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Cells at Work
Alias: Hataraku Saibou Studio: David Production Adaptation: Manga Genres: Comedy Episodes: Release Date: July 8, 2018 Streaming: Crunchyroll,
Plot: 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!
Found out why platlets are represented as kids. Platelets are smaller than White and Red Blood Cells.
This is between highschool and college bio. I do recall these in college. They were detailed on coagulation factors. Usually you just stop there but they listed steps beyond that. But not specific to the molecular level with the proteins and such. Just cellular level
Episode 2: A cool design choice is the fact that the shape of the bacteria does influence some the design, like Staph aureus is cocci (round), so it has lot of round shape ball, or the bacillus (rod) one being oval shape.
Bit hazy on my immunology. I forgot the dendrites had a role in maturing the T Cell. I thought it was permanent for the Naive T cell. He went back from being buff to small. Antigens and viruses undergoing mutations is a constant arm race.
I don't get the weapon choice for Eosinophil if they are supposed to fight parasites shaped as whales and worms. Basophil was a chunibyou, interesting choice. He didn't do anything compared to Eosinophil who finally got her recognition
I wonder how many different cells are we going to touch on. There are a ton. The heart, the brain, and so many organs.
Today's topic is allergies. I like how they turned into a blame game because it's a complicated thing for allergies. The blame game is on the Mast Cell, B Cell, and I guess everyone. The body's immune system overreacts to a harmless thing that triggers an allergic reaction when the body overuse histamine and IgE. Oh a new cell was introduced, the Memory Cell. The mast cell was introduced last time but she didn't have a big role until this episode. Not sure what type of stereotype or anime cliche the Memory Cell is supposed to be
For Future Topics, I like to see them covering heat stroke due to the amount of heat wave issues we have around the world at this point in time.
This week's episode is making me wonder if they really shipping the Red Blood Cell girl with the White Blood Cell boy. First half was about her backstory in the bone marrow as well as explaining how red blood cells are created (or born). During the roleplay, the Red Blood Cell girl gets lost and a real bacterium appears. Then, the white blood cell boy shows up to protect her. Though, because they were small kids, they couldn't beat him. Until help arrive, the kids were separated.
Because it's an anime, fate has them meet each other again as adults.
The 2nd story is more interesting because this is the first time they portray Cancer Cells. One of the Cancer Cells was pretty sly and cunning. Oh a new cell was introduced as a female character. Not sure if immune cells attack each other in real life. Though, it might be possible given how the human body can make mistakes.
The Cancer Cell episode was weird. When you anthropomorphize, you give things human qualities notably emotions and moral
Sometimes it works and for this one, it doesn't work. Reasons - cell death is a natural part of life. Cancer cells are mutations that causes trouble for the body. The body has to get rid of cancer. In the episode, a cancer cell is given a back story and he was plotting revenge against the immune system. I feel we're sending the wrong message to the kids if the anime's intended demographic was that.
Other parts - I didn't expect them to literally take the laughing is the best medicine phrase and apply to NK as a power up. I did like the design on the cancer cells, kind of like Tokyo Ghoulish.
Agree, it was sort of weird, but I also do not think it is for small kids. It was a decent episode and I did like the design of the cancer cell and did like the line from wbc about killing him is just his job. Granted does this mean the host as cancer? Probably not since radiation was not shown which would kill some of the healthy cell. Or maybe dormant cancer and the host does not know yet, who knows.
Also fun fact the peptide whatever is connected with your emotion which I found neat. Did not knew that, and had to google it to see if it was a real thing and it appereantly is.
I feel the subject of blood circulation should have occurred episode 2 or 3 since this meant our blood cell heroine didn't know how to circulate from episode 1. Her traits are no sense of direction and clumsiness. She was seen delivering CO2 and O2 in the previous episodes, so where did she get those.
She had to got them from the lungs which she has to go through the heart to complete circulation.
I enjoyed the episode. There were happy and cute moments
Ep 9:oh wow did this turn to a Naruto episode real quick XD. Killer T cell is naruto and the helper t cell is Sasuke, with the useless regulatory cell being similar to Sakura but still better written XD. So does that make the green suit guy Kakashi, I say yes.
Dendrites - are the photographers while we haven't seen brain cells, these guys are definitely the historians. (from the manga) Everyone had the same body proportions until T Cell became Killer and the other guy became Helper. I wonder if they will show cell differentiation. I think they did. I didn't catch it.
for some reason, I thought all Killer T Cells were men. There were women
I don't think we going to do gram positive or gram negative since that's a microscope thing. I'm trying to figure out what the transformation of multiple Staph Aureus become a giant Staph Aureus. I thought it was referring to how the bacteria stick together as a colony, a biofilm. You see how herd animals protect themselves with each other. Same kind of applies here.
bacteria and other microbes have enzymes to fight back the body's defenses.
will edit the comment to include macrophages and monocyte. I'm a bit confused on this.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT