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Cells At Work! Anime Gets New TV Episode on 12/26/2018

Be sure you’re treating those anime folks in your body right, people!

On November 18, fans of Cells At Work! gathered at the Maihama Amphitheater for the “Hataraku Festival” fan event. During the show, it was announced that a new episode of the series is in production. The episode, titled Cold Syndrome, will air on December 26, at 24:30 (12/27/2018 at 12:30AM) on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, BS11, and Gunma TV.

A trailer and visual for the episode were shown off, the details of which we break down below.


The 80-second promo offers a brief preview of the episode’s events, showing the fan-favorite characters, as well as the infected normal cell.

Key Visual

The new visual features Killer T-Cell, White Blood Cell, Red Blood Cell, Platelet, and Macrophage, decked out in winter outfits.

Cells At Work Episode Visual - Common Cold

Cells At Work! aired in the Summer 2018 broadcast season.

Cells At Work! Key VisualKenichi Suzuki (Drifters, Gundam Evolve) directed the project at David Production, with Takahiko Yoshida (Welcome to the NHK, Yowamushi Pedal) providing character designs. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Tsukigakirei) was in charge of series composition.

Aniplex of America holds the rights to Cells At Work! and describe 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.

Source: Animate Times

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