References to Brazil in the anime + Michiko to hatchin

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Do you know an anime that takes place in Brazil? Would you like to see anime references in Brazil? Today we are going to talk about this and about the anime Michiko and Hatchin.

Michiko and Hatchin. (ミチコとハッチン) is an anime series written by Takashi Ujita, produced by Manglobe and directed by Sayo Yamamoto […]. The story takes place in a fictional country called Diamandra, which not only has the culture and landscapes very similar to those of Brazil, but also the geographic division and currency unit” (Wikipedia)

Well, as you can see in the Wikipedia text, the anime takes place in a fictional country, but it looks a lot like Brazil. If you pay attention to the anime, you will see that some things (posters, letters, etc.) are written in English, not Japanese. Another thing is the background music, which is in English (with a Brazilian accent)!

Another thing is that people's surnames are also in English (eg Michiko trickster, Hana "Hatchin" morenos), which makes it much more similar to a Brazilian scenario. It is worth remembering that this anime is directed by the same director of Cowboy Bebop.

Here's a trailer for the anime, in English:

The story

The anime's story begins when inmate Michiko Malandro escapes from prison. After that, we can follow the story of Hatchin Morenos. Hatchin (or Hana) lived as an adopted daughter, where she experienced domestic violence both from her adoptive parents (Father Pedro and his wife, Joana) and from her brothers (Gabriel and Maria). They are part of the “Blenbauza Yamada” family. One day, Hatchin rebels against the brothers and later Michiko comes to Hatchin's rescue. The two see that they have a snake tattoo, so they start to get trust in each other. Now, the two go in search of Hatchin's father, Hiroshi Morenos.

References to Brazil in Anime

This is one of the only anime that takes place in Brazil, but there are some mentions in several anime, as in Golden Time we found girls dancing samba and wearing carnival costumes. Some sport anime as Captain Tsubasa makes references to Brazil.

References to brazil in anime + michiko to hatchin

The Taurus Aldebaran character from Knights of the Zodiac is also a great reference to Brazil. already animate it Hayate no Gotoku made several references to Brazil, mentioning a train line that connects Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, coffee farms and the Amazon rainforest. Unfortunately Brazil is only remembered in anime and manga when it comes to football/soccer, the Amazon rainforest, samba and violence.

Pokemon also makes a big reference to Brazil, where Mewtwo was created from a creature found in the Amazon rainforest. In Rozen Maiden there is a poster of Ayrton Senna in the main character's room. In Gundam 00 a powerful Mobile Suit was developed in Brazil, can you believe that? In Cowboy Bebop we have references to a poet and music myth Tom Jobim, as well as Brazilian names like Antônio and Carlos.

There must probably be other references that went unnoticed, do you remember any? Comment here!

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