Junk Town

Alt title: Garakuta no Machi

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Time of Eve

Time of Eve

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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sothis sothis says...

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.

W0m6at W0m6at says...

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.

Kimagure Robot

Kimagure Robot

Need a house cleaner? A genie? A stand-up comic? Hakase Company has a solution for you: a robot, tailor made for your needs! From diary writing to spy catching, to thwarting alien invasions or extinguishing fires, there’s nothing these robots can’t do. But like most machinery, one thing is certain: malfunctions are bound to occur! Join the Doctor, his robotic assistant and mechanical creations galore as they save the world, one task at a time!

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W0m6at W0m6at says...

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.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

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.

Rain Town

Rain Town

One rain-soaked evening, a young girl wanders through the streets and runs across a very curious and unique new friend...

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sothis sothis says...

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.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

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.

Traveling Daru

Traveling Daru

After being rushed to a flight by her mother at the airport, a young girl loses her most prized possession, a plush toy named Daru. Awakened by the girl's tears, Daru sets forth on a grand adventure to find her, crossing continents, communicating with animals and statues alike, and even making a new caterpillar friend along the way. As time passes, will Daru ever be reunited with his beloved owner?

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sothis sothis says...

The stories aren't the same, but both are cute, dialogue-less (for the most part at least) shorts about a child and their experience with an adorable toy. Both have fantastic animation and are heart-warming.

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both Traveling Daru and Junk Town follow a small, normally not sentient, thing on a trip (seemingly around the world in Traveling Daru and just around the block in Junk town). They are very cute and mostly family friendly shorts.

Den-noh Coil

Den-noh 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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sothis sothis says...

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.

Tekkon Kinkreet

Tekkon Kinkreet

In the rusty and run-down Treasure Town, young orphans in their respective gangs rule the roost and use the landscape as their playground. The violent Black and naïve White are two such orphans who are unafraid of fellow children and Yakuza alike; never have they found a foe who could best them in a battle – until now. A strange man and his even stranger (and seemingly indestructible) henchmen have plans to tear down Treasure Town and erect an amusement park in its place, and they’ll cut down anyone who stands in their way. Can Black and White save their home, and each other?

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sothis sothis says...

Tekkon Kinkreet and Junk Town have a strikingly similar animation style and character designs; on a less awesome note, they both also have abrupt scene switching, the-end-of-Lord-of-the-Rings-3-style. The plots aren't similar at all, but you'll definitely appreciate the production of one if you liked the other.

Genius Party

Genius Party

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.

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valondar valondar says...

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.

100 Byou Cinema: Robo to Shoujo (Kari)

100 Byou Cinema: Robo to Shoujo (Kari)

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these robo-centric anime are set in a decrepit city, where a robot is just trying to figure out where he belongs. The robots pal around with a young child, seek out other robots, and even have the equivalent of a boss battle. the animation techniques are somewhat different, but the color palet is nearly identical. So, if you liked one, try the other. 

Roujin Z

Roujin Z

When the cost of taking care of the elderly becomes too high, why not invent a robotic, nuclear powered bed that can take care of them for you? Sounds logical, right? The government thought so too! But when they nominate Mr. Takazawa without his approval as the test subject, they underestimated the determination of his nurse Haruko to step up in his defense. After all, what is a dedicated nurse to do when she suddenly sees her name on every computer screen asking for help and the bed with Mr. Takazawa in it actually transforms, gets up and follows her back home?! Add a lot of police, an angry government agency, a bunch of elderly over-sexed hackers and a trip to the beach and the mayhem is complete!

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about ever-expanding robots that are far more than meets the eye. One is meant to be a hospice bed, the other starts off as only a head. But throughout the anime, they grow stronger under the watchful eye of a human companion. 

Nulu-chan and Me

Nulu-chan and Me

This is the story of the mysterious creature Nulu-chan, and the boy who Nulu-chan keeps following around.

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sothis sothis says...

Both of these follow the strange relationship between a child and a creature/robot. Both are super adorable. <3