Episode 4 sees a bit of a change in Michiko to Hatchin. Up until now Michiko has been seen as a saviour to Hatchin. A not-so-intelligent specimen but admirable none the less.
This time I can only find one word to describe Michiko herself. Pathetic. Not the episode, but Michiko as a character is not someone to aspire to
First off we see Michiko in a pole-dancing club, bitching about Hiroshi Morenos (the supposed father of Hatchin) and later see her taunt the dancer. God only knows why she went to the club if the dancer would piss her off.
This guy was funny on the surface (Michiko Spicy Cat!), but when you look at what he actually is. Controlling an army of runaway kids to run an illegal business. But then again notice that the kids trust him so much. He came in to try get Michiko to pay him money for hurting one of his kids hands and he tv this women broke
I did not realise that this was the women from the bar until much later. She looked completely different!
And this is her later. Ironically it’s when she’s wearing the most clothes is when she is hottest, I mean wow! Jaw-dropping beauty here. Michiko didn’t like her at all during this episode. You could say Michiko doesn’t like her because she’s better looking (hence the whole ‘look at my bouncy tits’ at the start) but Michiko was pretty grumpy towards everyone and everything in this episode, including Hatchin.
Pepe claimed she knew Hiroshi Morenos and later challenged Michiko to a drinking competition with information about him on the line, but I seriously doubt she knew anything, particularly because of the dodgy nature of the drawing. Maybe it was just to get back at Michiko for yelling at her or maybe as an attempt to get money and ID, it’s hard to tell.
After the drinking contest at the bar, things start to get very hectic. Pepe steals money off her boss and her sister nicks money from Michiko. Then some chases involving the gun-wielding kids and forgotten photos. But we haven’t seen the most pathetic Michiko yet…
This entire scene, particularly the bit where Michiko gives her the measly wad off cash, even though she knew she could be sending Pepe to her grave. Yeah, Michiko you aren’t gaining any fans with this episode. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, so if they continue this story next episode Michiko still has a chance to redeem herself.
Bit of a change from from usual, very depressing indeed. I actually preferred it when it was a happy show, but maybe that’s just because I was ready for Michiko to be heroic and stuff, and then she turns out to be just as hopeless as any other criminal.
But Hatchin was the real star of the episode! Notice her weapon of choice when she tries to save Michiko. Can you figure out who she’s trying to emulate?
And how could I leave this review without giving some recognition to the greatest anime drunk I have ever seen: Hatchin!
Quite a change from our beaten Hatchin from episode 1. Oh and a quick recap on Michiko’s destruction count, she hasn’t done much in the last two episodes. So far she’s damaged/destroyed a helicopter, 2 windows, one breakfast table, one vending machine, one earlobe, seven cars and one hand.