The famous manga series that
has sold over five million copies

Cells at Work!
Cells at Work!

For a limited time only, until the end of March 2022.

Joint
project with
Ministry
of Health,
Labour and
Welfare
Co-sponsored
by
Japan
International
Cooperation
Agency
The novel coronavirus has spread across the world, with over one hundred million infected and no end in sight. Amid the world-wide pandemic, KODANSHA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan, has created two new episodes to the famous anthropomorphic manga, Cells at Work!, “Novel Coronavirus” and “Preventing Novel Coronavirus Infection”. These two episodes were translated into multiple languages, including English and Hindi, and will be distributed across the world free of charge as a motion comic with voice and sound.

These two episodes were created to show appreciation for the front-line medical workers fighting against the virus, to spread the understanding of the novel coronavirus world-wide, and to raise awareness on the prevention of infection.

Medical Supervisor: Satoshi Kutsuna (National Center for Global Health and Medicine)

MANGA

Cells at Work!, Volume 1

“Novel Coronavirus” episode is included in the final volume of Cells at Work!, a manga series filled with personified cells from Weekly Shonen Sirius magazine!

In one human body, there are roughly 37 trillion cells. With the sheer number of cells comes a lot of work (and a lot of drama)! When viruses or bacteria invade the human body, when allergic reactions occur, when the body is injured… Cells at Work! is a story that focuses on the anthropomorphic white and red blood cells hidden deep underneath the human skin, working behind the scenes to maintain the human body!
Cells at Work!

Motion Comic

The new extra story, “Preventing Novel Coronavirus Infection” (Manga by: Meku Kaire, Supervised by: Akane Shimizu)
will be streamed alongside “Novel Coronavirus”chapter on YouTube for free as a special Motion Comic!

Special Episode “Novel Coronavirus”

For English version, coming soon.
For Hindi version, coming soon.

Special Episode “Preventing Novel Coronavirus Infection”

For English version, coming soon.
For Hindi version, coming soon.
企画・制作/講談社 企画/厚生労働省 共催/JICA(国際協力機構)
協賛/ICheck株式会社
医療監修/忽那賢志(国立国際医療研究センター)
制作協力/AnyMind Japan株式会社
Planning and Production / KODANSHA
  Planning / Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  Co-sponsored by / Japan International Cooperation Agency
  Supported by / ICheck CO., LTD
  Medical Supervisor/ Satoshi Kutsuna (National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
  Production Cooperation / AnyMind Japan Inc.

©清水茜/講談社

©Akane Shimizu/KODANSHA