Sanrio Introduces Secretly-Raging Office Lady Aggretsuko To English-Speaking Fans

Perhaps it was the success of chronically low-energy yoke Gudetama. Sanrio has introduced a new character who’s more hardcore than three-apple-tall Hello Kitty or even attitude-laden Badz Maru. Meet Aggretsuko. After almost 40 Japanese shorts, they’ve given an English introduction to this 20-something office professional by day, secret metal-head by night. 



Aggretsuko is a cute Red Panda, working as an office associate in the accounting department of a highly respected trading company. She works in one of the biggest metropolitan areas of Tokyo. 

It’s always been a dream of Aggretsuko to work as an accountant, especially in this part of the city. But in reality, her bosses are unsympathetic and give her harsh deadlines. She ultimately has become a pushover within the company. When she gets pushed to the limit, she goes out after work and takes out her frustration and stress with heavy metal Karaoke sessions!


Japanese New Year’s Short


And the Christmas short


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.