Interestingly enough, Netflix adopted the Japanese TV series that is a Japanese anime and musical comedy by Fanworks which was aired on TBS Television. Netflix launched this series worldwide in April 2018. This Japanese animated series was written and created by Rarecho. The first season that was released by Netflix consists of 10 episodes. Aggretsuko or Aggressive Retsuko is an anime by Sanrio. Sanrio Co. is known for coming out with adorable and cute characters such as Hello Kitty and others who are usually gentle, soft and quite characters. On the flip side, they created Retsuko who is completely different from their usual array of mascots. The show is about the life of Retsuko, a red female panda who is always angry and hates her life. She is an office going female. It is apparent that the creator didn’t just want to create a comedy anime series; he also had a clear message he wanted to send out to the viewers via this series.
Netflix would come up with the second season of the show in 2019, as they had promised in 2018. Fans are waiting with bated breaths to find out when they will get to watch their favourite show. It doesn’t seem like the release is far away.
The voices behind the English version of the show are Erica Mendez as Retsuko who is the main character of the show. Erica Mendez lent her voice to Retsuko’s character when she is in a normal mood in the show. Jamison Boaz does Retsuko’s voice when she is singing at the karaoke bar with all her rage. Josh Petersdof is the voice behind Ton, the pig who is the boss of Retsuko and is always giving her a hard time. Fenneko who is Retsuko’s closest co-workers is voiced by Katelyn Gault. Haida, voiced by Ben Diskin is a hyena who starts crushing on Retsuko as they have been friends for long.
Retsuko is a character that defines the body of Senrio’s work in a way—she is a perfect foil to the mouth-less kitten in Hello Kitty (a reference to the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland?) who can be literally anything just because she is nothing. Retsuko is the perfect opposite—she rises against all odds, keeps herself somewhat motivated and carries on with her work. Once, when Retsuko is fed up with office life, she is brought to the right track by Washimi and Gori, the two seniors who tell her that it would be a terrible idea to marry.
Aggretsuko also has a character called Tsunoda (the doe), who represents the employee who would do anything to climb up the corporate ladder.