‘Cells at Work!‘ is a beloved anime series in the genre of biology and comedy, first released in summer 2018. The series, which has attracted great interest on many platforms with its anime, is actually based on the manga series of the same name written by Akane Shimizu and illustrated by him. Both seasons of the series, which aired for two seasons in total, were created by David Production. We also know the studio by the record-breaking Fire Force anime adaptation. The anime, which took place on many platforms such as Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix, reached many viewers worldwide. The second season of the anime was broadcast on many local Japanese channels (Tokyo MX, GYT, ytv, BS11, MBS, TV Aichi, HBC, RKB) between January 9, 2021, and February 27, 2021. ‘Cells at Work! It is wondering whether the main anime series of the series, which comes to the screens with the spin-off anime named Code Black ‘, will have a third season.
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What is the plotline of the anime?
The story takes place in the human body. 37.2 trillion cells working to keep healthy the human body they live in are trying to protect their homes from danger. Every day, these cells, which fight the invasion of pathogenic cells such as germs and bacteria, tell us a different story as they resist all the difficulties.
AE3803, one of our main characters, is a small red blood cell that has just started its work. On the other hand, U-1146 is a powerful white blood cell that is part of the immune system. While AE3803 is responsible for transporting products such as oxygen and nutrients, U-1146 is responsible for eliminating threats in blood vessels. As the story unfolds, everything will not go well, and events will diversify.
Will there be a third season of ‘Cells at Work!’?
The second season of the main anime series has just hit the screens, and there is no renewal for a third season yet. David Production or its broadcasters haven’t mentioned a new season yet. It can sometimes take years to see a new season of anime. We can see this in about three years between the first season and the second season. When some of the main factors are considered, it is possible to speculate about a new season of the anime.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Cells at Work is based on a manga series like many anime. The manga is written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu and published by Kodansha. It is also possible to follow the manga series published in English by Kodansha USA. The manga series published in Monthly Shōnen Sirius since January 2015 consists of 6 volumes in total. The manga ends with the last volume released on January 26, 2021.
Although there are spin-off manga series, the main anime series follows the main manga series written by Akane Shimizu. Most of the manga, which includes 6 volumes and 30 chapters in total, have been adapted to anime. In the first season of the anime, the first 18 chapters were adapted, and up to the 25th chapter were adapted in the second season. There are only 5 chapters left. In terms of source material adequacy, a second season seems quite unlikely.
BluRay Sales, Popularity, Other Factors, etc.
Disc sales are very valuable to see a new season of anime. The anime, which sold an average of about 8,000 discs in the first season, was above targets. Besides, broadcasting rights were purchased by many platforms. The anime’s overall popularity score is 88.8%, and from this perspective, there is no obstacle to seeing a new season financially. It is also undeniable that the anime brought a satisfactory profit in the two aired seasons.
‘Cells at Work!’ Season 3 release date predictions
The fact that the anime’s main manga series is now complete and will not provide enough stock material reduces the possibility of seeing a new season. For the anime to have a new season, the spin-off series should be used as the source material, or the main manga series must somehow continue again. However, neither seems possible. The anime will continue with the spin-off anime series instead of a new season because the brand remains popular. The first anime adaptation from the spin-off series was with “Cells at Work! Code Black“. For now, we recommend Code Black to those who follow the main series. We think we will be able to see anime adaptations of other spin-off series in the future.
Spin-off manga series of Cells At Work!
|Cells at Work! Code Black||June 7, 2018 – January 21, 2021||8 Volumes|
|Cells at Work!: Bacteria!||May 2017 – August 2020||7 Volumes|
|Cells NOT at Work!||July 26, 2017 – present||4 Volumes|
|Cells at Work and Friends!||January 12, 2019 – present||5 Volumes|
|Cells at Work!: Platelets!||May 25, 2019 – present||3 Volumes|
|Cells at Work!: Baby!||October 17, 2019 – present||3 Volumes|
|Cells at Work!: Lady!||January 22, 2020 – present||2 Volumes|
|Cells at Work!: WHITE||October 26, 2020 – present||1 Volume|
Animated: ‘Cells at Work! Code Black’
In this series, which is a side story of the main series, the story takes place in a different body instead of an average body. Things do not go easy in this body that tries to survive with alcohol and harmful habits. Although the story is the same, the theme is darker in this series.
Alcohol, smoking, and stress… The cells responsible for sustaining life in the body exposed to these irritants seem to be fighting a never-ending war. Red Blood Cell AA2153 must quickly learn to deliver oxygen and collect carbon dioxide even in dangerous conditions due to severe worker shortages. Meanwhile, White Blood Cell U-1196 has to do its part by dealing with germs and viruses in life-threatening situations. In the midst of these crises, they need to work together to keep the body healthy, even if they don’t know if their sacrifices are worth it.
The anime series was released as of January 10, 2021, and was created by Liden Films. The studio also appeared with the Love and Lies and Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor. The original manga of the series is written by Shigemitsu Harada and illustrated by Issei Hatsuyoshi. The manga series, which started in 2018, was completed on January 21, 2021, after 8 volumes. (Twitter page of the spin-off series)