Time of Eve (2008 IMDb)

Categorization

Low-key cyberpunk.

Subject

A guy who does not treat robots as people encounters a coffee shop that enforces ignorance of whether or not its customers are human.

Commentary

An unusually effective treatment of the traditional jinzou ningen cognitive meltdown, by which I mean the dissonance resulting from competing human cerebral modules on perceiving an entity that matches schemata for living human and non-living things. The androids here are not as crushingly implausible as in many other examples of the subgenre, and there are some nice characters.

Japanese production animation cyberpunk series