Dr. Stone | The Next Breakthrough Shounen Series

Dr. Stone | The Next Breakthrough Shounen Series

When Shounen Jump made the recent changes to make their manga more affordable and accessible, the first manga I decided to binge was Dr. Stone. I really wanted something different and I was promised that from friends that were also reading this series. They were right. This series was far different than anything I’ve seen in quite some time. Though, I can say the same thing for Promised Neverland. These two series’ are seriously breaking the mold. The new PV for Dr. Stone was released today so I wanted to share that and give you a bit of information on what’s to come when it airs in the Summer Anime Season.

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[Synopsis from MAL]

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!

From the synopsis, you already can see that we’re not just going to see a bunch of crazy power level driven stories here. Dr. Stone is mainly based on science and that to me was a breath of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, we’ll see some cool fights and action but this series just has a lot more to provide than lazy storytelling.

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The Creators

The story is written by Inagaki, Riichiro. Some may know him for also writing Eyeshield 21, a very popular football anime. I never got around to watching the anime adaption of this series but I’ve heard great things. Football is a sport I never felt compelled to get into but sports anime always knows how to change my mind on these things.

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The Art is handled by Boichi. This was someone I knew mainly because I used to follow one of his manga called Sun-Ken Rock. It’s a manga that you can read on Crunchyroll. One of the reasons why I decided to read it was I heard that Boichi wasn’t a Japanese native but from Korea. I thought this was super interesting because as a kid, I always wanted to be a mangaka but earlier on in life, I just assumed that I couldn’t because of where I came from. I was dead wrong. Many artists from all over the world have done it and Boichi is a great example of this.

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TMS Entertainment and the New PV

When it was first announced that this anime adaption would be animated by TMS, I was a little concerned because the only thing I really knew of this studio was they animate one of my favorite series, Detective Conan. This series isn’t known for its great animation or art so I wasn’t sure how they would handle Boichi’s art style and how well they can animate it. Then I realized that they also animated Megalo Box not too long ago so there was hope. The PV just solidified that I shouldn’t have been concerned at all. This series is going to be every bit as good as the manga was from the looks of the PV.

I’m pretty excited about this adaption. It seems like TMS made the right choices with the team behind it and found great voices to bring these characters to life. If you are like me and also looking for something different from the traditional shounen series’, I recommend giving this a shot when it airs.

Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day and hope you’ve been enjoying what I’ve been posting recently!

2 Replies to “Dr. Stone | The Next Breakthrough Shounen Series”

  1. I hadn’t heard of this as a manga but I’ve watched the PV and I’ll definitely say I’m now interested in seeing it when it comes out. It looks like it could be quite entertaining and interesting.

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