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When Will Dr. Stone Return?

November 3, 2020
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Created by TMS Entertainment from the Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, ‘Dr. Stone’ revolves around a group of young adults who suddenly find themselves in April 5738 A.D. More than 3,700 years ago, all the people in the world were turned into stone by an odd flash of green light. The first one to become de-petrified is a young science genius named Senkū Ishigami, who quickly learns how to repeat the procedure and revive others.

Senku wants to rebuild the world with his vast knowledge of science but faces various challenges, including from a young gifted martial artist named Tsukasa Shishiō, who wants to create a world where human strength, and not science, will be the prevalent force. Since its premiere, ‘Dr. Stone’ has quickly become one of the most popular shonen anime on TV today. Here is everything we know about its second season.

Dr. Stone Season 2 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?

‘Dr. Stone’ season 1 premiered on July 5, 2019, and aired 24 episodes before concluding on December 13, 2019.

Fans of the show first came to know that a second season of the TV anime is going into production through leaked scans of Weekly Shonen Jump issue 3 of 2020. This was later confirmed in the season 1 finale. ‘Dr. Stone’ season 2, alternatively known as ‘Dr. Stone: Stone Wars’ is set for a release sometime in January 2021.

Dr. Stone English Dub:

Viewers can watch ‘Dr. Stone’ with an English dub on Funimation. The trailer for season 2 is available here.

Dr. Stone Plot: What is it About?

In a world where people have remained petrified for over three millennia, Senku is the first human to be revived. He soon finds the world has changed, and nature has taken over. He quickly figures out that nitric acid played a pivotal role in his de-petrification and subsequently creates a concoction to revive others. The first person he brings back is his friend Taiju Oki, a kind but incredibly strong teenager who is quite happy to do all the physical work.

After they get attacked by a pack of lions, they bring back Tsukasa Shishio, a ferocious fighter from their town, to protect them. While Senku wants to revive everyone in the world, Tsukasa reveals to him that he wants to destroy the petrified adults, considering them as corrupting influence. Tsukasa almost kills Senku, but he survives when Taiju and their friend Yuzuriha, whom they also have de-petrified, save him with the reviving concoction.

Senku later discovers a village of humans who are the descendants of the astronauts who weren’t affected by the petrification. One of these astronauts was Byakuya Ishigami, Senku’s adoptive father. In the season finale, Senku learns about a time capsule that Byakuya left for him. In it, he finds a glass record, which he plays with a phonograph he rebuilds. Aside from morsels of wisdom from Byakuya and other astronauts, it has a recording of a song from Lillian, who was a singer as well as an astronaut.

This prompts the villagers to make music and other forms of entertainment in their world. The episode ends with Senku stating his plans of going to war against Tsukasa. Elsewhere, Tsukasa and his accomplice, Hyoga, get ready to launch an assault on the village. As the title suggests, ‘Dr. Stone: Stone Wars’ is going to depict the ‘Stone Wars’ arc from the manga series.

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