's your take on them? I still haven't encountered anyone who dislike them, especially Demon Slayer - though I haven't watched myself, I did read the manga sometime ago and thought it better to put on a hold and read more because it was too good to wait a whole week, maybe more, for a chapter ^^ Shield Hero had a somewhat divided opinion, mostly due to the fact that people who read the manga/light novel said that animation felt sub par, but those who watched didn't mind and went to read the manga afterwards due to curiosity and having liked the anime.

      Other ones I liked are not actually action oriented like those. Love is hard for otaku and Kaguya wants to be confessed are really good, especially Kaguya, which'll have a second season in april, irrc. They're love comedies though. The new Fate seems to be good enough - better than the last one at least. Kyoukou Suiri is an awesome manga, I don't know about the anime, haven't watched yet.

      I was going to ask if you been reading it, lol. I'm not liking tbh and feel things are being to contrived for some time now. And I can't bear the thought of Jean ending up with Mikasa, if that happens I'm gonna lose and flip everything so hard, lol.

      Though I'm more of a reading guy, I can agree with that, especially with action series. I still like to read to get a better feel and take my time looking at a scene/page and it's details that sometime are kinda rushed/non existent in anime due to it's fast pace, I can feel where you're coming from.

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    3. True, but then, any death is not good, right? Too lax, it spreads and the 'weak ones' suffer. If it is over the top, people panic like, it's just like a flu so why the lock down and stuff? Anyway, speaking of that, our government decided to do just that. It will happen on Sunday so everyone who wants out are currently leaving the city. If they got the virus, well, shrug....kinda defeats the purpose of the lockdown. And ya, it cause a lot of panic buying.

      Haha, well, ours threaten to slap that virus. 😅 He also threatened to pee on an exploding volcano this January. Top that. Anyway, they are exempted from the lockdown.

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      True. I'm thinking he is kind of puzzled why he acts that way...that clueless type of character.

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      Demon Slayer anime is really good especially that one fight scene. Amazing animation, music, etc. I heard that a lot of people went crazy over that one episode. A lot of elements are missing in the manga haha, especially the va. I can actually re-watch the villain scene wherein he trims down his posse. Those voice acting...😅

      Shield Hero...I'm with the negative review. It is the type that I'll watch once and no more. I didn't get into any of the characters. The lead is a bit too emo. It seems that he is kind of building a harem. The other heroes are lame. Still, I heard it secured its season 2 and 3.

      I haven't watched Love is hard. I watched a bit of Kaguya. Not my cup of tea either since it is too episodic and kind of repetitive. After some episodes, lol, I skipped to the ending. Fate...the babylonia one? I didn't watch after that last one with the lame lead who is kind of a dragon, iirc. I haven't watched Kyoukou Suiri yet.

      Haha, is that the direction lately? Hm...perhaps, I had enough of the bad art. hehe

      I guess it depends = good animation, music, va, etc. Kono Oto Tomare anime seems quite lacking. It made me wonder if it is because I already know the story. Since I'm a more visual person, I tend to read/watch whichever has the better art. 😅 Or perhaps, medium/execution? Like One Piece...the anime seems to be aimed for kids.

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    4. Wow, the more I hear about that guy/president, the more I fear he has a serious brain illness that's ailing him to no end without him being aware of it. Really, that's just too much. And how did it go that lockdown? I'm in the same opinion that it'd kill the purpose of it if you'd let anyone out for w/e reason before the date. Was there tumult/panic or was it surprisingly "normal"?

