Sanrio's Aggretsuko Will Return to Netflix for Season 2
Second Season's Global Release to Make Debut in 2019
Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, and Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, have confirmed the highly anticipated second season of Aggretsuko for global release in 2019. Fanworks, an interactive animation company, will once again produce the series.
Aggretsuko Teaser Here
Aggretsuko made her global debut on Netflix as an original short animation series on April 20, 2018; and has become an instant hit through social media.
The series depicts Aggretsuko's life as an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo, who faces her daily stresses and conflicts in a comical way. The series has attracted not only anime fans, but also millennials who resonate with her struggles. In addition to receiving praise, the series has inspired Aggretsuko fan art and cosplay from around the world.
"I am pleasantly surprised to see how relatable Aggretsuko is to the audience outside of Japan," says Yeti, creator of Aggretsuko at SANRIO CO., LTD. "I wish to continue capturing your hearts with raging humor in the upcoming season."
"Stories derived from actual life events that happen in a Japanese workplace surprisingly have been received well by a global audience," states director Rareko. "Aggretsuko will continue to grow within us; stay tuned for the next season."
Aggretsuko short anime first aired from April 2016 to March 2018 on Japan's TBS show called "King Brunch." It was directed by Rareko. The Netflix version was extended from one minute to 15 minutes in length, allowing for more in-depth stories about Aggretsuko and her friends in a comical and heartwarming way.
Dubbed：8 languages including English, Chinese, Spanish
Subtitled：23 languages including Chinese, Korean, English and Spanish
Episode：10 episodes (15 minutes each)
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Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who recently celebrated her 40th Anniversary. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the 'small gift, big smile®' philosophy - that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Hello Kitty-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 35 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.
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