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Michiko to Hatchin
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ミチコとハッチン
(Michiko to Hatchin)
Genre Comedy-drama. Action, Adventure
TV anime
Director Sayo Yamamoto
Writer Takashi Ujita
Composer Alexandre Kassin
Studio Manglobe
Licensor Germany Anime Virtual
Network Fuji TV (Noise)
Original run October 15, 2008March 18, 2009
Episodes 22
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Michiko to Hatchin (ミチコとハッチン?, lit. Michiko and Hatchin) is a Japanese animated television series. The show is produced by studio Manglobe and directed by Sayo Yamamoto, her first directorial work. The two eponymous starring roles are portrayed by noted Japanese film actresses Yoko Maki (The Grudge) and Suzuka Ohgo (Memoirs of a Geisha) respectively. The story takes place in a fictional country with cultural traces from Latin American countries, mostly from Brazil. The title's Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escapes from a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her abusive foster family. The two join forces on an improbable escape to freedom. The music is composed by the Brazilian musician Alexandre Kassin and produced by Shinichirō Watanabe.

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Characters

A wild and independent woman who has just recently escaped one of the most heavily guarded prisons in existence for at least the fourth time. Michiko rescues Hana from her abusive foster parents by busting through their window with her motorbike. She says that she knows Hatchin's father and that he was a good man, and that he "made her fall in love with him right away." She has a mysterious tattoo on her stomach.

A young girl who previously lived with abusive foster parents. She was the victim of abuse both by the adults and their two other children, living in a "Cinderella-like" situation until Michiko came to her rescue. She is hesitant to trust the woman, but they share the same tattoo on their stomachs.

Hana's father, and Michiko's love from the past. Despite being officially considered dead, Michiko believes that he is alive, and rescues Hatchin in order to find clues about his whereabouts. He shares same tattoo as both Michiko and Hatchin, except on his left shoulder.

She lived in the same orphanage as Michiko, and seems to have a score to settle with her. She is now a cop and was the responsible for Michiko's arrest 12 years before the main plot. Michiko likes to call her "Jambo" (a Portuguese word for both some syzygium fruit and to refer to a dark or brown-skinned person), in order to get her angry. She seems to have mixed feelings for Michiko and is sometimes seen helping her out of a bad situation.

  • Satoshi Batista Voiced by: Masaki Miura

An old friend of Hiroshi's, who assumed control of the crime syndicate "Monstro Preto" ("Black Monster"), while Michiko was behind bars.

  • Shinsuke Rodriguez Voiced by: Jun Murakami

One of Satoshi's henchmen with a vicious and sadistic temper.

Music

  • Opening Theme: "Paraiso" by Soil & "Pimp" Sessions
  • Ending Theme: "Best Friend" by Karutetto (Episode 01-21)
  • Ending Theme: "Nada pode me parar agora" by Aurea Martins and +2's (Episode 22)

