Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
|Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun|
Cover of the first volume featuring Umetarō Nozaki
(Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun)
|Written by||Izumi Tsubaki|
|Published by||Square Enix|
|Original run||August 25, 2011 – present|
|Produced by||Frontier Works|
|Released||June 26, 2013|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Mitsue Yamazaki|
|Produced by||Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun Production Committee|
|Written by||Yoshiko Nakamura|
|Music by||Yukari Hashimoto
|Original network||TV Tokyo, TVO, TVA, TSC, TVh, TVQ, AT-X|
|Original run||July 7, 2014 – September 22, 2014|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Mitsue Yamazaki|
|Released||September 24, 2014 – February 25, 2015|
|Runtime||3 minutes (per episode)|
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (Japanese: 月刊少女野崎くん Hepburn: Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun?) is an ongoing Japanese four-panel romantic comedy webcomic written and illustrated by Izumi Tsubaki. Its chapters are serialized in Gangan Online, have been published in both physical and digital releases of Shoujo Romance Girly and tankōbon volumes by Square Enix. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo began airing in July 2014.
High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarō Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house and has her help on some drawings. Chiyo discovers that Nozaki is actually a renowned shōjo manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno. She then agrees to be his assistant in order to get closer to him. As they work on his manga Let's Fall in Love (恋しよっ Koi Shiyo?, Let's Have a Romance), they encounter other schoolmates who assist them or serve as inspirations for characters in the stories.
- Umetarō Nozaki (野崎 梅太郎 Nozaki Umetarō?)
- Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese); Ty Mahany (English)
- The title character of the series, high school student Umetarō Nozaki is the object of Sakura's affection. He is secretly a manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno (夢野咲子 Yumeno Sakiko?), creator of the shōjo manga Let's Fall in Love which is published in the magazine Monthly Girls' Romance (月刊少女ロマンス Gekkan Shōjo Romansu?). Despite making a romance-oriented manga, he has no personal experience in love (as such, his story ideas are often ridiculous and farfetched).[ch. 1,2] He appreciates Sakura's drawing ability but is oblivious to her feelings.[ch. 1] He lives on his own, having convinced his father that he can cover expenses with his manga royalties, and that he can cook for himself.[ch. 33] In middle school, he was captain of the school basketball team.[ch. 11] He is now in class 2-B.
- Chiyo Sakura (佐倉 千代 Sakura Chiyo?)
- Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (Japanese); Juliet Simmons (English)
- The viewpoint character of the series, Sakura is a high school girl with a crush on Nozaki, but when she incorrectly words her confessions, she ends up getting autographs, and when she says she wants to be with him, she ends up becoming Nozaki's inker assistant. She is in class 2-A and a member of the school's art club. She is petite and notably wears two large ribbons that have a polka dot pattern;[ch. 1] the ribbon style is adapted by Nozaki for the lead heroine of his manga.[ch. 26,29] Due to her enthusiasm on telling about Nozaki's activities to her friends, almost all of her classmates know trivial things about Nozaki too.[ch. 50]
- Mikoto Mikoshiba (御子柴 実琴 Mikoshiba Mikoto?)
- Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese); Scott Gibbs (English)
- Mikoshiba, nicknamed Mikorin (みこりん?), is one of Nozaki's assistants. He is introduced to Sakura as a handsome guy with an aloof attitude.[ep 2] Despite being popular and flirtatious with the girls, he is shy and often hides in embarrassment shortly after making bold statements. Sakura learns that he is the inspiration for Nozaki's heroine character Mamiko (while Mikoshiba himself does not know). His expertise is not in drawing single objects or characters, but in filling backgrounds with flowers to bring out a character's charms. He is in class 2-G.[ch. 3] His hobbies include collecting bishōjo figurines.[ch. 12,19] Three years prior, he could not talk well with real girls so he practiced with girls in dating simulation games.[ch. 8]
- Yuzuki Seo (瀬尾 結月 Seo Yuzuki?)
- Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Joanne Bonasso (English)
- Sakura's popular classmate and friend, Seo is often asked to help on various extracurricular activities. Her brash personality often offends others. Nozaki classifies her as "KY" (空気を読まない Kūki o yomanai?, oblivious, thick-skinned): she cannot read the atmosphere or context. For instance, the basketball team has her practice with them so they can learn how to deal with selfish and difficult players.[ep 2] Despite her rude and tomboyish demeanor, she has an angelic singing voice and is nicknamed "Glee Club's Lorelei" (声楽部のローレライ Seigaku-bu no Rorerai?).[ch. 4] She enjoys pestering Wakamatsu, whom she calls "Waka".[ch. 23,34] Nozaki makes a male character based off her named Oze.[ch. 5]
- Yū Kashima (鹿島 遊 Kashima Yū?)
- Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)
- Mikoshiba's best friend and classmate. She is a tall girl who has a "prince" personality that makes girls fawn over her. Mikoshiba and Kashima considered each other rivals in their first year, although Kashima was clearly better in all aspects. She is dense and often gets wrong ideas regarding Hori,[ch. 16] making her the target for Hori's anger, but she often comically desires his attention. Due to her tendency to ditch, Kashima is often dragged by Hori to their club activities.[ch. 5] Later, it is revealed that she is tone deaf, and that she asks Yuzuki to be her singing coach.[ch. 25]
- Masayuki Hori (堀 政行 Hori Masayuki?)
- Voiced by: Yūki Ono (Japanese); Adam Noble (English)
- President of the school drama club and Nozaki's assistant for background work, in exchange for Nozaki writing scenarios for him. Despite having incredible acting talent, he is conscious of his own short height and prefers to work on stage props instead of acting on stage. He reacts violently towards Kashima whenever she makes some inappropriate comments or disrupts the club.[ch. 6] But despite all of that, he still favors her and somewhat acts like a doting parent to her.[ch. 20] He is in class 3-C.[ch. 6]
- Hirotaka Wakamatsu (若松 博隆 Wakamatsu Hirotaka?)
- Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese); Cameron Bautsch (English)
- Wakamatsu is Nozaki's junior from their basketball team in middle school.[ch. 15] He joins Nozaki's staff to do screentones. He has a bad experience when his basketball team had Seo participate. Due to stress caused by Seo's behavior at the club, he suffers from insomnia, however when he hears Lorelei singing, he immediately falls asleep, which makes him fall in love with her despite being unaware of who Lorelei actually is. He is in class 1-D.[ch. 15] Nozaki makes a female character based off him named Waka and he enjoys giving screentones to Oze's hair, still unaware who Oze is based from.
- Ken Miyamae (宮前 剣 Miyamae Ken?)
- Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese); Luis Galindo (English)
- Nozaki's current editor. Although Miyamae appears as a grumpy overweight guy who wears glasses and sweats, Nozaki thinks he is very cool because he responds quickly in comparison to his previous editor.[ch. 7] Miyamae is 28 years old (27 in the anime),[ep 11] and although he is the same year as Maeno, he had to retake the college entrance exams and ended up being two years behind Maeno.[ch. 21]
- Mitsuya Maeno (前野 蜜也 Maeno Mitsuya?)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese); Ned Gayle (English)
- Nozaki's former editor, Maeno is in charge of Miyako Yukari. He is a narcissist who is fond of cute characters such as tanukis.[ch. 7,9] He and Miyamae have known each other since high school. He regularly posts on Monthly Girls' Romance editor's blog. He is careless in his actions, for example, he casually loses Yukari's manuscript, and spills curry on another one.[ch. 9]
- Yukari Miyako (都 ゆかり Miyako Yukari?)
- Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese); Brittany Djie (English)
- Nozaki's upstairs neighbor. She is a college student who is also a shōjo manga artist going by her real name. Her manga works feature a tanuki, mainly because her editor Maeno suggested it.[ch. 9] By smiling often, she keeps her identity as a manga artist a secret from her schoolmates, who are regularly confused about her relationship status.[ch. 26,53]
- Mayu Nozaki (野崎 真由 Nozaki Mayu?)
