Aggressive Retsuko is about a red panda office lady that relieves stress by singing death metal. That's all you need to know.
All the characters are anthropomorphic animals, and I think that's quite charming. Retsuko is basically the cutest thing ever when she's not screaming death metal.
The humour is alright, managing to make me smirk a few times throughout the ten episodes I've seen. One could say this is a family-friendly version of Detroit Metal City - though a family-friendly version of DMC is not DMC at all.
The episodes are only a minute long, so you may as well give it a shot.
My baby sister of 2 years old enjoys the angry death metal, she say's "cat angry" and follows up with little raspy sounding roars to match the death metal.
At the end of the episode, She says "Win" as Retsuko does the victory pose.
Then she asks for more.
Will simply say she enjoy this anime so far, Will watch again with her.
MAL wants me to create a longer review but that is all i have
stop reading from here on out, this is just to fill in some space till I reach the minimum requirements, Need more filler words as this is not enough
yet, Myanimelist why do you have this requirement, this post is probably just gonna get deleted anyway and people won't know that my baby sister enjoys this random anime we spotted and decided to watch
Aggresive Retsuko manages to be hilarious with just a single minute per episode.
The story is simple, Retsuko has to deal with way too relatable stressful situations of her everyday life, and when she can't handle what happens in that episode anymore, she goes crazy and starts singing death metal music, the way it's done makes the series really fun, because you totally emphatize with the protagonist and her reaction is just priceless.
The characters look pretty great for a short, specially the design of Retsuko is adorable, there is no character development at all, but it's nothing expected on such a short anime that just wants
to make you have a quick laugh, and in that it clearly succeds.
If you have some minutes available and you're looking for a quick laugh, give a try to Aggresive Retsuko, it's totally worth it.
Anime shorts are a weird topic to talk about in the anime community. Most go relatively unwatched with little interest stemming for them. I mean, how often do you see someone get hyped over an anime that has 1-3 minutes of content every week? The ones that do gain popularity gain popularity due to being absolutely ridiculous. An anime short about a fart is going to get somewhat popular with people giving joke 10/10 reviews. Bananya is perhaps the worst culprit with it gaining popularity on sites like reddit for being so "cute". From last season, Sushi Police gained an infamous bit of popularity for
its bad visuals amongst the very silly story.
Agressive Retsuko takes what gimmick anime shorts like Bananya possess (Cute main character) and improve upon it by adding on a worthwhile plot and series of events. That's not to say that the plot in Aggressive Retsuko is necessarily mind-blowing or out of this world. Its a simple premise- but one that is executed so well that I couldn't help but fall in love with the show.
Retsuko is an adorable red panda that is very relatable as a main character. She works as an accountant in an office building and the 1 minute shorts follow her daily routine as we witness the frustrations that Retsuko has to deal with. These frustrations are not unique to Retsuko, for many of them will have been experienced in the viewers life as well. How many times have you caught yourself trying to peel away the price tag from an object only for it to peel halfway and then become impossible to get off?
The humor from the show comes with how Retsuko deals with these frustrations. She ends up doing screamo vocals that exhibit the anger she feels from the situation. What's not to love about a red panda doing screamo?
Aggressive Retsuko takes an adorable main character and puts her in a show that is relatable to the viewers and is amusing and fun to watch without relying solely on a gimmick. There is actual substance and actual value to be taken from this very underwatched short series. And for that I give this show an 8/10. Highly recommend you at least give it a shot if you haven't seen it already.
This anime is made for the workers where they can actually relate to Retsuko (or for some students out there), I have watched every episode and even though each episode only has 1-minute, I enjoyed it. Whenever Retsuko is mad and such she will start singing metal and each episode has the same rhythm but different lyrics.
The reason why I gave such a high rating on this one because I can entirely relate to Retsuko's problems at the office or at the parties or even with friends and such. (Yeah I raged like that too).
Wish that they had 5-minutes long instead of 1-minute long.
Aggresive Retsuko is one of those fun little short that will most likely get a good few chuckles or a good laughing out of you with it simple premise of cute red panda girl has to deal with a constantly demanding job and stressful co works and to help elevate that stress she sing death metal.
that about it it a simple show with a simple idea and it does it pretty well as each ep has something that i think everybody can relate to and laugh at or at least get a chuckle out of you.
one thing i really like about this show is
just how cute most of it characters look as most feel like these would look great as little keychains or stickers, Retsuko is probably the best example as even when she raging she still look adorable.
it mite not be the next inferno cop but it definitely worth a watch to see if you like to check out one of the anime short series, i guarantee you wont regret it.
This anime... is just great. Not only is it cute, it has death metal. I think that's all an anime needs.
The story obviously has barely any depth to it. I mean, why would it? It's just a bunch of 1 minute shorts, How would you make an overarching story? Despite this, It still technically has a story, sorta. It's a slice of life show, revolving around the life of Retsuko, a 25-year-old, single, red panda, who works at a company in Japan. Her coworkers are the most annoying people on earth, and whenever they annoy her, she sings death metal. I mean, what else are
you supposed to do? But anyways, it's pretty good.
It's the classic Sanrio art style; small, cute animals. It's cute enough.
Like the art, it's cutesy (other than the death metal, of course.
There is a lot of characters. A lot.
If you want to find them all out, check this out https://horseiuchi.wordpress.com/aggressive-retsuko-character-bios/
But anyways, they're pretty good.
Man, this show's enjoyable. Sure, the death metal gets old, but not old enough to stop watching. If you're bored, go watch this show for an hour or two.
This show is great, and I mean GREAT. Sure, if you don't care for short animes, it's not the best, but if you don't mind them, this show's a masterpiece.
