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Aggretsuko Season 4

Aggretsuko Season 4

10 episodes · TV Completed Aggretsuko 4th Season, アグレッシブ烈子第4期
7.38

Retsuko turns up the volume to stop Haida from making the biggest mistake ever when a sly new company president takes the office to a new extreme. Aggressive Retsuko Season 4 (Aggretsuko Season 4)

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Aggretsuko Season 4

Aggretsuko Season 4

Before Watching Aggretsuko Season 4, Here is Everything you Need to Know:

Aggretsuko, also known by its original Japanese title Aggressive Retsuko (Japanese: アグレッシブ烈子, Hepburn: Aguresshibu Retsuko), is a Japanese animated comedy streaming television series based on the eponymous character created by “Yeti” for the mascot company Sanrio. The character first appeared in a series of animated shorts by Fanworks which aired on TBS Television between April 2016 and March 2018.

An original net animation (ONA) anime series adaptation was launched worldwide on Netflix in April 2018, followed by a second season in June 2019, and the third season in August 2020. A fourth season was released in December 2021.

A comic book series adaptation by Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland was launched by Oni Press. The first issue was released on February 5, 2020.

A mobile game, Aggretsuko: The Short Timer Strikes Back, was released by Hive for Android and iOS in July 2020. The game, which is available worldwide, includes the full 100 short episode series, which need to be unlocked individually via normal gameplay. Whilst subtitled, the short episodes were not dubbed into other languages.

The beloved Japanese animated comedy series Aggretsuko is back with another season. Season 4 of the series features Retsuko’s return to the workplace and a new regime that causes new troubles for her to deal with. But she is not alone: Haida, her friend-zoned co-worker, has his own problems going on.

Aggretsuko Season 4 Synopsis:

The end of season 3 of Aggretsuko saw Retsuko shutting herself away from the rest of the world after a humiliating encounter with a toxic fan.

In season 4, she returns to the workplace along with Haida, who has resolved to keep her safe. The two of them do the will he/ won’t he dance as Haida remains incapable of asking Retsuko out. He is paralyzed by his fear of being a nobody while Retsuko is special and thus, out of his league.

Season 4 of Aggretsuko also sees a new boss at the trading center. Himuro, the external director, ascends as the new CEO and stirs trouble. He lays off several workers and also fires Ton. All the while, he has Haida in his confidence promoting him as the new director of accounting. Being valued and appreciated for once, Haida does everything Himuro asks of him.

However, Retsuko eventually finds out that Haida had been window dressing the accounts on Himuro’s orders and hatches a plan along with her friends to stop him.

Aggretsuko Season 4 Storyline:

Retsuko is a 25-year old and single anthropomorphic red panda, working in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm, trying her best to navigate through the typical problems encountered by young adults in 21st century Japan. Facing constant frustration every day from pushy superiors and co-workers, Retsuko lets out her emotions by going to a karaoke bar every night and singing death metal.

After five years of working the daily grind, Retsuko’s misery causes her to undergo a series of events that put her job in jeopardy, forcing her to shift her relationships with her co-workers and ending up changing her life in unexpected ways.

After this, she continues to come up with ways to find happiness and eventually comes to the conclusion that she would one day like to get married and raise a family. Unfortunately, her social anxiety combined with her naïveté causes her to get into far more trouble than she expects, sometimes in life-threatening ways.

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Aggretsuko Season 4 ending explained: Haida and Himuro exposed

In the final episode of Aggretsuko’s fourth season, Retsuko, with the help of Ton, Manaka, Fenneko, Kabae, and Hyodo, manages to uncover the original and the inflated accounts on Haida’s computer. In order to access the flash drive containing the accounts, Manaka and others pretend to be officials performing a surprise audit. As Haida rushes to meet them, Retsuko enters his office from the vent above and copies the accounts.

A jealous Haida also confronts Tadano and tells him to back off only to learn that there was nothing going on between Tadano and Retsuko. Ton brings Haida to Retsuko, who knocks some sense into him and tells him to stop following Himuro’s malicious orders.

Haida breaks down and confesses that he never felt valued by anybody and when Himuro appreciated him, he did his bidding, all for Retsuko so that he could become deserving of her. Retsuko still tells him to do the right thing.

When Haida confronts Himuro about the employees threatening to expose his window dressing, he decides to fight them to the bitter end. However, Haida tells him that he’s out and won’t be a part of his scheme anymore. The two engage in an arm wrestling contest while Retsuko comes in with a death growl, throwing both Haida and Himuro out through the window. They are saved by Hyodo.

At the end of Aggretsuko season 4, Himuro steps down as the CEO and the former CEO returns to take charge. Ton and Kabae were reinstated and Haida quit his job. Retsuko and Haida remain friends and Tadano becomes president of a space venture.

Characters Aggretsuko Season 4

Main Characters Aggretsuko Season 4

  • Retsuko (烈子) Aggretsuko Season 4

A 25-year-old red panda in her company’s accounting department lets out frustrations over her job by singing death metal at a karaoke bar. She is an amiable introvert who suffers from social anxiety and is prone to unrealistic dreams to the point where it negatively impacts her and those around her. After Retsuko bad-mouths her boss, Ton, on TV, Ton nicknames her “Short-Timer” (Japanese dub) or “Calendar” (English dub), implying her job is on the line.

When confronted with a new problem, personal or otherwise, she quickly retreats to a corner and tries to resolve the issue alone, if she does not outright surrender. This shows that her emotional maturity is lacking, and she is reluctant to confide in others. However, she slowly develops a healthier emotional state with help from her friends and, ironically, the co-workers she often cannot stand.

