Starring: Suzuka Ohgo, Yoko Maki, Jun Murakami, Jad Saxton, Monica Rial, Scott Freeman.
Running Time: 275 minutes
From the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, with such pedigree behind a series you’d be expecting a lot, and although Michiko & Hatchin offers a lot, it promises and flirts with more than it can deliver. You’ll be hooked straight away by the funky Latin inspired theme, which makes a change from an alternative rock track. Such a theme also captures the general feel of the entire show. It’s fast, bright, and certainly has a more exotic flavour than many of its peers.
Setting us up for a classic fantasy tale for kids, we find Hana (Ohgo/Saxton), an orphan currently living with cruel stepparents and an even worse stepbrother and sister. Seemingly unrelated is a prison break involving the super sexy and super dangerous Michiko (Maki/Rial). Of course,