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Eve no Jikan

Alt titles: Time of Eve

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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...

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Ryuusuke CHAYAMA Character Design
Yasuhiro YOSHIURA Director
Tohru OKADA Music
Tom NAGAE Producer

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Eve no Jikan Sheex 7.2/10 Jun 8, 2010
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Mizu no Kotoba

Mizu no Kotoba
  • TV Special (1 ep x 9 min)
  • 2002

In a cafe, people spend their time talking to each other about what’s on their mind. They talk about troubles with love, spread gossip about a friend of a friend and tell about the time they saw a flying fish. The waitress of the cafe tries to teach a lesson to a boy that just broke up with his girlfriend that relationships don’t end when the people involved part ways. Overall, the other people in the cafe also become influenced by what tools of humanity and the human language can do for relationships between lovers and friends. The unbelievable is always tested by science and our own imaginations...


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Unsurprisingly, considering both animes were both created by the same team, they share a very similar animation style, musical score and general 'feel'.

The similarities however are far more profound as both share themes which could lead one to deduce that they are perhaps set in the set world/time and therefore are part of a series?

Either way both animes are superb for anyone with any interest in future-world/robot anime but wishes to see them approached in perhaps a slightly more intelligent thoughtful manner.


Both of these series are short and both are set in cafes.  Now, the trouble with the reason why you should watch Aquatic Language if you've seen Eve no Jikan, is that if I said it, it would be a spoiler.  Needless to say, each of the series takes the lives of ordinary people in a slightly, not ordinary world and gives you a small insight into their lives.  Both are exceptionally well animated and have a strange mystical quality about them.


If you enjoyed the awesome, surreal element of Eve no Jikan then you are sure to be pleased by Aquatic Language, a much earlier and more abstract work of Yasuhiro Yoshiura's. These works are both incredibly thoughtful and will doubtless provide you with some valuable reflections, however you will find Aquatic Language to be a lighter, less challenging experience.


The secondary connections are that they are character driven series set in cafes.

The connection that I'm actually recommending them for each other for is already to easy to guess but suffice it to say both contain a sci-fi element.


Yasuhiro Yoshiura is the man behind both Time of Eve and Aquatic Language, so they share many common factors: the location, quirky music, and weird directorial style.  AL is something of a prequel or even an earlier draft of Eve; they both take place in a mysterious cafe, focus on the conversations of different characters, and deal with discrimination.  If you enjoy one, the other may not surprise you, but it will interest you to see how Yoshiura's work has evolved from 2002 to 2008.


Coming from the same place both are visually beautiful pieces of work that makes them a pleasure to watch.  Besides both of them taking place in a cafe both also have androids in them though both also tending to follow around more normal people than the androids themselves.  If nothing else Mizu no Kotoba may be seen more as a predecessor to Eve no Jikan.  If you liked one then you probably like the other.


Both Eve no Jikan and Mizu no Kotoba have a very similar feel to them and share particularly similar visuals. Both essentially centre on snippets of random people's lives that are on display in a cafe environment so if you like that, then both of these are for you.


Ok, so this is an obvious one.  If you like Eve no Jikan in either movie or series form, then just take the 9 minutes to enjoy the wonderful and quirky Mizu no Kotoba.  The crazy part for me, is that I didn't know they were connected and just happened to watch Mizu no Kotoba just after finishing Eve no Jikan.



Both have a similar style and setting.  Not a surprise considering they have the same animators.  However, even beyond that, the cafe seems to be a focal point where lessons are learned.


Mizu no Kotoba feels a lot like Eve no Jikan, because it literally takes place in the same universe, and explores many of the same themes. It's a little more psychedelic, and a little more abstract, but if you liked one, you're almost guaranteed to like the other.

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Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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They are both about androids living among humans, and the relationship between them. In both series androids have distinguishing marks.


Both of these series deal with the subject matter of androids and their place amongst humans. Chobits is more light-hearted, but both series explore the bonds that can exist between humans and machines. 


Time of Eve is another very sweet anime about cyborg/human relations.  Many of the themes covered in one is covered as well in the other.  There's no love interest for the main characters in Eve, but much of the rest would fit well in either series.  Definitely recommended. it


Both of these shows are making a statement about how our world is so dependent on machines. They show that what many people fear, the machines gaining a brain, could beome a reality. Unlike the Terminators movies where the robots are evil and want to take over the world, these robots just want to live and love like humans. The shows both also can be taken as a metaphor for racism, though Time of Eve is more so.


These series both have android/computer controlled robots all around the world. If you find that aspect, or some of the moral reprocussions which that would cause being disected, then these series go well together.


Both Eve no Jikan and Chobits deal with human x AI (or more exactly android) relationships. Eve no Jikan is more serious, on the other hand Chobits has some comedy and fanservice in it. None the less, if you thought one of those was interesting, than you should give the other one a try.

P.S. You might want to watch Eve no Jikan movie instead of the series.


