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Welcome everyone to this week's manga releases! This is the last week, and we are ending with a lot of great manga series.

Series I Would Recommend

  • Btooom - If you love survival series, Btoooim is for you. Btooom is about Ryota who finds out he was abducted and forced to play his favorite game in real life. He has to collect BIMs in order to escape the island.

I didn't know a lot of manga series this week. That's pretty much the only familiar one for me.

Series I would try

  • Maria the Virgin Witch - I only seen the anime. Seeing the manga cover shows me how old it is from the art style. I'm curious about the potential differences.

I would love to hear your recommendations on the rest of the manga series featured this week. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.



  • Dark Horse listed Seraphim for Feb. 18 while Amazon has it for March 10 and Right Stuf has it on Feb. 25.
  • Air Gear is listed on Amazon and Right Stuf for March 24.

Manga Releases

Seraphim: 266613336 Wings
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

A future Earth is devastated by the "Angel Plague," a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms. A cult-ridden, army-backed medical unit journeys into the heart of a dying Asian city accompanied by Sera, a mysterious girl linked to the phenomenon itself. Have they come here to kill or cure? And is the Angel Plague a withered branch on the tree of life, or somehow a new flowering of existence?

Ani-Imo Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

When elder brother Youta and kid sister Hikaru get into an accident that switches their bodies, Hikaru (in her brother's body) changes into a fiendish sadist, and Youta (in his sister's body) finds himself her "girlfriend." Thrust into a bizarre reality where he's now taking orders from his own body, will Youta ever get himself out of this pinch and back where he belongs?!

Barakamon Volume 3
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $15

Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island! ...However, the lack of cell phone signal and any useful landmarks is preventing the two of them from meeting up! Also, why has Kyousuke Kamisaki, who beat out Seishuu for an award (in the "Second-Place Calligraphy Incident"), come along for the ride?

Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Things take a serious turn when the real (?) Sora Nagihara, who Shouta fell for in manga form, shows up in his bed, claiming gou-dere Sora is an impostor! Get ready for another round of rough 2-D Art of Death Secret Techniques! Apartment superintendent Kaburagi, Shouta's landlady Tenka, and all the rest can't help but get caught up in the chaos!

Btooom Volume 9
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested Retail Price: $14

The death game "BTOOOM!" that has driven unarmed captives to fight for their lives with explosives charges headlong into the final stage!! Ryouta Sakamoto survives a fierce battle against his sworn ally, Kiyoshi Taira, but the scars left behind on his heart from the confrontation run deep. Meanwhile, Kousuke Kira, hungry for a rematch with Ryouta, wanders the island in the hopes of a chance to get back into the game. But when Kira runs into a mysterious group with unfamiliar BIMs, their merciless team play has him cornered! Now trapped, the devious junior high schooler has to think fast if he wants to live long enough to settle the score with world ranker Sakamoto...!!

Maria the Virgin Witch Volume 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99


As a war to determine the rightful ruler of medieval France ravages the land, it seems that the only hope for most is protection from the heavens above through prayer. But deep in the forest outside of a small, bucolic village, the witch Maria will not stand idly by as men kill each other and commit horrendous acts in the name of God and glory. Using her powerful magic, she'll summon various beasts and demons - even going as far as using a succubus to seduce soldiers into submission under the veil of night - all to stop the needless slaughter.

However, Maria's display of her magical might has drawn the ire of the Kingdom of Heaven and after the Archangel Michael puts an end to her meddling, he curses her to lose her powers if she ever gives up her virginity. Will she forgo the forbidden fruit of adulthood in order to bring an end to the merciless machine of war?

Samurai Executioner Omnibus 4
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Yamada Asaemon, the shogun's executioner, receives many strange requests from the condemned: a woman who bequeaths her severed locks to her beloved, a gardener who ask for the "beheading" of a chrysanthemum. And while strangers to Asaemon, their final moments and the stories behind their appeals can sometimes reveal more of a person's character than a lifetime of association.

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Welcome everyone! We got a lot of shows on DVD and Blu-Ray. Best design of the week goes to Flame of Recca for me. Got a good balance of characters as well as making a strong flame motif.

Series I recommend

  • Diabolik Lovers - This one I don't recommend since I sort of enjoy and hate it. I can't believe it got a second season in the make. If you are into reverse harem and tolerate the main heroine being a blood bank, try this show.
  • Kill la Kill - Definitely recommend for Gurren Lagann and Gainax fans. If you love over the top animation, action, and nudity, you will love this one. The story is a bit weak compared to its characters and animation.

