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Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko to Hatchin

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 22167 users)
Ranked: #6092
Popularity: #606
Members: 62,826
Favorites: 797
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Synopsis

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
Main
Hidaka, Rina
Japanese
Hidaka, Rina
Maki, Yoko
Japanese
Maki, Yoko
...
Morenos, Hana
Morenos, Hana
Main
Ohgo, Suzuka
Japanese
Ohgo, Suzuka
Jackson, Atsuko
Jackson, Atsuko
Supporting
Sakai, Maki
Japanese
Sakai, Maki
Batista, Satoshi
Batista, Satoshi
Supporting
Miura, Masaki
Japanese
Miura, Masaki

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(6/22)

# 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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Archaeon
Mar 21, 2009 12:40 PM
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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WishMeLuck
May 17, 2011 1:48 AM
In a world plunged into an immoral wasteland, it is often difficult to find friends and comrades that you can believe in. The cold brutality of the situation may be that you simply can’t. But sometimes a slight glimmer of hope remains amid the tumult and chaos, that maybe perhaps you really do have a partner out there, a comrade that will stick with you and care for you to the very end.

The world depicted in “Michiko to Hatchin” is this wasteland, a setting fraught with greed and death amid the indigent and the impoverished. This is South America (Brazil), or rather a variation of read more
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Jodyqt
Nov 27, 2013 9:13 AM
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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ThatAnimeSnob
Sep 2, 2011 1:05 AM
I came to view MtH as a weird combo of Black Lagoon meets Cinderella … in BRAZIL ! It has a hot MILF with guns and a cute loli… without them. It has great animation, gun-hos, immoral and dirty characters, an exotic setting, a somewhat coming-of-age story, a family bonds flavour between shootouts, and lots of flashy car chases. What can go wrong?

… Um... well… it’s not like it did anything wrong. Simply said, there wasn’t enough material to keep you interested for a full season worth of duration and the chemistry between characters and the magic of the setting were not that complicating to read more
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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. 
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