Cells at Work! TV Anime Stars Tomoaki Maeno, Kana Hanazawa
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine is revealing the main cast for the television anime adaptation of Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga on Friday. The cast includes:
- Tomoaki Maeno as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)
- Kana Hanazawa as Red Blood Cell (Erythrocite)
- Kikuko Inoue as Macrophage
- Daisuke Ono as Killer T Cell
- Maria Naganawa as Platelet
The anime will premiere in July. Aniplex opened a Japanese and English website for the anime on January 19, and streamed a promotional video.
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!
Kenichi Suzuki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Drifters) is directing the anime at david production, and Yuuko Kakihara (Tsukigakirei, Persona 4: The Animation) is in charge of series composition, and both Suzuki and Kakihara will pen the scripts. Takahiko Yoshida (Welcome to the NHK, Yowamushi Pedal) is designing the characters and is also credited as chief animation director, while Kenta Mimuro is credited as cell character designer, prop designer, and animation scene animation director. Keiko Tamaki is credited for sub-character design. Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:ZERO, Girls' Last Tour) is composing the music at MAYUKO.
Other staff include:
- Art Setting: Yoshihiro Sono, Koji Hashiguchi
- Art: atelier Platz
- Color Setting: Aiko Mizuno
- Director of Photography: Yuki Oshima
- 3D CG Director: Yutaka Nakajima
- Editor: Kiyoshi Hirose (editz)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Sound Production: MAGIC CAPSULE
- Produce: Yuma Takahashi
- Animation Producer: Go Wakamatsu
- Production: Aniplex, Kodansha, david production
The manga received an animated commercial last July.
Shimizu launched the Cells at Work! manga in the March 2015 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius, and Kodansha shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan last August. Kodansha Comics shipped the manga's fifth volume last November. The manga ranked on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook's 2016 list of top graphic novels for male readers. The manga has 1.5 million copies in print. Haruyuki Kichida launched the Hataraku Saikin (Bacteria at Work) spinoff manga in Nakayoshi last April. Moe Sugimoto launched another spinoff manga titled Hatarakanai Saibō (Cells That Don't Work) last July.
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