Sanrio and Netflix have confirmed the second season of Aggretsuko for global release in 2019. Fanworks, an interactive animation company, will once again produce the series.
Aggretsuko made her global debut on Netflix as an original short animation series on April 20, 2018, and has become an instant hit through social media.
The series depicts Aggretsuko’s life as an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo, who faces her daily stresses and conflicts in a comical way. The series has attracted not only anime fans, but also millennials who resonate with her struggles. In addition to receiving praise, the series has inspired Aggretsuko fan art and cosplay from around the world.
“I am pleasantly surprised to see how relatable Aggretsuko is to the audience outside of Japan,” says Yeti, creator of Aggretsuko at SANRIO CO., LTD. “I wish to continue capturing your hearts with raging humor in the upcoming season.”
“Stories derived from actual life events that happen in a Japanese workplace surprisingly have been received well by a global audience,” states director Rareko. “Aggretsuko will continue to grow within us; stay tuned for the next season.”
The Aggretsuko short anime first aired from April 2016 to March 2018 on Japan’s TBS show called “King Brunch.” It was directed by Rareko. The Netflix version was extended from one minute to 15 minutes in length, allowing for more in-depth stories about Aggretsuko and her friends in a comical and heartwarming way.