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No... it was indeed not a dream. We really did it. The King of All Cosmos has really done it. A sky full of stars... We broke it. Yes, We were naughty. Completely naughty. So, so very sorry. But just between you and Us, it felt quite good.♥

Not that We can remember very clearly, but We were in all Nature’s embrace. We felt the beauty of all things, and felt love for all. That’s how it was. Did you see? We smiled a genuine smile. Did you see? The stars splintering in perfect beauty. So many there used to be, almost a nuisance. Now there’s nothing but darkness. Hee... ‘Tis but a dream... Hee... But a beautiful one.

B♥U♥T♥ That miraculous fabulous moment has passed, it’s over. We came to and found everyone furious. Even the King of All Cosmos was not spared their wrath. Really, everybody was irate.

So anyway, pee-wee Prince. Hurry up and bring back the glorious starry sky. Our problem, your problem. Yes? You owe Us your existence, We collect on the debt. Yes? Hand in hand, always there. Yes? The very definition of the father-son bond. Yes?

All right then, get cracking.

The King of All Cosmos, Katamari Damacy

The King of All Cosmos (Also known as Great King of All Cosmos, King of Ousama, or simply The King) is one of the main recurring characters of the Katamari series and the one who assigns his son The Prince to collect items with the magical katamari. He is the son of Papa, the husband of The Queen of All Cosmos, and the father of The Prince. The King is known for his flamboyant personality, forgetfulness, and love of rolling up objects. He seems to be narcissistic and treats himself as superior to the cousins.

In all of the games, his voice is usually heard as a record scratch, although during the credits of We ♥ Katamari, his supposed "true" voice sang the song A Song for the King of Kings. This same voice can be heard when you roll him up and in the variations of Chapter 11. As a child, it is presumed that his voice - like The Prince - was too quiet to be able to be heard.

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The King of All Cosmos sprites

Personal History[]

Throughout the course of the Katamari games, the King's life is slowly revealed.

NOTE: There's spoilers here, so avoid this part of the article if you don't want the story spoiled for you!

Before Katamari (We ♥ Katamari Cutscenes)[]


The young King.

The King's Father, the Previous King of All Cosmos, also known as Papa, raised the King as a competitor. We see Papa making The King perfect math, music, dancing, and boxing. After The King is knocked over by the punching bag, Papa brings down his stick as punishment. Papa then enters the young King into a junior-league boxing match. As they drive to the boxing match, The King looks out the window of Papa’s car to see two boys playing on the street and envies how they're free to do what they want.

The King starts the junior-league boxing match, in which he places second. Papa, accepting no less than perfection, throws the second-place trophy over a bridge into the river below much to the King's horror.

A few years later, now a young adult, The King gets into an argument with Papa over a slice of strawberry cake after trying to sneak a piece of it late at night and getting caught. Later that night, The King hides it inside of a wardrobe, then eats it before being caught by Papa. After having enough of Papa expecting perfection, in the middle of the night, The King rides his motorcycle out of the castle.

The King later gets in a fight with a gang while walking the streets. The hoodlums begin to mock his head, when one of them spaces his hands from his head, referencing The King's long head. They pulled knives out on him, but using the skills Papa taught him The King was able to fight them off. However, one of the gang members had managed to slice off his pompadour with a knife in the scuffle. He can also be seen with a bruise under his eye. As he sat in a pile of garbage bags in an alley, distraught from his misfortune, he held his severed pompadour before eventually deciding to wander into the streets again.

We next see a young Queen eating a loaf of bread out of a basket. Her cuckoo clock goes off, reminding her to go to school. She rushes out of her home, carrying a textbook and half a loaf of bread. The King, walking on the path to The Queen’s school, bumps into her. His sliced off pompadour meets with her half-loaf of bread, forming a heart. The King and The Queen look at each other, and are instantly attracted to each other.

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The beginning of something great

The King and The Queen begin dating soon after meeting. We see a montage of them doing several things together: including dancing in a flower field; eating ice cream cones; hiking up a cliff; foraging for mushrooms; and flying around the sky. After the montage, we see them sitting in a field of dandelions shaped like a heart on top of a mountain.

