I know our welcome bit says ‘this blog is children-safe and no misdemeanor acts here’, so the reason I’m posting this picture is so you can see how much Michiko has changed over the years.
Not all that much!
Episode 5 begins with a flashback, but with Michiko flashbacks they are gritty, violent and with a lot less colour. Looks like there were a lot of gangland fights, with groups such as Monstro and whatnot. Urgh, I don’t like gangland wars, I can never keep up with the names and who’s in what gang.
Back in real time and back to Hatchin. The story from the last episode seems to have been abandoned completely, so god only knows what happened to that pole dancer. I’m not even sure how long after that incident this episode started on.
As friendly as he originally acted towards Michiko, Mr.Pretending-to-be-gay didn’t want to be involved with Michiko at all. I guess Michiko doesn’t have any allies in her quest to save Hiroshi, bar Hatchin and even that is a dubious relationship. I suppose it gives her another reason to find him, he might be the only person on her side in this cruel world of Michiko to Hatchin.
Ah, finally we see the real Hiroshi. Then again, this guy from earlier might actually be Hiroshi but I doubt it. He had come to capture Michiko but was confronted with that picture from the beginning of the post, so he was understandably distracted. Plus, their guns had no bullets so they were a pretty useless duo when Michiko went and headbutted him.
I knew Michiko was from an orphanage. I said it in episode 2that I bet her and Jumbo are from one. She tries to send Hatchin to that very same orphanage but Hatchin is not impressed. With good reason, Michiko promised she would protect Hatchin, but after the last episode i find it hard to trust much Michiko says anymore.
The orphanage women isn’t nice either. She refuses to take on Hatchin without money and claims that she hates kids when she’s in the bar later. God, this anime doesn’t portray Brazil in a favorable light does it.
The episode finishes off with a bit of a cliffhanger, with Michiko being captured by a group of gangland thugs. Hopefully this will give Michiko time to shine by driving in on her motorbike and whooping the lot of them. Or maybe she’ll use some underhand method to get her back. Or maybe she’ll do nothing and Hatchin will escape herself, I really don’t know, but my next episode is sitting there waiting to be watched and it’s killing me to write this without viewing the next episode first.
So is Hatchin Michiko’s daughter
The big question of the series and this episode gave a few points.
Hatchin does have the tattoo. Up until now it hasn’t been confirmed, but now we finally see it. Ok, it’s not exactly a DNA test or anything but still. But the origin of that tattoo is still unknown and there is that doubt in my mind as to whether Jumbo showed her the real picture of her daughter. It seems very likely that Hiroshi is the father since they look so alike. But when exactly were Hatchin and Michiko separated? What was the time gap between when they were separated and this picture?
Gah, so many questions and my next episode is sitting there waiting to be watched, I’m cutting this review short. Great episode, Hatchin is awesome, please save her Michiko!