Hakumei to Mikochi


Hakumei and Mikochi

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tiny Little Life in the Woods
Japanese: ハクメイとミコチ
English: Hakumei and Mikochi
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2018 to Mar 30, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 1933419,334 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2709
Members: 65,803
Favorites: 410

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Synopsis

In a world inhabited by people only a few inches tall, young women Hakumei and Mikochi live together in a house built into a tree. Hakumei is an energetic and tomboyish carpenter, while Mikochi is a feminine and calm tailor. Despite their differences, they get along well and spend their days having fun living their lives in the woods.

The two of them spend their time working, going on sightseeing adventures, and taking shopping trips into Tsumiki Marketplace by the ocean. They make many friends along the way, be they sentient woodland creatures like Iwashi the Weasel or fellow miniature people such as the songstress Konju and the inventor Sen.

Hakumei to Mikochi is a relaxing look into the day-to-day lives of its titular characters as they explore and interact with their tiny world which seems to be straight out of a fairy tale.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hakumei

Main
Matsuda, Risae
Japanese

Mikochi

Main
Shimoji, Shino
Japanese

Koharu

Supporting
Ogura, Yui
Japanese

Sen

Supporting
Anzai, Chika
Japanese

Iwashi

Supporting
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese

Konju

Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese

Kobone Master

Supporting
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese

Narai

Supporting
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Japanese

Mimi

Supporting
Takahashi, Rie
Japanese

Subaru

Supporting
Ohtsu, Airi
Japanese

Staff

Higa, Yuuji
Producer
Andou, Masaomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Majima, Takahiro
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

1: "Harvest Moon Night" by Mikochi (Shino Shimoji) & Konju (Aoi Yuuki) (eps 1-8, 10-12)
2: "Minasoko no Rizumu (水底のリズム)" by Konju (Aoi Yuuki) (eps 9)




Reviews

Mar 30, 2018
For me Iyashikei is a mixed bag. While I usually find myself enjoying them somewhat, often times the shows focus too much on the healing ascepts without anything deeper under them. While the nice simple moments of life are nice, it can get repetitive if that is all a show has to offer. Luckily in the case of Hakumei to Mikochi there is so much more that it has to offer.

Hakumei to Mikochi features a unique setting that it uses the fullest of it's potential. Each element of its setting is explored and is fully thought out. It's not just a bunch of random ...
Mar 31, 2018
Hakumei to Mikochi is what life is all about folks. Kickback, relax, it's time to see pure joy and happiness wrap you up in a warm blanket of kindness.

The plot of HtM is no War and Peace. It's simple, but deliberately so, we all came here to leave some stress to the side and enjoy the childlike wonder of main characters. The characters are adorable little puffies and their design perfectly fits with the mood of the show. Their soft and rounded features emanate cuteness and their surroundings are so earthly and homey that you it creates an atmosphere of utmost comfort.

The music expands ...
Feb 9, 2018
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
This is a bad Iyashikei imo. A soulless adaptation of a great manga. The music and backgrounds are nice, but the way they're used is very uninspired, and every other aspect of this show, especially the direction, feels completely flat and lifeless.

This flatness is especially present in the camerawork, with pointless manga-like panels, flowery borders and movement suggested by zooming backgrounds. All of these, combined with mediocre (on-model but unexpressive) animation and fake-looking computer-generated scratchy lines, put this show a long way from the eyecandy that is the manga.

You'd think that the main appeal of this show would be its small scale. However, the ...

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