Aggretsuko

From Animated Muscle Women

Aggretsuko, also known by its original Japanese title Aggressive Retsuko (Japanese: アグレッシブ烈子, Hepburn: Aguresshibu Retsuko), is a Japanese animated comedy streaming television series based on the eponymous character created by "Yeti" for the mascot company Sanrio. The character first appeared in a series of animated shorts by Fanworks which aired on TBS Television between April 2016 and March 2018.

An original net animation (ONA) anime series adaptation was launched worldwide on Netflix in April 2018, followed by a second season in June 2019, a third season in August 2020, and a fourth season in December 2021. A fifth and final season debuted in February 2023.

A comic book series adaptation by Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland was launched by Oni Press. The first issue was released on February 5, 2020.

A mobile game, Aggretsuko: The Short Timer Strikes Back, was released by Hive for Android and iOS in July 2020. The game, which is available worldwide, includes the full one-hundred short-episode series, which needs to be unlocked individually via normal gameplay. Whilst subtitled, the short episodes were not dubbed into other languages.

Character List
Voice Roles Muscle Moments Total
Retsuko Erica Mendez A 25-year-old metalhead office worker and the protagonist of the Aggretsuko series. Retsuko's appearance is based on the Red Panda.

The series centers around Retsuko's day-to-day life as an accountant and her relationships with her coworkers. "Retsu" (烈) means "fury" or "rage."

In her daily life, Retsuko is a demure, soft-spoken, and polite young woman who works diligently, often being the only person to work overtime - usually, because her bosses drop their work at her desk to leave on time. She is kind and slightly rigid, although, when drunk, she loses all mental filters and speaks her mind.

Internally, however, Retsuko has a vicious temper, which she curbs by renting a karaoke room and screaming her lungs out to death metal. She's an exceptionally talented singer in this respect, usually venting about her work, social, or romantic life. She's timid in showing others this side of her and gives in to Gori and Washimi when they beg her, and she later shows Resasuke.

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Gori * Maki Tsuruta (Japanese dub)
  • G.K. Bowes (English Dub)
A Marketing Director and a supporting character in the Netflix Original series Aggretsuko. A Western Lowland Gorilla lady who works as director of marketing at Retsuko's company. Along with Washimi, she does yoga with Retsuko and eventually joins her in karaoke. Despite her serious nature at work, she is highly excitable and takes great interest in bonding with Retsuko.

Gori first comes off as very ladylike and confident but is very shy when it comes to making friends with Retsuko having to tap out with Washimi to finish introducing themselves. Once she and Restuko became friends, Gori showed a much more excitable and emotional side to her personality. Gori tries hard to make a good impression on men and to make relationships work, but her job often gets in the way leading to some serious heartbreak.

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Washimi Tara Platt A secretary bird who works as secretary to the company's president. Strong-willed and confident, she's very level-headed and gives Retsuko a lot of sage advice. She sometimes butts kicking to intimidate those who frustrate her (mostly her boss), embodying the classic hunting behavior of her animal.

Washimi is a very calm, practical, no-nonsense woman. She is the voice of reason between herself, Retsuko, and Gori, and oftentimes is the one to handle the stressful situations that her friends put themselves in. However, Washimi can be very scary when it comes to putting the company CEO back in his place after he steps out of line. Washimi tries hard to make a good impression while dating but becomes bored quickly and doesn't tend to keep men around for long.

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