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 Topic: My ratings to new TV anime shows of Spring 2021
My ratings to new TV anime shows of Spring 2021 [message #408205] Fri, 14 May 2021 08:02
Manbow Papa is currently offline  Manbow Papa
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This is the list of my ratings to new shows based on every
first episode. Most of proper nouns in this list are my
guess instead of official ones.

Ratings may vary episode by episode.
The number isn't the rank but only a sequence for
convenience. Sorted by stars.

Indication:
[for k:kids, s:shoujo, g:grown-ups]
(studio/production)
*:fair, **:enjoyable, ***:must see
a:good animation/artwork, d:good drama/story,
h:humorous/hilarious, m:good music, v:violent,
w:heartwarming, +:outstanding (e.g. a+ means
outstanding animation/artwork)

1) Mashiro no Oto (Shin-ei Douga): **, adhm
Setsu moves to Tokyo after his grandpa who was his mentor of shamisen
died. In an occasion, he plays a shamisen at a stage and makes the
audience get excited. Yet he isn't confident of playing the
instrument, his mother has a plan to make him the successor of his
grandpa.
2) Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- (WIT Studio): **, a+d
Vivy is a human type AI and diva. Her mission is to please audience
by her song. But people say that AI can't put heart in songs and she
get few audience in a stage. An AI terminal Matsumoto appeares and
tells her that AI will go out of control and threathen the human
civilization 100 years later. He asks her to cooperate to stop the
tragedy.
3) Gozilla S.P. <Singular Point> (Bones+Orange): **, ah
Two engineers of Ohtaki Factory come to investigate a ghost house
and find a radio playing a strange song repeatedly, while Mei visits
Misakioku administration office to check the reason of aram, hears
the same song and finds a cable Ohtaki Factory installed years ago.
The cable is connected to the basement that stores a large bone frame
of dinosaur. At the same time, a large pterodactyl attacks the city.
4) Hige wo soru, soshite Joshikou-sei wo hirou (Project No.9): **, hw
Yoshida's heart is broken by Gotoh and he gets drunk. On the way
back home, he finds a girl Sayu in a crouch under a street light.
She run away from home with no money nor house to stay. Yoshida gets
angry about her indiscretion. From compassion, he allows her to stay
in his apartment as far as she does housework.
5) Seijo no Maryoku wa banno desu. [s](Diomedéa): **, ah
Sei is mistakenly summoned and thrown into Slantani Kingdom of another
world. Although the royal court apologizes her for the acccident,
she has no way to return home. Sei knows about herbs and learns how
to make potion at the royal research center. Her potion is used for
wounded soldiers and its effect amazes everyone.
6) 86 Eighty-six (A-1 Pictures): **, ad
AI controlled tanks of Gearde Empire invade the 17th field of St
Magnolia Republic. A unit of Juggernaut unmanned tanks destroys the
enemy. Laina, the youngest major, is assigned to the handler of
Juggernaut's processors of Spreadhead unit. The processor '86'
is actually discriminated human but people pretend that they are
consumable machine. Laina can't stand for the deceit and wants to
help them somehow.
7) Sayonara Watashi no Cramer (LIDEN FILMS): **, dh
In a junior high, Nozomi was playing succer in a boys club, but her
adviser tells her to join a girls soccer club in a high school
because her physique can't compete boys anymore. Instead, she should
make girls soccer's level up. Then she joins girls club without a
hope. But in a game with another school's club, she finds many
brilliant players and thinks that his advice was right.

