Cells at Work


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Cells at Work! (はたらく細胞, Hataraku Saibou) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu. It began its serialization in the manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius in March 2015. Kodansha Comics has licensed it for English release. An anime adaptation by David Production premiered on July 7, 2018[1] and ran for 13 episodes until September 29, 2018. A special episode 14 was broadcast and streamed on December 26, 2018.[2] A second season called Cells At Work! Code Black[3] (はたらく細胞BLACK, Hataraku Saibou BLACK)[4] is scheduled to premiere on January 1, 2021.[4][3]

A spin-off manga, Bacteria at Work (はたらく細菌, Hataraku Saikin) by Haruyuki Yoshida began serialization in Kodansha's Nakayoshi in May of 2017. Another spin-off manga, Cells that Don't Work (はたらかない細胞, Hatarakanai Saibou) by Moe Sugimoto and supervised by the original author, began serialization in Monthly Shōnen Sirius in September of 2017. A third spin-off manga, Cells at Work BLACK (はたらく細胞BLACK, Hataraku Saibou Black) by written by Shigemitsu Harada with art by Issei Hatsuyoshi, began serialization in Kodansha's Morning in 2018.


Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for an anthropomorphized red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone... she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets—everyone’s got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!

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  1. "The Summer 2018 Anime Preview Guide - Cells at Work!". 
  2. Crunchyroll - Cells at Work! Episode 14 – The Common Cold
  3. 3.0 3.1 - Cells at Work Season 2 Announces Release Date; Subtitle By Evan Valentine - April 15, 2020 01:03 pm EDT
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official anime season 2 site (Japanese)

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