Side Characters Aggretsuko Season 4

  • Haida (ハイ田) Aggretsuko Season 4

Retsuko’s mild-mannered spotted hyena co-worker, who has had a crush on Retsuko for five years. His roundabout approach to confessing his feelings puts him in many comical situations; in many ways, he shares the same social-anxiety problems as Retsuko, resulting in poor communication with her.

Despite being rejected, he struggles to move on and continues to pine for her, often reacting badly whenever she goes out with someone; however, he does his best to give Retsuko space to keep himself in check. At the same time, Haida genuinely cares for Retsuko’s well-being and happiness, indicating that his affection for her is far from shallow or selfish.

Haida is an avid punk rock fan and plays bass guitar. He has an under-bite with three fangs always protruding from his mouth.

  • Fenneko (フェネ子Feneko) Aggretsuko Season 4

Retsuko’s fennec fox co-worker and closest friend in the office. Highly perceptive and insightful, she is able to deduce anyone’s mental state through mere observation of their habits and deviations from their usual patterns — namely, through scrutinizing others’ social media. Cynical by nature, she often openly criticizes something only to later enjoy it, sometimes to an obsessive degree. She has a highly distinctive, monotonous laugh.

  • Ms. Washimi (鷲美) Aggretsuko Season 4

A secretary bird who works as the secretary to the company’s president, and arguably the company’s de facto president due to the actual president’s incompetence. Strong-willed and confident, she is very wise and gives Retsuko a lot of sage advice when she is not busy keeping Gori’s excitability in check.

She sometimes ax kicks to intimidate those who frustrate her (mostly her boss), embodying the classic hunting behavior of her animal. Though very level-headed, she loses significant composure when the topic of marriage comes up, having gone through a bitter divorce after a four-month-long marriage in her past, becoming almost hostile.

  • Director Gori (ゴリ) Aggretsuko Season 4

A gorilla lady who works as director of marketing at Retsuko’s company. Along with Washimi, she does yoga with Retsuko and eventually joins her in karaoke. Despite her serious nature at work, she is highly excitable and takes great interest in bonding with Retsuko. A running gag with Gori is her over-the-top mourning over failed relationships, usually romantic ones. Despite being 40 years old and incredibly career-driven, she has high hopes to still get married someday and continues to make bold attempts to find “the one.” Aggretsuko Season 4

  • Resasuke (れさすけ) Aggretsuko Season 4

Retsuko’s one-time, and oblivious, red panda boyfriend in Season 1, who works in the Sales Department at their trade firm. Nicknamed the “Out of Pocket Prince” (Japanese dub) or “Space Cadet” (English dub), he is constantly zoning out, irresponsible with job duties, soft-spoken, and has zero social awareness. He has a large collection of thriving plants at home, suggesting that his character is a play on the Japanese term “herbivore men”.

  • Director Ton (トン) Aggretsuko Season 4

The domestic pig director of the accounting department, who constantly gives Retsuko a hard time through blatant sexism or overwork. He spends most of his time practicing golf instead of working, though it is shown that he is an incredibly skilled and speedy accountant despite being unable to use modern technology.

Though he regularly belittles Retsuko, it is implied that he actually respects her for her diligence and reliability. He more than once steps into her personal life with timely wisdom to save her from situations that are causing her grief.

  • Tsunoda (角田) Aggretsuko Season 4

A perky gazelle coworker of Retsuko who frequently sucks up to Ton in order to remain in a favorable position and to lighten her own workload. Her shameless approach to office politics and social media stardom earns her the ire of many. However, she is highly self-aware and more genuine than her personality lets on. Like Fenneko, she is an expert on discerning the emotional states of those around her.

  • Komiya (小宮) Aggretsuko Season 4

Ton’s meerkat right-hand subordinate. Like Tsunoda, Komiya sucks up to Ton, but he appears to be motivated by genuine admiration for Ton while Tsunoda only does so for her own calculated benefits. In Season 3, it is revealed that he runs a popular blog on JPop idols and becomes a big fan of Retsuko after seeing her sing on stage.

  • Tsubone (坪根) Aggretsuko Season 4

A Komodo dragon who is a senior to Retsuko in the accounting department. She is highly condescending and is implied to enjoy watching others fail, usually by giving them one of her many air-tight snack jars to open. Much like Ton, she frequently uses her seniority to push her extra work onto Retsuko.

  • Kabae (カバ恵) Aggretsuko Season 4

Retsuko’s hippo chatty coworker. Kabae is a middle-aged woman who frequently runs her mouth as the company’s rumor mill. She is easily excited by new gossip but claims to never spread anything malicious. She is happily married to her husband and has three kids at home. Her motherly personality, when applied at work, has polarizing results on the younger workers at the office.

  • Resasuke (れさすけ) Aggretsuko Season 4

Retsuko’s one-time, and oblivious, red panda boyfriend in Season 1, who works in the Sales Department at their trade firm. Nicknamed the “Out of Pocket Prince” (Japanese dub) or “Space Cadet” (English dub), he is constantly zoning out, irresponsible with job duties, soft-spoken, and has zero social awareness. He has a large collection of thriving plants at home, suggesting that his character is a play on the Japanese term “herbivore men”.

  • Anai (穴井) Aggretsuko Season 4

A Japanese badger recent college graduate and a new hire in Retsuko’s accounting department beginning in Season 2. He is very happy and eager on the surface but does not take any kind of feedback lightly, treating it as a personal attack.

