Hataraku Saibou (TV)

Cells at Work!

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Alternative Titles

English: Cells at Work!
Japanese: はたらく細胞


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.611 (scored by 218400218,400 users)
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Ranked: #12572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #298
Members: 483,331
Favorites: 2,082


If you are looking for a fun way to learn something, this is it: Dr. Stone will teach you about basically anything science - from geology to how to chemistry -, while Cells at Work will tell you all about the inner workings of the human body! Both have a fun story as well, though Cells at Work is more episodic and comedic, while Dr. Stone has a long-running story and with also some mystery elements.  
report Recommended by Josine
Both anime shows how human body works with the means of portraying various components as anthropomorphised beings. The shows mostly focus on fights between virus/bacteria and human defense mechanisms. Both are enjoyable way to learn biology facts about human biology. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are "edutainment" anime that use humor to educate its audience on real concepts. Hetalia focuses on history while Hataraku Saibou discusses biology. Though Hetalia has an overarching WWII storyline and repeating gags, like Hataraku Saibou, Hetalia can be picked up at any episode due to its episodic formula. 
report Recommended by Ultima_Oblivion
So you wanna watch anime and learn biology at the same time? Welcome. While in Hataraku Saibou we have actual cells living and working inside the human body, in Moyashimon we have a protagonist who can see bacteria. Although the settings aren't the same, both feature biology and microorganisms as important/main characters in the series. And, yes, you will feel attached to them.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
Hataraku Saibou Black is the much darker version of Hataraku Saibou as it's about cells in an unhealthy body dealing with alcohol and stds etc. 
report Recommended by Ova_Volt
Both are set in a world that feels very alien to the viewer, lives by strict rules and is under constant attack of alien entities (lunarians in Houseki no Kuni and bacteria in Hataraku Saibou). Both have a large cast of human-like, but not actually human characters, with different episodes focusing on different ones, and protagonists (Phos in Houseki no Kuni and Red Blood Cell in Hataraku Saibou) who are pretty incompetent and strive to become better at their job.  
report Recommended by Axiom17
One Punch Man and Hataraku Saibou are story about certain groups that doing their job to save "the world". Immune Cells = Heroes Viruses, Bacterias, etc. = Monsters Both have serious action scenes as well as comedy scenes. In One Punch Man, the story is mostly focused on Saitama, the overpowered hero. While in Hataraku Saibou, it's more like "Hero of the Day". However, the plot is different. Hataraku Saibou is an educational story about how cells work, while One Punch Man is a story about Heroes. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both anime take references from real life and use it as plot device. So in essence, you can learn something about human body (Hataraku Saibo) or about some animals (Design-bu). If you want to have fun and some real life facts, here you go, these anime make an attempt in doing so! How useful it is is up to you, of course. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both anime have an educational theme, where Hataraku Saibou teaches you about human body while Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is about strength training. 
report Recommended by Ayuki-chan
both of the shows are just action packed, hataraku saibou is more on the lighthearted end but violet evergarden can be on the opposite side of spectrum. 
report Recommended by shinsuki820
Want to learn about the studies and anatomy of the human body? You're in luck because both animes feature elements such as mental illnesses, physical conditions, disabilities, and how the body works! 
report Recommended by DragonKestrel
These two anime is a education. Kaitou Joker learn about science. Hataraku Saibou is learn about human body. These two anime is about SCIENCE!!!!!!! 
report Recommended by Ayako_Rose
Both shows have biology information presented with cute anime girls. Mostly family friendly with a lot of easter eggs and creative ways of presenting scientific info 
report Recommended by kanserous
in both animes we were able to learn and laugh a lot, despite the super different atmosphere of these animes (soft and relaxing (yuru camp) x tense (saibou)) 
report Recommended by Biarogs
Both series star ambitious but inexperienced people in 'messenger' positions that take them through all areas of an operation - the human body, and anime production. Both series have similar 'female' leads, but the real fun in these series is meeting the other eccentric specialists in the operation and joining the main character during her education and development. Both series have a similar tone of voice and teach the viewer about the process, but Shiro Bako is aimed at a slightly more mature audience and also adds a level of character development and depth to the experience. 
report Recommended by TAYLORtCC
Both series use the entertainment format to explain scientific ideas. 
report Recommended by cipheron
Comedic take on body metabolism and biology. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
At first these anime don't look similar at all. But upon closer examination we can see that IWGP is a didactic anime disguised as a series of loosely linked adventures, just like Hataraku Saibou -although less explicitly. The similarities end here though: where IWGP talks about present-day Japanese society, HS teaches us about our body. But if you like this type of narration, I suggest you to give a chance to Hataraku Saibou because I found it funnier and overall more enjoyable than IWGP 
report Recommended by astrogonza
Same narrator voice actress with educational theme, besides in Galko it can be perverted stuff 
report Recommended by phobos_max
Both of these anime describe the biological processes that are happening inside our bodies. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both anime focus around the everyday life of individuals in an unconventional environment. They have a similar comedic pacing and are both pretty episodic.  
report Recommended by TheYingThing