Dr Stone Manga is a Japanese manga series which is written by Riichiro Inagaki and also illustrated by the South Korean artist Boichi. It been to serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since March 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into nineteen Tankobon volumes as of January 2021. Dr Stone Manga follows the story of teenage scientific genius Senku Ishigami, who plans to rebuild civilization after humanity was mysteriously petrified for 3,700 years.
Viz Media licensed the manga in North America. Shueisha began to publish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus since January 2019. An anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired from July to December 2019. A second season of the anime series focused on the “Stone Wars” arc aired from January to March 2021. A sequel has been announced.
As of January 2021, the Dr. Stone manga had over 8.4 million copies in circulation. In 2019, Dr. Stone won the 64th Shogakukan Manga Award for the Shonen category.
Dr Stone Manga story begins in April 5738 CE, it’s been over 3,700 years since a mysterious flash petrified nearly all human life. A 15-year-old genius named Senku Ishigami is suddenly revived to find himself in a world where all traces of human civilization have been eroded by time. Senku Ishigami sets up a base-camp and begins to study the petrified humans in order to determine the cause of the event, as well as a cure.
Over the next 6 months, Senku‘s friend Taiju Oki wakes up and Senku learns their revival was made possible with nitric. With this discovery, they develop a compound that allows them to instantly revive others from the petrification. They begin by reviving a famous martial artist named Tsukasa Shishiō, and their classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa, with the goal of rebuilding civilization with a focus on science.
Dr Stone Manga resumes when Tsukasa ultimately reveals that he opposes Senku’s idea of forming a new scientific civilization, believing the old world was tainted and should not be restored. Instead, he desires to establish a new world order based on power and strength, going so far as to destroy any petrified adults he encounters in order to prevent them from interfering with his goals.
After extorting the formula for the revival compound from Senku, Tsukasa attempts to murder him when he realized that Senku knows how to create weapons that he cannot defend against. Believing he successfully killed Senku, Tsukasa leaves to begin establishing his own faction in the Stone World.
After recovering from his near death experience, Senku discovers a tribe of people already living on the planet and sees this as an opportunity to create his Kingdom of Science. These people are originally hesitant, but eventually learn the benefits that science can bring to their survival.
Over time, Senku Ishigami becomes more trusted by the tribe, eventually being taught of their past – where he discovers that the village was started by his father figure, along with five other astronauts, who were unaffected due to being in the International Space Station at the time of the petrification event.
Together with his new allies and friends, Senku’s Kingdom of Science engages in a war with Tsukasa’s clan, ultimately emerging victorious and affirming themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
After the victory they discover that Senku’s adopted father had left precious metals which can be used as catalysts to mass produce revival fluid in the nearby island which is now inhabited by a tribe known as the Petrification Kingdom, who possess the device used to petrify the world so long ago.
Dr Stone Manga is very interesting to watch as it is one of its kind and I would like to suggest sci-fi lover to watch it once.