8) Odd Taxi (P.I.C.S+OLM): *, hm
Odokawa is a walrus and sullen taxi driver in a city of animal-humans.
He learns what's going on in the city from busy passenger's talks.
A news says that the police is searching for a lost girl whom Odokawa
shelteres in his apartment for protection. The suspect of the incident
is Dobu a gang baboon. Dobu seems to have a dirty connection to a
policeman who looks for traces of the girl and takes data from
Odokawa's drive recorder.
9) Slime taoshite 300nen, shiranai uchini... (Revoroot): *, ah
Azusa died for overwork and reincanates as an immortal witch in
another world. She wishes to live in a slow life. She takes
registration in the adventurer's guild to get money. People call her
Witch of Highland. She keeps killing slimes for 300 years and becomes
the strongest witch in the world. One day, Leica a dragon visits her
house and becomes her apprentice.
10) Fumetsu no Anata e (Brains Base): *, d
A ball that copies any form is thrown into the world. A wolf dies and
the ball turns into the wolf. The wolf meets a boy who is his master.
The boy leaves empty village with the wolf. But he gets serious wound
and dies. It turns into the boy and go forward to find something
interesting.
11) Koi to yobu niwa Kimochi warui [s](NOMAD): *, h
When Ryu is about to fall from station's stairs, Ichika catches
his collar by the handle of umbrella to save him. Ryu crushes on her
at once. Ichika is a classmate of his sister Rio. Ryu begins to try
to get her favor somehow.
12) Kyuukyoku shinka-shita Fulldive PRG ga Kusogee dattara (ENGI): h
After Hiro failed to buy a new game, he comes across a shabby game
shop and buys an old game Kiwame that a clerk Leona cheats him to do.
As he plays the game, he finds the game is so realistic and he is
trapped by very bad situation only some minutes later.
13) Bishounen Tanteidan (Shaft): a
As Mayumi falls from the deck of observatory of junior high school,
Manabu saves her and invites her to the room of Bishounen detective
group of which he is the head. The members of the group are all very
famous in the school for various reasons, bad or good.
14) Shadows House [s](Clover Works): a
People of Shadow family are covered by scoot and only their shadows
are visible. They employ automatons as housemaid for cleaning and
visible avatar of themselves. Kate names her maid Emiliko who
is awkward and uneducated. They have many obstacles to overcome.
15) Isekai-Maou to Shoukan-shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω (Tezuka Pro): h
Diablo is an avatar of a player of an RPG. Despite the avatar has
huge power and magic skill, the player is always nervous to face
difficult situation. When he is invoked by a priest girl in danger,
he descends to her side and barely saves her. Afterwards, she joins
Diablo's company to go to Zircon Tower to meet the head of chivalry.
16) MARS RED (SIGNAL.MD): a
In Taisho period, a team of M.P. investigates a case in which an
actress was seriously injured in the theatre but healed soon
spontaneously. It must be a maru-Q (case of vampire). Maeda is
assigned to the chief of Zero Agency, anti-vampire organization, to
sweep vampires out of Tokyo.
17) Sentou-in Haken shimasu (J.C.Staff): h
As a secret society Kisaragi is about to conquer the world, they try
to build a space transportation base in a distant planet. They sends
combatant #6 and android Kisaragi to the star.
18) Dragon, Ie wo kau (SIGNAL.MD): h
Dragon sits the top of hierarchy of inhabitants of a fantasy world.
Letty was stolen an egg that he was nursing and disowned by his
family. He has to buy his house but there are many bad guys who cheat
him.
19) Bakuten (ZEXCS): a
Story of boys who were fascinated by back somersault.
20) EDENS ZERO [k](J.C.Staff): a
When Rebecca visits a deserted themepark planet, Shiki is the only
human left there. He is a maintenance staff and has special power,
Ethergear, to protect his friends. Rebecca invites him to her
spaceship. And they go to her home planet Bluegarden.
21) Battle Athletes Re: Start [s](Seven):
Kanata enters an athletic meet and tries to be Cosmo Beauty. Yana,
the representative of the Moon, has a plan to save moon people who
are discrimanated by government of the Earth.
22) Osananajimi ga zettai makenai Rabukome (Douga Kobo):
Haru praises Shiro's novel by which she won a book prize. Shiro
is very happy to have his admiration. Haru crushes on her, while
he turns down Kuro who is his childhood friend. Rumor has it that
Shiro is a girl friend of Mitsuru. With the help of Kuro, Haru
tries to break them up.
23) CESTVS (BN Pictures):
Story of a slave boxer in Roman empire.
24) Tokyo Revengers (LIDEN FILMS);
Takemichi is a looser. Someone pushes his back at a platform. He
falls to the rails in front of an incomming train. Then, he leaps
back 12 years ago when he was a coward errand of a gang. It's
his darkest history and he wants to change the future especially
of his girl friend who dies for car accident 12 years later.
25) BLUE REFLECTION RAY [s](J.C.Staff):
When Luca picks up a blue ring a woman dropped, time freezes and
the world is painted in colorful pattern. The ring seems to be a
key to open the magic world where a good mind and evil mind fight
against each others
26) Fairy Ranmaru [s](Studio COMET):
The queen creates a team of five boys from different races to
help common people. Every boy has own special ability. They stand
by in a bar and turn into battle fairies when they save people.
27) Subarashiki Kono Sekai [k](Domerica+Shin-ei Douga):
Boys and girls are gathered under a contract in which they are
given special power to defeat invaders called Noise.
28) Ijiranaide Nagatoro-san (Telecom Animation Film):
At the library of high school, a nasty girl Nagatoro finds a manga
draft a shy boy is drawing. She makes fun of him by playing the
manga and puts him in tears. She calls him Senpai and keeps kidding
him thereafter.
29) Super Cub (Studio Kai):
Oguma hates to go across hills to reach high school by bicycle.
So she buys a secondhand HONDA Super Cab, motorbike with 50cc
engine. Even though the Cab has had three casualties, she doesn't
care because she has few money and it's affordable as a bicycle.
30) Jouran (BAKKEN RECORD):
In a parallel world, Tokugawa Yoshinobu still rules the country.
A counterforce Janome plans to kill him by the agents treated by
beast medicine. Sawa is a guard of Tokugawa and kills an agent
of tiger. Because Sawa has also power of beast.
31) Yakunara Mugcup mo [s](Nihon Animation):
Himeno is transferred from Tokyo to a high school in Tajimi where
Minoyaki pottery is famous. She joins the pottery club of the school.
32) Seven Nights Revolution (LIDEN FILMS+Domerica):
In a world where a cult Casis rules and destroys civil society, the
members of the student council of Granseed Academy fight against
monsters. Faria, the head of the council has the power of an ancient
hero. A goddess summons a freshman Nemo to another world and gives
him hero's power to help Faria.
33) Shakunetsu Kabbady (TOMS Ent.):
Story of the Kabbadi club of a high school.


