Michiko to Hatchin
|Name:||Michiko & Hatchin (ミチコとハッチン, Michiko to Hatchin) | Michiko e Hatchin|
|Date(s):||15 October 2008 – 18 March 2009|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Michiko & Hatchin (ミチコとハッチン, Michiko to Hatchin) is a 22-episode josei adventure anime series.
In the fictional South American country of Diamandra, the criminal Michiko Malandro escapes from prison and kidnaps her former lover's daughter Hana Morenos, whom she nicknames "Hatchin", saving her from her abusive foster parents in the process. The two are about as opposite as they come, but their fates become intertwined through the connection of Hiroshi Morenos, Hatchin's father. On the run from the police and Hatchin's abusive foster family, the unlikely duo set out to find Hiroshi and ultimately discover their freedom.
Michiko & Hatchin has a small yet loving fanbase. The series is considered both an artistic success and a commercial failure, one of many faced by Manglobe, which later filed bankruptcy in 2015.
The anime has attracted attention for focusing on a cast of female characters and their relationships with each other, and for being one of the relatively few anime directed by a woman.
Michiko Malandro is praised as an example of a black female character with a beautiful design and a compelling character arc, contrasted with many black anime characters criticized for appearing and behaving as offensive caricatures.
Fan Sites and Archives
- FanFiction.Net: Michiko & Hatchin stories and crossover
- Archive of Our Own (AO3): Michiko e Hatchin | Michiko to Hatchin tag
- Pixiv: #ミチコとハッチン