List of Episodes

# Title Original air date
01 "Goodbye Insensitive Paradise!" (Adeus, Paraíso Insensível!)
"Saraba da! Hijō no paradaisu" (さらばだ!非情のパラダイス) 
October 15, 2008
Hana Morenos always wished for someone to appear and take her away from her abusive foster family, until one day she meets Michiko Malandro, a mysterious woman who recently broke out of prison, who was looking for her. 
02 "Outlaw Brown Sugar" (O Açúcar Mascavo Fora da Lei)
"Okite yaburi no buraun shugā" (掟破りのブラウンシュガー) 
October 29, 2008
Michiko tries to convince Hana, whom she nicknamed "Hatchin", to cooperate with her, but the duo end up ambushed by detective Atsuko Jackson, an old enemy of Michiko, who is determined to send her back to prison. 
03 "Like a Desperate Pinball Machine" (Como um Fliperama Desesperado)
"Shakariki pinbōru" (しゃかりきピンボール) 
November 5, 2008
Michiko steals some tennis shoes for Hatchin to wear, but Hatchin decides to work in a Chinese restaurant to pay for them. Meanwhile, Michiko looks for clues about Hiroshi's whereabouts. 
04 "Stray Cat's Milky Way" (A Via Láctea da Gata de Rua)
"Noraneko no Mirukīwei" (のら猫のミルキーウェイ) 
November 12, 2008
Michiko and Hatchin meet Pepe Lima, a famous stripper who claims to have information about Hiroshi, and is saving money in order to start a new life with her younger sister. 
05 "The Homesick Idiots, Part 1" (A Saudade dos Tolos, Parte 1)
"Oroka monotachi no saudāji PARTE 1" (愚か者たちのサウダージ PARTE 1) 
November 19, 2008
Michiko returns to her hometown looking for Satoshi, an old friend of Hiroshi's. However, she ends up targeted by the leader of the crime syndicate "Fantasma" who has an old score to settle with her. 
06 "The Homesick Idiots, Part 2" (A Saudade dos Tolos, Parte 2)
"Oroka monotachi no saudāji PARTE 2" (愚か者たちのサウダージ PARTE 2) 
November 19, 2008
Michiko learns that Hatchin was kidnapped by members of "Fantasma", and infiltrates a bullfight in order to rescue her. 
07 "The Monotony of Falling Rain" (A Chuva que Cai monotona)
"Ame ni ochiru monotōn" (雨におちるモノトーン) 
December 3, 2008
Michiko is approached by Bruno, a charming man who insists to flirt with her even after she finds that he is married. Her growing interest on him puts a strain in her relationship with Hatchin. 
08 "Black Noise and a Dope Game" (Ruídos Negros e um Jogo Fatal)
"Kuroi noizu to dōpu na gēmu" (黒いノイズとドープなゲーム) 
December 10, 2008
While following Satoshi's trail, Michiko ends up meeting a gang of thugs pretending to be Satoshi and his subordinates. However, she gets herself set up in a deadly game by Shinsuke, one of the real Satoshi's henchmen. 
09 "Passionate Chocolate Girl" (A Garota-Chocolate Apaixonada)
"Koishita shokoracchi gāru" (恋したショコラッチ・ガール) 
December 17, 2008
Separated from Michiko, Hatchin befriends Rita, a girl of her age who is suffering because her love for an older man is unrequited. 
10 "The Carnival of Hyenas" (As Hienas Carnívoras)
"Haiena domo no kānibaru" (ハイエナどものカーニバル) 
December 17, 2008
After settling an old score, Satoshi has Michiko delivered to him in order to sell her to Atsuko, but the deal is blown when Atsuko's partner betrays her. 
11 "Starting Line For The Downpour" (Tempestade no Ponto de Partida)
"Dosha ori no sutātorain" (どしゃ降りのスタートライン) 
January 07, 2009
While living at the circus with Rita, Hatchin is found by Michiko, but is unwilling to leave with her. Little does she know that the circus' owners have other plans for her. 
12 "108°C of Telepathic Purgatory" (Telepatia a 108°C no Purgatório)
"Jigoku 108°C no terepashī" (地獄108℃のテレパシー) 
January 14, 2009
Hatchin brings a sick Michiko to a quack doctor and ends up taking a dangerous job to pay for the expenses. 
13 "Goldfish Bog" (Peixe Dourado do Brejo)
"Doronuma no gōrudofisshu" (泥沼のゴールドフィッシュ) 
January 21, 2009
Stripped of her position as a detective, Atsuko is transferred to a countryside precinct and meets a young girl who makes her reminisce about her relationship with Michiko. 
14 "Reckless and Explosive Runner" (Ousadia do Corredor Explosivo)
"Meichirazu no bōhatsu rannā" (命知らずの暴発ランナー) 
January 28, 2009
Michiko must deal with assassins sent by Satoshi to dispose of her. 
15 "Aimless Graffiti" (Grafite Desenhada em Vão)
"Itazura ni gurafuti" (いたずらにグラフティ) 
February 4, 2009
Hatchin meets Lenine, a young librarian who falls in love with her at first sight. 
16 "Crimson Faithless Etude" (A Vermelha Descrendice)
"Makka na fujitsu no echūdo" (まっ赤な不実のエチュード) 
February 11, 2009
Michiko and Hatchin reach a research facility where Hiroshi used to work, only to find that he had already left. 
17 "Bloodfest! The Heart-Pounding Opera" (Tonelada de Sangue! A Ópera que Mexe no Coração)
"Chito! Kokoro sawagu opera" (血斗!心さわぐオペラ) 
February 11, 2009
Michiko is kidnapped by the Chinese mafia and Hatchin meets a kind stranger who offers his help to find her. 
18 "Fool's Ballistic Samba" (O Tolo que Avança como uma Bomba Sambista)
"Akantare no dandō sanba" (あかんたれの弾道サンバ) 
February 18, 2009
Michiko gets depressed when she finds out that that Hiroshi does not speak about her to anyone, and Hatchin comes up with a plan to cheer her up. 
19 "Irritating Dark Butterfly" (Irritante Borboleta que Interrompe a Luz)
"Hagayui shakō no batafurai" (はがゆい遮光のバタフライ) 
February 25, 2009
Michiko and Hatchin hide themselves in a train to evade the police, but little they know that Atsuko and Satoshi are also aboard, and a heated confrontation takes place. 
20 "Rendezvous Massacre" (Chacina no Encontro Amoroso)
"Minagoroshi no randevū" (みな殺しのランデヴー) 
March 4, 2009
Now traveling with Hatchin, Satoshi is attacked by Shinsuke's party and decides to settle matters with him once and for all. 
21 "Off-Season Last Waltz" (A Última Valsa que Florece Enlouquecida)
"Kurui saki rasutowarutsu" (狂い咲きラストワルツ) 
March 11, 2009
Michiko, Hatchin and Satoshi reach the city where Hiroshi's hidden, but the trio end up getting themselves in serious trouble with local criminals and the police. 
22 "Run with It" (Corra Simplesmente como se Deve Correr)
"Ari no mama de hashire" (ありのままで走れ) 
March 18, 2009
At last, Michiko and Hatchin are reunited with Hiroshi, but when the trio are about to escape together, Michiko comes with a surprising decision. 

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