Announced today over at The Hollywood Reporter, everyone’s favorite Heavy Metal Karaoke Singing Red Panda known as Retsuko is getting her own Comic book series thanks to Oni-Press. Creators Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland are in charge of this take of the Cult Character and it isn’t the first time the duo have worked on a book together; their first book also from Oni-Press called “The Black Mage” which will be coming soon on October 29th, The duo had this to say about Aggrettsuko.
“What makes Aggretsuko soooo amazing is that it’s extremely relatable, We’ve all had to deal with the existential nightmares of the workforce, and we’ve all had really, really bad bosses. I never thought I’d be able to identify with a red panda that loves death metal so much! I’m super stoked to join Retsuko and her co-workers in all their workplace misadventures!”Daniel Barnes
“Growing up, I’ve loved so many of the Sanrio characters like Badtz Maru and Pochacco. But after meeting Retsuko, she has definitely taken the crown, I’ve worked my fair share of desk jobs in my adult life and being able to bring these personal experiences to Aggretsuko’s world is going to be a lot of fun! Daniel and I have some fun stuff planned.” Artist D.J. Kirkland mentioned about bringing Aggretsuko in Comic Book Form. This is the Second Book announced in the recent partnership with Oni Press. Be on the lookout for Aggretsuko on February 5th, 2020.
Be sure to read our review of Aggretsuko Season Two!