Perhaps it wasn’t immediately obvious that an anime series about tiny adorable woodland creatures would strike such a chord with so many contending with workplace frustration, but that’s what’s madeÂ AggretsukoÂ all the more charming. Though the series first aired on TBS in 2016, many wayward streaming junkies discovered it on Netflix as of April of 2018â€”what feels like years ago at the time of this writing. The first season consisted of ten 15-minute episodes (each bookended with some hardcore karaoke vignettes) aboutÂ the misadventures of 20-something red pandaÂ Retsuko, whose office job keeps her in a constant state of exasperation. And if there’s anything more exasperating than the workplace, it’s the holidays. We all know this. Hence the series’ next venture: a Christmas special!
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