Set in an alternate-universe Brazil, Michiko to Hatchin tells the story of Hana Morenos. Hana is routinely abused by every member of her adopted family, that only takes care of her because the government pays them to do so... until one day, an escaped convict named Michiko Malandro crashes through their kitchen window on a motorcycle, claiming to be Hana's real mother. Confused but willing to do anything to escape, Hana agrees to go with her...

Michiko e Hatchin - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 20 minutes

Premier: 2008-10-15

Michiko e Hatchin - Michiko & Hatchin - Netflix

Michiko & Hatchin (ミチコとハッチン, Michiko to Hatchin), stylized as MICHIKO&HATCHIN is a Japanese animated television series. The show is produced by studio Manglobe and directed by Sayo Yamamoto, her first directorial work. The two eponymous starring roles are portrayed by noted Japanese film actresses Yōko Maki (The Grudge) and Suzuka Ohgo (Memoirs of a Geisha). The story takes place in a fictional country of Diamandra which has cultural traces from South American countries, mostly from Brazil. In the first episode, Michiko is introduced as a free-willed “sexy diva” who escapes from a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her abusive foster family. The two join forces on an improbable escape to freedom. The music is composed by the Brazilian musician Alexandre Kassin and produced by Shinichirō Watanabe. Vitello Productions and GONG produced an English dub pilot of the anime under the name Finding Paradiso which was later used as the name for the French dub. The anime was later licensed by Funimation in North America which produced another English dub. The series premiered in an English dub on Funimation Channel in North America on November 22, 2013, and on Adult Swim's Toonami block from June 20, 2015 to December 12, 2015.

