Yusuke Kobayashi (Subaru Natsuki in Re:Zero) is set to voice the protagonist Senku Ishigami
It is officially announced today in Japan that a TV anime adaptation of Riichiro Inagaki (story) and Boichi (art)'s sci-fi adventure manga Dr. STONE is now in the works for a premiere in July 2019. The anime's official website and Twitter also open.
33-year-old voice actor Yusuke Kobbayashi, best known as Subaru Natsuki in Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World and Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, is set to voice the protagonist Senku Ishigami. The manga's story writer Inagaki supervises all screenplays of the anime episodes.
The manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since March 2017 and so far seven tankobon volumes have been available in Japan. Its English edition has been licensed by VIZ Media and its first volume was released in September 2018. The publisher introduces its story as follows:
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!
The news was revealed in this year's 51st issue of Shonen Jump
Manga tankobon 1st and 7th volume covers
Trailer for the manga 1st volume
©Kome Studio, Boichi/Shueisha, Dr.STONE Production Committee