Series I Like to Try

  • I still have Monogatari or Nisemonogatari (the first in the franchise) on my watch list. Blame it on sickVisionz and Dream for bringing up that addicting, puzzling toothbrush scene and the implied sex scenes.

I would love to hear your recommendations on the rest of the manga series featured this week. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.



  • Only Right Stuf and ANN has Koimonogatari and Kill la Kill Vol. 4

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

.hack//SIGN - Complete Series
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Tsukasa awakens inside The World, an immense online RPG filled with monsters, magic, and mayhem. When he discovers he's unable to log out of this mysterious game, he joins forces with a colorful group of characters and begins a desperate quest to find his way back to real life.

Contains episodes 1-26 plus 2 bonus OVAs. Special Features: Character Art Reel, Textless Opening and Closing, Promo Video, Commercial Collection, Japanese Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Diabolik Lovers (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Yui Komori has spent her life sheltered by the Church and the man she thinks of as her father, but now she's going to a new home and there's a very different kind of family waiting for her. To her dismay, she discovers that she'll be living with six very attractive young men, and not a single one is human!

If trying to keep an entire brood of vampires at fangs' length wasn't stressful enough, there are even more sinister forces at work, threatening not only Yui's life, but her very soul. Drawn into her wildest fantasies, or perhaps her most salacious nightmares, one thing is certain: Yui's life will never be the same!

Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Flame of Recca (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $69.95

A ninja must serve a lord, and Recca Hanabishi has sworn to serve the person who can defeat him in battle. But despite his martial prowess, penchant for traps, and his family's fireworks, his battles amount to little more than schoolyard brawls. Ninjas died out long ago, and though he's always felt a connection, it's all just pretend. Or is it?

When a mysterious woman confronts him and tells him he's the last survivor of an ancient clan of ninja - the chosen one born with the power to control fire - his whole world is turned around. A battle ensues, and he finds out just how true her claims might be when he summons flames from his hands. How much does she know, and what does she want with Recca? Is he really the last surviving member of the Hokage? And what about Yanagi, the girl with the power to heal any wound? Might she be the princess Recca longs to serve?

Contains episodes 1-42. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Kill la Kill - Part 4
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98 (Blu-Ray), $39.98 (DVD)

With both Kyoto and Kobe now under their control, the only region left for Satsuki to conquer is Osaka. Kaneo Takarada - the audacious student council president of Naniwa Kinman High School - is not about to surrender so easily, but can his money buy him victory against the Elite Four?!

Meanwhile, Ryuko rides in on her motorcycle to retrieve Senktesu's final piece from Satsuki. Senketsu is finally back to one piece, but this was all just part of Satsuki's plan! While Ryuko was occupied with her battle with Satsuki, Nonon Jakuzure attacks the Nudist Beach HQ below Osaka under Satsuki's command. With her mission accomplished, Satsuki proceeds to the next phase of her plan to hold the Cultural & Sports Grand Festival with the academy director and Satsuki's mother, Ragyo Kiryuin, as an honorable guest. Ryuko and the others infiltrate the arena to learn what Satsuki is plotting only to find out the shocking truth behind Satsuki's grand scheme!

Contains episodes 15-19. Special Features: Textless Opening & Ending, Web Version Previews. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Koimonogatari - Hitagi End
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98

On January 1st, Hitagi Senjyogahara calls her nemesis, the con-artist Deishu Kaiki, to request his services, saying, "There is someone I'd like you to deceive." The request is a bitter choice for her to make, but one that would save her and her dear Koyomi Araragi from a "death sentence."

Kaiki starts to research his target, Nadeko Sengoku, the junior high school girl who became a god of North Shirahebi Shrine. As Kaiki investigates her background, he finds her secret that she has never told anyone before, including her beloved Koyomi Araragi. Can Kaiki save Hitagi and Koyomi before time is up?!

Fifth arc to the Monogatari series' second season. Collects episodes 1-6 plus a deluxe booklet and a pin-up postcard set! Special Features: Textless Openings (solo & duet versions), Textless Ending, Promotional Video & Commercial Collections. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Space Brothers - Collection 1
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)

Mutta's life has hit rock bottom. He's been fired, blackballed from his profession, and even had to move back in with his parents. Meanwhile, the career of Mutta's brother, Hibito, has taken off like a rocket as he trains for the job Mutta once dreamed of: becoming an astronaut. But is it ever too late to go after your dreams? Through a little coercing and a bit of covert activity, Mutta's family and friends can get his resume on the right desk, but from that point on it'll be up to Mutta himself.

