Oh. My. God. Yes. Get this in my veins, now!
On July 5, Netflix announced that they renewed the Aggretsuko anime series for a second season. The publisher started streaming a teaser trailer and announced the first staffers. We break the details down below.
The new English-dubbed teaser sees Retsuko walking into her favorite karaoke parlor, where she’s greeted by the baboon clerk. Once in the privacy of the booth, she lets out with her signature metal screams.
Rarecho will return to direct and write the new season.
Netflix describes the new season as:
Everyone’s favorite death metal panda is back! Retsuko will return to Netflix for Aggretsuko Season 2. Produced by Fanworks and featuring a character originally created by Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty, season two of Aggretsuko is coming to Netflix.
The first season of the Aggretsuko anime launched on April 20.
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.
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.
Source: Netflix (Email Communication)