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Netflix’s Aggretsuko is a brutal take on modern life that also happens to be extremely cute tv.avclub.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago in Anime & Manga

Japanese company Sanrio is best known for creating the iconically adorable Hello Kitty and her similarly adorable friends like Badtz-Maru and My Melody, all of which have been merchandised into oblivion with little dolls, toys, and games that are primarily targeted to kids who like cute animals. Aggretsuko, Sanrio’s latest adorable animal character, takes a slightly different approach. She’s still very cute, certainly, but she also has a tendency to get so frustrated by the world around her that her only release is getting drunk and screaming death-metal songs at karaoke. She is, in another words, the perfect mascot for the stupid world we’ve found ourselves in, and her new Netflix series takes that concept admirably far.