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This article is about a/an series of milestones in the Super Sentai series.
As a franchise, Super Sentai is constantly evolving and changing, with new ideas and concepts emerging with each series. This is a real-world documentation of the evolution and the milestones in the franchise, showing the changes, advancements and quirks which emerge with each new series since originally starting in 1975.

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

Main article: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
  • 1st Season.
  • First Sentai series/team.
  • First Red/Blue/Yellow/Pink/Green Rangers and team.
  • First replacement Ranger.
  • First Sentai Ranger death.
  • First team upgrade.
  • Longest Sentai series (84 episodes from 1975-1977).
  • First season to air alongside Kamen Rider and only Sentai to air at the same time as one of the "Seven Legendary Kamen Rider" series (Kamen Rider Stronger).
  • Highest rated Sentai series, averaging at 16.1% of Japanese viewership and Episode 41. having 22.3% of the Japanese viewing audience.

J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Main article: J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

Battle Fever J

Main article: Battle Fever J
  • 3rd Season.
  • First Orange Ranger.
  • First Black Ranger.
  • First Sentai Giant Robo.
  • First usage of giants by villains in the form of robotic doppelgangers.
  • First major Sentai villainess.
  • Only season with two team changes (Diane Martin -> Maria Nagisa; Kensaku Shiraishi -> Makoto Jin).
  • First Sentai series associated with Toei's partnership with Marvel Comics.
  • Final team to transform without device.
  • Only full-team with full-face mask (excluding an extra).
  • Fourth-longest Sentai series (52 episodes).
  • First common team sidearm (Command Bat).
  • Second ranger team without a Yellow Ranger.
  • Second season to air alongside Kamen Rider (the Kamen RiderIcon-crosswiki revival series, or "Skyrider") from October 5, 1979 to January 26, 1980.

Denshi Sentai Denziman

Main article: Denshi Sentai Denziman
  • 4th Season.
  • First portable transformation device.
  • First transforming Sentai mecha/Giant Robo (0.5 Robo).
  • First female villain commander.
  • First season the main monster itself is grown.
  • First extraterrestrial-based power source.
  • First non-human/robot mentor.
  • First wild-card villain.
  • 200th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 29: The ESPer Detective's Raid.
  • Third seaon to air alongside Kamen Rider. Firstly, Kamen Rider Skyrider from February 2, 1980 to October 10, 1980 and finally Kamen Rider Super-1Icon-crosswiki from October 17, 1980 to January 31, 1981 when Denziman ends airing.

Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan

Main article: Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan
  • 5th Season.
  • First three-man Sentai team.
    • Sets precedence of Red/Blue/Yellow combination.
    • First Air/Water/Land trio combination.
    • First team whose affiliations are associated with animals.
  • First military-based team.
  • First team with representation of animals.
  • Only Sentai team where all Rangers are male.
    • First team with no Pink Ranger.
  • First two-piece combining Giant Robo.
  • First transformation brace.
  • First and only lasting Red replacement (Ryuusuke Oowashi -> Takayuki Hiba).
  • Only continuation of the previous series.
  • First ranger and Red Ranger (VulEagle I) to possess his own individual mecha (Cosmo Vulcan).
  • First Evil Mecha (King Magmar).
  • Final season influenced by Toei/Marvel partnership.
  • Super Sentai reaches its 5th anniversary, despite Gorenger and JAKQ not being counted as part of the franchise at the time.
  • Fourth and final season to air alongside Kamen Rider by itself (until the year 2000) from February 7, 1981 to October 3, 1981 alongside Kamen Rider Super-1. 