- Nozaki's overly lazy younger brother. Because he was bullied when he was young, he rarely talks. He sometimes writes abbreviated phrases on what he wants to say, but will talk if it is quicker.[ch. 33,37] The rare time when he puts in effort is when he captains his school's judo club.[ch. 49]
- Ryōsuke Seo (瀬尾 遼介 Seo Ryōsuke?)
- Yuzuki's older brother is a college student who has a crush on Yukari Miyako, his classmate. He works part-time in a cafe. His efforts to be closer to Yukari usually fail, and ended up mistaking Nozaki as her boyfriend.[ch. 53]
- Yumeko Nozaki (野崎 夢子 Nozaki Yumeko?)
- Nozaki's younger sister. She's bad at drawing, unlike her big brothers. She's the only one in the Nozaki family who doesn't know that Nozaki is a manga artist. She doesn't believe that her big brother is the manga artist of Let's Fall in Love. She loves Suzuki, and her ideal guy is a transfer student.[ch. 72.5]
Let's Fall in Love characters
- Mamiko (マミコ?)
- Voiced by: Marie Miyake (Japanese); Melissa Molano (English)
- Heroine of Nozaki's ongoing manga. Her personality is modeled after Mikoshiba,[ch. 3] while her appearance is based on Nozaki's first meeting with Chiyo, when she gave one of her white-colored ribbons to him, and walked away with the other one in her hair,[ch. 48] while in the anime Chiyo wears a single white colored ribbon, styled just like Mamiko's.
- Saburo Suzuki (鈴木 三郎 Suzuki Saburō?)
- Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese); Chris Patton (English)
- Hero of Nozaki's ongoing manga. He is Mamiko's love interest. Initially, he and his "friend" and "rival" all look the same, so Nozaki has Chiyo scout for other character designs.[ch. 4]
Izumi Tsubaki began serializing the manga in Square Enix's online magazine Gangan Online on August 25, 2011. As of September 2016, the series has been collected into eight tankōbon volumes. Apart from the comics, an official fanbook and an anthology manga (containing stories by Satsuki Yoshino (Barakamon), Yasunobu Yamauchi (Daily Lives of High School Boys), Tachibana Higuchi (Gakuen Alice), Shigeru Takao, and Dan Ichikawa) have also been published, both on August 22, 2014. North American publisher Yen Press announced their license to the series at Sakura-Con in April 2015.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||April 20, 2012||ISBN 978-4-7575-3566-4||November 17, 2015||ISBN 978-0-31630947-9|
|2||November 22, 2012||ISBN 978-4-7575-3777-4||February 23, 2016||ISBN 978-0-31639157-3|
|3||June 22, 2013||ISBN 978-4-7575-3985-3||May 24, 2016||ISBN 978-0-31639158-0|
|4||January 22, 2014||ISBN 978-4-7575-4203-7||August 30, 2016||ISBN 978-0-31639160-3|
|5||July 22, 2014||ISBN 978-4-7575-4353-9||November 22, 2016||ISBN 978-0-31639161-0|
|6||February 21, 2015||ISBN 978-4-7575-4378-2||February 21, 2017||ISBN 978-0-31639162-7|
|7||December 22, 2015||ISBN 978-4-7575-4830-5||May 23, 2017||ISBN 978-0-31650271-9|
|8||August 22, 2016||ISBN 978-4-7575-4870-1 (regular ed.)
ISBN 978-4-7575-4871-8 (limited ed.)