Does he have what it takes to turn his life around and put his footprint on the moon? The first step on the highway to the stars is always the hardest, and in a job where crash and burn isn't just a euphemism, it'll be the biggest risk Mutta's ever taken. But with the right support team, maybe he'll find what he needs to rekindle the spark inside him and light the biggest candle of them all!

Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99 (Blu-Ray), $19.98 (DVD)

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media's new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city's Goddess Legend, they discover three super-powered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild.

Special Features: Interview with Producer Kazuhiko Tamura (Blu-ray exclusive), Art Gallery (Blu-ray exclusive), Weekly Hero Countdown (Blu-ray exclusive), TV Series Special Digest, San Francisco Premiere at New People Cinema, Theatrical Trailer, Pilot Trailer, Promotional Videos, Commercial Collection (Blu-ray exclusive), Theater Manners (Blu-ray exclusive), Clean Opening and Ending. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Violence Jack (DVD)

Distributor: Eastern Star Suggested retail price: $24.95

After a devastating natural disaster, the Kanto region in Japan is now a wasteland of lawlessness, where the weak are playthings of the strong. Ruled with an iron fist by the Slum King, the people of Kanto have no hope left to them, living at the whims of raiders and bandits. In this hellish world, there is only one man with the power to stand up for the powerless, and his name alone strikes terror into evil hearts - Violence Jack! Whether he's saving women from sex camps, protecting the models of Zone C from those who covet their beauty, or exterminating a biker gang bent on destruction; if you oppress the weak, the only thing you can look forward to is a swift death from Jack's knife!

Contains OVA episodes 1-3. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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Welcome everyone, I had to cram the title a bit. I'm here to promote the show with short reviews as well as promoting the Kuroko's Basketball 3 Discussion thread. I will love to discuss the anime in reviews or discussion threads. If one falls short, I support the other. I won't be as consistent with anime reviews, but I'll try my best to keep this up.

Not doing the weekly, traditional episode review. I decided to do by matches because I feel it will be convenient on my end. I'm more casual than how usually I review. Just sharing highlights and cons. Please feel free to share your thoughts on these matches. I love this show and how crazy and over the top it gets.

Kise vs Haizaki

I was stoked to see Kise in action again after his team suffered a brutal defeat by Aomine's team back during Interhigh. Like all of our characters, Kise has come a long way. Thought we run out of bad guys after Hanamiya, here comes Haizaki who tries to hit on Alex and beat up Himuro.

This whole match focuses on these two's past and who is better, the thief or the copycat. Speaking of copycat, I wasn't expecting a character to actually "steal" moves from his opponents. Stuff like this in Kuroko's Basketball makes me smile at how far this show goes with their Shonen powers. Their past help build up to Akashi's character, showing us what kind of character is he. The match was excellent. Kise went full on "Kirby" on Haizaki, copying moves from the Generations of Miracle. The ridiculous copy was Kise imitating Murasakibara's block. Oh yeah, I made a comparison of Haizaki with Ban of Seven Deadly Sins for his pillaging techniques.

Historically, I had a hard time distinguishing and remembering characters in this show except Generations of Miracle. I didn't remember Kise's teammates. I mix up Kasamatsu with Hayakawa.

Midorima vs Akashi

Finally, we get to see Akashi in action. Back then, I used to joke with my friends on Akashi's powers and comparing Generations of Miracles to soldiers or stuff in the military.

  • Midorima - the sniper
  • Aomine - the shocktrooper
  • Murasakibara - the tank
  • Kuroko - stealth bomber
  • Kise - chameleon

I assumed Akashi was the tactician since he was seen playing Shogi in the past 2 seasons. With this match, he got ocular powers like from Naruto! I almost called him Kakashi. He is more like the Rinnegan characters or Sven Vollfied from Black Cat because Akashi's Emperor Eye allows him to see all "moves" in the future. One ridiculous thing about Akashi is how he makes folks trip in the match. I can't imagine what the audience on the outside think about the players just tripping because of this guy. It's just weird.

