Aniplex of America Brings Cells at Work! to Anime Expo
Anime Expo is just around the coroner, and from July the 4th to July 7th everything anime, japan, and the associated companies will descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center and turn it in to a paradise of anime, and Japanese culture. One such company is Aniplex, who’s massive schedule I have already talked about, are now starting to detail those individual events. The first such event will be the Cells at Work premier, and how Cells at Work will be coming to Crunchy Roll during this summer season.
Cells at Work!, will be premiering on Crunchyroll, on July 7th at 9:30 AM PDT. The series is an anime adaptation of a popular manga by Akane Shimizu from publisher Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius. Cells at Work! It, takes viewers to an interesting world featuring anthropomorphized cells as blue collar workers hard at work within the human body. Throughout the series, the workforce, which includes characters like red blood cells, white blood cells, killer T-cells, macrophages, and platelets, must deal with the many perils brought about by constant bacterial invasions. The anime series features a super star voice cast which includes Tomoaki Maeno (Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU, BLEND-S), Kana Hanazawa (Nisekoi, Blue Exorcist), Daisuke Ono (Black Butler, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), Ayako Kawasumi (Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero), Saori Hayami (The irregular at magic high school, Sword Art Online), and Yuichi Nakamura (Durarara!!, Oreimo). Anime powerhouse david production, who’s work on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and ERASED received much acclaim from both fans and critics, will be handling the animation production for the series with Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters) serving as director. Series composition will be handled by Yuko Kakihara (Persona 4: The Animation, Digimon Adventure tri.) and character design by Takahiko Yoshida from Honey and Clover and Oreimo2.
Aniplex of America recently announced that they will be hosting a special Cells at Work! panel at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, California with special guests including voice actor Tomoaki Maeno, who plays the brutally vicious towards his enemies yet kind hearted to his peers White Blood Cell (Neutrophil). Along with the cheery and inexperienced Red Blood Cell, played by Kana Hanazawa, Cells at Work! takes a comical and action packed look into the epic, microscopic battles that happen within our body. Rebecca Silverman of Anime News Network writes about Cells at Work!, “it’s the most fun you’ll have in biology lessons since that one kid figured out how to make the dead frog twitch on the dissecting table.”