- Umetarō Nozaki : Hiroki Yasumoto
- Chiyo Sakura : Asuka Nishi
- Mikoto Mikoshiba : KENN
- Yuzuki Seo : Miyuki Sawashiro
- Yū Kashima : Chie Matsuura
- Masayuki Hori : Junji Majima
- Hirotaka Wakamatsu : Daisuke Namikawa
- Mamiko : Yukari Tamura
- Saburō Suzuki : Daisuke Namikawa
- Tomoda : Takahiro Mizushima
Media Factory announced an anime adaptation on March 21, 2014 and the anime's official website posted several videos, revealing key cast and staff members, which differ from the drama CD. The anime is produced by Doga Kobo and directed by Mitsue Yamazaki, who had worked on Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East and Durarara. Series composition is handled by Yoshiko Nakamura. Junichirō Taniguchi, who did the second season of Genshiken and the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film, is in charge of character design. It premiered on July 7, 2014 in TV Tokyo, followed by TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TSC, TV Hokkaido, TVQ, AT-X over the rest of the week. The opening theme, titled "Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai" (君じゃなきゃダメみたい lit. "Seems It Can't Be Anyone Other Than You"?) is composed and performed by Masayoshi Ōishi, and the ending theme "Uraomote Fortune" (ウラオモテ・フォーチュン?) is performed by Ari Ozawa under her character name, Chiyo Sakura.
On July 25, 2014, Sentai Filmworks announced it has licensed the series for home video release. Media Factory will be releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD formats in Japan starting on September 24, 2014 across six volumes. Mini-OVA specials bundled with each Blu-ray/DVD volume.
|1||"This Love Is Being Turned Into a Shojo Manga"
"Sono Koi wa, Shōjo Mangaka Sarete yuku" (その恋は、少女漫画化されてゆく。)
|July 7, 2014|
|Chiyo Sakura, age 16, tells her crush Umetaro Nozaki that she is his fan while trying to confess, and he responds by giving her his autograph. She then says she wants to always be with him, so Nozaki invites her home and gives her some "beta work;" after several hours, she realizes she is doing inking for him. She realizes he is a shoujo manga artist who is published in a magazine she had bought. Later, they think of romantic ideas such as making a character a delinquent (but they must obey the laws in the manga) and taking a girl home with a bicycle. Nozaki invites Sakura home but he has a tandem bicycle, so they see if any of the situations are conducive to romance. After seeing him interact with some cats, Sakura tries to confess her love again, but gets another autograph. In the end, Nozaki introduces Sakura to his friend.|
|2||"Say Hello to the New Heroine"
"Nyū Hiroin o Yoroshiku ne" (新(ニュー)ヒロインをよろしくね♪)
|July 14, 2014|
|Nozaki introduces Sakura to his friend Mikoto Mikoshiba, a popular and flirtatious guy who Sakura soon learns is actually painfully shy and often embarrassed because of his own words. He spends a session at Nozaki's place eagerly waiting for Sakura to ask him for help although he is too shy to prompt her. Sakura learns that Mikoshiba's artistic specialty is adding background decorations such as flowers, and she discovers that Mikoshiba is Nozaki's model for the heroine of his manga. Nozaki later asks Sakura if she has any friends who might fit in a shoujo manga. Sakura introduces them to Yuzuki Seo, a girl who the guys discover has a habit of being insensitive and oblivious (not reading the atmosphere). However, she has an angelic singing voice, because of which she is nicknamed the "Glee Club's Lorelei."|
|3||"Violence vs. the Prince"
"Baiorensu bāsasu Purinsu" (バイオレンスVSプリンス)
|July 21, 2014|
