A Ranking, an Interview and a Meme


Tsubasa #18 in the Rankings:

After a week (and a couple of days) after the release of Tsubasa #18, let’s see how well it went in the rankings.

E-hon daily ranking:

03/18:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Love Com #16
3 – Sprout #4
5 – Tsubasa #18

03/19:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Love Com #16
3 – Tsubasa #18

03/20:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Tsubasa #18
3 – Love Com #16

03/21:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Tsubasa #18
3 – Ahiro no Sora #15

03/22:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Fruits Basket #23
3 – Tsubasa #18

Amazon.co.jp Comics daily ranking:

03/18:

1 – Fullmetal Alchemist #16
2 – Fruits Basket #23
3 – Nana #17
6 – Tsubasa #18

03/19:

1 – Fullmetal Alchemist #16
2 – Fruits Basket #23
3 – Nana #17
4 – Tsubasa #18

03/20:

1 – Fullmetal Alchemist #16
2 – Fruits Basket #23
3 – Nana #17
10 – Tsubasa #18

03/21:

1 – Fullmetal Alchemist #16
2 – Kimi Kisu-various heroines #1
3 – Fruits Basket #23
9 – Tsubasa #18

03/21:

1 – Fullmetal Alchemist #16
2 – Fruits Basket #23
3 – Kimi Kisu-various heroines #1
9 – Tsubasa #18

Tohan Weekly Ranking:

03/15~03/22:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Love Com #16
3 – One Piece #45
4 – Tsubasa #18

Yahoo Weekly Ranking:

03/12~03/19:

1 – Nana #17
2 – Fruits Basket #23
3 – Odomaiku My Day
4 – Tsubasa #18

Animate Weekly Ranking:

03/14~03/21:

1 – Tsubasa #18
2 – School Rumble #16
3 – Nana #17
7 – Tsubasa – Deluxe Edition #18

Tsubasa always rocks on Animate’s raking! ^^ But that’s the only place where the deluxe edition has showed up. (Where are the Subaru fans?) The truth is that Tsubasa used to sell a lot better before (although I have to confess that the competitors were hard).

CLAMP Interview from 2002:

x_reggg-san and carcarcarrot-san translated one more interview from the batch of Chinese interviews I gave them to translate ^^

This one was originally conceived in 2002, by the time the anime of Chobits was being aired, and it focuses in no particular matter (it’s pretty general), going from materializing Ohkawa’s ideas into the paper, working in group, to CLAMP’s participation on the anime adaptations of their mangas (which was my favorite part). It’s one of the best interviews I’ve read so far, very interesting.

First part | Second part

Thank you to both of them *bows* ^___^

‘Origin of your nick’ Meme:

I got kindly tagged by hiki_chan XD

Rules: Post the explanation of where your username came from. Then tag TEN users whose explanations you’d like to hear. If you are tagged post the explanation to your page.

It’s a long story, so skip away if you like xD

Okay, here we go. Back in 2002 I got a cool new computer with fast-speed connection, and it was during the time where ICQ was TEH hit xD I used my name for a tiny while, but I needed an alter-ego to use on the internet.

I wanted a nickname of a CLAMP character, because I was already into them at that time. So I asked my friends which character they thought I looked like. Their answer was “Syaoran” xD I guess because my hair used to be like his at that time, and also because I was (and still am quite) short. Although I like Syaoran very much, I didn’t want a character that everybody used in the nickname (nothing against who has Syaoran as a nickname, I just didn’t want to be “one more” in the world xD).

So I started to search for a nickname, and it didn’t take long before I spotted Yuuto xD There were enough reasons to make me choose him. I thought he looked what I would have looked if I were an adult (I had just completed 15 years old at the time xD). He was from X, which was already my all-time favorite CLAMP work. I thought he was a very cool guy (I like his kind of sense of humor). Anyway, I felt sympathy towards him. So I took his name (and the ones who had first suggested me “Syaoran”, approved “Yuuto” 100%, saying that there was so better choice).

The “Chibi” part comes from my height, actually xD I was never a tall guy myself *ashamed* And also because one of my friends who helped me to pick this nickname was known as “Chibi Belldy”, and we would built together our CLAMP website, so we thought it would be cool to be nickname pals xD

Do you remember this story, sorata-kun? XDDD So long ago!

