Aggretsuko: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 24


Audience Score

User Ratings: 104
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Aggretsuko: Season 1 Videos

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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 (24) | 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…
Top Critic

Even though the show leaves in pretty much the same place as it started, it is still a must-watch. So, if you want something to take your mind away from the daily grind, this is a show you should absolutely be watching.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's the sort of thing that an office worker might doodle on a napkin during a rare break in the day, or what an exhausted brain might dream up late at night as sleep becomes elusive.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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

  • Sep 06, 2019
    El problema con esta serie es que a veces se vuelve bastante irritante tener que escuchar una y otra vez a Retsuko tocar Heavy Metal. Y pasa como 1 o 2 veces por capitulo. La historia también es bastante simplona aunque lo compensa con personajes bastante carismáticos y buenas animaciones sumado a una buena calidad gráfica. En resumen, Aggretsuko es una serie bastante buena, pero que desgraciadamente no creo que sea para todo el mundo. Lo irritante que puede volverse a veces y la simplicidad de la historia te hará pasar muy malos ratos. Por otra parte, esta serie es muy entretenida y te la pasaras horas viéndola .Una serie interesante, pero que no aporta mucho.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Cute, relatable, and (at times) poignant, this is a solid and bingeable series.
  • Aug 02, 2019
    Amazing show. Funny cute and serious all at the same time
  • Feb 19, 2019
    Love season 1!! Can���t wait for season 2!!!
  • Dec 27, 2018
    Aggretsuko is the "BEST EVER!"
  • Sep 23, 2018
    It's a great show, but watch it subtitled.
  • Sep 23, 2018
    The worst piece of garbage I have ever had the misfortune to watch.
  • Sep 01, 2018
    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!
  • Aug 16, 2018
    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????
  • Jul 09, 2018
    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.

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