Both are pretty funky shows that take place in a slightly askew futuristic world. Similar music and art. Similarly wild characters and improbable situations and scenes. Nice gun fights. The babe in Michiko is similar to Fay from Cowboy Bebop--gutsy, scantily clad, nonchalantly violent.
Soundtrack with an abundance of actual songs that aren't your average anime stuff. Huge mix of nicely shaken popculture tropes and brilliantly directed episodic structure with satisfying conclusion. Rare thing among modern anime.
Even though the premise is different, Michiko to Hatchin has a very similar vibe to cowboy Bebop. Both stories are wild west stories build around a futuristic 70's style universe. Where Bebop had the bounty hunter's gallivanting all over the place looking for their big payday theme; Michiko has a classic wild west bandits on the run premise. The similar feel might be because Shinichiro Watanabe was the music director for Michiko to Hatchin. But even if you don't think they're similar, I'm sure you'll enjoy Michiko if you liked Bebop.
Both are about searching for a loved one, with ties to the criminal underworld. They both have strong character designs, fluid animation and the same humour. They both also with hold information from the viewer, slowly revealing the story through flashbacks and conversation.
Both are silly without loosing the ability to deliver a dramatic message. Both use a linear narrative to tell a coherent story. Both have a strong ensemble cast. Both use quirky characters within a group dynamic to drive the story forward. Both are top notch entertainment where every episode is worth watching.
Bebop's episodic nature makes it a better standalone series and allows it to play more freely with genres and styles.
Michiiko's more continuous narrative allows for better character growth which builds deeper attachments to the various characters.
If you liked Cowboy Bebops, "cool" yet collective kind of vibes this anime has the same feel and sense adventure.
Might have something to do with it being the same people who made it. ;)
Watanabe, Shinichiro look at his picture on myanimelist, those shades say "cool" ;)
Both series have a protagonist that is searching for their love. Both offer heavily individual-theme episodes while building the over-arching plot up. Michiko to Hatchin offers a bit more interaction between the main characters while Cowboy Bebop offers more themes in the ep.
Both also offer outstanding music (made by the same person).. so check it out
Both anime have:
-Kickass main character
-Good character development
-Amazing art with really fluid animations especially the fight scenes.
-Main character that is looking for someone from their past
-Nearly realistic characters
-Some episodes that are stand alone.
Michiko to Hatchin and Cowboy Bebop struck me as very similar series. After all, Watanabe produced Michiko so it's not surprise that he'd take an interest in a series similar to his previous works. Both prove to be very stylish and musical. Cowboy Bebop has jazzy roots whilst Michiko has a more south american influence on the soundtrack. However, Michiko has a very jazzy opening. Both are very episodic but will occasionally have overarching plots that span multiple episodes. Both series are definitely, in my opinion at least, underrated. Bebop should be at 9 while Michiko should be at least 8.5. All in all, fun, adventurous shows that should not be missed. read more
Both are similar in their episodic nature, as almost any episode can be watched on it's own. Strong characters, even supporting characters can stand out. Unique settings that aren't seen often in other anime. Fast-paced action and upbeat, well-done soundtrack. Also produced by Shinichiro Watanabe (director of Cowboy Bebop).
Gritty stylized anime focusing on a few characters that grow over the 22 episode run time. It has beautiful animation mixed with a great soundtrack creating some amazing set pieces that lead into a good story which does an incredible job of making itself enjoyable and resolving itself. Most of its filler episodes are enjoyable to the degree that they are not too annoying but they do slow down the plot a bit. Overall a good choice if your looking for something that might be aimed at a slightly older audience than average anime, especially if your tired of high school.
The director of Bebop was a producer on Michiko and Hatchin so even though he didn't direct the show feels quite a bit like one of his shows, Bebop included. Both shows are mainly episodic with a plot linking it's protagonist/s to a past they (well one of them in the case of Michiko and Hatchin) have difficulty letting of and that is kept mysterius, hinted at through flashbacks and linked to organized crime, with troubles from said organized crime driving the plot and action.
Bebop though set in space draws heavily from the United States for its inspiration and aesthetic (not to mention sound) while Michiko and Hatchin is set in South America but both focus on street culture (and to be frank slums especially Michiko) and a sense of cosmopolitanisim that gives them a similar vibe.
