Manga about drug-drinking, violence-tolerant people’s cells to launch in January 2022
Kodoani.com – The third volume of the side story manga Hataraku Saibō Illegal (Cells at Work! Illegal) by Kae Hashimoto revealed on May 18 that the manga will end with the fourth volume in September.
Like the original Cells at Work manga and its other spinoffs, the manga humanizes the human body’s cells as they keep it functioning. In Cells at Work! Illegal, the body belongs to someone who used illegal substances and suffered physical violence.
Hashimoto launched the manga on Kodansha’s YanMaga website in January 2022.
Hataraku Saibō Neko (Cells at Work! Cat) by Choco Aozora and Meku Kaire (Cells at Work! Cat), and Hataraku Saibō Okusuri (Cells at Work! Medicine) by Koma Warita and Ryō Kuji (Cells at Work! Medicine), both both launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Sirius magazine on May 25.
Shimizu launched Cells at Work in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Sirius magazine in March 2015 and ends in January 2021.
The manga spin-offs ended in Akari Otokawa and Shigemitsu Harada’s Hataraku Saibō Lady (Cells at Work! Lady), which ended in September 2022. The manga focuses on adult female physiology, such as menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth. Harada also wrote the Cells at Work! Code Black, ending January 2021.
The first television anime of the original manga premiered in July 2018. The second season premiered in January 2021, along with the Cells at Work! Code Black.
The main manga is also adapting a live-action film.