Crunchyroll, the world’s popular anime brand, is thrilled to announce that Dr. STONE will be heading to the platform as a part of its summer simulcast season.
Based on the smash hit Shonen Jump title of the same name, written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, the Dr. STONE series is being animated by TMS Studios.
The series picks up thousands of years after a cataclysmic event petrifies the world’s population. Following two main characters who free themselves from stone, Senku Ishigami and Taiju Ōki, Dr. STONE is a story of science versus might in the quest to rebuild civilization.
The Japanese voice cast of Dr. STONE includes;
- Yūsuke Kobayashi (Subaru Natsuki in “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World”)) as Senku Ishigami
- Makoto Furukawa (Saitama in “One Punch Man”) as Taiju Ōki
- Kana Ichinose (Ichigo in “DARLING in the FRANXX”) as Yuzuriha Ogawa
- Yuuichi Nakamura (Bruno Bucciarati in ”JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind”) as Tsukasa Shishiou.
The official show synopsis:
Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens.
Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing…
Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!
Crunchyroll will simulcast Dr. STONE worldwide (except Asia) this summer.
The Dr. STONE manga has been a smash hit worldwide with more than 1,940,000 volumes sold since July 2017 in Japan alone (As of May 2019).