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Hataraku Saibou

Hataraku Saibou

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 26, 2015 to ?
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Authors: Shimizu, Akane (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sirius


Score: 8.031 (scored by 1262 users)
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Ranked: #9292
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Popularity: #1218
Members: 7,754
Favorites: 129
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Cells at Work!
Volume 1


Within the human body there is said to be approximately 60 million cells. White blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, macrophages, memory cells, killer T cells, natural killer cells, B cells, mast cells and many more!

All these different cells work tirelessly within the body, never resting for a moment, at any time willing to resist invading foreign entities like germs and viruses to the bitter end!

From Akane Shimizu, winner of Shounen Sirius' Rookie of the Year Award, comes an informative tale about anthropomorphised cells!


Hataraku Saibou placed seventh in the male readers category in the 2016 edition of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! magazine.

The series has been published in English as Cells at Work! by Kodansha Comics USA since November 1, 2016, and in French as Les brigades Immunitaires by Pika Editions since May 31, 2017.

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Jul 1, 2018
Major_Gilbert (All reviews)
As someone who thinks that the immune system is the most exciting feature of the human body, I always waited for a day I would find a manga like "Hataraku Saibou", otherwise known as "Cells at Work".

Story: 9
The story mainly focuses on a red blood cell (Ae 3803) and a white blood cell (U-1146). They aren't given names, but numbers. The red blood cell has a hard time trying to find routes through the body, so the white blood cell helps her out. Through this, we get to know what exactly happens in different parts of the body and encounter different types of cells read more
Jul 7, 2018
youseiki (All reviews)
This is one of the my most anticipated adaptation after reading it on a whim, an exceptional story about Cells, by turning them into characters, emphasizing the similarities of humans and cells through comparing them by how they do their job.

This manga is entertaining so far, for an author to be able to make great characters even if they are cells, an action packed story which centers around White Cell's adventures along with blood cell, this is truly one of the most interesting stories that I've ever read.

Story: 7
I don't think this manga was made for biology, anatomy or even medical students, this manga read more


Recent News

'Hataraku Saibou' Receives Second Season

'Hataraku Saibou' Receives Second Season

A second anime season for Akane Shimizu's Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work!) manga on Saturday was announced at the Aniplex booth at AnimeJapan 2019. Shimizu bega...read more

TV Anime 'Hataraku Saibou' Gets Anime Special

TV Anime 'Hataraku Saibou' Gets Anime Special

A special event for Hataraku Saibou TV anime on Sunday has announced that the TV series will get a TV special episode. The anime, which will be centered around cold...read more

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