Ranked #621

Michiko to Hatchin

Alternative Titles

English: Michiko & Hatchin
Synonyms: Michiko e Hatchin, Michiko to Hacchin
Japanese: ミチコとハッチン


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Adventure
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #6212
Popularity: #616
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Michiko is a stunning escaped convict with lethal looks and a deadly disrespect for the lawmen trying to hunt her down. Hatchin is a hapless orphan pushed to the breaking point by the sadistic spawn of her fiendish foster parents. On their own, these ladies are nothing more than a Yin searching for its Yang, but when fate—in the form of a mysterious man from their past—brings them together, the world better watch out! With the future dead ahead and the police hot on their heels, Michiko and Hatchin burn rubber through exotic locales where danger lurks around every corner. It's two against the world in this sun-soaked, Latin-tinged tale of partners in crime who won't stop running till they chase down a dream.

(Source: FUNimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Malandro, Michiko
Malandro, Michiko
Hidaka, Rina
Hidaka, Rina
Maki, Yoko
Maki, Yoko
Morenos, Hana
Morenos, Hana
Ohgo, Suzuka
Ohgo, Suzuka
Jackson, Atsuko
Jackson, Atsuko
Sakai, Maki
Sakai, Maki
Batista, Satoshi
Batista, Satoshi
Miura, Masaki
Miura, Masaki


Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Director, Storyboard
Murase, Shukou
Murase, Shukou
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director

More episodes Episodes(22/22)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Farewell, Cruel Paradise!
Saraba Da! Hijou no Paradise (さらばだ!非情のパラダイス)
Oct 16, 2008
2 The Brown Sugar Outlaw
Okite Yaburi no Brown Sugar (掟破りのブラウンシュガー)
Oct 30, 2008
3 Like a Frantic Pinball
Shakariki Pinball (しゃかりきピンボール)
Nov 5, 2008
4 Stray Cat Milky Way
Noraneko no Milky Way (のら猫のミルキーウェイ)
Nov 13, 2008
5 The Saudade of Fools, Part 1
Orokamono-tachi no Saudade Parte 1 (愚か者たちのサウダージ PARTE1)
Nov 20, 2008

Opening Theme

"Paraiso" by SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS (eps 1- 21)

Ending Theme

#1 "Best Friend" by Karutetto (eps 1- 21)
#2 "Nada pode me parar agora" by Aurea Martins (Gabriel Muzak as backing vocal) (ep 22)

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Nov 15, 2015
I remember seeing this as a recommendation a while ago, and didn't really look much into it. I only started watching it after I found out Manglobe had filed for bankruptcy, just to see if they had gone completely belly up. How wrong I was! This feels like the tryptic entry to Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, they all have a similar enough feeling to them and an incredible soundtrack to keep everything together.

Michiko no Hatchin came out of the gate as quickly as Samurai Champloo, the first episode had me begging for more. The style is so similar, from the fluid movements and incredible read more
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Mar 21, 2009
What would you get if you crossed Thelma & Louise with City of God? You may get complete drivel, or you may, if you're very lucky, get something like Michiko to Hatchin.

Manglobe, the production company (and the brains behind), Michiko to Hatchin, have really pushed the boat out with this anime. But then again, they're no strangers to success or quality, especially as they are the company responsible for Ergo Proxy and Samurai Champloo. The series was directed by Yamamoto Sayo and is effectively her first full time at the helm of a production, and whilst this may have been a gamble on the part read more
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Aug 17, 2015
Have you ever felt the need to watch an anime that butchers the Bechdel test in every episide, centered around two incredibly strong and well-rounded female characters? Then look no further.

Michiko e Hatchin follows the two unlikely comanions on their journey to find a man from their pasts, and in the course of the show we see wonderfully written characters going through beautiful character development.

The two main characters - as well as many of the recurring characters - go through important character development, and it's so fabulously excecuted you don't really notice it until it hits you hard.

As well as being full read more
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Nov 27, 2013
Anime that are set out of Japan whilst not as uncommon as many may think are still few and far between but what is even more rare is an anime that takes place in Latin America. Michiko to Hatchin is representative of everything that is uncommon but amazing about the anime industry: it has style, nice characters, a unique setting and a vast array of themes, and whilst at times it is harsh it never forgets to be light-hearted in its ingenuity.

Michiko to hatchin's story is rather unusually executed; my original impressions was that the series was episodic but upon completion that statement was a read more
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Anime: Cowboy Bebop
they both have the same coool feeling and both have a jazzy starting. Only one is a criminal escaped from prison and the other a Bounty hunter. 
reportRecommended by -smitty-
Anime: Black Lagoon
I would recommend Black Lagoon the 1st and 2nd season as a similar anime to Michiko to Hatchin. Both seem to happen in some spanish territory. We can see lots of action, guns, mafia, pursuits. Michiko is quite similar to Revy. Both main characters are strong, independent women with a unique personality and complex past.
I would say Black Lagoon TV series are the best equivalent to Michiko to Harchin. 
reportRecommended by berserk-chan
Anime: Samurai Champloo
Have a similar sharp visual style plus a modern edginess. 
reportRecommended by EStaples8504
Anime: El Cazador de la Bruja
Both series based in a similar location--Latin America. The basic plot structure is also the same. Two girls are running away/towards something. The relationship between the two female leads in each series differs slightly.  
reportRecommended by selective_yellow
Anime: Seirei no Moribito
Journey of two strangers that grows closer and devolope famillial affection. Cast of great characters and bittersweet conclusion 
reportRecommended by Rychu_lubicz
Anime: Gangsta.
Both shows are centered around the underground, crime filled lifestyle. Both of the shows are influenced by drugs, gangs, sex, and violence which add together into the overall gritty, slummy, and bleak atmosphere. Michiko to Hatchin differs however by having a quite different approach to it's story by presenting a more linear plot while Gangsta' story line appears to be driven more through character development.  
reportRecommended by vasplar

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