The King eventually returns to the castle where Papa, having no thoughts of romance, is angered when he hears about The King’s girlfriend. Having raised his son a born fighter, an enraged Papa punches The King in the back of his head leading to a fight. Papa expresses his disapproval of The King’s girlfriend. The King responds back by punching Papa in the face, leading to him sliding back and destroying a potted tree with his head. Papa slowly rises, leading to The King preparing for another fight, and is surprised when Papa simply walks back into the castle accepting his defeat. The King can be seen expressing regret for punching Papa.

The King later sneaks back into the castle, and from the hallway peeks into Papa’s room where he sees Papa affectionately staring at the second-place trophy he threw in the river years ago. Realizing Papa had fished out the trophy, The King is overcome by emotions. The King bursts into the room while crying, and apologizes to Papa. Papa looks at The King, raises his hand and instead of hitting him, pats his head and embraces him.

Soon after The King and Papa reconcile, The King introduces him to his girlfriend (The Queen) who he now accepts. All three of them can be seen doing various things including driving around the city in Papa’s car; having a picnic; staring at the blank sky from a mountain (Papa uses his powers to create a rainbow); taking a hot-air balloon ride, and horseback riding (Papa uses his own zebra instead). Viewing the sunset on the beach, all seems well until Papa collapses onto the sand, leading to The King and The Queen to panic.

Later, back in the castle on a snowy day, we see Papa sick in bed. The King and The Queen are sitting by the fireplace when they hear Papa call them into his room. The King and The Queen walk into Papa’s room, when suddenly Papa’s crown falls down from the doorway, and onto The King’s head. The King realizes Papa has given up his reign as king, and appointed The King as the new King of All Cosmos. Papa gives a thumbs up, before slumping forwards motionless. Thinking Papa has passed away, The King and The Queen rush to his side, only to find he has fallen asleep.

Years later, The King and The Queen are married and we see The King pacing back and forth in a waiting room at a hospital. The King hears a baby crying, and sees a nurse call him into The Queen’s room. The King sees his new child - The Prince - sitting in his small crib.

As The Prince grows up, The King makes up a game he calls “Katamari Damacy”, where one uses a magical ball called a “Katamari” to roll up objects and get bigger and bigger. The King developed a passion for it, and began to teach his son how to roll the Katamari.

Katamari Damacy[]

After a night of binge drinking, The King destroys all the stars in the sky (including the moon). The King sends The Prince to roll the Katamari to make new stars. Eventually, through the Katamari, The Prince rolls several Katamari which the King uses to make new stars and a new moon.

We ♥ Katamari[]

The people of Earth later became fascinated with Katamari Damacy as well and begin asking the King to make more stars, so he once again sends The Prince (this time with more of his cousins) to Earth to fulfill the fans requests.

Me & My Katamari[]

After creating planets, stars, and satellites for his fans The King and the Royal Family decide to take a much needed tropical vacation.

Unsurprisingly, The King creates a giant tsunami after swimming in the ocean and washes out all the Animals' islands. Knowing exactly what to do, he sends The Prince and his Cousins to make new islands for the animals.

Beautiful Katamari[]

One day, the King and Queen played a tennis match. Once again being excessive, the King hit a return shot so hard it created a black hole thus destroying all the stars the Prince had meticulously built for him. Almost apologetically, the King took the blame but sent the Prince to make new stars anyway. When the Prince successfully creates the new planets, the King has him make a Supergiant that engulfs all the other planets he made. The Supergiant becomes so big it plugs the menacing black hole forever. The King takes credit for stopping the black hole.

During Beautiful Katamari, in the post-game level you get to roll the King from small swaddled baby to large sprawling adult: going through the stages of baby, child, preteen, young adult and adult as he describes his childhood to you. The king was, since birth, heavily and strictly trained to be the best he can be by Papa in order to be King. He shows contentment towards his father whilst reciting this to The Prince. 

It is revealed during this that the King used to go out looking for 'Diamond Turtles', a type of poisonous turtle. He tells the Prince how foolish it was and how he wishes that the Prince doesn't follow in his footsteps in putting himself in danger.

