Same director, very similar feel. Mizu no Kotoba feels like an early version of Eve no Jikan. Both have short episodes, the setting is very similar, and they both mention Isaac Asimov's three rules for robots.
when I watched Mizu No Kotoba..that totally remind me Eve No Jikan..
There's alot of similar point between eve no jikan n' mizu no kotoba
-both goings-on are take places at a cafe.
-the same atmosphere.
-the art is similar and diffrent at the same time.
-both are ONA's and both are short show.
-an amazing environment and backgrounf,character also are bit similar.
If you liked eve no jikan, you'll absolutly like mizu no kotoba as a 'shorter show' ;D
and sorry for my bad english xD
The main characters of both show are eager to learn more about the interactions of humans. In the same manner, they acquire their knowledge in a cafe which also gives off the same ambiance. The tone and the mood of one show will remind you of the other.
Mizu no Kotoba - in my opinion - is similar to Eve no Jikan because of its cyberpunk setting and the use of androids. They mainly take place in a café and both have a slice of life nature in the two series. These anime don't have long episodes , apart from Eve no Jikan's last episode, so you can watch them all in one go.
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 which is more directed to a teen audience.  read more
Both animes deal with humanoid robots. While Chobits focuses on both the human's and robot's (Persocon) point of view, Eve no Jikan concentrates more on the human's. However, both animes feature a story regarding the "borders" between humans and robots. If you liked such concept in Chobits, you'll surely have the same reaction in Eve no Jikan, and vice versa.
Both animes deal with the human-android/robot/persocom relationship. They both stress the influences and effects of robots, how they are oh so useful and labor-saving.
They both also express the taboos of human-robot relationships, whether it be love or friendship.
Both are also slice-of-life, though Eve no jikan is more episodic and chobits is more plot-driven.
- A society of Japan, where the use of androids is of almost common use.
- Where those friendly or loving relationships between a human and an android are judged.
- A young man discovers that his android could have an independent or inussual behavior, even he comes to think of the feelings of the robots.
Both explore the now uoriginal theme "can robots be humans, have feeling and even love?" and "is it okay to love a robot?
Both being romances but where Eve no Jikan being more serious and focus more on the society while chobits focus more just on the main character without really digging into the whole robot-human society conflict.
The basic theme is very much alike; Philosophy mixed up with robotics. What makes us human?
Both series are well thought through and a pleasure to watch, with each episode more emotional than the previous. Indeed, these are probably some of the best seinen series ever produced.
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.
The two OVA is all about a possible future where the use of androids as a companion/and or helper is a commonplace. Androids they are, a mirror image of humans, humans they are not, but at the same time maybe more human than real humans. Both delivers a heartwarming story about androids trying to gain acceptance from their owners and become a true member of the family that sometimes can provoke powerful emotions from the viewers.
Both anime focus on the theme of human-android relationships in a time when androids are virtually indistinguishable from humans. Hal is more romance centered while Eve no Jikan deals with the feelings of androids.
We are in fact just like androids-we are programmed by our genes. We are readily conscious and have emotions, so why can't androids have them as well, if programmed to that extent?
"Time of Eve" / "Eve no Jikan" and "Plastic Memories" both involve incredibly life-like androids with artificial intelligence that have been integrated into society and were produced to act as helpers for humans who need their assistance in daily life.
In these two similar works, androids are advanced enough to be capable of displaying emotions as well as making their own decisions. Unfortunately, there also exists a limit as to how long they can operate for due to aging within their systems. As a result of that, the theme of loss is another commonality, where people who have grown attached to their android companions fear the loss of a friend. read more
- The almost common use of androids in society
- Relationship between a robot and a human
- Stories related to the technological world, which affects people and robots. Seeing that these machines have feelings and are an important part of people's lives.
Story and character wise, time of eve is better, but the music and art are far better in plastic memories.
Both have to do with a society where androids are a common thing, and all types of people have them. Plastic memories however, has a timetable on androids, they have a lifespan where when their time is up, they start to stop working and lose memories and functions, which isn't relevant in Time of Eve.
Plastic Memories is more of a romance, with a less dark tone, and doesn't have a lot of character development compared to Time of Eve, plastic memories focuses more on romance, and time of eve focuses more on relationships between androids and people.
In plastic memories the majority of people have an adoration for androids, and people falling in love with them isn't as uncommon as you'd think, meanwhile in Time of Eve, the minority of people have an adoration for androids and are looked down upon by the general public. read more
I haven't gotten deep into Bartender, but seeing how I've only seen a few cafe/restaurant setting animes around, Bartender and Eve no Jikan definitely have the same type of setting, with the former in an obscure bar and the latter in an obscure cafe. What's intriguing about the two is the emphasis on "backstory" rather than serving cocktails or coffee. Yeah, it's cool that you get to know about all these interesting cocktail mixes, or I guess the semi-relevant counterpart Eve blend coffee, but where each anime pulls strongly together is the influence and power the bar or the cafe has on its characters, over time changing their attitudes and perhaps giving a tear jerk at the same time. read more
Eve no Jikan and Bartender has this similar atmosphere that details a small community with a detailed cast of characters in their every day lives.
The community that takes place in both series seems to feel isolated from the rest of society. However, at the same time, the characters seems to enjoy the company of others. Along with that, there is detailed dialogues along with character interactions that makes both series enjoyable.
Both series immerse you in a future of day to day technology far beyond our own, yet taken from a perspective of rediscovering the wonder of said technology. While Denno Coil's main cast is far younger than Eve, they both have their unique takes on what this future could be, and spin a story worthy of attention. Both are hidden gems - you should take note of.
Both series contain the sci-fi genre that are presented in a rather more unique way than the traditional types.