      I'm in the danger/risk zone myself, being old and having an already debilitated immune system, still, can't really buy this panic story people/media/govs are selling. I had known people and even family that wend down with a normal cold, wanted to make sure they didn't contracted and wanted to take the test, guess what? They didn't because doctors just sent them home without anything to even justify the day they had to spend at home due to the cold. There's no where taking tests here in my city, which is the biggest of the south/latin america. Now, one would wonder if the biggest city hasn't, who's to say that the smaller ones do? And it's still being aired that new cases are popping each day here, then again, how if one wants to take the test and they don't because doctors don't want to test them?
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      Yea, I get that. Speaking of which, that scene you're talking was propably inspired by an old animation of Street Fighter. Quite funny to see it again. Here it is, go to 3:30

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuB8fB_Cr40

      About Shield Hero, I do agree, I mean, the anime really didn't make that good of a job portraying the ambient/characterization. Though I can't really say much because I haven't read the whole novel nor I'm catch up to the manga, but up 'till the part I am, it's not really a harem. I can see why one'd say it is, though. And yea, the characters are not likable, I can say that I only like two or three out of the whole, and that's because the manga does a much better job portraying them.

      Wotakoi is really nice and light hearted read/watch, I'd say to give a try if you don't have anything else on your priority list, it's not bad, but you won't be saying wow, such nice anime, really epic or something on these lines, lol. About Kyoukou, I've only read the manga and that's really, really good. Haven't heard anything about the anime, I'm planning to binge it once all epis are done. Yea, seems this Fate is much better than the previous one, have seen only good comments about it.

      Regarding Kagayua, I get you. It really is episodic, but it does have an actual plot going on, though the anime hasn't caught up to it. The last two episodes and I guess the first two are the ones clearly connected, the others are really more sporadically;
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      I don't know, I guess it's both, lol? I'm really not digging Shingeki for quite a while now. Is it that bad? I was planning to watch KoT anime while I'm able/not too sick. I heard there'll be another season, do you know anything about it?

      Yea, I get that. I also enjoy things that are more "eye appealing", though if the ambient building is good, like first chapters of SnK or even Claymore/Berserk, I tend to stay for a while and see if it's worth the time. Nowadays I usually read the first five or so, if I like something but not that much, I bookmark and wait, otherwise, just move on. I wouldn't have read Hunter x Hunter nor One Piece if it wasn't for bets that I lost, glad I did though, lol.

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    5. Well, it is believed that he is sick and on drugs for whatever ailment he has. He admitted [if it is the truth] that he takes fentanyl for pain killer and marijuana to sleep. Most of the time, he disappears especially during weekend.

      Now, we are in a total lockdown = home quarantine until Holy Week unless revised. It was implemented just one day after the disastrous experiment wherein everyone are crowding in checkpoints. It is for a month. The thing is, it was so sudden that a lot of people were stranded. They are all in the border and couldn't cross because of the sudden lockdown mentioned at around 8pm though there are already rumors at around 4pm.

      Everyone is stressed of course. I guess the biggest worry is about the poor since they only earn enough for the day. They are even arresting the homeless for not going home. It doesn't help that the rich are stressing about eating canned goods and cursing the poor for wanting to go out to earn money to eat. I think that if the government doesn't provide for them soon, they might raid the supermarkets/riots.

      Here, it is the same. They confirm that they are positive after the patients are dead. There are those who are suspected to have it but well, they're already dead. We have limited test kits. So, they have a priority system like if only you have symptoms and in contact with someone who has it/been to a country where there are many infected.

      Now, the problem with this is, some politicians are saying that they got tested even if they have no symptoms. A certain politician even got tested twice just to be sure. So, they pretty much broke their priority system. Basically, the rich especially politicians are getting themselves tested even if they have no symptoms. That politician turned out to be positive. So people say, lucky him, get to be tested even if he has no symptoms.

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      Hehe, I seen that before. I actually don't like it for some reason. Iirc, Chun Li wasn't on the scene again after that. But then, I'm not that into SF since I'm not into buff characters. ^^;

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      I say that it is a harem since he is only surrounded/his team is composed by girls who seem in one way or another competing for his attention. Okay, two of them are. The princess slightly though probably tsundere type.

      Okay, I'll check those out later on. I'm currently finishing Bungo Stray Dogs anime. I've check out Plunderer. Managed to watch only 2 episodes and dropped it. They say that the manga is better. Do you know about this series? I plan to check out ID:Invaded. Haha, obviously, I'm into action-adventure lately.

