Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (May 2nd, 2018)

Aggretsuko is a ten-episode anime series, produced by Fanworks for mascot company Sanrio, that premiered on Netflix a couple of weeks ago. It follows the life of Retsuko, a meek red panda who works in the accounting department of a nameless Japanese trading firm. Her boss is a (literal) chauvinist pig, and her coworkers are a mix of cut-ups, screw-ups, and suck-ups. To let off steam at the end of the day, she frequently goes to karaoke where she belts out death metal songs about how crappy her job is.

What have you been reading/watching/playing/eating/listening to lately?

And be sure to check out Lutair’s review of Aggretsuko!