I can’t help but wonder how you make a whole series out of this concept, but this first episode of Cells at Work was both pretty literal and adorable.
When I first saw the trailer for this anime, I really thought this would be a short form anime, so I was quite surprised when I found out that the episodes of this are 23 minutes long. That said, this first episode didn’t feel stretched or bloated as we followed around our Red Blood Cell as she gets herself lost trying to make a delivery and then ends up attacked by a germ.
There’s something gloriously B Grade about the performances with both the white and red blood cell being gloriously naive and yet totally cute (I guess, if you can call the white blood cell cute after he dices a germ and gets covered in its blood) and the germ as the villain is very much Saturday morning cartoon over the top, as it would need to be to sell this particular concept.
Whether or not they can manage to keep the cute dynamic and general up-beat tone for a season I do not know, but I do know I had a lot of fun with this first episode.
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