Aggretsuko Season One Review (Spoilers)

I literally had no idea that I would love a cutesy/death-metal show as much as I did. But anyway, let’s review the show.

Each episode of the show is only 15-minutes long which is great because it can keep my attention all the way though and it is easy to binge watch.

Retsuko is a red panda who started her accounting job with high hopes and positivity. Now that she has worked there for a while, the spark has gone and she isn’t feeling so great about her job. After a hard day of work, Retsuko going to sing death metal karaoke. However, no one knows about this, not even her friends from work.

While she sings karaoke death metal, she sings all about how much she hates her boss. Mr. Ton is at pig who serves as the series’ primary antagonist, and while he makes for an appropriately awful representation of the worst kind of boss it makes the show that little bit funnier.

As the show goes on, Retsuko finds hope as she sees chances of leaving her job, love and friendship.

I watched the show in English but I wish I watched it in Japanese with English subtitles as someone else has said that it’s the better way to do it.

For literally all of the show, I was glued to the screen. I loved the friendship that developed between Washimi and Gori. They are two of the office’s most awesome ladies and even though they didn’t seem approachable at first, the three of them made a great friendship group.

Another thing that I loved was that even though Retsuko’s life seemed to be a little rubbish, she still had positive things happen to her. She started yoga, made new friends and even found romance.

The season ended with the possibility of romance between Retsuko and Haida, Retsuko’s hyena coworker. They seems like a super cute couple which warms my heart.

Aggretsuko is an excellent series that anyone who loves good comedy and great characters can enjoy, even if they’re not necessarily an anime fan.

My Top 5 Character Meets At Disneyland Paris

I’ve been to Disneyland Paris twice now and have a third trip booked. I know that’s not a huge amount but I’m grateful that I get to go at all.

In the future, Simon and I hope to get APs which means we will be going all the time but money doesn’t want that to happen right now.

In the meantime, while I’m missing the Disney magic, I thought I would write all about my favourite character meets in the parks.

Miss Bunny and Thumper

This is my all time favourite meet so I thought that I would talk about it first. It’s a funny story really. We were in the queue for the characters and something happened that made us leave the queue. We ended up all sad that we didn’t meet Miss Bunny and Thumper. So, we did some shopping. I bought a handbag with Mickey Mouse’s face on.

Anyway, we went back into the park and noticed that Miss Bunny and Thumper will be back at 1pm. We waited around for about an hour to meet them but it was totally worth it. Miss Bunny ended up loving my new bag and she posed with it. Thumper was upset that it wasn’t him that was on my bag!

Definitely the best character meet so far. Plus, Miss Bunny looks adorable with my handbag!

Marie

This was a character meet that I didn’t love so much as it was happening but thinking about it now, it made my trip extra special. We didn’t have to queue very long to meet Marie which shocked me as I figured that people would love to meet Marie.

At the time, I thought that Marie was freaky as she just clawed at me and stroked my hand but thinking about it now, it was super fun and funny.

Jafar

The line to meet Jafar was the best queue ever. I was hyped and super excited so I kept making jokes.

“First we were JaFAR, then we were JaNEAR”

I realise that isn’t actually that funny but I was so happy that I would laugh at anything.

When we got to Jafar, I asked him if he was the hugging type. He shook his head at me and it was one of the best moments ever.

Daisy Duck

This was the first meet of the second trip. As soon as we arrived in the park, I noticed Daisy and ran over.

Me and Daisy posed a lot and took plenty of photos. Even though I was extra fat (I’ve lost weight since), these photos are some of my favourite of myself. Not because of how I look but because of how happy I am.

Goofy

This was the last character meet of the second trip. We were packing up and waiting for the coach to the airport when Goofy arrived so of course, we had to squish in one more character meet before we left.

I gave him the biggest hug and told him that I would see him soon.

I can’t wait to go back to Disneyland Paris and meet more characters. Have you ever been before? Who was your fave character meet?