Differences include Bebop's sci fi setting, fantastic jazz/funk inspired soundtrack, larger main cast (though neither has a large one Michiko's central cast is very small) and excellent action scenes and Michiko and Hatchin's developing relationship (theirs not much character or relationship development in Bebop on the whole) and theme's of female relationships (no, I don't mean in that way) and possibly feminisim. read more
Although the plot is not similar at all, both Michiko and Samurai are influenced by differnt cultures, when concerned with the music and style throughout the animes. Michiko being having a Latin vibe while Samurai had a more Hip Hop thing going on. Both of them were drawn wonderfully in my opinion and involve the main characters setting out on a journey to find someone. Both a just full of action and all have moments of humour as well.
I've you've read my recommendations for Bebop then you've probably already seen this recommendation coming. I'll try to not retread old ground; but the feelings, themes and character interactions of all these anime are very similar. Both Champloo and Michiko are buddy stories are about a journey to find a particular person. The characters in Michiko can be paralleled to ones in Champloo but I'll leave it at that. Watch Michiko and decide for yourself if I'm full of $h!t. But I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
- both shows involve a long journey.
- both groups of MC's in each are looking for a person.
- many interesting characters are met during said journey.
- the soundtracks for each of the shows are magnificent.
- animation is about the same quality.
- lots of action, though Champloo has more.
- each episode provides an interesting side story.
Both series are short, beautifully animated, and have a wide variety of characters while still only focusing on the development of two. It also takes place in more diverse worlds that you don't find in most anime; making you interested in the worlds the characters live in. Both series also include strong women who don't fall easily into many negative tropes.
In this series, we see how both female protagonists long to meet their father who abandoned them at an early age due to unknown reasons. However, due to their lack of strength they will be forced to depend on their travel companions that have a highly distinct personality and traits to their own. It is the coalition between their personalities and their constantly evolving relationship, which makes both journey’s highly engaging.
Both of this series have AMAZING soundtrack, which is highly differentiable from the other animations. The soundtrack fits neatly with the ambience the show creating even more compelling action scenes.
after i finished Samurai Champloo i craved for another anime like this, then i clicked on Michiko E Hatchin, needless to say, it was more then i could ask for. If you finished Samurai Champloo this is a good anime to cope with.
Both animes shows the two main characters looking for a missing person. The influence of culture is remarkable in both: Hip Hop in Samurai Champloo, and the South American way in Michiko to Hatchin. They are two excellent adventure animations, produced in the same studio (Manglobe), with a lively and fluid animation, are also episodic and with many action scenes. If you liked one, you'll sure like the other.
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.
'Michiko to Hatchin' also stars a brazen and petulant young woman who's forced to team up with a timid and more down-to-earth character and end up meeting all kinds of colorful characters and experiencing the wildest adventures, most of them connected to the criminal underworld in some form.
Black Lagoon more violent, when Michiko to Hatchin is more bright and colourful, but if you are tired of the slow development of the plot, these two certainly fit your mood. Cool chick with gun is common of course.
Michiko to Hatchin and Black Lagoon can be compared on many levels. Strong female leads, non stop action, character development, and setting (among other things). Both are set in crime riddled areas of the world; Michiko to Hatchin in a South American surrounding, and Black Lagoon in South Eastern Thailand, or more specifically, "Roanapur". These settings not only allow for some of the insanity that takes place in Michiko to Hatchin and Black Lagoon to happen, but are crafted in such a way as to make the viewer believe that they are in fact real places.
However, it is within the character development, as well as the ever present theme that it is not the destination that is important, but the journey and people we meet along the way, that make these two anime great. While the pacing and premise are quite different, both will leave you asking for one thing: more. read more
Looking for an anime with charismatic characters? Both series have many similarities, but I will talk only Michiko (Michiko to Hatchin) and Levy (Black Lagoon). Both of these characters are women who have strong character. They are among the best female characters in anime. Strong, beautiful and sexy, they know what they want. We take pleasure to follow them in their adventures, enjoying their mood swings, anger and moments with ease. If you think about that kind of character, these animes are made for you, skip the one you have not seen if you know one of them. (Sorry for my english)
These two series here have quite a lot of similarities. Let's see..
First of all, they are both set in a criminal world where an innocent character gets involved with a main female character who has many skills including the usage of firearms, the operation of various vehicles, and is seen as a violent individual. However throughout the series, they both form a special bond.
Both series also features a lot of face paced action, drama, some comedy, as well as some emotions.
Both series also has character development that is strengthened through the bonds between the two main characters.
