Aggressive Retsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas

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Synonyms: Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas
Japanese: アグレッシブ烈子: We Wish You a Metal Christmas
English: Aggressive Retsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas
German: Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas
Spanish: Aggretsuko: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Heavy Metal
French: Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 2018
Producers: Sanrio, Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Fanworks
Source: Other
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 3126631,266 users)
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Ranked: #27472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2736
Members: 47,799
Favorites: 27

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Red panda Retsuko, worked to the bone, unleashes her frustration in the form of death metal. Lately, though, she's found another joy—getting the most likes possible on her Instagram posts. In fact, it is said that social media attention can release endorphins. As Christmas falls upon the city, Retsuko's hunger for validation only grows, pushing her to find new ways to embellish and sugarcoat her otherwise drab life for the internet to see.

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Dec 20, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
♪♫♬MAL review section is where I spend my christmas
Getting upboats make me feel alive

*Aggressive Retsuko's xmas song, lyrics slightly altered*

For a 22 minutes long special, this does its job. Heavily christmas themed, really giving that holidays feel especially toward the end. Character centric goofs are taken in consideration pretty well and the series own idea and comedy plays neatly with the setup.

This entire thing is worth of watching solely for the scene where Retsuko gives her best wishes because it is totally cute and warm. It's nice to see Netflix do something fresh and wholesome for once. Recommended.
Dec 21, 2018
LightQuill (All reviews)
Call me a Grinch, but even for a Christmas one-off episode, this thing is pretty underwhelming and really disappointing. I mean don't get me wrong, its still enjoyable, especially if you're a fan of the first season of Aggretsuko like me, but don't expect anything grand or hard-hitting. Otherwise said, let's delve into the holiday hellhole and rage against the tradition that is Christmas.

This special has two convergent plotlines, one with Retsuko and her hyena coworker, Haida.

This special takes place after season one, where Retsuko meets Haida in the hospital where Haida confesses his love to her. Unfortunately, things doesn't go according to plan and read more
Dec 20, 2018
CatSoul (All reviews)
"Instagram is eating her soul!"
"They're not gonna like this episode."

As much as I would happily devour a big plate of Aggretsuko season 2 right now, this Christmas special was an unexpected and very pleasant surprise. A bit longer then the normal episodes of season 1, it not only addresses a plot point from the end of the first season, but retains all the charm of the cast and their various ways of celebrating Christmas. We even get a glimpse at Retsuko's ex on Christmas!

This quick little Christmas special is not only funny, but heartwarming as well. Out of the few anime Christmas episodes that exist, read more
Jan 10, 2019
TheElkinator (All reviews)
January Challenge

Task 4: Watch a sequel/spin-off/OVA/special/etc. related to anything you’ve watched before.

As a big fan of the Netflix reboot, this was a fun little surprise. Basically felt like a normal episode, just a little longer and less heavy metal, but whenever the metal hit it was worth it.

The story really wasn’t anything too special, but it was still fun to be with these characters and get myself back into this world. While it wasn’t really necessary, it was still pretty fun.

See it if you are a fan of the reboot.

Sorry for the messy review, I just have written 3 different reviews and read more

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