Time of Eve Posted in iTunes in U.S., Canada, Australia, NZ

posted on by Egan Loo
1st time that Yasuhiro Yoshiura's film has been sold digitally outside Japan

Directions, Inc. and Studio Rikka, the two production companies behind Yasuhiro Yoshiura's Time of Eve anime, announced on Christmas Eve that the movie version of the anime is available digitally on the iTunes Store in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is the first time that this film has been available as a download outside Japan.

The film takes the original six-episode net anime series and adds new scenes, a new ending, and a theme song by Kalafina. Crunchyroll has been streaming the original Time of Eve net anime series. The two studio describe the story:

Two high school boys grapple with their own humanity in a world where people are serviced by androids distinguished from their masters only by the halo-like rings above their heads. Public mores, enforced by the shadowy Robot Ethics Committee, dictate that androids be treated like appliances, and those who empathize with their robots are branded as "android-holics." Rikuo and his childhood pal Masaki find their assumptions about androids radically challenged when they come across Time of Eve, a cafe where androids and people are treated as equals. Liberated from the strictures of the Ethics Committee, Masaki and Rikuo must confront old wounds of betrayal and grief, and are faced with decisions that put their friendship and families on the line.

Also on Christmas Eve, Yoshiura announced that he is writing and directing a new film called Sakasama no Patema for released next year. An iPhone app called "Time of Eve act 0X" will be released "in the near future."

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