In a futuristic Earth where robots live side by side with humans, performing tasks and roaming the streets at their whim, a young boy walks through a city by himself. While passing by an alley he spots a quirky red robot who, upon destroying and eating another robot, grows a mechanical piece onto its makeshift tail. Intrigued, the boy observes the robot as it methodically eats and grows, and whether he likes it or not, this stray robot soon appears to not want to leave the boy’s side...
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...
Time of Eve and Junk Town look at a futuristic world of robots in a quiet, pleasing way. Time of Eve is definitely more thoughtful while Junk Town is more whimsical, but fans of one should absolutely try out the other.
Both Junk Town and Eve no Jikan take place in worlds where robots have become commonplace, but involve unexpected situations involving those robots. Both anime have moderate levels of realism, and allow themselves a modicum of humour.
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In both Junk Town and Kimagure Robot robots go about their activities often oblivious to the concerns of the humans about them. In both anime, the distress of the people is comedic to the audience.
If you like short anime about robots, then you're in luck with both Junk Town and Kimagure Robot. While Kimagure is generally more humourous, if you enjoyed one, it's likely you'll like the other.
One rain-soaked evening, a young girl wanders through the streets and runs across a very curious and unique new friend...
A child and his/her robot - a fun idea by any means. Rain Town explores the more melancholy scenario, while Junk Town is definitely more of a pick me up. Fans of one should at minimum appreciate the other.
While Junk Town is not as gloomy, it quickly came to mind when watching Rain Town. Both of these shorts are about children and a robot who follows them. If you liked one, I recommend checking out the other.
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.
Denno Coil and Junk Town are two lighthearted, very whimsical looks at a futuristic-style world with technology (robots or cyberspace). I greatly preferred Junk Town, but fans of one would definitely at least appreciate the other.
Seven stories are told in seven very different ways. In a Dahli-esque Serengeti, a tale of a hunter and hunted unfolds. A young boy finds a useful device and is sucked into a futuristic battle. A slow-paced train ride takes two delinquent school children for a ride to the beach and down memory lane. And a baby travels through his dreams because of the ‘Happy Machine’ – amongst other tales.
The Genius Party short "Shanghai Dragon" and Junk Town are both short, odd, quirky pieces from Studio 4C which riff on the mecha genre just a little bit - Dragon at greater length then Junk Town, but I think someone who liked one should consider the other.