1. Even before the anime premiered on Netflix, people were excited for the character and how she broke the mold on cute Sanrio characters

 

http://fallingtreelogs.tumblr.com/post/154722542916/i-like-how-sanrio-gives-us-a-new-mascot-and-this

 

 

2. The attitudes expressed by Aggretsuko feel way more modern and relatable, with an authenticity that millenials hunger for

 

http://bigmsaxon.tumblr.com/post/173462441919/bless-netflix-for-giving-me-the-relatable-cartoon

 




3. There seems to be a cresting wave as underdog female characters have become more compelling than the standard "geek down on his luck" narratives that were omnipresent during the 80s and 90s.

aggretsuko girlfriend meme
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4. Which is not to say that relating to Aggrestsuko's plights with employment and dating is a gender-exclusive undertaking

 

https://amelie-not-amelia.tumblr.com/post/173709192896/me-in-the-morning

 

 

5. But besides Retsuko, there's a whole cast of cute animal characters that feel more human than we'd like to admit

aggretsuko character guide
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6. The fandom has been especially kind to Haida, the forlorn "nice guy" who manges to avoid a lot of creepy tropes and showcases a more nuanced and respectful version of the "friend with a crush" cliche.

haida aggretsuko meme brooklyn 99
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7. The one-off characters also tend to leave a strong impression as well

 

https://spcrash.tumblr.com/post/173341643075/me-after-a-workout

 

 

8. The English dub has been cast pretty well, with a lot of familiar voices from games and anime

 

http://beckyhop.tumblr.com/post/173339560299/after-seeing-all-the-hype-about-aggretsuko-i

 

 


9. For fanartists, Sanrio's simplistic graphic style is perfect for infinite remixes, redraws, and mashups

 

https://daily-incineroar.tumblr.com/post/173568122940/this-was-tons-of-fun-also-please-watch-aggretsuko

 

 

10. Plus, the supportive presence of Washimi and Gori are a shining light for those looking for women's solidarity in media

washimi and gori funny anime meme
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11. Even though the show is family friendly, it still feels "mature"

 

http://fireflysummers.tumblr.com/post/173330814441/what-execs-seem-to-think-when-we-say-more-adult

 

 


12. Like previous Japanese mascots, she's a cute face that reflects their fans' values, struggles, and aesthetics

regretsuko
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13. While at the same time, fitting in nicely with the traditions of subversive animation

Hot take: Pop Team Epic is just Japanese Ren and Stimpy and Aggretsuko is just Japanese Rockos Modern Life
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14. Much like tumblr itself, Aggretsuko is broke, eager to pick a fight, and honestly just trying to do their best

 

http://titenoute.tumblr.com/post/173535744949