Eve no Jikan—or known by the English name Time of Eve—is a futuristic story that shows androids who have started to become more aware of their lives. These awakened androids have found that they wish to live similar lives to humans and in many ways, this leads to numerous scenarios with humans wanting to better understand these androids and others considering them a possible danger to humanity. Eve no Jikan is an anime movie that focuses on many different themes and genres for what ultimately becomes a movie that has sci-fi elements or dark moments that coincide with lighter themes like romance and coexistence with something that is different than you. With a movie like Eve no Jikan, you have to almost wonder if there is any other anime movie that comes close to doing something similar during its run time.
Well, here at Honey’s Anime, when we think of something like this, you should know that it leads to us joining forces and trying to answer said question. Using our vast anime minds—and the wide world of the internet—we realized there are quite a few anime movies similar to Eve no Jikan. However, if we were to mention all of them then that would take us probably several pages of different anime recommendations and no one wants that. We have narrowed down our list to 6 movies we think will be perfect anime movies for you to watch if you liked or loved Eve no Jikan. That’s why we present to you our list of 6 Anime Movies Like Eve no Jikan!
Similar Anime to Eve no Jikan / Similar Anime to Time of Eve
- Episodes: 60 Mins
- Aired: Jan, 2013
Hal despite looking like a young man was only just recently born into this world. How can that be you might ask? Well simple really, Hal was created as a clone of a young man who died in a plane crash recently. Hal’s mission is to save the heart of Kurumi who is the lover of the man Hal is a clone of. Can this robotic being somehow save a human girl’s heart?
Beginning our list of 6 Anime Movies Like Eve no Jikan, we begin with the movie known simply as Hal. This robotic love drama tells a sad tale—that may or may not be as simple as it looks—that fills the viewer with emotions from start to finish. Hal’s run time might only be only being 60 minutes but it’s enough time to tell a tale that truly is amazing and filled with some rather intriguing twists and turns. Hal also asks an interesting question as well. What does it mean to be truly human?
HAL- Official Trailer
2. Summer Wars
- Episodes: 114 mins
- Aired: Aug, 2009
Welcome to the amazing world of OZ a virtual reality space filled with people to meet and things to do. Wish to go shopping or hang with friends and play games? OZ allows these activities and thus has become a popular internet landscape across the world. Kenji Koiso, a smart 17 year old who is a mathematician and even is one of the mods for OZ, has recently gone with his crush—Natsuki Shinohara—on a trip but is currently pretending to be her fiancé. As if the trip couldn’t get stranger, Kenji receives a strange code and when challenged to solve it, does so quite quickly. Unfortunately, Kenji’s action may have tremendous repercussions for the entire world…
If anime has taught anything here at Honey’s Anime its that the future is pretty darn cool. Not only could we get human-like androids like Eve no Jikan, but we also can get virtual reality that surpasses the current standards as seen in Summer Wars. Created by studio Madhouse, Summer Wars is an almost 2 hour long movie filled with comedy, beautiful art and even some suspense here and there. Summer Wars is considered by many to be an amazing sci-fi movie—which is also a main theme of Eve no Jikan—and we can fully understand why. We highly recommend checking out Summer Wars even if we’re still currently in the midst of the winter season.
Summer Wars- Theatrical Trailer-(Official Trailer)
3. Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)
- Episodes: 130 min
- Aired: Sept, 2016
Shouya Ishida was very different as a child as he is a young teenager. Once, Shouya was popular and seen as a leader in his class. Things changed though when a deaf girl named Shouko Nishimiya joined the class and became a target of bullying for Shouya and his friends. When Shouko’s bullying is finally noticed, Shouya becomes the fall guy and is isolated from the class. Now as a teenager, Shouya has become stoic and brooding with an inability to see others the same way as he once was able to. Shouya life changes once again though when he once more runs into Shouko and with hesitance, Shouya begins to try to make amends for what cruel acts he did her long ago.
When people are different than us in any way or form it can sometimes be hard to understand what goes through their hearts and minds. That’s seen in Eve no Jikan where some people—like the main character Rikuo for example—just doesn’t understand how a robotic being can have a heart thus being affected by cruelty and segregation. This theme is also seen in Koe no Katachi with Shouko’s handicap not being understood by the kids and thus causing her to be bullied. However, both Koe no Katachi and Eve no Jikan have characters who eventually learn what compassion and kindness means which is a message we think more people in this world could appreciate. We loved Koe no Katachi thus why we think it’s the perfect recommendation for those who love Eve no Jikan but want a more romance orientated anime movie.
