‘Cells at Work!’ Season 2 Review

Cell at Work’ is a Japanese anime based on the Kodansha manga written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu that anthropomorphizes cells in the human body. The second season of this comedic series is created by David Production and dubbed into English by Aniplex, the show presents the world of the human body as a city where cells do their jobs as if protecting that world.

After battling Dengue Fever, Acne, and Peyer’s Patch, white blood cell U-1146 (Billy Kametz) continues his duty fighting evil bacteria. He is observed by Normal Cell (Bryce Papenbrook), who expresses a desire to exceed his duty. He observes cute Lactic acid bacteria and decides to help them find places hidden in the body. As Normal Cell delivers them, he runs into red blood cell named AE3803 (Cherami Leigh), who guides him at some points. Meanwhile, Killer T Cell (Robbie Daymond) and NK Cell (Morgan Berry) are both investigating mysterious sightings that could lead to something catastrophic.

I have to say, the first season is much better. The chemistry, pardon the pun, between the Red Blood Cell and the White Blood Cell gave the show a certain amount of heart. Unfortunately, AE3803 is scaled back tremendously and it weakened the plot. It is not so bad in the sense that it is unwatchable, but you definitely missed the humor in this one.

They also stirred away from the “adorable” nature of the show, which was clearly aimed at kids. This one had a few more mature themes that I thought were unnecessary.

Not to repeat myself, but I also want to once again praise the voice acting. Aniplex did a good job dubbing this series, with every character given the correct voice actor. That made it enjoyable, even though I have some criticisms of it.

Check out the trailer below:

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong violence, Minor Foul language, Disturbing images

This review is based on the dub.

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