Hataraku Saibou (TV)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Cells At Work
Japanese: はたらく細胞


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None


Score: 7.961 (scored by 9,714 users)
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Ranked: #6182
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Popularity: #1242
Members: 67,817
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This is a story about you. A tale about the inside of your body... According to a new study, the human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body. From the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the bacteria-fighting white blood cells, get to know the unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside of you! It's the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells!

(Source: Aniplex USA)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Yuuma
Suzuki, Kenichi
Director, Script
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kakihara, Yuuko
Script, Series Composition

Opening Theme

"Mission! Ken・Kou・Dai・Ichi (ミッション!健・康・第・イチ)" by Red Blood Cell (Kana Hanazawa), White Blood Cell (Tomoaki Maeno), Killer T Cell (Daisuke Ono), Macrophage (Kikuko Inoue)

Ending Theme

"CheerS" by ClariS

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Jul 22, 2018
qwyxivi (All reviews)
Hatarku Saibou is a comedy about the interactions the human immune system has with foreign entities. If you remove the fact that it's about the human immune system, this would be still be a fairly decent show.

Story: 9/10

If the human body was used as a metaphor instead of the actual setting of this anime, this show would not be a comedy, but would still be good.

The show manages to be exciting while, for the most part, sticking to the facts about the human immune system. Taken at face value, the plot is rather bland and literally comes straight of a textbook, but the timing and read more
Jul 22, 2018
koruo (All reviews)
Okay, this is my first review, I hope its helpful in any way.

Story 6/10

The theme around Hataraku Saibo is human cells personified. So the story revolves around how each cell functions inside the human body and their day to day challenges. The killing of virus, cancer, blood cloth, and etc. It is slice-of-life of human cells, basically.

Art 9/10

I love the art. No one can hate it when there's platelets-chan around.

Sound 5/10

Nothing special here.

Character 5/10

As I mentioned above, there is no characterization. Everyone fits into a persona/stereotype. White blood cell must be psycho, red blood cell must be meek, platelets must be cute. That's it, but read more
Jul 22, 2018
thesalami (All reviews)
The idea and setting are fantastic. It's not the first time we're seeing personified cells (Osmosis Jones), but it's intriguing and sometimes educational to see how different cells interact.

However, so far the characters are generic, you can predict most of the jokes, and even the fight scenes are too simple.
e.g. They introduce a calm and classy character that carries a sythe. She comes to aid a fight between cells & germs, and when she gets surrounded one of the naive cells of course shouts "Ah! Watch out!" and of course she smiles and swings the sythe to kill all the enemies. It's quite cliche.

I hope read more


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