Red Blood Cell-san is determined to make it around the entire respiratory system without the help of other cells. After numerous times getting lost and having a guardian angel in White Blood Cell-san help her from the shadows, she finally makes it all the way around for one cycle! Then, we go to a different cell who is in his apartment, dividing himself to make another cell. He finds another cell who is playing practical jokes on white blood cells and Killer T cells. The practical joker turns out to be a rhinovirus, wanting to infect all the cells and cause the Cold. Later, White Blood Cell-san fights tirelessly to help the cells of a hair follicle fight off the bacteria that causes acne. Lots of other white blood cells have tried and failed, but White Blood Cell-san isn’t a quitter!
Yet another outstanding volume in this explanatory manga series. Each chapter is pretty self-contained, but it's nice to see some of our major characters continue on and grow as characters. The chapter on the hair follicle is one of the best so far. Reader beware - you're going to feel feelings for skin cells. The bacteria enslaves these skin cells, and they've pretty much given up by the time White Blood Cell-san comes along. He gives them an inspiring talk that could definitely apply to everyday life, so readers can leave that chapter feeling uplifted after all that emotion.
Sara’s Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 8-12
Reviews of previous volumes in the series: vol 1, vol 2
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
ISBN: 9781632363909 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Humor, Action Adventure, Science, Kodansha
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