      Darwin's game is just okay. I think Mirai Nikki is a bit more fun. Lol, I have also watched Train to Busan. Plan to watch Kingdom for some reason even as I mentioned to you before, I hate zombies since they are ugly. I'll just squint my eyes to not clearly see them. 😅

      Haha...those are pretty much the ones I watched. First 2-4? then last two.

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      Not really. The colors are kind of pale/pastel-ish which I don't like. The art is better in the manga. It is like 'going through' the events. As I mentioned, I don't know if it is because I already know the story so I feel something is off. But then, I tend to think that way if the manga art is better than the anime. And, the execution isn't, how can I say it, engaging?

      I don't know if there will be another season. I'm not sure if there is enough material yet. Or rather, good point to end the anime.

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      Same here. If it is finished, just skip to the end part. 😅 I didn't read HxH...I watched the anime. For One Piece, I watch both anime and manga but later on, manga only because something is 'off' with the anime like aimed at kids, too many 'review' of previous episodes.

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    6. Is weed legal there? At least for medicine purposes? For the maximum authority - supposedly - to admit using, I'd think so. The funny part, he talks a lot about drugs, right?

      We're in quarantine here too, not a complete shut down, thankfully, but people are really scared and panicking. As I said before, I'm much more concerned about them, the sick people, then the disease. And I have to take another exam besides having to renew the sick leave. Wonder how I'd do that with everything shut, even the school/work...

      And what you said about rich/poor/politicians are exactly what's happening here, too. Like I said back in the day, our countries really do look like long lost brothers, for worse, unfortunately. Did they set a date to try to have things normalized yet? Here it's about mid/late april to may.
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      You did? The anime itself or only the scene in question due to Demon Slayer? I really like SF, my yt channel it's been about it for some time now, though I do have more games there, SF is just too much, lol.
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      Yea, I can see why one'd say it's a harem. I'd say somethings later on and almost spoiled you, lol. ^^' If you want, I could tell you the bits I know.
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      If you didn't really like the part you've seen, I'd say not to bother with the rest. I really like the manga, liked the anime too, found the va's quite funny, though, I didn't feel the same "groove", lol.
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      I haven't watched those. I have heard of, but sorry, don't know anything about any of them. The summaries didn't make me interested. I know of Kingdom, they say it's really good, though I haven't read/watched it. Hahaha, as I was reading my mind was lie: wait, isn't she bad with horror/creepy/gross/zombies stuff? Then you said you'd just squint and I laughed, lol.
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      I see. Well, I'll watch a couple of epis soon, then I get back to you later with what I think of it. Are the songs good at least?
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      HxH is really good, I didn't want to give a try because the protagonists were kids and I'm not really found of it, especially after Naruto, lol. But it gets a lot better later on and the writing too, I wouldn't ask you to read because the art really gets messy/sloppy sometimes, so just stick with the anime, lol. Yea, I don't like OP's anime, the manga is okay.

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    7. Nope. They won't approve the law for it. Let's just say, it is okay if he/rich use it, but for poor, you get arrested or shot dead by police with the alibi of fighting back/vigilante groups.

      Ya, that's the problem here now. They shut down the mass transport. So, how can those who are sick who needs dialysis, chemo, etc go to the hospital for their treatment? The government bus would only serve that health workers and they are very limited. And, what's their solution for those people, walk.

      I heard stories that some died due to their illness rather than the virus. Maybe later on, it will be either die from starvation or virus if the govt doesn't do anything about feeding the poor ones.

      Some local govt tried to use other means of transpo but the national govt threaten them not to go beyond their [low] standard and don't overdo it or else, we'll punish you. Some local govt even got covid test kits with the help of private companies. The national govt are saying no, get approval from us. Basically, some local govt are going a lot better than the national govt.

      Schoolwork...school is still open there?

