Being able to find educational content related to our academics in anime is a testament to the breadth of the media. Many anime shows cover basic economic concepts while some even teach scientific phenomena such as chemical reactions and metaphysical events. Yet one significant branch of education remains neglected in this field – the study of human biology and medicine.
While examples of such knowledge can be found as informative additions in several shows, the subject has become a cornerstone of the niche anime Hataraku Saibou, also known as Cells at Work!
Unlike in anime, medical science has become a prominent genre in other forms of modern media. Shows like Grey’s Anatomy, House, ER, and Good Doctor have been hugely popular, especially among doctors, nurses, and medical school students. While these shows brilliantly depict the daily grind of those involved in the line of medical care, they often neglect important details of the inner workings of the human body, only addressing the specifics of a patient’s medical condition whenever necessary for plot development. .
These shows mysteriously present our bodily functions to pique viewers’ curiosity, but they barely touch on the comprehensive mechanics of the processes responsible for keeping our bodies up and running. Instead, the main focus of Cells at Work! is to illustrate the role of the process in an easy but informative approach, while not boring the viewer with burdensome piles of info.
Cells at Work! does not develop linearly and the plot is rather simple, with anthropomorphized body cells acting as the main characters. The methodology of explaining this event is to demonstrate the functioning of the body through the interactions of these cells, which may seem mundane and stupid, but the end result is rather informative and accurate, something even doctors and medical school students agree on.
“This event addresses many topics relevant to higher-level medical studies such as physiology and microbiology while explaining them in an uncomplicated way,” said Marina Masud, a final year student studying at Shahabuddin Medical College, when asked about the content of the event. anime.
While being a fun watch in its own right, Cells at Work! it can also be a convenient and functional resource for learning human biology for those interested in the subject. Marina feels that watching this anime can help introduce many people to the field of medical science and help students understand important aspects of human anatomy from an early stage.
“This can complement their academic curriculum and help them understand difficult topics while also having fun.”
Cells at Work! unique in its approach to entertaining viewers while providing them with good information about human biology. This show may not cover all the major medical concepts, but it aptly represents the basics and provides advanced detail in many ways.
This somewhat humorous and endearing show is growing in popularity by the day, with 2 seasons airing and a spinoff also being adapted in the name of Cells at Work! Code Black . Characteristics of Cells at Work! is its ability to give viewers a sense of satisfaction from being able to learn from an anime. However, a more nuanced attribute of this anime is its ability to make subjects like Biology more approachable and studying medical sciences enjoyable to some extent.