'Hataraku Saibou' TV Anime Adaptation Set to Premiere in July 2018

David Production (Inu x Boku SS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) works on anime production

It is officially announced today on January 19 that a TV anime adaptation of Akane Shimizu's Hataraku Saibou/Cells at Work! manga is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2018. Its official website also opens, revealing its first key visual and main staff.


Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) serves as director, alongside series composition writer Yuko Kakihara (as the moon, so beautiful, Chihayafuru) and character designer Takahiko Yoshida (Big Windup!, Yowamushi Pedal). David Production (Inu x Boku SS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), previously produced an anime CM to promote the manga's fifth tankobon volume released in August 2017, again works on anime production.


The anthropomorphized human cells-featured manga series has been serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius since the magazine's March 2015 issue. So far five tankobon volumes have

been released in Japan, and its total print run has reached 1.5 million copies.


Key visual with a tagline: "This is your story. A story inside your body."


Character designer Takahiko Yoshida's illustration message:

 "We are working very hard on production now. Please wait for a while." 



Main Staff:

 Director: Kenichi Suzuki (Drifters, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

 Series Composition Writer: Yuko Kakihara (as the moon, so beautiful,Chihayafuru)

 Screenplay: Kenichi Suzuki, Yuko Kakihara

 Character Designer Takahiko Yoshida (Big Windup!, Yowamushi Pedal)

 Cell Character Designer/Prop Designer/Action Animation Director: Kenta Mimuro

 Sub Character Designer: Keiko Tamaoki

 Chief Animation Director: Takahiko Yoshida, Keiko Tamaoki

 Arts: Atelier Platz

 Art Designer: Yoshihiro Sono, Kouji Hashiguchi

 Color Designer: Aiko Mizuno

 Director of Photography: Yuki Oshima

 3DCG Director: Yutaka Nakajima

 Editor: Kiyoshi Hirose (editz)

 Sound Director: Kawahito Akita

 Sound Production Magic Capsule

 Music Kenichiro Suehiro, MAYUKO

 Produce: Yuma Takahashi

 Animation Producer: Tsuyoshi Wakamatsu

 Anime Production: David Production

 Production: Aniplex, Kodansha, David Production


Anime CM posted in July 2017


Manga 1st and 5th volume covers



Source: Aniplex press release 


© Akane Shimizu/Kodansha, Aniplex, david production


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