This anime is definitely aiming to educate about the body but we’re also getting a heavy dose of moralising in there as well with the poor picked on cell getting her moment to shine later in the episode. Still, it is hard to argue that this wasn’t entertaining.
I find Cells at Work a bit of an oddity, a fun oddity mind you, but the structure of the episodes, the copious explanations, and even the not so subtle don’t talk behind other people’s back message that comes through in episode 4, all speak of this show being directed at children. And then we have the White Blood Cell cutting himself free of a germ in a spray of blood in a scene that is right up there with when Eren got swallowed by a titan in Attack on Titan lost his arm. Okay, it’s a bit more cartoon like but it is still pretty intense for something that for the most part seems aimed at a younger audience.
Although, while I’m thinking about my childhood, the initial view of the parasite this week kind of reminded me of a scene straight out of the Never Ending Story and that did scare me as a child so maybe this is just the right kind of balance to provide a fairly fun yet emotional journey.
That said, I don’t think food-poisoning has ever been so much fun and I really had a great time watching the cells dash about and try to overcome the enemy. I’m not so sure about the umbrella guy who seemed to only exist to spout bad poetry, but overall the episode was great fun. Looking forward to the next offering from this one.
- Episode 1: The Adorable Edutainment Entry
- Episode 2: The Adventures of a Directionally Challenged Red-Blood Cell Continue
- Episode 3: The Zombie Horde of Flu-Ridden Cells
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14 thoughts on “Cells at Work Episode 4: Everyone Has Their Own Job”
I don’t know about you, but I found that one cell spouting nonsense pretty hilarious. And yes, agreed. This was a fun episode. I love monster films so it fell nicely into what I love.
That cell was just confusing me because I kept expecting him to have some sort of purpose and then, nothing.
He called for back up. That’s something.
That is true.
This show really continues to be very entertaining. Like I said over on Cactus Matt’s blog, even though the premise is basically the same each week, it really is still highly entertaining to watch. When I now get food poisining at least I know what my cells are going to do about it lol 😂😂
I like this episode as well