Trivia / Michiko & Hatchin

  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite boasting much of the same Production Posse from Samurai Champloo and garnering critical acclaim, Michiko & Hatchin ultimately ended up being a commercial flop in Japan and didn't get properly licensed in North America until five years after its original release.
  • All-Star Cast: Michiko & Hatchin uses Celebrity Voice Actors as the main cast in the Japanese version, all who were big-screen actresses at one point. Yoko Maki plays Michiko, Suzuka Ohgo plays Hana, and Maki Sakai plays Atsuko. Advertising took advantage of this and played it up in one of their commercials, marketing the show as "an anime that Yoko Maki and Maki Sakai star in!"
  • Image Source: Circus Brat.
  • Name's the Same:
    • There's a circus worker who is also named Michiko.
    • The dub played around with this in a few minor roles — Anastacia (Anastasia Munoz) and Ben (Ben Phillips) notably, but Chas (Z. Charles (a.k.a. Zach) Bolton) was also pointed out in episode 22's commentary.
  • Playing Against Type: Considering she plays so many little kid roles, Monica Rial voicing Michiko caught everyone off guard.
  • The Wiki Rule: Michiko to Hatchin Wiki.