Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Both Cowboy Bebop and Michiko to Hatchin show the main characters with unique, easy-going styles. They are both stylish shows with jazz musical soundtracks and plenty of action. Michiko is kind of like a female version of Spike with a little more passiona and a lot less finess.
Great music with classic heroes, the animation and characters are very similar, brave and super cool
Brimming with action, an intrusively cool soundtrack and sheer exuberant, B-movie style - as well as following a largely episodic format until aspects of the plot, as our lead searches for a person from his or her past, begin to kick in - well, aside from the fact Michiko isn't sci-fi these series are definitely peas in a pod. To be fair, Cowboy Bebop's story is rather compelling and a strong point for the series while Michiko's is the fatal flaw, but if you enjoyed one series for this aspect you may like the other.
Both very stylistic. With great jazz overtones. Both lead characters are in search to sme answers/people from their past. If you enjoyed one you;re bound to enjoy the others.
Both of these animes share many similarities. Essentially they both focus on the relationships between the main characters, who have past connections to a crime synidicates, and the weird and wonderful characters they meet throughout the series. They are also similar in their episodic nature and that they have unusual settings and drawing styles together with snazzy music. I'm certain that if you like one, you will like the other.
Michiko to Hatchin is probably the only real successor to Cowboy Bebop without actually being a Shinichiro Watanabe effort (he does perform a very minor role in the production, though). If you liked MtH, its worth checking out its main influence. Bebop also has a funky, jazzy soundtrack, a great visual style, and a vivid cast lost in the limbo of gangsters and petty crime. It's also a superior work in almost every way with an indomitable lead in Spike Spiegel and the feel of the world simply being more strongly realised.
If you enjoy an entertaining mix of style, action, suspense, comedy with the occasional dose of grim human nature, you'll get a lot of milage from both. You'll probably have to watch a few episodes of Michiko to Hatchin before you can attach to the protagonists, but the series developes them well. If you haven't watched Cowboy Bebop yet, well, get on it! :)
What I see in Bebop and Michiko is how easy they both flow. Each episode is over before it even starts. They both have that draw that allows the viewer to just sink in and get absorbed. Another aspect is that each have very similar art styles. Spike and Batista (characters) are so similar, they could be brothers from another mother. Action packed and incredibly likable characters, the anime experience is nothing without watching these two.
Jazzy/funky sountracks, 70's retro-style, lost love, deeply dramatic interactions between characters, and a journey lasting the length of the series are just SOME of the similarities between these animes. I definitely recommend both ways!
Both have a similar mix of drama, comedy and of course ACTION! The characters in both series are also extremely loveable and develop solidly as the story progresses, you can't help but want them to succeed in their struggles.
One final thing of note is both series' extra helping of STYLE; everything from the impeccable soundtracks to the animation really sets them apart from other series and keeps you engaged.
Both are a mix of drama and action with stylistic main characters. The continuous supporting character list in Michiko to Hatchin is much smaller, but the amount of reoccuring antagonists in Michiko to Hatchin is much larger. Michiko is set modern day and has a more connected plotline, and Cowboy Bebop is a lot more casual... but both have the same 'feel' to them despite this.
And this doesn't have much to do with anything, but the openings sound a lot alike.
I find with many good stories, it is not about the destination but more so the journey both Michiko and hatchin & cowboy bebop express this, with michiko and hatchin it is hunting down heroshi and with cowboy bebop it is the constant need for money the the bebop has yet never seems to have any at all. Always running into problems along the way to these goals the characters press on and make the goal happen or not even if things didn't work out just like they plan. But that is adventure in a nutshell.
Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.
Both have similar atmosphere. Girls with guns and arrogant attitude in a criminal world, where only the strongest one survives. Both have a lot of action and "realistic" violance.
Similar argument, in different place but almost the same. Girls very agressive in a poor/criminal world.
Anyway are two good animes.
Revy and Michiko - the two ass-kickingest women in anime? Granted, Michiko has action combined with the semblance of a personal story (which doesn't quite deliver) while Black Lagoon endulges in a ceaseless orgy of badassery and epically maxed levels of the utlraviolence; but it's quite possible if you liked one you'd like the other.
What more could you want from these to anime?
Honestly, the two are very different:
Michiko to Hatchin is an 'chase film' where the sexy Michiko breaks out of prison to recuse the daughter of her old flame. While Black Lagoon features Rock, a normal business man who got mixed up in a no-so-innocent company called Black Lagoon.
