Animax Asia to Simulcast Cells at Work! Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime about cells inside body premieres on July 8

Animax Asia began streaming an English-subtitled video for Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga on Thursday that revealed that it will air a simulcast of the anime beginning on July 8 at 8:30 p.m. GMT +8.

The anime will premiere in Japan on Saturday, July 7 at 24:00 (effectively midnight on Sunday morning).

Kodansha Comics is publishing the original manga in English in North America, 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.

The cast includes:

Kana Hanazawa as Red Blood Cell (Erythrocite)

Tomoaki Maeno as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)

Kikuko Inoue as Macrophage

Daisuke Ono as Killer T Cell

Maria Naganawa as Platelet

Takahiro Sakurai as Helper T Cell (T Lymphocyte)

Saori Hayami as Regulatory T Cell

M.A.O as Eosinophil

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Dendritic Cell

Shōya Chiba as B cell

  • Yūichi Nakamura as Memory Cell
  • Ayako Kawasumi as Mast Cell
  • Aya Endo as Senpai Red Blood Cell
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Pneumonia Coccus

In addition, Mamiko Noto will narrate the show.

Hanazawa, Maeno, Ono, and Inoue will perform the opening theme song "Mission! Ken - Kō - Dai - Ichi" (Mission! Health First). Musical duo ClariS are performing the ending theme song "CheerS."

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 in April 2017. Moe Sugimoto launched another spinoff manga titled Hatarakanai Saibō (Cells That Don't Work) last July, and Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshi launched the Hataraku Saibō BLACK spinoff on June 7.

Source: Animax Asia's official YouTube channel

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