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"Cells at Work" Live Action Movie Main Cast Announced, Premiere in December!

"Cells at Work" Live Action Movie Main Cast Announced, Premiere in December!

The main cast for the live-action adaptation of Akane Shimizu's "Cells at Work" (Hataraku saibou) has been revealed. Alongside this announcement, a special teaser showcasing the movie's perspective has been released. The live-action film is scheduled to premiere in Japan this December.

Mei Nagano will portray the Red Blood Cell, while Takeru Satō will take on the role of the White Blood Cell.

Character Visual:

Official Teaser:


Director: Hideki Takeuchi (known for live-action adaptations of Nodame Cantabile, Thermae Romae, Fly Me to Saitama)
Script: Yūichi Tokunaga (known for live-action adaptations of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Liar x Liar, Princess Jellyfish)

The original manga's first television anime adaptation premiered in July 2018, followed by a second season in January 2021. Akane Shimizu launched the original "Cells at Work!" manga in the March 2015 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine and concluded it in January 2021. 


Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the English version of the manga:

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone…she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets—everyone’s got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!

Source: Comic Natalie