10 Cute Anime Shows like Aggretsuko you must watch

By Nubia Brice
Published: February 20, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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10 Anime Shows like Aggretsuko
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With season 5 being the final season of Aggretsuko, fans are eager to see just what will come of their favorite red panda. For years Aggretsuko has been trying to navigate life as a young adult, trying to figure out what she wants out of her future. If you enjoy Aggretsuko, here are ten more anime shows like it that you should enjoy.

Watakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (2018)

While the characters in Aggretsuko may be animals, the series focuses more on relatable young adult experiences. There’s nothing more relatable than trying to navigate dating in the workplace. It should seem more straightforward for friends and nerds Narumi and Hirotaka, but it’s not that simple.

Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan (2021)

Regarding cynical adults, few people are more tired than Uramichi Omota. By day he plays a lively character in a children’s tv show, but by night he’s nothing more than a tired, bitter millennial. Like Aggretsuko, this comedy also capitalizes on the double life trope, making its characters funnier.

Beastars (2019)

Although Beastars and Aggretsuko focus on two different age groups, it’s hard not to think of them when bringing up anthropomorphic anime. Like Retsuko, Legoshi is just trying to figure out his place in the world. However, it’s a little more complicated when society constantly divides everyone into herbivores and carnivores, especially Legoshi – a wolf in love with a rabbit. It’s a different take on the animal side but just as entertaining.

Detroit Metal City (2008)

Although Retsuko may seem like a simple office worker, her friends know her passion is death metal karaoke. Souichi Negishi, like Retsuko, knows all about living double lives as a rockstar. Although for him, the death metal he’s forced to sing isn’t so much an escape from work; it’s his actual job.

BNA: Brand New Animal (2020)

In this unique anime, humans and shape-shifting human-animal hybrids called “Beastmen” coexist, but not without problems. The series follows Michiru Kagemori, a young girl who suddenly wakes up as a tanuki beastman and flees her home to find answers in Anima City. Although the characters in this series may look adorable, it is pretty intense at times, with more than a few fight scenes and a mysterious conspiracy at play.

Odd Taxi (2021)

This is another anime that uses animals to mimic real life, this time following a taxi-driving walrus named Hiroshi Odokawa. This mystery series will interest fans who enjoyed some of the edgier seasons of Aggretsuko, specifically when Retsuko was an idol.

Salaryman’s Club (2022)

As an adult, your job says a lot about you, and a good portion of Aggretsuko takes place in her office, focusing on the ups and downs of corporate life. If you like watching office dramas, Salarymen offers all that with a fun sports anime twist.

My Senpai is Annoying (2021)

While much office-based anime tend to focus on work, that’s usually not the only drama worth watching. Office romance has always been a central plot point in Aggretsuko, with Haida making his interest in Retsuko clear from the beginning. If anyone knows about struggling with feelings for a coworker, Futaba Igarashi claims she has no feelings for Harumi Takeda. As if navigating work wasn’t hard enough, this series adds to that by throwing some romantic antics into the mix.

Sanrio Boys (2018)

With Aggretsuko being as mature as it is, sometimes people forget it’s a Sanrio property. You’re not alone if you find yourself obsessing over the cute characters. There’s a whole anime series dedicated to that exact plot. In Sanrio Boys, a group of high school males bond over their mutual love of some of Sanrio’s best-known characters. It can be a fun break from the drama while still getting your cuteness fixed.

Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San (2018)

In this comedy series about a group of eccentric coworkers, we follow a skeleton named Honda. Like Retsuko, his job is a significant part of who he is, but unlike her, he’s not an office worker but a bookseller—which comes with its own set of unique challenges. It’s an unexpectedly fun and informative series with a non-traditional cast that focuses on the often neglected retail side of work.

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