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! Spin-off Manga About Platelets to Launch in May 2019

The June 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine has announced that Yuuko Kakihara and Yasu will launch a spin-off manga of Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! manga titled Hataraku Kesshōban-chan (Platelets at Work) in the magazine’s next issue on May 25, 2019. The manga will focus on the Platelet characters from the original manga.

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.

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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 Is Streaming the Cells at Work! Anime’s New Episode

Crunchyroll is now streaming the new episode for the Cells at Work! anime. The episode is available now for paid members, will be available for free users on January 2, 2019.

Kenichi Suzuki directed the television anime at David Production, and Yuuko Kakihara was in charge of series composition, and both Suzuki and Kakihara wrote the scripts. Takahiko Yoshida designed the characters and was also credited as chief animation director. Kenichiro Suehiro composed the music at MAYUKO.

Source: ANN

Nominees Announced for the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards

The judging committee of the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards has announced the nominees for this year’s awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 21, 2019.

Best Children’s Manga

  • Splatoon by Sankichi Hinodeya
  • 12-Sai. (Age 12) by Nao Maita

Best Shōnen Manga

  • Jinmen by Takahiro Katō
  • Dr. Stone by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi
  • Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway) by Kotoba Inoya
  • Chocolate Vampire by Kyōko Kumagai

Best Shōjo Manga

  • Jūmanbun no Ichi (1/100,000) by Kaho Miyasaka
  • Suteki na Kareshi (Where’s My Lovely Sweetheart?) by Kazune Kawahara
  • Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai by Megumi Morino

Best General Manga

  • Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu by Haruko Kashiwagi
  • Hataraku Saibō (Cells at Work!) by Akane Shimizu

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