Cells at Work! has become a cultural phenomenon in Japan! The edutainment series personifies your body’s cells and the various threats it combats to keep you healthy. Its blend of real-world education, humor, and action makes it accessible to everyone — plus actual scientists approve of it!
Akane Shimizu launched the manga in 2015, which was adapted into an anime earlier this year by David Production.
The newest Cells at Work! project is a stage play that will run at Tokyo’s Theatre 1010 starting on November 16. To build hype, the staff released photos of the cast in full costumes — and they look right out of the manga!
Masanari Wada as White Blood Cell
Kanon Nanaki as Red Blood Cell
Yuuki Kimisawa as Killer T Cell
Takeshi James Yamada as Regular Cell
Kimito Totani as Helper T Cell
Kaoru Marimura as Natural Killer Cell
Masaki Ota as Naive T Cell
Yuka Hirata as Macrophage
Chihiro Kai as Regulatory T Cell
Bishin Kawasumi as Dendritic Cell
Kaoru Masaki as B Cell
Yuumitsu Kishida, Kei Morita, & Ayane Kinouchi as Platelets
Yuki Masuda as Streptococcus Pyogenes
Shun Takagi as Influenza Virus
Ryouma Baba as Pneumococcus
Shou Tomita as Staphylococcus Aureus
Which are your favorites?