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.
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.
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.
Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
Both of these animes are about young girls who are pulled from exteremly bad situations by epic action heros in the most awesome ways. Both of the kidnappers were considered major criminals before they both took the kids. Other than that they don't have much in common, but I still felt that even though their storys were different they both had alot in common.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!
Dead Leaves and Michiko to Hatchin admittedly have very different animation styles, but I think these will appeal to the same audiences (moreso Dead Leaves->Michiko, than the other way around). Breakouts from prison and wacky antics accompany both stories, and each has a similar flair and feel.