Both stories have a gritty and dirty atmosphere and the setting for both contain a lot of broken/desperate towns, filled with dark and depraved people. There is a hefty amount of action throughout both series too. Even in all this down and out type atmosphere both shows manage to bring some meaningful or sentimental feel to the characters situations.
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.
The primary protagonists of both series basically consist of a traveling female duo - a worldly, older character assisting a more innocent, childlike character (though Hatchin is probably the most responsible of them all!) - in search of a certain goal. Both series also benefit from an incredible sense of setting (in the Latin culture) and music, as well as great character development. A must for those who enjoy slower, more deliberate pacing and complex plots.
Both series center around two women, one older and more experience and the other younger and innocent. Both characters are being chased by a group of people while in pursuit of something/someone. Both take place in Latin American settings. Both contain action and character development.
They are similar in the way that they both have a companion that may or may not aide them in some way, El cazador de la bruja follows Nadie and ellis as they are perused by bounty hunters as michiko and hatchin are pursued by the police. Both are really good anime's. It seems to take place in a similar location type as well.
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.
This isn't a very conventional recommendation but I still think they're comparable. They're Manglobe titles, both of which have a rugged, urban setting and explore the underbelly of whatever society they're a part of.
While Michiko is a lot more light-hearted in presentation and formatted in a "road" journey depiction, as oppose Gangsta's city-trekking and often dower aesthetic; their similar setting and character designs make them feel like they share the same universe. A "two sides of the same coin" situation, if you will.
If you are into the crime setting of Gangsta, Michiko to Hatchin may be an anime you'll really like. Not only does it have a similar feel as Gangsta, but it has a heartwarming story to it. Both animes are made by Manglobe studios, so I can see why their so similar.
Both shows are centered around outlaws. Both have heavily prominent element of criminal underworld. Both shows use drama and comedy. Visual style is very similar, with use of vibrant colours, character design seems heavily influenced by design of 70´s era as well as rest of the designs.
Both series feature extremely complex and sex-positive female protagonists. That is not to say they fit some generic 'strong and sexy' role; but that they are written as flawed individuals despite their determination, physical strength, and confidence. A realistic and laudable attempt at deconstructing of the femme fatale trope.
Both shows are actually really violent in content, but the violence is underplayed. There is no excess gore or unnecessarily stretched out death scenes despite there being plenty of both just outside of the camera.
The similarities between Balsa and Michiko is huge! They're both independent, strong-willed females who go all out in protecting a child they're set on defending. Michiko and Balsa both have strong will-power and smarts to outsmart authority figures that are chasing after them and the object (in the cases of both, children) they're risking their lives for.
A strong independent woman ends up protecting a child who she has no relation to. She develops motherly affection for the child as the anime goes on. The child gets stronger by the time. They'll travel together and people will want to kill them, but they won't stop to travel.
While Seirei no Moribito may have some supernatural elements, Michiko to Hatchin is very down-to-earth.
There is something about the way the two stories are told. There's the same sense of a story not necessarily told in chronological order, that slowly reveals more and more of the plot as it goes on. There is violence in both these shows, and a focus on several characters, although Michiko to Hatchin stays mostly with those two. It's a great combo of violence and plot in both of these anime.
Both are about the adventures of two young girls who ride motorcycles. Kino no tabi is definitely calmer while Michiko to Hatchin has quite a bit more action and drama, but both of them make you feel like you got more out of them than just entertainment.
Another day, another journey! Welcome to the world of freedom where the pleasure of travelling waits at every stopover, searching day after day, their journey will become more valuable than their goal, enjoy !
Illegitimate children and unsuspecting adults come together to make a half working family. I'm done with a little more than half of Michiko to Hatchin and a couple episodes of Usagi Drop, but these two definitely have some strong resonance with each other.
At its heart, these two Josei stories are about the relationships between each series' respective main character pairs. We have two orphaned kids, Hatchin and Rin, find comfort, joy, and--undoubtedly--quite a bit of mishaps in their odd relationship they share with their future guardians, the gutsy Michiko and milder Daikichi.
That being said, however, prepare for a dramatic split in other areas. Michiko to Hatchin is a blood pumping, action-ingested thrill ride while Usagi Drop is a calmer, mellower everyday-life experience. It can be said without a doubt though, that both do an amazing job, love them both! read more
Both Michiko to Hatchin and Usagi Drop are centered around issues of child rearing and child abandonment. Both Rin (Drop) and Hana (M2H) struggle with feelings of lonliness and abandonment. Both series have images of abcentee biological parents and orphans. Both Michiko (M2H) and Daikichi (Drop) have to make a lot of adjustments for their adopted children, so both series carry heavy coming-of-age and responsibility themes. Usagi Drop is more light hearted and concentrated real world (slice-of-life) while Michiko to Hatchin is more action packed and focuses more on adventure, both series have beautiful art and story lines. Both are a must see for anyone who has a soft spot for kids and parenthood.  read more
Both contain occasional fast paced action, both are more modern/alternative world western style stories with bank roberies, riding into sunsets, standoffs, "sheriff" (detective) chasing after a criminal.