As for the match, I felt this was really one sided and short compared to Kise's match. It's a battle between two Generation of Miracle players, but Midorima's team got trumped by Akashi. When the match ends, Midorima tries to shake hands. I was surprised how Akashi didn't accept it. Low blow from an old teammate. Makes me wonder what kind of team and relationship they had. We only got glimpses mostly of Kise, Aomine, and Kuroko's stories of their team back in middle school.

Next match is a rematch between Kise and Kuroko's team!

Thank you everyone for reading. What were your favorite moments and moments you didn't like? Please share your thoughts.

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Hello everyone, I'm here to address a key issue in the community, voter awareness in how many folks vote in community projects. I'm currently compiling data from various projects I assisted with or started and finding a possible trend as well as discussing strategies to increase votes. In a small community like Anime Vice, we are close knit but separated at that same time. Each microcosm in Anime Vice have their own set values and culture in which project to participate. It's part of the challenge my friends and I faced. I worked with many community projects in the past because folks had asked me to help get folks to vote. I do my best to help my friends.

This blog will help future users who will take our roles and give a good picture of our demographics in the past 6 years of the site.

These are the projects:

  • sickVisionz's Top Anime in 2011
  • Best Battle Users started by myself in 2013
  • Top Manga started by myself in 2013
  • Top Wiki Editors and Reviewers by myself in 2013
  • WayBig's AMV project in 2014

WayBig1010101's AMV Contest

In 2014, WayBig1010101 thought of a fun project. He asked me to ask Tom if it was okay to post on the front page. Tom approved WayBig's project and asks me to help our young user with his community project, setting up the article, fixes any formatting issues, and getting votes in.

The ideas were executed successively because it involves our folks to post AMVs to enter the contest. Then, we post a voting session for folks to vote on the AMVs submitted by the community. Each theme we had, we had less votes coming as you see in the chart below.

04/25/2014AMV 1: None - It was a test trialAMV 1Top 3 Winners: DBZ_Universe, Flashback180 & WayBig1010101 (Tied), Dream & Taka (Tied)21
06/04/2014AMV 2: Main Characters - No HSTAMV 2Top 3 Winners: WayBig1010101, Jinbieifan1, and Vapovile14
08/06/2014AMV 3: VillainsAMV 3Top 3 Winners: SpeedForceSpider, Low and Jinbeifan1 & Chronowolf (Tied)13
10/14/2014AMV 4: HalloweenAMV 4Top 3 Winners: JustalittleGirl, npcompete, and Whiskers9

Best Anime and Manga

In 2011, sickVisionz started a community project, a site wide poll to see what is our community's top anime. I jumped on the idea and promoting the project, writing on people's walls, come and vote! In 2013, he asked me to help create the voting sheets. I helped out to this day. On 2013, I started the manga version on my own. Asked sickVisionz on how he calculated the votes. I had a 10 ranking system for 2013 compared to 2014 where I used the 5 ranking system.

Unlike most polls, this one uses a weighting system as a way to rank the series, and it helps avoid ties for the most part. With a small community, the lower the votes, the higher chance we get ties. The votes were the highest in 2013 for both anime and manga. I believed after 2012 (the year where Whiskey Media was sold off), we had lost a lot of folks. We don't get a lot of folks coming and visiting each of the sister sites of Whiskey Media. I was still assertive in getting votes from our sister sites in 2013. I didn't promote the project to Comic Vine and Giant Bomb due to being busy. I believed that affected our voter outreach. I will try to increase votes in 2015 with more social media PR in all former sites.


2011Article: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate Fate/Zero, Sket Dance, Mawaru Penguindrum, Tiger & Bunny, Anohana, Beelzebub?
2012Vice Pit: Fate/Zero, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online, Kids on the Slope, Persona 4: The Animation, Psycho-Pass, Bodacious Space Pirates, Naruto Shippuden, Space Brothers, Hyouka, Chihayafuru, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Another, Kokoro Connect, Fairy Tail, Binbo-gami ga! From the New World, Nisemonogatari43
2013Vice Pit: Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Monogatari, Psycho-Pass, The Eccentric Family, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Flowers of Evil, Hunter x Hunter, Kuroko's Basketball 2, Garden of Words, The Devil is a Part Timer!, Blast of Tempest, Watamote, One Piece, Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Golden Time, From the New World, Aikatsu54
2014Vice Pit: Parasyte: The Maxim, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Kill la Kill, Space Dandy, Tokyo Ghoul, Hunter x Hunter (2011), Akame ga Kill!, No Game, No Life, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, TERRAFORMARS, One Piece, Fairy Tail (2014), Chaika - The Coffin Princess, Aldnoah.Zero, Psycho-Pass 2, Dragon Ball Kai, The Seven Deadly Sins, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Naruto Shippuden, Rage of Bahamut Genesis36


