Aniplex of America Reveals Cells at Work! Anime’s English Dub Cast and Blu-ray Disc Release

Aniplex of America has announced at its panel at Anime Central that it will release the Cells at Work! anime in a Blu-ray Disc box set with an English dub on August 27, 2019. The three-disc release will include the 13-episode television anime series and five animated shorts that have never been released in the United States. The release is now available for pre-order through The Right Stuf International. The set will include an English dub for the opening theme song “Mission! Health Comes First.”

The English cast includes:

  • Cherami Leigh is Red Blood Cell
  • Billy Kametz is White Blood Cell (Neutrophil)
  • Robbie Daymond is Killer T Cell
  • Laura Post is Macrophage
  • Xanthe Huynh is Platelet
  • Griffin Burns is Dendritic Cell
  • Erica Mendez is Regulatory T Cell
  • Ray Chase is Helper T Cell
  • Kayli Mills is Eosinophil
  • Morgan Berry is NK Cell
  • Erik Kimerer is B Cell

Christian La Monte is directing.

Source: ANN

Cells at Work to Get New Spin-off Manga on January 12, 2019

The official website for Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend magazine has announced that Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! manga will get a new spin-off manga in the magazine’s February 2019 issue titled Hataraku Saibō Friend (Cells at Work! Friend). The manga’s debut will feature two chapters. Kanna Kurono is writing the story for the manga, while Mio Izumi is drawing the art.

The manga will focus on a Killer T Cell, who is normally strict with himself and others, but wants to have fun during his time off. He wants to make friends, but doesn’t want to ruin his intimidating character at the same time.

Shimizu’s original Cells at Work! manga launched in the March 2015 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius, and Kodansha shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in August 2017.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll and FUNimation Entertainment Announce Some Titles for Their Simulcast and Simuldub Lineups for Summer 2018

Crunchyroll will simulcast How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, Angels of Death, Overlord III, and Attack on Titan Season 3. As previously announced, its lineup will also include The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar, ISLAND, Cells at Work!, and Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs.

The site will also continue its simulcasts for My Hero Academia, Steins;Gate 0, Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-, Black Clover, and To Be Heroine. The final six episodes of Dies irae will premiere in July 2018.

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar, and To Be Heroine will be available worldwide outside of Asia. Angels of Death will be available worldwide outside of Asia and German-speaking territories. Regional availability for the other shows has not yet been announced.

FUNimation Entertainment’s simuldub lineup will include How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar, Angels of Death, Overlord III, and, as previously announced, Attack on Titan Season 3. All of these titles will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand except Overlord III, which will not be available in Australia and New Zealand.

FUNimation’s simuldubs for My Hero Academia, Steins;Gate 0, Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-, and Black Clover will continue.

FUNimation will also stream a weekly English dub for Magical Girl Raising Project in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The anime originally streamed on Crunchyroll with English subtitles as it aired in 2016.

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for the Cells at Work Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Cells at Work manga:

  • Shōya Chiba is B cell
  • Mamiko Noto is Narrator

Hanazawa, Maeno, Ono, and Inoue will perform the opening theme song “Mission! Ken – Kō – Dai – Ichi” (Mission! Health First). Musical duo ClariS are performing the ending theme song “CheerS.”

Kenichi Suzuki is directing the anime at David Production, and Yuuko Kakihara is in charge of series composition, and both Suzuki and Kakihara will pen the scripts. Takahiko Yoshida is designing the characters and is also credited as chief animation director. Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music at MAYUKO.

Cells at Work is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 7, 2018.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Announces Events and Special Guests for Anime Expo 2018

At their Industry Panel at A-Kon in Fort Worth, Texas, Aniplex of America announced their schedule of events and special guests for Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The announcement revealed that they would be hosting panels and events for many of their shows including PERSONA5 the Animation, Cells at Work!, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, and the highly anticipated Sword Art Online: Alicization-. Furthermore, following last year’s successful event, the immensely popular Fate/Grand Order returns with their first anniversary celebration event at Petree Hall.

In the Sword Art Online corner, the many special guests scheduled to appear include Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (VA for Kirito for SAO -Alicization-), Ai Kayano (VA for Alice of SAO -Alicization-), Tomori Kusunoki (VA for LLENN of SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online), Shinichiro Kashiwada (Producer of the SAO series), Kazuki Adachi (Producer of the SAO series), and Kenta Suzuki (Producer of the SAO series).

From the halls of Chaldea in Fate/Grand Order, the guests featured will be Ayako Kawasumi (VA of Altria Pendragon from Fate/Grand Order), Satoshi Tsuruoka (VA of Arash, Gilles de Rais, Caligula, and Spartacus from Fate/Grand Order), and Yōsuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of FGO PROJECT).