Dai Sentai Goggle V

Main article: Dai Sentai Goggle V

Kagaku Sentai Dynaman

Main article: Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
  • 7th Season.
  • First team to use spandex costumes.
  • Prototype of battle protector utilized by DynaBlack.
  • First ninja Ranger.
  • First series to air at reduced 25-minute time length from 30-minutes starting with Ep. 10: The Intruder From Outer Space.
  • First multi-use sidearm, including the first sidearm gun (Dyna Rod)
  • First team to use individual elemental-based attacks.
  • First team with a non-weapon finisher (Super Dynamite).
  • First Super Sentai to co-air alongside Kamen Rider and Metal Heroes, making them "The Big Three". From December 24, 1983 to January 6, 1984, a Kamen Rider TV special Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!Icon-crosswiki aired on January 3, 1984 alongside Kagaku Sentai Dynaman and Uchuu Keiji SharivanIcon-crosswiki.

Choudenshi Bioman

Main article: Choudenshi Bioman

Dengeki Sentai Changeman

Main article: Dengeki Sentai Changeman
  • 9th Season.
  • First team represented by mythological beings.
  • First female White Ranger.
  • First shell-firing cannon finisher.
  • Final team with only one Giant Robo for the entire season.
  • First alien mentor character.
  • First team with individual vehicles for the entire team.
  • Second-longest Sentai series (55 episodes).
  • Third Ranger team without a Yellow Ranger.

Choushinsei Flashman

Main article: Choushinsei Flashman
  • 10th Season.
  • First team to acknowledge an anniversary (10th season from Gorenger).
  • First combining Giant Robo with a shared cockpit.
  • First team with a second Giant Robo.
  • First team to not come from Earth (though all Rangers are Earth humans).
  • First series with a special final-episode ending.
  • First team without a mentor.
  • Last series to have two "half-seasons" ordered.
  • 500th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 21: Sorrowful Sara.

Hikari Sentai Maskman

Main article: Hikari Sentai Maskman

Choujuu Sentai Liveman

Main article: Choujuu Sentai Liveman
  • 12th Season.
  • Tenth "Super Sentai" anniversary.
  • Second three-person team.
    • First three-person team to become five-person team.
      • First Red/Blue/Yellow/Black/Green team.
        • First to have both a Green Ranger and a Black Ranger in the core team as opposed to interchanging with one another.
    • First three-person team with female Ranger.
  • First falcon, lion, dolphin, bovine (bison) and rhinoceros Rangers.
  • First blue female.
  • First animal mecha.
  • First super Giant Robo combination.
  • Final independent non-mecha carrier vehicle.
  • First Green Ranger (Green Sai) to possess his own individual mecha (Sai Fire).
  • Final series during Showa period.
  • 600th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 20: Failing Obular's Counterattack!.
  • Third Super Sentai to air alongside Kamen Rider and Metal Heroes. On February 27, 1988 Choujuu Sentai Liveman first airs alongside Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya and Kamen Rider Black and from January 30, 1989, Liveman ends by airing alongside Kidou Keiji JibanIcon-crosswiki and Kamen Rider Black RXIcon-crosswiki (the latter who first aired on October 23, 1988) on February 18, 1989.

Kousoku Sentai Turboranger

Main article: Kousoku Sentai Turboranger
  • 13th Season.
  • Tenth anniversary of Super Sentai.
  • First Sentai team based around vehicles.
  • First enormous base mecha.
  • First teenage/high-school based team.
  • Prototypes of grunt hierarchy.
  • First series to move from Saturday to a Friday-night time, starting from Ep. 32: The Big Demonic Mystery Bird!.
  • First series during the Heisei period.
  • First team to have a full "mode change" with a change in appearance ("powerless" mode).
  • Fourth Super Sentai to air alongside Kamen Rider and Metal Heroes TV series and the final time "The Big Three" co-airs their TV series together. On March 4, 1989, Kousaku Sentai Turboranger first airs Kamen Rider Black RX and Kidou Keiji Jiban until September 24, 1989, where Black RX and Kamen Rider as a whole ends their airing on TV until 2000. Turboranger ends its airing on February 23, 1990, alongside a new Tokkei WinspectorIcon-crosswiki and no other Kamen Rider series.

Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman

Main article: Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman

Choujin Sentai Jetman

Main article: Choujin Sentai Jetman
  • 15th Season.
  • First team motif based on different species of birds.
    • First hawk, condor and swan Rangers, only owl and swallow Rangers.
    • The first Sentai whose motif and main character elements are homages to a popular anime (Science Ninja Team Gatchaman).
  • First Red/Black/Yellow/White/Blue combination.
  • First three-male/two female team to switch genders between the Blue and Yellow Rangers (the male wears yellow while the female wears blue).
  • First team that isn't fully formed by the end of the first episode.
  • First Sentai team to have a Third Robo, Tetraboy.
  • First Ranger to wear glasses regularly.
  • First Light-Blue Ranger.
  • First and only Manga Exclusive Ranger.
  • First team where a main Ranger dies and isn't replaced.
  • First inter-dimensional villain team.
  • First female mentor character.
  • Only Sentai season with Toshiki Inoue as head-writer.
  • First team with two separate sidearms (Bringer Sword/Bird Blaster).
  • First White Ranger (White Swan) to possess her own individual mecha (Jet Swan).

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

Main article: Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
  • 16th Season.
  • First official Sixth Ranger.
    • The first of Sixth Ranger that dies.
  • First season where all mecha are animals.
  • First team based on extinct fauna.
  • First main Giant Robo with an alternate identity (a deity).
  • First seven-piece Giant Robo formation.
  • First Sentai season to be adapted into a Power Rangers season in the United States.
  • First major villain to survive at the end of the season.
  • First special video/DVD in association with Terebi-kun and Shogakukan.
  • First Super Sentai series to date to come to the west for a DVD release.
  • 800th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 21: The Shugozyu's Great Riot.
  • First season based around a fantasy motif.
  • Fifth Super Sentai to have aired alongside Metal Heroes and Kamen Rider and the first Sentai to air alongside the Kamen Rider film trilogy in 1992. The day before Zyuranger first aired on February 21, 1992 alongside Tokusou ExceedraftIcon-crosswiki, Shin Kamen Rider: PrologueIcon-crosswiki debuts as a V-Cinema.

Gosei Sentai Dairanger

Main article: Gosei Sentai Dairanger
  • 17th Season.
  • First legacy Sentai team.
  • First Rangers based on the mythological beings of Shisha and Qi'lin, as well as the first tiger Ranger.
  • First team with mythological-based mecha.
  • First team based on a specific cultural background (Chinese).
  • First child Sentai Ranger.
  • Only third-party Sentai mecha character.
  • First mentor directly connected to the villains.
  • First team with two 0.5 Robos.
  • Sixth Super Sentai to have aired alongside Metal Heroes and Kamen Rider and second Sentai to air alongside the Kamen Rider film trilogy in 1993. Kamen Rider ZOIcon-crosswiki debuts as a V-Cinema on April 17, 1993. alongside Gosei Sentai Dairanger and Tokusou Robo JanpersonIcon-crosswiki.

Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

Main article: Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
  • 18th Season.
  • Celebrates 15 years of Super Sentai.
  • First ninja-based Sentai team.
  • First Sentai team based around Japanese culture.
  • First Rangers based on simians (ape), cranes, canines (wolf), bears and amphibians.
  • First male light-blue Sentai Ranger; only on main team.
  • First female leader.
  • Only team to not fully be formed by the end of the first or even the second episode.
  • First non-clone evil Sentai team.
    • The first and only all-female Sentai team.
  • Only post Goggle V series to not have any title card announcement (instead singing the opening bars of Secret Kakuranger).
  • Third-longest Sentai series (53 episodes).
  • 900th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 21: The Monkey Mimic's Finishing Move.
  • Seventh and final time "The Big Three" aired together and third and final Sentai to air alongside the Kamen Rider film trilogy in 1994. Kamen Rider JIcon-crosswiki debuts on V-Cinema in April 16, 1994 alongside Ninja Sentai Kakuranger and Blue SWATIcon-crosswiki.
  • Kakuranger Adapation Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers From TV Miniseries.

