TV Anime Adaptation of Dr. Stone in Production

The 51st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump of 2018 announced on Monday that Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi’s post-apocalyptic adventure sci-fi manga Dr. Stone is being adapted into a TV anime for a July 2019 premiere. Voice actor Yuusuke Kobayashi (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) will star as the main protagonist Senkuu.

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 Senkuu! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science! (Source: VIZ Media)

Inagaki (Eyeshield 21) and Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) began serializing the manga in Weekly Shounen Jump last March, which has seven volumes in print as of September 4. Shueisha will ship the eighth compiled volume on December 4.

VIZ Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English simultaneously with the Japanese release as a part its Jump Start initiative, and has since been serializing the series in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The second volume went of sale on November 6, and the third volume is scheduled for a January 1, 2019 release.

Dr. Stone tied for 15th place with Sumito Oowara’s Eizouken Niwa Te wo Dasuna! manga in male readers’ division in the 2018 Kono Manga ga Sugoi rankings. The series also won second place in the 4th Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taisho this past August.

Jump Festa 2019 will feature a stage event for the anime at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba on December 22, where Inagaki and Yuusuke Kobayashi will make an appearance.

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Source: Comic Natalie