After 6 years, 'Cells at Work!' manga bids farewell with the final chapter focusing on COVID-19

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The final chapter of Akane Shimizu's "Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibou)" manga series published in the March 2021 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius was released on Tuesday officially marking the end of the six long year run of the hit manga series. The final chapter covers the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arc.


The final and sixth tankōbon volume of the manga will be shipped starting February 9 of this year and a digital version of "Cells at Work!" Series Marutto Trial Reading Pack 2021 which will include selected episodes of the series from all nine works including spin-offs will be released.


It was announced last December 2020 in the February issue of the same magazine that the series has reached its climax and only the final chapter remains for completion.


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 Comic Natalie

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