Well, it seems like the Dr. Stone anime is entering the big leagues now. What else would you call it when an anime gets a live-action stage play adaptation?

Get Excited for Dr. Stage?

"Dr. Stone" season 2 key art.
I would love to see a mock sword fight for this stage play.

Shonen Jump News has just revealed on Twitter that the Dr. Stone anime and manga will soon receive a live-action stage play adaptation. Specifically, sometime in July 2022. This means that this anime and manga by Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi will be joining the ranks of the likes of Naruto, Bleach, and My Hero Academia, which all received live-action stage play adaptations due to their immense popularity. Considering that these stage plays are also all musicals in nature, I wouldn’t be surprised if this Dr. Stone stage play will also be something similar. Honestly, though, the image of Senku Ishigami singing and dancing on stage is just hilarious, in my opinion.

Before you all get excited though, note that this Dr. Stone stage play adaptation is at the moment a Japan-only release. There are currently no plans to bring it over to the US for an English adaptation. Heck, there aren’t even any plans to translate the Japanese stage play adaptation into English for us to enjoy either. We’ll just have to wait and see if Viz Media or Shonen Jump News gives us that info later.

Dr. Stone: Details

Another year before we can watch season 3 in 2023. Oh, well. At least we have Ryusui to tide us over in Summer 2022.

The Dr. Stone anime is the anime adaptation of the manga of the same name by writer Riichiro Inagaki (Eyeshield 21) and Korean-Japanese artist Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock). The anime adaptation features Shinya Iino as the director, with Yuichiro Kido as the writer. Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka are collectively responsible for the music. TMS with 8PAN (Yowamushi Pedal, D.Gray-man Hallow, Fruits Basket) is the animation studios behind the anime.

As for what Dr. Stone is about? Well, Crunchyroll has an official synopsis for us that explains the anime further. Check it out below:

“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!”

Are you excited? Then you can watch Dr. Stone on Crunchyroll or Funimation. Note that Crunchyroll is where you can watch the anime in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. Funimation is where you want to go if you want to watch the English dub.

Source: Twitter