YMMV / Michiko & Hatchin

  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: 90% of the supporting cast are assholes that screw each other and the two leads over and the two leads themselves constantly fight. It's like they drive from one bad situation to another, never accomplishing anything or improving their situation.
  • Foe Yay: Michiko and Atsuko.
  • Girl-Show Ghetto: Averted. Despite being a josei anime with female leads and having an emphasis on friendship and family, it's quite well known. It doesn't hurt that it is one of the few non-fantasy anime set outside of Japan, especially one with brown and black characters at that. The series even aired on Toonami, which mostly focuses on action shonen.
  • Les Yay: Episode 16.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hana's foster father crosses it in episode 2 when he tries to kill Hana for insurance money.
  • Older Than They Think: Until it began airing on Toonami, most American viewers didn't even know it existed.
  • The Scrappy: Hana's foster family. It's very hard to even watch them as most of their scenes involve torturing or humiliating Hana in some way.
  • Uncanny Valley: Shinsuke again.
  • The Woobie: Hatchin.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Some fans feel that Monica Rial was miscast as Michiko in the English dub, feeling her performance and mannerisms were forced. There are also those who feel that casting her was a missed opportunity to have a black actress do the role, considering Michiko is a Afro-Brazilian counterpart.