Chouriki Sentai Ohranger

Main article: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
  • 19th Season.
  • Celebrates the 20th anniversary of Gorenger and Super Sentai, retroactively putting Gorenger and JAKQ back as installments of the franchise.
  • Final military-based Sentai team.
  • First Sentai Robo with a special system per pilot.
  • Oldest known Sentai Ranger in existence.
  • First modern cross-over film with the previous team.
  • Lowest rated Super Sentai series of the 1990s, averaging at 4.5% and bottoming out in episode 23 at 2.9% of the Japanese viewing audience. 
  • First season since Jetman to air without a co-existing Kamen Rider movie or TV series.
  • Ohranger Adapation Power Rangers Zeo.

Gekisou Sentai Carranger

Main article: Gekisou Sentai Carranger

Denji Sentai Megaranger

Main article: Denji Sentai Megaranger

Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

Main article: Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
  • 22nd Season.
  • First gorilla and wildcat Rangers
  • First black Extra Hero.
  • First team to have powers passed on from generation to generation.
  • First Super Rangers
  • First Robo to gain powered-up form.
    • Only Robo to gain a powered-up form in a non-crossover special.
  • First series to have a five-piece Robo that is not piloted by the main team.
    • Only series to have two of them.
  • First series to have Sentai Mecha first introduced as an Evil Mecha, where its appearance slightly changes upon becoming good.
  • First Sentai series lead by head-writer Yasuko Kobayashi.
  • First season to break out of the 1990s ratings slump, averaging at 7.5% and reaching double digit ratings with Chapter 11: The Devotion of a Warrior being viewed by 10.8% of the Japanese TV audience.
  • 1100th episode of the Super Sentai series: Chapter 21: The Tomato's Trial.
  • Last Sentai season to air alongside a Metal Hero season, being Tetsuwan Tantei RobotackIcon-crosswiki from March 8, 1998 to January 24, 1999. From then on, the Metal Heroes genre and series, as a whole, will become defunct, save for a few occasions since 2012Icon-crosswiki.
  • First Sentai with the team suffix "-man" since Jetman, last team to use said suffix, and only team with that suffix that was adapted into a Power Rangers show.
  • Final season to air without Kamen Rider.
  • Gingaman Adapation Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.

Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive

Main article: Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive
  • 23rd Season.
  • Second sibling team
  • First Sentai team created after the death of Shotaro Ishinomori
  • Oldest known Sentai character.
  • First team specifically themed around rescue services
  • Only post-Zyuranger team to not have any Additional, Sixth Rangers or Extra Heroes (outside a movie).
  • First season since Sun Vulcan to not air alongside Metal Heroes (the former having aired before the conceptualization of the latter) onwards.
  • First series to air alongside a "Heisei" Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider KuugaIcon-crosswiki (During the last two episodes of GoGoV, Kuuga first aired on precisely the same date as the former GoGoV episode).
  • GoGo Five Adapation Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.

Mirai Sentai Timeranger

Main article: Mirai Sentai Timeranger

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger

Main article: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
  • 25th Season.
  • Celebrating the 25th series since Gorenger
    • First anniversary season to celebrate by series instead of by years
  • First series to have a Super Sentai anniversary movie
    • First movie to have a Ranger who appeared prior to the modern V-Cinemas or in a pre-V-Cinema team-up
    • First team up to have the anniversary team join forces with a veteran team comprised of members from different previous teams for their crossover special instead of the preceding team from last year.
  • First official multi-combination Giant Robo
  • First collectable artifact
  • First series to feature auxiliary mecha
  • First Robo whose components are themed around the core members' primary mecha.
  • First Sixth Ranger to have their own specific spot in the opening credits like the core members for their actor to be officially credited.
  • First series to annually have a theatrical movie.
    • First series to have the Sixth Ranger in a theatrical movie aside from the VS films.
    • First series to have a movie-exclusive mecha and robo formation.
  • Gaoranger Adapation Power Rangers Wild Force.

Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger

Main article: Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger

Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger

Main article: Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Main article: Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Mahou Sentai Magiranger

Main article: Mahou Sentai Magiranger

GoGo Sentai Boukenger

Main article: GoGo Sentai Boukenger

Juken Sentai Gekiranger

Main article: Juken Sentai Gekiranger

Engine Sentai Go-Onger

Main article: Engine Sentai Go-Onger

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

Main article: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

Tensou Sentai Goseiger

Main article: Tensou Sentai Goseiger

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

Main article: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
  • 35th Season.
  • Celebrating 35 seasons since Gorenger
  • Established the umbrella term "Ranger".
  • First team where all main-team members are aliens (though the second team not of Earth)
  • First series to have cameos of previous Sentai Rangers outside of teamups (although actors have returned in different roles before)
  • FirstIcon-crosswiki crossover with the Metal Heroes franchise
  • Second Sentai series to use character elements from a popular anime franchise (One Piece)
  • First ranger team able to completely change suits while transformed.
  • Gokaiger Adapation Power Rangers Super Megaforce.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Main article: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger

Main article: Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger
  • First and the only unofficial Sentai Series that have 2 season.
  • First team to have more female Rangers than male Rangers, with both the Blue and Yellow Ranger being females.
  • First to have three kanji preceding the "Sentai" kanji, as opposed to the usual one or two.
  • First team to have "sculpted hair" incorporated into their helmets (akin to Battle Japan).
  • First "intentional" parody team aimed at a mature audience.
  • This is the first Sentai to have a female Blue Ranger with a normal blue suit since Choujuu Sentai Liveman'Blue Dolphin.
  • First Sentai series since Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan to feature only three Rangers active at a time.
  • First Sentai to use (and break) the fourth wall as a recurring motif.
  • First series to receive a second season.
  • First Sentai to have all members deceased (as of season 2).

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger

Main article: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger

Ressha Sentai Toqger

Main article: Ressha Sentai Toqger
  • 38th Season.
  • Second team with numerical designations.
    • First with the numbers being the only designations.
    • First with the numbers in Japanese.
  • First team with an Orange Sixth Ranger.
  • Lowest rated Sentai to date with 3.8% Japanese average viewership and the lowest rated episode in the modern Sentai era to date with Episode 26 viewed by only 2.6% of the Japanese audience.
  • 1900th episode of the Super Sentai series: Station 23: United Hand in Hand.
  • Only team with Rangers who can switch their suit color along with their signature weapons.
  • Earliest Super Sentai series to not currently have a Power Rangers adaptation.

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger

Main article: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger

Main article: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
  • 40th Season.
  • First Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/White combination of core Rangers.
  • The 40th season since Gorenger. This season continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Super Sentai despite it being the 41st year when it aired.
  • 2000th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 29: The Monarch of the Monarchs.
  • First Main Sentai Team to consist of a majority of anthropomorphic creatures (4 animal humanoids and 1 human).
  • First team to have a female Blue and White Rangers since Choujin Sentai Jetman.
  • Its also the first series since Mahou Sentai Magiranger to a female Blue Ranger.
  • First Sentai to have a Pixel/Rubik's Cube motif in the form of their gear, mecha and weapons.
  • First female Shark Ranger and first Sentai Elephant Ranger.
  • First Red Ranger to completely change animal motifs when assuming a stronger form.

