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Just finished this. Besides Michiko having plot armor of the guards when it comes to avoid being caught by police, this show was excellent. Can we discuss Michiko to Hatchin?
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Posting some more caps.
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i dropped it 3 episodes away from the ending
what happens?
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>>101514213
Why'd you drop it?
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It's meh.
Some episodes are great and some are fucking awful.
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>>101514138
Holy shit I meant to say "gods" instead of "guards". Don't know what else I was thinking of when I made this ridiculous mistake.
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>>101514337
i don't know, i got bored. i do that often; even when the series is good
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>>101514370
Some episodes are great while some are just OK. Most of them were good. The only one I can think of that felt really out of place was the Atsuka episode, where she wants to help some random girl find that treasure in the caves. Leading up to that episode she still hadn't that much characterization, so an entire episode which was not even devoted to her, but to a filler girl (plus Atsuka), felt really weak. I had a hard time caring at all about her when every time she shows up she's just a dick just because.
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>>101514539
Go back and finish. The ending really fits the characters. It's heartwarming without being cliche.
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I dropped this show on episode, like... 7? The one where Michiko is fukken the married dude on the river.

It was just super, super boring.
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All the screenshots I have. I didn't start taking them until I was more than halfway done with the series. The story itself was good, although there wasn't much in the way of a complex plot. The story was simple, and it was through the interactions that the two main characters had with other characters from each area they visited that kept things engaging for me. Also, it was refreshing to watch an anime that wasn't based in Japan for once.
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>>101514864
This. The kid was pretty insufferable as well.
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>>101514747
>It's heartwarming without being cliche.

You mean Hatchin ending up as a homeless single teen mom of a nigger baby by a deadbeat father and running away to live with her stupid and impulsive fugitive mother? I didn't like the ending at all. I mean it kind of fit the tone of the series considering everyone's an idiot, but stil.
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>>101514864
i liked the atmosphere of that one
but yeah, it was pretty boring
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>>101515046

Yeah, going from awesome to piece of shit character was never done so fast.
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>>101514864
That aspect of the episode wasn't even a highlight of it. The point of the episode was about Hatchin and Michiko being too different to understand each other. They argue heavily. And they argue several more times before Hatchin ends up leaving entirely. I think it was good writing to set up situations that put strain like that on the two characters. With each argument that takes course over several episodes, it becomes more apparent that Hatchin will leave one day before Michiko has the chance to stop her. It slowly culminates in a final decision on Hatchin's part. Because each episode leading up to her departure from Michiko had an argument between them, the show didn't feel the need to have some big, overly dramatic fight between them, which in all honesty would have felt forced.
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it was pretty cool. i was really digging the pretty anime-unusual setting
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>>101515046
She wasn't homeless. You're choosing to see the negative side of it. But you shouldn't, really, because that's not how Hatchin saw it. She seemed happy in the end. If you have that much of a problem accepting that relationships can take a turn for the worse, leaving a mother (or father, for that matter) to raise a child alone, then it must be hard for you to look at walks of life other than the "perfect happy endings" one gets in fairy tales. The ending doesn't resort to the cliche of giving the viewer a perfect happy ending. And why would anyone expect that given the tone the show had? Hatchin not having a husband to raise the child with, and Hiroshi leaving yet again, is not treated as something disastrous, as it shouldn't be. It's treated as a fact of life that stuff like that can happen to people, but it's no reason to get depressed about.
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>>101515306
Sure, cool, I imagine that's all true.


It was super, super, super boring.
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>>101516077
I didn't find it boring at all, though, because what I explained there was that the the affair Michiko had wasn't the main point of the episode.
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>>101516294
That's not the part I'm saying was boring.

I'm saying the entirety of the episode was boring. Nothing interesting happened, and the pacing was super slow.
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>>101514138
OIKAKETE
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>>101516441
No, I understood you the first time well enough. You do know, though, that slow pacing is not something that is a fact about the episode which I'm obligated to agree on, right? Is it slower than other action packed episodes? Well, that's goes without saying, yes. I don't find it a problem, however. What you found uninteresting about the episode, I found wasn't the main point to begin with or just didn't detract from other workings of the episode.
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This is where manglobe went to shit.
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>>101517011
Why, what did you find wrong with the show?
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>>101517196
Boring.

Worst of all, it has a shitty setting.
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>>101517011
This.

>>101517196
After this show.
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I enjoyed it, mostly because Michiko was hot as fuck and because I enjoy the guardian - child relationship in anime.

Ergo Proxy
Seirei no Moribito
Kurenai
Kemono no Souja Erin
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

In case you feel like watching some other anime like that.
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>hatchin never got with that cute book boy

;_;
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Can't say I liked it, few good episodes and I didn't like the ending at all.
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I loved it. The only thing I didn't like was that dyke-y hair cut hatchin was sporting at the end. It was fugly as hell.
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>>101517261
Buzzwords.

>>101517324
What did they make after this?

>>101517526
Thanks. I was also going to eventually ask what other anime has unique settings that are out of Japan.