This causes him to neurotically harass whoever said it via email demanding a written apology and recording all future conversations with the threat of escalation. As such, his professional and social skills are very lackluster, though his brick wall approach to criticism also renders him immune to the office politics others freely exercise in the department.

He is, however, receptive to Kabae’s motherly approach, and gradually learns to get along with everyone through her, suggesting that his poor behavior is the result of extreme anxiety. He is also an excellent cook and later sells his home-cooked meals to his co-workers. In Season 3, he becomes more emotionally stable, having found a girlfriend and writing a cookbook as a side project.

  • Tadano (只野) Aggretsuko Season 4

A donkey who is briefly Retsuko’s boyfriend in Season 2. Initially shown as a lazy, jobless bum, Tadano is actually the founder of his own AI company that is quickly rising in stock and is both incredibly wealthy and intelligent.

Tadano’s laziness is attributed to the fact that he quickly loses interest in any task he finds mundane and is driven to bring his AI program to the masses in hopes of moving society past late-stage capitalism, supporting programs like universal basic income.

Retsuko slowly falls for the laid-back but driven Tadano after meeting him in driving class, unaware of his true identity, and starts a genuine, happy relationship with him. However, the relationship ends when Tadano revealed that he is not interested in having kids or getting married. In Season 3, Tadano makes no contact with Retsuko but befriends Haida and Gori as the latter two struggle with Retsuko’s lack of communication with them.

  • Hyodo (豹堂) Aggretsuko Season 4

A leopard who is a window washer at Retsuko’s building by day and the manager for the up-and-coming idol group “OTM Girls” (short for Ōtemachi) by night. Retsuko initially meets him when she accidentally crashes into his van, forcing her to take up a second job as the group’s accounting manager to pay off her debt.

When Hyodo inadvertently discovers her singing death metal at her regular karaoke spot, he decides to move the OTM girls in a pop/metal fusion direction and coerces Retsuko into the center of the group. He is secretive about his day job with the girls, suggesting a sense of shame over it.

Though highly aggressive and intimidating, his anger is implied to be a front to cover his feelings about his own failings and incompetence, as he is very poor with finances.

  • Manaka (マナカ) Aggretsuko Season 4

The chinchilla lead singer of the OTMGirls. In stark contrast to Retsuko’s extremely passive personality, Manaka is confident and brash. She often behaves like a diva, but she genuinely cares for those around her, including Retsuko. Her bold personality comes from the fact that she neither desires nor cares for approval from others, and encourages Retsuko to be less afraid of upsetting others, accident or otherwise. When she is not performing, she works as a store clerk at a local convenience store.

Inui (戌井) Aggretsuko Season 4

A Borzoi who works in the General Affairs department at Retsuko’s company. Introduced in Season 3, Inui is a sweet, gentle, and caring woman who tries to pursue a relationship with Haida after a chance encounter.

Though they initially get off to a good start due to their shared love for punk rock, with Fenneko and Gori both pressuring Haida to accept her, Haida eventually turns her down after realizing his affection for Retsuko is too great to give Inui the relationship she is looking for. Though obviously hurt, Inui gracefully accepts the rejection.

  • Retsuko’s mother Aggretsuko Season 4

Retsuko’s overbearing red panda mother, who is currently unnamed. Beginning in the second season, she regularly visits Retsuko, unannounced, trying to pressure her into marriage with one of many bachelors found via matchmakers.

Despite her questionable actions, such as duplicating Retsuko’s apartment key without her permission, she genuinely cares about Retsuko’s well-being and gives her more opportunities to grow into adulthood by, often under immense emotional pressure, pushing her away from her comfort zone of “work, home, phone, sleep” as well as cooking and cleaning for her when she is visiting.

  • Himuro (ヒムロ) Aggretsuko Season 4

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Reviews Aggretsuko Season 4

1.Review of Affretsuko Season 4

Dec 16, 2021
Dramaddict (All reviews)

I’m not gonna lie, when I saw Aggretsuko get a 4th season, the cynic in me thought this was too much of a good thing. Season 3 was already a satisfying conclusion to Retsuko’s arc, and anything more would just be Western producers–in this case Netflix–milking a show into oblivion. I especially dreaded the idea of Retuko taking a step backward in her life just so they can prolong her story (as many other shows have done). Aggretsuko Season 4

After completing the 4th season, I guess I was kind of right? Retsuko doesn’t change that much throughout the 4th season because the show is no longer about her growth as a person. It seems strange, but even though her name’s still in the title, Retsuko isn’t really the main character anymore: Haida is.

Now I thought the beginning of the season was downright silly. At the end of the 3rd season, I thought the Retsuko x Haida couple was a forgone conclusion, so watching a dumb romcom couched in high-school misunderstandings was beyond insipid. Haida was literally–and I mean LITERALLY–one step away from her doorstep, but he was too much of a pussy to take it.

Yes, the show acknowledges how stupid this is, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Seriously, it was hard for me to tolerate an indecisive soyboy Haida with a self-esteem as thin as paper not being able to ask out his crush he’s been pining over for half a decade. I realized later on that this was a necessary setup to fully examine Haida as a character, so the second half improved a lot for me. Aggretsuko Season 4

This season comes with a new antagonist: the company’s new president (I forgot his name). While the first season explored the abuse of power rampant in a corporation, this season explores the more underground corruption plaguing it.

