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  • $30 hourly
    Greetings, I am a seasoned freelance Comic/Manga Artist with extensive experience in the field. I excel both as a collaborative team member and as an independent contributor to projects. In addition to my freelance work on various platforms, I have also achieved local recognition as a published author. If given the opportunity to work with you, I guarantee the delivery of exceptional results, executed to the highest industry standards. My skills encompass the creation of top-tier comics, manga, storyboards, character designs, mobile game character designs, and similar creative assets—all at competitive rates. I eagerly anticipate the prospect of collaborating with you and contributing to your projects.
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    2D Design
    Cartoon Art
    Drawing
    Comic Art
    Digital Painting
    Comics
    Graphic Design
    Book Cover
    Sequential Art
    Storyboarding
    Illustration
    Anime
    Character Design
    Clip Studio Paint
  • $30 hourly
    My artist nickname is Guarazú. I´m a comic artist and illustrator. Born in 1983 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Most used Techniques: - Graphite. - Traditional and digital inks. - Digital colors. Studies: Self-taught visual artist. Art Teaching career. Has worked for: - Vagón Comics (Uruguay) - Bandas Orientales (Uruguay) - Evolución cómics (Uruguay) - Marche un cuadrito (Uruguay) - Historietas del Sótano (Argentina) - coloringpages (Sweden) - Animatica Studio (Uruguay) - Process Productions Comix (USA) - Whorror Comix (Canada) - Fourth Way Comics (USA) And a lot of rising talented writers I illustrated the book The Final Days Of Doggerland that won 2 awards. I´m artist and editor in the experimental comics magazine Vagón (Uruguay) that has the intention of expand the comic posibilities opening doors between Fine Arts and comics. I experiment in comic poetry, abstract comics and mixtures with narrative comics to find new ways of storytelling.
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    Illustration
    Character Design
    Concept Artistry
    Fantasy
    Sketching
    Freestyle Drawing
    Cartoon Art
    Comic Art
    Comics
    Drawing
  • $10 hourly
    For 9 years, I specialize in Digital illustrations. I do manga illustrations for manga projects and other manga related illustrations. I also do digital painting, and illustrations with fantasy and sci-fi theme. If you ever want to see your stories come to life, don't hesitate to come to me for help. It's not for free but I promise, it's gonna be worth it. Cheers!
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    Comics
    Game Art
    Digital Painting
    Digital Illustration
    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    2D Design
    Comic Art
    Illustration
    Character Design
    Storyboarding
    Concept Artistry
  • $60 hourly
    I'm Allie Malott, a manga style comic book artist. I've had 8 years of experience in my field with a wide variety of projects. I specialize in manga development such as story-lines, character designs and branding. Many of my jobs involve drawing real people as manga character portraits / caricature. I have been self publishing my own original comic series for 8 years as well as traveling to FL and GA selling my artwork at anime conventions. In addition to working on my own project I've worked on many projects for clients across the world including illustration and manga page commissions, creative director for a visual novel, comic story-boarding, character designs, coloring book pages, vector graphics, NFT projects, product design and packaging. I am proficient at getting high quality work done on tight deadlines. Programs: LIVE2D Cubism, Adobe Illustrator, Clip Paint Studio Skills: Ads, lettering and comic page layouts, product design, creative writing, plot concepts, mentoring and fashion design. I am open to many kinds of projects, so feel free to contact me.
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    Art & Design
    Book Cover
    Digital Illustration
    Comic Art
    Microsoft Publisher
    Comics
    Illustration
    Character Design
    Clip Studio Paint
    Digital Art
  • $15 hourly
    Art with Heart that's how it should be. I am eager, passionate, willing to take that long tough road just to meet a clients needs. Illustrations are not just illustrations for me, its not just some colors and lines that are there to please the eyes. Its a higher language that speaks without words, it not only catches the eye but also the soul. It can change moods, perspectives, it can make you laugh, cry, or scare you. It is an idea put on a digital paper that will take root once it catches someones attention. It will be part of them as I am part of my works.
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    Fantasy
    Portrait Art
    Realistic Portrait
    Comic Art
    Digital Painting
    Book Cover
    Illustration
    Anime
    Digital Art
    Children's Book Illustration
    Storyboarding
    Logo Design
  • $40 hourly
    I am a professional artist. I work quickly and always meet deadlines. You can give me absolutely any idea and theme for illustration and I will gladly do it for you. I work in a wide range of styles and you can see my work in my portfolio (it's below in my profile). I can do: - NFT art -line art - vector illustration - Manga style - Concept Art/Character Design - flat illustration - 3d illustration
