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Mireille Bouqet has become a reputable assassin working in France. However, all changes after she meets Kirika, a mysterious young girl who knows nothing about her past but possesses killing skills that dwarf hers. Further intrigue unfolds as both characters explore their shadowy past and come to a head with a clandestine organization that seeks to control destiny itself.
Michiko no Hatchin is a lot like one of the Bee Train girls with guns animes but without the supernatural and occult elements. If you like Michiko, you'd probably like Noir, and vice versa.
Both series are about certain women who have dangerous day jobs which involve escaping with their lives and toting big guns. No matter what the job these women complete it. If you liked one then you will surely like the other.
In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
Strong female leads protecting a child they care about from a society with suspect intentions and motivations toward that child.
Each of these series display strong bonds between and child and a female protector. Both depict the relationship growing with a type of tough love at its foundation. Both contain excellent action scenes with tough female characters.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Simon is a digger in a damp, underground village with no hope or future, but he is inspired by the appearance of a brotherly figure Kamina who shows him that there is a surface beyond his enclosed world. Also, Michiko to Hatchin borrows the catchphrases "Who the hell do you think I am?" and "Believe in me who believes in you" from Gurren Lagann.
I like this comparisson, even though both anime are laid out almost completely differently and the genres go in opposite directions but both stories are about a kid and the older parent figure leading eachother through dangerous situations with both trying to find that better life. The catchphrases mentioned above are right on too, good find
Fujiko Mine: a woman so beguiling that the greatest thief on earth, Lupin III, has vowed to claim her as his most prized quarry. And while men lust after her, she only has eyes for one thing – all the beautiful treasures in the world that she can possibly steal. From the haunted opera houses of Japan to the boobie-trapped pyramids of Egypt, Fujiko uses both violence and sex to manipulate those who stand in her way. But with the tireless Lupin intervening in every situation to 'take' her, and the skilled rogues Jigen and Goemon entangling their own personal vendettas with hers, how is a woman to realize her wildest desires?
Stylish, high quality animated titles that have killer lead female protagonists.
Oh did I mention same director?
You are going to get a bit more mature with Fujiko, but your an adult, you can handle it. And if your diging Fujiko to Iu Onna, and are craving a high calibre title with a similar vibe, you need to at least try out Michiko to Hatchin.
Just a warning, Michiko is more serious than Fujiko.
After seeing Michiko to Hatchin, I instantly recognised a fresh talent in the Director, Sayo Yamamoto, but wished she could have created a tighter story. And voila, Fujiko Mine came out! Both shows essentially display the same snazzy, irreverent attitude towards linear storytelling and develop engaging, sexually empowered female protagonists that challenge the stereotypes of victims vs sluts. Fujiko Mine is a slightly more accomplished work, although I do prefer the characters in Michiko to Hatchin. Whichever show you happened to come across first, the other one is seriously worth checking out too.
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the "Handymen," Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.
I've only watched the first episode of Gangsta (that's all that is out right now), but I think it brings the realness. The underbelly of the world. With gangs, drugs, sex, and stuff.
Loved Michiko to Hatchin and Gangsta looks like its going to be really good too.
Aside from the flagrant physical resemblance between Michiko Malandro and Alex Benedetto plus the fact that both shows are produced by Manglobe, I'd recommend one anime or the other because they "feel" similar. As the story progresses, the protagonists find themselves entangled in local mafia affairs and develop atypical associations with police inspectors. Prostitution, drug use, violence and poverty also happen to be strong recurrent themes.
oh and foreign names yay