      The date set is April 12 - Easter Sunday. After a week, it is already chaotic. They keep changing the rules. Now, they want more powers. So, nothing is set in stone.

      Want to hear something amusing? Some people here love to name their children based on what's happening in the country. Right now, they are naming babies, covid. One boy is named Covid Bryant. =P

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      No, no, I mean, SF. That scene wherein Chunli had a hard time and perhaps, the fanservice because after that, iirc, Chunli didn't show up anymore.

      Demon Slayer is better in anime than manga based on drawings. Basically, the execution is really amazing. After all, it is ufotable. I heard that it surpassed One Piece in sales.

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      You mean, there's a purpose for the harem? Hm...maybe not. Thanks anyway. Just tell me if it gets better later on. ^^

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      If you didn't really like the part you've seen -? This is Kono Oto Tomare or Shield Hero?

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      Haha, ya, sometimes the summaries doesn't make me feel interested with them either. I'm going with watch a couple of episodes to see if I like it or not. At least, I can see if I'll like the op/end songs =P

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      I've finished it. It's good. The zombies aren't that scary...seems like black skinned people running around with bloodied clothes. ^^; And yes, squinting does help like I don't stare at the zombies. The political drama [/power struggle] is good with rich/royalty vs poor and starve or be infected/become zombie. There is a bit of mystery too like where it come from and how to cure. Each season is just 6 episodes. Currently 2 seasons and I heard it will end at 3-4 seasons.

      Hm...though I managed to guess how some scenes will turn out. The cliffhangers are good. And, well, the cinematography is also good giving it a epic feel. I guess perhaps like GOT though I didn't watch that one.

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      KOT? Not really. I didn't get into it = op/end. If you mean the pieces they played in koto, hm...pretty much like classical stuff.

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      I watched the old version. Then, continue with the new version where the old version left of...the insects was it? Anyway, it was okay though not really the type I'll watch again.

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    8. I see, as always the poor/weak get the worst of it. So it's not even allowed for "medical" use, but he still says he uses anyway... I don't have words.

      Here it's not a complete shutdown yet, but everything is considerably less. People even when on a frenzy to buy a medicine that supposedly works on the virus, though it wasn't really tested nor had any real precaution against it - just made people that really need not have it anymore.

      I had to go to the doctor today and get my sick leave renewed, while I was on the way I haven't seen a single public transport, but I did see people waiting at bus stops so I gathered there're still some circulating for now;

      Really, they say just walk because it's not them. Also have no words for that, I get mad just thinking about it.
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      No, no. Though I'm on sick leave for quite a while - because they don't want to spend money on my surgery - I still work at a public school. They're not open, but areas like administrative/secretary are still functioning, so I was worried at how I'd get it done since I'd still need in order to get paid half the salary. Thing is, the public doctors of the state from which I work for are not working at all, so I still don't know how it'd be done if at all.

      Wow, that's some new level of trolling/being light hearted enough to joke about it. While I'm against all the panic and complete shutdown, I couldn't do that. Poor kid, that's not a good name at all ^^'
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      Ah I see. I don't remember either if she had a more important scene after that, she does show up and all, but important role? I don't know.

      Ufotable rarely does bad animations, interesting enough, they were only created because the Fate series up until then were really bad adapted, lol. Now I'll have to decide which one I watch first, KoT or DS, guess I'll try DS since I've stopped for so long.
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      It does get better, but as far as I went, there's not really a harem and there's betrayal/deceiving along the road by some of the party members.

      Oh, I meant Kaguya. If you didn't really like what you've seen so far, I don't think it'd make any difference if you watch those other episodes I mentioned.
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      I only go with watch a couple and see if it's good if I got interested in the summary, otherwise, I'm avoiding like the plague, lol.
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      Oh, that's good. So I guess the mystery about the origin and the cure weren't shown yet? I took a break from zombie related stuff because I was kinda saturated, only title I'm still on is Resident Evil, mostly because I really, really like the lore and some characters, though I didn't like 7 at all.

