“Dr. STONE” Press Release
San Francisco, Calif. (May 29, 2019) - Crunchyroll, the world’s popular anime brand, has announced that “Dr. STONE” will be heading to the platform as a part of the summer simulcast season.
“Dr. STONE” is based on the hit weekly Shonen Jump manga title of the same name written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. The series is being animated by TMS Studios.
The series picks up thousands of years after a cataclysmic event petrifies the world’s population. Following two main characters who free themselves from stone, Senku Ishigami and Taiju Ōki, “Dr. STONE” is a story of science versus might in the quest to rebuild civilization.
Crunchyroll also announced the world premiere of “Dr. STONE” at Anime Expo, featuring special guests Shusuke Katagiri (“Dr. STONE” anime producer) and Hiroyuki Honda (Weekly SHONENJUMP manga editor).
On Thursday, July 4, fans will be treated to the premiere of the first episode of “Dr. STONE,”, followed by a fan Q&A session with the creators starting at 12 PM PT in the Main Events Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
For fans unable to attend Anime Expo, the simulcast of “Dr. STONE” kicks off worldwide (except Asia) on Friday, July 5 on Crunchyroll.
The Japanese voice cast of “Dr. STONE” includes Yūsuke Kobayashi (“Captain Tsubasa”) as Senku Ishigami, Makoto Furukawa (“One Punch Man”) as Taiju Ōki, Kana Ichinose (“DARLING in the FRANXX”) as Yuzuriha Ogawa, Yuuichi Nakamura (“Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun”) as Tsukasa Shishiou.
The “Dr. STONE” manga has been a smash hit worldwide with more than 480,000 volumes sold since July 2017 in Japan alone.
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