Anime has been getting Live-action adaptations left and right from Western Companies, though this shouldn’t come as a surprise because of its wide fanbase, it still comes as a shock for most because well, live-action adaptations don’t really have the best reputation for the fans.
While Netflix focuses on the live-action adaptations of the more famous anime and manga series like One Piece and Kimi ni Todoke, the legendary Warner Bros. studios have decided to adapt one rather peculiar, but certainly entertaining and educational anime entitled Cells at Work.
The movie announcement was made earlier today in Japan via Eiga and other companies. Cells at Work, according to sources, promises to be one of the largest cinematic productions attempted in the Japanese film business. The adaption is believed to be the “biggest scale” in the industry to date, which makes sense considering the tale of Cells at Work. The comic is about the human body, and there are more cells within than we can imagine.
Check out the English Dub Trailer of Cells at Work Here:
If you’re unfamiliar with Cells at Work, it premiered in January 2015 under the direction of Akane Shimizu. Six years later, the manga ended, and a spin-off named Cells at Work: Code Black was likewise a huge hit. Cells at Work was launched as an anime by David Production in 2018, and an animated film was released two years later in September 2020.
The Cells at Work manga’s plot is somewhat bizarre. The fantasy series takes place within a human body, where billions upon trillions of cells work together to keep the body alive. Cells at Work focuses on two such workers: AE3803, a red blood cell, and U-1146, a white blood cell. Shimzu’s manga follows the two on many adventures as they try everything they can to keep their human alive, despite several threats.
The plot alone establishes one thing: it is extremely difficult to adapt this into a live-action series. But that’s what makes it worth the wait. If you aren’t much of a fantasy fan, but you’re a science geek, this anime is definitely for you. The presentation of the systems of the body and its different mechanisms are actually pretty accurate, and if done properly, the live-action might even help medical students study for their tests.
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