This is a very similar to Witchblade.
If you're looking for mother-child relationship, or in accurate a women and a little girl caring for her, then this is what you seek next.
These two series are in a totally different genre from each there, but they hold that point that will make you appreciate the bond between these two girls, and the thrilling moments they've been passing through.
Although not exactly the first thing to come to mind when thinking of this anime, but Michiko to Hatchin and Spirited Away are both stories featuring realistically characterised and unsexualised young girls being thrown into a wildly different environment to what they are used to and dealing with it in their own way. The vivid colours, danger, and sense of adventure are present throughout both works; complementing the large cast of surreal and larger-than-life characters that our protagonists meet along the way.
The overarching theme being the adaptability of girls; they can be naive, they can have flaws, they can be annoying, but they are also strong in their own pre-pubescent way. They also both poke fun at the ridiculousness of adulthood and society at large through the eyes of a child. It just happens that the adventures portrayed in Michiko to Hatchin are much darker behind the façade of bright colours.  read more
In both the protagonists are trying to catch someone.
Very realistic world, both outsides Japan, Monster in Germany and Michiko to Hatchin in Brazil.
M to H, have more action but Monster have more psychological development.
Both have a similar sense of adventure, and explore a well built world full of fleshed out characters with their own flaws and personalities.
Both have an unique artstyle, even though they're very different from each other.
Both deal with darker themes than you'd think when looking simply on the art.
Personally I think both have amazing artstyle and animation, and both features very memorable and wonderful soundtracks.
There are two ways about those two. In Hidan no Aria, they will fight some criminals. But in Michiko to Hatching, they will fight some gang members. But the two characters are partners for each other to fight criminals and gang members.
The relationship between two strong-minded women is the strongest point of these stories, it is groundbreaking and it's rarely seen in anime industry in general. At first, the protagonists are lonely women but end up finding their perfect companion, and I'm not talking about boyfriends, I'm talking about good friends who support them in the bad situations of life. Both are good in every aspect, the music and the animation are good, but what you'll find amazing is how good is the development of the characters, who change a lot throughout the series.
Although they are not similar in a lot of ways, what they do have in common is the fantastic animation and character interactions. Michiko to Hatchin is created by the same creators of Samarai Champloo, so each and every episode of Michiko to Hatchin and Durarara!! is unique in the genre they take on. For example, one episode focuses on action, whereas another introduces a new character and relationship with others, and the other an outlook into a main character's past and personality. I hope you find Durarara!! and Michiko to Hatchin as enjoyable as either.
Lupin and Michiko are expert prison escapists who lead a police inspector on a wild cat & mouse chase. They survive the craziest of situations that have a similar cartoonish feel, like jumping over a cliff onto a moving ship and riding a motorbike over a row of houses. There's also plenty of car chases, gun fights, kidnappings, and romance to go around. Although Lupin III (2015) is set in Italy, and Michiko to Hatchin in a Brazilian-influenced fictional country, they're both rich in culture thanks to their vibrant, detailed environments. If this is your kind of entertainment, then be sure to check them both out! It is not required to watch the previous seasons of Lupin in order to enjoy or understand it. read more
Similar interactions between the main characters (older-younger friendship). Beyond that they have great, more vivid art. Michiko to Hatchin is more of a comedy and kure-nai is more serious. They both, however, contain some serious ass kicking and comedy.
First off, M+H pays homage to Ergo Proxy with an Easter Egg: several copies of the Vincent Law book (as seen taking up an entire library in Ergo Proxy) is seen in the show. But besides that, both feature some unique female leads that go on a journey.
Gun x Sword and Michiko to Hatchin feature and adult drifter traveling the lands who are soon acompanied by a level-headed child who more mature then they are.
The adult and child teams face many dangers as they search for one person, along the way, both children become aware of the rough world they live in.
Personally, I give both these a ten; neither are too predictable, neither feature overused anime cliche's and not being manga adaptations helps by eliminting the opportunity to plow ahead manually.