Much like its characters, Aggretsuko is an odd animal in the world of anime. Focused on the daily life and tribulations of Retsuko and her friends, the series forgoes grandiose plot points for more grounded conflicts like getting along with coworkers, coping with the daily grind and how to get out of a stagnant relationship. It’s for this reason, though, that the series has struck such a good chord with fans and quickly become a favorite for the Spring 2018 season. Being a shorter series, it’s understandable that people will want something like it to fill the void once the last episode has been streamed. To that end, we’ve got five anime like Aggretsuko if you’re looking for something similar.
Sometimes, the place you work can bring you some of the best adventures life has to offer. Or at least, that’s the case for the staff of the Wagnaria restaurant. Following the high schooler Souta Takahashi, the series shows their daily hijinks as they try to hold down a job, deal with coworkers, and make their way through life’s daily pitfalls and challenges. It won’t be long before viewers find themselves sucked wholeheartedly into the lives of these characters, and with three seasons available to watch, there’s plenty of time to be spent with them.