Dr. Stone Stage Play Announced

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The Dr. Stone manga is getting its first stage adaptation. Titled Dr. Stone The Stage ~Science World~, it will open in Tokyo and Hyogo in July.

The play’s Tokyo run will take place at the Sunshine Theatre from July 9 to 18, while the Hyogo run will take place at AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe from July 21 to 24. Staff and cast details are set to be revealed later.

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Dr. Stone The Stage ~Science World~ is described as a play that both children and adults can enjoy. According to Comic Natalie, the “science fantasy” play will involve actual science experiments as well.

The Shueisha-published Dr. Stone manga by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi began in 2017 and has 25 tankoubon volumes as of March 2022. The series is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and published under the Jump Comics label. A spin-off titled Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya, also by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi, was released in 2019.

The manga has received an anime adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Shinya Iino. The first season aired in 2019, while the second season aired in 2021. A third season is set to premiere in 2023.

Crunchyroll describes the anime as:

Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens. Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing… Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin! 

Sources: @DrSTONE_stage, Comic Natalie

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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