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Premieres for the Winter 2021 Anime Season: January 6-8

Cells at Work Promised Neverland

Continuing our announcements of new premieres for the Winter 2021 season, here’s what’s coming January 6th through the 8th.

Title: Cells at Work!! Season 2
Premiere Date: January 7th, 2021 (Funimation), January 9th, 2021 (Japanese Television)

“This is a story about you. It’s a tale about the inside of your body. According to a new study, the human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within your body’s world. From the oxygen-carrying Red Blood cells to the bacteria-fighting White Blood cells, they’re the unsung heroes of your body. Get to know the drama that’s unfolding inside of you!”

Summary: Funimation

Cells at Work!! is a slice-of-life and sci-fi series. The first season is available to watch on Crunchyroll and the second season will be available on Funimation.

Title: Cells at Work!! CODE BLACK
Premiere Date: January 7th, 2021

“Alcohol, smoking, and stress—in the body subjected to these irritants, the cells responsible for maintaining life seem to fight a war that never ends. Due to a severe shortage of workers, Red Blood Cell AA2153 has to quickly learn to deliver oxygen and collect carbon dioxide, even in dangerous conditions. Meanwhile, White Blood Cell U-1196 has to do her part by dealing with germs and viruses during life-threatening situations. In the midst of these crises, they have to work together to keep the body healthy, despite not knowing if their sacrifices will be worthwhile.

Hataraku Saibou Black takes a different approach by showing the grittier side of the jobs our cells perform.”

Summary: MyAnimeList

Cells at Work!! CODE BLACK is a grittier action series featuring a gender-swapped main cast compared to the base series and will be available on Funimation.

Title: Hortensia Saga
Premiere Date: January 7th, 2021

“Set in the Kingdom of Hortensia, a world power thanks to its main territories (Camellia and Olivier) serving as sword and shield against invading countries, a revolt begins in Camellia! With Hortensia headed toward chaos and the arrival of monsters making things more complicated, can the knights of this war-torn world survive and protect Hortensia?”

Summary: Funimation

Hortensia Saga is an upcoming fantasy series and will be available on Funimation.

Title: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
Premiere Date: January 8th, 2021

“Expert gamer Tomozaki Fumiya doesn’t exactly fit in, but he wishes he did. With no written rules for success and gameplay that doesn’t work in his favor, the real world seems impossible for someone like him. But, like any noob, all he really needs are some strategies and a seasoned player like Aoi Hinami to help him. Hopefully with her guidance, Tomozaki will gain the experience he needs.”

Summary: Funimation

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki is a romantic comedy series and will be available on Funimation.

Title: The Promised Neverland Season 2
Premiere Date: January 8th, 2021

“The orphans at Grace Field House have only ever known peace. Their home is nice, their bellies stay full, and their caretaker, Mom, loves them very much. But their world turns upside down when the smartest children of the bunch—Emma, Ray, and Norman—learn what horror awaits them on adoption day. Now, their cultivated wit may be their only chance of survival.”

Summary: Funimation

The Promised Neverland is a fantasy horror series and will be available on Funimation.

Title: So I’m a Spider, So What?
Premiere Date: January 8th, 2021

“I, the protagonist, was just an ordinary high school girl, but suddenly I was reincarnated as a spider monster in a fantasy world. Not only that, but I awakened in a dungeon filled with vicious monsters. Armed with only my human knowledge and my overwhelming positivity, I’m forced to use spiderwebs and traps to defeat far stronger monsters just to stay alive… So begins the labyrinth survival story of a girl with incredible mental strength living as one of the lowest-ranked beasts!”

Summary: Crunchyroll

So I’m a Spider, So What? is an upcoming isekai fantasy series and will be available on Crunchyroll.

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