Dr. Stone

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Dr. Stone
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Cover of the first volume of Dr. Stone, as published in Japan by Shueisha, depicting 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
Volumes12 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byShinya Iino
Written byYuichiro Kido
Music byTatsuya Kato
Hiroaki Tsutsumi
Yuki Kanesaka
StudioTMS/8PAN
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Funimation
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, SUN, BS11, TVh, TBC, TVA, TVQ
English network
Original run July 5, 2019 – present
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
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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. 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 premiered on July 5, 2019.

Plot[edit]

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 ideals leads to Senku's group forming a Kingdom of Science in Ishigami 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.[3]

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Senku Ishigami[4][5] (石神 千空, Ishigami Senkū)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke, Mikaela Krantz (child) (English)[4][5]
Senku is highly intelligent and excels in multiple fields of science, with a special love of astronomy and space exploration. After awakening in the "Stone World", he sets about trying to revive humanity by reinventing their lost technology and discovering a "cure" for the petrification. Though somewhat arrogant, he is actually very noble and kind-hearted, seeing science as a means to elevate all people and having unshakeable faith in his friends. When Senku's party made it to Ishigami Village, he partook in the Ishigami Village games and won the final round by default when Chrome was unable to make it to the ring. Senku has an allergy to lacquer.
Taiju Oki (大木 大樹, Ōki Taiju)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo, Emily Fajardo (child) (English)[6][5]
Senku's best friend, whom Senku refers to as a "big oaf" or "musclehead". He has incredible strength and seemingly limitless stamina, but is a pacifist who's never thrown a punch in his life. He is in love with Yuzuriha and will do anything to take care of her, especially when she's in danger.
Yuzuriha Ogawa (小川 杠, Ogawa Yuzuriha)
Voiced by: Kana Ichinose (Japanese); Brittany Lauda (English)[6][5]
Taiju's love interest, a cheerful and kindhearted young woman. She enrolled in her high school's handicraft's club to pursue her goal of becoming a fashion designer, and is exceptionally talented at arts like stitching and clothwork. During the Vs. Tsukasa arc, Yuzuriha is taken captive by Tsukasa. Senku has her and Taiju join the Empire of Might as part of his plan. During the Age of Exploration arc, Yuzuriha starts a clothing store.
Tsukasa Shishio (獅子王 司, Shishiō Tsukasa)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)[6][5]
A barefoot youth who rose to fame in mixed martial arts as "The Strongest Primate High Schooler", being physically powerful enough to kill a male lion with one punch. After being reawakened by Senku, Tsukasa saved them from the lions where he later skinned the male lion to add to his attire and later helped with hunting wild animals for food. He resents adults due to his experience with one who prevented him from gathering seashells for his sister before she died, viewing the current adults as an avaricious corruption while seeking to create a new society in the "Stone World" by only reviving young people. Tsukasa serves as the primary antagonist of the manga's early story arcs where he caused the apparent death of Senku. During the Vs. Hyoga arc, Tsukasa learns from Hyoga that Senku is still alive. During the Communications arc, Tsukasa is betrayed by Hyoga causing him to team up with Senku. After Hyoga is defeated, Tsukasa was critically injured as a result of the fight causing him to be put into cryosleep.
Gen Asagiri (あさぎり ゲン, Asagiri Gen)
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese); Brandon McInnis (English)[7][8]
Another person from the "old world", Gen is a silver-tongued self-help guru who styles himself as a mentalist. He was revived by Tsukasa who wanted an ally capable of following Senku's train of thought. Gen ends up defecting to the Kingdom of Science after witnessing Senku's accomplishments.
Hyoga (氷月)
Hyoga is a tall and fairly-built man who is strong enough to take on 10 attackers. He is revived by Tsukasa during the Vs. Hyoga arc. He and some Empire of Might fighters took on the Ishigami Village's finest until it was discovered that Gen rigged their weapons. During the Communications arc, he betrays Tsukasa causing an unlikely team-up between Senku and Tsukasa to defeat him.
Ryusui Nanami (七海 龍水, Nanami Ryūsui)
The son of Nanami Conglomerate's owner who was revived by Senku in the Age of Exploration arc. As an expert sailor, he was made the Captain of the Perseus.

