Are you enjoying the time of EVE?
Had this in my watch-bin for quite a while now because I heard it was really good, although I had a problem getting the subtitles to work, so I watched it without em’. First glance? Superb animation. Got a gist of some of the things that were said, and it seemed like a very interesting story.
After I finally got the subtitles to work? The story was just as I expected, but more. What we have here is big potential for a captivating, compelling narrative. The only thing that would weigh the story down is, without reading a REAL impressionable review, you’d think that this story would jump into a cliché human/robot story. Guess what?
The difference between how the androids “function” inside and outside of the café brings up a question that is likely to be explored in the next installments. Is it possible for an artificially-created android to act independently without their master’s command? In a general viewpoint, are they really all that different from humans? Everything is portrayed quite realistically, from what I can tell, in this episode. As we see in the ONA, some of their owners treat them like crap because they *assume* the androids are mindless drones. A great contrast to how we see Akiko and friends act in the café: they have real, humanly feelings.
The direction, the animation, the underlying tone and message of the story — all leading to a perfectly good setup for something potentially big.
My interests have been sparked. Can’t wait for the other five episodes.