The fourth and final installment of Kae Hashimoto’s Hataraku Saibō Illegal (Cells at Work! Illegal) spinoff manga was announced on May 18. This eagerly anticipated volume will mark the end of the series and is set to be released in September.
In Akane Shimizu’s original manga Cells at Work!, as well as its various spinoffs, the human body’s cells are personified to illustrate their crucial role in maintaining bodily functions. However, Cells at Work! Illegal delves into a body inhabited by cells that endure the harmful effects of illicit substances and physical aggression.
Hashimoto initiated the manga’s release on Kodansha’s YanMaga website in January of 2022.
Choco Aozora and Meku Kaire’s Hataraku Saibō Neko (Cells at Work! Cat) and Koma Warita and Ryō Kuji’s Hataraku Saibō Okusuri (Cells at Work! Medicine) recently debuted in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine on May 25.
Shimizu introduced the original Cells at Work! manga in the March 2015 edition of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine, concluding it in January 2021. The manga is being released in English by Kodansha USA Publishing.
Kodansha USA Publishing is also bringing English versions of the following spinoff manga: Cells at Work: Bacteria!, Cells at Work!: Neo Bacteria!, Cells at Work! White Brigade, Cells at Work! Baby, Cells NOT at Work!, Cells at Work! Code Black, Cells at Work and Friends!, and Cells at Work: Platelets!.
The latest concluded spinoff manga of Cells at Work! was Hataraku Saibō Lady (Cells at Work! Lady), written by Akari Otokawa and Shigemitsu Harada, and it wrapped up in September 2022. This manga delved into the intricacies of adult women’s physiology, exploring topics like menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth. Interestingly, Harada is also the author of the separate spinoff manga, Cells at Work! Code Black, which concluded in January 2021.
The initial TV anime adaptation of the original manga debuted in July 2018, while the second season premiered in January 2021, coinciding with the anime adaptation of Cells at Work! Code Black spinoff manga.
Furthermore, the original Cells at Work! manga has also inspired a live-action film adaptation.
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