Aggretsuko is a workplace dark comedy featuring an assortment of adorable fuzzy anthropomorphic creatures. It centers on a red panda, Retsuko (Erica Mendez), with a penchant for death metal and a stressful office job. Over the past four seasons, we’ve gotten to know a huge amount of characters, witnessed all their corporate misadventures, and seen them build and destroy a whole host of interpersonal relationships. This means it can be pretty hard to keep track. There are also some incredibly familiar voices among the new and old cast, which can be difficult to place – particularly when the English dub credits don’t roll until after the finale. Here’s a recap of the most important furry friends to keep in mind while binging Season 4, alongside some background information about who voices them.
Retsuko is our protagonist. She’s an accountant in her mid-to-late twenties, a former idol, and her life has recently been completely up-ended. At the end of Season 3, she experienced an attack from a stalker who latched himself onto her on the back of her success in an idol group, OTM Girls. This led to her stepping down from her position in the band, returning to her job as an accountant, and moving apartment entirely.
She’s a chronic people-pleaser who gets along with almost everyone, at least at face value and is particularly good friends with Fenneko (Katelyn Gault), Haida (Ben Diskin), Washimi (Tara Platt), Gori (G.K. Bowes), and Manaka (Deva Marie). Retsuko’s unlikely friendships and romances are hugely important throughout the whole series, with her potential romance with Haida and her previous relationship with Tadano (Griffin Burns) being at the forefront of Season 4.
Retsuko has two voice actors in each dub; one for her speaking voice; Erica Mendez, who has a huge body of work including Fire Emblem Warriors and The Powerpuff Girls, and another for her singing voice, Jamison Boaz, who mostly features in video games including Resident Evil 6.
Fenneko is the brilliantly intelligent and incredibly snide best friend of Retsuko and Haida. She works in the same accounting department as them both, providing cynical humor and unfriendly advice as needed. She acts as both a wingman for Haida through his awkward crush on Retsuko, and as a source of tough advice for Retsuko’s many problems. Although she’s treated firmly as a sidekick throughout the series, an arc revolving around her fraught rivalry and borderline obsession with Tsunoda is hurled into the mix in this season.
Fenneko is voiced by Katelyn Gault, best known for Attack on Titan and Japan Sinks: 2020.
Haida is a tech nerd and musician who works in the accounting department alongside Retsuko and Fenneko, and they form the three musketeers of the accounting department. They’re super close-knit, generally gossiping about their work-life with one another and sharing lunch breaks. Despite his (and everyone else’s) best efforts, Haida and Retsuko are just friends – but that could all change. At the end of Season 3, an application developed by Gori and Tadano matches Haida and Retsuko as a “perfect pair”. Will they finally get together in Season 4, or will his chronic self-esteem issues continue to get in the way?
Haida is voiced by Ben Diskin, who first started acting over thirty years ago with over 350 credits to his name, from Kindergarten Cop to Mega Man 11.
Ton (Josh Petersdorf) has been the head of the accounting department for nearly thirty years. He’s an old-fashioned and small-minded individual who’s struggling to come into the present day, dragging his trotters every step of the way. He’s the sole breadwinner in his household, with a wife and two daughters, who he bends to the every wish of. Ton has gained a whole lot of character development throughout the show so far, going from an entirely hateful figure to a still-somewhat-hateful-but-at-least-complicated character as his arc has progressed. Season 4 gives him the biggest spotlight so far.
Ton’s voice actor is Josh Petersdorf, who can be heard in Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Legion, and SMITE, among other titles.
Himuro is a mysterious figure associated with the higher-ups in the company. He’s a modern businessman who believes that the company needs to be shaken up and brought into the 21st century, whatever it takes. There isn’t a lot that can be revealed about him without spoilers but pay close attention to this sly dog.
Himuro is voiced by Trevor Devall, who you might recognize as the voice of Rocket Raccoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.
Kabae (Misty Lee) is a doting mother, former espionage, and the office gossip in the accounting department. Kabae’s amiable and gentle nature means she’s in everyone’s business all the time – or so she thinks. She’s incredibly nosy and regularly starts false rumors either inadvertently or otherwise. Kabae is a hugely important figure throughout Season 4, so just to recap: she has numerous children at home, her husband is the main earner but she works too, and she has a sordid history as a spy. These things will prove to be of great importance.
Misty Lee, who provides the voice for Kabae, can be heard in a raft of iconic games including Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us.
Tsunoda is the office flirt and all-around girly-girl. She’s brilliantly clever, exceptionally devious, and she always gets her way. Despite being somewhat mischievous, she has strict boundaries and a code that she always adheres to, many of which she gleefully forces upon Retsuko at any given opportunity. While these rules may work for her, they tend to be a source of terrible and ill-fitting advice for Retsuko, which proves to be particularly pertinent throughout Season 4.
Tsunoda is voiced by G.K. Bowes, who provides voices for other characters in the series, such as Gori. G.K. Bowes is a heavyweight in voice acting, first appearing in the original American-English dub of Sailor Moon in 1992.
Tadano is an unsuspecting millionaire tech-bro who is trying to introduce automation into the workforce in as ethical a manner as possible. While his aim is to ease the lives of the workers by introducing concepts borrowed from fully-automated luxury communism, his schemes are normally a little logistically hare-brained, if technically brilliant. He’s also the ex-boyfriend and good friend of Retsuko, somewhat an object of fixation for Haida, and a business collaborator with Gori. The algorithm used in the app that paired up Retsuko and Haida was developed by him.
Tadano is voiced by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind actor Griffin Burns.
Director of the marketing department, Gori is the best friend of Washimi, confidante of Retsuko, and a chronic matchmaker looking for love. While we don’t see as much of Gori as we might like in Season 4, she played a huge role in sowing the seeds for many of the most significant arcs in the series, so she is still an important character to remember. Ever since the first season, she has been fundamental to Retsuko’s and Haida’s character development.
Gori is voiced by G.K. Bowes, same as Tsunoda.
Washimi is the secretary to the CEO and has essentially been holding the company together for her duration in that role. She’s Gori’s partner and crime, and she’s very close to Retsuko, despite being a much more reserved and uptight figure than the other two. While she doesn’t have much screen time during Season 4, she seems to be instrumental behind the scenes.
Tara Platt, who voices Washimi, can be heard extensively across the Sailor Moon franchise, in addition to a few other big-name anime like Naruto.
Tsubone (Debra Cardona) is Ton’s right-hand woman, who’s been at the company for just as long as him. She always finds a way of getting what she wants, even if it means getting others to do her bidding for her. Up until this season, she hasn’t had a big role, besides being there to make Retsuko’s life hell, but she grows into her own a little more in Season 4.
Debra Cardona also featured in the video game Valkryia Revolution in 2017.
Manaka (Deva Marie Gregory) is a musician and convenience store worker. Manaka met Retsuko via the idol group, OTM Girls, which they were all members of. After Retsuko’s departure, she stepped back up as the group’s frontwoman. Despite their cataclysmic rise to fame while Retsuko was in the group, the band’s success has somewhat faltered since. Similar to Fenneko, Manaka is a good foil for Retsuko’s somewhat wishy-washy nature.
Manaka’s voice actor, Deva Marie Gregory, also appears in a number of games and series, including multiple titles in the Fire Emblem franchise.
Hyoudou (SungWon Cho) is the manager of OTM Girls, as well as being a proxy-father figure for Retsuko, although they fell out of contact after her departure from the group. He’s also a window cleaner on the side that happens to semi-regularly cover the building Retsuko and co-work in. Hyodou is quite stoic and firm, but also supportive and protective over Retsuko, Manaka, and the other OTM Girls. Iron fist, velvet paw.
SungWon Cho, also known as ProZD, is a lucrative voice actor and internet star. He has credits in a number of titles including Genshin Impact and Akudama Drive, although you may also recognize his voice from his viral Vine videos.
Anai (Billy Kametz) is a small dog with big anger issues. He’s a recent college graduate who was taken on by the accounting department as a newbie. At first, he hugely struggled to set into the corporate environment and was an all-around terrible worker. Thankfully though, Kabae stepped up to act as a maternal figure for him, which allowed him to settle right in. He’s recently got a girlfriend, and become very involved with a worker’s rights movement. Although he’s settled down, his anger still jumps out sometimes.
Billy Kametz, who voices Anai, has a wealth of credits to his name, including recently voicing Shigeru Aoba in the Netflix dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Inui (Abby Trott) is a temp worker in a different department of the same company as Retsuko and the gang. She’s artsy, cool, kind – and the recent ex-girlfriend of Haida. They broke up because of Haida’s feelings towards Retsuko, and his inability to commit fully to Inui. She’s a level-headed, gentle, hard-working person who knows what she wants and what she deserves.
Inui is voiced by Abby Trott, who has featured in some major series like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Naruto, and Rilakkuma and Kaoru.