Sanrio's Aggretsuko is coming to comic books this February through Oni Press by writer Daniel Barnes and artist D.J. Kirkland, as announced in The Hollywood Reporter.
Originally created to star in a series of animated shorts on the Japanese TBS Television network, Aggretsuko came to American popularity with a Netflix animated series.
Aggretsuko, the series' titular star, is a red panda who escapes the boredom of office life by singing heavy metal karaoke.
"What makes Aggretsuko soooo amazing is that it's extremely relatable,” said Barnes in a statement. “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!"
"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,” added Kirkland. “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."
Aggretsuko #1 is due out February 5, 2020.