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Crunchyroll Adds “Dr. Stone” Anime To Summer 2019 Simulcasts


Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Dr. Stone as part of their Summer simulcast lineup. The publisher will announce details regarding a specific premiere date and available regions at a later date.

Crunchyroll started streaming a subtitled trailer for the series, which you can check out below.

Dr. Stone will hit Japanese TV in July.

Dr Stone Anime VisualShinya Iino will direct the project at TMS Entertainment, with Yuko Iwasa (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Yowamushi Pedal Movie) providing character designs. Yuichiro Kido (Gatchaman CROWDS insight) is in charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Music: Tatsuya Katō
  • Music: Yuki Kanesaka
  • Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Senku: Yūsuke Kobayashi
  • Taiju Ōki: Makoto Furukawa
  • Yuzuriha Ogawa: Kana Ichinose
  • Tsukasa Shishio: Yūichi Nakamura

Crunchyroll describes Dr. Stone as:

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!

Riichiro Inagaki and illustrator Boichi’s Dr. Stone manga launched in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017. The series spans nine compiled volumes to date, with the latest shipping to stores on February 4.

Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Dr. Stone manga, which they describe as:

Imagine waking to a world where every last human has been mysteriously turned to stone…

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 Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!

When every human on Earth is turned to stone by a mysterious phenomenon, high-schooler Taiju is also petrified the moment he’s about to confess to his high-school crush. Flash forward several thousands of years later, Taiju awakens and joins up with his friend Senku, who has ambitious dreams. His plan: to restart civilization from square one with the power of science!

Source: Comic Natalie

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