Posted by psgels on 20 February 2009 with categories: Michiko e Hatchin



Short Synopsis: Hatchin goes after a TV-star who looks like Hiroshi.
Episode Rating: 8,5/10 (Awesome)
Haha, as if Hatchin hadn’t already proven her awesomeness! In this episode, she manages to break into the house of a famous TV-star, breaking his window in the process because she thought he had something to do with Hiroshi. The episode was a bit hard to understand (Kansai-ben in Brazil?! What the…?), but if I understood correctly then this guy was scouted along with Hiroshi, but then Hiroshi left again. At this point, I’m really not sure what’s up with the guy: on one hand he’s running away all the time, but on the other hand he does find the time to appear on TV and in the newspaper, and yet at the same time he takes on a small job as a truck driver. Is this really the same guy?

And on a completely different note: Hatchin’s outfit in this episode rocked! Not only did it look even more awesome than usual, but for the first time she’s not afraid to hide the tattoo on her belly, even though we’ve only seen it like what… one time before? I must say that she gets more adorable with every single episode: her big motive in this episode for finding Hiroshi isn’t for her to find her own father, but instead she wanted to see Michiko’s smile back, who finally showed some signs of happiness when Hiroshi finally seemed within her reach (including a very strange blood-nose). That’s just too damn cute.

At this point, I’m pretty sure of my top 3 shows from the past Fall Season: 1) Mouryou no Hako, 2) Casshern, 3) Michiko e Hatchin. While these three are without a doubt my favourites of the shows that started airing in that season, their order is still debatable, depending on how they chose to end themselves. Michiko e Hatchin has pretty much labelled me as a Manglobe fan, and along with Bee-Train, they’re the only studio of which I’m pretty much guaranteed to blog every one of their TV-Series that come out. I so hope that this series is going to be more than 22 episodes. Not because the finale isn’t going to fit there (it’s actually the perfect length for such a series), but I just don’t want the goodness of this series to end. This show could ave gone on for twenty more episodes if it wanted to without ever getting dull.

9 Responses

  1. senerikfred says:

    Such a cute episode, especially with Hatchin and the not-Hiroshi guy ramba-ing at the end. For me, that was probably the most satisfying end an episode of this series has had yet, with Michiko and Jumbo both happy for their own reasons as well.

  2. Puranetesu says:

    I think you misunderstood some parts of the episode, hiroshi never really appeared on TV and he never met that dorama actor. Some subs are out now which makes it easier to understand what’s going on.

  3. Michan says:

    Atsuko and Michiko should get together and raise Hatchin.
    It’s carnival after all!

  4. Reiter says:

    Haha, Atsuko and Michiko really should do that and raise Hatchin together. They can call the sequel show Two and a Half Women (but it’ll actually be good and funny, unlike that other show with Charlie Sheen :P). I get the feeling that this whole quest to find Hiroshi is one big revenge trip for Michiko to tell that no good two-timer off once and for all so she can finally move on with her life.

  5. mi says:

    I’m guessing Hiroshi has multiple personality syndrom or whatever you call it. This could get interesting lol.

  6. Machi says:

    I’d have to agree with you on the episode count, this is one of the few shows that can keep up an almost completely episodic nature but still manage to somehow appear fresh. Ah, I can’t believe this will end soon, I wish I could have watched this show on more pristine conditions alas I am forced to stream as I cannot play the subbed mkv files T___T

  7. c160 says:

    Hiroshi was not scouted along with Feliciano,
    and Hiroshi wasn’t a truck driver either,he just went around with the guy with the hat stealing manholes and gates(to sell them,I presume).

  8. c160 says:

    On another note,who is your favourite side character in this show so far psgels?For me it have to be Pepe from ep 4 and Feliciano from this episode.

    He’s just so funny!I just love his interactions with Hatchin(lol,”how much do you want?”)and he’s kind to boot.When he phoned Michiko,I just fell in love with the guy.

  9. psgels psgels says:

    Hmm, I think that my favourite one so far is the fish doctor. That was just so incredibly random that it became hilarious. Elis was awesome too. ^^;

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  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 01:08 AM)
    (Watched Grisaia 12)
    Oh hey we have this scene where the characters are being chased by everyone gone insane and turned into cannibals. Great! Lets chuck in two crotch shots! Bloody hell. The last episode of angelic howl was botched to hell. Pacing too fast and end climax so sloppily done that it became down right comical. Even made me notice flaws I missed with the original story. And oh great they plan to animate that bloody guy and the extra conflict that was never needed.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:50 PM)
    *for.
    Also I finished out Amanes route in Grisaia and am genuinely pleased with how it rounded out as being/capped off.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:49 PM)
    Shame they can’t be relied on from anything else however.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:48 PM)
    Ah, .hack bee-train can always be relied on for good music.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:48 PM)
    I recently rewatched petite cossette actually and it still holds up for me as an atmospheric, creepy and trippy and dreamy macabre story I wish Shinbo was still that good.
  • Nyangoro
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:44 PM)
    As much as I love .Hack’s score, I can’t help but feel that Le Portrait de Petit Cossette has Kajiura’s best score.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:37 PM)
    I will agree that the tsundre archtype should have been Rin and not Kugimiya pseudo-lolita’s, far less irritating, less of a love/hate thing for me. That said I don’t care all that much for finding the personalities of fiction characters all that attractive, it tends to be the character designs, more often I end up wanting to black eye most tsundere characters, actually alot of characters.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:32 PM)
    And I also read that “realistic tsundere manga” I believe I mentioned it a few times on here, I never really got into reading it, can’t really remember the title.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:30 PM)
    I rather like Yuki Kaijura’s music for fate/zero, don’t care about kara no kyokai’s soundtrack, madoka or sword arts much.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:55 PM)
    @Gedata: God they didn’t even research it correctly.
    In regards to clannad theres an example of one which I retrospectively am more critical of and find the drama remarkably silly in parts.

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