It has been announced that the fifth and final season of the Aggretsuko anime is scheduled to premiere worldwide on Netflix on February 16, 2023. The fifth season will focus on Retsuko running for office.
Retsuko is a 25-year old red panda who works in her dream company’s accounting department. But it turns out that she is forced to keep doing more and more impossible tasks by her superiors and co-workers. She doesn’t talk back to them, but she still has to let off steam, so she ends up going to karaoke by herself and singing death metal.
The character’s first anime (which predated the Netflix anime) premiered in April 2016 within the Ō-sama no Brunch TBS Saturday morning program, and aired new one-minute episodes weekly until March 2018.
The first 10-episode Netflix season premiered worldwide in April 2018. Rareko, the director of the previous Aggressive Retsuko anime and Yawaraka Sensha, again directed the first Netflix season at Fanworks, and also wrote the scripts. The anime had a Christmas episode that premiered in December 2018, and then the second season debuted in June 2019. The third season premiered on Netflix in August 2020, and the fourth season premiered on Netflix in December 2021.