By Patrick Aguda / April 15th, 2020
An anime adaptation of Shigemitsu Harada’s Cells at Work! Code Black has been announced. The TV anime is set to air in January 2021 and is a spin-off of Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! manga.
You can check out its 1st promotional video (PV) below.
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Cells at Work! Code Black is produced by Liden Films and directed by Hideyo Yamamoto. Hayashi Mori handles the series composition and Eiji Abiko handles the character designs. Yuugo Kanno will compose the music.
The cast announced is as folllows:
- Junya Enoki as Red Blood Cell
- Yoko Hikasa as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Narrator
Cells at Work! Code Black is written by Shigemitsu Harada and illustrated by Issei Hatsuyoshi. It’s published by Kodansha and currently has 5 volumes in print. Kodansha USA has licensed the manga for release in North America.
Kodansha USA describes the series as follows:
In this new spinoff of the hit manga Cells at Work!, a newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs … It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK!
The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble … but what if the body wasn’t so young, and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete’s foot, gout … it’s literal body horror! Whoever this guy is, he’s lucky his cells can’t go on strike!
Cells at Work! Code Black premieres January 2021. You can check out its official website HERE.
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