The summer 2019 anime series Dr. Stone is gearing up for its second season next year but before that Funimation is going to get the first season out on home video. Set for a September 22nd, 2020 debut, they’re now showing off the packaging for the Season 1 Part 1 DVD/BD combo release that’s coming. It’s a pretty great-looking one that comes with a slipcover and three art cards that will please fans.
Shinya Iino directed the series based on the series composition by Yuichiro Kido. Yuko Iwasa handled the character designs for it.
The English dub is directed by Clifford Chapin based on the scripts by Tyler Walker. The main cast includes Aaron Dismuke as Senku Ishigami, Ricco Fajardo as Taiju Oki, Brittany Lauda as Yuzuriha Ogawa, Felecia Angelle as Kohaku, and Ian Sinclair as Tsukasa Shishio.
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.
The first volume landed on September 4th, 2018 and the publisher is offering up the first chapter for free viewing here. The original work 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!