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.

Dr. Stone
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Caption of volume 1 tankōbon, featuring Senku Ishigami
ドクターストーン
(Dokutā Sutōn)
GenreAdventure,[1] post-apocalyptic[2]
Manga
Written byRiichiro Inagaki
Illustrated byBoichi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original runMarch 6, 2017 – present
Volumes13 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byShinya Iino
Written byYuichiro Kido
Music byTatsuya Kato
Hiroaki Tsutsumi
Yuki Kanesaka
StudioTMS/8PAN
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, SUN, BS11, TVh, TBC, TVA, TVQ
English network
Original run July 5, 2019 – present
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Manga
Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya
Written byBoichi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
DemographicShōnen
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
PublishedOctober 28, 2019
Volumes1
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Viz Media licensed the manga in North America. Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus since January 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.

PlotEdit

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.

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

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.[3] 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.[4]

At their panel at Anime Boston, Viz Media announced their license of the manga, and the first volume was published in September 2018.[5][6] Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus in January 2019.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

AnimeEdit

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the 51st issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump on November 19, 2018.[10][11][12] 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.[13] The series aired from July 5 to December 13, 2019 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[14][15] It will run for 24 episodes.[16] The first opening theme is "Good Morning World!" by Burnout Syndromes, while the series' first ending theme is "Life" by Rude-α.[17] The second opening theme is "Sangenshoku" by Pelican Fanclub, while the series' second ending theme is "Yume No Youna" by Saeki YouthK.[18]

A second season of the anime adaptation was announced after the first season's finale.[19] The second season will focus on the story of the "Stone Wars" arc from the manga series.[20][21]

The series is streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia,[22] and Funimation is currently airing a simuldub.[23] The English dub of the anime began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block on August 24, 2019.[24]

ReceptionEdit

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!.[25] 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.[26]

In 2019, Dr. Stone won the 64th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.[27]

In November 2019, Crunchyroll listed Dr. Stone in their "Top 25 best anime of the 2010s".[28] IGN also listed Dr. Stone among the best anime series of the 2010s.[29] Dr. Stone was the 8th most watched anime series on Netflix in Japan in 2019.[30]

Gadget Tsūshin listed Senku's catchphrase "This is exhilarating!" in their 2019 anime buzzwords list.[31]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Official Website for Dr. STONE". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Green, Scott (April 17, 2017). "English 'Shonen Jump' Adds New Manga From "Kuroko's Basketball" And "Nisekoi" Spin-off "Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan" Authors". Crunchyroll. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Shonen Jump Magazine to Launch 6 New Series By Kuroko's Basketball, Beelzebub, More Authors". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. ^ ""The Making of a Jump Manga!" — Dr. STONE". Project: Interviewing editors at MangaPlus (vol. 4). Manga Plus. Shueisha.
  5. ^ "Viz Licenses Dragon Ball's Yamcha Spinoff, Ao Haru Ride, Radiant Manga, More". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Viz Media to Release Dr. Stone Manga in Print". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (January 27, 2019). "Shueisha Launches Free Global MANGA Plus Service". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (October 20, 2019). "Boichi Draws Dr. Stone Spinoff Manga About Byakuya (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Valdez, Nick (October 27, 2019). "Read: Dr. Stone Spin-Off Manga Launches". Comic Book. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Dr. Stone Manga Gets TV Anime Starring Yūsuke Kobayashi in Summer 2019". Anime News Network. November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Funimation. "[Master Thread] Dr. STONE (Dubbed)". funimation.com. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Dr. Stone: Finalmente foi lançado!". Otaku Cineasta (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime Reveals Main Staff, New Visual". Anime News Network. March 17, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime Reveals Promo Video, Teaser Visual, 3 New Cast Members". Anime News Network. December 22, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  15. ^ Valdez, Nick (December 22, 2018). "'Dr. Stone' Anime Releases First Teaser". ComicBook. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime to Have 24 Episodes". Anime News Network. July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  17. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, July 5 Debut". Anime News Network. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "Pelican Fanclub, Saeki YouthK Perform New Theme Songs for Dr. Stone Anime". Anime News Network. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Patrick Frye (December 12, 2019). "Dr. STONE Season 2 release date: Anime sequel confirmed! Episode 24's ending to begin Stone Wars". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  20. ^ Patrick Frye (December 12, 2019). "Dr. STONE Season 2 anime for Stone Wars announced in Weekly Shonen Jump issue 3 of 2020". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. December 13, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  22. ^ "Crunchyroll Streams Dr. Stone Anime in July". Anime News Network. May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  23. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (June 17, 2019). "Funimation Adds Dr. Stone Anime Simuldub to Summer Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  24. ^ Mateo, Alex (August 16, 2019). "Toonami Premieres Dr. Stone Anime on August 24". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  25. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (December 8, 2017). "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2018's Series Ranking for Male Readers". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  26. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (December 11, 2019). "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Editors Unveil 2020 Rankings". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  27. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (January 21, 2019). "Dr. Stone, Age 12, More Win 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  28. ^ Wolf, Ian (November 27, 2019). "Crunchyroll Names The Top 100 Anime of the 2010s". Anime UK News. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  29. ^ "The Best Anime of the Decade (2010 - 2019)". IGN. January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  30. ^ Morrissy, Kim (December 31, 2019). "Ultraman Tops Netflix's Most Watched Anime in Japan in 2019". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  31. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee; Morrissy, Kim (December 4, 2019). "Demon Slayer, Dr. Stone, Zombie Land Saga Buzzwords Make Gadget Tsūshin 2019 List". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 14, 2019.

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