Aurianna

Aurianna

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Why people love Michiko and Hatchin

Michiko and Hatchin is an anime set in a fictional country on a continent similar to South America. The story involves two dysfunctional characters in a "mother/daughter" relationship that it equally, if not more, dysfunctional. Question is, why is it so popular? As a "mother daughter" relationship, it clearly is designed to leave a lot to be desired, but what is it about the over-the-top relationship that draws people in. One could say that it’s the diversity in the show itself that is refreshing enough to keep people engaged in the story line. Or is it the hope to see Michiko and Hatchin’s relationship grow in affection, as one would expect from a "mother/daughter" duo? Also, why is it that Michiko sought Hatchin out, and how does her relation to the man she loves put Michiko in a conflicting position of love and hate for Hatchin? This is to analyze and dive deeper into the relationship between the two and how it appeals to the audience.

  • Is "Michiko and Hatchin" popular? How popular? It's hard to tell since it's not something that has blown up in terms of memes, gifs, or fan-art: which seems to be the way to gauge popularity for things these days. I know I'm a fan, and am still working my way through the series now. But I haven't really been aware of its popularity before I ready your description here. – Jonathan Leiter 5 years ago
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  • I think it's important to note the demographics of popularity. From my experiences when it first aired on Adult Swim, it was highly circulated among women looking for variety in female characters and minorities seeking representation. I understand where you are coming from though, because as a whole the scale of popularity can be a bit iffy, I think it depends on where you look. "Popular with who" would probably be the question here. – Aurianna 5 years ago
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Steven Universe is poised to pave the way to progressive animation on children's networks, but few follow suit.

Analyze why Steven Universe is a popular show among several age groups. Main reasons being it’s progressive and tolerant writing with well rounded characters who actually develop as the show progresses. However, the show keeps getting pushed aside for shows like Teen Titans Go, which has little to nothing to offer in terms of tolerance and character development. Research why this is and what it could mean for the future of animation if Steven Universe fails at the hands of the network.

  • I'm actually currently writing a research paper for a college class related to it, specifically examining what Steven Universe has been able to do that Adventure Time has not, specifically regarding gay relationships (the intended relationship between Marceline and Princess Bubblegum that never came to be). That could be another angle to consider. – JMPetrequin 5 years ago
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  • You might look into the difference in marketing opportunities between SU and other CN shows. With Teen Titans Go, specifically, they have name recognition with the earlier Titans series, and with that they have the ability to sell a butt-load of toys and games. Despite being arguably the worst thing I've seen, TTG makes money /because/ of how dumb it is. It's an easy show with no real continuity between episodes, and because of that it can be picked up at any time. With SU, however--while you can watch and enjoy any individual episode--there is an over-aching plot that can be missed by a casual viewer. The show also can't bank on recognition from previous sources because the show is doing a lot of "new" things that I'm sure CN has no clue how to market.As a side-note: if they could figure out a way to make toys of character that could actually fuse (kinda like the megazords of early Power Ranger toys), they would be awesome! – waltermccoy91 4 years ago
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Digimon will always hold a special place in my heart because the writing was witty. I remember watching Digimon Adventure up to Frontier as a youth. But I started to feel such a disconnect, maybe some of it age, but mostly because the concept and interaction between human and Digimon became way too different. After so many modifications you hope to see a return to the original recipe. At least, I do. I can always go back and enjoy the Digimon movie for the soundtrack and writing (the 4Kids TV version….though it WAS a mashup of 3 movies, it’s a fond childhood memory.)

Digimon: Analyzing the Impact of the Monster Franchise
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The Corpse Bride is a movie I’ll never forget. The music and characters were enjoyable. It is layered with feelings, many in the sense of manipulation, but also looking beyond the surface to find love. And probably one of the best comments I’ve seen on a Youtube video for the Remains of the Day was about whether or not Emily’s parents knew she was dead. If they believed she was living life with Lord Barkis, never to see their daughter again, only for her to have died that same night. I thought the ending was beautiful when family was reunited with deceased loved ones and Emily was freed. It’s a very good take on the contrasts in life and death, fulfillment and sacrifice.

The Corpse Bride: The Beauty of The Dead
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I love this show, and I think it’s great to look at at this perspective. The chemistry between the family draws you in without being blatant or saying “look at us, we love each other.” They understand each other to the fullest extent. It kind of reminds me of The Addams Family and how everyone was tolerant of each other’s differences and ambitions. Writing fulfilled characters isn’t common anymore and writers tend to rely on shock value. We get 1 or 2 episodes a season with Family Guy that try to establish a deeper connection with the viewer and convey a message. But that is way to far and few between.

Familial Love: The Special Ingredient in Bob's Burgers
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I’m kind of leery of Divergent coming out on the heels of the Hunger Games… They would have to go above and beyond to beat out Hunger Games at this point, so hopefully it shows promise. Great article, we share some similar sentiments about the blockbusters of this day and age.

2014's Blockbuster Season: Good & Bad Trends
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Hmm, the show itself sounds interesting. I’ve fallen off of the vampire/werewolf bandwagon since been sooo over done these past few years, but British shows tend to be pretty good. Since you said it’s a successful rendition, it sounds promising. Hopefully SyFy can keep with this trend!

Saying Goodbye to Being Human
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Kingdom Hearts was one of the few games I played over and over again. Will all the sub-games, Square Enix has created an incredibly intricate plot that keeps it appealing to older gamers, I mean I’m 22 and still love to play it, haha. I can’t wait for KH3!! Great article!!

Why Kingdom Hearts is the Crossover of a Lifetime