Crunchyroll has announced its plans to simulcast the brand-new anime Dr. Stone this summer; the series will be aired simultaneously in Japan and America.
Dr. Stone is based on the popular shonen title appearing in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga is written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. The series is being produced and animated by TMS Studios (Lupin III, D. Gray-man).
The series' premise is an epic but simple one: Thousands of years after the world's population is petrified, two people, Senku Ishigami and Taiju Oki, free themselves from their stony prison. While this may seem like an apocalyptic situation, Ishigami is a scientific genius. Now, the two are working together to liberate man from their petrified states, creating a saga that spans from the era of ancient man to a new, radical future.
The Japanese voice cast includes Yūsuke Kobayashi (Subaru Natsuki in Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World) as Senku Ishigami, Makoto Furukawa (Saitama in One Punch Man) as Taiju Ōki, Kana Ichinose (Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX) as Yuzuriha Ogawa and Yuuichi Nakamura (Bruno Bucciarati in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) as Tsukasa Shishiou.
Dr. Stone has been a massive success since its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump, selling almost two million volumes since July 2017 in Japan.