With Viz Media bringing out the Dr. Stone manga series from Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi, the anime adaptation is set for the summer 2019 season in July and a big update has come in. With Crunchyroll and Funimation both working on the show, the latest round of promotion has come in from TOHO as they’ve got a two-minute video that gives us a taste of the opening theme song as well. Shinya Iino directing based on the series composition by Yuichiro Kido. Yuko Iwasa is handling the character designs for it.
The Japanese cast includes Yusuke Kobayashi as Senku, Makoto Furukawa as Taiju Ōki, Kana Ichinose as Yuzuriha Ogawa, Yūichi Nakamura as Tsukasa Shishio, Gen Sato as Chrome, Manami Numakura as Kohaku, Tomoaki Maeno as Kinro, Ayumu Murase as Ginro, Karin Takahashi as Suika, Reina Ueda as Ruri, Kengo Kawanishi as Gen, and Mugihito as Kaseki.
Check out our review of the first volume.
The first volume landed on September 4th, 2018 and the publisher is offering up the first chapter for free viewing here. The original works is by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi.
Plot Concept: One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!
When every human on Earth is turned to stone by a mysterious phenomenon, high-schooler Taiju is also petrified the moment he’s about to confess to his high-school crush. Flash forward several thousands of years later, Taiju awakens and joins up with his friend Senku, who has ambitious dreams. His plan: to restart civilization from square one with the power of science!