The Aggretsuko comics are collaborative work between Sanrio and Oni Press. The comic series began with its first release in February 2020.[1]

Plot

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Comics

Aggretsuko

Image Issue
Aggretsuko Comic Issue1 CoverA.jpg Issue #1 - "Down with the Sickness" (February 5, 2020)
Aggretsuko, the hit Netflix show in production for season three, stars Retsuko the Red Panda, a young office worker stuck in a thankless job, whose only stress release is singing death metal at the local karaoke joint. With the help of her friends, can she ever find the job satisfaction she craves - - not to mention adventure, the approval of her mother, and even... love?! These comics explore all these issues and more, brought to life by today's top talent!
Aggretsuko Comic Issue2 CoverA.jpg Issue #2 - "My Tsunoda" (March 11, 2020)
Retsuko's on the hunt for a new outfit in the clearance rack, when she runs into her fashionable and RICH coworker Tsunoda, who then drags her from shop to shop, flaunting extravagant purchases. As Retsuko's blood pressure rises, will she be able to make it to the heavy metal karaoke bar before she EXPLODES?!
Aggretsuko Comic Issue3 CoverA.jpg Issue #3 (April 8, 2020)
The office is turned upside down when a loud, abrasive Canadian goose named Karen from the International Division spends a week in Japan. Retsuko is purely curious about her until boss Ton decides to put her in charge of dealing with the difficult visitor!
Aggretsuko Comic Issue4 CoverA.jpg Issue #4 - "Mental Breakdown" (May 6, 2020)
Retsuko, having broken her arm, is trying to get her mountain of work done…with a cast!! To make matters worse, everyone wants to stop and chat about the injury and offer unsolicited advice, but Mr. Ton won't adjust her deadlines! Time for some RAAAAGE KARAOKE!!!
Aggretsuko Comic Issue5 CoverA.jpg Issue #5 - "Cold Snap" (August 5, 2020)
Retsuko's office is FREEZING COLD, and of course…rank and file employees don't have access to the thermostat. When half the office complains, but the other half are too "tough" to admit weakness, THUS BEGINS THE WAR OF THE AC!
Aggretsuko Comic Issue6 CoverA.jpg Issue #6 - "The Carrier Cup" (September 2, 2020)
The time has finally come, once again, for the Carrier Man Trading Company's most anticipated event of the year – The Carrier Cup, an Olympic-esque competition in which different departments battle it out in office-specific "sports" to see who will reign supreme. Will Retsuko be able to redeem herself, after her fateful blunder from the previous year, and bring home the gold for Accounting? A parody of sports anime and manga, such as Prince of Tennis, Slam Dunk, and Haikyu!!

Aggretsuko: Meet Her Friends

Image Issue
Aggretsuko Comic MHF1 CoverA.jpg Issue #1 (November 4, 2020)
Aggretsuko returns with a new series spotlighting some of the colorful characters that make Retsuko's daily life both fun and challenging!
Aggretsuko Comic MHF2 CoverA.jpg Issue #2 (December 16, 2020)
After Retsuko accidentally becomes a meme on a social media app, Fenneko mentions a news article on how viral stars have gotten fired for inadvertently giving their companies bad PR. When Anai blackmails Retsuko and threatens to send the video to everyone in the company, Retsuko begs Fenneko to use her shrewd Internet savvy to make sure the higher-ups never learn of her viral stardom. In an Ocean's 11-type heist, Fenneko masterminds an elaborate plot to stop Anai and enlists the talents of Gori, Washimi, Tsunoda, and Haida.
Aggretsuko Comic MHF3 CoverA.jpg Issue #3 (January 27, 2021)
Director Ton takes the spotlight! After forcing Retsuko to work all weekend, the boss makes it worse by dragging her to the golf course!

Aggretsuko: Meet Her World

Image Issue
Aggretsuko Comic MHW1 CoverA.jpg Issue #1 (April 7, 2021)
When a new company-wide project takes a person from each department to form a task force, Haida is chosen from accounting, Gori from marketing, and Washimi representing the president, leaving Retsuko to do all the work!
Retsuko begins to feel left out, especially after Gori and Washimi have to cancel on karaoke night.

Collected Editions

Aggretsuko

Image Volume
Aggretsuko Compilation MetalToTheMax CoverA.jpg Volume 1 - "Metal to the Max" (September 30, 2020)
Sanrio and Oni Press join forces to bring Aggretsuko to comics for the first time! Aggretsuko, the hit Netflix show in production for season three, stars Retsuko the Red Panda, a young office worker stuck in a thankless job, whose only stress release is singing heavy metal at the local karaoke joint. With the help of her friends, can she ever find the job satisfaction she craves - - not to mention adventure, the approval of her mother, and even... love?! These comics explore all these issues and more, brought to life by today's top talent!
Issues #1 - #3
Aggretsuko Compilation StreessManagement CoverA.jpg Volume 2 - "Stress Management" (November 4, 2020)
Aggretsuko, the hit Netflix show in production for season three, stars Retsuko the Red Panda, a young office worker stuck in a thankless job, whose only stress release is singing heavy metal at the local karaoke joint. In this volume, collecting issues 4-6 of the hit comic series, find out what happens when a workaholic has to take a break - - literally?! And when the entire office is forced into an inter-office sports competition, who will get the gold?!
Issues #4 - #6

Aggretsuko: Meet Her Friends

Image Volume
Aggretsuko Compilation MeetHerFriends.jpg Volume 1 - "Meet Her Friends" (February 24, 2021)
You've come to love AGGRETSUKO, now get to know her friends in this hardcover collection of the fan-favorite mini-series. This fun and fanciful book puts the spotlight on PROTEIN, Fenneko, Mr. Ton in three standalone stories.
Issues #1 - #3

Graphic Novels

Image Novel
Aggretsuko GraphicNovel LIttleReiOfSunshine CoverA.jpg "Little Rei of Sunshine" (June 22, 2021)
The office queen of karaoke meets her match when Retsuko's favorite band reunites for a special concert. The Brides of Resonance return, but why do they want to take over the karaoke bar? Retsuko and friends have to fight for their right to party in a METAL vs METAL vocal battle that pits Retsuko against a shadowy enemy. Will Gori survive a night of metal and moshing? Is Haida truly in love? Find out in Aggretsuko: Little Rei of Sunshine!

References

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