Can we all just agree that 2016 has been one of the most AMAZING years ever for Animated movies? So many brilliant, gorgeous and hilarious films. Congratulations to all my fellow animation workers, I feel so proud to be part of this industry! Here’s a little souvenir for the album :) <3
So how was Aggretsuko created? It was in fact through a popular vote of characters submitted by Sanrio staff and others. The theme was “salaryman” or office workers. It clearly struck a chord.
Sanrio says the designer, who goes by the name of Yeti, wants to remain anonymous. But through the company’s corporate communications department, the designer said: “I observed office workers who are at the centre of Japan’s corporate culture and I could hear their heartfelt screams.”
“Japan’s working environment often becomes an issue and I think there are many people who are enduring a lot of stress,” Yeti added.