Ishigami Village inhabitants[edit]

The inhabitants of Ishigami Village are descended from the surviving astronauts of the International Space Station that were off-world at the time when the petrification light caused all humans to be petrified. It became the headquarters of the Kingdom of Science. A village chief is chosen from whoever makes to the final part of the Ishigami Village games and wins. When a person becomes the village chief, that person is entitled to a lot of resources from Ishigami Village. The following are the inhabitants of Ishigami Village:

Chrome (クロム, Kuromu)
Voiced by: Gen Sato (Japanese); Matt Shipman (English)[9][10]
A young man from Ishigami Village who stumbled upon the basics of science while initially believing his discoveries were sorcery where he becomes the village's self-proclaimed sorcerer. After learning about the scientific wonders of the old world, he becomes Senku's partner and together the two work to rediscover humanity's scientific legacy.
Kohaku (コハク)
Voiced by: Manami Numakura (Japanese); Felecia Angelle (English)[9][11]
The strongest warrior of Ishigami Village, a tomboyish young woman who is exceptionally strong, agile, and sharp-eyed. She is the first villager Senku meets after awakening in the "Stone World" and becomes one of his staunchest allies as part of the Kingdom of Science's Power Team.
Kinro (金狼, Kinrō)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English)[9][12]
One of Ishigami Village's guardsmen, a stern young man with a strong commitment to following the rules. Like Suika, he suffers from "blurry eye disease", but only Ginro knows about it. He becomes part of the Power Team.
Ginro (銀狼, Ginrō)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese); Justin Briner (English)[9][13]
Kinro's younger brother and fellow guardsman, a frivolous young man with a tendency to panic and an overriding sense of self-interest. He becomes part of the Power Team.
Suika (スイカ)
Voiced by: Karin Takahashi (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)[7][14]
A young girl from Ishigami Village who wears a melon on her head to cover up her "blurry eye disease". She ends up gravitating to Senku, the first person not to judge her for her eccentricities, and always does her best to be helpful.
Ruri (ルリ)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese); Kristen McGuire (English)[7][15]
Kohaku's older sister and Ishigami Village's high priestess, tasked with preserving the Hundred Stories (百物語, Hyaku Monogatari) for posterity. She suffers from a debilitating illness that will likely kill her before adulthood, and finding a cure becomes the first goal of Senku's "Kingdom of Science."
Kaseki (カセキ)
Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese); Kenny Green (English)[7][14]
An old but ripped artisan from Ishigami Village, he becomes a staunch ally and eventually a close friend of Senku and Chrome's because their quest for science resonates with his passion for crafting. While having designed and built much of Ishigami Village, Kaseki used his artisan abilities to create Kohaku's shield and items from Senku's diagrams with little practice like engines and vacuum tubes.
Turquoise (ターコイズ, Tākoizu)
Voiced by: Yō Taichi (Japanese); Mallorie Rodak (English)[14]
An inhabitant of Ishigami Village.
Magma (マグマ, Maguma)
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)[14]
An inhabitant of Ishigami Village who is the strongest of its inhabitants and helps to defend it from attacks. He takes a liking to Taiju due to his unlimited stamina as seen when Magma watched him tend to the fields where he didn't tire out. At one point, Magma mistook Gen as a sorcerer.
Soyuz (ソユーズ, Soyūzu)
An inhabitant of Ishigami Village with great memory and a member of the Power Team.
Jasper (ジャスパー, Jasupā)
Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi (Japanese); Patric Carroll (English)[14]
An inhabitant of Ishigami Village who is a stickler for rules. During the Village Games arc, Jasper served as a match judge.
Namari (ナマリ)
A short inhabitant of Ishigami Village who is a residential artist.

International Space Station crew[edit]

Byakuya Ishigami (石神 百夜, Ishigami Byakuya)
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); Kent Williams (English)[16]
Byakuya is the adoptive father of Senku, a former teacher, and one of the astronauts on the International Space Station at the time when the people of Earth were petrified. When he and his fellow astronauts returned to Earth and found what happened, Byakuya led them into establishing Ishigami Village. In addition, Byakuya gathered the rare metals that can be used by Senku when he finally becomes unpetrified. By the time Senku was unpetrified, Byakuya was long dead. In the "Village Origins" arc, Senku found a time capsule disk that Byakuya left him after learning from the Hundred Stories.
Lillian Weinberg (リリアン・ワインバーグ, Ririan Wainbāgu)
Voiced by: Lynn[16]
Lillian Weinberg is an American songstress who was one of the astronauts on the International Space Station at the time when the people of Earth were petrified.
Connie Lee (コニー・リー, Konī Rī)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto[16]
Connie Lee is a NASA personell who was one of the astronauts on the International Space Station at the time when the people of Earth were petrified.
Shamil Volkov (シャミール・ヴォルコフ, Shamīru Vuorukofu)
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo[16]
Shamil Volkov is a Russian cosmonaut, a former pilot, and husband of Connie Lee who was one of the astronauts on the International Space Station at the time when the people of Earth were petrified. He helped to establish Ishigami Village.
Darya Nikitina (ダリヤ・ニキーチナ, Dariya Nikīchina)
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka[16]
Darya Kikitina is a Russian cosmonaut and doctor who was one of the astronauts on the International Space Station at the time when the people of Earth were petrified.
Yakov Nikitin (ヤコフ・ニキーチン, Yakofu Nikīchin)
Voiced by: Kanehira Yamamoto[16]
Yakov Nikitin is a Russian cosmonaut, doctor, and husband of Darya Nikitina who was one of the astronauts on the International Space Station at the time when the people of Earth were petrified.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

