'Aggretsuko' Season 3 Release Date and More for Netflix's Aggro Red Panda

Sanrio's sweetest metalhead will be back soon.

When it comes to animated comedies that really get how weird and tough and wonderful adulthood can be, Netflix has the market cornered. Whether it’s Bojack Horseman, Tuca and Bertie, or the Ezra Koenig-helmed Neo Yokio, there’s something the streaming giant fundamentally understands about using the animated medium to really unpack big, serious, adult issues. Perhaps that’s why Aggretsuko, whose second season was recently released on June 14, has been so warmly embraced by adult fans.

The Sanrio character Retsuko has made her way to Netflix, presenting as a 25-year-old red panda who is sweet and only wants to be the best at her job. But life in the workplace comes with its regular set of annoyances, so Retsuko frequently channels her frustrations into regular metal-filled karaoke sessions after work. 

Fans have instantly connected with Retsuko and her adventures, leading to the natural question: Will Aggretsuko get renewed for Season 3 and give fans more of what they want? Here’s what we know.

Still from Aggretsuko season 2
Retsuko and her pals, just hangin' at the office

What Is the Release Date For Aggretsuko Season 3?

Aggretsuko has yet to be renewed for Season 3, so it’s unclear when it will be released. Maybe the Season 2 renewal can prepare fans for what could happen with Season 3?

Season 1 of Aggretsuko was released April 20, 2018. The Season 2 renewal news happened at Anime Expo in July 2018, with the season premiering in a little over a year later on June 14, 2019. If Netflix chooses to follow in their own footsteps, a Season 3 renewal could happen sometime in the late summer or fall of 2019 and the Season 3 release date set for some time in 2020.

Is There a Trailer For Aggretsuko Season 3?

With no Season 3 renewal on the books, there is no new footage from Aggretsuko season 3. The official Aggretsuko season 2 trailer was released just a few weeks before the season dropped on Netflix, so the Season 3 trail may be dropped in a similar fashion.

How Many Episodes Will Be Included in Aggretsuko Season 3?

No official episode order has been confirmed. Aggretsuko Seasons 1 and 2 each had 10 episodes, all lasting 15 minutes. Fans should expect this to be the case with Season 3 — if it ends up happening.

Still from Aggretsuko of Retsuko buried in paperwork
Retsuko starts to feel the pressures of adulthood

How Does Aggretsuko Season 2 Set Up Season 3’s Plot?

Aggretsuko Season 2 took a more inward look at Retsuko’s life, analyzing her relationships to her family and her friends while still incorporating the wry depictions of life in the workplace that made Season 1 so beloved. Retsuko gained a new appreciation for some of her coworkers, like the very gossipy Kabae, whom she witnessed counseling another employee with a more mature attitude. For Retsuko, Season 2 was not just about managing the daily pressures of being a 20-something and trying to hold it all together, but really looking deep at preconceived notions she had about what adulthood is supposed to be like and what they’re really like.

Season 3 could go even deeper into Retsuko’s interior life or, it could move back outwards and give her some new adventures to go on. Retsuko has done a lot of growing over the course of two seasons, so it might be time to put that knowledge to good use and show her growing even more going forward.

How Can I Watch Aggretsuko Season 3?

If and when Aggretsuko Season 3 is released, it will be housed on Netflix alongside Seasons 1 and 2. Lucky for you, both seasons can be binged right now so, uh, what are you waiting for?

Still of angry Retsuko in Aggretsuko
It's time for Retsuko to go full rage-panda

Do Any Other Sanrio Characters Have Their Own TV Shows?

Unfortunately, the proverbial cheese that is Aggretsuko stands alone on Netflix as the only Sanrio character with a TV show. Popular Sanrio character Hello Kitty has had her own TV show in the past, but alas, she’s off the air. But if you’re looking to fill Aggretsuko-sized hole in your heart that’s craving for more twee animals, check out Rilakkuma & Kaoru on Netflix, an animated series based on the San-X character Rilakkuma.


Aggretsuko Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Netflix now.

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