In the year 2020, humans live alongside robots and interact in a variety of ways, from taking fast food orders to attending school together. In Tokyo, Mako and her friends live day to day and experience the impact of technology, whether they're being alerted to an impending earthquake or looking through augmented reality lenses.
In the future, androids live side by side with humans – but not as their equals, as their slaves. Though they look identical, these androids must display a holographic ring over their heads so the difference is clear. One day, a boy named Rikuo finds abnormal activity patterns in the logs of his own android, and alongside his friend Masaki, he sets forth to find where the android has been. Much to their surprise, the duo discovers a secret café known as Eve no Jikan with a single rule: within its walls, there must be no discrimination between humans and robots. In this place, androids appear to be human and are even displaying signs of independence – a trait that should not be possible. Rikou finds his perceptions increasingly challenged as he struggles to come to terms with his own android, and the relationship between man and machines...
The world presented to us in both shows is a future where humans live in constant contact with artificially intelligent machines. The thoughts/actions of the main characters in both shows allude to deeper questions about the meaning of human-ness in relation to the social roles of androids. Computer Kakumei presents a more colorful and hopeful look at how androids enhance life and create new possibilities for interaction, while Time of Eve embraces a darker vision of what a robot-filled future might look like.
Both titles revolve around the societal impact of robots/androids and how our lives may be affected by them. Eve no Jikan is definitely the stronger of the two.
Platonic Chain consists of short 6 minute episodes completely done with computer graphics. The series explores different facets of human life/interaction through an interesting idea: the presence of a computer program that knows of your most embarassing moments, your likes and dislikes, your ideal diet plan, the routes you take to get places, and more!