Aggretsuko - Recommendations

Alt title: Aggressive Retsuko

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Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

Negishi Souichi always dreamed of joining a trendy pop band, so that he could perform music like that of his idol, Kahimi Karie. In order to realize his dream, he decided to leave the country side and his loving parents to study in Tokyo. And after graduating, he does manage to join a band... but not the kind he was expecting! As lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City, under the stage name Krauser II, he is made to perform loud songs filled with obscene lyrics - a far cry from the songs he used to write in school. But despite the fact that Negishi hates DMC's music, the Krauser side of him will do anything to put on a good show for his fans... even if it means making Negishi's life a misery!

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IDDKyewD IDDKyewD says...

Mild-mannered by day, death metal screaming by night. These two anime share a centeral theme, both protagonists are kind and gentle until they're pushed too far and use Metal as an outlet. 

sethw sethw says...

Both stories picture a simple and plain even innocent character who has a hiden face and turn into a a metal god (or goddess)

BerserkHorse BerserkHorse says...

Detroit Metal City is the best parody of the extreme metal scene since metalocalypse. The humor is grossly offensive and you will hate yourself for loving it.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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IDDKyewD IDDKyewD says...

Both anime feature a female protagonist coping with office life while trying to balance their personal lives. They deal with office politics and co-workers who are also friends. Hataraki Man deals more with the main character's pride in her job while Aggretsuko focuses on the protagonist's coping mechanisms, but the animes reminded me of eachother.

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

These two anime have a similar basis. They both depict a female character dealing with the daily gripes of work life. Both are comical and totally relatable.

Watamote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

Watamote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

Tomoko Kuroki is eager to begin her new, glamorous, and romantic high school life where she’ll surely become popular and have all the guys vying for her affections. Her plan is sure to succeed, having prepared vigorously by already dating 100 guys... who happen to be video game characters! But when months pass and she can’t seem to get anyone’s attention, let alone talk to them due to her crippling social anxiety, Tomoko’s grandiose dreams turn to shambles! Will she ever be able to have a normal school life?

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IDDKyewD IDDKyewD says...

Both protagonists feel very awkward. Retsuko is just so nice, and Tomoko misjudges almost everything. Both find escapism, be it death metal or naughty video games. But, both characters just want to be happy and try to achieve that. If you like Aggretsuko you might like Watamote, but know that Watamote's cringe line is razor thin.

Shirobako

Shirobako

Aoi will never forget how she felt the day her high school animation club’s labor of love was shown at the cultural festival. The sense of awe and the feeling of accomplishment that came with completing their very first project are exactly what encouraged Aoi and her club mates to enter the animation industry in the first place. But two years later Aoi has graduated, and now that she works as a production assistant for a big-name animation studio, the daunting reality of her job has somewhat diminished her enthusiasm. Despite the long hours and the punishing schedule, Aoi still hopes to fulfill the promise she and her club friends Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori made: to one day reunite and make a real animated feature of their own as professionals!

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tcannon1 tcannon1 says...

In short, they're both about women in their 20's enduring the workplace and adulting in general. Both have a lot of heart and are empathetic to the kind of stress a lot of millenials are under now.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.

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KathyKatz KathyKatz says...

Both of these shows are set in the work place while Wotakoi goes more into the otaku culture and how the protagonists handle their hobbies at work, Aggresive Retsuko is more of a comedy criticizing the Japanese work culture.

Wotakoi has more romantic vibes than Aggressive Retsuko yet both of the shows handle adult romance.

Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!

Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai!

Follows a pair of siblings – a younger sister who is violent, Shi Miao, and her idiot of an older brother, Shi Fen as they deal the everyday life of food, school, and love.

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LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both series have simalar comedic timing and facial expressions.

Despite one involving humans and one involving anthropomorphic animals, the way characters move and talk is rather simalar.

Bananya

Bananya

What would happen if you started to peel a tasty banana, only to find an adorable kitty lurking inside? Bananya (“nya” is the Japanese word for “meow”) and all of his fruity feline friends are on the loose and having any exciting escapades. Will Bananya ever achieve his lifelong dream of one day becoming a trendy, chocolate-covered banana? One thing is for certain, you'll be in for a whole bunch of fun with this purr-fect collection of Bananya adventures!

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Feinraf Feinraf says...

Both anime are comedies that feature cute animal characters. In both animes, characters get into mischief and show the troubles of everyday life.

Dino Girl Gauko

Dino Girl Gauko

When she gets angry, middle schooler Naoko turns into fierce dinosaur Gauko! Thanks to friends, aliens and more, her life is full of wacky incidents.

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Feinraf Feinraf says...

Both anime are comedies that feature cute animal characters. In both animes, characters get into mischief and show the troubles of everyday life. One is set in a work setting, the other in a school setting where characters deal with other students/colleagues and friends.

ABCiee Working Diary

ABCiee Working Diary

Abciee, an unidentified mysterious animal, was attracted by radio waves to come to Osaka's Nakanoshima sandbank five years ago. As a new employee in the "Ebishi" TV station, she struggles to improve herself with the help of friends and colleagues.

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Feinraf Feinraf says...

Both Aggretsuko and ABCiee  Working Diary feature animal characters in a similar art style (created by the same studio). They have very similar humour and overreactions to daily lives and regular occurrences, we can all relate to in some way. 

Cute Executive Officer

Cute Executive Officer

Najimu Mujina is the president of Mujina Company who is neither an adult nor a genius, but an aggressively average five-year-old girl. All the familiar trappings of adulthood like match-making parties, contracts, and socializing while golfing are new experiences to her. The story follows Najimu as she navigates modern life with her capable but too indulgent secretary, her office worker of unknown nationality, and her employee who plays the comedy straight man role to her antics.

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Feinraf Feinraf says...

Both Cute Executive Officer and Aggretsuko are short comedy sketches featuring cute characters based in the workplace.