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Saturday, March 19, 2011

[Jmovie] Time of Eve (Eve no Jikan)

Title: Time of Eve (Eve no Jikan) 2008
Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Studio: RIKKA
Genre(s): Sci-Fi


The story is set in futuristic Japan where robots have been around for years performing tasks for the people, such as growing food, and the use of androids have newly come into use. They follow the 3 laws of robotics:

1. No android shall harm a human being or let a human being come to harm.
2. The android shall follow every command given to it as long as it doesn’t conflict with the first law.
3. The android shall protect its own existance as long as it doesn’t conflict with the first and second law.

These androids look like real people, however, there is a ring over their heads which distinguishes them from real people. Some people use these androids as tools for everyday life, while others empathize with these androids and become attracted to them earning the name “android-holics” which ends up causing social problems in society (because they’re falling for ROBOTS which don’t feel any emotions).

This is where the story picks up. We see that Rikuo, a high school boy, has one android of his own named Sammy. He lately notices that it has been acting independently on its own and going places to where she is not told to go. He discovers this when he checks her travel log and instead of saying the time and date on a certain location, it simply says “Are you enjoying your time of EVE?” Rikuo is curious about the place his android went to and asks his friend Masaki to go with him.

Sammy’s travel log takes the two to a cafe called “The Time of Eve” which only has one rule: do not discriminate between humans and androids. In this cafe, Rikuo discovers that androids are not noticeable as their halo is not seen. He begins to realize that the cafe is a place for androids to become free…but he has one problem: how can he tell who are androids and who are humans?


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