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“Aggretsuko: Short timer Strikes Back!” Character Update – In Celebration of Netflix Animation “Aggretsuko” Season 3 Release

HIVE Co., Ltd. (aka HIVE) will reveal an update for “Aggretsuko: Short timer Strikes Back!” – a puzzle game developed with Sanrio’s Aggretsuko IP. The update comes just in time to celebrate the airing of Netflix animation “Aggretsuko” season 3 premiering today.

Introducing new characters from season 3 and new office theme: “Newtro’ Pub”!

 “Aggretsuko: Short timer Strikes Back!” is a puzzle game where you clear puzzles and make the dream office. On September 8th (Tuesday), a new office theme called “Newtro’ Pub” will be released. Complete the Newtro’ Pub theme, where retro atmosphere harmonizes with modern vibes, to meet the characters from season 3 in the pub. Let your curiosity for the new characters fuel your motivation to finish the theme!

There are ongoing events!

 Bingo Event

 A Bingo Event that allows you to obtain presents by completing the Bingo board through gameplay is being held.

<Event Period>

August 26th – September 7th

Booster Event

A Booster Event that adds a booster item (Vertical Bomb/Bomb/Disco Ball) at the beginning of the next stage upon consecutively clearing stages is being held. Since it will become easier to clear challenging stages during the event, take this chance and try clearing difficult stages!

1 Stage Cleared Vertical Bomb Added
2 Stages Cleared Consecutively Bomb Added
3+ Stages Cleared Consecutively Disco Ball Added

<Event Period>

August 29th, 2020 – August 30th, 2020

Game launch celebration gift to all those who play the game during the period!

To celebrate the official launch, we are giving away “100,000 Gold + Draw Ticket x3” to all those who play the game within the gift period!  

App Store:

Google Play Store:

<Official Launch Celebration Gift>

Gold  x 100,000

Draw Ticket  x 3

<Gift Acceptance Period>

July 27th, 2020 – October 31st, 2020

<Gift Acceptance Method>

Install the app from any store, and receive the gift from your “Mailbox” after logging into the game.

Service Summary

Title: Aggretsuko: Short timer Strikes Back!

Game Genre: Puzzle

Business Model: Free-to-play (In-app purchases)

Platforms: App Store, Google Play

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About Netflix Original Animated Series: “Aggretsuko”

Aggretsuko, from global lifestyle brand Sanrio, has become a worldwide hit since

her debut on Netflix as an original short animation series in 2018. Frustrated

with her thankless office job, the 25-year-old red panda copes with her daily

struggles by belting out heavy metal karaoke after work. Season 2 aired in June 2019, and season 3 will air today.


Retsuko is a red panda who works in the Accounting Department of Carrier Man Trading Co., Ltd. She became an employee of the firm that she always looked up to, but she faces frustration every day from pushy superiors and annoying co-workers. She doesn’t exactly react to them every single time and tends to avoid conflict, but the stress does pile up and she relieves it by going to a karaoke bar and singing death metal.

Aggretsuko tells the story of many unique characters such as hard-working Director Gori of the Marketing Department and the beautiful Washimi, the secretary of the president, who strive every day to survive in a concrete jungle called ‘work.’

The project was created in 2015 by Sanrio through the “Sanrio Salaryman Poll” project, where people voted for a new character based on a white-collar worker.

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