Dr. Stone is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by South Korean artist Boichi. Since March 2017, it has been serialised in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, with chapters collected in twenty-four tankobon volumes as of January 2022. Senku Ishigami, a teenage scientific genius, plans to rebuild civilization after humanity has been mysteriously petrified for 3,700 years. In North America, the manga was licenced by Viz Media. Since January 2019, Shueisha has been simulpublishing the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus.
TMS Entertainment aired an anime television series adaptation from July to December 2019. From January to March 2021, a second season of the anime series focused on the “Stone Wars” arc aired. A third season is scheduled to begin in 2023. Dr. Stone: Ryusui, a television special, will premiere in July 2022. The Dr. Stone manga had sold over 10 million copies as of April 2021. Dr. Stone won the 64th Shogakukan Manga Award for shonen in 2019. It has also been praised for its scientific accuracy.
Dr. Stone Anime Synopsis
A blinding flash of light terrified all of humanity one fateful day. Taiju, a high school student, awakens after millennia and finds himself in a world of statues. He is not, however, alone! Senku, his science-loving friend, has been up and running for a few months and has a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization using the power of science!
Dr. Stone Anime Info
- IMDB Ratings – 8.2/10
- Genres – Sci-fi, Adventure, Shounen
- Season – 1
- Episodes – 24
- Status – Finished Airing
- Aired – Jul 5, 2019 to Dec 13, 2019
- Premiered – Summer 2019
- Duration – 24 min. per episode
- Rating – PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Dr. Stone Anime Characters
Senku is a teenage prodigy who excels in a variety of scientific fields, with a particular interest in astronomy and space exploration. After waking up in the “Stone World,” he sets out to resurrect civilization by reinventing lost technology and discovering a “cure” for petrification. Though arrogant, he is actually very noble and kind-hearted, seeing science as a means to elevate all people and having unwavering faith in his friends. Senku befriends the residents of Ishigami Village and becomes their chief after faking his death to keep Tsukasa from hunting him, discovering that he is a legend in the village’s community thanks to the influence of one of the villagers’ ancestors, who happens to be Senku’s late adopted father Byakuya, one of the original petrification survivors. Senku was able to convince the remnants of the Empire of Might to merge with the Kingdom of Science, where he leads the Five Wise Generals, after Hyoga’s defeat and Tsukasa’s cryosleep.
Senku’s best friend, whom Senku calls a “big oaf” or “musclehead.” He possesses incredible strength and seemingly limitless stamina, but he is a pacifist who has never thrown a punch in his life, preferring to turn the other cheek to prevent any assailants from harming his friends. He adores Yuzuriha and will go to any length to protect her, especially when she is in danger. Taiju and Yuzuriha infiltrate the Tsukasa Empire to keep tabs on Tsukasa before rejoining Senku in Ishigami Village after Senku fakes his death to keep Tsukasa from hunting them. Taiju, a member of the Power Team, is in charge of the farming division, which is assisted by Yo and Magma.
Taiju’s love interest, a cheerful and kind young lady. She joined her high school’s handicraft club to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer, and she excels at arts such as stitching and clothwork. Yuzuriha is kidnapped by Tsukasa during the “Vs. Tsukasa” arc. Senku’s plan calls for her and Taiju to join the Tsukasa Empire. Yuzuriha opens a clothing store while joining the Craftsmanship and Development Team during the “Age of Exploration” arc.
A teen who rose to prominence in mixed martial arts as “The Strongest Primate High Schooler,” physically capable of killing a lion with a single punch. He always wears a red ghi and is barefoot. Tsukasa wears the pelt of the male lion he killed while hunting for Senku and Taiju after being reawakened by Senku to save him and Taiju from a lion pack. He resents adults because of his experience with one who prevented him from gathering seashells for his sick sister Mirai, and he sees the current adults as an avaricious corruption intent on establishing a new society in the “Stone World” by only reviving young people.
Tsukasa is the main antagonist of the manga’s early storey arcs, appearing to kill Senku when he refuses to give up on restoring their civilization before establishing his Empire of Might. Tsukasa remained unaware of his opponent’s survival until he learned of it from Hyoga, despite the fact that he revived Gen to confirm Senku’s death. Tsukasa accepted a truce with Senku in exchange for the revival of his sister during the “Communications” arc, after which Hyoga betrayed him. Tsukasa is placed in cryosleep after Hyoga is defeated, with his remaining forces absorbed into the Kingdom of Science due to the critical injuries he sustained during the fight. He does, however, get to see Mirai being restored to health beforehand. Even after his sister is restored, Tsukasa sides with Senku when he is revived. He accompanied Senku on his trip to America while still striving for a morally pure world in which the innocent will not be exploited.
