Time of Eve episode 3: “Koji and Rina”, the lovers


The real star of the show --- yet another of this season's Nagis.

The real star of the show --- yet another of this season's Nagis


By dm00

Episode three of Time of Eve (Eve no jikan) is now streaming at reformed pirates Crunchyroll. (DVDs soon, please. Crunchyroll just whets the appetite.)

As with the previous two episodes, this episode introduces another pair of regulars at the Time of Eve Cafe — this time, the lovers, Rina and Koji.





Once again, there’s a surprise twist used to deliver the episode’s “lesson” — even Masaki gains a bit more sympathy for the android point of view.  And once again, we’re treated to another surprising implication of Asimov’s three laws.

Nagi has a preternatural sense of hearing, or perhaps she has listening devices scattered throughout the cafe.  She also takes an impish delight in introducing Rikuo and Masaki to new horizons.  She needs an episode of her own — Bartender with a science-fiction twist.

Watch for the cameo of Pale Cocoon playing in the background on a TV.


Because you can't have enough Nagi

Because you can't have too much Nagi


I’ve enjoyed this director’s work since I saw Pale Cocoon (which has, as an extra, the first appearance of this cafe setting in the marvellous short Aquatic Language).  He has a deft touch with science fiction themes.

Sadly, it will be four months before the next installment.  The series is slated to have six episodes total.

5 Responses to “Time of Eve episode 3: “Koji and Rina”, the lovers”

  1. 1 Hoshi December 2, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Oh damn, missed the cameo of Pale Cocoon. And now that you say it, I do remember the cafe being in Mizu no Kotoba. Not the same characters, though, right? Similar, but not the same.

  2. 2 concretebadger December 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the cameo – I didn’t notice it first time around! Pale Cocoon was shown on an advertising billboard in ep #1 too I think (I used the scene in question as one of my blog’s header images in case you’re curious).

    I loved this episode as always, but I’ll have to think about it and give it a rewatch before being able to say anything more in-depth than that. I will say though that as disappointing as the longer wait for ep #4 will be, artistic integrity has won out over external pressure. By that I mean that the team are willing to make the viewers wait longer to get the next episode exactly how they want it; I actually prefer it that way so I’ll be patient. ^_^

  3. 3 TheBigN December 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I kinda have the feeling that if they do focus on Nagi, that will be the last episode of this “first season”. And I wouldn’t mind that at all. :3

  4. 4 wildarmsheero December 9, 2008 at 11:10 am

    >>Bartender with a science-fiction twist.

    Bartender with a not-unintentionally-hilarious twist more like.

  1. 1 Time of Eve 3 - Koji and Rina « East Anyhow Trackback on December 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm

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