“Cells at Work!” or “Hataraku Saibou” is a scintillating comedy anime television series based on a Japanese manga series by Akane Shimizu.
Following the initial publication, the anime studio David Production found the manga series intriguing and decided to adapt it into an anime television series.
In July 2018, the successful premiere of “Cells at Work!” Season 1 took place, running until September 2018. The series delves into the anthropomorphic representation of cells within the human body, with the two main protagonists being red and white blood cells, perpetually engaged in action to maintain the body’s health.
The show garnered immediate positive and enthusiastic feedback from viewers, as well as praise from real-life doctors like Dr. Satoru Otsuka, a practicing neurologist, who commended the accuracy with which the cellular processes were portrayed.
In response to the viewers’ positive reception, David Production announced the renewal of the series for Season 2, slated for release in January 2021.
“Cells at Work!” presents an exciting and enjoyable way to learn about the inner workings of the human body. It tells the tale of the human body, comprising an estimated 37 trillion cells, working tirelessly to combat uninvited parasites and prevent damage.
The focus is on two protagonist cells within our bodies: the oxygen-carrying red blood cell AE3803 and the valiant white blood cell U-1146, constantly toiling to maintain the body’s stability and proper function.
Season 1 left a profound impact and garnered recognition from viewers, setting the stage for the much-anticipated television series, “Cells at Work! Code Black.”
The upcoming season, “Cells at Work! Code Black,” is expected to feature the beloved characters from the first season while introducing new characters embarking on their journey under new conditions.
Each episode presents a unique dilemma, and the trailer provides glimpses of the cells’ encounters with threats such as the dengue virus and the bane of many, acne.
With its slated return in January 2021, the anime becomes all the more relevant amid the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a bizarre and captivating glimpse into the unconscious battles transpiring within us.
Cells at Work Characters
The main protagonists remain unchanged as the second season approaches.
The protagonist Erythrocyte / Red Blood Cell (AE3803), who begins her work as an oxygen and nutrients carrier throughout the body, is voiced by Kana Hanazawa. Her savior, Neutrophil White Blood Cell (U-1146), responsible for neutralizing pathogens causing harm, is voiced by Tomoaki Maeno.
Other central characters highlighted throughout the season include Killer T-Cells, portrayed by Daisuke Ono, a white blood cell operating under an elite killer division, and Macrophage, voiced by Kikuko Inoue, responsible for cleaning dead blood cells from the bloodstream.
“Code Black” introduces a twist by presenting us with male Red Blood Cell and a strong female White Blood Cell, offering a refreshing perspective on the characters.
The second season is expected to welcome new characters, adding spice and thrill to the animation in the upcoming January 2021 season.
Season 2 Spoilers
“Cells at Work: Code Black” explores an unhealthy and problematic health condition, imposing a never-ending struggle and duty upon the reverse protagonists to persevere until they drop and overcome the body’s crises.
The season delves into the adult body, featuring issues such as smoking, alcohol, stress, sexually transmitted diseases, and even acne problems.
Cells at Work Season 2 Release Date
The anime television series adaptation by David Production was originally released from June to September 2018. The second season, “Cells at Work: Code Black,” is scheduled to premiere in January 2021, as part of the winter anime season, though the exact release date has yet to be confirmed.
Cells At Work! Code Black Official Trailer
The creators of the series recently provided an official trailer that offers a glimpse into the happenings of the upcoming season.