This ended a bit earlier than I expected, due to ads and such.
I'll probably get the next volume, but I'm not entirely sure how long this series can go on without getting old. So far, though, it's interesting and funny. My favorite enemies/catastrophes were cedar pollen and a scrape wound. I was iffy about the platelets ("okay, they're cute, but not that cute") until the scrape wound part. They made the most adorable little army.
I hope Macrophage shows up more in the next volume. I loved her character design.
I'm about to go book shopping, but I hope to finish this up today.
This is definitely heavier on the entertainment than the education, despite the little info boxes explaining the nonfiction aspects. For the education aspects to be stronger, there'd need to be diagrams here and there explaining what really happens in the body. I need to read up on what steroids actually do, but I feel like wholesale destruction and carnage isn't it. O_o
I'm guessing on the page number.
The book's first villain was Streptococcus pneumoniae. Now I'm to the second villain, cedar pollen allergens, and it's hilarious. A memory cell in the background freaking out and making dire predictions, a B cell blowing everything up, and a mast cell turning the histamine dial to max. My one complaint: Shimizu isn't very good at drawing chaos in a way that's still easy to follow. There are panels where it's difficult to tell what exactly is going on.
Anyway, my favorite line: "This is the cedar pollen allergy of legend." The guy in the front is the memory cell (please excuse the blurriness).