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    Chibi Style
    Raster Graphic
    PaintTool SAI
    Famous Cartoon
    2D Design
    Digital Illustration
    Digital Art
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Vector Graphic
    Character Design
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $12 hourly
    Bright and unique ideas infuse every illustration with fun, attractiveness, and engagement. With 4 years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Digital Illustrator, I specialize in creating exclusive illustrations for clients. My passion drives me to invest significant effort and time into each project. Whether working with organizations, small businesses, or individuals, I prioritize their needs. My commitment to creativity and skill ensures that all projects are completed on time or even ahead of schedule, even if it means working seven days a week or during holidays. My services are focused mainly on the following : 📌 Vector Illustration 📌 Website Assets creation 📌 Line art / Coloring Pages 📌 Logo Design 📌 Character Design 📌 Comic Strips 📌 Editorial Cartoon 📌 Child-friendly' content 📌 2d flat illustrations 📌 Image trace Leveraging Adobe Illustrator as my primary tool, complemented by proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Krita, I bring a blend of 21 years of cartooning and illustration experience with an additional 4 years in digital art. My approach is rooted in originality; I thrive on crafting from the ground up, transforming a simple pen and paper into vibrant, imaginative creations. My commitment is to client satisfaction, delivering services that not only meet but exceed expectations. Originality is my guiding principle, ensuring every project is a distinct piece of art. I am readily available for collaboration—just a message away, eager to contribute my talent to your next project.
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    Website Asset
    Drawing
    Digital Illustration
    Vector Tracing
    Comic Art
    Cartoon Character
    Children's Literature
    Commercial Style
    2D Design
    Flat Style
    Line Drawing
    Vector Art
    Character Design
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $45 hourly
    Hello! I'm Brittany, a comic/manga artist, illustrator, and character designer who works both in black and white and color. Whether you have a multi-part series or a simple idea you would like to see visualized in a comic, novel, or singular image, I am here to help. I'm super dedicated to helping people bring their ideas to life, whether it's for themselves or to be shared. Being a writer myself, I have been on both sides of production and I can not only help with materializing your ideas but can also offer advice for how the writing can itself prop up the illustrations. I have much experience in starting projects from the ground up but can also easily jump into an already established project. My style ranges widely from a painterly style to classic comic cell shading and manga duo-tone. Skills: Illustration, Comic/Manga/Graphic Novel Illustration, Comic Strips, Children's Book Illustration, Cover Design/Illustration, Panel Layout, Page Design, Character Design, Environmental Design, Comic Lettering, Script Writing, Storyboarding, Working within deadlines Programs: Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint
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    Comic Art
    Drawing
    Comics
    Digital Painting
    Digital Illustration
    Book Cover
    Adobe Photoshop
    Character Design
    Anime
    Sketch
    Illustration
  • $20 hourly
    Hello! My name is Tanapat but you can call me Tana. I am a self proclaimed wizard.... Just kidding! I'm a 2D illustrator/artist that helps bring your visions and ideas to life! Wooo! Jokes aside. I've been working as a professional artist on upwork for the past 3 years and have worked on many projects such as • Children books • Stickers • Posters • Shirt print designs • Logos • Product designs • NFTs • Manga • Videogame character designs The programs I mainly use are Photoshop, Illustrator and Clip Studio paint. Art is everything to me and I take pride in all of my art piece so you can rest assure the art you get will be of the highest quality by my standard. I'm quite versatile when it comes to art style so do feel free to message me and discuss things beforehand if you are interested.
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    Digital Art
    Children's Book Illustration
    Graphic Design
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Storybook
    Illustration
    Drawing
    2D Illustration
    Character Design
    NFT Art
    Playful Tone
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $25 hourly
    Illustrator frelancee. I trained in different drawing and painting academies. I practice different genres and techniques of illustration, from digital to traditional, realism to comics. I have knowledge of anatomy, color, planes, perspective, volumes, textures, composition, character design, concept art. You can check my portfolio below. Regards! :) Jere.
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    Comic Art
    Cartoon Art
