What’s the show? Cells At Work!, Episode 4.
Last week you had a bit of trouble talking about this show at all, didn’t you? I did, but not because of any perceived problems with the episode, quite the opposite in fact—this show is just so good at doing what it does and doing it flawlessly that I kind of didn’t know what to talk about!
Did you have the same problem this week? I guess we’ll find out soon!
So what’s this episode about? Well if episode 2 was akin to a ‘disaster’ movie and episode 3 was like a ‘zombie’ movie then episode 4 is straight up a big ‘monster’ movie comparable to the likes of Godzilla, albeit on a much such smaller scale—and I don’t just mean because it takes place inside the human body!
Fair enough. We’re also introduced to a cute new waifu in the form of Eosinophil, a blonde-haired pig-tailed type of white-blood cell who turns out was a childhood friend to our main White Blood Cell U-1146. And did I sense a tiny little bit of jealousy from Red Blood Cell AE3803 upon learning this connection?
Wait, these blood cells have childhood friends now? How does that even work? Shh~, don’t question it just go with it.
Right… so who’s the ‘monster’ that you spoke of earlier? Well the main ‘antagonist’ of this particular episode is food poisoning, but the monster comes in the form of a parasitic organism called Anisakis that comes from eating contaminated raw seafood and did I mention I watched this episode while eating sushi for lunc? Suffice to say I’m going to be extra careful with the quality of my seafood dare I risk something terrifying like that tearing away at my stomach walls!
Eek! True enough, and I know you’ll want me to ask, but any platelet action? Please don’t refer to it as ‘action’ but no, just a few brief glimpses of the cute little things being evacuated and watching over the unfurling battle—entirely in still shots too… which makes me curious, does anybody else think these two brief shots were inserted to pander to the salivating masses who ~crave~ more platelets? Like seriously, I think there would be a full-blown internet riot if the platelets didn’t feature in an episode!
So anything else to add? There’s also some total edge-lord cell by the name of Basophil who speaks cryptically about the whole ‘situation’ throughout the episode and was good for a couple of laughs. But I mean it’s the same “problem” as last week—and it’s a good problem to have—this show just doesn’t really do anything wrong so I don’t know what else to do other than praise it as I have been. It’s fun, action-packed with flawless world-building (well it is based on the most complex setting there is—the human body) and the characters are just too charming for words—what else is there to say!
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Categories: Summer 2018 Anime