Not only is he quick to criticize the outdated tradition of his seniors, but he’s also so obsessed with efficiency to the point of treating employees more like machines than actual humans. Haida, being the most efficient member of the department, becomes the new head of accounting.

Haida is highly impressionable and is unsure of himself, so he desperately seeks outward validation. And now that he finally does get validation, it corrupts him. He’s now willing to do ethically questionable things just to protect that meager validation, and in the process, becomes more closed-off than ever before. Ultimately, confidence should come from within, not from someone else, and this season kinda delivers on that message–though the ending did feel a bit rushed. Aggretsuko Season 4

Aggretsuko remains as thoughtful as ever, but as far as I’m concerned, I didn’t need a 4th season. The fact that Retsuko was sidelined for most of it makes me feel like the writers were grasping at straws, figuring out how to prolong the story without ruining what they’ve built up.

If you’re watching just to revisit this eccentric cast, you’ll have a good time. For me, Haida isn’t nearly as likable as Retsuko, so I had a hard time getting invested. Anywho, it says “Retsuko will return” after the credits of episode 10, so what do I know? I’m probably gonna watch it anyway since it’s so short and digestible.

Thanks for reading!

2.Review of Affretsuko Season 4
Dec 16, 2021
lethargilistic (All reviews)

You know how you sometimes have to pull the cord on a gas lawnmower a bunch of times to get it going, but after it starts it continues generally fine? Season 4 of “Aggretsuko” is kind of like that.

The first HALF of the season is a will-they-or-won’t-they over Retsuko and Haida, after Season 3 spent so long bringing that to a head. Pretty much everything other aspect of the season gets *set up* while that’s going on, but is firmly in the background. At that point in the middle, I found that I just could not care anymore about whether or not they became a couple, because so much of the problem between them this season is simply that they don’t communicate like adults. Aggretsuko Season 4

Now, part of that is Haida’s lack of confidence, which is a major factor of the season, but I feel like it wasn’t too much to ask for them to resolve that in, say, three episodes? Maybe? Not 5. Not, really, the entire season. We only see them on happy dates a handful of times, even.

Anyway, overall season story is about a new and unscrupulous (and younger) CEO coming in to the company where Retsuko and the gang work. And, yes, the fact that he’s younger is important because he’s set up in contrast to the lackadaisical old guard bosses… who care about people’s jobs. Cripes. Yes. In this season of the workplace comedy about how work sucks, the management gets humanized because they’re people, too.

And they’re actually protecting you. Give me a fucking break. I recognize that this aspect of the season is even more steeped in Japanese business culture than usual, but it’s an odious reversal. Ton is not a fucking good guy. He can be nice to his family, but he is not the only thing standing between the accounting department and the door. You don’t get to go “well, he was young once, too,” in Season 4. Aggretsuko Season 4

Especially since, yes, he should be stepping down soon. He’s retirement age. Young leadership is good, and the only reason we don’t acknowledge that is because of old guard mythmaking. Bah.

You may notice that not a lot of this has to do with Retsuko. Well. The season doesn’t have much to do with Retsuko. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. However, in this case, I thought it was unsatisfying because it comes down to her doing stuff online mostly offscreen and one climactic confrontation with Haida. And that’s it. No matter how good it was to have some direct conflict between Haida and Retsuko, it couldn’t carry things for me. Aggretsuko Season 4

I’ll say this, though: finally, the curse of the soft reset has been broken. Slightly. Almost everything is still the same for no reason, as of the last two minutes. But the Season 4 soft reset DOES allows one thing to change, and it’s a good change. So here’s to Season 5 and maybe having more luck next time.

3.Review of Aggretsuko Season 4
Dec 16, 2021
Curiouswanderer (All reviews)

I get why people might feel that Retsuko and Haidas relationship was enough last season rather than seeing more of it this season. However I felt it was good to see the how they get on with each other even if they are not “officially” dating yet. I really thought the doggo president was a new interesting character even if he’s supposed to be the baddie who tries to make Haida his minion. We see a new side of Haida and that really is surprising since he’s normally just a “awkward goody two shoes who’s hopelessly in love with Retsuko”.

I also liked his mini song in the end and the fact we see mr donkey Elon musk again made the series worthwhile.

While I felt this season was rather rushed, I can say it was a bit better than the last season. Urgh I just want a 5th season already, it’s just so good to binge this series as it’s just so watchable and easy to enjoy whether it can be good, bad or wtf at times…..

4.Review of Aggretsuko Season 4
Dec 16, 2021
KirbyQueen (All reviews)

As a pretty big fan of this show I was very happy to see yet another season come up in my recc on Netflix!

The show gives us typically what I have have come to expect, a new adventure for Retsuko, a new character, and some development with Retsuko’s relationship with Haida. This season surprisingly gave us more focus on Haida than previous seasons, which i was really happy to see. I love him as a character and was happy that this season focused more on him.

The season dives into new company management, and it further develops on it’s themes of the working class Japanese person and the struggles that accompany that.

I found the new character less compelling than in previous seasons, and the main plot point of the book-keeping and Haida was new however was less fun to watch as I feel it diminished the characters. Aggretsuko Season 4

Honestly the character that got the best development this season was the manager Ton. Aggretsuko Season 4

However i find that, after watching 4 seasons of the show, the plot is getting kind of repetitive and somewhat predictable. I think it’s always cool to see Retsuko developing as a character, but when it comes to her and Haida’s relationship i have to say it’s a bit exhausting. At first, season 1, 2 maybe even 3 it was exciting to watch them possibly get together, but I am at the point where i don’t know if i even care at this point, it seems Retsuko just does not like Haida.

