Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko & Hatchin

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Synonyms: Michiko e Hatchin, Michiko to Hacchin
Japanese: ミチコとハッチン
English: Michiko & Hatchin
German: Michiko & Hatchin
French: Michiko e Hatchin
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.831 (scored by 6214562,145 users)
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Ranked: #9332
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Popularity: #1194
Members: 204,686
Favorites: 2,481

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Under the unrelenting heat of the South American sun, hardened criminal Michiko Malandro breaks out of a high security prison for the fourth time in search of a man from her past. Michiko finds a clue in the form of Hana Morenos, a young girl trapped under the fists of her abusive foster family. In her powerlessness, Hana fantasizes about the day when she is finally whisked away from her captors by her very own Prince Charming. Little does she know that her fated prince would turn out to be the buxom and husky convict who charges in atop a stolen motorbike, claiming to be her mother.

The unlikely duo chase down their dreams in the sun-drenched land of Diamandra, navigating through the cacophony of betrayal, poverty, and child exploitation rings hiding in plain sight. However, wind of Michiko's manhunt soon reaches the ears of criminal syndicate Monstro Preto, and a storm of gang warfare begins brewing over the horizon…

Michiko to Hatchin is the story of vibrant people and their clashing agendas, and of all the unlikely human connections drawn together by one elusive man.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Lee, Vanessa

Yoshitaka, Yuriko

Rodriguez, Shinsuke

Murakami, Jun


Kiyokawa, Motomu

Ozzetti, Rita

Yoshino, Sayaka


Shimizu, Risa


Watanabe, Shinichirou
Producer, Co-Producer
Cook, Justin


Opening Theme

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"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)  (eps 22)

Episode Videos


Jul 20, 2023
Michiko to Hatchin is really good show. I've heard that the show was inspired by a trip Yamamoto and her girlfriends took to Brazil after she went through a breakup, and it's very obvious. Most of the men in this universe are shitty people, but the most meaningful and special relationships the characters form are those between women and girls. And as a 20-something year old woman, I watch my pals bounce around from crappy boyfriend to crappy boyfriend only to ultimately come back to the support network of their female friends. That's not to say that all romantic relationships are bad or that everyone ...
Sep 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
There's a lot of style here, from the fairly uncommon setting, to the unique (if hit or miss) soundtrack, to the distinctive character designs, to engaging action sequences and relatively high production value. The first episode and the last 2 episodes are especially good, so it starts and ends well.

The thing that ruins it is that the creators left pretty much nothing for the characters or plot. The show clearly is trying to do too many things and it really needed to cut some of the content off so everything was more cohesive. If they cut the kid, the show could be more focused on ...
Oct 11, 2021
After watching the trailer, I was excited to watch this series as it reminded me a lot of Cowboy Bebop and the likes. It isn't, so I was quite disappointed. I know it is not fair to compare it to such a household name and that one should evaluate an anime on its own merits, but this is also where the main problems lie.

The story itself is quite interesting, but you get the feeling that the plot gets forgotten about on multiple occasions throughout the episodes. Especially in the middle, it got hard to keep on watching since it just felt like random occurences ...

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