Sequels/Another stories/Spin-offs/Remakes:
Boku no Hero Academia
Kingdom 3
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2
NOMAD Megarobox 2
SSSS.DYNAZENON
Tensura Nikki
Yuukoku no Moriarty
Zombi Land Saga Revenge

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/ Ishikawa Kazuo /
Forum: Computer Folklore
 Topic: Blank 80-column punch cards up for grabs
Re: Blank 80-column punch cards up for grabs [message #408200 is a reply to message #408194] Fri, 14 May 2021 01:55
Ahem A Rivet's Shot is currently offline  Ahem A Rivet's Shot
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On Thu, 13 May 2021 15:52:51 -0700
Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 May 2021 14:07:01 -0700
>> Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hardware wouldn’t have been as much of a problem as software. Changing
>>> OS/360 to use ASCII would have been an absolute nightmare.
>>
>> Isn't that called Z/OS ?
>>
>
> Not quite sure of the point you’re making. zOS has its Linux subsystem
> (whatever they’re calling it now) which is ASCII, but base zOS is still
> all EBCDIC. It is - or was, when I worked with it - annoying to deal
> with the code differences. Otherwise, I was talking about when it was
> still OS/360 with all the embedded EBCDIC dependencies, which are mostly
> still there, at a time when IBM made the choice of EBCDIC vs. ASCII.

My understanding was that zOS had integrated both ASCII and Unicode
support in order to make the Linux subsystem possible. My point was that
IBM does backwards compatibility so OS-360 with ASCII would look like the
text support in zOS.

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Re: Blank 80-column punch cards up for grabs [message #408203 is a reply to message #408194] Fri, 14 May 2021 05:30
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Originally posted by: J. Clarke

On Thu, 13 May 2021 15:52:51 -0700, Peter Flass
<peter_flass@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 May 2021 14:07:01 -0700
>> Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hardware wouldn’t have been as much of a problem as software. Changing
>>> OS/360 to use ASCII would have been an absolute nightmare.
>>
>> Isn't that called Z/OS ?
>>
>
> Not quite sure of the point you’re making. zOS has its Linux subsystem
> (whatever they’re calling it now) which is ASCII, but base zOS is still all
> EBCDIC. It is - or was, when I worked with it - annoying to deal with the
> code differences. Otherwise, I was talking about when it was still OS/360
> with all the embedded EBCDIC dependencies, which are mostly still there, at
> a time when IBM made the choice of EBCDIC vs. ASCII.

