Screenshot Saturday: Michiko to Hatchin (Episode 1) Anime 09 JAN 2010

Michiko to Hatchin is one roller-coaster of a ride in terms of anime series, always keeping fresh, always pulling out the surprises and genuinely managing to stay original and thoroughly enjoyable. Hence it is no wonder it managed to sneak in for a Screenshot Saturday showing!

Funnily enough, a window will break when you jump a scooter through it...

Towards the end of the first episode of Michiko to Hatchin we have this absolutely fantastic sequence where Michiko comes careening out of nowhere on her over-powered turquoise super scooter, ramping through the big glass window into the unsuspecting evil foster parents’ dining room in order to locate her missing daughter Hatchin.

Now up to this point we’ve been subjected to the sad abuse that poor little Hatchin has had to contend with for each and every day of her miserable life here with the rather worldly priest and his family and so one can’t help but feel utter elation at this sudden and unexpected burst of a ray of sunshine, but at the same time, one can’t help but wonder just what the heck Hatchin has to deal with now.

After all, Michiko is rude, crude, an escaped convict, doesn’t flinch even when bullets whiz by (the priest is a lousy shot anyway) and couldn’t give a toss about what anybody might think of her – in other words not exactly the perfect, happy escape from her life of misery that young Hatchin was hoping for after all…

Um no. No, it's not me you're looking for, honest!

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