In the upcoming 49th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, readers will be treated to a special three-chapter spinoff of the popular manga “Dr. Stone,” authored by Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki. This exciting addition is set to kick off on November 6, encompassing a total of 47 pages for its inaugural chapter, which will also feature a captivating color page.
This spinoff narrative takes place in the wake of the original manga’s conclusion, where the brilliant Senku embarks on an ambitious endeavor to construct a time machine. This intriguing spinoff is launched in celebration of the release of the second cour of “Dr. Stone: New World,” marking the third season of the anime series.
Boichi, renowned for “Sun-Ken Rock,” and Inagaki, acclaimed as the author of “Eyeshield 21,” introduced the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017. The series entered its final arc in September 2021, culminating in its conclusion in March 2022.
Viz Media is the digital and print publisher of the manga, encapsulated in its first volume as:
“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 manga is also available digitally in English through MANGA Plus.
The anime adaptation made its debut in July 2019, with Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming the series. It also joined Adult Swim’s Toonami lineup in August 2019.
The second season, “Dr. Stone: Stone Wars,” premiered in January 2021, with Crunchyroll streaming it worldwide (excluding Asia). An English dub was also made available through Funimation. The show began airing on Toonami in May 2021.
In July 2022, a one-hour special titled “Dr. Stone: Ryusui” aired, further expanding the franchise’s universe.
The “Dr. Stone: New World” anime’s first cours aired in Japan on April 6, concluding with its 11th episode. Crunchyroll streamed the series in tandem with its Japanese broadcast, offering an English dub as well. The show made its Toonami debut on June 3.
Subsequently, the anime’s second cours hit screens in Japan on October 12. Crunchyroll treated fans to the U.S. premiere during this year’s New York Comic Con. Toonami is slated to start airing the second cour on November 11 at 1:00 a.m. EST.