Don't conflate UNIX System Services with Linux. Both are available
under Z/OS but UNIX System Services is native and is normally EBCDIC.
Linux is Linux and doesn't really tie into Z/OS other than being able
to run on top of it.
Re: Blank 80-column punch cards up for grabs [message #408206 is a reply to message #408200] Fri, 14 May 2021 07:11
Quadibloc is currently offline  Quadibloc
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On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12:00:05 AM UTC-6, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:

> My understanding was that zOS had integrated both ASCII and Unicode
> support in order to make the Linux subsystem possible. My point was that
> IBM does backwards compatibility so OS-360 with ASCII would look like the
> text support in zOS.

IBM does backwards compatibility, yes.

But OS/360 with ASCII would have used IBM's ASCII-8; the text support in
zOS does not, since running in 360 mode would limit the machine to only
the first 16 megabytes of memory.
And, indeed, running in 360 mode depends on the extended control bit being
off; the ASCII bit is the one specific exception IBM made to backwards
compatibility, which it could safely do because it was never used.
Not to mention that z/OS usually runs in 64-bit mode, not 390 mode which is
directly upwards compatible with the 370.

The current IBM mainframes have specific instructions for character handling
in UTF-8, so instead of using a mode bit so that the EDIT instruction converts
integers into ASCII form instead of EBCDIC form, they now use different instructions
for processing ASCII text.

John Savard
Re: Blank 80-column punch cards up for grabs [message #408207 is a reply to message #408175] Fri, 14 May 2021 07:26
Quadibloc is currently offline  Quadibloc
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On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:09:35 PM UTC-6, Rich Alderson wrote:

> However, IBM's 8-bit USASCII-8 was not a simple matter of adding a high order
> bit to the defined 7-bit ASCII code. Instead, the addition bit was placed into
> bit 5 (*five*!) of the 8-bit character, in an on/off pattern which put "7-bit"
> ASCII into pairs of columns which alternated with undefined pairs of columns.

For those who haven't seen the original IBM System/360 Principles of Operation,
I'll give a more detailed description of USASCII-8, which is what IBM called their
modified version of ASCII.

The control codes occupied the two columns 0x and 1x.
The first 32 printable characters, from space to ?, including the digits,
occupied the two columns 4x and 5x.
The upper-case letters were in columns Ax and Bx, and the lower-case
letters were in columns Ex and Fx.

IBM numbered the bits of a byte from the most significant bit as 0 to
the least significant bit as 7.

So if you take an ASCII character occupying bits 1 through 7, the USASCII-8
bit left the least significant five bits, bits 3 through 7, unchanged.

Bit 2 was moved to bit position 1.
Bit 1 was copied into both bit positions 0 and 2, so that the last 64 characters
of ASCII were both in the second half of the 256 character gamut, and also in
the second half of their respective 64-character blocks.

John Savard
Re: Blank 80-column punch cards up for grabs [message #408208 is a reply to message #408207] Fri, 14 May 2021 07:50
Quadibloc is currently offline  Quadibloc
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On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:26:43 AM UTC-6, Quadibloc wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:09:35 PM UTC-6, Rich Alderson wrote:
>> However, IBM's 8-bit USASCII-8 was not a simple matter of adding a high order
>> bit to the defined 7-bit ASCII code. Instead, the addition bit was placed into
>> bit 5 (*five*!) of the 8-bit character, in an on/off pattern which put "7-bit"
>> ASCII into pairs of columns which alternated with undefined pairs of columns.

> For those who haven't seen the original IBM System/360 Principles of Operation,
> I'll give a more detailed description of USASCII-8, which is what IBM called their
> modified version of ASCII.
>
> The control codes occupied the two columns 0x and 1x.
> The first 32 printable characters, from space to ?, including the digits,
> occupied the two columns 4x and 5x.
> The upper-case letters were in columns Ax and Bx, and the lower-case
> letters were in columns Ex and Fx.
>
> IBM numbered the bits of a byte from the most significant bit as 0 to
> the least significant bit as 7.
>
> So if you take an ASCII character occupying bits 1 through 7, the USASCII-8
> bit left the least significant five bits, bits 3 through 7, unchanged.
>
> Bit 2 was moved to bit position 1.
> Bit 1 was copied into both bit positions 0 and 2, so that the last 64 characters
> of ASCII were both in the second half of the 256 character gamut, and also in
> the second half of their respective 64-character blocks.

As this verbal description may be hard to follow, I have now added
a chart of the infamous USASCII-8 to the bottom of my web page at

http://www.quadibloc.com/comp/cp02.htm

John Savard



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