Ever hear of Hello Kitty? Of course you have. The character, created by Sanrio in 1974, is one of the most popular brands in the world. And while she’s been kicking around since 1974, one of the company’s newest creations might be even more popular, at least among metal fans and frustrated office workers. Aggretsuko is a 25 year-old Panda and is an office associate at a trading company in Tokyo. When she gets angry, she turns red, and luckily, she gets angry quite a bit. Unlike Hello Kitty, she drinks beer. And when she’s not getting more work dumped on her at her thankless job, she’s blowing off steam by doing death metal karaoke. That sounds totally relateable, and while she might not be challenging Hello Kitty just yet, you can already pick up a blanket, sticky notes and pen cases featuring her likeness. Get into her story below.
[via The Verge]