Dr. Stone: a mysterious green light turned the world into a land of statues in cryogenic suspension. After 3700 years into the future, Senko Ishigami wakes up along with his best friend to uncover the source of the petrification beam
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of September 18, 2020.
Dr. Stone is one of the more popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga series for the last couple of years with an equally popular anime series by studio TMS Entertainment that came out July 5, 2019. And now, thanks to the overwhelming reception of both the manga and anime series, a second season was immediately confirmed after the last episode of the first season aired.
The story of Dr. Stone centers around three characters from the start, including the main protagonist Senku Ishigami, Taiju Oki, and Yuruziha Ogawa, all high school students. Taiju is the musclebound friend of the genius main character Senku who informs him that he's finally going to propose to his crush Yuruziha. But before Taiju truly expresses how he feels, a mysterious green light from an unknown source engulfs the entire city of Tokyo and the rest of the world, petrifying each individual and creature in sight and putting them in cryogenic suspension indefinitely.
Over 3700 years pass by until both Senku and Taiju are finally freed from their petrified state (Senku awaking six months before Taiju). Senku informs Taiju that they have now awoken in the 'the Stone World', and the former intends to restore everything from scratch using the power of science.
Warning: From this point on, there'll be plenty of spoilers ahead if you haven't caught up with the show as of yet. So read at your own risk.
After they woke, Senku discovers that he was revived from a chemical mixture known as nitrile, which is what also helped him revive Taiju and eventually Yuruziha. Realizing that Taiju's brute strength may not be enough to help them survive the while, they also provide Tsukasa Shishio.
However, both Senku and Tsukasa's ideals of a new world came to a head. While Senku aims to revive the world and form the Kingdom of Science in Ishigami Village, Tsukasa, on the other hand, seeks to create a world where only the strong can live and thrive.
With each passing episode, we see Senku helping the Ishigami Village introduce a handful of scientific innovations to not only help them adapt and prosper but also ultimately uncover the mystery of the green light that petrified the world.
The first season had a satisfying ending to it with an obvious cliffhanger. So now, what do we expect out of the second season going forward? We can expect the continuation of the conflict between Senku's Kingdom of Science against Tsukasa's empire of the strong-willed and minded. With that in mind, we can also expect the second season to bring us even more action-packed, hysterical episodes to give us a wholesome treat. Since we keep up with the manga, likely, the anime will now cover the Stone Wars arc, which is a real treat for fans of both manga and anime.
The first season of Dr. Stone consisted of 24 episodes that aired between July 5, 2019, and December 13, 2019.
Now the good news for fans of the series is that there was a special teaser released at the end of the last episode of season 1 confirming that the second season is on its way. The bad news, however, is that we don't know the exact air date of season 2.
Now obviously, since the anime is based off the manga, and the most recent volume of this manga was released on April 3, 2020, we can expect that the new season will be released sometime in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this may get pushed to 2021
Fortunately, because of the manga series' large following, the second season may drop relatively sooner than expected. Everything from the reviews to the overwhelmingly positive customer reviews is telltale signs of how awesome this show really is. Here’s hoping that the new season airs soon.
Hints of a possible follow-up to the anime were first shown in the early December Weekly Shonen Jump edition of the manga series. And then, the final episode of season one showed us the official teaser for season 2.
But it wasn't until December 22, 2019, when TOHO animation released an updated version of the teaser. This teaser was shown at the Jump Fest event. It also shows a shot of Senku, Chrome, and Gen bumping fists together.
There is also a teaser trailer that was released a few days ago.