There are similarities, of course. Both plots have tons of action and are paced about the same- steady, and leaves you with more questions then answers. And with characters... While most people would compare Michiko to Revy, BL's hardcore and unstable assassin, the actual similar traits lie with Rock. They are both not very cut out for gangs, but they both surprise you as their character progresses. And of course, the sexy and dangerous aura of both aren't lost throughout the plot.
Assuming you like the idea of feisty, foul-mouthed women in hot pants completely dominating a show and giving everyone involved a wild ride, then Michiko to Hatchin and Black Lagoon are quite nicely matched. Michiko is a sexier and more feminine version of Revy, and Black Lagoon is simply a more hard-boiled concept of underworld life than MtH.
If you are into rough tough women with a kickass attitude, look no further. Lagoon and Michiko have all the violence, harsh cities, and women looking good at whooping ass. Incredibly fun and exciting titles as we see our hot headed females work there way out tight situations with a kick to the jewels or a bullet to the face. Either way, you're in for an exhilarating experience once you've seen either woman in action.
Both are set in a criminal world and feature an innocent character becomming involved in the dealings of a criminal but lovable female main character. Black Lagoon is considerably more violent and sexual, while MtH is more lighthearted. However, they both focus on greatness in a grim world. Sort of a "light struck in darkness" kind of theme. Good stuff.
Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.
While I didn't like Champloo, there's no doubt in my mind that it and Michiko to Hatchin are a great pair. Both ooze style (with music by the legendary Shinichiro Watanabe) and have quirky and upbeat stories of unlikely heroes. I strongly prefer the Studio 4C-esque animation and feel of Michiko, but fans of one would likely enjoy the other regardless.
These two shows have very similar plots, characters, and overall "feel". You won't regret it!
Combining a road trip format with a cool visual style and instantly memorable characters, Samurai Champloo and Michiko to Hatchin have a lot in common. They're roughly as good as each other too. The former follows in the chanbara tradition as the name suggests while the latter tries a jazzy Latin American flavour, but generally, they're both a wild ride as the characters follow their winding destinies.
They both have a similar feel to them. Both shows also involve the search for a father that may or may not want to be in the picture.
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...
Stylish, cool, and just plain fun - though Michiko can take itself more seriously, wallows in the characters' personal lives and unfortunately is not quite satisfying with its story developments, while Baccano is a sheer riotous romp of style, nonlinear storytelling, and sheer cool right from sunrise till sunset. Still, if you liked one you may also appreciate the other.
This might be a bit far fetched, considering Baccano is extremely bloody while Michiko to Hatchin doesn't have much explicit content. Still I believe that both have very similar feel about them. Crazy and over-the-top scenes, characters acting on their own logic, a large dose of good comedy and a similar dose of action. Both deal with themes unusual for anime ( american mafia wars in Baccano, Brazillian cities in Michiko to Hatchin) and present theme in original and appealing way.
If you liked one of those shows you should probably enjoy the other as well.
Michiko to Hatchin is oodles more feminine than Baccano!, but both are really stylishly entertaining action romps with an absolutely brilliant cast of characters and the ability to seamlessly transition from silly to serious.
Ellis is a young girl who possesses a strange ability to manipulate particles, and has an unfortunate case of amnesia. After accidentally killing a professor in the middle of an experiment, Ellis fled to Mexico and lived under the care of an old lady for many years, but her past has finally caught up with her; there's a price on her head, and men trying to capture her, dead or alive. She meets the bounty hunter Nadie, who befriends her and helps her escape; and together, they decide to travel south to Winay Marka, “The Land of Eternity”, to find clues about Ellis’ past. What’s the origin of Ellis’ powers, and what does “Project Leviathan” have to do with it?
Two girls, one with a gun, one still quite young, fleeing their agressors. Locations based on Mexico. The main difference is Michiko to Hatchin seems to lack the supernatural elements of El Cazador.
Both shows are set in Latin America and revolve around two girls: an young, inexperienced and naive one and an older, competent one who protects her. However, where El Cazador is lighter and more supernatural, Michiko to Hatchin attempts to be realisitic and, at times, grim.
Both have the "girls with guns" theme- Nadie from El Cazador and Michiko from Michiko to Hatchin are both excellent fighters. Both Nadie and Michiko are also protecting their partners. Michiko to Hatchin may be more action-based, but both are great shows.