Ranked #203

Eve no Jikan

Alternative Titles

English: Time of Eve
Synonyms: Eve's Time
Japanese: イヴの時間


Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2008 to Sep 18, 2009
Source: Original
Duration: 18 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.311 (scored by 40,387 users)
Ranked: #2032
Popularity: #501
Members: 80,403
Favorites: 879
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The future, probably Japan. Robots have long been put into practical use, and androids have just come into use.

Influenced by the Robot Ethics Committee, it's become common sense for people to treat androids like household appliances. Their appearance—indistinguishable from humans except for the ring over each android's head—has led some people to empathize unnecessarily with androids. Known as "android-holics," such people have become a social problem.

Rikuo, a high school student, has been taught from childhood that androids are not to be viewed as humans, and has always used them as convenient tools. One day Rikuo discovers some strange data in the behavior records of his family's household android, Sammy.

Rikuo and his friend Masaki trace Sammy's movements, only to discover a mysterious café that features a house rule that "humans and robots are to be treated the same"...

(Source: Official English Website)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina
Sakisaka, Rikuo
Sakisaka, Rikuo
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Masaki, Masakazu
Masaki, Masakazu
Nojima, Kenji
Nojima, Kenji


Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Theme Song Performance
Okada, Tohru
Okada, Tohru
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Chayama, Ryusuke
Chayama, Ryusuke
Animation Director, Character Design

More episodes Episodes(6/6)

Episode Title Aired
1 Akiko: Time of Eve
Eve no Jikan (Akiko イヴの時間)
Aug 1, 2008
2 Sammy: Companions of Eve
Eve no Nakama (Sammy イヴの仲間)
Oct 1, 2008
3 Koji & Rina: Lovers of Eve
Eve no Koibito (Koji & Rina イヴの恋人)
Dec 1, 2008
4 Nameless: Doll of Eve
Eve no Ningyou (Nameless イヴの人形)
May 1, 2009
5 Chie & Shimei: Melody of Eve
Eve no Senritsu (Chie & Shimei イヴの旋律)
Jul 1, 2009

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Yasashii Jikan no Naka de (やさしい時間の中で)" by Tanaka Rie (Sammy)

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9 hours ago
The creation and use of robots has been a debating subject for decades. Many ethical issues have emerged concerning whether these machines should dominate in the production line in factories, the health sector, engineering and so on. Many assume that they carry off the jobs of thousands of unemployed people, they cost a lot in electricity, maintenance and sources in general and cause accidents due to their automatic and inflexible settings.

So, when the creation of artificial intelligence androids is brought up, the reactions vary from hesitation to upright denial. How can we pretend to be God and create human-like creatures? What if they try to read more
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Nov 28, 2015
Maybe Someday i'm gonna make english version. But not Today...

Cybernetyka oraz klimaty Sci-fi to gatunki, które w popkulturze przewijały się bez przerwy. Wiele filmów i seriali o tej tematyce zostało okrzyknięte mianem kultowych, chociażby trylogia Gwiedzne Wojny, o której słyszał prawdopodobnie każdy. Fakt faktem, kiedy słyszysz tylko o jakiejkolwiek sztuce związanej z przyszłością, przed oczyma pojawia ci się widok kosmicznych bitew z liczbą wybuchów, którą sam Michael Bay by nie pogardził. Tak już się przyjęło w mainstreamie i nic na to nie poradzimy. Jednak pojawiają się jeszcze twory, które mimo osadzenia w przyszłości, próbują dzięki niej nawiązać do czasów teraźniejszych. Ba, one nie tylko nawiązują read more
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Sep 20, 2009
Time of Eve is a rather peculiar show to review. For one thing, it is only six episodes long, clocking in at around 15 to 20 minutes each, but the finale extends for about 30 minutes. Usually, short anime are not able to properly convey the right combination of character development, plot, and conflict.

Time of Eve, however, does all that and more. I must say that it is probably the best science fiction anime since Planetes, and definitely worth your time.

Let's start with the art animation. Those familiar with Yasuhiro Yoshiura's previous works, such as Pale Cocoon and Aquatic Language, will find themselves quite at read more
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Mar 8, 2015

I've decided to treat myself and review something that doesn't suck! My coronary arteries requested me to take a break from reviewing anime that sends my blood pressure north of 200!
Today I look at Eve no Jikan, which is a very highly rated series here on MAL, although somewhat obscure.

Plot: 8/10

Eve no Jikan takes place in the near future, when humans are constantly being served by androids. These androids have not only developed complete artificial intelligence, but the ability to feel emotions just as complex as humans do. Despite the fact that these androids are fully human mentally with artificial bodies, they are treated like read more
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Both take place in a cafe that looks the same. Both are about androids and Isaac Asimov's three rules. And both are enjoyably short. 
reportRecommended by DeathfireD
Anime: Chobits
Both titles explore the similar lore of human interaction and the border between seeing an android as a living breathing entity or appliance such as a stove or a car. relationships are key in both series as the protagonist have varying views on whether to follow the discrimination against androids, giving them 'real' feelings or simply accepting them as man-made devices for varying uses. Unlike chobits, Eve No Jikan does not hold the same aesthetics's in design, there are more fine lines and deeper colors along with 3D visualization and some computer generated effects. This gives Eve no Jikan a more mature look then chobits  read more 
reportRecommended by Objecterror
Anime: Pale Cocoon
Made by the same studio, Has the same mysterious feeling of wanting to know what is happening.  
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Anime: Kowarekake no Orgel
In both shows, androids exist for similar purposes: to help their owners with cleaning, shopping, etc. However, the human characters and the androids have interactions that goes far beyond that of simple owners and robots. Some androids have human-like qualities that blurs the line between humans and androids which is something eminent in both shows.  
reportRecommended by Enna
Anime: Hal
Eve no Jikan is similar to Hal in a way that society lives with robots, Hal is more focused on romance, and drama in a single movie, Eve no Jikan has a similar setting but slightly different tone. 
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Both involve robots that develop individuality.  
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