For all the Netflix fans; Hello Kitty’s dear friend Aggretsuko has a very special treat for us! Our favorite red panda who is a mild-mannered office worker by day/heavy metal karaoke singer by night is the star of a new series coming out on Netflix.
The show follows along on the journey of Retsuko. The 25-year-old red panda is an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo. All she wants is to do her job and get through the day, but when frustrations reach a boiling point, she vents through death metal.
I recently had a chance to watch some of the first episodes and instantly became a fan. There were times when I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry as she goes through her day. Young and bright; Retsuko starts off the day full of hope but then the overwhelming tasks start coming and slowly pile up. Adding on to her work woes are her annoying pig boss who plays golf all the time and her nosy coworker who spreads rumors about anything and every thing. I couldn’t help but giggle when Restuko saves herself from a rumor spreading of her quitting by telling her coworker she was constipated. I sadly sympathized when her dreams of working somewhere else were dashed. I laughed when she tried to lose weight to become more desirable. She is easily relatable and that’s what makes her so enduring. We’ve all had those moments when we just want to “rage.” 😉
Laugh, cry, giggle or rage on; you will surely love Aggretsuko more because of this show! The Aggretsuko series will debut globally on April 20 on Netflix.