      GoT is strange, I mean, it's not really bad overall, but for me, from the 3rd season to the end was boring. Only watched due to my curiosity to see how the zombies in there were made/came to be, and I was disappointed, lol.
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      Yea, I meant the pieces they play during the show. OP/ED tend to be done by normal bands and some have already created the songs before even knowing what the series was about, but the score from the pieces they have to play - if it's an original - have to be created from the beginning and that's interesting to see. Like the anime Beck and some other music related series.
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      The new version has a better art and more fluidly animation. Only watched some episodes though, can't say it's that good for the entire show. The Chimera Arc/insect is one of the heaviest of the series, though believe it or not, HxH is heavier than even seinen targed ones, despite being sold at a shonen demographic. The anime did tone things down by a lot, the manga is really heavy, but also really, really good once you get out of the first arc.

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    9. Yup.

      Indeed. People here panic buying on masks and alcohol. Now, the ones in the hospital had run out of them hence some doctors are getting sick and had died. The hospitals are asking for more help from the government for supplies while the govt keep on saying that there is no shortage. Anyway, the private sector has stepped up in helping them out.

      Ya, something like that happened here. Aside from the sick, they didn't think about the people who has to go to work in supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, etc. Walk is the solution. So, by the time you go to your workplace, you're dead tired. Then, you have to go back home and do it all over again. In some parts, some officials organized free bus transpo with social distancing to help out.

      That's good, you got the sick leave. ^^ I see. So, better do what you can while it isn't a total lockdown yet.

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      Ah, no plans yet regarding that? Here, it is reactive. Lockdown everything and decide on things later on. They tell companies to advance the 13th month pay. The local govt are currently giving food to the poor. Some are stingy while others are generous. I'm sure they don't want the poor to be looting stores. And, they are doing this just this weekend, after a week since the lockdown was announced.

      Now, they are threatening jail time for those who won't stay in their houses. A certain mayor even wanted to punish them by making them sit outdoors under the hot sun. Another one even caged some youths in a dog cage.

      Haha, ya. I guess it is for some sort of remembrance for what happened. 🤷‍♀️

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      Tell me what you think after you watched them ^^

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      I see. Hopefully, the mc didn't take that betrayal as badly as the first one. 😅

      Oh. Hehe, I see. So, Kaguya will have a story later on, right? Not too episodic?

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      Haha, true. Time is short so we have to be choosy with what we watch. Do you think a lot of anime/manga will be delayed because of the virus? I know Re:Zero was delayed for a season. Olympics is postponed. It makes me wonder if in manga, one can more or less do that at home...

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      The origin will be known later on in season 1. In season 2, they know how to do it and a semi-cure. Aside from that, there is the power struggle in the royal family. A certain minister is using that knowledge of the zombies for his own gain. There's also betrayal and deaths = irony, sacrifice, selfish reasons etc.

      Actually, the opening got me quite intrigue...I like it. I find it beautiful how the emperor is wrapped like a fish and how they 'processed' him.

      Ah yes, the blue guys, right? Them, zombies. I only know of the endings from what I read. Well, people furious over how it ended.

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      Yup ^^

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      Oh, is that so. Hm...was there an arc after the chimera arc? I heard the mangaka is on hiatus.

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    10. That's what I've been saying since the start, the panic feeding is much more dangerous than the virus. It's not that I'm saying it's just a light cold like the president here or making jokes, I'm just trying to keep my cool and judge things for myself based on the info we had, which can't really be trusted. I'll give some examples: here, there are almost 250 million people of which there are 2.2k "reported cases", not really confirmed mind you. Of this 2.2k, 57 people died as of yesterday and ALL of them were people that were already sick/had grave health issues/poor that couldn't afford a viable life style for the most part of their lives. Those are the official numbers, it might be much worse for all that I know, but this is what it's been said to us; now, tell me honestly, is there really a reason for panic? Again, I'm not saying the virus isn't dangerous, any death is felt and a sad tragedy, but more people died over from natural causes than from the virus. Is it really necessary so much fear and despair according to those numbers?

