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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.0  (7,244)

Aggretsuko is a Japanese animated series that made its debut on Netflix on April 20, 2018. The show is based on a character from the Japanese company Sanrio, who also created Hello Kitty. The character's full name is Aggressive Retsuko and was first introduced as a mascot for Sanrio's line of stationary, but quickly grew in popularity and was given her own series.

The show follows the daily life of Retsuko, a red panda who works as an accountant in a Japanese trading firm. At the beginning of the series, Retsuko is frustrated with her job and her boss, a chauvinistic and demanding pig named Ton. To blow off steam, Retsuko goes to karaoke bars after work and sings death metal songs about her struggles.

Aggretsuko is a show that portrays the struggles of office employees in Japan. Retsuko is often overworked and underpaid, and the show does a good job of depicting the challenges of being a young, single woman in a male-dominated society. The show tackles issues like sexual harassment, workplace bullying, and the difficulty in finding meaningful relationships in a workaholic society.

Throughout the series, Retsuko befriends Fenneko, a fennec fox who works in the same department, and Haida, a hyena who works in the accounting department. While Fenneko is sharp and witty, often using her tech-savvy skills to gather intel on their coworkers, Haida can be a bit clueless and shy, but is a kind and caring friend to Retsuko.

As the series progresses, Retsuko faces many challenges at work and in personal life, but with the help of her friends, she learns to navigate these obstacles and stays true to herself. One of the strengths of the show is its relatability. Many people can identify with the struggles of working a mundane office job and the desire to find purpose in life.

The animation style of Aggretsuko is adorable and colorful, but don't let this fool you, the show is meant for an older audience due to its mature themes. The voice acting is also superb with the English dub featuring talented actors including Ben Diskin as Haida, Erica Mendez as Retsuko, and G.K. Bowes as Fenneko.

The show has been so successful that it has spawned five seasons so far, with the most recent season airing in June 2021. Each season is relatively short, with ten or so episodes, making it easy to binge-watch the series in one sitting.

In conclusion, Aggretsuko is a charming and relatable show that tackles difficult issues in a fun and creative way. Its lovable characters and light-hearted moments are balanced out with more serious themes such as the difficulties of being a young woman in a male-dominated society. The show is a must-watch for anime and office comedy fans alike.

Aggretsuko is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on April 20, 2018.

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The Other Side of Rage
10. The Other Side of Rage
February 16, 2023
The pressure almost gets the better of her, but after a quick interaction with Ton, Retsuko picks up the microphone to speak to her potential voters.
A Disconnected World
9. A Disconnected World
February 16, 2023
Running for office isn't for the faint hearted — or the empty pocketed. They need to come up with a 3 million yen deposit fast.
Rising to the Challenge
8. Rising to the Challenge
February 16, 2023
The day after taking to the stage with Ikari, Retsuko is filled with stress and regret. Time for an epic karaoke session!
Rage Mission
7. Rage Mission
February 16, 2023
Retsuko gets approached by a suspicious, but somewhat familiar-looking man who really, really wants her to run for office.
A Family Emergency
6. A Family Emergency
February 16, 2023
Haida tells her she doesn't have to come, but Retsuko insists on going with him to visit his family home — and it's nothing like what she expected.
A Mysterious Messenger
5. A Mysterious Messenger
February 16, 2023
A suspicious looking man comes up to Manaka after an OTM Girls' show and asks her about "Aggressive Retsuko." Haida meets up with Tadano.
4. Restart
February 16, 2023
Haida now has to visit Retsuko's parents in two weeks. He'll have to tell them that he's unemployed — unless he can find a job before then.
ANAGURA and Reality
3. ANAGURA and Reality
February 16, 2023
Under the avatar "Fennelope," Fenneko befriends Haida and Shikabane in the online game and sets up a meeting with them in real life.
Spooky Shikabane
2. Spooky Shikabane
February 16, 2023
With no job, no home and no girlfriend, Haida hunkers down in an internet cafe and, mortifyingly, bumps into an online friend in real life.
A Prison Called Freedom
1. A Prison Called Freedom
February 16, 2023
Haida still doesn't have a job, and doesn't seem interested in getting another one any time soon - which makes Retsuko feel uneasy.
Where to Watch Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Aggretsuko on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    April 20, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (7,244)