It looks like we are getting a new Cells At Work! TV anime, but this time, it’s an unhealthy one. After getting its own animated PV, Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya’s Cells at Work! Code Black spinoff manga is getting its own TV anime adaptation! And they staff even released a brand new PV for the anime:
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Kenjiro Tsuda narrates the PV, and introduces the setting, which is an unhealthy body trying to fight illness. The anime itself will premiere on January 2021. Here’s the key visual:
In this spin-off, Junya Enoki will be the main Red Blood Cell, while Youko Hikasa is voicing the White Blood Cell (Neutrophil). Kenjiro Tsuda will be narrating the anime. Meanwhile, Strike the Blood’s Hideo Yamamoto is directing the series, with LIDEN FILMS producing the animation.
Cells At Work! mangaka Akane Shimizu supervises the Cells At Work! Black manga. Meanwhile, Kodansha has released the series internationally as Cells at Work! Code Black. Here is how they describe its story:
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!
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Source: Comic Natalie