The future, probably Japan.
Robots have long been put into practical use, and androids have just come into use.
Influenced by the Robot Ethics Committee, it’s become common sense for people to treat androids like household appliances. Their appearance - indistinguishable from humans except for the ring over each android’s head – has lead some people to empathize unnecessarily with androids. Known as “android-holics,” such people have become a social problem.
Rikuo (Jun Fukuyama), a high school student, has been taught from childhood that androids are not to be viewed as humans, and has always used them as convenient tools. One day Rikuo discovers some strange data in the behavior records of his family’s household android.
Rikuo and his friend Masaki (Kenji Nojima) trace Sammy’s (Rie Tanaka) movements, only to discover a mysterious café that features a house rule that “humans and robots are to be treated the same” . . .
Image Masaki (lead) Image Kenji Nojima
Image Rikuo (lead) Image Jun Fukuyama
Image Sammy (lead) Image Rie Tanaka
Image Akiko Image Yukana
Image Chie Image Miyuki Sawashiro
Image Dr. Ashimori Image Yuriko Yamaguchi
Image Koji Image Michio Nakao
Image Nagi Image Rina Sato
Image Naoko Image Yuko Mizutani
Image Rina Image Miki Ito
Image Setoro Image Tomokazu Sugita
Image Shimei Image Motomu Kiyokawa