Aggretsuko Anime Gets 3rd Season on Netflix
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A stage event at the Taipei Comic Exhibition announced on Monday that production on a third season of the Aggretsuko anime has been green-lit for Netflix. Director Rareko commented that he squeezed out everything he could into the first two seasons, to the point that he insisted there is nothing left to say. Still, even though he acknowledged that he is not ready yet after hearing the third season news, he is eager to get going on it and asked fans to look forward to it.
The character Retsuko herself "appeared" at Monday's stage event with special guest Freddy Lim, the vocalist of the Taiwanese heavy metal band Chthonic.
Retsuko is a 25-year old red panda who works in her dream company's accounting department. But it turns out that she is forced to keep doing more and more impossible tasks by her superiors and co-workers. She doesn't talk back to them, but she still has to let off steam, so she ends up going to karaoke by herself and singing death metal.
The character's first anime (which predated the Netflix anime) premiered in April 2016 within the Ō-sama no Brunch TBS Saturday morning program, and aired new one-minute episodes weekly until March 2018.
The first 10-episode Netflix season premiered worldwide in April 2018. Rareko, the director of the previous Agressive Retsuko anime and Yawaraka Sensha, again directed the first Netflix season at Fanworks, and also penned the scripts. The anime had a Christmas episode that premiered last December, and then the second season premiered on June 14.
Source: Comic Natalie