Hataraku Saibou (Cells At Work!) Review – An Endearing and Educational Experience

An Endearing And Educational Experience

  • Episodes : 13
  • Genre : Comedy, Shounen
  • Airing Date : July 2018 – September 2018
  • Studios : David Production

Contains Spoilers

Hataraku Saibou Introduction

This is a story about how your body works. From the smallest scrape to the most violent bout of food poisoning, everything that affects your system on the inside affects the day-to-day life of the trillions of cells keeping your body running smoothly. It’s not always easy for these various types of cells to do their jobs – but it is certainly never dull!

Despite the amount of information that is thrown at you over the course of Hataraku Saibou, with the use of various characters and tiny intricate details, it rarely feels overwhelming. The attention to detail is amazing, with every little element considered in order to make sure the information is as accurate as possible. With such interesting characters like the Platelets, Red Blood Cell, and White Blood Cell, this anime easily became one of the best of the season!

Why You Should Watch Hataraku Saibou

1. Attention To Detail

For being an anime about the human body, Hataraku Saibou is surprisingly accurate. Even little things are thought about, including the way that the red blood cells have reversible jackets for when they are carrying oxygen vs. when they carry carbon dioxide. This is a series that anyone could watch and come away having learned more about how their body functions. It is clear that extensive research was done before the careful planning of Hataraku Saibou!

2. Genuinely Funny But Educational

First and foremost, Hataraku Saibou is meant to be an educational anime, teaching us human biology. Yet, rather than being boring, this anime is full of life, including elements of both shounen action and great comedy, allowing its audience to enjoy themselves every step of the way!

3. Animation

The animation style can really make or break the success of a series, and Hataraku Saibou is very well done in this aspect as well. The serious and detailed nature of most of the scenes is contrasted by the wild nature of animation in funnier moments. In spite of these two contrasting styles, the series flows together well.

Why You Should Skip Hataraku Saibou

1. Can Be Text-Heavy

With so much information coming at you, the added wording on the screen can be a bit much at times. The included text is usually helpful, providing context for characters and narration on how the body is dealing with specific changes. However, when too much of it appears at once, it can be jarring.

2. Must Have At Least Some Amount Of Interest In Main Topic

As accurate and informative as Hataraku Saibou is, it is clear that this is not an anime you can watch without thinking. Even the humor often stems from interactions between the characters and their various roles. Sure, you could watch this anime without paying attention and still think the basic ideas behind it are great. Yet, true enjoyment of Hataraku Saibou only comes from understanding what is actually going on – so if you are looking for a comedy to relax with, this series isn’t really it.

Final Thoughts

From the very first episode, Hataraku Saibou has been one of the best anime all season! This anime is a great watch, both entertaining and educational, and we would recommend it to just about everyone. That being said, if you are not willing to put in the effort to pay attention or are deterred by large amounts of wording on the screen, this series might not be as enjoyable for you. As for us, we just wish there were more episodes to watch!

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Author: Meghan May Dellinger

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