The first full promotional video for the upcoming “Cells at Work! CODE BLACK” spin-off anime series was released on Sunday.
The video also announced additional cast members.
The new cast members includes Kenn as Red Blood Cell, Lynn as White Blood Cell, Yumi Uchiyama as another White Blood Cell, Takashi Narumi as Gastric Chief Cell and Yuriki Kubo as Platelet.
Cells at Work! CODE BLACK is based on a manga series written by Shigemitsu Harada and illustrated by Ikuta Hatsuya. It is a spin-off series of Akane Shimizu’s original Cells at Work! manga.
Kodansha, who licensed the manga, describes the series as follows:
A newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs… It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK! What if the body wasn’t so young, and was never very healthy?
A fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell 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!
The Cells at Work! CODE BLACK anime series will premiere January 2021.
Studio Liden Films will be producing the series.