Ranked #196
Eve no Jikan

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
Duration: 18 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.331 (scored by 38727 users)
Ranked: #1962
Popularity: #490
Members: 76,447
Favorites: 814
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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(0/6)

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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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Sep 20, 2009 10:38 AM
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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Oct 29, 2008 6:00 AM
This is indeed a great show. After three episodes, I think it to be one of the 2008’s highlights. Eve no jikan is beautifully and atmospherically animated, with nice voices, interesting characters and relationships, and a developing plot. The story, which involved humans living with androids, wasn’t the most original in the world,but it didn’t make this anime any less attractive.

Eve no Jikan is directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who is often compared to Makoto Shinkai in terms of how well his short animations look. This time in his latest work Eve no jikan, Yasuhiro Yoshiura once again proved his artistic talent. The read more
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May 3, 2010 1:12 PM
Imagine a world where artificial intelligence exists in the form of robots, and, eventually, androids. They obey their master's every whim; helping out with chores at home, storing status of household members; everything dutifully and without hesitation. They are totally soulless; mere machines in the shape of humans.

Or are they?

What if these androids had a soul of their own? A feeling, curious mind capable of receiving sensations, learning them, recognizing them, adapting to them? That is the thought Eve no Jikan tries to bring forth, and boy, is it a provoking one! While not really permeating the series in a very visible manner, it does read more
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Apr 26, 2010 7:46 AM
I've been kicking this around for who knows how long, and I'm pleasantly surprised to say that Eve no Jikan is probably one of the most engaging, expressive shows I've seen to date. And that's no small feat, given it's extremely quick runtime. The atmosphere is unique and brilliantly well crafted, and I'd say it's safe to say that I will eagerly be anticipating any future works from Studio RIKKA even more now that I've seen this.

Story; 10. The questions presented through Eve no Jikan are nothing particularly new, yet nothing entirely exhausted either. Humanity, discrimination, acceptance; the cast of Eve is used to portray 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. 
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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 
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Made by the same studio, Has the same mysterious feeling of wanting to know what is happening.  
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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
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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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