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Dr. Stone Anime Reveals Promo Video, Teaser Visual, 3 New Cast Members

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Makoto Furukawa, Kana Ichinose, Yūichi Nakamura anime premiering in July 2019

A stage presentation at the Jump Festa '19 event on Saturday revealed a promotional video, teaser visual, and three new cast members on Saturday for the television anime adaptation of Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi's Dr. Stone manga.

The new cast members include:

Makoto Furukawa (One-Punch Man's Saitama) as Taiju Ōki

Kana Ichinose as Yuzuriha Ogawa (left) and Yūichi Nakamura as Tsukasa Shishio (right)

The anime will premiere in July 2019. Yūsuke Kobayashi will star in the anime as Senku.

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 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 in December 2017.

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, and is now publishing the manga digitally. Viz Media is also releasing the manga in print.

Sources: Jump Festa '19 livestream, Dr. Stone anime's website

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