|Mikoshiba introduces to Sakura and Nozaki his best friend, Yū Kashima, who is known as the prince of the school but is actually a girl. She is a member of the acting club and really popular among the girls. However, she is a bit dense and acts idiotic sometimes, so her senior in the acting club Masayuki Hori often scolds and physically beats her. After helping Hori paint some sets, Sakura discovers that he is the one who does backgrounds for Nozaki's manga. When Kashima sees Hori with Nozaki, she gets a bit jealous. Nozaki later has Hori and Sakura role-play some parts for an upcoming play, during which Mikoshiba also gets involved.|
|4||"There are Times When Men Must Fight"
"Otoko ni wa, Tatakawaneba Naranai, Toki ga Aru." (男には、戦わねばならない、時がある。)
|July 28, 2014|
|Mikoshiba asks Nozaki if he can stay the night in order to seek his advice regarding girls. However, the "girls" turn out to be heroines of a dating simulation game. As Nozaki tries out the game, they realize that the protagonist's best friend, Tomoda, has been caring for him throughout his adventures, which prompts Nozaki to make a story about their friendship that appears to Sakura to be a Boy's Love-genre story. Later, Mikoshiba is invited to attend a mixer, but he is too shy to know what to do there, so Nozaki and Sakura practice with him, although they aren't much help at all.|
|5||"The Man Who Envisions Love"
"Koi o Omoi Egaku Danshi." (恋を「思い」「描く」男子。)
|August 4, 2014|
|Nozaki frantically cleans his apartment for his editor, Ken Miyamae, who appears and leaves so quickly that Sakura thinks he does not like Nozaki. However, Nozaki praises him in comparison to his previous editor Maeno, with whom he had bad experiences. Sakura meets Nozaki's neighbor, Yukari Miyako, who also draws manga in the same magazine, and later meets Maeno himself. When Ken tells Nozaki that the heroine of the manga should express more feelings, Nozaki pretends to act like the heroine for the day by giving lunches to his friends and carting Kashima away from a mob of livid girls. He concludes that he needs to study more as Mamiko and draws that into his storyboards.|
|6||"I'll Cast A Spell On You"
"Mahō o Kakete Ageru" (魔法をかけて、あ・げ・る♡)
|August 11, 2014|
|Nozaki sees Hirotaka Wakamatsu, his junior from middle school when they were on the basketball club. Wakamatsu tells Nozaki about being stressed out and unable to sleep because of Seo's antics, however, when he hears a recording of Lorelei's singing, he immediately falls asleep and feels refreshed. Using Nozaki's shōjo manga as a basis, he confronts Seo, but she interprets his actions as gestures of friendship. Later on, Nozaki gets a fever and sends the text message "SOS" to Hori, Sakura, and Wakamatsu. The three team up to help Nozaki with his manga, but are challenged with the task of applying screentones.|
|7||"The Manga Artist’s Brain, Nozaki-kun"
"Mangaka Nō Nozaki-kun" (漫画家脳野崎くん)
|August 18, 2014|
|When Nozaki agrees to go somewhere with Sakura on his day off, Sakura thinks of it is a date situation, but Nozaki uses the time to get more manga ideas. They go to the mall and encounter Mikoshiba at a doll store. Later on, Mikoshiba volunteers to model for the art club.|
|8||"The Prince (Girl) of The School's Problems"
"Gakuen no Ōji-sama (Joshi) no Nayami" (学園の王子様(女子)の悩み)
|August 25, 2014|
|Kashima has been driving Hori crazy with her antics, but she gets confused when she discovers that Hori and the guys have been reading Yumeno’s shojo manga and taking it rather seriously. Hori challenges Nozaki to do some backgrounds, but Nozaki frustrates him when he does not get the perspective right, placing boxes under his characters to compensate. Thinking Hori aspires to be a princess, Kashima replaces his clothes with something more feminine. When Hori collapses during a rehearsal, Kashima carries him to the nurse’s office while wearing a bull mask.|
|9||"Do You Have Enough Excitement?"
"Dokidoki, Tariteru?" (ドキドキ、たりてる?)
