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Dr. Stone Manga Gets TV Anime Starring Yūsuke Kobayashi in Summer 2019

posted on 2018-11-18 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Science-fiction manga centers on 2 friends who use science to restart civilization

This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi's Dr. Stone manga will get a television anime adaptation that will premiere in July 2019. Yūsuke Kobayashi will star in the anime as Senku.

The magazine's previous issue hinted at an "important announcement" for the manga in this week's issue. Inagaki and Kobayashi will attend a stage presentation at the Jump Festa '19 event in December that will reveal more information about the anime.

Viz Media describes the manga's first volume:

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science!

Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) and Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017. Shueisha published the seventh compiled volume on September 4, and will publish the eighth volume on December 4. The manga was tied for 15th place in the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook last December.

Viz Media published the manga's first three chapters in English as Shueisha published them in Japan as part of the company's "Jump Start" initiative. Viz Media then added the series to its regular lineup for its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Viz Media is also releasing the manga in print, and it shipped the second volume on November 6.

Update: Added cover image of Shonen Jump issue 51 with anime announcement and official anime logo image. Sources: Dr. Stone anime's Twitter account, Cinema Today

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 51


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