Katamari Forever[]

The King takes his son out to practice the Royal Jump and gets taken out by a large comet, placing him into a coma. The Prince, Queen, and all of the Cousins create a RoboKing to replace him in his absence until he wakes up. After many attempts to wake him up with some help from his mother, The Prince finally manages to wake The King up, to which The King sees the RoboKing and is filled with rage at this imposter. The RoboKing gets upset at being made redundant and is imminently decommissioned by The King and rolled up. The Roboking then becomes a servant to The King and The King lives happily with his family once again.

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The King as he appears in Touch My Katamari

Touch My Katamari[]

After a play that was created to show The King's brilliance and grace, a child walking home with his parents asks his father if The King is more awesome than his school principal, the father ponders on his son's question before the mother answers saying she thinks that they're both equally awesome, and this revelation leaves their child shocked.

The King overhears this conversation and is disgusted to hear this and it sends him spiraling into a state of deep depression. This leaves his fans questioning his position as king. The King sends The Prince to craft Katamaris to make people remember The King for who he truly is.

Meanwhile a slob named Goro sees the news report about The King's downward spiral, and this encourages him to turn his life around.

Once The Prince crafted enough Katamaris for the fans, The King reveals his depression and drop in quality as a king was all an act to show the Prince if he doesn't work hard at all their fans won't have fun.

Spoilers end here!

Spin-Off Games[]

I Love Katamari[]

The King gets his head hit on a comet similar to Katamari Forever, so he sends The Prince down to earth to roll things to regain his memory.

Katamari Amore[]

Just like I Love Katamari, The King serves as the main plot for the game, he’s fascinated with all the wonders that the earth has, such as exploring different places and different time periods around the world, and exploring what the American Dream is.

Rolling with Katamari[]

Similar story to Katamari Damacy, The King knocks all of the stars out after a crazy night out, and sends his son, The Prince to replace them all.

Katamari Damacy Online[]

While the Royal Family is on a fishing trip, The King pulls out a cork with his fishing hook that releases a black hole. When the hole sucks up everything, The King and The Queen fly off, leaving The Prince to fix the mess.

Amazing Katamari Damacy[]

The King knocks over some black paint over forming black holes that suck everything, this angers The Queen as it wastes the rainbow they were making together. The King sends the Prince to roll Katamari's to "win The Queen's heart back".

Tap My Katamari[]

The King causes the stars to shatter whilst singing in the shower, so he orders The Prince to roll Katamaris to replace them. The King also gives out little rewards from time to time for the player.


His love for Katamari Damacy is without equal, as is his skill. As a child, The King appeared to be under constant pressure from his parent, causing a low self-esteem to manifest. As The King grew into adolescence and met the future Queen of all Cosmos, the two began a relationship and he seemed much happier. As an adult, he truly cares for his son, ever since the Prince was born, and even if he could be too rough, impatient and hard to please whenever he gives the Prince a duty, he only wants him to have success against all odds, as he's shaped into a mighty king himself, once the King has to pass the crown to him (in a way, this causes history to repeat itself, with the King and the Prince, instead of Papa and the young King). However, as pure as his intentions are, it's no secret that the King doesn't tolerate failure, and can give harsh punishments to the Prince, and even his nephews, if his tasks are not completed. Originally, he would scold the Prince for failing a course, possibly insulting him some. However, during We ♥ Katamari, he began shooting his eye beams in anger at the Prince and his cousins for failing. By Me & My Katamari, he would string the Prince up and punch him like a punching bag. In Beautiful Katamari, he would put the Prince on a pool table and throw billiard balls at him. In Katamari Forever, he launches meteors at the Prince. This is actually a mini game, as the Prince or cousin can be controlled, and the more they get hit, the more points are earned. In Katamari Forever, Roboking, a robot version of the king would throw meteors at the Prince or cousin in another minigame. This time, you get points for dodging the meteors and it continues on until you get hit too many times. The more times you are hit, the more you shrink. He is not nice when the Prince rolls up his random dreams.


