Michiko and Hatchin anime review *NO SPOILERS*

Every bend in the road hides an ambush as Michiko and Hatchin continue their mad dash to track down Hiroshi: a man from their past that could hold the key to their future. Hit men, kidnappers, and sadistic gangbangers fill their rearview mirror as these ladies on the lam burn rubber across the Latin landscape.

With the throttle wide open and their motorcycle pointed toward the ocean, Michiko and Hatchin defy fate by living freer than they’ve ever lived before. New friendships are forged, young love blooms, and the partners in crime inch ever closer to the man they seek. But just as the long-awaited reunion is about to become reality, the law closes in on them – leaving Michiko to face an agonizing decision that will change both of their lives forever.

Made by the creators of who created Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Shinichiro Watanabe along Sayo Yamamoto, the one that created Lupin III: A Woman Named Fujiko Mine, they bring us anime where two female protagonists that must survive against all odds in hopes to finding Hiroshi. Personally, I enjoyed the anime because unlike Cowboy Bebop where the setting is science-fiction, the story and setting feels like it is real life. The setting takes place in different cities in Brazil from the lowest social class to high class. Interesting note that even though the characters in the anime are either Portuguese or African descendant, their names are somewhat Japanese. The music has an upbeat music that sounds as if you are in Brazil itself. There are a total of 22 episodes to the series and there is no second season. I can safely say that this series is complete.

The story focuses on the protagonists Michiko Malandro and Hana “Hatchin” Morenos. Michiko is a woman who does not take “no” for an answer and sometimes resorts to violence and arguments to get what she wants and Hana is young girl who is completely opposite towards Michiko. Michiko is very strong and mature young girl that acts like an adult and tries to reason a situation without violence. Together they usually get into arguments that could either be minor or major, but they always come back together. As we see these two travel together, we get some character development for each one. We observe the reason why they act the way they do and we see progression of each character.


If you enjoyed Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, then you will definitely enjoy this series. This anime neither long or short and it’s just the right amount. Every episode will keep on the edge of the seat and the characters will feel as real like an actual person. I recommend checking out the series. If you have any questions on this series, let me know and I will try to answer to the best of my abilities.



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