Nowadays I still like Yuuto a lot. And I think he doesn’t get as much “screen-time” as he actually deserves. I think he’s a great character and I would like to know more about him. I already adopted this “nickname” and if I were to ever live in Japan, I would choose “Yuuto” to be my name.

And now I tag:
canon_4_life
carcarcarrot (please explain!!!!!!! xD)
ladydarkmoon
oujirou_chan
x_reggg
clow_shirow
miyazawa_lulu
moko_ko_nyanko
otacon_san
usomitai

94 thoughts on “A Ranking, an Interview and a Meme

  1. Where are the Subaru fans?

    Oh geez, don’t say that. XD We They’ll pop up everywhere. XD

    And I have no idea what’s with the rankings, naybe people are just losing interest? XP

    Btw, you didn’t actually tag anyone…XD

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    • >Oh geez, don’t say that. XD We They’ll pop up everywhere. XD

      Hahahahaha I know that XDDD That was my intention To provoke them xDD

      >And I have no idea what’s with the rankings, naybe people are just losing interest? XP

      I don’t know either… too bad, the series is currently at it’s best time.

      >Btw, you didn’t actually tag anyone…XD

      I only noticed that later, sorry! But I tag you too! XD

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      • Hahahahaha I know that XDDD That was my intention To provoke them xDD

        Are you suicidal? XD Those people will eat your proverbial babies. *serious face* (XD)

        I don’t know either… too bad, the series is currently at it’s best time.

        …well, I prefered Tokyo. That was its best by me. And maybe people prefered it being light hearted? Also when you think about it, we’ve lost every main character, whether it be to total personality change or clone-replacement. ._.

        I only noticed that later, sorry! But I tag you too! XD

        Lol, that’s eleven people! You cheat! XD (but okay, do I have to post it on my lj or can I just do it here? XP)

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        • >Are you suicidal? XD Those people will eat your proverbial babies. *serious face* (XD)

          HAHAHAHAHA no, please no xD *runs*

          >Also when you think about it, we’ve lost every main character, whether it be to total personality change

          Character development! XD

          >or clone-replacement. ._.

          LOOOOOOL! XDDDD

          >do I have to post it on my lj or can I just do it here? XP

          Your call ^__^

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          • Character development! XD

            Yeaaah, but Fai was the really happy one, Kurogane was part of the comic relief chasing round Mokona/Fai, Mokona was an annoying bouncy rat, Sakura was a sickly beam of sunshine, and Syaoran was the dorky determined Knight on a white donkey.
            And none of this applies anymore. D=

            Your call ^__^

            It’s a boring story. =B

            Basically, I used to use the name ‘Ryouko Masaki’ which was taken from a character in an old anime I used to love (and am still very fond of). One random day I got the idea to start an lj, but I didn’t want to use a name I got off a character, so me and my friend sat around for ages in front of the pc pouring over my Japanese dictionary. Seeing what sounded nice.
            In the end we got this, Kurenai Tenka, which means Crimson Snow. It’s kind of morbid and pretty, it’s a poetic-y image to me, anyway. ^^;

            And the rest is history? XD

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            • >Yeaaah, but Fai was the really happy one, Kurogane was part of the comic relief chasing round Mokona/Fai, Mokona was an annoying bouncy rat, Sakura was a sickly beam of sunshine, and Syaoran was the dorky determined Knight on a white donkey.

              YEAH! I love CLAMP ^____________________^

              >In the end we got this, Kurenai Tenka, which means Crimson Snow.

              Ah! So random and yet so cool ! XDDDD I really liked it! It does sounds like a name with much history behind and not randomly picked from the dictionary xD

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  2. ‘Chibiyuuto’ does have a nice ring to it! XD And well done to Tsubasa for fairing well against the might of NANA, Fullmetal Alchemist and the last Furuba volume. Much love for the interview links as well! 😀

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    • >’Chibiyuuto’ does have a nice ring to it! XD

      Really? Glad you think so ^___^

      >And well done to Tsubasa for fairing well against the might of NANA, Fullmetal Alchemist and the last Furuba volume.

      Oh, is that the last one? I’m surprised it didn’t reach the first place O.o Maybe it’s been some weeks since it’s release.

