Aniplex revealed a promotional video during the “Aniplex 48-Hour TV” livestream event on the AbemaTV streaming service on Saturday for the second season based on Akane Shimizu’s Cells at Work! manga. The video reveals that the anime will premiere in January 2021.
Additionally, the livestream also revealed that a theatrical anime based on a story from volume 5 of the manga will premiere in theaters in Japan on September 5. The announcement stated the anime will screen in theaters before it airs on TV as part of the second season. The theatrical anime’s full title is: Tokubetsu Jōei-ban “Hataraku Saibō!!” Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa “Chō” Ōsawagi! (Special Screening Edition: “Cells at Work!” The Return of the Strongest Enemy. A Huge Uproar Inside the Body’s “Bowels!”).
Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II, Null & Peta) is the new director of the second season (and the theatrical anime) at David Production. Yuuko Kakihara is returning to write and oversee the series scripts. Takahiko Yoshida is returning as the character designer, and Kenichiro Suehiro from Mayuko is returning to compose the music. The anime will also feature a returning cast.