Michiko e Hatchin - Characters - Netflix

Michiko Malandro (ミチコ・マランドロ, Michiko Marandoro) Voiced by: Yōko Maki (Japanese); Monica Rial (English) An independent Pardo Brazilian woman who has just recently escaped one of the most heavily guarded prisons in existence for at least the fourth time. Michiko rescues Hatchin from her abusive foster parents and claims to know her father, who, according to her, was a good man and “made her fall in love with him right away”. Both she and Hatchin embark on a journey to find him while running from the law as well. They become a bickering pair, but soon come to realize how much they truly need each other. Hana “Hatchin” Morenos (ハナ・“ハッチン”・モレーノス, Hana “Hatchin” Morēnosu) Voiced by: Suzuka Ohgo (Japanese); Jad Saxton (English) A young white girl who previously lived with a foster family. She was the victim of abuse by both parents and their two biological children, until Michiko came to her rescue. She is hesitant to trust the woman, but they share the same tattoo on their stomachs. Unlike Michiko, Hatchin is much more levelheaded and serious, often functioning as the voice of reason of the two. Despite Michiko often putting her in danger due to her destructive habits and her sometimes irrational plans, Hatchin grows to care deeply for her. Hiroshi Morenos (ヒロシ・モレーノス, Hiroshi Morēnosu) Voiced by: Kanji Tsuda (Japanese); Christopher Bevins (English) Hatchin's father and Michiko's love from the past. Despite being officially considered dead, Michiko believes that he is alive and rescues Hatchin in order to find clues about his whereabouts. He shares the same tattoo as both Michiko and Hatchin, except on his left shoulder. Atsuko Jackson (アツコ・ジャキソン, Atsuko Jakkison) Voiced by: Maki Sakai (Japanese); Sametria Ewunes (English) She lived in the same orphanage as Michiko and seems to have a score to settle with her. She is now a police officer and was responsible for Michiko's arrest 12 years before the main plot. Michiko likes to call her “Jambo” (a Portuguese word for both some syzygium fruit and to refer to a dark or brown-skinned person), in order to get her angry. She seems to have mixed feelings for Michiko and is sometimes seen helping her out of a bad situation. Satoshi Batista (サトシ・バティスタ, Satoshi Batisuta) Voiced by: Masaki Miura (Japanese); Akron Watson (English) An old lifelong friend of Hiroshi's who assumed control of the crime syndicate “Monstro Preto” (“Black Monster”) while Michiko was behind bars. He and Hiroshi have been friends since they were children, and Hiroshi once saved his life from the original leaders of Monstro once it was discovered that Satoshi plotted to take control of the gang. Throughout the series, he is shown to be harsh, brutal and vicious, rarely showing mercy to those that have interfered with his plans. He hates Michiko, feeling that she is part of the reason that Hiroshi left and “betrayed” his friendship; much like her, he too is determined to track down Hiroshi. Shinsuke Saci Rodriguez (シンスケ・サッセ・ロドリゲス, Shinsuke Sasse Rodorigesu) Voiced by: Jun Murakami (Japanese); Scott Freeman (English) One of Satoshi's henchmen with a vicious and sadistic temper. Prior to the events of the series, he and Satoshi were close friends. He attempts to take control of Monstro by having Satoshi killed, but his betrayal is discovered leading to conflict between the two for the remainder of the series. Pepê Lima (ペペリマ, Pepe Rima) Voiced by: Shie Kohinata (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English) A famous stripper at a local strip club. During her childhood she grew up in a fabulously wealthy family, pampered and raised like a princess until her parents died and her family went bankrupt. She and her sister Lulu live with Pepe's boyfriend Rico. Lulu Lima (ルルリマ, Lulu Rima) Voiced by: Megumi Yamaguchi (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (English) Pepe's younger sister who wears matching outfits like Pepe. She was raised by her older sister in absolute poverty after both of their parents died. Maria Belenbauza Yamada (マリア山田, Maria Yamada) Voiced by: Megumi Ikeda (Japanese); Leah Clark (English) Hatchin's adoptive older sister who enjoys abusing Hatchin. Gabriel Belenbauza Yamada (ガブリエル山田, Gaburieru Yamada) Voiced by: Shoma Yashiro (Japanese); Alison Viktorin (English) Hatchin's adoptive younger brother who enjoys abusing Hatchin. Joanna Belenbauza Yamada (ジョアナ山田, Joana Yamada) Voiced by: Eri Fuse (Japanese); Cynthia Cranz (English) Hatchin's manipulative adoptive mother. Often talks with a very formal and elegant attitude. Pedro Belenbauza Yamada (ペドロ山田, Pedoro Yamada) Voiced by: Takeshi Wakamatsu (Japanese); Philip Weber (English) Hatchin's adoptive father and a Catholic extremist who works as a priest at a local church. He and Joanna use Hatchin for the foster care money the state pays and treat her like a slave. In episode 2, he attempts to end Hatchin's life to gain insurance money while in a high speed chase alongside police. Rico (リコ) Voiced by: Tetsushi Tanaka (Japanese); Justin Cook (English) Pepe's boyfriend who supports her dancing career. Rita Onizetti (リタ・ドニゼッティ, Rita Onizetti) Voiced by: Sayaka Yoshino (Japanese); Brina Palencia (English) A young girl around Hatchin's age who performs as an acrobatic in a traveling circus along with some other children who work for the circus; she was abandoned by her parents as a baby near the circus. When she first met Hatchin, she mistook her for a boy and attempted to kiss her; she has romantic feelings for her circus partner Gino Costa. Gino Costa (ジノ コスタ, Jino Kosuta) Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese); J Michael Tatum (English) Rita's circus partner and a motorcyclist. Even though he tells Hatchin that he's not in love with Rita, he does care about her deeply. Maçã (マッサン, Massan) Voiced by: Yūto Uemura (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English) A nerdy-looking boy and a close friend of Rita. He's known to be a know-it-all and often get jealous when Rita starts having crushes on older men. Madam Michiko (マダム・ミチコ, Michiko-sama) Voiced by: Kujira (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English) An overweight women who runs the circus and takes care of the orphaned children who live there. Nuno (ヌノ) Voiced by: Yō Kitazawa (Japanese); Chris Cason (English) Madam Michiko's assistent; he has a very short stature for his age and is mostly seen wearing clown make-up and clothes. He tends to be very strict-(in a rude and demanding manner) when it comes to the children working at the circus.

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