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Cells at Work! Manga Gets Animated Commercial

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Anime commercial debuts on Sunday before 1st episode of Welcome to the Ballroom

The official Twitter account for Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga revealed on Thursday that the manga is getting a special animated commercial to celebrate the release of the manga's fifth volume.

The commercial will air during the special program that will air before the first episode of Welcome to the Ballroom on Sunday, on Tokyo MX at 11:30 p.m., on BS11 at 25:00 (effectively Monday at 1:00 a.m.), and on Gunma TV at 25:30 (effectively Monday at 1:30 a.m.).

Kodansha's official YouTube channel plans to post a 60-second long version of the commercial.

The Twitter account also revealed on Thursday that the manga has more 1 million copies in print.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

The average human body contains about 60 trillion cells, and each of them has work to do! But when you get injured, viruses or bacteria invade, or when an allergic reaction flares up, everyone from the silent but deadly white blood cells to the brainy neurons has to work together to get through the crisis!

Shimizu launched the manga in the March 2015 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius and Kodansha shipped the fourth compiled volume in Japan in November. Kodansha will ship the manga's fifth volume on August 9. Kodansha Comics released the fourth volume in English on May 2. The manga ranked on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook's 2016 list of top graphic novels for male readers.

The manga also inspired Haruyuki Kichida's ongoing Hataraku Saikin (Bacteria at Work) spinoff manga, which launched in April. Moe Sugimoto will launch another spinoff manga titled titled Hatarakanai Saibō (Cells That Don't Work) on July 26.

Source: MoCa News


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