Cells at Work! Code Black
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Kodansha’s Morning magazine revealed on their combined 2nd and third issue of 2021 that Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya’s Cells at Work! Code Black side project manga will end in the eighth volume on February 22.

Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshi dispatched the manga in Morning and the Weekly D Morning digital manga magazine in June 2018. Kodansha distributed the manga’s seventh gathered book volume on September 23. Kodansha Comics distributed the 6th volume in English on October 27.

Kodansha Comics portrays the series as following:

“In this new spinoff of the hit manga, a newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs… It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK!

The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble… but what if the body wasn’t so young, and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete’s foot, gout… it’s literal body horror! Whoever this guy is, he’s lucky his cells can’t go on strike!”


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