    Character Design
    Illustration
  • $40 hourly
    I'm Alexandra. I'm a Manga/Comic Book Artist .  Drawing and creating, it's not my job, Is what characterize me the best. I love to put passion in every project I'm working on. Services that I can offer : Manga/Comics pages NFT's collection Corporate Branding (Visual Identity, Logo Design, Brand Guidelines) Print Design (Flyers, Packaging, Banners, Posters, Stationary, Business Cards) Looking forward for the next amazing project.
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    Realistic
    Storyboarding
    Line Drawing
    Sketching
    Freestyle Drawing
    Digital Painting
    Anime
    Comics
    Character Design
    Graphic Design
    Concept Artistry
    Logo Design
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $15 hourly
    Maintained the "High Demand and Quality" status on other platforms by creating and building an impressive reputation for several years up to present. I have strong hard work ethics, good communication, self-motivated and demonstrated my ability to complete tasks and assignments in a timely manner. I can hereby start the project right after the contract is awarded and look forward to having a long term business relationship.
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    Digital Art
    Chibi Style
    Clothing
    Freestyle Drawing
    Anime
    2D Illustration
    Drawing
    Character Design
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Clip Studio Paint
    Digital Illustration
    Graphic Design
  • $32 hourly
    Hi, I'm top rated artist with 7 years experience establishing concept art as well as key art and marketing materials for diverse projects, includes novels, games and TV series.
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    Concept Design
    Concept Artistry
    Adobe Photoshop
    Anime
    2D Illustration
    Illustration
    Character Design
    Sketch
  • $20 hourly
    ✅ Always Avalible ! ✅ Character design for games / comics / movies ✅ Illustration for business / games / book covers / children books ✅ Animation for website I am an expert level illustrator with extensive experience developing creative content which work across multiple platforms to help drive ideas and concepts forward. I've developed illustrations for clients and companies world wide branching into the sectors of advertising, marketing, PR, media, broadcasting, medical, scientific, publishing and building developers.
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    AI-Generated Art
    Storyboard
    Book Cover Design
    Book Cover
    Illustration
    Artificial Intelligence
    Character Design
    Cartoon Character
    Character Illustration
  • $30 hourly
    Hello! If you looking for a professional and creative illustrator, you’ve found the right man!!! My name is George. Just give me a call and you receive the best illustration possible, with attention paid to small details... Being an experienced illustrator, I will picturize you the best visual solution to all your needs. I have a good understanding of client briefs and committed to every detail, and never missed any deadline. Im always open to interesting projects and looking forward to cooperating with you! My clients hire me because they trust my ability to bring their ideas to life. Let do our cool projects together!!! I work through the Upwork network EXCLUSIVELY!!! No other payment is acceptable!
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    Digital Painting
    Book Cover
    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Comics
    2D Design
    Arts & Culture
    Digital Art
    Line Drawing
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Watercolor
    Character Design
    Hand-Drawn Style
  • $20 hourly
    I am an artist based in Sri Lanka. Most People call me Rey. I'm a Designer and storyteller. I've worked on many comic, animation and illustration projects both on and off Upwork. I'm confident I can make your project the best it can be! Some of the things I can do for you , Comics / Manga/ Webtoons /Graphic Novels Character Design, Children's Books Illustration, Concept Art 2D Animation Storyboards Stylized Personal Drawings (Additionally, I am NSFW friendly)
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    3D Animation
    2D Animation
    2D Art
    Graphic Novel
    Clip Studio Paint
    Digital Painting
    Digital Illustration
    Comics
    Drawing
    Storyboarding
    Anime
    Illustration
    Character Design
    Storybook
  • $20 hourly
    々 MY PROJECTS 々 - E-Sports Comic (Collaboration with Malaysian E-Sports Team) - Great Eastern Comic and Animation Ads - Toyota Comic Advertisement - 3 Local Products and Services Comic Advertisement Using mostly digital medium, you can be rest assured that I will strive to complete your project according to your need in the specified time. I am always ready to discuss anything about the job in hand and guarantee to consider all your comments to ensure the success of your project. Thank you for your consideration and feel free to contact me anytime!
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    Cartoon Art
    Comics
    Comic Art
    Malay to English Translation
    Illustration
    2D Animation
    Animated Cartoon
  • $46 hourly
    Professional illustrator and manga artist. Please see the work samples here: http://xichenart.weebly.com/2d.html
