What is it?
The 2008 Japanese animated (anime) television show Michiko & Hatchin.
What is it about?
This is how Wikipedia describes this television show:
In a fictional South American country of Diamandra, the criminal Michiko Marandoro has escaped from prison and rescues her former lover’s daughter Hana Morenos, who she nicknames Hatchin, in the process saving her from her abusive foster parents.
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 this Hiroshi and ultimately discover their freedom.
I remember seeing the trailer for this television show on television maybe almost two years ago or more, it looked good, it had a nice and unique concept, and it was made by some people who have made some good animes so I was expecting to really like this television show.
This anime had good visuals, good music, a unique and interesting concept, diversity, varied locations and characters, good atmosphere, a good English dub, et cetera but it had a terrible ending that was so bad that it really hurts the entire television show in my opinion and it ended in a way that is a slap in the face to the audience in my opinion so my brother GC and I left with a negative opinion of this television show because of how it ended.
I liked this anime better than my brother GC did, it had more potential and it was not as good as I had expected and the characters did not grow as much as I felt that they should have and it ended on a terrible note, but looking at the trailer and opening credits et cetera again while preparing this post made me want to watch it again and it brought back some positive feelings and memories for this anime so maybe we were too harsh on it because of how it ended.
There were some beautiful moments in this anime where the music and visuals et cetera all came together to create something wonderful that really connected with me in a way that was like watching a beautiful sunset while daydreaming, but it is a shame that it did not reach its full potential and that it had possibly one of the worst endings of a television show that I can think of.
I still respect this anime for having an interesting and unique concept with diversity that focuses on a mother and daughter relationship as the center of the story and as the main characters.
I think that this anime is worth watching at least once, I get the feeling that I will probably like it better if I watch it again one day, because there are some beautiful moments scattered around through this anime.
Here is a review of this television show by TALKISOBA: