U 4989 profile

 STATUS Active
 SPECIES Neutrophil Cell
 AFFILIATION Neutrophil Division
 OCCUPATION Pathogenic Cells Killer
 ANIME DEBUT Episode 1
 JAPANESE Kumagai Kentarou

U-4989 is a minor character in Cells at Work!.

He is a Neutrophil working under the Neutrophil Division and a close friend of U-1146, along with U-2001, U-2626 and U-2048. As a neutrophil, his purpose is to destroy bacteria invading the body.

Appearance Edit

Like the other neutrophils, he has extremely pale skin and hair. His short, fluffy hair does not cover his light eyes. He wears the all-white neutrophil uniform.

Personality Edit

U-4989, though a competent fighter, seems naïve compared to his comrades. He is known for improvising weapons, and he once forgot to use his L-Selectin at an abrasion, causing him to almost fall to his death. He often appears bloodthirsty but is a kind and sensitive cell who loves his comrades deeply. He continually shows his concern toward U-1146's well-being and is touched, to the point of crying, by AE3803's goodwill toward white blood cells.

Trivia Edit

  • He once tied his knife to a stick, making a makeshift spear.
  • His code, 4989 (4=shi 9=ku 8=ha 9=ku), is pronounced similarly to the Japanese idiom 四苦八苦 (shikuhakku), which means having a hard time