Dr. Stone (Japanese: ドクターストーン, Hepburn: Dokutā Sutōn) is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 6, 2017 with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into ten tankōbon volumes as of April 2019[update].
|Written by||Riichiro Inagaki|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Original run||March 6, 2017 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shinya Iino|
|Written by||Yuichiro Kido|
|Music by||Tatsuya Kato|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, BS11, TVh, TBC, TVA, TVQ|
|Original run||July 5, 2019 – present|
|Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Published||October 28, 2019|
An anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired from July 2019 to December 2019. A second season of the anime series focused on the "Stone Wars" arc of the manga series was announced at the end of the final and 24th episode of the first season.
Typical student Taiju Oki tells his science-loving friend Senku Ishigami that he will confess his feelings to their classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa. He prepares to make his confession to Yuzuriha under a camphor tree on the school grounds, but his attempt is interrupted when a bright light appears in the sky. Taiju pushes Yuzuriha to the tree to protect her as the light petrifies them along with the entire human population. After 3700 years spent trapped in stone, Senku and Taiju are somehow revived from their petrified state six months apart in what they now call the Stone World. Senku discovers that petrification can be cured with nital, and intends to rebuild their civilization with Taiju's help. They intend to use it on Yuzuriha first, but a lion attack forces them to revive martial artist Tsukasa Shishio instead, before later successfully reviving Yuzuriha. A conflict of ideas leads to Senku's group forming a Kingdom of Science in a primitive village to restore civilization and uncover the mystery of their petrification while Tsukasa establishes an Empire of Might to create a new world free of technology where only pure-hearted youths are revived.
Written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, Dr. Stone was launched in the 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump on March 6, 2017. It was one from a number of story proposals Inagaki brought to his editor, who chose it because he had no idea how it would develop. Boichi, who was looking for a story to work on, was approached around the time Inagaki (a fan of his art) finished the storyboards for chapter 3.
At their panel at Anime Boston, Viz Media announced their license of the manga, and the first volume was published in September 2018. Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus in January 2019.
In October 2019, it was announced that a spin-off miniseries with nine chapters called Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya would debut in 2019 issue 48 of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump with story and art by Boichi. Like with the main series, the spin-off was also released on Shueish's Manga Plus service. Viz Media also publishes the series on its Shonen Jump digital platform.
An anime television series adaptation was announced in the 51st issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump on November 19, 2018. The series is animated by TMS Entertainment, with Shinya Iino as director, Yuichiro Kido as scriptwriter, and Yuko Iwasa as character designer. Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka compose the series' music. The series aired from July 5 to December 13, 2019 on Tokyo MX and other channels. It will run for 24 episodes. The first opening theme is "Good Morning World!" by Burnout Syndromes, while the series' first ending theme is "Life" by Rude-α. The second opening theme is "Sangenshoku" by Pelican Fanclub, while the series' second ending theme is "Yume No Youna" by Saeki YouthK.
The series is streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia, and Funimation is currently airing a simuldub. The English dub of the anime began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block on August 24, 2019.
The series ranked #15 along with Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! on a list of the top manga of 2018 for male readers put together by Kono Manga ga Sugoi!. The series ranked #17 along Sweat and Soap and Heterogenia Linguistico ~Ishuzoku Gengogaku Nyūmon~ on Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list of best manga of 2019 for male readers.
In November 2019, Crunchyroll listed Dr. Stone in their "Top 25 best anime of the 2010s". IGN also listed Dr. Stone among the best anime series of the 2010s. Dr. Stone was the 8th most watched anime series on Netflix in Japan in 2019.
Gadget Tsūshin listed Senku's catchphrase "This is exhilarating!" in their 2019 anime buzzwords list.
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