It’s really fascinating, how the body functions… wait. That’s not how it works. That’s not how anything works!
Earlier today, Aniplex of America announced that they will stream Cells At Work! on Crunchyroll. The series will launch as a simulcast on July 7 at 9:30AM Pacific (12:30PM Eastern).
In addition, Aniplex will host a Cells At Work! panel at Anime Expo. Confirmed guests will include Tomoaki Maeno (White Blood Cell) and Kana Hanazawa (Red Blood Cell).
Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, Gundam Evolve) is directing the project at David Production, with Takahiko Yoshida (Welcome to the NHK, Yowamushi Pedal) providing character designs. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Tsukigakirei) is in charge of series composition.
Kana Hanazawa, Tomoaki Maeno, Daisuke Ono, and Kikuko Inoue will perform opening theme song Mission! Ken – Kō – Dai – Ichi. ClariS will perform closing theme song CheerS.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- White Blood Cell (Neutrophil): Tomoaki Maeno
- Red Blood Cell (Erythrocite): Kana Hanazawa
- Macrophage: Kikuko Inoue
- Killer T Cell: Daisuke Ono
- Platelet: Maria Naganawa
- Dendritic Cell: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Eosinophil: M.A.O
- Helper T Cell (T Lymphocyte): Takahiro Sakurai
- Regulatory T Cell: Saori Hayami
- Mast Cell: Ayako Kawasumi
- Memory Cell: Yūichi Nakamura
- Pneumonia Coccus: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Senior Red Blood Cell: Aya Endo
- B-Cell: Shoya Chiba
- Narrator: Mamiko Noto
Aniplex of America describes the series as:
This is a story about you. A tale about the inside of your body…
According to a new study, the human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells.
These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body.
From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria fighting White Blood Cells,
Get to know the unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside of you!
From the popular manga “Cells at Work!” comes a brand new anthropomorphized anime TV series!
It’s the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells!
Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! manga launched in the pages of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius in March 2015. The series currently spans five compiled volumes, with the most recent book hitting retailers on August 9, 2017. Kodansha Comics currently holds the rights to the title in North America. They released the fifth volume on November 21, 2017.