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger

Main article: Uchu Sentai Kyuranger
  • First Sentai Team to start with more than five members (second if one counts Magiranger).
    • First Sentai Team to have nine core members, the largest to date.
    • Largest combined Sentai Team to date, with 12 members (as of the most recently aired episode.)
  • First Red/Orange/Blue/Gold/Black/Silver/Green/Pink/Yellow combination of core Rangers.
  • Second ever core Orange member (the first being Battle Fever J where colors were not a primary design factor), and the first ever Gold and Silver Rangers to be a part of the core team.
  • First official female Green Ranger.
  • First ever series to be directly produced by TV Asahi, with a network producer acting as the series producer.
  • First ever series to have creative input from Bandai of America.
  • Most diverse Ranger team thus far with five humans, four aliens and three robots/androids.
  • First Sentai Series to not have an annual Vs. movie crossover with its predecessor since Dairanger.
  • First Sentai Series to have a Violet Sixth Ranger.
  • Second Sixth Ranger to debut early in Episode 8.

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger

Main article: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger
  • 42nd Season.
  • First Sentai series to have two separate teams working independently and against each other at times. Both teams are also the simultaneous main focus of the series.
  • 80th anniversary of Shotaro Ishinomori's birth (1938-2018).
  • First Sentai team to be phantom thieves.
  • First Sentai team since Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger to have a police motif.
  • The return of the female Yellow Ranger as part of the Sentai team core dynamic after a three year absence.
    • Last series to have main three-people team with Red/Yellow/Blue combination.
  • First Sentai to have two official Red Rangers since Timeranger with matching colors (unlike with KabutoRaiger from Hurricanger whose color was a darker shade of Red).
    • First series to have the second Red Ranger not only have the same matching color, but also not to be either a Sixth Ranger or an Extra Ranger.
  • First Sentai series to use both numerical and color name designations for Rangers rather than one or the other.
  • First Super Ranger mode that fuses a team of Rangers into a single multi-colored Ranger.
  • Last full Sentai series to air during the Heisei period.
  • First “Sixth” Ranger to have different names for the two Ranger forms, with both names neither a numerical or color designation, but uses a letter. Said Ranger also switches allegiances between the two competing teams to suit his goals and is both a Gold and Silver Ranger through the power of form change.
  • 2100th episode of the Super Sentai Series: Number 33: We Are The Youth Thief Brigade

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger

Main article: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger
  • 43rd Season.
  • First Super Sentai series to air in the Reiwa Era.
  • First Super Sentai team to have a knight motif.
  • First series since Carranger to premiere in March.
  • First series to introduce the concept of mech weapon parts being detachable and interchangable to other mecha rather than swapping the entire mecha robot part. The weapons themselves for the first time are able to combine into new mix and matching configurations. (Ex. Drill bits combine with a sword to create a sword with drills on the crossguard.)
  • First toys to utilize a building brick gimmick for assembly.
  • First Mid-Season since GoGoFive to have only 1 core female Ranger, Kakuranger to have a Black Ranger with the core lineup also not Red/Blue/Green/Yellow/Pink, and Battle Fever J to not feature a Yellow.
  • First series since GoGoFive to have a female main/final villain, and in terms of episode numbers, the latest a Sentai season introduced a villainess.
  • First Brown Ranger.
  • First dinosaur Sentai without a brachiosaurus mecha.
  • First series to have a villain with noble, albeit misguided, intentions.
  • First season to have an onscreen crossover with the Pretty Cure franchise in a movie, outside of audio dramas.
  • in 2021 Ryusoulger adapation Power Rangers Dino Fury.

Mashin Sentai Kiramager

Main article: Mashin Sentai Kiramager
  • 44th Season.
  • First Red Ranger with a fire truck as his primary mecha since GoGoFive.
  • First female Green Ranger to be on a team of five.
  • First series since Gokaiger where an individual Sixth Ranger has Silver as his sole main color.
  • First 5-member team that have the original Red-Blue-Yellow-Green-Pink color combination since ToQgers.
  • First 6-member team that have the original Red-Blue-Yellow-Green-Pink-Silver color combination since Gokaigers.
  • This series marks the 45th anniversary of the franchise in the Episode 5.
  • First Silver Mecha since GoZyuDrill that was based on a Drill Mecha and was piloted by Silver Ranger.

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