Ok so past this there are some spoilers in the review:

when her and Haida seem to finally start dating, it seems so, anti-climatic? And then she meets up with her ex still fora project and doesn’t tell him. It is just becoming frustrating to watch Retsuko in any relationship because the more I do the less I like her as a character.

So this season is fun, and if you like the series definitely give it a watch, however I hope next season gives us less repetition of the same themes.

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Aggretsuko Season 4

Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

10 episodes · TV Completed Aggretsuko 4th Season, アグレッシブ烈子第4期
7.38

Retsuko turns up the volume to stop Haida from making the biggest mistake ever when a sly new company president takes the office to a new extreme. Aggressive Retsuko Season 4 (Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB)

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Aggretsuko Season 4

Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Before Watching Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB, Here is Everything you Need to Know:

Aggretsuko, also known by its original Japanese title Aggressive Retsuko (Japanese: アグレッシブ烈子, Hepburn: Aguresshibu Retsuko), is a Japanese animated comedy streaming television series based on the eponymous character created by “Yeti” for the mascot company Sanrio. The character first appeared in a series of animated shorts by Fanworks which aired on TBS Television between April 2016 and March 2018.

An original net animation (ONA) anime series adaptation was launched worldwide on Netflix in April 2018, followed by a second season in June 2019, and the third season in August 2020. A fourth season was released in December 2021.

A comic book series adaptation by Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland was launched by Oni Press. The first issue was released on February 5, 2020.

A mobile game, Aggretsuko: The Short Timer Strikes Back, was released by Hive for Android and iOS in July 2020. The game, which is available worldwide, includes the full 100 short episode series, which need to be unlocked individually via normal gameplay. Whilst subtitled, the short episodes were not dubbed into other languages.

The beloved Japanese animated comedy series Aggretsuko is back with another season. Season 4 of the series features Retsuko’s return to the workplace and a new regime that causes new troubles for her to deal with. But she is not alone: Haida, her friend-zoned co-worker, has his own problems going on.

Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB Synopsis:

The end of season 3 of Aggretsuko saw Retsuko shutting herself away from the rest of the world after a humiliating encounter with a toxic fan.

In season 4, she returns to the workplace along with Haida, who has resolved to keep her safe. The two of them do the will he/ won’t he dance as Haida remains incapable of asking Retsuko out. He is paralyzed by his fear of being a nobody while Retsuko is special and thus, out of his league.

Season 4 of Aggretsuko also sees a new boss at the trading center. Himuro, the external director, ascends as the new CEO and stirs trouble. He lays off several workers and also fires Ton. All the while, he has Haida in his confidence promoting him as the new director of accounting. Being valued and appreciated for once, Haida does everything Himuro asks of him.

However, Retsuko eventually finds out that Haida had been window dressing the accounts on Himuro’s orders and hatches a plan along with her friends to stop him.

Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB Storyline:

Retsuko is a 25-year old and single anthropomorphic red panda, working in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm, trying her best to navigate through the typical problems encountered by young adults in 21st century Japan. Facing constant frustration every day from pushy superiors and co-workers, Retsuko lets out her emotions by going to a karaoke bar every night and singing death metal.

After five years of working the daily grind, Retsuko’s misery causes her to undergo a series of events that put her job in jeopardy, forcing her to shift her relationships with her co-workers and ending up changing her life in unexpected ways.

After this, she continues to come up with ways to find happiness and eventually comes to the conclusion that she would one day like to get married and raise a family. Unfortunately, her social anxiety combined with her naïveté causes her to get into far more trouble than she expects, sometimes in life-threatening ways.

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Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB ending explained: Haida and Himuro exposed

In the final episode of Aggretsuko’s fourth season, Retsuko, with the help of Ton, Manaka, Fenneko, Kabae, and Hyodo, manages to uncover the original and the inflated accounts on Haida’s computer. In order to access the flash drive containing the accounts, Manaka and others pretend to be officials performing a surprise audit. As Haida rushes to meet them, Retsuko enters his office from the vent above and copies the accounts.

A jealous Haida also confronts Tadano and tells him to back off only to learn that there was nothing going on between Tadano and Retsuko. Ton brings Haida to Retsuko, who knocks some sense into him and tells him to stop following Himuro’s malicious orders.

Haida breaks down and confesses that he never felt valued by anybody and when Himuro appreciated him, he did his bidding, all for Retsuko so that he could become deserving of her. Retsuko still tells him to do the right thing.

When Haida confronts Himuro about the employees threatening to expose his window dressing, he decides to fight them to the bitter end. However, Haida tells him that he’s out and won’t be a part of his scheme anymore. The two engage in an arm wrestling contest while Retsuko comes in with a death growl, throwing both Haida and Himuro out through the window. They are saved by Hyodo.

At the end of Aggretsuko season 4 DUB, Himuro steps down as the CEO and the former CEO returns to take charge. Ton and Kabae were reinstated and Haida quit his job. Retsuko and Haida remain friends and Tadano becomes president of a space venture.

Characters Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Main Characters Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

  • Retsuko (烈子) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A 25-year-old red panda in her company’s accounting department lets out frustrations over her job by singing death metal at a karaoke bar. She is an amiable introvert who suffers from social anxiety and is prone to unrealistic dreams to the point where it negatively impacts her and those around her. After Retsuko bad-mouths her boss, Ton, on TV, Ton nicknames her “Short-Timer” (Japanese dub) or “Calendar” (English dub), implying her job is on the line.