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.[17] 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.[18] At their panel at Anime Boston, Viz Media announced their license of the manga, and the first volume was published in September 2018.[19][20] Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus in January 2019.[21]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the 51st issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump on November 19, 2018.[4][22] The series was 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.[23] The series began airing on July 5, 2019 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[6][24] It will run for 24 episodes.[25] The opening theme is "Good Morning World!" by Burnout Syndromes, while the series' ending theme is "Life" by Rude-α.[26] The second opening theme is "Sangenshoku" by Pelican Fanclub, while the series' second ending theme is "Yume No Youna" by Saeki YouthK.[27] The series is streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia,[28] and Funimation is currently airing a simuldub.[29] The English dub of the anime began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block on August 24, 2019.[30]

Reception[edit]

In 2019, Dr. Stone won the 64th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.[31]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Wolf, Ian (August 31, 2018). "Dr. Stone Voulme 1 review". Anime UK News. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
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  7. ^ a b c d "Karin Takahashi, Reina Ueda, More Join Cast of Dr. Stone Anime". Anime News Network. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  8. ^ McInnis, Brandon (September 14, 2019). "I've joined the cast of #DrSTONE as everyone's favorite mentalist, Gen Asagiri! Thanks for bringing me on board, @CliffordChapin! This show is SO MUCH FUN to record!". @BranMci. Retrieved September 16, 2019.[non-primary source needed]
  9. ^ a b c d "Dr. Stone Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. March 24, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Shipman, Matt (August 30, 2019). "He's baaaad, he's smart, he's... named after a metal! Pumped to say I play Chrome in Dr. Stone! So glad to be joining this awesome cast". @MattShipmanVO. Retrieved August 31, 2019.[non-primary source needed]
  11. ^ Angelle, Felecia (August 10, 2019). "*New Role Announcement!*
    So excited to be joining the cast of #DrSTONE as Kohaku! Thanks for having me @CliffordChapin !
    New dubbed episodes are available Fridays on @FUNimation Now"
    . @FeleciaAngelle. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Grelle, Josh (August 30, 2019). "Stoked as hell to get to join the cast of #DrSTONE as Kinro, along with my little bro @justinbriner
    Looking forward to getting to know this rule-loving golden boy with the rest of you! Thanks for having me, @CliffordChapin"
    . @JoshGrelle. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  13. ^ Briner, Justin (August 30, 2019). "Get excited!!
    I'm so pleased to join the rockin' cast of Dr. Stone as Ginro!! Thanks for having me on board, @CliffordChapin!!"
    . @justinbriner. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e "[Master Thread] Dr. STONE (Dubbed)". Funimation. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  15. ^ McGuire, Kristen (August 30, 2019). "I am so very pleased to be joining the cast of Dr. Stone as the English voice of Ruri! It's a huge honor to be a part of such an amazing show with so many talented cast members! Thank you to the ADR Director @CliffordChapin for this amazing opportunity! Get excited! #DrStone". @KrisComics. Retrieved August 31, 2019.[non-primary source needed]
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  19. ^ "Viz Licenses Dragon Ball's Yamcha Spinoff, Ao Haru Ride, Radiant Manga, More". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  20. ^ "Viz Media to Release Dr. Stone Manga in Print". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  21. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (January 27, 2019). "Shueisha Launches Free Global MANGA Plus Service". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  22. ^ "Dr. Stone: Finalmente foi lançado!". Otaku Cineasta (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 16, 2019.
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  24. ^ Valdez, Nick (December 22, 2018). "'Dr. Stone' Anime Releases First Teaser". ComicBook. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  25. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime to Have 24 Episodes". Anime News Network. July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  26. ^ "Dr. Stone Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, July 5 Debut". Anime News Network. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  27. ^ "Pelican Fanclub, Saeki YouthK Perform New Theme Songs for Dr. Stone Anime". Anime News Network. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  28. ^ "Crunchyroll Streams Dr. Stone Anime in July". Anime News Network. May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  29. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (June 17, 2019). "Funimation Adds Dr. Stone Anime Simuldub to Summer Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  30. ^ Mateo, Alex (August 16, 2019). "Toonami Premieres Dr. Stone Anime on August 24". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  31. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (January 21, 2019). "Dr. Stone, Age 12, More Win 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 22, 2019.

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