A festive special of cult anime Aggretsuko is coming to Netflix in time for Christmas. For the uninitiated, Aggretsuko follows a 25-year-old red panda called Retsuko who copes with her thankless office job and daily frustrations by belting out death metal karaoke after work. As you do.
The Christmas special is called Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas. And it looks suitably bonkers.
The plot? Retsuko’s newfound obsession with posting photos on her social media account threatens to ruin her Christmas, while Haida still hopes to spend the festive season in her company.
It features a special punk cover of festive favourite Jingle Bells, performed by Tim Timebomb (from punk band Rancid) and the Interrupters.
The 22-minute episode is written and directed by Rarecho, and looks like a welcome Christmas present for fans. Season’s greetings indeed!