In Eve no Jikan, The Three Laws of Robotics are held above all else in a world where android housekeepers have become commonplace. Although they look human, they are treated the same as lesser technology such as toasters and alarm clocks. Not everyone feels this way, however. Android sympathizers, known as “android-holics,” have been labelled as heretics and problematic members of society. Rikuo Sakisaka was raised to believe and uphold society’s tenets about androids, and is perfectly aware they are not human. Then one day, he finds abnormal data in his family android’s activity logs. This leads him to a café that has only one rule that its clientele must follow: there must be no discrimination between humans and androids inside. Curiosity drives Rikuo to discover more about this strange place and its regulars, even though he has no desire to befriend machines. – My Anime List
Based on 12 review scores:
I did indeed enjoy the Time of Eve. My favorite science fiction anime of recent years, and, in my opinion, one of the best ever made. Very worth seeing, and especially so for those who share my love for combinations of intelligence and beautiful storytelling.
The Foodie Geek
The Nihon Review
All in all, it is an unequivocal fact that Eve no Jikan has achieved a transcendent success as both a slice-of-life and sci-fi anime. Its qualities, overt as well as subliminal, give it enough momentum to easily leapfrog the surfeit of mediocre anime in today’s industry, hence landing it in a place reserved for the truly sublime.
Eve no Jikan is a very interesting, relaxed looking movie, but it actually has a very high pace, a lot of information is exposed very fast and sometimes various different pieces of information at once, a lot is also exposed in a non-verbal way so be sure to watch very carefully all scenes. This makes it a movie with a surprisingly high rewatch value.
Despite Eve no Jikan possessing an array of well-balanced and skillfully handled themes, it just doesn’t have any umph to push it up into the tier of greatness. That said, it’s undeniably great at what it does, so don’t let this at all deter you from giving it consideration. As one of the more mature and intelligent sci-fi productions of recent years, it’s no doubt fit for audiences of all walks of life and certainly is not to be missed.
My Anime List
This review might have sounded rather dry. Well, if a show is this good, I can’t find anything sarcastic or sardonic to say. Just go watch it now on Crunchyroll. You will not regret it.
Nevertheless, I definitely support these short OVAs that try to do something fresh and different. The OVA-format is really one in which you can take a lot more risks than with your regular TV-series, and yet hardly any series take advantage of this. Eve no Jikan’s problem is that it’s just way too ambitious for this format: it tried to too too much in too little time, which prevents it from being a classic, but on the other hand its short length turns it into a very accessible nice and light watch.
Blog Of The Hawk
Eve no Jikan still is making it on my list of favorite series (in fact, it is likely making it on as my second favorite series of all time), but that lack of a real ending and climax and most of the rising action really puts a horsefly in that ointment. Not just a housefly or gnat, but a full-on horsefly.
Once again, the Japanese Anime industry has given us something wonderfully unique and clever. This is a perfect example that we are all equals and that racism should not be tolerated. I hope others will enjoy this and feel the same way.
Overall, though Eve no Jikan was an absolute pleasure that I enjoyed every minute of, I still believe that there is a lot of potential for more contained here. Still, I’m glad to see series like this being made at all,free of the more common anime cliches and focused on good storytelling, characters, and atmosphere. Its relative brevity may have harmed the potential for a more lasting emotional impact, but this is definitely one of the higher quality productions of the last few years.