Issei Hatsuyoshi-illustrated spin-off series has released five tankobon volumes
Kodansha's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 60-second anime PV for Hataraku Saibou Black / Cells at Work! Black, one of the spin-off series to Akane Shimizu's Hataraku Saibou / Cells at Work! manga series.
最もブラックな職場は――あなたの体内!?— 『はたらく細胞BLACK』【公式】 (@cellsatworkbla1) January 4, 2020
Under the supervision by the original manga author, the spin-off written by Shigemitsu Harada and illustrated by Issei Hatsuyoshi has been serilized in Kodansha's Morning since July 2018 and so far five tankobon volumes have been released in Japan. With the title Cells at Work! Code Black, its English edition has been published by Kodansha USA. The publisher describes its story as below:
The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble … but what if the body wasn’t so young, and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they 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!
Tankobon 1st and 5th volume covers:
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