Would one of you more attentive lunatics mind clearing something up for me? I assumed that our titular duo were intended to be seen as a biological mother/daughter team - - or, at least, one that still seems likely to be so despite a bit of dramatic ambiguity. However, a couple episodes back, a few of you acted like the connection is supposed to be more figurative.
Did I miss something along the way here, or are some of you just picking a different stance in this open-ended question?
Whether its namesake is of blood relation or not, MICHIKO & HATCHIN continues to show me things that I really haven’t ever seen in anime up until now. Usually, when you say something like that, it’s referring to a bunch of heady sci-fantasy concepts and bleeding edge eye candy. While this continues to be a beautiful show, I’m referring more to its handling of adult subject matter that generally seems to be taboo in mainstream anime. The strip club, the drug use, the sexy vulgarity… those are all “goods” I’ve seen on display in many a live-action crime flick, sure. But I’m really scratching my head to think of any instances where they popped up in any of the hundreds of individual episodes I’ve watched here.
On the Vice Pit, we often get asked about which titles are suitable to introduce anime to the uninitiated. We always say that it isn’t one-size-fits-all situation, and you’ve got to find the glove that fits the individual’s hand. As such, I’d heartily recommend this to those with an appetite for premium cable shows on HBO, Showtime, et al. Again and again, I have to remind myself that I’m watching an anime here, because it certainly doesn’t feel like one.
Anyway, poor Pepe Lima. Though, I’d feel a little more sympathetic to her plight if she maybe tried to ask for help first before she ripped our heroines off. Then again, that would’ve kept us from 20 minutes of wonderfully outrageous cat-fighting, so perhaps it’s for the best that she didn’t know better.