Why You Should Watch Hilda If You Like Gravity Falls

If you know me then you’ll know that I love Gravity Falls. Sadly, I’ve watched all of Gravity Falls a lot of times now so I’m always on the hunt for similar things to watch.

I was scrolling though the internet when I noticed a show that was similar to Gravity Falls. That show is called Hilda!

I decided to throw myself into the show without watching the trailer because I feel like trailers often ruin a show for me.

Hilda is based off the graphic novel series by Luke Pearson. Both the graphic novels and the show follow the story of Hilda; a fearless girl who lives with her mum and her pet Deerfox names Twig. Hilda and her family lived in a forest cabin. That is until certain events happen which force Hilda and her mom and a little elf named Aulfur to move to the city of Trolberg and the show follows Hilda as she learns to adapt to city life, meet new friends and discovers all sorts of weird and mysterious things along the way.

Sound familiar? If you’re getting Gravity Falls vibes I do not blame you!

Hilda is being compare to Gravity Falls by many. Hilda herself is in a way, a mix of Dipper and Mabel. She has Dipper’s interests in the wilderness and the unknown. She also gets along with people and has a personality that is just like Mabel’s when it comes to being caring to others.

But as you all know, Hilda is a whole other show and sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t be comparing all shows to Gravity Falls. While it is nice to compare the showers, I feel like you should watch tv shows as if Gravity Falls never existed.

Not only does Hilda have great characters but it’s visually breathtaking. The animation flows beautifuly, the backgrounds are stunning and the scenery is perfect.

Hilda has me sat watching with a huge grin on my face. Hilda’s humour is pretty straight up and sophisticated. The humour is very ‘British’. The show is absolutely full of tea jokes.

Out of all the animation shows that I have watched thanks to Gravity Falls, Hilda is a person favourite. It is even pretty close competition with Gravity Falls for my all time favourite animation show. It’s full of nostalgia, pretty visuals, fun characters and amazing stories to top it off.

If you’re in need of something to watch and you’ve already watched Gravity Falls, I definitely recommend that you check out Hilda. It is worth watching even if you didn’t like/haven’t seen Gravity Falls.

Top Five Cutest Kanto Pokemon

Pokemon has been a big deal for such a long time now. I’m embarrassed to say that I only got into Pokemon when I was 18 years old, but since then, I can’t get enough of them. A franchise that started as a video game series, has blossomed into what seems like a lifestyle. Although Pokemon has changed over time, the basic idea has remained the same and people of all ages can’t get enough of it.

If you asked a group of people “what’s your favourite Pokemon?” then you could get a whole bunch of different answers. Some people prefer the strongest Pokemon, some prefer Pokemon of a certain type, and some people like the cutest Pokemon. As for me, I like the cute ones!

So, without further a-do, here’re my top 5 favourite/cutest Pokemon:

Cubone. With a story as cute as Cubone’s, you can’t help but fall in love with it. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and it’s my all-time favourite Pokemon.

Ponyta. I love Ponyta because it’s a pony and it’s a fire type. It is an adorable little pony.

Oddish. Being a grass and poison type Pokemon, you wouldn’t think that Oddish would be all that cute but it’s actually one of my all time faves.

Clefairy. It’s pink and it’s cute. That’s enough said.

Eevee. I love Eevee because it turns into Vaporeon which is one of my favourites but while it’s Eevee, it’s still super adorable.

Which are you favourite, cute Pokemon?

Aggretsuko First Impressions

Oh Netflix, how you create some great content!

I was looking for a new, easy to watch anime and when I found an anime with rage and cuteness in one.

What I’ve Heard

Believe it or not, I have never really heard much about Aggretsuko. I knew that it was full of rage and it was based on a workplace but that’s all I knew. I never thought that it would be my kind of show though.

