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Michiko & Hatchin: Complete Series, Part 1 [Blu-ray]
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I loved Michiko to Hatchin when it first came out in 2008 and was anxiously awaiting for it to be picked up and over 3 years later it finally has! Now, let me start off by saying that this Anime is both a hidden gem and a rusted pearl.
It's made by the same people who created Cowboy Bebop! It's known for its charm, ethnic characters, and violence.
FUNimation picked it up, and though I'm grateful since they have a habit of creating beautiful box sets and awesome releases...I got a bone to pick. Rant begin/ While the sub is great, in the dub I'm disappointed with Michiko's voice. They did give some of the other Ethnic character's African American voice actors and that did them justice but I have to admit the flaw I found in FUNimation's dubbing was that they recycled some of their voice actors. I do not find Monica Rial a suitable voice actor as she sounded neither African American nor Hispanic. Michiko is a bad to the bone, Mixed gal, ok? She sounds raunchy and sexy in the subbed version but she ended up sounding like a Country girl in the dub. Rant over/
If you can get over that then no worries.
I love this anime because it's so rare to see ethnic characters! You will meet many beautiful, unique characters from Michiko to Pepe Lima to Atsuko and more! There's also a huge debate about the origins of the characters since it's so rare to see anyone of color but Michiko is clearly a Afro-Latina woman.Read more ›
Parts 1 & 2 make for a continuous narrative of vingettes, so you'll want to watch all four discs to get the complete story.
Michiko E Hatchin from the start, is an obvious throw back to the old style of anime that many of us became accustomed to from titles such as Trigun and Cowboy Bebop. However it is more like a nod as if to pay homage to these series, and that is really where the similarities stop. This isn't Cowboy Bebeop. This isn't Trigun. This is Samurai Champloo. There are a lot of similarly styled action sequences that could almost be considered a "brand" if you will, that was apparent in both Bebop and Champloo.
So why all the comparisons to Bebop and Champloo? The same team of writers and animation studios developed this series. There aren't long drawn out fight sequences like ones you'll find in Shonen series (like Bleach as an example). Despite major differences in past titles, it still has a more "realistic" approach towards the action, which I personally like.
The graphics are superb. The theoretical "Mexico-esque" landscape was both exciting and beautiful. No complaints there at all. The art style is enough to at least warrant watching this series if it ever does make it to Netflix.
The audio is also extremely well done. The audio soundtrack is reminiscent of Bebop with some jazzy elements to it. It isn't nearly as good, but it is still considerably better than most anime series out there. The music fits the scenery, and the sounds effects are well placed an aren't cheesy. All in all, it has quality audio all around. If fits the theme well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had to have the whole series. A great one to add to my collection.Published 5 months ago by Buddy
Love this!!! It's great I watched it plenty of times and it never gets oldPublished 10 months ago by Dreyahz H
Don't miss this. As with Attack on Titan, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Eden of the East,..... what you get is an amazingly stylish, coherent, one of a kind show that's uplifting... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ultralite
"From the other side of the road, someone will come to get me" - One of the initial lines of dialogue spoken by title character Hanna, also later on known as Hatchin,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Blitzkrieger Man
one of my favorites, i strongly recommend it! if you love strong women leads you will love this. it also has great music, animation and art. very good!Published 20 months ago by Paisley
Loved the feel and atmosphere of this Anime, reminded me somewhat of Cowboy Bebop. My main attraction to this series was the use of an African American/character of African... Read morePublished 23 months ago by PAdams