      That's the issue I have, and one more time, for all we know those numbers could be fabricated and be actually much worse or even not that bad, but since we don't know we work with what we can. That's my take on the situation, and still, I'm said to be a cold blood, insensitive bastard because I try to keep my cool and not be swept away with the masses.

      Just another example of our/the world recent history, every single time after a massive blow to the economy, monstrous tirants emerge to "save and lead", Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao from China and many more dictators from countries from Africa and Asia, all of them "arisen" in the midst of an economic chaos either due to wars or diseases that lead to famine and mass revolts because the "money had ran out"; those are facts and how things are going right now it's clear we're paving the way for that to happen again, and that's what I fear the most. Anyway, I fear for bad for the kid Covid Bryant kid ^^'

      Ah, before jumping to other subject, it seems most of the quarantines around the world is set to "end" right on easter holiday, did you notice that? And then again I say, if it were so bad that they'd have to send police force to brutalize people like you said it already happened there and also happened here, people got beaten for going out and some elderly were taxed to pay fees otherwise they'd be jailed, why end this quarantine right on another important commercial date? I say commercial because people don't actually spend like it's said on the bible, they buy chocolate and a ton of other things that Jesus never even mentioned...
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      Yea, sure. And as I was cleaning my hdd for space since I don't like watching online, I saw that I still need to finish 3 Gatsu Lion, which is an amazing series. The first season really good and the manga is really awesome, if you haven't watched yet I recommend. It's a bit heavy in some plot aspects, but not like other series that go for a more need to shock with this and that approach;
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      I don't think there was really much time left to brood over the betrayal since things got crazy difficult afterwards, haven't passed this part yet;

      Yea, I mean, it's still sporadic but you can clearly seen the plot progressing even for the side characters and then you realize that all those episodes that seemed to be meaningless had played an important role to lead up to where it's going.
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      Yea, not only time is short we also have tons of things to do so we gotta cut some things, otherwise we delay much more others. Ah, I still haven't really got the sick leave, I got the documents, but the estate doctors that ultimately give the approval aren't working so I'm bracing myself for the worst.

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    11. Oh, I think the anime industry can't really go on, but manga can. It's hard to imagine all involved in anime production having the necessary tools to work from home, but that's quite normal for manga authors and their assistants. I mean, even people that aren't any serious and others that have it only as a hobby own such drawing desks and computer programs, so I gather for them is much practical.
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      That's rare, normally the origin/cause is revealed later on or only by the end, and in this case were already at the first season. They also have symbolism then? That sounds good. Where can I find it?Yea, it was a really bad ending. I mean, it fits the meta propaganda of the tv station but not really the whole story on which was based on, but no one cares about that, lol.-No, the anime ended there due to not having much material, but the manga continues. And because the author is constant in hiatus, I gather we won't see another one for a long time. Ah, a bit of useless trivia, the HxH author is/was married to the Sailor Moon author, that's quite amazing, isn't it? ^^'

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    12. True. They are showing all those numbers and there is panic. Actually, there is already discrimination. There are even some landlords would evict the health workers once they know that they are working at hospitals where there are ncov.

      Actually, aside from how infectious the virus is, how the govt handled the lockdown caused a lot of mistrust. Like, earlier, there is already a memo circulating about the lockdown. The govt denies it and warn against spreading fake news. Later on, says that it is true.

      Now, news are spreading about groceries and wet markets will be closed like 'house arrest'. And the govt isn't doing a good job on feeding the really poor ones. So, a lot of panic buying is happening. At times, they don't even care about the social distancing anymore.

      Aside from the VIP testing, some idiotic senator who is under monitoring went to the hospital with his pregnant wife. It turns out that he was suppose to be under quarantine and now, he tested positive. The hospital is totally furious about it since he possibly infected a lot of people there in the hospital. Then, it is later learned, he also went to parties and a huge supermarket.