When confronted with a new problem, personal or otherwise, she quickly retreats to a corner and tries to resolve the issue alone, if she does not outright surrender. This shows that her emotional maturity is lacking, and she is reluctant to confide in others. However, she slowly develops a healthier emotional state with help from her friends and, ironically, the co-workers she often cannot stand.

Side Characters Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

  • Haida (ハイ田) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Retsuko’s mild-mannered spotted hyena co-worker, who has had a crush on Retsuko for five years. His roundabout approach to confessing his feelings puts him in many comical situations; in many ways, he shares the same social-anxiety problems as Retsuko, resulting in poor communication with her.

Despite being rejected, he struggles to move on and continues to pine for her, often reacting badly whenever she goes out with someone; however, he does his best to give Retsuko space to keep himself in check. At the same time, Haida genuinely cares for Retsuko’s well-being and happiness, indicating that his affection for her is far from shallow or selfish.

Haida is an avid punk rock fan and plays bass guitar. He has an under-bite with three fangs always protruding from his mouth.

  • Fenneko (フェネ子Feneko) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Retsuko’s fennec fox co-worker and closest friend in the office. Highly perceptive and insightful, she is able to deduce anyone’s mental state through mere observation of their habits and deviations from their usual patterns — namely, through scrutinizing others’ social media. Cynical by nature, she often openly criticizes something only to later enjoy it, sometimes to an obsessive degree. She has a highly distinctive, monotonous laugh.

  • Ms. Washimi (鷲美) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A secretary bird who works as the secretary to the company’s president, and arguably the company’s de facto president due to the actual president’s incompetence. Strong-willed and confident, she is very wise and gives Retsuko a lot of sage advice when she is not busy keeping Gori’s excitability in check.

She sometimes ax kicks to intimidate those who frustrate her (mostly her boss), embodying the classic hunting behavior of her animal. Though very level-headed, she loses significant composure when the topic of marriage comes up, having gone through a bitter divorce after a four-month-long marriage in her past, becoming almost hostile.

  • Director Gori (ゴリ) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A gorilla lady who works as director of marketing at Retsuko’s company. Along with Washimi, she does yoga with Retsuko and eventually joins her in karaoke. Despite her serious nature at work, she is highly excitable and takes great interest in bonding with Retsuko. A running gag with Gori is her over-the-top mourning over failed relationships, usually romantic ones. Despite being 40 years old and incredibly career-driven, she has high hopes to still get married someday and continues to make bold attempts to find “the one.” Aggretsuko Season 4

  • Resasuke (れさすけ) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Retsuko’s one-time, and oblivious, red panda boyfriend in Season 1, who works in the Sales Department at their trade firm. Nicknamed the “Out of Pocket Prince” (Japanese dub) or “Space Cadet” (English dub), he is constantly zoning out, irresponsible with job duties, soft-spoken, and has zero social awareness. He has a large collection of thriving plants at home, suggesting that his character is a play on the Japanese term “herbivore men”.

  • Director Ton (トン) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

The domestic pig director of the accounting department, who constantly gives Retsuko a hard time through blatant sexism or overwork. He spends most of his time practicing golf instead of working, though it is shown that he is an incredibly skilled and speedy accountant despite being unable to use modern technology.

Though he regularly belittles Retsuko, it is implied that he actually respects her for her diligence and reliability. He more than once steps into her personal life with timely wisdom to save her from situations that are causing her grief.

  • Tsunoda (角田) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A perky gazelle coworker of Retsuko who frequently sucks up to Ton in order to remain in a favorable position and to lighten her own workload. Her shameless approach to office politics and social media stardom earns her the ire of many. However, she is highly self-aware and more genuine than her personality lets on. Like Fenneko, she is an expert on discerning the emotional states of those around her.

  • Komiya (小宮) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Ton’s meerkat right-hand subordinate. Like Tsunoda, Komiya sucks up to Ton, but he appears to be motivated by genuine admiration for Ton while Tsunoda only does so for her own calculated benefits. In Season 3, it is revealed that he runs a popular blog on JPop idols and becomes a big fan of Retsuko after seeing her sing on stage.

  • Tsubone (坪根) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A Komodo dragon who is a senior to Retsuko in the accounting department. She is highly condescending and is implied to enjoy watching others fail, usually by giving them one of her many air-tight snack jars to open. Much like Ton, she frequently uses her seniority to push her extra work onto Retsuko.

  • Kabae (カバ恵) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Retsuko’s hippo chatty coworker. Kabae is a middle-aged woman who frequently runs her mouth as the company’s rumor mill. She is easily excited by new gossip but claims to never spread anything malicious. She is happily married to her husband and has three kids at home. Her motherly personality, when applied at work, has polarizing results on the younger workers at the office.

  • Resasuke (れさすけ) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Retsuko’s one-time, and oblivious, red panda boyfriend in Season 1, who works in the Sales Department at their trade firm. Nicknamed the “Out of Pocket Prince” (Japanese dub) or “Space Cadet” (English dub), he is constantly zoning out, irresponsible with job duties, soft-spoken, and has zero social awareness. He has a large collection of thriving plants at home, suggesting that his character is a play on the Japanese term “herbivore men”.

  • Anai (穴井) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A Japanese badger recent college graduate and a new hire in Retsuko’s accounting department beginning in Season 2. He is very happy and eager on the surface but does not take any kind of feedback lightly, treating it as a personal attack.