The King and Queen are posing

Also, during the games, it is seen that the King has a very arrogant and egotistical side, only accepting a fan's request if they compliment him, taking most of the credit every time a crisis is solved, as if all the work was done by him when it's clear that he only creates stars from the Prince's crafted Katamari's. However, as arrogant and prideful as he is, it is not hard to demolish his pride, since he fell into depression when a kid's mother said his school principle was "equally as awesome", as we see in Touch My Katamari, and often gets upset if The Prince or his cousins roll without listening to his speeches.

The Queen seems to know how to put The King in his place. She has been mentioned to be feared by The King of All Cosmos. In A Song For the King of Kings, she is mentioned to have gotten upset at him for folding his laundry incorrectly. The story of Amazing Katamari Damacy is based around The Queen becoming angry at The King for ruining their paintwork. In the comic, she states that The King enjoys adding "Drama and mystery" to everything. The King and The Queen's relationship is balanced between The Queen's humbleness and The King's self absorbance.

But despite all that, The King adores all joys of life, from his own family, to rolling Katamari's.


The King has gone through a multitude of different designs and clothing throughout the series, but his nose, crown, headdress and goatee are always left untouched, and usually wears lots of golden chains, capes and belts.

A recurring theme is the psychedelic patterned headdresses.


The King as he appears in Katamari Damacy

Main Games[]

Katamari Damacy/REROLL[]

He wears a tight dark blue shirt, dark maroon tights, a lioness belt, a large purple cape with flower patterns on it, a gold chain, and multiple sets of jewelry around and on his hands. His headdress has glowing lights all around it. The King states that his belt features a lioness instead of a male lion because the female hunts.[1]

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The King as he appears in We ♥ Katamari

We ♥ Katamari[]

He wears a casual light blue shirt that reveals his chest, a small gold chain, lighter maroon tights, and his lioness belt is now fabric, and flowers on the looser left and right sides of his shirt around his forearms. His clothing is more 70's styled.

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The King as he appears in Me & My Katamari

Me & My Katamari[]

The King is now in a dark maroon full body swimsuit, with gold bands wrapped around his forearms, a golden lioness chain around his neck, and a bright yellow cape.


The King by the Prince and some cousins on paper airplanes.

Beautiful Katamari[]

He sports a frumpy outfit, a shirt that reveals his stomach, and a dark red cape. This is his first outfit that does not include tights, giving the King a slightly more modest design.

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The King on the Windysoft website

Katamari Damacy Online[]

The King wears a red cape and a full-body gold outfit, similar to his Touch My Katamari outfit. He wears two gold necklaces and a thong outline is seen under his suit.


The King as he appears in Katamari Forever

Katamari Forever[]

He wears an all white suit and cape with gold bracelets and trims that sport small glowing purple lights (similar to the design of his headdress in Katamari Damacy), a purple shirt, and a gold lioness medallion.


The King as he appears in Touch My Katamari

Touch My Katamari[]

The King can be dressed however the player wants him, but by default he sports a full body yellow spandex, always holds a rose in his left hand, and a lioness belt with a dark hot pink strap.

The Creation of Katamari Damacy[]

The King of All Cosmos developed Katamari Damacy as one of his extensive list of hobbies. While he wouldn't do it to rebuild the stars, he has been known to roll a Katamari himself. The first time the Prince rolled up the Sun, he said that was "so 99 decades ago". It was shown later that The King used the sun as a Katamari, rolling up all the fans and cousins in the Katamari. When he began to bore off the game, other fans renewed his interest by asking for new, more spectacular Katamaris, one even being 15,000,000 km radius.

However, while The King invented the game of Katamari Damacy, it's said that Dr. Katamari is the inventor of the Katamari itself, and his temporary replacement Dr. Katamari 2 helped make Touch My Katamari with The King.

Appearances In Katamari Games[]

Katamari Damacy[]

Cannot be rolled up in this game, but is the main part of the plot. The main cause for destroying all the stars and moon in the sky, sends his son The Prince to go roll Katamaris to replace the stars he destroyed, will command and critique everything the player has done at the end of each level.

We ♥ Katamari[]

Just Right King

The King in Just Right - Large.

Where/How to Find:

  • As Large/Fast as Possible 5 - Walking around in the ocean, in the last area.
  • We ♥ Katamari - Rolling the Sun.

