Time of Eve — Ep1&2October 2, 2008 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Time of Eve | Leave a comment
Tags: Anime, crunchyroll, episode 1, Time of Eve
CrunchyRoll’s banner changed to show this series, and it looked sort of interesting, so I clicked and read the summary. At first I was like “Eh, whatever”, but then I checked the site, and daaaamn. Checked out the previews and stuff, very interesting. The Android </> to Humans is an interesting concept, and can get extremely deep if they do it right. Which so far they are. The episodes are released once every two months, so these posts will be few and far between, since I also have to wait for them to sub it. Oh, and they’re also only, like, 15 minutes long. As a side note, Soft Subs = Win. Makes it much easier to grab some shots even when people are talking, subs on the bottom are ugly.
This act begins with Rikuo checking into Sammy, his home’s android, since she’s been behaving weird. On the movement log shows up one weird line, “**Are you enjoying the time of EVE?**” and he checks into the coordinates with a friend, Masaki. They trace it to a weird Café in the middle of no where. An android enters, and they soon follow. It’s a café called “Time of Eve” (イヴの時間), where the only rule is to not discriminate between androids and humans. They are greeted soon by a girl going by the name Akiko. Akiko likes to talk a lot and goes into talking about how she comes to the café to learn about “them”, which isn’t explained which “them” she’s refering to for a little bit. No one can tell who’s an android or who’s a human, the rings are gone in the café. Honestly, I really like Akiko, and her dialog during the scene was very deep and made a lot of sense. The next day at school, Rikuo and Masaki are talking, and Rikuo spots Akiko… To realize she’s an android. Oh, and her master isn’t the nicest around either. The episode ends on Rikuo asking Sammy if she did anything against her orders. She says she hasn’t.
We open up the second episode with Rikuo asking Sammy more questions. He notices the coffee Sammy made him is different, and asks her why she changed the recipe when he didn’t order it to be. When he arrives at school, him and Masaki discuss the Android rules. Masaki points out that one isn’t “Do Not Lie”, meaning they’re like humans and will lie to keep secrets they don’t want told. Rikuo returns to Time of Eve with Masaki, and a little girl starts playing with them. She takes Rikuo’s glasses and runs off. She says she doesn’t have them (And she really doesn’t!), leaving Rikuo to be half-blind for a little bit of the episode (I know how that feels). After a while, Akiko arrives and Rikuo goes to talk to her, now that he knows she’s an android. He asks why she doesn’t have her ring, and she says “it’s turned off”. Masaki looks at this guy reading a book, who does notice him after a while. He leaves, and Masaki goes to follow him. However, the door locks for a set time after someone leaves, to give them privacy, AKA so people don’t know who’s an android or not unless they see them somewhere else. Rikuo finds out where his glasses are from Chie’s grandpa (?, not sure) and gets them from Nagi (The girl behind the counter). Another girl had walked in, and with his glasses on, he recognizes her. It’s Sammy. Sammy rushes out, and Rikuo talks a bit to Nagi. Nagi talks about how Sammy had been talking about her mother and a boy (Rikuo) along with how she’s not allowed to do anything against orders. She also says that Sammy wanted to make a good cup of coffee. The door unlocks, and Rikuo leaves. He talks to Sammy when he gets home, and she apologizes for going to the café. At the end, Rikuo says that the coffee is good.
Overall, it’s a deep and also sweet series. I can’t wait to see the next part. The characters are lovable and are really well written. Akiko’s my personal favorite, I just love her hyper and talkative personality. It’s also nice seeing a change between the androids from inside the café and outside it. They have wills of their own, and don’t just follow orders. They’re like humans, just a little different. While this series will take a year (Well, it started in August) to finish watching, This series is going to be a fun ride, cant’ wait to see what’ll happen in the end. Will the androids no longer be discriminated, or will the café be found out and all evidence of it destroyed? On a personal note, I’d be one of those Android Holics. xD Androids are cool, but I’d hate seeing them so oppressed. It’s just not right. While they are robots designed and created by people, they have a mind of their own, at least let ’em use it past your orders!