I found it online after you posted that blog and I have been watching it. http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/michiko-hatchin-episode-1-english-dubbed-online-free
In all honesty it’s still not that wonderful when it comes to race. The “good” character is the little blond girl and the darker you get in skin tone, the more the likely it is for that character to be a thug or a whore (I love whores don’t get me wrong but still the stereotype is there). But that is anime for you, this is considered pretty progressive for anime.
The story line is wonderful and I can’t stop watching it!