Sanrio’s heavy metal karaoke-loving character, Aggretsuko is making its return to Netflix for a third season this week, with its latest run of 10 x 15-minute episodes ready for streaming from today.
Having made her debut as a Netflix original short animation series in 2018, and her initial launch to the UK in 2017, Aggretsuko has become a global hit with audiences and animation fans the world over. The series follows the adventures of Aggretsuko, a 25-year-old red panda who finds herself frustrated with her nine to five office job.
Aggretsuko copes with her daily struggles by belting out heavy metal karaoke after work. Previous seasons have seen Aggretsuko face a many number of problems. But they’re not over, as the latest installment introduces her to an indie girl group OTM Girls and the group’s manager Hyodo to contend with.
Sanrio announced Aggretsuko as the newest of its more than 400 character roster in 2017. The series depicts Aggretsuko’s life as an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo, who faces her daily stresses and conflicts in a comical way.
The series has attracted not only anime fans, but also millennials who resonate with her struggles. In addition to receiving praise, the series has inspired Aggretsuko fan art and cosplay from around the world.