Size: 3,095m

The King Cousins

The King in the Cousins stage.

Description: We are always gorgeous. Our size changes depending on Our mood and the local atmospheric temperature.

When Rolled Up: "Yes!! We’re having a moment!! We’ve finally been rolled up. Ahh, so this is what it feels like. It’s impossible to describe... But it somehow feels happy. Dreamy, that’s what it is. Oh, it’s the best. Getting rolled up is the best ♥".

After stage dialogue: "Oh, are We busted? Did you know We were scampering around? B-U-T, it looked so fun, with all the shouting and letting loose. Ah, it was a dream come true. One of Our dreams actually came true ♥"

After stage dialogue if rolled up with the Queen: "Ooh, that was fun. This katamari, it rolled both of Us up, right off the bat. The King and the Queen, hand in hand, rolled up in a single katamari ♥ It's amazing, you know, inside the katamari. Oh wait... We can't talk about it. Nothing to see here, move along! We had a good time."

Me & My Katamari[]

Where/How to Find: Royal Monument - Walking around the ocean, in the last area.

Size: 3500m

Description: Enjoying a tropical island vacation. Look at the exquisite swimwear We have prepared.

When Rolled Up: "Hey... Finally, something with greatness! Us! The incomparable King of All Cosmos."

After stage dialogue: "Prince rolled Us up this time, yes? Thanks to that, We are overjoyed and ecstatic! A roll of the katamari makes happiness go around! If you ever see Us, don't forget to roll Our way!"

Beautiful Katamari[]

Where/How to Find:

  • Schloss Kosmos - Flying around in the Cosmos.
  • Dangerous Colony - Walking around the Earth.
  • Chatéau Notre Desir - Being rolled as a Katamari.
  • Beautiful Katamari - Flying near the very end.


  • 1,150,000km
  • 9,500km
  • 5cm
  • 350m


  • A king who flies via a secret technique that no on can imitate. He’d Go faster if he used his feet.
  • We are always gorgeous. Our size changes depending on Our mood and the local atmospheric temperature.

Katamari Forever[]

Where/How to Find:

  • Wake Up the King (as "Sleeping King") - Sleeping in the Cosmos.
  • Make a Star - Danger (as "The King of All Cosmos") - Walking around the Earth.
  • Make a Star 11 (as "Flying King") - As Large as Possible - Walking around in the ocean in the last area.
  • We ♥ Katamari Ending Minigame - Rolling the Sun.
  • Beautiful Katamari Ending Minigame - Flying near the very end.


  • 1,200,000km (Sleeping King)
  • 9,500km (The King of All Cosmos)
  • 350m (Flying King)


  • It’s Us catching up on Our much needed beauty sleep. (Sleeping King)
  • We are always gorgeous. Our size changes depending on Our mood and the local atmospheric temperature. (The King of All Cosmos)
  • A king who flies via a secret technique that no on can imitate. He’d go faster if he used his feet. (Flying King)

When Rolled Up:

  • "Something royal... Oh, it's the King! What's his highness doing here?"
  • "Wooooooooooooooooooo!! A kind of magic!! Mindblown! Mindscaped! Our mind is so clean, you can eat off of it!".

Touch My Katamari[]

Where/How to Find: The Great Journey - Sitting in the very last area.

Size: 850m


  • The in-game reason for why his voice sounds like a record scratching is unknown, but it may be meant to be a play on the fact he's a godlike entity, and as such his voice sounds the way it does because humans can't properly comprehend it.
    • However, his "true" voice can be heard in the games proceeding Katamari Damacy when you roll him up. He is heard in the We ♥ Katamari in the beginning cutscene, A Song For the King of Kings, and the Chapter 11 variations. In Beautiful Katamari, he can also be heard exclaiming "Yeah!" when you roll up his desired items in Chatéau Notre Desir.
    • His speaking voice has an American accent. He speaks very choppy Japanese, with very unskilled pronunciation. This is emphasized in his dialogue in the Japanese games, with most of his text being in katakana (or kanji, when necessary). Katakana is widely used for borrowed words.
  • Lace