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  3. You’re right, Tsubasa used to sell better before. And of what I read, it’s almos always behind Nana xDDDD (which reminds me to look for the chapter released today). Hey! Furuba should be better placed as well (That’s weird… being the last volume I imagined it would sell better….)
    The story about how you chose your nick is really cute ^^ I didn’t understand why the chibi and now I do xDDD

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    • >Hey! Furuba should be better placed as well (That’s weird… being the last volume I imagined it would sell better….)

      I thought so too! Do you know when it was released?

      >The story about how you chose your nick is really cute ^^ I didn’t understand why the chibi and now I do xDDD

      Hahahah thank you! XDDD

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      • Nope, I don’t know when Furuba was released…. Sorry u.u But I’m guessing in December/January because the last chapter was released in August (I don’t know how much time goes by between the publication of the last chapter of a volume and the volume’s release….).

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      • Well, my nickname’s origin is kinda boring.
        A few years ago, a friend’s little sister called me “fresh” (actually, i don’t know exactly why, she said I was a “fresh person” xDD) so everybody started to call me by that name.
        When I create my journal account a few months ago, I was going to use the nickname I use in the forums (kam_) but it was already taken. So I decided to use “fresh” and then “refresh” ( I loved this one because it was the “refresh” button from Internet Explorer) but those were taken too.
        Tired to try taken nicknames I tried “refreshisama” and well, it was available so that’s all xD

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        • >she said I was a “fresh person” xDD

          That’s cute XDDDDDDDDDD

          >I loved this one because it was the “refresh” button from Internet Explorer

          LOL! XD

          Refreshisama !! XDD Cool!

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  4. Super interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *grins*

    And Yuuto really *is* an interesting character!

    But – my – I *knew* that, but you are so young! ;-P

    I like the part where you say that you were “already” a Clamp fan in 2002 ^_^°°°
    I will better not give away in which year *I* became a fan *lol*

    Hugs and kisses,
    Hiki-chan

    PS: That Japanese pen-friend I wrote about, we are still friends and she even visited me for three weeks in a summer a long time ago… With the result that she now lives in Europe ^_~

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    • Glad you liked it! Your story was interesting as well ^^

      >But – my – I *knew* that, but you are so young! ;-P

      Hahahaha you think so? ^^”

      >I like the part where you say that you were “already” a Clamp fan in 2002 ^_^°°°

      Hahaha yeah, I’m a belated CLAMP fan XDDDD My love was born in November of 2000, such a short period of time xD

      >I will better not give away in which year *I* became a fan *lol*

      Me would like to know that!

      >That Japanese pen-friend I wrote about, we are still friends and she even visited me for three weeks in a summer a long time ago… With the result that she now lives in Europe ^_~

      Waaah, that’s so great !! ^____^

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      • > Me would like to know that!

        He he, maybe if you feed me cookies. *lol*
        Honestly though, I will consider telling you while I am gone all of this and next week ;_; *ponders that you like Yuuko and thinks about getting herself a kimono since her age certainly doesn’t seem to be a problem to you*

        LOL! XD

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  5. You know the “chibi” will have to be removed someday… xD
    Thanks for tagging me I´ll do it with the songs ones, soon, altough mine is not that interesting o.oU

    >Where are the Subaru fans?
    Here!……. broked like any other CLAMPfan out there xDDDD Now seriously, there are some name on the lists I absolutely never even heard about o.oU How can the win over TRC? “various heroines”…WTF?!!O.o

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    • >You know the “chibi” will have to be removed someday… xD

      I am aware of that and every once in a while I caught myself thinking about that XDDD

      Will be looking forward to see your answers ^^

      >Now seriously, there are some name on the lists I absolutely never even heard about o.oU

      Me too! XD Like this “Odomaiku My Day” and yeah, “various heroines” (that’s not my translation!! xD), WTF? XD The thing is that the people that buy at Amazon and other bookstores are very different from those who buy at animate (which are real manga/anime fans).

