Shueisha’s Shonen Jump has seen loads of stories entering into the area of anime, and this year, in particular, will see the premiere of many of the more recent series that have sprung in popularity with fans Dr Stone is one of these recent subjects of interest, and it seems it will make a mark when it releases this Summer.
Dr Stone was originally created by Riichiro Inagaki with illustrations provided by Boichi for Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017. The series follows two boys (initially) as they try and save a world that’s been completely petrified in stone. The series has so far been collected into seven volumes since it’s release, and Viz Media has licensed the series for an English language release. Viz Media describes the series as such:
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!
Scheduled for a release in July, Shinya Iino will be directing the series for TMS Entertainment. Yuichiro Kido will be providing the scripts for the series, Yuko Iwasa will be designing the characters, and Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka will be composing the music for the anime.