Michiko to Hatchin


Surat had mentioned that this show hadn't been picked up yet. Something about it being viewed as non-commercial or something. I'd watched six or seven fansubs and I had liked it. So I watched them again to see what was so non-commercial about it.

The opening is very Lupin the 3rd. But the main character Michiko is more Fujiko then Lupin. Michiko is not a girl. She's not moe or tsundere. No, she's a woman. Lemme repeat that because it needs to be stressed. She's a woman. Not a fantasy girl, not fan service, and pretty much the exact opposite of every female you find in the current crop of anime.

And I bet that's why it's considered non-commercial.

And the funny thing is, if I could compare it to any other show I say this was a lot like Cowboy Bebop. In fact I will. This is Cowboy Bebop without the science fiction and the bounty hunting. It's damn good. And it says something about how fucked up the anime market is and the fans that market is pandering to. Yeah, no giant robots or high school romances or harems and panty shots or any of that bullshit. And the scene could really use a strong dose of this right now. Something that cuts through the stagnant genre bullshit.

But hey, what do I know?

Go back you your comfort zone.

3 comments:

Tohoscope said...

I guess I need to change the part about "no bounty hunting" because there are some that show up in later episodes.

Bomb#20 said...

Good post.

I just want a good story. If they can pull it off with a HS/harem/tsundere/moe/etc. cast, I can deal with it. However, when it's just show after show of that, I just end up tuning out.

I'll have to check out MtoH and I'll suggest Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. A brother and sister head off to a robot expo when the big one hits Tokyo. They end up finding a adult woman (with her own child at home) who lives in basically the same direction as they do. They band together for the trek home and become their own family. Nice twist at the end as well.

And, no, this is not just a disaster film in the vein of Airport, Towering Inferno, Earthquake, et.al from the '70's.

Tohoscope said...

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is in the viewing queue.