Get ready to rage! The Aggretsuko Season 5 release date is in February 2023!
The news was announced via Twitter on September 24, 2022, with a trailer following soon after. While fans knew a fifth season was coming, as it was hinted during the final episode of season four, they did not have a release date.
It’s no surprise that fans were excited to finally have some news regarding the anime. Aggretsuko is a popular Netflix tv series based on characters by Sanrio. It first premiered in 2018 and has since gone on to air 40 episodes and a tv special over a span of four seasons. Prior to being picked up by Netflix, the show originally started out as a series of one-minute shorts with no overarching plot.
While this is great news, it does come at a cost. The trailer mentions that this is the final installment of Aggretsuko, bringing the beloved series to an end after five seasons.
What can we expect from Aggretsuko Final Season?
If you’re wondering what’s in store for Retsuko this season, you’re surely not alone. Considering Aggretsuko is an original story without a manga for source material, fans never really know what to expect!
Season 4 definitely saw some of our favorite relationships tested, specifically between Retsuko and Haida, so it will be interesting to see how this season builds upon that. Since this is the last season, this will be the last chance for viewers to see what, if anything, will happen romantically for those two.
Along with plenty of familiar faces in the trailer, there were plenty of new ones including a purple fox named Shikabane, who seems to be multi-talented, a small white rodent, and a large canine that appears to be kin to Haida.
The biggest surprise, however, was that Retsuko is running for office! While the trailer did not specify what kind of office, it would be interesting to see Retsuko campaigning for a political office. In a show that often tackles real-life problems like life/work balance, relationships, and maturity, it seems fitting that Retsuko would look to make a major change after years of her office career defining her.
Regardless of the outcome, this season is sure to be just as hilarious and relatable as the others.
What is Aggretsuko about?
If you’ve never seen an episode of Aggretsuko, you’re probably wondering what the series is about.
In a world similar to our own but inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, Aggretsuko follows Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda working a mundane accounting job. Like most millennials, she’s struggling to navigate who she is versus who she wants to be while still managing to stay afloat financially, find time to date, and maintain her friendships. It sounds stressful, but luckily she does have one hobby that keeps her sane – death metal karaoke. Even when her job is in jeopardy, her finances are in shambles, or even worse, she can always find the time to destress by literally screaming about her problems. As unconventional as it seems, death metal may be the one thing that leads Aggretsuko to truly find herself.
Basically, if you’ve ever been a young adult, you can probably relate fairly easily. I personally can’t recommend the series enough, and there’s plenty of time to binge the first four seasons before the fifth season drops in February 2023!