The summer 2018 anime series Cells at Work has a second season on the horizon in Japan but first, we have to get a first season home video release here in North America. Aniplex USA has scheduled a box set release for the fourteen-episode run on August 27th, 2019 priced at $169.98. The bilingual set will be spread across three discs and include the clean opening, clean closing, promos, trailers, the animated shorts, the opening in English, and dub bloopers. The dub has Christian La Monte directing it and the main cast includes:
- Cherami Leigh as Red Blood Cell
- Billy Kametz as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)
- Robbie Daymond as Killer T Cell
- Laura Post as Macrophage
- Xanthe Huynh as Platelet
- Griffin Burns as Dendritic Cell
- Erica Mendez as Regulatory T Cell
- Ray Chase as Helper T Cell
- Kayli Mills as Eosinophil
- Morgan Berry as NK Cell
- Erik Kimerer as B Cell
The series was directed by Kenichi Suzuki based on the series composition by Yuuko Kakihara. Takahiko Yoshida handled the character design and served as the chief animation director with the animation produced by David Production.
The Japanese cast includes Tomoaki Maeno as White Blood Cell (Neutrophil), Kana Hanazawa as Red Blood Cell (Erythrocite), Kikuko Inoue as Macrophage, Daisuke Ono as Killer T Cell, Maria Naganawa as Platelet, Takahiro Sakurai as Helper T Cell (T Lymphocyte), Saori Hayami as Regulatory T Cell, M.A.O as Eosinophil, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Dendritic Cell, Yūichi Nakamura as Memory Cell, Ayako Kawasumi as Mast Cell, Aya Endo as Senpai Red Blood Cell, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Pneumonia Coccus, Shōya Chiba as B cell, and Mamiko Noto as the narrator.
The theme song of “Mission! Health First” is being done by four members of the cast with Kana Hanazawa, Tomoaki Maeno, Daisuke Ono, and Kikuko Inoue.
The manga began in winter 2015 and has five volumes released so far.
Plot Concept: This is a story about you. A tale about the inside of your body…
According to a new study, the human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body. From the oxygen-carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria-fighting White Blood Cells, get to know the unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside of you!