Summer 2018 Grab Bag Week 11: Hataraku Saibou

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This week’s episode felt a lot better than last week’s episode. I still had some problems with it, but I was glad to see that the story seemed much less like a rehash. The episode also had some funny stuff about how the cells approach the idea of a higher intelligence that I thought was pretty entertaining.

We certainly have to accept that this world’s global warming is man-made, right?

I’m not entirely sure I get this particular scene. Red Blood Cell seems excessively surprised that White Blood Cell is dissolving a dead bacterium. Has she just never seen that before? Even if that’s the case, what exactly does the scene accomplish? I guess it could just be random lightheartedness.

I like how this episode uses the platelets.

As random as it is, the fact that the captain tries to do a rain dance is surprisingly funny. At the end of the day, this is a human body, so there is actually an intelligence governing it. The events that the cells see as random or unexplained have pretty simple explanations which we would know. There’s probably something about the parallel to our world here somewhere, but this is not really the post for the discussion.

My main issue with the episode was the inclusion of Bacillus Cereus. I understand that this is a story about the immune system, and it’s hard for White Blood Cell to do anything for a heat stroke without an antigen. However, the whole thing just seems so random. It’s as though the story is trying to distract from the bigger issue with a smaller one.

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