In the body, various types of cells, enzymes, and immune systems work to carry out their respective functions to sustain human life. Among the trillions of cells, there lived a Red Blood Cell who is charged with delivering oxygen and nutrients to all body tissues and cells. In the middle of work, she met a White Blood Cell who dispelled the bacteria that managed to break into the body. The White Blood Cell then helped the Red Blood Cell who is still confused with her task.


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With its premise, I immediately remembered the French classic animation series, “Once Upon a Time … Life” that once aired in Indonesia. The story in Cells at Work! story is actually not much different from that French animated series. But this series comes with many anime tropes that makes it feel more “fresh”.

As an anime series, Cells at Work! anime comes with complete package. The story is simple, the comedic bit and timing feels right (the first episode can be made just like a romcom story), the characters are so diverse (ranging from cute thrombocyte cells to badass T killer cells), and really cool action scene by David Production, and of course, the various cool trivia about our body system.

Will the Red Blood Cell meets again with the White Blood Cell? Will we meet other cells that look cooler with the typical anime style? Stay tuned on Cells at Work!

Facts and Figure

Alternate Title Hataraku Saibou
Source Material Manga by Akane Shimizu
Pengisi suara Aya Endo as Senpai Red Blood Cell
Ayako Kawasumi as Mast Cell
Daisuke Ono as Killer T Cell
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Pneumonia Coccus
Kana Hanazawa as Red Blood Cell (Erythrocite)
Kikuko Inoue as Macrophage
M.A.O as Eosinophil
Mamiko Noto as Narrator
Maria Naganawa as Platelet
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Dendritic Cell
Saori Hayami as Regulatory T Cell
Shōya Chiba as B cell
Takahiro Sakurai as Helper T Cell (T Lymphocyte)
Tomoaki Maeno as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)
Yūichi Nakamura as Memory Cell
Director Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)
Series Composition Kenichi Suzuki, Yuuko Kakihara (Tsuki ga Kirei, Persona 4 The Animation)
Character Design Takahiko Yoshida (Welcome to NHK, Yowamushi Pedal)
Music Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:Zero, Shoujo Shumatsu Ryouko)
Opening Theme Mission! Ken – Kō – Dai – Ichi” oleh Kana Hanazawa, Tomoaki Maeno, Daisuke Ono, & Kikuko Inoue
Closing Theme CheerS” oleh ClariS
Studio David Production
Official Site
Broadcast Date 7 July 2018 (1500 GMT, 2200 WIT), 8 July 2018 (0000 JST)


Screenshot dan Video

“Ouch!” (© Akane Shimizu / Kodansha · Aniplex · davidproduction)
You expected a manly Killer T Cell, but it was ME… (© Akane Shimizu / Kodansha · Aniplex · davidproduction)
“So… this is calcium ion” (© Akane Shimizu / Kodansha · Aniplex · davidproduction)
© Akane Shimizu / Kodansha · Aniplex · davidproduction
“Job’s done, eh?” (© Akane Shimizu / Kodansha · Aniplex · davidproduction)

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