Rough day at the office? Big news breaking while you’re asleep? Well, then! There’s only one thing you can do about it: rage!
Earlier today, Netflix started streaming the Aggretsuko anime on their digital platform. The series is available worldwide, with audio in English, Japanese, Cantonese, French, and Spanish. Subtitles are available in English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), and Spanish.
The series is a Netflix Original, and available worldwide.
Rarecho, who directed the first Aggretsuko TV series, returned to the director’s chair at studio Fanworks. The director also wrote the show’s scripts. Each episode has a 10-15 minute run time.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Komegumi Koiwasaki
- Maki Tsuruta
- Sohta Arai
- Rina Inoue
- Shingo Kato
- Yuki Takahashi
Aggretsuko‘s first anime series hit Japanese TV in April 2016. The ongoing series is a short-form title that airs during TBS’s Ō-sama no Brunch program. To date, 85 episodes have been produced.
Sanrio introduced Retsuko to North America on January 5.
For the uninitiated, Retsuko is a Red Panda who isn’t quite as sweet and happy as the rest of the Hello Kitty crew. Rather, she’s a 25-year-old who works in an accounting firm and really just needs a hug. And maybe some good liquor.
Every day, the poor panda rides a packed train to her office, where she toils ceaselessly. Last minute labor is heaped upon her at the end of the day by uncaring management, and annoying coworkers crowd around to annoy with vapid chatter and those goddamn photos of the kids that nobody really wants to see, but ends up feigning interest in anyway. (God damn it, Steve! I don’t need to know when little Jimmy went to summer camp for the fiftieth time!)
Her escape from the stress comes from karaoke, where she takes a bit of alone time to belt out some death metal.
So, to sum it up, Retsuko is an underpaid cubicle dweller, who’s trapped with annoying coworkers, and sings pissed-off death metal. In short, she’s sure to resonate with more than a few cubicle dwellers who’ve been in her shoes on at least one occasion.
Netflix describes the series as:
Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.