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Adult Swim's Toonami to Run Akame ga Kill, Michiko & Hatchin

posted on by Egan Loo
2 anime shows to premiere on August 8 & June 20

The staff of Adult Swim's Toonami block announced during their MomoCon panel on Saturday that the block will run the Akame ga KILL! and Michiko & Hatchin television anime. Akame ga KILL! will premiere on August 8, while Michiko & Hatchin will premiere on June 20.

Akame ga KILL! will be Sentai Filmworks' first show to premiere on the current Toonami block. The anime adapts the manga series written by Takahiro with art by Tetsuya Tashiro. The dark action fantasy manga follows the title character Akame, a girl who was bought and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the corrupt Empire with the secret assassin group Night Raid and special weapons known as Teigu.

The anime premiered last July, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in North America. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

The 22-episode Michiko & Hatchin television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2008. Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy) produced the series, which marked the directorial debut of Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine). The series tells the story of sexy criminal Michiko and abused runaway Hana "Hatchin" Morenos. The two team up to cross the lawless frontier, searching for a man from their pasts while eluding the police and Hatchin's foster parents.

Funimation released the series in two DVD and Blu-ray Disc sets on September 17.

Thanks to Adam Bocox and Rukiia for the news tips

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