Released in April 2018 on Netflix, Aggretsuko centers around Retsuko, a 25-year-old anthropomorphic red panda. Retsuko is an office worker that simply wants to find someone to fall in love with and marry. While mild-mannered, the ups and down of the corporate world tend to bring out a certain rage in Retsuko. This comes out when she sings death metal at the local karaoke bar.
Despite primarily satirizing Japan’s workplace culture, Retsuko’s struggles are universal. Everybody has dealt with a horrible boss or weird co-workers at one point in their lives.
Add in some adorable characters and biting humor, it’s easy to see why Aggretsuko’s two seasons were well-received by viewers and critics alike. Its been so well-received that Netflix has renewed the show for a third season and Oni Press just released a comic book series based on the show.