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Cells at Work Gets New Spinoff Manga on Saturday

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kanna Kurono, Mio Izumi draw Hataraku Saibō Friend manga about Killer T Cell

The official website for Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Thursday that Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga will get a new spinoff manga in the magazine's February issue on Saturday titled Hataraku Saibō Friend (Cells at Work! Friend). The manga's debut will feature two chapters. Kanna Kurono is penning the story for the manga, while Mio Izumi is drawing the art.

The manga will center on a Killer T Cell, who is normally strict with himself and others, but wants to have fun during his time off. He wants to make friends, but doesn't want to ruin his intimidating character at the same time.

Shimizu's original Cells at Work! manga launched in the March 2015 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius, and Kodansha shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in August 2017. Kodansha Comics shipped the manga's fifth volume in November 2017.

The manga ranked on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook's 2016 list of top graphic novels for male readers. 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) in July 2017. Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshi launched yet another spinoff titled Hataraku Saibō Black (Cells at Work [Black]) last June. That manga's second part launched last October.

The original manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered last July. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll. A new anime special aired in December, and Crunchyroll is streaming the special.

Source: Bessatsu Friend's website

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