Hiyo lil bunnies!
Haven't posted one in a while but I finally got a series you should really check out! It really reminds me of a modern day Cowboy Bebop that takes place on Earth and if Faye and Ed were mom and daughter. Strange right?
Have you ever heard of Michiko to Hatchin (ミチコとハッチン /Michiko & Hatchin)? It's a story about an unlikely pair trying to find freedom. They came from two very different scenarios, both of which are terrible.
Michiko is an escaped convict looking for the daughter of her lover after he died in an explosion. She kicks ass, is very passionate about what she believes in and has a heart of gold. She's also very protective of Hana (aka Hatchin).
Hatchin's story begins with showing us how horrible her foster family is. It's basically a much more abusive Cinderella situation and all the family cares about is money. Every day she wishes for someone to come and take her away from it all.
And that's exactly what Michiko does.
I won't spoil what happens in the rest of the story in case you want to watch it. Michiko and Hatchin run into many different people, some even from Michiko's past and of course get into a lot of trouble. All while trying to find Hatchin's father so they can have a happy ending. One thing I love about this series is that even though Hatchin isn't even her daughter, Michiko loves her like one and does anything to protect her. They get into fights, get separated and just try to survive. With everything they go through, it shows that you don't have to be related by blood to be family.
I just finished this series and I loved it from beginning to end. The story takes place in a fictional town in Brasil. So the music, character and environment designs are all based around it. It's really beautifully done and I just love the art. They even mix a little of the slang into the Japanese if you're watching the original series (aka not dub...which I haven't seen yet).
This very picture!
I'm just really sad that other than Tumblr, there isn't really much on the internet about it (and it's been around since 2009!). I just happened to randomly find it on Tumblr because of a photo (above) from one of the early episodes. I saw Michiko's design and fell in love!
I hope you'll check out this series! It's full of action, friendship, love, betrayal and family. But do be mindful that it does have violence, drugs, alcohol, death, blood, gangs and partial nudity! You can watch it in the original Japanese or watch the dub by Funimation!
That's all for now! See you next time!