Gen, another “old world” character, is a silver-tongued self-help guru who bills himself as a mentalist. Except in the winter, Gen always wears an overcoat over his yakuta and is always barefoot. Tsukasa resurrected him because he needed an ally who could think like Senku and confirm his death. After witnessing Senku’s achievements, Gen, being self-serving, defectes to the Kingdom of Science. Gen becomes one of the Five Wise Generals after the Kingdom of Science and the remnants of the Empire of Might merge following Hyoga’s defeat and Tsukasa’s cryosleep.
A young man from Ishigami Village who dubbed himself the village’s self-proclaimed sorcerer after discovering the fundamentals of science and mistaking them for sorcery in order to save Ruri. Chrome later learns about the old world’s scientific wonders and becomes Senku’s partner in rediscovering humanity’s scientific legacy. Chrome becomes one of the Five Wise Generals and a member of the Craftsmanship and Development Team after the Kingdom of Science and the remnants of the Tsukasa Empire merge following Hyoga’s defeat and Tsukasa’s cryosleep.
Ruri’s younger sister and the strongest warrior of Ishigami Village, a tomboyish young woman who is exceptionally strong, agile, and sharp-eyed. She is the first villager Senku encounters after awakening in the “Stone World,” and she becomes one of his most steadfast allies as a member of the Kingdom of Science’s Power Team.
A young girl from Ishigami Village who covers her “fuzzy sickness” by wearing a watermelon on her head. She eventually gravitates toward Senku, assisting him because he was the first person to not judge her for her eccentricities before he outfitted her watermelon helmet with customised lenses. Suika frequently assists Senku by acting as a scout for various missions where she can withdraw into her watermelon helmet. Suika joins the Intelligence Team following the merger of the Kingdom of Science and the Tsukasa Empire. Suika is the only person released as part of a Kingdom of Science contingency after the second worldwide petrification event; as she grows into a teenager for the next seven years, she works alone to recreate the revival fluid, successfully bringing Senku and the others back.
Kingdom of Science and Tsukasa Empire
When Tsukasa was resurrected and had disagreements with Senku, two factions arose. Senku created the Kingdom of Science in order to recreate the world’s scientific achievements. The Tsukasa Empire was created so that the powerful could rule. When Hyoga was defeated and Tsukasa went into cryosleep, the remnants of the Tsukasa Empire merged with the Kingdom of Science, which later gained new members from those who had been freed from petrification.
Hyoga is a tall, well-built man with the strength to take on ten attackers. During the “Vs. Hyoga” arc, Tsukasa brings him back to life. Hyoga and some Tsukasa Empire fighters battled the best of Ishigami Village until it was discovered that Gen had rigged their weapons. During the “Communications” arc, he betrays Tsukasa, prompting Senku and Tsukasa to form an unlikely alliance to defeat him. During the “Age of Exploration” arc, Hyoga was forced to accompany Senku, who required some extra muscle.
Homura is a Tsukasa Empire member who was a gymnast before being petrified and is Hyoga’s right-hand man. Homura has been liberated from her petrification and has pledged her allegiance to Hyoga. Homura assisted Hyoga in the initial attack on Ishigami Village, where she snuck into the village and set fire to several huts. Her gymnastics prowess means she can outrun Kohaku’s speed and agility. She did some surveillance on Ishigami Village during the “Communications” arc, sometime after Hyoga’s defeat. When Homura attempted to sabotage the radio tower, Magma and Kinro cut down the tree, allowing Kohaku to apprehend her. During the “Age of Exploration” arc, Homura was forced to accompany Senku, who required some extra muscle.
Minami was a beautiful journalist who knew a lot about famous people before she was petrified. Minami serves Tsukasa after being released from her petrification, where she wears a leather dress and is always barefoot. They both agree that the world before petrification was dreadful. Minami is among those who join the Kingdom of Science after Hyoga is defeated and Tsukasa enters cryosleep, where she joins their Intelligence Team. During the “Age of Exploration” arc, Minami and Gen barter for the stone formula in order to reawaken Francois in order to recreate the camera.
Tsukasa freed Ukyo Saionji, an SDF Navy sailor and submarine sonar operator, from petrification. He is fluent in several languages and has extremely sensitive hearing. Ukyo became an expert archer and one of Tsukasa’s scouts while working with Tsukasa. During the “Communications” arc, Ukyo attacked Chrome, Gen, and Magma while they were erecting telephone poles, resulting in his capture of Chrome. When Senku and Gen approached him, Ukyo agreed to their terms in exchange for a “no death” rule due to Tsukasa shattering petrified humans and suspecting Hyoga of poisonous gas sacrifice. Following Hyoga’s defeat and Tsukasa entering cryosleep, Ukyo is among those that join the Kingdom of Science where he becomes one of the Five Wise Generals.
