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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.
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.