Aggretsuko: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Uniquely bleak for a Sanrio property, Aggretsuko balances biting corporate satire with adorable characters and absurdist comedy to create a surprising, insightful addition to the world of animation.

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Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.

Critic Reviews for Aggretsuko Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (2)

And that is the crux of "Aggretsuko's" problem. As it stands, this delightful season is more like filling up on Costco samples than a more substantial series binge. That's no doubt part of its charm.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Aggretsuko is not only an insightful portrait of work culture, but an ode to female empowerment.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Aggretsuko is a pretty honest look at blood-boiling workplace interactions and the kind of sexism that women face in modern work settings. Although it can be pretty over-the-top, the show feels very real in many ways.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a lovely little twist on kawaii characters like Hello Kitty and a wonderful outlet for everyone's inner frustrations trapped by outward social niceties.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

While an anime about Hello Kitty animals may not sound highbrow, Aggretsuko somehow resonates with anyone whose life's reality has circumvented their expectations.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Behind the adorable character designs and welcoming cut-out style, Aggretsuko hides a frank look at the existential dread of a generation.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The synopsis for Aggretsuko sounds like a parody of anime that Adult Swim would make a fake commercial for. It just seems too cutesy and gimmicky to actually work. Yet, by some miracle of skill and commitment, the show is kind of genius.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Aggretsuko creates a relatable character in relatable situations and even makes a relatable way to let out steam when we find ourselves in those situations

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

With its simple yet colorful animation and bold lines, Aggretsuko is an approachable anime with hidden depths. Like Bojack Horseman, it uses talking animals to tell a story that's by turns melancholy and delightful.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

If you want a show that will make you want to laugh, cringe, and scream along to death metal all wrapped in adorable animation, then Aggretsuko is the show for you.

Jan 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Aggretsuko: Season 1

Love season 1!! Can���t wait for season 2!!!

Aggretsuko is the "BEST EVER!"

It's a great show, but watch it subtitled.

The worst piece of garbage I have ever had the misfortune to watch.

I really like this series, reflects what life is like in an office with colleagues that you can not stand. Man, that's something that almost everyone can feel identified with. Retsuko learns to manage her life with all mistakes she make. It's really enjoyable see her do the ridicule because that's what we all did sometime and that makes us feel more satisfied with our past mistakes!

I've watched the entire season!!! I need more in my life. I hope she become a full on character of Sanrio. I relate to her. Always pleasing everyone and just raging f-ing hard core when I can????

even if the plot isn't something that will surprise you, the humor is so perfect and the main character so relatable that you'll probably find yourself completing season 1 in a single day.

Great storY, setting, and amazing characters. I cant wait till season 2!

the most relatable anime series I have ever experienced.

A beautiful show with enough charm to hypnotise, and a character with more depth the mariana trench. All of this comes in a package so sweetly simple and compact, shining with humour and impeccable pacing, and you've got a must-see show that's both a adorable, tear-jerking, and satisfying as heck.

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