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  6. Eee! XD That was *so* cute! xD I couldn’t help but giggle when you mentioned your height; really? I always imagined you of the average size xD; Or maybe there are a lot of really tall guys in Brazil and so you feel kinda short? xD;; *glomps Chibi Yuuto* ^-^♥

    And I really cannot imagine calling you ‘Shaoran’ XDDD

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    • NOW I can tell that I’m in the average xD I have a bit more than 1,70 m of height (that’s good, right? XD), I don’t know the exact number. But years ago I used to be very short xD

      >And I really cannot imagine calling you ‘Shaoran’ XDDD

      Me neither! I said “no way” right away XD After I read CLOVER I considered to change it to “Lan”, but also no, it had always been “Yuuto” ^^

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      • Ooooooh, I see xD; I forget that men get taller at a different pace xD;;; (speaking of which -totally random- my brother is nearly as tall as me already, yikes! he’s going to be reaaally tall O-O) And yeah, I’m nearly that height too (1.69, I think :3) And ermm, yeah!

        … the most interesting conversation ever XD;

        But really, ‘Yuuto’ suits you so very well ^-^ And it’s a really nice name! If ever, you can use it whenever you become eh.. famous? XD;

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        • Indeed men get taller either too soon or too late xDDD

          >If ever, you can use it whenever you become eh.. famous? XD;

          LOL! Yeah, if I ever become a japanese rockstar, I would be known as Yuuto. Then you’d know its me xDDDDDD

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        • I did ! XD I thought (and I still think) he was so cool! (now I think he’s a little too emo xD)

          I like that kind of character. Like Fye, there’s a lot of Lan in Fye. In fact, if TRC was any older, maybe I would consider “Fye” too xD

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  7. Thanks dear for the Info!!!!!!!!!, i’m glad Tsubasa still shows up in the first positions..well it could be worse xD.

    I liked your story, it seems so familiar to me xD cuz we are the same age, i kinda “came out” with my nick name when i was 14-15 years…i wanted to be Sakura(obvious _-_U)but…i’m not that short or that pretty either xDD haha.

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    • You’re welcome ^^

      >I liked your story, it seems so familiar to me xD cuz we are the same age,

      Oh really? That’s very cool! A lot of things happened on my 15’s ^^

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      • yeah ..O_O when i was like 14 or 15 , i started liking a lot CardCaptor Sakura, then all the CLAMP-freaking-thing came easily..:P,then when i was 15 i got my pc,so you can imagine what happen next xDDD

        Maybe i’ll make a meme of my nick name, which is kinda stupid, but it is involved with CLAMP..pretty much in fact ^^
        @_@ omg CLAMP rlz my world now

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  8. Thank you for all, the ranking, interview ant nickname story ^^
    It’s “cute”.
    “nothing against who has Syaoran as a nickname, I just didn’t want to be “one more” in the world xD”
    I understand you so well, it was the same for me with Sakura XD
    I was happy to learned something about you ^^

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    • You’re welcome ^^

      >It’s “cute”.

      Hahaha *blushes*

      >I understand you so well, it was the same for me with Sakura XD

      Oh I can imagine! It must have been even worse xDDD Glad you found a nickname for you, only ^^

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  9. Yo, Chibi-Yuuto!! Arigatou gozaimasu for the latest CLAMP updates and TRC has once again made solid numbers on the rankings!! Omedetou gozaimasu, TRC!! *salutes*

    By the way, after hearing about the story of the originality of your name “Chibi-Yuuto”…I found that hontou kawaii!!! >////< Sore wa hontou tanoshikatta!! It would be really strange for you to be known as "Chibi-Syaoran". XDDDD At least it gives me an idea of how you look like! *giggles* Yes, I can see that "Chibi-Yuuto" is a much cooler name for you.

    And I see that I got tagged to do this as well. Well, where do you want me to explain about the originality of "moko-ko-nyanko"? Do you want me to explain it here or on "The Nyanko Chronicles"? O___o

    Mo ichi do hontou arigatou gozaimashita for this interesting and funny article!!

    Ja ne, Chibi-Yuuto!
    Nyanko-san ^__^

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    • You’re welcome, Moko-chan ^-^

      >I found that hontou kawaii!!! >////Yes, I can see that “Chibi-Yuuto” is a much cooler name for you.

