Cells at work! Code Black Anime reveals more cast, opening song artist, debuts Jan.9 in second video E! News UK
The official website of the anime of Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya‘s Cells at work! Code Black (Hataraku Saibō BlackThe spin-off manga has announced the additional cast members of the anime, the artist for the opening song, and the January 9 premiere. It also featured the second promotional video and a key new visual:
The newly announced cast members are:
In addition to performing the opening theme song “Hashire! With Yamasaki Seiya (Kyūso Nekokami) “(Run!), The rock band POLYSICS performs the ending theme song “Ue o Mukaite Hakobō with Sekkekkyū / Hakkekkyū” (Look Up and Carry on with Red / White Blood Cells “with the main actors Junya Enoki and Youko Hikasa.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi Television, YTV, and BS11 channels January 9 at midnight (in fact, January 10 at midnight). It will then run on MBS, TV Aichi, Hokkaido Broadcasting Co., Ltd., and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting. The anime will air right after the second season of the main one Cells at work! anime for the “Cells Job! Time.”
Hideyo Yamamoto (Hit the blood, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka) directs the series at LIDEN FILMS. Hayashi mori (The world of snacks, Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File) supervises and writes the scripts for the series. Eiji Abiko (Last hope, Baby blue) designs the characters, and Yogo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo’s bizarre adventure: the diamond is unbreakable) composes the music.
Junya Enoki plays Red Blood Cell (AA2153), Youko Hikasa plays White Blood Cell (1196), and Kenjiro Tsuda tells the anime. Other cast members include:
Kodansha Comics licensed from the manga, and it describes the story:
In this new spin-off from the hit manga, a newbie Red Blood Cell is one of the 37 trillion who work to make this body work. But something is wrong! The stress hormones keep telling him to go faster. The blood vessels are covered with cholesterol. Ulcers, hepatic steatosis, disorders (hum) at the bottom … Difficult for a cell to continue to function when every day is a BLACK CODE!
The manga and the anime Cells at work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body has problems … but what if the body weren’t so young, and never been very healthy? This new take features a fresh-faced red blood cell and his friend, the large white blood cell, as they struggle to hold each other and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, red foot athlete, gout … it’s literal body horror. ! Whoever this guy is, he’s lucky his cells can’t go on strike!
Harada and Hatsuyoshi launched the manga in Morning and the Weekly J Morning digital manga magazine in June 2018. Kodansha released the manga’s sixth compiled book volume on April 23. Kodansha Comics published the sixth volume in English on October 27.
The Cells at work! Code Black the anime has a separate staff and a cast of Cells at work!! (with two exclamation marks), the previously announced second anime season of Akane Shimizu‘s Cells at work! manga.
A theatrical anime based on a story from Volume 5 of the original manga premiered in theaters in Japan on September 5. Aniplex has stated that the anime will be screened in theaters ahead of its television broadcast as part of the second season. The full title of the theatrical anime is: Tokubetsu Jōei-ban “Hataraku Saibō!”!“Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa” Chō “sawagi! (Special screening edition: “Cells at work!! The return of the strongest enemy. A huge uproar inside the body’s ‘guts!’).
The first TV anime of the original manga premiered in July 2018 and aired for 13 episodes. American Aniplex aired the series on Crisp, and Funimation added the show in February. The company released the anime to Blu-ray Disc with English dubbing in August 2019. A new anime special released in December 2018, and Crisp airs the special.
Sources: Cells at work! Code Black anime official website