Over the past couple of years, I’ve been focusing my simulcasting and anime viewing on watching continuations of anime I’ve already seen. While I would love to be searching out new anime and follow several new series each season, I just don’t have the time. But one new anime title got some attention, and I watched it and enjoyed it.
Earlier this year, I was browsing online and came across an article about Aggretsuko, an anime that had just launched on Netflix. I was sharing the article with my family and made a mental note that perhaps this was something I would want to check out. One night, I came home from work and found my teenage son watching Aggretsuko on Netflix. He said he had enjoyed it, and he also pointed out that the episodes are short. He said something along the lines of, “Mom, you could binge watch this within a couple of hours.”
One day, when I had a day off from work, I binge watched Aggretsuko. I found that I enjoyed it, and I could see why the anime had been getting the hype in the media and the love on Tumblr that I had been seeing. It really does a great job of depicting various personality types you’ll find in the workforce, and it presented several job-related situations that viewers can relate with. And Retsuko’s way of letting off steam was wonderful and amusing.