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Crunchyroll Streams “Making of Dr. Stone” Documentary

On September 13, Crunchyroll started streaming a “Making of Dr. Stone” documentary on their YouTube channel. The twenty-five minute film follows creative producer Shusuke Katagiri and director Shinya Iino through the creative process of adapting Riichiro Inagaki and illustrator Boichi’s Dr. Stone manga to animation.

The feature was shot on location at TMS Entertainment, and features interviews with various staff members from the show, who explain the ins and outs of the creative process and the challenges faced by the team.

Dr Stone Anime VisualThe feature will launch on Crunchyroll’s main site next week. Crunchyroll describes the feature as:

Follow Creative Producer Shusuke Katagiri and Director Shinya Iino as they bring the “Dr. STONE” anime to life in this behind-the-scenes documentary from Crunchyroll. Learn more about the animation process as Katagiri-san and Iino-san give us an insider’s look into how they adapted the manga into the anime from TMS Studio in Tokyo.

The Dr. Stone anime launched on July 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the show as a simulcast, while Funimation is producing a SimulDub.

Shinya Iino is directing 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.

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!

Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)

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