Aggretsuko: Season 1 (2018)

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Aggretsuko

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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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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 111
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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…
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Aggretsuko: Season 1

  • 13h ago
    It's a fun show with an endearing protagonist. The cast is full of interesting and likeable characters. I found it cute that the hyena turned out to be a super sweet guy. My only complaint is that I could have done without the obligatory "aww, see, the bigot is not so bad after all!" episode. Guy is sexist, misogynist, goes out of his way to make the protagonist's life hell because he wants girls to kiss his ass, and is proud of it. Please just let the audience hate him in peace.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    A pretty good show, the stressful life is something all people can feel they relate to. Some of the music scenes get a little too bizarre, but it's enjoyable watching Rettsuko's life come together in a realistic way from the help of her friends.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    A great insight into the working culture of Japanese women, alongside some cutting critiques of corporate culture and some adorable characters. Not to mention a cracking death metal soundtrack throughout.
  • Oct 26, 2019
    Absolutely fantastic. Nice to see a show that sheds a light on girls liking every genre of music and in a cutr and funny way.
  • 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.

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