Cells at Work! will be in full swing with guests Tomoaki Maeno (VA of White Blood Cell from Cells at Work!), Nobutaka Kasama from David Production (Producer of Cells at Work!), Yohei Ito from Kodansha (Producer of Cells at Work!), and Yuma Takahashi (Producer of Cells at Work!).

Meanwhile, Masashi Ishihama (Director of PERSONA5 the Animation) and Kazuki Adachi (Producer of PERSONA5 the Animation) will be representing the stylish game-turned-anime PERSONA5 the Animation.

Each event will feature giveaways and more details are available on the Aniplex of America website. Considered the largest anime and manga convention in North America and the second longest running anime convention, Anime Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 5-8, 2018.

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018:

Aniplex of America Industry Panel
• Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Do titles like Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kill la Kill, or Blue Exorcist make your otaku heart skip a beat? Then you don’t want to miss the Aniplex of America Industry Panel. Join us as we bring you the latest news on all your favorite Aniplex shows. Score some free gifts just for showing up and prepare to be entertained as we show you the coolest trailers. Plus, you’ll have a chance to enter our raffle where we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes.

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018:

Cells at Work! at Anime Expo
• Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)
• Location: Room #411 (LP4)

From the popular manga Cells at Work! comes a brand new anthropomorphic anime series produced by David Production. From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria fighting White Blood Cells, get to know these unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside your body. Join Aniplex of America as they explore the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells with an advance screening of Episode 1 and free giveaways.

Special Guests:

  • Tomoaki Maeno (VA of Red Blood Cell)
  • Yohei Ito (Producer)
  • Nobutaka Kasama (Producer)
  • Yuma Takahashi (Producer)

PERSONA5 the Animation Steals Anime Expo
• Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Unleash your PERSONA and enter the Metaverse with the JRPG by Atlus turned anime series, PERSONA5 the Animation. Join Aniplex of America and special guest director Masashi Ishihama as we go behind the scenes of this highly stylish series. The event will include a special giveaway plus a super-secret guest appearance by a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

Special Guests:

  • Masashi Ishihama (Director)
  • Kazuki Adachi (Producer)
  • Plus a surprise guest

Sword Art Online Summer Festival 2018
• Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Link Start and join us for the most talked about event of Anime Expo. From the perils of Aincrad to the battlefields of Gun Gale Online to the depths of the Underworld, we’ll explore the worlds of SAO, familiar and new. Join us for this very special event as we look at the past, present and the future of anime’s most beloved virtual reality series.

Special Guests:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (VA of Kirito from Sword Art Online: Alicization –)
  • Ai Kayano (VA of Alice from Sword Art Online: Alicization –)
  • Tomori Kusunoki (VA actress of LLENN from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)
  • Keiichi Sigsawa (Creator of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)
  • Shinichiro Kashiwada (Producer)
  • Kazuki Adachi (Producer)
  • Kenta Suzuki (Producer)

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018:

Fate/Grand Order 1st Anniversary Celebration Event
• Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (PDT)
• Location: Petree Hall (LP1)

Fellow Masters, join us as we celebrate Fate/Grand Order‘s one year anniversary with special guests Ayako Kawasumi (Altria Pendragon), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Arash/Gilles de Rais/Caligula/Spartacus) and Yōsuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT). Rayshift to Petree Hall for the latest news and giveaways.

Special Guests:

  • Ayako Kawasumi (VA of Altria Pendragon)
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka (VA of Arash, Gilles de Rais, Caligula, and Spartacus)
  • Yōsuke Shiokawa (Creative Producer of the FGO PROJECT)

 

More Cast Members Announced for the Cells at Work! Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Cells at Work! manga:

  • Yūichi Nakamura is Memory Cell
  • Ayako Kawasumi is Mast Cell
  • Aya Endo is Senpai Red Blood Cell
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino is Pneumonia Coccus

Four members of the cast — Kana Hanazawa, Tomoaki Maeno, Daisuke Ono, and Kikuko Inoue — will perform the opening theme song “Mission! Ken – Kō – Dai – Ichi” (Mission! Health First).

Kenichi Suzuki is directing the anime at David Production, and Yuuko Kakihara is in charge of series composition, and both Suzuki and Kakihara will write the scripts. Takahiko Yoshida is designing the characters and is also credited as chief animation director. Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music at MAYUKO.

Cells at Work! is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 8, 2018.

Source: ANN

Cells at Work! to Get BLACK Spin-off Manga in June 2018

The official website for Kodansha’s Morning magazine has announced that the Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) spin-off manga Hataraku Saibō BLACK will launch in the magazine and in the Weekly D Morning digital manga magazine on June 7, 2018. Shigemitsu Harada is providing the story, Issei Hatsuyoshi is drawing the manga, and original manga creator Akane Shimizu is supervising the work.

Shimizu launched the Cells at Work! manga in the March 2015 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius, and Kodansha shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in August 2017.

Source: ANN