Expectations

With each episode only being fifteen minutes long, I didn’t expect to gain much from watching the show. The characters are super simple yet so cute so I was super unsure of if I’d like it or not.

Thoughts while watching it

Retsuko is a red panda character from the Sanrio franchise. She’s basically an office lady who works in the accounting department. She’s often stressed out and has pent up frustration, mainly because of work. To release that stress and frustration, she secretly karaokes to heavy metal. Hence, Aggressive Retsuko (Aggretsuko).

The show is seemingly cute and funny. I really did enjoy it so far. It’s a great short watch since each episode is about 15 minutes long. However, it’s not just interesting because it’s seemingly cute and funny. The show is quite relatable. If you work in a stressful situation or maybe have too much stress in your life, you will completely be able to relate to Retsuko.

Retsuko basically works hard and is just doing her best to live. However, her bosses at work are assholes. Especially her male boss who is a literal chauvinistic pig.

I actually really enjoyed the show after the first episode. Not just because it’s cute, funny, and that it brings societal issues and pressures to light. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the series and having series two come out this year.

Have you watched Aggretsuko? If you have, what did you think of it?

Glitter Force First Impressions And Review

A couple of days ago, I was browsing the anime section of Netflix when I discovered that Glitter Force was on there. I love magical girls so I thought that I would give it a go. Glitter Force is the ninth instalment of the Pretty Cure franchise. Unfortunately, it is dubbed on Netflix and I prefer a Japanese anime with subtitles but I decided to try it anyway.

What I’ve Heard

I’ve heard of Pretty Cure before and knew a little about it but I hadn’t watched many episodes. Pretty Cure seems to be very popular in Japan as most magical girl anime shows tend to be. I had no idea that Glitter Force was on Netflix though so I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon it by accident.

Expectations

Based off the the adorable imagary from the anime, I thought that it would be a magical girl anime that is similar to Sailor Moon. The girls all wear a different color, suggesting that they all have abilities dealing with different elements. I expected that the anime would greatly revolve around the themes of love and friendship.

Thoughts while watching it

As soon as the episode started, I noticed that they had jumped straight into the plot by introducing all the magical girls in a dream of the protagonist. She often has dreams of being a magical girl, fighting crime and is often dreaming of fairytales. Emily, who is the protagonist, compared a lot of her life to fairytales.

We follow Emily to her first day of school and I honestly thought that she was adorable. She may have had an over optimistic view of the world but I think that’s a good trait to have anyway. A lot of the time, protagonists that like fairytales can be a little daydreamy or obsessive about fantasy but I didn’t find that with Emily. The producers and writers definitely didn’t over do it like in usual shows. I was in love with Emily as a character straight away!

I am a twenty-two year old so I expect that the anime was aimed for younger people. I realised this a few minutes in. All the characters seemed to be younger and have higher voices than myself. I wish I watched this show while I was growing up as I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more than but it was definitely still enjoyable as an adult.

Emily has to introduce herself to the class but her anxiety makes her struggle to get the words out and she forgets what she wanted to say, so a very loud girl named Kelsey takes over and introduces Emily to the class. Then, some other female classmates speak up and compliment Emily. These students then introduce themselves in front of the class to Kelsey and Emily and Emily realizes that these girls were the other magical girls in her dream. I found this part funny but also a little awkward. In reality, no new student would have to introduce themselves nor would another student be allowed to go to the front of the class to shout about the new student. Maybe I just went to a really strict school but in my school, we had to raise our hands before we could speak.

After Emily’s introduction, Emily stumbles upon a fantasy land in the library. While in the fantasy land, Emily learns that a group of girls were prophesied to to defeat the evil Emperor Nogo, who wishes to take all happy endings from the world.

After she leaves the library, Emily heads home but notices a wolf in the sky named Ulric who is sucking all the hopes, dreams and happy ending from the civilians. Emily then transforms into a magical girl and fights Ulric. This was my favourite part as I like watching a magical girl do her stuff!