I remember seeing a clip of it and laughing, thinking it was hilarious, and then seeing how there were 50+ episodes out already and going, "Hm, I'll give it a try but I dunno if the same punchline is gonna keep me entertained for that many episodes."
Boy, was I wrong. I got all caught up with this anime in under two hours.
The premise is simple, but great. A red panda named Retsuko is a businesswoman who has to deal with some BS from nearly everyone/everything and sings hardcore death metal as an outlet for her anger.
This never stopped being
funny. I mean NEVER. I'm not the hardest person to please when it comes to comedy, but the fact that this punchline managed to stay funny to me through 68 episodes is still impressive as hell!!
And the relatability of more than half of the situations Retsuko got herself in only added to the joke and made it better! Seeing this cute, soft-voiced girl go into a fit of rage and sing some impressive, rant-y death metal never lost it's charm.
All in all, this anime is a refreshing change of pace with some very, very enjoyable episodes. I'd recommend anyone to try at least an episode or two (the episodes are literally a minute long, so they're very easy to binge) and get swept in this businesswoman's painfully relatable life :D!!!
'Why, I've done all the screaming already,' said the Queen. 'What would be the good of having it all over again?'
— Lewis Carroll. Through the Looking Glass.
Ah, Japan, what a weird country you are. And just when I begin to think that nothing can
possibly surprise me now, you still manage to amaze me. Aggressive Retsuko, ladies and gentlemen, is a phenomenal anime.
I only have one complaint: I wish this show's episodes lasted longer than one minute or were made up of several short stories. But! Surprisingly enough, one minute is more than enough to tell a short story from start to finish without feeling rushed. This anime is a story about a 25-year-old red panda named Retsuko. She is a typical office worker and, as we all know, Japanese salarymen have to work hard and deal with stress and pressure constantly. We all have our own ways of dealing with stress and so does Retsuko, releasing her feelings in the form of death metal. Yes, you got it right: a cute red panda copes with stress and pressure with the help of death metal. Still waters run deep after all. So what makes this story so good? It's relatable. I bet you, just like me or anybody else, had to deal with ridiculously stressful situations at least once, be it a stupid task or a misunderstanding. Most of the time, workers and students can't do much and have to obey silently, unable to express their frustration openly.
I noticed that, despite being a university student and not an office worker, sometimes, when I watch this show, I think, 'Gosh, I know what it's like, Retsuko, I've been there before!' In other words, you don't have to be an office worker to understand how Retsuko feels and that is pretty awesome, as well as effective.
Anime like Aggressive Retsuko doesn't need a cool and overly complex art style or character designs, it's cute, it's simple, animals are easy to recognize and it works perfectly because it doesn't need a whole lot of details to be appealing.
I've been searching far and wide but found no information about the voice actors. Maybe I wasn't looking well enough, maybe it's a secret. Either way, I would like to thank the cast for giving characters voices that fit them well. No complaints here, same with Retsuko's death metal.
So why 8 and not 10 out of 10? Because these are the only aspects I can rate as this anime doesn't have any memorable soundtrack to talk about, even though, in my personal opinion, this show could use a few funny tracks for atmosphere. Is it necessary? Not really, just a small wish of mine.
Agressive Retsuko is mostly focused on the main character while her all her colleagues play minor, less important roles. This show is not the kind of series that requires complex personalities and character development. Surprisingly enough, every single character, no matter how simple its role is, has a solid and understandable personality. And while Retsuko gets more screen time than any other character in this show, I wouldn't go as far as call them unimportant as this anime is built on her interactions with friends and colleagues. The fact that they are all chibi animals only makes them more charismatic.
Aggressive Retsuko, despite its relatively brutal title and the main character's tendency to express her feelings through death metal, is a surprisingly cute and funny show. It may not be deep, but it has its own mundane charm because all of us can relate to Retsuko sometimes.
This show may not be a masterpiece, but its simplicity and the charm of daily life and situations the viewers are familiar with to a particular extent are what makes Aggressive Retsuko a very entertaining show that is definitely worth watching.
If office life was adapted into anime form, Aggressive Retsuko would be it.
Anyone who has worked in an office environment with its usual social dynamics before will instantly identify with the main character Retsuko, a fresh 25 year old office lady in the accounting department.
Aggressive Retsuko chronicles rage-inducing incidents which everyone can relate to, from being passive-aggressively manipulated into doing other people's work to workplace discrimination.
Each episode is a comedic dose of deja vu in one way or other. I laugh because a lot of the incidents Retsuko endures has happened to me before and it's hilariously uncanny.
The chibi animal personifications are
easy on the eyes, definitely cute and even on cue with their character traits.
I love how the voices of each individual sound like the animal that they portray. For instance, a sly senior colleague represented as a snake woman actually sounds subtly sibilant when she speaks.
If you ever raged internally at work before, you will enjoy this. It's like that spark of "you too? me too!" delight when you discover a friend and yourself share similar experiences.
This anime is not deep or anything but it guarantees you a good laugh. The episodes are just one minute long and each time Retsuko gets irritated/frustrated she starts singing death metal, which is quiet amusing.
The story is easy to understand and you completely feel what Retsuko must feel every time she starts singing, because the stories are based on an every day life.
The art is really simple and that's the reason my little sister also really likes this anime, especially when the death metal part comes up!
The sound is pretty good and the voices of the characters are really cute. The characters itself are
all based on animals and they work really good with the characteristic parts of the animals. Like, the antilope looks really fragile and pretty and the pig is fat and grumpy. Retsuko itself also looks really cute in comparison to her taste in music.
Overall this show is really enjoyable when you want to watch something light and not too long.