One of the most talked about anime series to come out of the Summer 2018 season, Cells at Work depicts how a healthy body works using humanized versions of our cells.
Prominently featured in each episode are Red and White Blood Cells, with a supporting cast of cells rustled up depending on what sort of ailment the body is battling with that week. But it’s those super kawaii Platelets that seem to have really stolen the show.
Did you know that in some places teachers are encouraging their students to watch Cells at Work because the biology depicted is factual? What a great way to get students more engaged and excited about learning!
A professor at Emory University in Atlanta recently praised Cancer Cell (episode 7) as being an accurate representation of how the body works to fight cancer.
Even families are getting into the cosplay spirit by dressing their kids up as Platelets and shouting their catchphrase “Ano ne, ano ne!” Does anyone have a kid I can borrow for a weekend to help me sell my Red Blood Cell and Platelet-chan duo?
I’m sure some of you Cells at Work fans might not be as enthralled by the adorable Platelets as I am. That’s OK. I’ll just hang out over here with the other seekers of the kawaii and scour every scene for chance glimpses of these little worker cells. If we can agree on anything it’s that watching this anime has given us a new appreciation for our bodies.
You can stream new episodes of the Cells at Work anime Saturdays on Crunchyroll, or hit up your favourite place to buy manga and give the series a read. Come for the knowledge dressed in colourful anime wrapper, stay for the cutest presentation of blood you will ever see!