A short animation done by Studio Rikka and also set in a cafe. Despite having different stories it's overall elements make it a nice short and interesting look into the early beginnings of what would then be refined into Time of Eve.
Clearly, Mizu no was a rough draft of Eve no Jikan. Apart from having the same director and the same studio, both anime also have the same atmosphere - everything is awash with the colour brown to give the show a slightly jaded/serious look. Then we have a young male MC, who is obviously a first timer at the cafe, who notices that people of different age groups sit in the cafe, discussing trivial and important things over a cup of coffee. We have a waitress who also observes these people, and a surprise revelation towards the end of both the series.
Androids: indistinguishable from normal humans, are part of everyday life in society. Both stories dive into what it means to be human, vs just simply robots. With the spice of comedy garnishing these two series, it's a hearty full course of drama packed with emotions, that will make us reevaluate our perspectives on the lives of both people, and androids.
Both shows have comedic scenes as well as melodramatic segments almost back to back.
Both shows take place in a rather similar scifi setting, androids are now capable of having actual emotions and are to some point integrated into human society.
Both shows follow a protagonist while he is learning about the androids way of looking at the llife in society, both the happy side and the problems which come with being an android in their representative universe.
"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
Directed by the same guy. Both are set in futuristic Sci-Fi settings dealing with What-If scenarios. Eve no Jikan deals with how you define being human, in regards to robots, while Sakasama no Patema looks at a scenario where there are two types of people that are affected by gravity differently and how they interact with each other. Both take a deeper look at how people "work" and interact with others. Neither should be missed!
There are similarities in the themes and execution of these 2 anime, as they are both directed by Yoshiura Yasuhiro. He has a tendency to create rather unique concepts (such as the Inversion in Patema) or approach commonly used concepts in a unique manner (the android/human relationship in Eve). In any case, both movies say a little something about humanity and society, touches upon some heavy themes, yet remain optimistic and enjoyable throughout. I personally think Eve no Jikan achieves this slightly better than Sakasama no Patema, but both were great and highly recommended (as are all this other works).
These two films deal with the boundaries between human and machine. In particular, the emotions conveyed between the two and across both borders. In essence the message is emotions know no bounds for these two films.
Both movies focus on human - robot relationship in a way that not only deals with love, friendship and tragedy but also with much more deep themes like what makes them different, what role one's appearance plays in determining one's identity, what makes a human human, and whether it is possible to create a bridge between two species through ignoring the externals and focusing on the inside, etc.
Also, Hal is a romance-oriented movie whereas Time of Eve deals much more with society vs individual issue.
Still, they are similar in the questions they raise, so if you like one, give the other a chance.  read more
"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.
Overcoming boundaries between different groups in the society is a common theme in these anime.
There she is relies more on a humorous and emotional approach to this issue, while Eve no Jikan focuses on deeper interactions between members of different groups.
It's an odd comparison, but the theme of emotions, motives and not "judging a book by its cover" came to mind, as well as the calm atmosphere of a cafe (Time of Eve)/ bar (Death March).
In some ways, they share a similar theme of being unprejudiced. Outside of main settings, Time of Eve presses how androids are oppressed and Nagi wants to provide them a safe haven where they can be seen as people with emotions and personalities, while in Death Parade, Humans are looked down on by arbiters in this limbo, except by Decim, the bar-tending arbiter, who respects people who lived full lives, though he doesn't quite understand humans, he slowly begins to learn. read more
Both shows present an undercovered from lay people's eyes place, such as cafe and a resturant which gives a warm feeling of magic and mystery.
In both shows every customer become equal: no racial or social diversity, lizard folks, demons, dragons, humans, robots are all the same: if you're hungry the chef will feed you up, if you want to chat - take a cup of coffee and chat with anyone without limitations. Speaking about conversations. Both show's characters speak a lot and it makes you smile, in Isekai Shokudou characters express their amazement of fantastic food, which is regular in our world, but in Eve no Jikan you enjoy more sophisticated topics between characters which makes you think more about existance.
IMO the resemblance rate is 8/10 (based on first 2 eps of Isekai Shokudou), which means if you liked one, you will like another. read more
these two movies have very different plots, but they gave me a very similar feeling of warmth - both show the importance of being surrounded by a family of those you love, whether they be related or not. in eve no jikan the main character finds a sort of family at the eve no jikan cafe, where he learns you can be human or android, but the emotion of caring for others is still the same. similarly, in summer wars, the main character is thrust into a family of strange "others" (someone else's family), but he finds love all the same. two of my favorite films (anime or otherwise) of all time! read more
both are about a near future where the use of personal robots with human form is a common aspect of society, and bring up some dilemmas as consequences of this technology.
While Eve no Jikan is more centered in the main character and how his vision about the robots evolves while he learn more about them and their dilemmas, Chobits is more about relationships among humans and robots (here called "persocons"), and how the existence of them influence the relationships among humans.... and Chobits have a more "romantic comedy" approach.