2013Article: Bleach, Attack on Titan, Claymore, One Piece, Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic, Toriko, Naruto, Vinland Saga, Medaka Box, Beelzebub, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Fairy Tail, One-Punch Man, The Seven Deadly Sins, Deadman Wonderland, Gintama, Pupa, Assassination Classroom, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Kingdom28
2014Vice Pit: Toriko, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, One-Punch Man, Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul, UQ Holder, The Seven Deadly Sins, Assassination Classroom, Claymore, Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan, Blue Spring Ride, Kingdom, The God of High School, World Trigger25

*Note: The bold is the top 10.

Best Battle Users

In Fall of 2013, we had chaos in the battle community. As a young, appointed wiki mod, I had the most difficulty helping Sonata in enforcing the rules. We later found out there was users outside making things worse. In order to keep the morale up and keep our community united, I look back to Fire_Star's Vicer of the Month and implemented the Best Battle User of the Month (formally known as Best Battlation of the Month - coined by AnimeDefender) in December 2013. The purpose of the community project was to highlight role model users to serve as an example as well as bringing in battle themes each month to add more variety and diversity such as promoting obscure manga/manhwa series.

Compared to most polls, this project was active. Every month, we got enough votes in. If there is a tie, we just do a run-off poll. It was only in September that there wasn't any poll because a user didn't do his interview.

MonthsBest Battle Vicers#Votes
December 2013Taichokage10
January 2014SpeedForceSpider12
February 2014WayBig101010116
March 2014Othus129
April 2014Vapovile12
May 2014DBZ_Universe19
June 2014Kurohige10
July 2014Low12
August 2014GIRUGAMESH8
September 2014Flashback1800
October 2014CosmicKnight7513
November 2014Taichokage20
December 2014Othus1217
January 2015EVA_0110
February 2015Falbium_Asmodeus23

Best Wiki Editor and Reviewer

Because there were low voter turnout, 1 in 2013 and then 2 in 2014, I decided to post a blog promoting the community's best wiki editors and reviewers (a small group) out of fairness. I believe we needed to spotlight wiki and reviews because it makes up the site. Unlike RPG and Battle communities, the wiki and reviewing communities do not have their own forums.


For the Best Anime and Manga, wall posting isn't enough. I believe I should resort to mass PMs at the later stages as well as increased social media usage during all times. Plus, I need to remain contact with those in Twitter, Giant Bomb, and Comic Vine.

For the best reviewers and wiki editors, the community and its sub niches are very small. For voters, it's hard to choose. This project might be canceled or turn into something similar to the Vice Awards from the RPG community. I will try to think of something to promote wiki editors and reviewers.

Thank you everyone.

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Hello everyone! I'm happy to announce that the Chaika anime project is completed as of February 19, 2015. The project originally started as a team project with Sidapa, AgentFakku, and myself. (Chaika - Coffin Princess Wiki Project Update - Teammates). We work together to make these wiki pages the best we can in our free time. My teammates were relatively new to the site. I was working with them and helping them get adjusted in the wiki community. One of our members was a Wikia editor to Chaika. We had worked across Anime Vice and Chaika Wikia for a little period of time.

Team Members

Wiki Mod of Anime Vice, Admin of Sket Dance, Btooom, To Hollywood and Beyond Wikia
I'm in charge of episode summaries, but I also write up minor sections on character pages if I have time.
Hentai Wiki Editor Specialist
He attaches pages to the episode pages and creates new pages.
Wikia editor at Hitsugime no Chaika Wikia.
He is a new wiki editor who works at Anime Vice, doing the same roles like AgentFakku. In addition, he writes up minor sections on characters and concept pages.

Like everyone, we are busy with outside obligations. I thank my teammates for all their contributions, minor or major. We worked on the first season together. For season 2, I worked on the rest of the episode summaries, uploading caps, and adding characters.

Thank you everyone. If you need to know about Chaika and the anime series, you can can count on our wiki pages.

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