      You say that just because you already met me as “Yuuto” xD

      >Do you want me to explain it here or on “The Nyanko Chronicles”? O___o

      It’s up to you, of course ^__^

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  10. Where are the Subaru fans?
    they are everywhere in the world XDDDD

    The “Chibi” part comes from my height, actually xD I was never a tall guy myself *ashamed*
    is that so? XDDD

    if I were to ever live in Japan, I would choose “Yuuto” to be my name.
    kanji of Yuuto would be 遊人 right? XD it means visitor(s) in chinese XDDD

    and thanks for tagging me, i’ll do it later~^^ (am trying hard to recall what happened XDDDD)

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    • >is that so? XDDD

      I’m not that short… anymore xDDD

      >kanji of Yuuto would be 遊人 right?

      I think the first kanji is different O.o I’m not sure *he has really hard kanjis T-T*

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      • I’m not that short… anymore xDDD
        how short were you then? XDD *curious*

        I’m not sure
        i’ve checked ^^ so from now on maybe i should call you 遊人君 or something *is being completely random* sadly there’s no kanji for chibi, i think XDDD

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        • >how short were you then? XDD *curious*

          Ah… lemme see… I think around 1,60 m… Nowadays I have what, 1,75m? (I THINK!). But I’m not sure, I have to measure myself again xDD

          >so from now on maybe i should call you 遊人君 or something

          Hahaha that’s so weird XD But you can came up with a nick for me since I came up one for you X3

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          • I think around 1,60 m…
            well that is a bit short for guys, i guess XP

            But I’m not sure, I have to measure myself again xDD
            i don’t, i have been at 1.54m since i was 15 XDDDDDD

            But you can came up with a nick for me since I came up one for you X3
            alright XDDD
            …wait, i did? XD

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  11. such good news about the rankings! As a subaru fan I’d have bought the delux additon but 1 I’m broke right at this moment in time and 2 its impossible to get them in the uk (tears)

    Very interesting story about your nickname!

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    • I bought the Deluxe Subaru volume! (The only other one I own is number four, with Fai on it, hahaha.) I’d love to own them all, but they’re expensive and I don’t read much Japanese.

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    • >Ooh, that interview was interesting!

      Tottemo interesting, wasn’t it? ^__^

      >I was wondering… is there some sort of master database for all of CLAMP’s interviews?

      No, but that would be GREAT !!! I have a pretty generous amount of interviews and it would be nice to archive them all in one place. However, I think we would find some problems with copyright issues xD I mean, there are a lot of them for which I don’t remember where I took from nor who translated it. I don’t think it’s a good idea to post them without the permission from the translators, what do you think?

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  12. qtn

    those rankings…. they say ‘tsubasa 18’, but is that the regular or the deluxe or both????? I bought both and Subaru fans are buying the deluxe….. WE are alive!!! :333

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  13. Well, I’m embarassed but…
    until now I believed you were a girl! XD Sorry!
    Ecchan & me sometimes has chatting about “Chibiyuuto” origins…is quite particular! XD

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    • No way! Do I sound like a girl? XDDD

      Like I was saying to somebody else above ^, it’s quite “normal” to think that a CLAMP fan is automatically a girl or someone gay, but I’m neither XD

      When I did this meme, I thought it was a good oportunity to show to everybody who had this doubt that I am a guy ^^ (although it’s pretty clear if you look at my profile)

      >Ecchan & me sometimes has chatting about “Chibiyuuto” origins…is quite particular! XD

      Naaaani? O_____o What kind of chat? XD Explain this well, please! xD

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      • Well…Yuuto is not a charater with HUGE fandom. We believed you were a girl, so we asked ourself “Why she liked so much Yuuto with all those cool guys in X?” XD
        Well…reading this, seems that Yuuto is a old, ugly, horrible character! XD

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  14. Haha, that´s a funny story. so you are short? hehe, me too, and it´s a fact that everybody with this problem dream to be a tall guy, and dislike to be call shortie.
    Thanks for the info about the rankings. i´m glad fullmetal go so well, and i think trc are still doing it good. See you next time.

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    • >so you are short?

      Not that much anymore XP I used to be, though.

      >and it´s a fact that everybody with this problem dream to be a tall guy, and dislike to be call shortie

      Being small has it’s advantages xD

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      • By the way: why do you say Syaoran is short?! i think he looks short because he is always surrounded by people older and, of course, taller. hum, perhaps we can check that if there is any image of the clone with Kamui, who actually is the shortie character of clamp works. got to see those chapters again, uh.
        well, you are right after all: small guys are usually the best, hehe. see you after checking old trc chapters with kamui and the clone.

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