Cells at Work! – Ep. 2

I take back what I said last time, Cells at Work! might honestly sustain itself for a full cour. This anime is simply a joy.

Episode 2 is entirely about what a scrape wound looks like for these cells and the whole scenario is glorious. Thanks to this episode, I’ll never be able to look at paper cuts the same way ever again. The abrasion is presented like an explosion straight out of Akira, germs swarm in like an alien invasion, and the scab is literally just all the blood cells piled on top of each other. It’s an extremely humorous series of events, both as its own surreal thing but also a surprisingly educational depiction on how your body takes care of itself. If Cells at Work! can keep delivering material like this then I think it’ll absolutely be worth watching for the entire season.

Even though Red and White are essentially the two main characters of Cells at Work, they were playing second fiddle this episode. Let’s not kid ourselves (pun not intended): the real MVPs were the ones, the only Platelets.

This might sound presumptuous but I think Cells at Work! has already found its breakout character(s). The Platelets just steal every scene they’re in. Watching them carry cargo down a series of steps was adorable (and at least to me, the most intense moment in anime history) and it’s so awe inspiring to see them stop the germs from invading the body. To be honest, watching these children do their job will make you feel guilty for getting even a small cut on yourself. Really think about it, you’re essentially watching child labor in this anime. Just think about how much they must work for you on a daily basis. They carry so much heavy gear around to keep you alive, expecting no one to help them, left vulnerable to danger, and they do all of this for free no less. When you get a cut, do yourself a favor: think of the children. Think of the platelets. Really consider the gravity of the situation from here on out. Let’s all make sure that these people’s work will not be forgotten!

Anyway…

As of right now, it’s safe to say that Cells at Work! will be a mainstay for me. This show is so creative, so hilarious, and so cute that there’s no way I want to drop it. Blogging may be a whole other scenario. This is a really fun show to watch and that’s what matters most but I will admit that the wackiness does speak for itself. I’m also afraid that I’ll just end up doing nothing but praise the Platelets for all their hard work. I mean, that doesn’t sound like a bad thing but there’s only so many ways you can compliment a character. I guess I’ll just have to see what more this show has to offer.


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7 thoughts on “Cells at Work! – Ep. 2

  1. This was definitely super fun and the platelets really are stealing the show. I still worry that we’re going to run out of interesting scenarios for this set up, but the first two episodes have been a pure joy to watch.

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  2. I thought both Cells at work and Chio’s school road both became better in their second episodes. If this keeps up, I’m gonna have a real tough time picking between them for best comedy of the season.

    I think Cell’s educational feel is great, but I can imagine it might feel tooo educational for some.

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    • I think Cells works just fine as a surreal comedy so I’m hoping the educational aspect won’t be too much a detractor for some people.

      Huh, I didn’t bother with Chio’s second episode yet. Didn’t find the first episode all that funny and I found Cells to be funnier from the get go. Maybe I’ll reconsider.

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      • I thought Cells was better in week one as well. And this second episode was still an uptick.

        The jump from Chio’s ep 1 to ep 2 was much bigger, though. I’ve got the two as pretty equal now overall.

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