The anime adaptation of “Cells at Work!” spinoff manga “Cells at Work! Code Black” reveals the first PV, additional cast members and staff. The series is scheduled to premiere in January 2021.
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The newly announced cast includes KENN as Red Blood Cell, Lynn as White Bood Cell, Yumi Uchiyama as White Bood Cell, Takashi Narumi as Gastric Chief Cell, and Yurika Kubo as Platelet.
In this new spinoff of the hit manga, 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!
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Shigemitsu Harada (原田重光), Issei Hatsuyoshi (初嘉屋一), Akane Shimizu (清水茜)
Director: Hideyo Yamamoto (山本秀世)
Series Composition & Script: Hayashi Mori (森ハヤシ)
Character Design: Eiji Abiko (安彦英二)
Mechanic Design: Yoshihiro Ujiie (氏家嘉宏)
Action Effect Animation Director: Tomohiro Kamitani (神谷智大)
Art Director: Masahiro Sato (佐藤正浩), Chiaki Tsukahara (塚原千晶)
Art Director Assistant: Mayuka Ota (大田麻友香)
Color Key Artist: Ryoko Oka (岡亮子)
3D CGI Director: Kazuaki Hara (原一晃) from Asahi Production
Photography Director: Junpei Takatsu (髙津純平)
Photography Assistant Director: Masami Takamura (高村真実)
Editing: Mai Hasegawa (長谷川舞)
Sound Director: Ryoshi Tanaka (田中亮)
Sound Effect: Masami Kitakata (北方将実)
Music: Yūgo Kanno (菅野裕悟)
Music Production: Aiplex
Animation: Liden Films
■ Red Blood Cell – CV: Junya Enoki (榎木淳弥)
■ Red Blood Cell – CV: KENN
■ White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) – CV: Yoko Hikasa (日笠陽子)
■ White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) – CV: Lynn
■ White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) – CV: Yumi Uchiyama (内山夕実)
■ Gastric Chief Cell – CV: Takashi Narumi (鳴海崇志)
■ Platelet – CV: Yurika Kubo (久保ユリカ)
■ Narrator – CV: Kenjiro Tsuda (津田健次郎)