Live-Action Cells at Work! Film’s Teaser Reveals More Cast, December 13 Opening

The official X (previously Twitter) account for the live-action film of Akane Shimizu‘s Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga posted a brand new teaser trailer for the movie on Thursday. The teaser reveals two solid members for the movie, in addition to the movie’s December 13 opening date.

Picture through Comic Natalie

Sadao Abe (proper in picture above) performs unhealthy father Shigeru Urushizaki, whereas Mana Ashida (left) performs Shigeru’s wholesome daughter Niko Urushizaki. The film will primarily be set throughout the our bodies of each characters.

Picture through Cells at Work! live-action film’s X/Twitter account

Mei Nagano (live-action My Broken Mariko, Ni no Kuni, Peach Girl, Burn the House Down, Teasing Master Takagi-san) will star within the movie as Purple Blood Cell, and Takeru Satō (live-action Rurouni Kenshin, Ajin, Bakuman., Beck) will star as White Blood Cell.

Hideki Takeuchi (live-action Nodame Cantabile, Thermae Romae, Fly Me to Saitama) is directing the movie, with a script by Yūichi Tokunaga (live-action Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Liar x Liar, Princess Jellyfish). Warner Bros. Japan is distributing the movie.


Shimizu launched the unique Cells at Work! manga (seen proper) within the March 2015 difficulty of Kodansha‘s Monthly Shonen Sirius journal, and ended it in January 2021. Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the manga in English.

The primary tv anime of the unique manga premiered in July 2018. The second season premiered in January 2021, alongside the anime of the Cells at Work! Code Black spinoff manga.

Kodansha USA Publishing can be releasing the next spinoff manga in English: Cells at Work: Bacteria!, Cells at Work!: Neo Bacteria!, Cells at Work! White Brigade, Cells at Work! Baby, Cells NOT at Work!, Cells at Work! Code Black, Cells at Work and Friends!, and Cells at Work: Platelets!.

The most recent Cells at Work! spinoff manga to finish is Kae Hashimoto‘s Hataraku Saibō Illegal (Cells at Work! Unlawful), which ended in July 2023. The manga centered on a physique that takes unlawful substances and is subjected to bodily violence. Akari Otokawa and Shigemitsu Harada‘s Hataraku Saibō Lady (Cells at Work! Girl) spinoff manga ended in September 2022. The manga centered on grownup girls’s physiology, similar to menstruation, being pregnant, and childbirth. Harada additionally writes the separate Cells at Work! spinoff manga Cells at Work! Code Black, which ended in January 2021. Choco Aozora and Meku Kaire‘s Hataraku Saibō Neko (Cells at Work! Cat), and Koma Warita and Ryō Kuji‘s Hataraku Saibō Okusuri (Cells at Work! Drugs), each lately launched in Kodansha‘s Month-to-month Shonen Sirius journal in Could 2023.

Sources: Cells at Work! live-action movie’s X/Twitter account, Comic Natalie