10 Best Episodes of Aggretsuko

Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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Aggretsuko - S2E2

#15 - The New Hire Named Anai (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Without Retsuko's approval, her mother sets up an arranged marriage meeting. At first glance, new hire Anai seems like a nice and eager employee.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 108 votes.

Aggretsuko - S1E6

#14 - Stoking Rebellion (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Washimi acknowledges Retsuko's efforts to make things right with Director Ton, using her position as assistant to the president as leverage to help.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 123 votes.

Aggretsuko - S3E4

#13 - Winds of Change (Season 3 - Episode 4)

The OTMGirls turn a profit for the first time thanks to Retsuko’s business acumen. Haida hits it off with Inui after an unexpected encounter.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 77 votes.

Aggretsuko - S1E8

#12 - The Out of Pocket Prince (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Persuaded by her colleagues Director Gori and Washimi, a reluctant Retsuko agrees to join a company singles mixer hosted by Tsunoda.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 116 votes.

Aggretsuko - S3E9

#11 - The End of the Moratorium (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Inui opens up to Haida about her feelings, but he's unable to respond. Director Ton lectures Retsuko when he learns she has a side gig.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 75 votes.

Aggretsuko - S2E5

#10 - United Front (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Everybody hates Retsuko’s badly-prepared yakisoba. Anai doesn’t lift a finger to help, until Kabae gives him some words of encouragement.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 99 votes.

Aggretsuko - S1E10

#9 - The Dream Ends (Season 1 - Episode 10)

A happy but frustrated Retsuko increasingly makes mistakes at work. Meanwhile, a busy quarterly reporting period looms ahead for the accounting team.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 116 votes.

Aggretsuko - S3E5

#8 - An Urchin in the Desert (Season 3 - Episode 5)


After seeing Retsuko sing, Hyodo proposes that Retsuko become the lead vocalist, demoting Manaka in the process.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 76 votes.

Aggretsuko - S2E9

#7 - She's Dreaming (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Retsuko begins to dream of a happy future with Tadano. She joins him on a business-related golf outing, and is horrified when Director Ton shows up.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 101 votes.

Aggretsuko - S3E8

#6 - Bursting Her Bubble (Season 3 - Episode 8)


Manaka’s devotion to instrumental mastery inspires others to step up. Haida agrees to teach Retsuko guitar, but he invites Inui over on the same day.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 75 votes.

Aggretsuko - S2E8

#5 - He Lives Above the Clouds (Season 2 - Episode 8)

The unassuming Tadano turns out to be a rising tech mogul. He offers to take Retsuko out for ramen, but it's nothing like she imagined.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 100 votes.

Aggretsuko - S1E5

#4 - Exposed (Season 1 - Episode 5)


The solitary life Retsuko leads is about to change when Director Gori and Washimi take her to a karaoke bar after yoga class.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 138 votes.

Aggretsuko - S1E7

#3 - The Duel (Season 1 - Episode 7)

After the president cautions Director Ton on his abrasive behavior, his unusually polite demeanor puzzles and frightens his direct reports.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 127 votes.

Aggretsuko - S2E10

#2 - Wonderful Life (Season 2 - Episode 10)


The world learns all about Retsuko’s high profile relationship and Tadano declares that he wants to be with her forever -- without getting married.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 106 votes.

Aggretsuko - S3E10

#1 - When You Count to Ten (Season 3 - Episode 10)

She's shaken, but Retsuko acts normal in front of her bandmates after a deranged fan accosts her. Haida struggles to choose between Retsuko and Inui.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 72 votes.

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