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    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Pixologic Zbrush
    Comic Art
    3D Modeling
    Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $40 hourly
    I'm a freelance illustrator and comic artist graduated in graphic design. I have more than 10 years of experience in comics and illustrations with publishers and worldwide clients. I'm very serious about deadlines.
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    Comic Art
    Illustration
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $15 hourly
    I am an artist who specializes more on Manga and Anime-inspired designs. I am very passionate with my work and skills as I have been drawing for most of my life. I also have engaged in freelance work for more than 5 years and have experienced working with other clients within the field. I also have experience in doing Graphic Designs such as logos, posters, etc., as well as simple Animation and Character Designs. I look forward into helping you with your ideas and designs and provide high quality service in making them come to life!
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    2D Design
    Chibi Style
    Clip Studio Paint
    Anime
    Digital Painting
    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Animation
    Graphic Design
  • $30 hourly
    I make digital webtoons. Several of my worked titles has been published in many platforms. Do check out my webcomic, "RUPTURE" published at WEBTOON FACTORY Here's a list of what I provide : Comic making (Penciling, inking and Coloring) Illustration Storyboards Typesetting Tools : Clip Studio Paint Adobe Photoshop Procreate Sketchup Feel free to reach out to me!
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    Fantasy
    Background Imagery
    Sketching
    SketchUp
    Typesetting
    Pencil
    Inking
    Comic Art
    Illustration
    Digital Art
    Storyboarding
    Clip Studio Paint
    Procreate
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $30 hourly
    Hi, I'm Fei! I am a 2D animator, storyboard artist, manga artist, illustrator. I have experience in the entire process of 2D animation design, (especially the anime style). At the same time, I can use 3D software (such as Maya, and Blender) to assist in the production of 2D animations. Here's my website: feixueliart.com
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    Illustration
    Graphics Animation & Compositing Framework
    Clip Studio Paint
    TVPaint
    Ink
    Comic Art
    2D Animation
    2D Illustration
    Storyboard
    Fan Art
    Adobe Photoshop
    Character Design
    Anime
  • $40 hourly
    Illustrator with experience and passion for the job. The magic lies in the amount of research I put in before every job. Combine with my artistic approach, the results are unique and highly practical products of art.
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    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Character Illustration
    Storytelling
    Comic Art
    Digital Painting
    Comics
    Digital Illustration
    Concept Design
    Character Design
    Sketch
    Illustration
    Storyboarding
    Concept Artistry
  • $18 hourly
    Hi! I'm a freelance digital illustrator. I have experience in published webtoon and comics. I have skills in drawing 2d backgrounds, figure characters, facial expressions, coloring and toning. I can work in anime/manga/manhwa style or even semi realism. I've worked as assistant on a webtoon "28th century fan" which is published in Naver Webtoon. I've also worked on short educational comics for local offline clients. There are also various works like illustration, portraits, fanarts, all in my portfolio. If you need my skills, don't hesitate to contact me and we can work together. Thank you!
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    2D Drawing
    Comics
    Cartoon Art
    Drawing
    Digital Painting
    Digital Illustration
    Comic Art
    Illustration
    Anime
    Character Design
  • $30 hourly
    My style is dominantly Japanese Anime / Manga Art, but I'm very versatile and willing to adapt and meet client's needs. I can affirm that I am passionate about what I do, and I will do my best in every project and meet the committed schedule. Main Services: Anime Illustration: -Original Character / Character Design or Fanart Manga: -I can create a storyboard or finished manga out of a script with minimal supervision. Comics: -I can create a storyboard or finished comics out of a script with minimal supervision. Webtoon: -I can create a storyboard or finished webtoon out of a script with minimal supervision. Other Services: Inking -Digitally inking a drafted/sketched art Coloring -Coloring lineart Correction / Cleaning -Cleaning an illustration or comic page Manga Misc. -Screentone, Typesetting, Special / Line Effects
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    Comics
    Comic Art
    Digital Illustration
    Drawing
    Book Cover
    Digital Painting
    Illustration
    Character Design
    Anime
    Storyboarding
    Sketch
    Adobe Photoshop
    Clip Studio Paint
  • $20 hourly