Koe no Katachi (Official Trailer)
Any Anime Like Time of Eve / Any Anime Like Eve no Jikan?
4. Kotonoha no Niwa (The Garden of Words)
- Episodes: 46 mins
- Aired: May, 2013
One rainy day, a young student named Takao Akizuki has decided to skip his lessons for the day and wander through a nearby park. Here, Takao meets a young woman who seems to also have taken a day off from her own life because of the rain. While the two don’t instantly get along, after more rainy day meetings the two begin to gravitate towards one another. Instead of the rainy days being melancholy, both Takao and Yukino Yukari—the women Takao has been meeting—look forward to their meetings despite their age difference. Will the two become even closer or will they realize that fate will make their union ship impossible?
Kotonoha no Niwa brings a romance story that almost seems destined to be bittersweet. The audience must watch the young shoemaker Takao fall for a woman who is years older than him and is shrouded in mystery. Nevertheless, as per usual with anything made by the legendary Makoto Shinkai, Kotonoha no Niwa will fill your eyes with beautiful animation that makes every scene feel real and will tug at your heart as you watch in wonderment. Eve no Jikan might have sci-fi themes which aren’t seen in Kotonoha no Niwa but the two share beautiful animation and a truly captivating story. Kotonoha no Niwa was a no brainer to be included for our list of 6 Anime Movies Like Eve no Jikan and we think you folks will agree once you watch it for yourselves.
Makoto Shinkai’s “The Garden of Words” (Official Trailer)
- Episodes: 109 mins
- Aired: May, 2001
Metropolis is a rising city that is home to both humans and robots alike. However, as Metropolis grows, the city itself has become more and more filled with violence, criminal activity and prejudice. Making matters worse, Dr. Laughton has been suspected of trading organs and that causes detective Shunsaku Ban and his young nephew Kenichi to enter Metropolis to see what is going on. Entering the Dr.’s lab, Kenichi finds a robotic girl who he escapes with and is forced to protect when various people go after her. Who is this robotic girl and what does she have within her that has caused such a chase? Find out in Metropolis where the city might be shining from the outside but inside it is dark and filled with trouble.
Based off an older movie of the same name, Metropolis focus on showing the darker side of robots coexisting with the human race. Just like in Eve no Jikan, Metropolis constantly shows themes of humanity becoming gods among men and how a lack of empathy for something that isn’t human can cause a world of issues to follow. While Metropolis is nearly 17 years old, that doesn’t stop this movie from being a classic tale courtesy of the legendary mangaka and creator Osamu Tezuka. While Eve no Jikan shows the beginning of a possible change in humans living with robots, Metropolis deals with a world that has already begun to both rise and fall because of this union. If you love classic sci-fi anime movies then you will enjoy Metropolis.
6. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children)
- Episodes: 117 mins
- Aired: Jul, 2012
Hana has always had to find time to balance her job and her life as a college student. Despite the stress of it all, Hana somehow is able to manage both lives and moves forward with her education. One day on the way to class, Hana runs into a young man who seems to be a student but is actually not and isn’t even human to boot. The young man identified as Ookami is an actual werewolf. Despite the differences between the two, they still fall in love and even have children together. Unfortunately, Ookami dies leaving Hana to now raise not one wolf child but two and with their strange mannerism this might be a tough job to accomplish for human woman.
What do you get when you mix a handsome werewolf and an attractive young college student? You get a romance story but more specifically you get Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki. Filled with love in untraditional ways and a story of overcoming adversity after adversity, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is such a breathtaking film with a powerful message behind it. Like Eve no Jikan, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki wishes to show you that not by making it obvious but by filling you with visual cues in the form of love and compassion as well as never giving up despite hardship. Honestly folks, we here at Honey’s Anime have seen Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki more times than we can count and each time it just continues to wow us. Why not try out Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki for yourself and let us know your thoughts in the comments before?
Wolf Children- Official Trailer (English Dub)
Eve no Jikan is one of those special anime movies that makes you think and ponder life. What does our future hold, could love form between an artificial being and a human and what else can the world of anime throw at us? That’s why the anime movies above share so much in common and equally are quite different from one another. If Eve no Jikan was something you truly enjoyed for how special it was an anime movie then you’ll enjoy the shows above truly. With that we end our 6 Anime Movies Like Eve no Jikan list and hope we have provided you some new movies to watch. Let us know in the comments what shows have intrigued you or ones that you now plan on watching. For more recommendation lists like this, one keep returning to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!