This causes him to neurotically harass whoever said it via email demanding a written apology and recording all future conversations with the threat of escalation. As such, his professional and social skills are very lackluster, though his brick wall approach to criticism also renders him immune to the office politics others freely exercise in the department.

He is, however, receptive to Kabae’s motherly approach, and gradually learns to get along with everyone through her, suggesting that his poor behavior is the result of extreme anxiety. He is also an excellent cook and later sells his home-cooked meals to his co-workers. In Season 3, he becomes more emotionally stable, having found a girlfriend and writing a cookbook as a side project.

  • Tadano (只野) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A donkey who is briefly Retsuko’s boyfriend in Season 2. Initially shown as a lazy, jobless bum, Tadano is actually the founder of his own AI company that is quickly rising in stock and is both incredibly wealthy and intelligent.

Tadano’s laziness is attributed to the fact that he quickly loses interest in any task he finds mundane and is driven to bring his AI program to the masses in hopes of moving society past late-stage capitalism, supporting programs like universal basic income.

Retsuko slowly falls for the laid-back but driven Tadano after meeting him in driving class, unaware of his true identity, and starts a genuine, happy relationship with him. However, the relationship ends when Tadano revealed that he is not interested in having kids or getting married. In Season 3, Tadano makes no contact with Retsuko but befriends Haida and Gori as the latter two struggle with Retsuko’s lack of communication with them.

  • Hyodo (豹堂) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A leopard who is a window washer at Retsuko’s building by day and the manager for the up-and-coming idol group “OTM Girls” (short for Ōtemachi) by night. Retsuko initially meets him when she accidentally crashes into his van, forcing her to take up a second job as the group’s accounting manager to pay off her debt.

When Hyodo inadvertently discovers her singing death metal at her regular karaoke spot, he decides to move the OTM girls in a pop/metal fusion direction and coerces Retsuko into the center of the group. He is secretive about his day job with the girls, suggesting a sense of shame over it.

Though highly aggressive and intimidating, his anger is implied to be a front to cover his feelings about his own failings and incompetence, as he is very poor with finances.

  • Manaka (マナカ) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

The chinchilla lead singer of the OTMGirls. In stark contrast to Retsuko’s extremely passive personality, Manaka is confident and brash. She often behaves like a diva, but she genuinely cares for those around her, including Retsuko. Her bold personality comes from the fact that she neither desires nor cares for approval from others, and encourages Retsuko to be less afraid of upsetting others, accident or otherwise. When she is not performing, she works as a store clerk at a local convenience store.

Inui (戌井) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

A Borzoi who works in the General Affairs department at Retsuko’s company. Introduced in Season 3, Inui is a sweet, gentle, and caring woman who tries to pursue a relationship with Haida after a chance encounter.

Though they initially get off to a good start due to their shared love for punk rock, with Fenneko and Gori both pressuring Haida to accept her, Haida eventually turns her down after realizing his affection for Retsuko is too great to give Inui the relationship she is looking for. Though obviously hurt, Inui gracefully accepts the rejection.

  • Retsuko’s mother Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Retsuko’s overbearing red panda mother, who is currently unnamed. Beginning in the second season, she regularly visits Retsuko, unannounced, trying to pressure her into marriage with one of many bachelors found via matchmakers.

Despite her questionable actions, such as duplicating Retsuko’s apartment key without her permission, she genuinely cares about Retsuko’s well-being and gives her more opportunities to grow into adulthood by, often under immense emotional pressure, pushing her away from her comfort zone of “work, home, phone, sleep” as well as cooking and cleaning for her when she is visiting.

  • Himuro (ヒムロ) Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

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Reviews Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

1.Review of Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Dec 16, 2021
Dramaddict (All reviews)

I’m not gonna lie, when I saw Aggretsuko get a 4th season, the cynic in me thought this was too much of a good thing. Season 3 was already a satisfying conclusion to Retsuko’s arc, and anything more would just be Western producers–in this case Netflix–milking a show into oblivion. I especially dreaded the idea of Retuko taking a step backward in her life just so they can prolong her story (as many other shows have done). Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

After completing the 4th season, I guess I was kind of right? Retsuko doesn’t change that much throughout the 4th season because the show is no longer about her growth as a person. It seems strange, but even though her name’s still in the title, Retsuko isn’t really the main character anymore: Haida is.

Now I thought the beginning of the season was downright silly. At the end of the 3rd season, I thought the Retsuko x Haida couple was a forgone conclusion, so watching a dumb romcom couched in high-school misunderstandings was beyond insipid. Haida was literally–and I mean LITERALLY–one step away from her doorstep, but he was too much of a pussy to take it.

Yes, the show acknowledges how stupid this is, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Seriously, it was hard for me to tolerate an indecisive soyboy Haida with a self-esteem as thin as paper not being able to ask out his crush he’s been pining over for half a decade. I realized later on that this was a necessary setup to fully examine Haida as a character, so the second half improved a lot for me. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

This season comes with a new antagonist: the company’s new president (I forgot his name). While the first season explored the abuse of power rampant in a corporation, this season explores the more underground corruption plaguing it.

Not only is he quick to criticize the outdated tradition of his seniors, but he’s also so obsessed with efficiency to the point of treating employees more like machines than actual humans. Haida, being the most efficient member of the department, becomes the new head of accounting.