      And lucky for him, he is allied with the govt so they are now talking about mistakes and compassion when if it is the poor, they get penalized/arrested/punished for it. If there is one thing that make people kind of 'happy for others people suffering', it is because one congressman had possibly infected a lot of senators and other officials.

      And on a funny note, one of their slogans during these times is, 'Stay Positive'. �� So, people are now making a joke out of it and hope those corrupt stupid politicians 'stay positive'.

      About the Lenin, Stalin, etc, what if we already have that kind of leader during these times, would people still want the same? So far, there is no such type here but the riots and looting is highly possible. This Tuesday will be the start of the third week. I think they have a feeling of that happening so there are news that they'll bring out more police and military for control.

      Yes, it seems so. Actually, I think ours is quite long compared to the other countries. Here it is one month. For others, it seems to be two months. Hm...though there are rumors that the deadline will extend like the govt saying, depending on how people cooperate. As mentioned earlier, it doesn't help that the VIP are breaking the quarantine.

      Interesting though, I don't think we are big on those chocolates like in Europe, selling Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. It is mostly Easter egg hunt for kids...ah, well-to-do ones. Others/poor are more on going to church and maybe a little get-together. There are less religious though because before, there are only religious shows. Now, it isn't like that. Of course for others, it is vacation time. Going back to their hometowns, going to beaches, trips etc.

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      I heard of the series though haven't gone into it yet. Is it finished? 3 Gatsu Lion? It is from Honey and Clover author, right?

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    13. Haha, I see. Well, if things are happening left and right, there is no time to brood over things.

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      I see.

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      True. Oh...not working because of the 'quarantine'? Won't there be an extension? Some deadlines here had been extended.

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      Yes, but what about the publication? If it is digital, I think it is possible. Hm...they won't need a lot of people in publishing? Though, I'm thinking that only 1-2 people is running the machine. ^^;

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      Yes, the origin is already known. So, it is like a backdrop for all the political intrigue and 'social commentary'. In a way, yes. I guess the theme is 'hunger/yearn for' whatever a certain character's goal is.

      It is in Netflix though I downloaded the series here:
      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12yue8itjPQ9sZ6YHVCmKDsT5O6yiZV7j
      and season 2 here:
      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15rQ9Ptro0ZdP2kIrwdwUVeHRh3h1jVLf

      The links are from this site: https://butchixanh.com/
      Hehe, Korean dramas.

      Tell me what you think after watching it ^^

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      Ah, I mean there aren't that much chapters after the chimera arc? Hehe, yes, I know. I'm surprised learn about it before that I imagine some collaboration and stuff. 😅

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    14. That's why I'm saying I'm much more concerned about people than the disease, the real tragedy always comes due to human actions. And now we're seeing first hand, more die for not having access to any treatment than anything;
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      Yea, that's the same author. Didn't read Honey though.
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      I don't know, I mean, I don't trust the system. It's way too easy to say go back to work or there's no many etc.So while I did all that I could, I still worry.

      BTW, I've never heard of a quarantine that isolates health people with the sick/risky ones together. I've always seen the sick/suspicious one be put on observation. Such irony, uh?
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      I think most companies, at least the known ones already have moved on to digital release. Not that they don't public in paper anymore, but all those I know have been releasing digital versions for quite some time now. Shueisha/jump even has a multi language site;
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      Thanks, I'll try to decide myself on what to watch and give you a feedback^^
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      There are some, but if it were to be animated it wouldn't have that much because they're only 19p and most are just conversations, so it'd be a 12 chapters at most before running out of material.

      I don't know about collaboration, his works have a lot of cameos though. Like a character goes to a festival/store and in the background we see some sailor moon goods like masks, clothes or dolls/figures. I heard that she'd help a bit in drawing, but that's just rumor.

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    15. Yup. I think things will become messier since the govt is really showing their incompetence. It is up to the private sector and few outstanding govt people to help deal with it. Hope things are better at your side.

