Hataraku Saibou: Quick Thoughts

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I was planning on publishing this one before my hiatus, but I wasn’t able to. So here we are, me reviewing one of the best animes last season, Hataraku Saibou.

I first got acquianted to this series when Digibro reviewed its first manga on his youtube channel last year. I got interested with its premise and artstyle, but I wasn’t able to check the manga out immediately. It was arround the time when the anime adaptation was announced then I remembered to check out the manga. LOL. The manga was really well written and made, it made me excited on how it would be adapted into anime. I’m so glad it was done really well.

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: This is a story about you. A tale about the inside of your body… According to a new study, the human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body. From the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the bacteria-fighting white blood cells, get to know the unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside of you! It’s the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells! (MAL)

Hataraku Saibou was an anime I didn’t expect that I needed.

I was once a medical student studying Medical Technology. Through those years of studying in that field, I gain alot of knowledge about the human body and other medical stuff. Now that I moved on from those days, I really thought I wouldn’t ever make use of those knowledge. Then here comes Hataraku Saibou.

The anime was a delightful to watch. From the story to the art, its clear that the mangaka knows alot of stuff about cells, their functions and everything about the human body. He/She was able to create something even a normal kid would like, understand and appreciate science more.

I really like how the story flowed. Even though the anime was abit episodic, there wasn’t a time I felt bored. It kept me hooked from the first episode to the last. I also love the characters. They definitely followed the important functions of each cell which made each one of the characters unique and their interactions amusing to watch. The art & animation was great as well, especially the character designs. They definitely added alot of flare to each of the characters. Though, I do wanna point out the bad animation on some parts of the anime. I noticed it around episode 4 (or 5) and beyond, where the use of CG became dormant. I can’t blame the studio, but I do hope they could edit the it on the BD.

Overall, this anime exceeded my expectations. I mean, I expected it to be a good one, but I didn’t expect it to be awesome. This series definitely warmed my med heart.

That is all. Thanks for reading.

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  1. medievalotaku Permalink

    This had to be my favorite anime from the last season. It was amazing how really serious drama could be interwoven with so many humorous, shonen-esque episodes. I would not mind watching another season of Hataraku Saibo.

  2. FireRoad Permalink

    I wish there were more anime or Western cartoons like this.


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