Cells at Work! Manga Gets New Spinoff Set Inside Baby's Body
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 45th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga will have a new manga spinoff titled Hataraku Saibō Baby (Cells at Work! Baby) that will debut in the magazine's next issue on October 17 with a color opening page. Yasuhiro Fukuda is drawing the manga, which will center on cells inside the body of a baby 40 weeks since conception and nearing delivery, with all the cells knowing nothing.
Shimizu launched the original Cells at Work! manga 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 is publishing the manga in English, and it shipped the manga's fifth volume in English in November 2017.
The manga has inspired several spinoff series such as Hataraku Saikin (Bacteria at Work), Hatarakanai Saibō (Cells That Don't Work), Cells at Work! Code Black (Hataraku Saibō Black), Hataraku Saibō Friend, and Hataraku Kesshōban-chan (Platelets at Work).
The first television anime adaptation of the manga premiered last July. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll. A new anime special aired in December, and Crunchyroll is streaming the special. The anime will get a second season.
Sources: Morning issue 45, Yasuhiro Fukuda's Twitter account