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      I see. I didn't read it either. I only watched the anime. hehe

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      I see. I guess it is like here...don't really trust since what they say is different from what they do/is happening.

      True. I guess that is because there are no tests to segregate the sick and the healthy. Some people with relatives who die of it are telling of the experience. Someone gets really sick. They bring them to hospitals but they won't accept especially if there is a high possibility that you have it so you die alone in a tent...lucky if you have a room. Then, immediately cremate. As I mentioned, a lot of people are sick/dead yet they are still not tested...rather their results aren't out. One reason is the VIPs wanted theirs processed first.

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      True. I read One Piece in their site.

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      Oh, I see. It's good that you can still anticipate HxH. I'm no good with long hiatus. I usually forget and lose interest. ^^; When watching the Chimera arc, it needs adjusting to know who's who again but then, I'm not inclined to read/watch it all over again. 😅

      Ah, I see. Interesting.

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    16. Yea, over here too. The gov of my state even went on to block the roads so now it's almost impossible to get the daily necessities. I have some shipments that are more than a month late and I don't even know how that'll turn up, I know that I was charged and had to pay though. Ah, food is already scarce and had the price raise a lot, my salary was cut more than half.

      It took me long to reply this time because we're also having blackout and internet problems. I don't like to say I told you so, but this seems to be only the beginning.
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      Well, I can only talk about 3-gatsu, both the anime and the manga are good, really, really good ^^
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      The gov of my state, I should really come up with another name/title since the bloke isn't governing at all, just spreading even more panic, said that anyone that dies will be from corona. Take that as you will.

      Well, the only only good thing is that with really nothing to do in these times, I got just a tiny more time for myself, to read/study/play music and games. Also watch the stuff in my backlog, but since you made Kingdom out to be really good I decided to give it a shot and really liked too. I've only seen the first season, again, with blackouts and internet going down every few days it took a while, but I've enjoyed. It's quite disturbing if we draw a parallel with our current situation.
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      I don't really anticipate HxH, guess I never did, and I've stopped doing so with Berserk too, lol. I mean, I'm pretty sure we're all die before reading the series ending. Or the authors themselves, take Berserk, it's been going on for 30y and by the looks of it, still far from any kind of conclusion. T_T

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    17. Yup. Yesterday, a group of people went against the quarantine for food. Others say that it is instigated by the leftists/communists. So, the president is back on his speech about shooting them dead. Ah, that's aside from wanting to sue those govt officials who are helping for 'competing against the govt in helping people' among others. Lol, it really feels surreal aside from the quarantine. What we see in movies is becoming real in a way.

      Oh...I see. Ah...why blackout? Internet is probably because of many people at home. My net here is the same as before...at times, eratic service.

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      I see. 3-gatsu hasn't ended yet, right?

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      Oh...they really show their true selves in this kind of crisis. The good and the bad. Ah, are all bad in your place? Here, there are some good that they made the higher ups insecure.

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      Glad you like it ^-^

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      Yes, I guess that's the problem with very long series.







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    18. That president is something out of this world, he's like a bad character in a bad story badly written. I have no words, tho there are people like him over here, more than I care to find out. Yea, and I get treated like a lunatic for saying out loud stuff that's happening and will sure to happen if things continue like this. What else can a sick old man do, really? I kinda gave up alredy.

      Well, unfortunately, blackouts are quite common here, and now with tons of people at home things are even more severe. Not to say a lot of them are partying like if everything was normal and they were on a vacation or something;
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      I think it's on going, not sure because I stopped to binge after sometime.
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      That's how it is, unfortunately. And I don't know, there are really few 'good' or trying to be at least and they always get bad treatment. I consider myself really bad and I get the same treatment as them so I don't know anything anymore T___T
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      Yea, I'm finishing up the second season now, and that queen really, really looks like a demon, lol.
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      Yea, there was a series that the author died way before reaching any kind of conclusion. Monthly series most of the times.

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