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Cells at Work! Black Spinoff Manga Hyped in Intense Anime Promo

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When the going gets tough inside your body, your cells don’t mess around. Never has this been more successfully showcased than in Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! manga and its anime adaptation. The saga also continues in even more intense situations in spinoff manga Cells at Work! Black, and its characters and action are on full display in a new animated promotional video.

Released in English by Kodansha USA as Cells at Work! Code Black, the spinoff comes from writer Shigemitsu Harada and illustrator Issei Hatsuyoshi. Check out the anime promo below.

Five volumes have been released in Japan so far. Here’s how Kodansha describes the English version:

The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble … but what if the body wasn’t so young, and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete’s foot, gout … it’s literal body horror! Whoever this guy is, he’s lucky his cells can’t go on strike!

Source: Kodansha on YouTube