This anime cleverly combines both interpretations for the red blood cells that are overworked because the body is unhealthy. There are pathogens everywhere killing cells or damaging organs causing a wide array of consequences such as shortage of red blood cells, weakened immune system, and more. This funnels into a cascade of trouble after trouble.
Brief Synopsis: Cells at Work CODE BLACK follows the protagonist AA2153, a new red blood cell recruit who is full of optimism and hope. He experiences first hand the horrors of being a red blood cell in a poor body with senior red blood cells sharing how things have changed in their time.
While CODE BLACK follows the formulaic weekly episodic topics of disease and spotlighting cells and organs like Cells at Work Season 1, CODE BLACK manages to tie these unfortunate diseases by the poor body's habits into a spiraling, hopeless catastrophic event at the season finale. It keeps the viewers on their toes because not everyone is going to survive in this harsh working environment/deteriorating body as their "world". The voice actors and actresses does a good job of conveying their emotions especially without spoilers for our protagonist AA2153 who experiences hardship after hardship despite his honest and straightforward work ethic.
Violence: While both Cells at Work and CODE Black features battles and bloodshed, CODE BLACK isn't too gory. There are no decapitation, gouging, or dismemberment despite how dark and grim CODE BLACK is in tone.
Ecchi: For sexual content, interestingly, the White Blood Cells in CODE BLACK are all female, the Red Blood Cells are all male, and the body is male. Compared to Cells at Work, we don't know the gender of the body but the White Blood Cells are all male while the Red Blood Cells are both male and female. The White Blood Cells in CODE BLACK show a lot of cleavage and there are breast bounce/gainax. Episodes 3 and 4 cover sexual reproduction and sexually transmitted disease, Gonorrhea, and Gonorrhea has tentacles which binds the White Blood Cells in a very suggestive manner. Surprisingly, there are not a lot of innuendos during those two episodes if my memory serves me correctly. That's it. There are no nudity. The anime handles sex in a very professional mature manner.
While formulaic, there is an overarching story and the core theme of it is how poor living conditions can impact the characters and their environment. CODE BLACK paints a beautiful rendition of a working society representing the cells as workers.
If you get sad, that means the characters were good enough for you to care for when they die.
If you are a person who abhors ecchi content, this anime might be too much for your preferences especially when episode 3 and 4 air. You can skip those 2 episodes.
Overall, I enjoyed the anime and hope you all enjoyed it, too. This anime has affected me in a way that I have to practice a more healthy life style.
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2021 1:56:32 GMT by Taka: added summary
chrysoprase: Hello likely old stuff to you have watched"In Another World With My Smart Phone"English dubbed I do like it did everyone notice the very subtle bit each ending shows one beauty of the Harime drawing his and Her face on glass her left eye tears interesting.
Jun 5, 2021 1:35:41 GMT
Taka: I misread last time when they announce a remake of the visual novel.
Jun 14, 2021 3:21:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: Been wanting an anime remake for Tsukihime for a while, provided it gets Ufotable at the helm of animating it. Like Fate, but the horse for it's getting squeezed dry enough, especially with its many spinoffs.
Jun 15, 2021 2:32:04 GMT