|September 1, 2014|
|When Sakura and Nozaki both forget to bring umbrellas for a rainy day, Nozaki takes the opportunity to gather romance ideas about umbrella-sharing for his manga. After Seo gives them her umbrella, Chiyo cherishes the walk from school. Later, the two observe how Miyako deals with editor Maeno’s crazy recommendations and tell her to stand up to him.|
|10||"What's Strengthened Is Our Bond and Our Reins"
"Tsuyomaru no wa, Kizuna to Tazuna" (強まるのは、絆と手綱)
|September 8, 2014|
|Hoping for some ideas for his side characters, Nozaki has Wakamatsu accept a movie date with Seo. When Hori suggests doing a musical production, Kashima scrambles for help as she is tone-deaf and cannot sing. During rehearsals, Hori duels Kashima, but when Mikoshiba is volunteered to do a part, Hori realizes he resembles Mamiko.|
"Kome Shiyo" (米しよっ♡)
|September 15, 2014|
|Nozaki wants to create some excitement within the manga's story, and for reference, he tries a variety of strategies to surprise Sakura. Later, Mikoshiba, Hori, and Wakamatsu get caught in the rain, and all sleep over at Nozaki's apartment for shelter. Nozaki begins to use the others as a reference point for another chapter of the manga.|
|12||"If This Feeling Isn’t Love, Then There Is No Love At All"
"Kono Kimochi ga Koi Janai Nara, Kitto Sekai ni Koi wa Nai." (この気持ちが恋じゃないなら、きっと世界に恋はない。)
|September 22, 2014|
|Chiyo tries to advance her relationship with Nozaki when she finds that she still has not given him the chocolates she had for Valentine’s Day. Chiyo, Nozaki, and their friends attend a summer festival where Chiyo is reminded of the time she and Nozaki first met. During the fireworks display, Nozaki whispers something to Chiyo, but she doesn't hear him.|
The manga's second volume reached number 18 on Oricon's weekly manga chart, its third volume reached number 11, and its fourth volume debuted at number 5 with 117,310 copies. The fifth manga volume debuted at number 4, selling 185,392 copies. The series placed at number 3 on a list of top 15 manga recommended by bookstores in 2013, and ranked number 11 in the list of top 20 manga for female readers of the 2014 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook, which surveys manga industry professionals. It was a nominee for the 8th Manga Taishō.
The official fan book reached number 14, and the anthology book reached number 17 on Oricon's weekly best-sellers chart.
Greg Smith of The Fandom Post found the anime adaptation to be a "both a celebration and a send-up of shoujo manga at the same time". He found it to have a natural flow and enjoyed the emotions and expressions presented by the characters. He gave the series an A, noting it was one of the two consistently funny comedies of the season. He liked that "there was in general a lack of meanness or malice (except towards Maeno, which was quite well deserved)," and that it effectively showcased the absurdity of shojo tropes. Andy Hanley of UK Anime Network gave the series 7 out of 10, highlighting its charming and lovable cast as well as the show’s visuals, although he would not call it a comedy classic. Dee Hogan, in an article for The Mary Sue, found the show to be "simultaneously very funny and sneakily brilliant" and wrote about how the show "manages the rare feat of a triple-reversal, and all three deal with our understanding of gender roles in fiction."
The reviewers at Anime News Network listed the anime as one of the best of the year for 2014, with Amy McNulty and Theron Martin naming it their top pick. Kelly Quinn of Tor.com also listed it among her top 10 best shows of 2014.
- Vol. 1 (ch. 1–10): 月刊少女野崎くん (1) [Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (1)] (in Japanese). April 2012. ISBN 978-4-7575-3566-4.
- Vol. 2 (ch. 11–20): 月刊少女野崎くん (2) [Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (2)] (in Japanese). November 2012. ISBN 978-4-7575-3777-4.
- Vol. 3 (ch. 21–30): 月刊少女野崎くん (3) [Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (3)] (in Japanese). June 2013. ISBN 978-4-7575-3985-3.
- Vol. 4 (ch. 31–40): 月刊少女野崎くん (4) [Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (4)] (in Japanese). January 2014. ISBN 978-4-7575-4203-7.
- Vol. 5 (ch. 41–50): 月刊少女野崎くん (5) [Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (5)] (in Japanese). July 2014. ISBN 978-4-7575-4353-9.
- EP 1: "This Love... Is Being Turned Into a Shojo Manga".
- EP 2: "Say Hello to the New Heroine".
- EP 3: "Violence vs. the Prince".
- EP 4: "There are Times When Men Must Fight".
- EP 5: "The Man Who Envisions Love".
- EP 6: "I'll Cast a Spell on You".
- EP 7: "The Manga Artist's Brain, Nozaki-kun".
- EP 8: "The Prince (Girl) of the School's Problems".
- EP 9: "Do You Have Enough Excitement?".
- EP 10: "What's Strengthened Is Our Bond and Our Reins".
- EP 11: "Let's Rice".
- EP 12: "If This Feeling Isn't Love, Then There Is No Love in the World".
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