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."
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