Haida is highly impressionable and is unsure of himself, so he desperately seeks outward validation. And now that he finally does get validation, it corrupts him. He’s now willing to do ethically questionable things just to protect that meager validation, and in the process, becomes more closed-off than ever before. Ultimately, confidence should come from within, not from someone else, and this season kinda delivers on that message–though the ending did feel a bit rushed. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Aggretsuko remains as thoughtful as ever, but as far as I’m concerned, I didn’t need a 4th season. The fact that Retsuko was sidelined for most of it makes me feel like the writers were grasping at straws, figuring out how to prolong the story without ruining what they’ve built up.

If you’re watching just to revisit this eccentric cast, you’ll have a good time. For me, Haida isn’t nearly as likable as Retsuko, so I had a hard time getting invested. Anywho, it says “Retsuko will return” after the credits of episode 10, so what do I know? I’m probably gonna watch it anyway since it’s so short and digestible.

Thanks for reading!

2.Review of Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB
Dec 16, 2021
lethargilistic (All reviews)

You know how you sometimes have to pull the cord on a gas lawnmower a bunch of times to get it going, but after it starts it continues generally fine? Season 4 of “Aggretsuko” is kind of like that.

The first HALF of the season is a will-they-or-won’t-they over Retsuko and Haida, after Season 3 spent so long bringing that to a head. Pretty much everything other aspect of the season gets *set up* while that’s going on, but is firmly in the background. At that point in the middle, I found that I just could not care anymore about whether or not they became a couple, because so much of the problem between them this season is simply that they don’t communicate like adults. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Now, part of that is Haida’s lack of confidence, which is a major factor of the season, but I feel like it wasn’t too much to ask for them to resolve that in, say, three episodes? Maybe? Not 5. Not, really, the entire season. We only see them on happy dates a handful of times, even.

Anyway, overall season story is about a new and unscrupulous (and younger) CEO coming in to the company where Retsuko and the gang work. And, yes, the fact that he’s younger is important because he’s set up in contrast to the lackadaisical old guard bosses… who care about people’s jobs. Cripes. Yes. In this season of the workplace comedy about how work sucks, the management gets humanized because they’re people, too.

And they’re actually protecting you. Give me a fucking break. I recognize that this aspect of the season is even more steeped in Japanese business culture than usual, but it’s an odious reversal. Ton is not a fucking good guy. He can be nice to his family, but he is not the only thing standing between the accounting department and the door. You don’t get to go “well, he was young once, too,” in Season 4. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Especially since, yes, he should be stepping down soon. He’s retirement age. Young leadership is good, and the only reason we don’t acknowledge that is because of old guard mythmaking. Bah.

You may notice that not a lot of this has to do with Retsuko. Well. The season doesn’t have much to do with Retsuko. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. However, in this case, I thought it was unsatisfying because it comes down to her doing stuff online mostly offscreen and one climactic confrontation with Haida. And that’s it. No matter how good it was to have some direct conflict between Haida and Retsuko, it couldn’t carry things for me. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

I’ll say this, though: finally, the curse of the soft reset has been broken. Slightly. Almost everything is still the same for no reason, as of the last two minutes. But the Season 4 soft reset DOES allows one thing to change, and it’s a good change. So here’s to Season 5 and maybe having more luck next time.

3.Review of Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB
Dec 16, 2021
Curiouswanderer (All reviews)

I get why people might feel that Retsuko and Haidas relationship was enough last season rather than seeing more of it this season. However I felt it was good to see the how they get on with each other even if they are not “officially” dating yet. I really thought the doggo president was a new interesting character even if he’s supposed to be the baddie who tries to make Haida his minion. We see a new side of Haida and that really is surprising since he’s normally just a “awkward goody two shoes who’s hopelessly in love with Retsuko”.

I also liked his mini song in the end and the fact we see mr donkey Elon musk again made the series worthwhile.

While I felt this season was rather rushed, I can say it was a bit better than the last season. Urgh I just want a 5th season already, it’s just so good to binge this series as it’s just so watchable and easy to enjoy whether it can be good, bad or wtf at times…..

4.Review of Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB
Dec 16, 2021
KirbyQueen (All reviews)

As a pretty big fan of this show I was very happy to see yet another season come up in my recc on Netflix!

The show gives us typically what I have have come to expect, a new adventure for Retsuko, a new character, and some development with Retsuko’s relationship with Haida. This season surprisingly gave us more focus on Haida than previous seasons, which i was really happy to see. I love him as a character and was happy that this season focused more on him.

The season dives into new company management, and it further develops on it’s themes of the working class Japanese person and the struggles that accompany that.

I found the new character less compelling than in previous seasons, and the main plot point of the book-keeping and Haida was new however was less fun to watch as I feel it diminished the characters. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

Honestly the character that got the best development this season was the manager Ton. Aggretsuko Season 4 DUB

However i find that, after watching 4 seasons of the show, the plot is getting kind of repetitive and somewhat predictable. I think it’s always cool to see Retsuko developing as a character, but when it comes to her and Haida’s relationship i have to say it’s a bit exhausting. At first, season 1, 2 maybe even 3 it was exciting to watch them possibly get together, but I am at the point where i don’t know if i even care at this point, it seems Retsuko just does not like Haida.

Ok so past this there are some spoilers in the review:

when her and Haida seem to finally start dating, it seems so, anti-climatic? And then she meets up with her ex still fora project and doesn’t tell him. It is just becoming frustrating to watch Retsuko in any relationship because the more I do the less I like her as a character.

So this season is fun, and if you like the series definitely give it a watch, however I hope next season gives us less repetition of the same themes.

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