Both series focuses on technology that are utilized in an way that is considered peculiar but also at the same time, intriguing and hard to miss.
Both series also contain a strange similar feeling in that they bring forth science fiction in a way never seen before.
Both are short and sweet slice of life productions depicting the influence androids have on human relations, the world around them, and likewise.
Both settings contain robots working at cafe's, but each in much different arrangements.
- Eve no Jikan takes a cyberpunk and industrialist approach, showing humanity's resentment of robots.
- Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou on the other hand, has a more laid-back and surrealistic manner of storytelling, all while only depicting the casual life of an android.
If you like human and robot interaction then this is another anime that is right up that alley. Both consider ideas about how robots and society or individuals come together to understand what it means to feel. Great writing on both parts..
Many Real Drive episodes focus on androids and their place within a society of humans in a time when they depend on technology and brains enhanced by cybernetics. The story of Eve no Jikan stems from the same ideas. If you are curious about these science-fiction (?) elements, you'll hopefully enjoy watching Real Drive and Eve no Jikan.
Real Drive sometimes focuses on Androids, especially characters such as Holon. Eve no Jikan is a series that centres on humanoid androids and their place in modern society as well as their own desires, and occasionally some parallels can be seen. Eve no Jikan is worth a watch if you enjoy the Android aspect of Real Drive or any other similarly themed anime.
Both feature very calm and relaxing/warm atmosphere. Both have similar style and sound theme. Mushishi deals with themes similar to ENJ in several episodes. Both animes feel very similar in terms of storytelling as well. One major difference, though, is that ENJ is set in the future, and Mushishi is set somewhere in 1800's (?).
If it was the action/horror part of Tokyo Ghoul that you liked, then this is probably not the anime for you. I am solely making this recommendation because I haven't seen anyone else do it, and I want to share my opinions. Eve no Jikan is only 6 episodes long. It's about a future where society uses human-like androids. But among the people who choose to see these androids as mere objects, there is a cafe called 'Eve no Jikan'. In this cafe, humans and androids are treated equally, much in the way ghouls and humans are in Anteiku. Both series also follow the main character as he discovers the hardships of, well, the 'non-humans'. read more
the story is slow paced and is not for people who want fast paced action packed 30 minutes of fun.usagi drop has its own unique style of story telling and the art is something new but after the first episode you get used to it its about a guy who takes in his supposedly grandpas daughter who is his aunt? the story revolver around him and his 6 year old aunt.. the loss of a parent and the beggining of a relationship and hardship of being a parent..
Though these shows differ greatly from one another, they both deal with the meaning and frontiers of robotkind and mankind by making both interact. I especially enjoyed the fact that it was done in a concise and light-hearted way through chattering.
"Computer Revolution: The Birth of the Most Powerful and Fastest Brains" / "Computer Kakumei: Saikyou x Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou" and "Time of Eve" / "Eve no Jikan" focus on how society would function in a future where people are surrounded by artificial intelligence.
In their respective universes, each shines a light on a competition between man and computer for jobs and tasks, the interactions between a person and an artificial intelligence in everyday life, and the possible relations that can develop between them over time.
Both animes have human-based, futuristic robots which society often downgrades with the rare exception of the main protagonist, of course. In both animes, the main protagonist tries to convince or is in fact, convinced himself that these robot-types deserve to be treated the same way as humans, regardless of the fact on whether or not they have a soul.
Both series' main aspect is about this powerful atmosphere witch they've been granted. We can easily understand the feelings and the messages the authors wanted to send in Bakemonogatari as it's made for Eve no Jikan. An other similar point is about this type of action, this kind of rhythm they both keep in the dialogs to captivate the attention, the earth of the watcher.
Both series are science fiction anime peppered with a light hearted romance theme heavily influenced by Isaac Asimov's legendary work, I;Robot. It is rare to come across such refreshing series when wading through the boring, cartoon violence anime like FMA: Brotherhood mixed with fan service laden shows. Both are quintessential must watch series for the mature viewer.
Both series feature handy and highly advanced robots/androids that humans become dependent on. Ergo Proxy has robots that have companionship with their owner, but Eve no Jikan has androids that are left as tools and often being discriminated.
The main social issues that crop up throughout each series are those of discrimination and racism. Eve no Jikan uses humans and robots to show this, while NieA Under 7 uses humans and aliens, and even takes it one step further by having a caste system for the aliens that even the aliens care about.
Eve and Working make up two of the few restaurant-based animes that I know. Though differing heavily from the dark, mysterious aura of Eve and the light, happy-lappy atmosphere of Working, both animes' main male leads get sucked into their respective environments, discovering a unique array of characters while themselves maturing over time.
Aside from both being science-fiction, these wouldn't seem very similar at first. However, it's clear that one theme that both of these real hit home on is the contemplation of what it really means to be human.
- Eve No Jikan is a very down to Earth tale showing a world where very life-like androids are commonplace .
- Kaiba is set in a very fantasy-like futuristic universe where memories can literally be extracted or implanted into people.
I'd heartily recommend both to anyone who likes thought provoking sci-fi. Try not to let Kaiba's visual's deter you from it. It's somewhat off-putting at first, but by the end you'll really see they used it well. read more
Fighting bigotry and overcoming societal boundaries are common themes in the two titles.
Eve no Jikan takes the more serious approach of the two, and There She Is is more romance-oriented, but they both tackle said subjects beautifully and are excellent watches.
I liked both. It may be a stretch (story-wise) recommending these two but give them a try.
Reasons for recommendation: Both have a slight science fiction setting, animation is similar, Eve no Jikan is less than 20 minutes an episode so at 6 episodes X 20= 120 minutes. Summer wars is about the same length at 1 hr. 54 minutes (or less than 120 min.) You won't have wasted too much time with either.