Yo is a former police officer who was resurrected by Tsukasa and one of the Empire of Might members, and he quickly joined Senku’s new Kingdom of Science as a member of the Power Team, occasionally clashing with Magma. His most distinguishing feature is a massive piece of stone that covers his right eye, which he later removed and gave to one of Tsukasa’s men when faking his death after Chrome’s escape (though the stone eyepatch reappeared on him in later appearances). Then he collaborated with Yuzuriha to rebuild the terrified humans shattered by Tsukasa. Senku grants him a gun because he is a former police officer who can use tonfa and is an expert marksman.
Ishigami Village inhabitants
The residents of Ishigami Village are descended from the International Space Station’s surviving astronauts who were off-world at the time when the petrification light rendered all humans petrified. It became the Kingdom of Science’s headquarters. A village chief is chosen from among those who advance to the final round of the Ishigami Village games and win. When a person is elected village chief, he or she is entitled to a large amount of resources from Ishigami Village. Senku is well-known in the village because of the late founder, Byakuya, and the legendary tales of his adoptive son. Ishigami Village’s residents include, in addition to Chrome, Kohaku, and Suika.
A large Ishigami Village resident with a black beard and blonde hair, and the father of Kohaku and Ruri. At the time of Senku’s reawakening, he was the village chief of Ishigami Village and a member of the village’s older generation. While Kokuyo and Kohaku have clashed over various issues, he does show concern for Ruri when she is ill. Senku becomes the new village chief after winning the Ishigami Village games. Kokyo helped defend Ishigami Village from the Empire of Might fighters led by Hyoga during the “Vs. Hyoga” arc.
A stern young man with a strong commitment to the rules who eventually joined Senku’s group as part of the Power Team. He, like Suika, suffers from “fuzzy sickness,” and Ginro was his confidant before Suika realised it during the Ishigami games, with Senku later providing him with glasses as a result. During the merger of the Kingdom of Science and the Tsukasa Empire, he also joins the Power Team. He adored his younger brother, and he was saddened and enraged to learn that Ibara had terrorised Ginro and Kohaku by using his unwitting servant Kirisame.
Dr. Stone Anime Episodes
Aired: Jul 5, 2019 (JST)
King of the Stone World
Aired: Jul 12, 2019 (JST)
Weapons of Science
Aired: Jul 19, 2019 (JST)
Fire the Smoke Signal
Aired: Jul 26, 2019 (JST)
Stone World The Beginning
Aired: Aug 2, 2019 (JST)
Two Nations of the Stone World
Aired: Aug 9, 2019 (JST)
Where Two Million Years Have Gone
Aired: Aug 16, 2019 (JST)
Aired: Aug 23, 2019 (JST)
Let There Be the Light of Science
Aired: Aug 30, 2019 (JST)
A Flimsy Alliance
Aired: Sep 6, 2019 (JST)
Aired: Sep 13, 2019 (JST)
Buddies Back to Back
Aired: Sep 20, 2019 (JST)
Aired: Sep 27, 2019 (JST)
Master of Flame
Aired: Oct 4, 2019 (JST)
The Culmination of Two Million Years
Aired: Oct 11, 2019 (JST)
A Tale for the Ages
Aired: Oct 18, 2019 (JST)
A Hundred Nights and a Thousand Skies
Aired: Oct 25, 2019 (JST)
Aired: Nov 1, 2019 (JST)
Aired: Nov 8, 2019 (JST)
The Age of Energy
Aired: Nov 15, 2019 (JST)
Spartan Crafts Club
Aired: Nov 22, 2019 (JST)
Aired: Nov 29, 2019 (JST)
Wave of Science
Aired: Dec 6, 2019 (JST)
Voices Over Infinite Distance
Aired: Dec 13, 2019 (JST)
People Also Ask
Is Dr. Stone a serious anime?
Dr. Stone is an anime that takes itself too seriously while also not taking itself seriously enough! It accomplished this by emphasising the ‘cool’ aspects of science (via Senku’s re-engineering of previous inventions), using methods that were beyond human capability.
Is Dr. Stone a good anime?
Dr. Stone is a good anime series, but there are better ones out there. It gets an 8 from me. The SCIENCE in the anime is veryyyy So it’s a must-see for science students, and the concept is intriguing as well.
Did Dr. Stone end?
Dr. Stone has officially begun the Final Arc. Dr. Stone has officially begun the final arc of its manga with the publication of the latest chapter in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine!
Who is the real villain in Dr. Stone?
Tsukasa Shishio is the main antagonist of the Stone Wars Saga and a major antagonist in the Dr. Stone series.
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