 In both series, the question of "Can a machine truly be human?" arises. While Chobits' is not directly aimed at this kind of idea (it is much more light heared and romantic), it does come in to question. Both also contain the "anti-robot" groups who are leery of machines becoming more 'human'. In all, they are both well thought out, highly intuitive series that make the viewer make their own thoughts and/or conclusions about the questions made.

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Pale Cocoon

Pale Cocoon
  • OVA (1 ep x 23 min)
  • 2006

In a dark and dystopic future, the environment of Earth has been destroyed by its human inhabitants. The remainder of mankind live in a physical “gap” between what is known as the lower level, and the unknown sky above. In this dreary and mechanical existence, the melancholy Ura works to restore the memories of the past, as part of the Archive Excavation Department. Along with Riko, his sole companion, Ura will soon discover a mysterious remnant of the past which may prove that there is more to their existence than meets the eye...

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This recommendation should be of little surprise, given that the same studio created both. Beyond that, Pale Cocoon and Eve no Jikan have a surprisingly similar feel - each shows us stark, extended sequences with staring gazes and absolutely stunning backgrounds. A mixture of CG and regular animation accompanies both, and above all the two anime share the same quiet, fascinating look at a futuristic sci fi world.


Not only are the two series by the same person, but they feature similar themes about the relationship between man and robot. Pale Cocoon is darker, but both are a great feast for the eyes.


Both come from the same creator and are interesting in their own right. Even though they are both science-fiction works, they don't share many similarities in plot, but the similarty in autmosphere is apparent. 

The creator of both is a genius, and every and ALL sci-fi fans need to check both of these out. Eve No Jikan is superior in my eyes, but they're both great.


If you liked Eve No Jikan or Pale Cocoon you would like the other because they both send the same message relating to technology.  They are set in the distant future where humans are very dependent on technology.

The atmosphere in both the animes is roughly the same.  They really dwell deep into the psychological aspect of technology.  Coccon shows the after effect and what will become as humans rely to much on tech and Eve shows how tech is slowly taking shape and developing its "own mind".  Well worth the watch for sci-fi fans or anyone looking to think about what our future may behold.


Since these titles are both made by the same people, they have a very similar story telling method, giving them similar pacing and a similar viewing experience.


Pale Cocoon and Time of the Eve have very simmilar feel, animation (there is no surprise sinc there are made by same studio) and story telling style. Both are calm, beautiful and somehow peacful.


A mixture of CG and regular animation creates a futurstic world that makes each series a visual masterpiece to watch.  Coming from the same place each series has a similar story telling method and pacing and makes both very interesting to watch.  While the messages that each show tries to tell may be different they both try to make the viewer more aware of problems that could be faced in the future.

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Pouring a perfect cocktail is a difficult feat, but one bartender, Ryuu Sasakura, is such a master of his craft that his drinks are renowned worldwide. No matter what challenges are thrown his way, Ryuu takes the time to get to know his customers and serves them the most helpful concoction for their joys and sorrows. With a calm demeanor and caring heart, this skilled bartender will do whatever it takes to make his clientele, and colleagues, happy.

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This might seem like an incredibly strange recommendation, and it is, but the one thing that made both of these shows so enjoyable for me was the atmosphere and feel both anime shared. They both have the same idea of what a bar is: a place of relaxation to escape from the rest of the world. Both anime are almost fully conversation-driven, and you get to understand the different characters, their problems and how they are solved through these conversations. If you enjoyed one of these shows for their laid-back, yet thought-provoking feel, give the other a try.


While the story of Bartender is as different from Eve no Jikan as alcohol is from coffee, the way they both serve these drinks is similar. If you have enjoyed the slow pace and exquisite storytelling of one, you will enjoy the other.


Okay, lets start with the fact that both animes have an open bar/cafe for a basis.  Where all walks of life come to enjoy themselves.  Even with the character interactions, multiple stories, and the mysterious theme is heavily implied.  Just like Eve no Jikan, Bartender shows that there is more that meets the eye when it comes to the relationship with the customers and other patrons. Check it out, I'll promise you'll enjoy.


Bartender and Eve no Jikan are both short series that revolve around characters within a community. They are both episodic and leave you wanting for more episodes.

Denno Coil

Denno Coil

In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.

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There are plenty of sci fi anime out there, but few show such a quiet, introspective look at the relationship between man and machine. Denno Coil and Eve no Jikan are acceptable for all ages (though Denno has a much younger feel), display gorgeous visuals, and overall will appeal to the same fans.


Even if slightly different these two series deal with technological elements melt with personal insight of characters. While Denno Coil is based on internet and with children as protagonists, in Time of Eve we have androids and high school people. Anyway the atmosphere is similar and I think that if you liked one you could like the other.


Both anime deal with children, technology (The VR in Coil and robots in Jikan) and the ease with which they can use it. For this reason, these two anime compliment eachother nicely.