    Lace and the King doll

    When Prince wears the cool belt, (an accessory) it is the same belt that the king wears. Similarly, in We ♥ Katamari and later games, when the Prince wears the Little Bro accessory, it is a younger version of the King.
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The young King backpack in a Katamari Damacy Online wallpaper

  • In Katamari Damacy Online, there is an item of a younger King backpack.
  • There is artwork of Lace with a little King doll from Katamari Damacy Online.
  • When he was younger and in his rebellious phase, the King had a pompadour hairstyle. When talking to the Prince about his memories of it, he seems to have been very fond of his hairstyle.
  • When a Katamari rolls up a cousin, after completion of the stage, the King often asks them what they're doing on Earth, which is strange due to the fact that Earth is the only known inhabited planet.
  • The King is inspired by the Japanese stereotype known as "Okama." Though it was once used as an insult to gay men, drag queens, and transfeminine people, it has now been reclaimed by sexual minorities across Japan. They tend to use effeminate speech and dress very flamboyantly. [2]
  • The King's mother is never shown nor mentioned in any of the games. This could probably serve as a reason why he and the Prince are very different, despite both having aggressive fathers.
    • The King might have been adopted by Papa, which would explain a non-existent mother figure. The King's father also already seemed to be quite old by the time the King was very young, and possibly needed an heir to pass the crown to.
    • The King shows no resemblance of his father, having a gray skin tone and a flamboyant yet self-conscious personality.
  • The King even has a English Twitter account[3] and a Japanese Twitter account[4].
  • A character from the show Chowder, The King of the Sky, was inspired by The King of All cosmos.
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    The King's room

    The King's bedroom is shown in Katamari Amore.
  • In The Simpsons Video Game, Milhouse was dressed as The King of All Cosmos.
  • In Pac-Man World Rally, The King appears as part of the background from the King's Kourse track.
  • Just like the Prince, the King had an antenna on his head when he was young. However, once he was an adult (as portrayed in Katamari Damacy), his antenna disappeared. Interestingly enough, the Queen and Papa have the same characteristic. It is unknown if it sinks into the skull or it just falls off, but it is implied that the Prince and his cousins will have the same characteristic as well, once they are adults. Also, it seems that his face becomes complex as he become an adult while the Queen doesn't, meaning the males of his kind will change in face while the females' faces remain the same.
  • The King also has an ability called "Royal Warp", that teleports The Prince back to the place where he was rolling if he "goes away". However, this is only used when the player manages to glitch the game in a way that makes the Prince falls from the map into the void below. It is unknown if it is possible to glitch the other games in the same way, which in turn means that it is unknown if the Royal Warp was ever used in another game.
  • In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, the titular character inner monologues the absurd nature of a witness claiming to be a great man by saying that if they're a great man, he himself must be the "King of All Cosmos". 
  • He displays a number of verbal habits, which include: Referring to himself using the royal 'we' (that is, using “we”, “our”, and “us” in place of “I,” “my”, or “me”); and often ending a sentence with a “yes?” seeking approval from the listener—mostly, The Prince or a cousin that the player controls. 
  • For the Korean release of Katamari Forever, his description reads " The beautiful and great King of All Cosmos, loved by both you and me, who always keeps The Cosmos in peace and order. We finally got support in FULL HD, and We were so excited that We came out wearing luxury clothes." (This description may not be fully accurate as Google Translate was used for translation.)
  • In The King's description in the Collection menu from We ♥ Katamari, he and the rest of his kind has the ability to shrink down into normal human height depending on their mood and the local atmospheric temperature.
  • The King of All Cosmos apparently used to wet the bed.
  • On The King's bulletin board system from the original Katamari website, a user asks "By the way, King! Do you prefer bread for breakfast? Or rice?". The King responds with: "It's the royal style to eat it after it's fluffy in the cornflake milk."[5]

Alternate Names[]

Official names in different languages
Language Name Transliteration Translation Meaning
Japanese 王様 Ousama King A man who rules over a group of people.
Korean 아바마마 Abamama King A man who rules over a group of people.
English The King Of All Cosmos The King Of All Cosmos The King Of All Cosmos A man who rules over the cosmos.


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