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Hataraku Saibou (TV)

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: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.781 (scored by 103,473 users)
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Ranked: #9572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #385
Members: 254,958
Favorites: 1,249


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
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 Neptunella
Same narrator voice actress with educational theme, besides in Galko it can be perverted stuff 
report Recommended by phobos_max
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
There is an arc in Gintama (episodes 167-170) that is vastly similar to Cells At Work!. The Yorozuya travel into Tama-san's body and inside of it can be found white blood cells and viruses visualized as humans. Both settings inside the bodies are also seem more adventurous and welcoming than you might expect. 
report Recommended by dotta
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
Comedic take on body metabolism and biology. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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 series use the entertainment format to explain scientific ideas. 
report Recommended by cipheron
in this anime you can learn something, just like Dr.Stone  
report Recommended by wolfdragonx