    If you are looking for a reliable, skilled, and creative illustrator who will bring your idea to life, you found the right person! I have more than three years of experience in digital art and finished 50+ projects on Upwork! What sets me apart from other illustrators is my ability to work in any style and always find an approach that meets the specific needs of each client. I'm passionate about bringing stories to life through vibrant and captivating illustrations! Short deadlines are not a problem, my communication is quick and I can improve illustration until you will be happy with the result! Let's collaborate and bring your story to life! Here are some reviews from my Upwork clients: "Martha is extremely professional. She constantly works with you and gives you options until you are happy with the results. I highly recommend her." "Martha did an incredible job on this project! She communicated very quickly and effectively and completed the project fast to an excellent standard. I am very pleased with the finished result and would 100% recommend :)" "Martha is just excellent. She is a great artist and a hard worker; many times she went above and beyond to ensure the work was high quality. In my engagement with her over the span of 2 months she accomplished everything by the end of what was a difficult deadline with lots of added improvements. On top of that, she is also a great person and I really enjoyed working with her :) There's not much more I can say except that if you are looking for an artist for your project and Martha is available, you should honestly look no further."
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    Booking Services
    Book Cover
    Book Illustration
    Cartoon Art
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
    2D Illustration
    Procreate
    Children's Book Illustration
  • $25 hourly
    The art of illustrating is making dirt on the paper delicately. To save the trees I started using tablets. And I have been drawing and editing digitally for 7 years. As far as my journey goes I met many good people and learned a lot from it. -Design In the early days of my career, I worked for a printing company as a pre-print maker. I was in charge of making book covers and editing pages. -Comic and Manga Since I was a kid I liked drawing. Then I met with comics, I was fully obsessed with them. After a few years of hard work, I got published in local magazines and won national comic awards(#MAKMA2016). -Illustration After 2 full series of manga and a number of one-shot comics, I decided to step up my game. I started drawing more realistically and colorfully. This brings me new opportunities to extend my comic skills and various types of illustration styles in my bag. -Heartland of anime and manga I've lived in Japan for 6 years. 2 years of language school and 2 years of digital illustration college. If you're looking for a creative and talented artist to light up in your project, you've landed exactly at the right place. And client satisfaction is my first priority. If you have something to modify I'll change it right away and as many times as you want. Essentially, I always go the extra mile to make you happy. Looking forward to hearing from you :)
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    Arts & Crafts
    Graphic Design
    Drawing
    Book Cover
    Comic Art
    Illustration
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How to Hire Manga Artists

What is a manga artist?

A manga artist is a creative individual who’s focus conforms to the style of art developed in Japan in the late 19th century. The style of manga refers to comics or graphic novels originating from Japan in a number of possible genres, including action, adventure, mystery, romance, science fiction or fantasy. 

How do you hire a manga artist?

You can source manga artist talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a manga artist.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview manga artists. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of manga artist you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a manga artist?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire manga artists.

How do you write a manga artist job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample manga artist job post titles:

  • Manga artist needed for album cover
  • Anime and manga artist wanted to help develop graphic novel
  • Illustrator familiar with manga sensibilities needed for gallery showing

Project description

An effective manga artist job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From initial concepting to full character development, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain styles, platforms, or scale, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Manga artist job responsibilities

Here are some examples of manga artist job responsibilities:

  • Develop full manga characters from initial concepts and instructions
  • Provide initial sketches for original manga comic book concept
  • Match style of popular manga characters for new character launch

Manga artist job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a manga artist. Here are some examples:

  • Ability to capture same style of popular manga characters to develop new characters
  • Track record of illustrating in a style similar to Final Fantasy characters
  • Portfolio of fantasy-styled anime and manga artwork
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