The Blessings of Life is the first episode in Season 3 of the Netflix series Aggretsuko.

Netflix Synopsis

"With her romance over, Retsuko fills the void with a virtual boyfriend. Her savings take a massive hit when she spends recklessly on in-game purchases."

Summary

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Retsuko finds herself in a nice apartment with a very handsome unicorn called Seiya, she asks him to be ready to go out, but Seiya tells her that he has nothing to put on, then he shows a lot of suits to her and asks her to buy them. Its revealed that Retsuko plays a VR game and she agrees and spends lots of money on Seiya.

She fell asleep with the VR glasses on and the mark of the glasses are stuck with her when she comes to the office next day. Fenneko quickly notices it with Retsuko attempting to use more makeup to hide it. Hearing that Retsuko spend more money this month and won't be able to attend a mixer organized by Ookami, Fenneko guesses about Retsuko's sentimental situation, that after breaking with Tadano she decided to find some love in the virtual boyfriend. Fenneko lessons her about the risks about spending too much money in buying stuff she is not even going to enjoy herself.

That very same night, Retsuko plays again the game promising herself to not spend money on her boyfriend but she ends spending ten times more money on him.

The next day Fenneko and Anai finds Fenneko eating bread crumbs alone. Retsuko tells Fenneko what she did and she suggests getting help from Anai, who after posting his cooking recipes online and got contacted by publisher to write a cook book. That night, Gori wonders if Retsuko wants to invest in her new dating app, however Retsuko states she doesn't have money. The next day, Fenneko tells Haida about Retsuko's situation and tries to push him to make a move on Retsuko. Haida then sees that Anai is working in his new cooking book as he had already finished his real job. Haide finds Anai different and wonders if he has a girlfriend and he confirms.

Retsuko gets a call from her mom and she invites her to spend a weekend with her in a ryokan. She rents a car to bring her mom there where she enjoy her time together (and having a good dinner in the process). At the end of the trip her mother gave her some money and a note asking her to take things calmly. Relaxed to find her economical situation improving she decides to take a stop to get some dinner, however when she tries to park her car she ends crashing it with a van behind and its furious driver approaches her.

Songs

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Gallery

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Characters in Order of Appearance

Trivia

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