Aggretsuko season 3 does not fall ill to Netflix’s third-season syndrome and it keeps up the solid momentum with more energetic but heartwarming chapters.
This review of Netflix anime series Aggretsuko season 3 does not contain spoilers.
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If there’s one anime series that I’m always excited for, it’s Aggretsuko. This Netflix series has bags of longevity and with its energy and style, it’s difficult to imagine when the creators will stop making more. Despite its oddities, the story is highly relatable to the fast-paced society we live in — from corporate pressure, millennial financial troubles and the hope of succeeding on social media. The anime series has a track record of hitting certain societal chords that resonate in bite-sized episodes.
And in Aggretsuko season 3, our favorite character Retsuko returns with breakup blues. She is as lost as ever, battling with the confinements of the corporate world while trying to find some purpose after work by immersing herself into the world of virtual boyfriends. The start of the third season is a millennial’s nightmare; lonely, stuck in a job, depressed, and yearning for some human connection as the day to day passes you by with the added juice of leering colleagues looking for the gossip.
Aggretsuko Season 3 is not all about the pains of the corporate world and living up to societal needs; the character finds new avenues to ease anxiety and succumb to different worlds she would not have considered in season 1 and 2. There’s a real freshness to season 3 — the writers have opened up new chapters in Retsuko’s book that the audience will enjoy as it veers onto a different journey that we were probably not expecting. Retsuko is is a character that exhumes many positive elements, that changing the story entirely is not a necessity — Season 3 does not mix up the plot too much but it does open our imaginations to something greater.
Aggretsuko Season 3 does not fall ill to Netflix’s third-season syndrome and it keeps up the solid momentum with more energetic but heartwarming chapters.
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