The character on her forehead translates to “violent, extreme, furious”.
The Hello Kitty universe has a new character and it’s one of their most relatable: a red panda named Aggretsuko who takes her workday frustration out with lots of beer and karaoke.
Here’s her, um, bio: “It’s always been a dream of Aggretsuko to work as an accountant, especially in this part of the city. But in reality, her bosses are unsympathetic and give her harsh deadlines. She ultimately has become a pushover within the company. When she gets pushed to the limit, she goes out after work and takes out her frustration and stress with heavy metal karaoke sessions!”
— Sanrio (@sanrio) January 5, 2017
Aggretsuko was developed in 2015 for fans who were looking for a character with an office-theme. She fulfills both that interest and plays on a common frustration with Japanese work culture, Gamespot notes. A 10-episode series about Aggretsuko ran in Japan last year, but no plans to bring the anime to the US or UK have been announced.
And if even if you don’t work in an office or you love your job, her response to seeing pictures of someone’s nephew is pretty much perfect.