Cells at Work – Episodes 2 & 3 Review

Cells at Work continues the pace of relaxing and adorable shenanigans, along with the general monster of the week theme. Except, I guess, the “monsters” are really just bacterium or viruses. Pretty much just infections that the body has to fight off, to keep itself running.

2 cute 4 life!

Honestly, Platelets are basically becoming my weekly source of healing from the pain of the outside world. And thankfully, the writers understand that, as they manage an appearance in every single episode, even if it’s just a cameo. And the educational benefits of the show continue as well, keeping us informed, and entertained, by the unique brand of comedy the show has to offer.

Episode 2 looks at the anatomy of a scrape wound. Abrasions of the skin allow bacteria to flood into the body, and the body goes on overdrive to fight it off and repair the wound as quickly as possible, to get the body back up and functioning. Of course, the platelets play a big part in this, using the power of adorable to seal the boo boo and make it all better.

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Sometimes, hilariously violent.

Episode 3 gives the Platelets a lot less focus, as the body is invaded by Influenza, a virus that breeds like rats when invading the body, and take over the body’s cells to spread further. We meet some new characters as they attempt to fight this new enemy, a seemingly relentless force that threatens to overwhelm everything.

For being a kind of “educational” type show, Cells at Work delivers some awesome action scenes during each episode. The pastel artstyle works really well with the snappy, crisp action sequences that the show manages to deliver, every single time. The excellent combination of great sound design, calm moments, and intense action sequences are keeping the show fresh, interesting, and just an all-around great watch.

And suddenly, it’s a zombie thriller…


How is everyone enjoying Cells at Work?Is the “Monster of the Week” theme enjoyable, or a turnoff? (I know some people dislike the genre, though I enjoy it, personally.) It’s really shaping up to be one of the nicest, most polished and entertaining shows of the season. Let me know what you think of it, and i’ll see you all in the next post!

6 thoughts on “Cells at Work – Episodes 2 & 3 Review

  1. As long as the series continues to be this entertaining, I don’t mind “the monster of the week” approach at all. It’s really been of the most fun shows if this season so far: and the platelets are beyond cute 😀

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  2. “Monster of the week” is pretty standard for a fighting shonen, so I don’t mind it – it is one element that sells the tankobon, after all.

    For some reason, even though everyone’s going gaga for platelets, I also found Red Blood Cell and Naive T Cell pretty adorable, the former more so than the latter because of reasons that are clear by episode 3’s end (and strangely I don’t feel anything for White Blood Cell, even though he’s voiced by a voice actor I tend to like the performances from).

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    1. Red Blood Cell is pretty darn adorable, too! I’m totally with you there. I love how much personality everything has while staying accurate to what each cell does, it’s really nice to see.


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