'Cells at Work!' manga series ends in January with the final chapter focusing on COVID-19

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Dec. 26, 2020 at 12:46 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Akane Shimizu's "Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibou)" manga series is coming to end in January 2021 as revealed by the February issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius on Saturday. The final issue of the manga will be shipped on January 26 and the final chapter will cover the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arc.


The Cells at Work! Japanese manga series is written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu and has been serialized in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius since January 2015. The series features the anthropomorphized cells of a human body, with the two main protagonists being a red blood cell and a white blood cell she frequently encounters.


David Production adapted the manga into a TV anime series "Cells at Work!!" which its first season ran from July to September 2018. The second season will premiere on January 9 at 11:30 p.m (JST) on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, YTV, and BS11, and will also broadcast in other local channels channels in Japan. On the second season's release day, a TV anime series "Cells at Work! Code Black" is also scheduled to air back-to-back which is a spin-off to the series adapting the manga of the same title.


An anime film titled "Hataraku Saibō!!" Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chō" Ōsawagi! premiered in September 2020 in Japan.

Source: Monthly Shonen Sirius via Anime News Network