As previously mentioned on SO Japan, Akane Shimizu’s “Cells at Work” ends serialisation today with the release of their final chapter in the March issue of Monthly Shonen Sirius. But all is not lost as multiple spin-offs have been announced, featuring characters both old and new from the beloved series. These include “Hataraku Saikin” (“Bacteria at Work”), “Hatarakanai Saibou” (“Cells at Play”), “Hataraku Kesshoban-chan” (“Platelets at Work”), and many others!

“Hataraku Saibou!!” and its spin-off “Hataraku Saibou! BLACK” by Haruyuki Yoshida will air in an hour-long block starting 9th January 2021 on Tokyo MX and other related stations. The hit manga series depicts the cells of the human body as anthropomorphic workers doing their best in their daily tasks; the whimsical molecular comedy has won the hearts of many for its scientific accuracy as well as its lovable characters.