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Funimation Adds ‘Cells at Work’ Anime Streaming

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It's time to really get to know your body.
© Akane Shimizu / Kodansha / Aniplex / David Production

The summer 2018 anime series Cells at Work has a second season on the horizon in Japan but now the focus is still on the first season. That season has now ended up on Funimation’s streaming service thanks to the growing partnership between the two cousin companies. Funimation is streaming it to viwers in the US and Canada where Aniplex USA holds the streaming rights. The series has its thirteen-episode broadcast run available in its original Japanese as well as the English dub. Subtitle options include English only.

Check out our review of the series.

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, and 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.

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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!

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