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Michiko to Hatchin TV Anime Confirmed for 2008

posted on 2008-03-09 16:07 EDT
Newest work from Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy's manglobe studio

The official website of the Michiko to Hatchin anime has opened, and thus confirmed that the manglobe studio (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy) is animating its latest project for television broadcast this year. Sayo Yamamoto, a storyboarder and episode director on Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy, and Eureka Seven, will oversee her first directorial work. Live-action Freesia film scriptwriter Takashi Ujita will pen the work, while Hiroshi Shimizu, an animation director on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Kemonozume, and Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, will design the characters. Director Shinichiro Watanabe (of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame) will not be directly involved in the animation of this project, but he will contribute as the producer of another aspect for which he is also famous: music.

The title's Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who destroys a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her strict foster parents. The two join forces on an improbable escape to freedom.

Source: Moon Phase

Image © 2008 manglobe/Caliente latino


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