“Erythroblasts and Myelocytes”
So it wasn’t merely the story behind White Blood Cell (WBC), as I had anticipated the previous week. We got the complete package of Blood Cells: The Origination! When Red Blood Cell (RBC) reminisced about her time in the bone marrow nursery, it turns out she had already met WBC. As a wee little lass who accidentally stumbled across a bacterium, WBC had previously saved her life, even earning himself the moniker of onii-chan! We know the WBC + RBC pairing has been aggressively shipped, but now I’m starting to feel slightly uncomfortable with all this cell-cest. That said, it seems a bit convenient how she is unable to connect WBC in the present to that young chap from the past. But my head-canon is perfectly fine with assuming that he’s perfectly aware that she is his imouto from before – hence why he always seems to be there for her, like a protective guardian from the shadows.
Then we had NK cell show up out of nowhere, completely flooring Killer T with a two footed stomp. As far as first impressions go she wow’d my socks off! I loved how she took no nonsense, squabbled with Killer T in such a petty way, before indisputably proving her top dog status by wrecking his established hardass in single combat. However, it wouldn’t be Hataraku Saibou if we didn’t have a regular dose of things going wrong in the body. It seems like budget Touma has been harbouring an unfortunate secret all this time, one significant enough to destroy the world of Hataraku Saibou as we know it to be – he is a cancer cell. With how little preview we are getting, and ominous music replacing the usual tune, we know that shit is about to go down. And it only makes sense. This was a relatively ‘easy to animate’ episode if you know what I mean, so they’ve probably transferred manpower and resources into making the next episode. A prelude to the tumultuous storm is in motion. And you know what? I’ll be waiting bated breath on the edge of my seat, fully prepared to witness pure epicness that David Productions are going to pump out of the pipeline.
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