'Cells at Work!' series announces new game by Identity V's developer NetEase

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 18, 2021 at 1:29 PM PHT (GMT+8)


The official website for Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya's "Cells at Work! Code Black" spinoff manga series has announced on Sunday that the TV anime series adaptation of Akane Shimizu's "Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibou)" manga series will be adapted into a game to be developed by Chinese game developer NetEase. NetEase is notable for producing games such as Identity V and Knives Out. No other details were revealed as of writing.

Game adaptation announcement posted on Cells at Work! Code Black official site

The series was already had a smartphone game app in 2019, but it ended service last January.


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. It is slated to end on January 26 with the final chapter focusing on COVID-19.

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: Cells at Work! Code Black Official Site, Animate Times

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