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Live-Action Cells at Work! Subtitled Teaser Trailer Is Here

The Cells at Work! franchise is about to get even bigger with the upcoming live-action movie adaptation. An English-subtitled teaser trailer has dropped that lets us know the movie will hit Japanese theaters in December 2024. It also gives information on the cast.

Red Blood Cell is being played by Mei Nagano, whose credits include being in live-action versions of Peach Girl and My Broken Mariko. White Blood Cell is played by Takeru Satō, who is also no stranger to being in live-action adaptations, having played roles in live-action versions of Rurouni Kenshin, Beck and Bakuman.

Cells at Work! is being directed by Hideki Takeuchi, who is likewise known for live-action work, including Nodame Cantabile and Thermae Romae. Yūichi Tokunaga of Kaguya-sama: Love is War (yes, the live-action version) penned the screenplay. Distribution is being handled by Warner Bros. Japan.

The original Cells at Work! manga by Akane Shimizu debuted in 2015, and three years later the anime adaptation began.

Kodansha USA Publishing publishes the original Cells at Work! manga in America, as well as multiple spinoff manga. It gave this description for the first the plot of Cells at Work!:

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone…she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets—everyone’s got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!

Other titles published by Kodansha USA Publishing include Cells at Work and Friends!, Cells at Work: Platelets!, Cells at Work: Bacteria!, Cells at Work!: Neo Bacteria!, Cells at Work! Baby, and Cells at Work! Code Black!, and more. That’s a lot of exclamation points.

Source: ANN


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