>>101517629
I don't think she could have even if she stayed. The reason why she brought him out of that amnesia was because she reminded him of the girl whom he was presumably in love with before the accident. It was her who he loved, not Hatchin. She understood that about him and that's why it said it hurt her in the end. She was probably starting to have feelings for him, but when he got his memory back it crushed her to hear the truth.
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Didn't this take place in Brazil or something? Why did everyone have Japanese first names
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>>101514138
ending was shit. michiko goes to jail for a murder she didn't do. Hatchi gets pregnant by nobody fucking knows who....

Do you faggots enjoy bad endings or something?
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>>101517872
Boring is now a buzzword.
Right.
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>>101518343
It is a buzzword, when you don't give reasons as to what you found boring about it. You're using a generalizing term that still doesn't show what you actually felt about the details of the show. You used a buzzword. "Shitty" is a buzzword as well.

>>101518340
I don't think the ending was shit. I actually think it fits quite well. Either she escaped again or Atsuka made sure she got a proper lawyer. Also, it was hinted at that she didn't go to jail for shooting that innocent person in the hostage situation. When Atsuka and Ricardo showed up, Ricardo flat out stated there was going to be further investigation into the hostage shooting, and at his word of it the officer who was the one who did it and his superior made a very obvious worrying expression. It implies their plan to get away with it wasn't going to go as planned.

>Hatchi gets pregnant by nobody fucking knows who....
Read my earlier post: >>101515663

And in addition to that, it happens all the time in real life. And just like in the show, in real life one can still move on and be happy. It had a very well grounded realism in regards to Hatchin's situation with the baby.
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>>101518234
But they didn't. "Hatchin" was Michiko's nickname for Hana, remember? Many of the side characters didn't have Japanese names at all. I don't know about Michiko or Hiroshi. Some of the names could also just be chalked up to it being because it was a show for Japanese viewers, so the creators didn't want to get bogged down by half the viewers not pronouncing the names correctly.
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>>101519168
Hana is a japanese name. Michiko and Hiroshi like you said. Satoshi. Atsuko. Shinsuke. The Yamadas. Hime. Manabe.

There were a decent amount of non Japanese names, but there was also a ridiculous amount of Japanese names for a Brazilian setting.
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>>101520458
Japs taking over Brazil soon. Nah, I see what you mean. I think it just has to do with it being aimed towards Japanese audiences. There have been plenty of western cartoons that are set elsewhere, yet characters have western names. Samurai Jack, for example.
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>>101520458
Hana is also an arabic name. It means Blessings.
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I should watch this; it looked to me like one of the Bee Train girls-with-guns shows except with a livelier pace and more humor. Is that accurate?
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>>101521949
Is it pronounced the same too? And that's interesting. Does Hana have meaning in Japanese?
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>>101522026
Can't say because I've never seen Bee Train. Think Thelma and Louis and City of God all in one.
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>>101522095
'Flower' would be the most common one. There are tons of other possible meanings depending on which kanji you use.

Interestingly enough, the "michi" in Michiko also usually means 'blessed'.
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>>101522417
Fitting for Michiko because of how often she dodges bullets. Maybe it's flower for Hana then. Nothing was said about kanji interpretations, so it's probably going with the common meaning. Pretty, I think.
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>>101520458
Wasn't there quite a large Japanese diaspora in Brazil?
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>>101522768
Yeah, nobody in the show has name kanji; they're all written in katakana, because furriners.

>>101525295
Yes, 1.5 million and some. I figured that's why they chose to set the show there; it's a foreign country where everyone can still be speaking Japanese without requiring too much suspension of disbelief.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Brazilian
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Am I the only one that liked everything about it? I loved it so much I cosplayed from it once.

The only episode I had a gripe with was the one centered on Hatchin and that girl from the circus. Wasn't that terrible, but I just wasn't feeling it. I was more interested in Michiko's past.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRTiUqGEDI4

ba ba ba babababa ba
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>>101526422
I want to say that some of the Japanese based characters even spoke in an accent, though I can't say that for certain. I know Michiko had an accent that was very strong, but I don't think Hatchin herself had an accent, and if she did it was really subtle. Satoshi did.

>>101527036
Who did you cosplay? OP here and I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. For me it's just the Atsuka episode that seemed kind of out of place among the rest of them.

>>101527235
>mfw
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>>101527972
Mitchiko. She's easy modo since you can find her clothes anywhere.
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>>101528387
>Mitchiko
Whoops, Michiko. No idea why I keep thinking she has a "t" in her name.
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ARISE!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kimebj_pw78
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>>101531735
What a lovely tune. One of the best ones in the ost.
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Best OP
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I remember watching it and liking it a lot a few years back, but I don't know if it'd still hold up now.

Then I found that they dubbed it recently and I checked it out of pure curiosity and it's okay I guess
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>>101527036
That's neat. I haven't been to a con since I was a teenager but seeing people cosplaying characters from underloved series always was one of the most fun parts.
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>>101514138
Whenever I think of the phrase "The best anime no one watched", I usually think of this show of this show.



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