[Podcast] Chatty AF 49: Michiko & Hatchin Watchalong – Episodes 1-6

By: Anime Feminist April 9, 20180 Comments
Close-up of Michiko wearing sunglasses and looking intimidating

Part 1 of the 4-part watchalong of Michiko & Hatchin with Amelia, Vrai, and special guests Lizzie Visitante and Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell! They talk about the cultural context of the series, the fraught issue of on-screen portrayal without diverse casting, and whether the show accurately captures the culture of life in Brazil.

0:00:00 Introductions
0:03:19 Production history
0:05:25 Vocal blackface
0:07:20 The sub
0:11:00 First experience
0:15:41 Religion as a tool of violence
0:19:39 Representations of age, race, and sexuality
0:22:10 Colorism, racism, and Mejorando la Raza
0:27:43 Portrayal without representation
0:29:51 Hana as a perspective characters and religion
0:32:44 Religion
0:36:01 Beauty as trustworthiness
0:37:42 Gang recruitment
0:39:50 Atsuko and queer representation
0:43:45 Black and brown representation and relationships
0:47:43 Intergenerational trauma
0:53:13 Patriarchy and misogyny
0:56:17 Next six episodes
1:00:53 Outro


Recorded Sunday 18th March 2018

Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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