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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

bbc.com
The angry red panda that is Japan's new working woman - BBC News
A new character to compete with Hello Kitty draws on the frustrations of Japan's working women.

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.

Nice to see her getting more press.

bbc.co.uk
The angry red panda that is Japan's new working woman - BBC News
A new character to compete with Hello Kitty draws on the frustrations of Japan's working women.

“Her appearance is cute, but when she gets angry at her boss or colleagues her face transforms until it becomes a made-up mask somewhat reminiscent of American glam metal band Kiss.

“"I’ll quit one day anyway!!! This is not my fate!!!“ she screams inside, as her boss piles up more paperwork on her desk.

“After work, she goes to karaoke alone and sings metal songs with lyrics complaining about her day…”

theverge.com
Sanrio’s new character has an office job, drinks beer, and likes heavy metal
She is a 25-year-old Scorpio with Type A blood. She works as an office associate at a trading company in Tokyo. Each morning she wakes up and commutes to work on a crowded train, her tiny head...
By Lizzie Plaugic

Aggretsuko, the hard-drinking, put-upon office worker who sings angry karaoke and dreams of quitting, is the hero we never knew we needed. I did not know how cheeky the Hello Kitty universe could be.

Originally posted by waywaw