On, 3rd July 2020, the official website of Dr. Stone TV anime revealed a second teaser visual and promotional video for the upcoming second season, Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, which will premiere in January 2021.
Dr. Stone adapts Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi‘s post-apocalyptic adventure sci-fi manga, which began its serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump in March 2017. Shueisha published the 16th volume on July 3rd, 2021. The manga has a cumulative 5 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
The 24-episode first season by TMS Entertainment premiered in Summer 2019.
The teasers preview the conflict between Senkū’s Kingdom of Science and Tsukasa’s clan and introduce the new characters that are joining in the new season.
♦ Teaser PV 2
♦ New Characters
◊ Ukyo Saionji (西園寺羽京)
He is a modern-day survivor who was revived by Tsukasa and has tremendous skill with archery. He was originally a sonar technician in the SDF navy and has extremely sensitive hearing which allows him to locate a target with pinpoint accuracy by sound alone.
◊ Nikki (ニッキー)
She is a survivor that was revived by Tsukasa. Her full name is Nikki Hanada (花田仁姫) and Nikki was the nickname when played Judo. Nikki has a surveillance duty on watching both Taiju and Yuzuriha.
◊ Yo Uei (上井 陽)
He was a former policeman and now belongs to Tsukasa’s clan. As a former cop, he has training in police combat and is shown to be a somewhat competent combatant with a tonfa.
The story sets in a day when all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. High schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. Luckily, he is 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.
♦ Staff and Production
- Original Works: Riichiro Inagaki (稲垣理一郎) & Boichi 【Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump】
- Director: Shinya Iino (飯野 慎也)
- Series Composition & Script: Yuichiro Kido (木戸 雄一郎)
- Character Design: Yuko Iwasa (岩佐裕子)
- Design Works: Yoshio Mizumura (水村良男)
- Main Animator: Hiroyuki Horiuchi(堀内博之)
- Art Setting: Tomoyuki Aoki (青木智由紀)
- Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara (吉原俊一郎)
- Coloring: Fusako Nakao (中尾総子)
- Photography Director: Takeshi Katsurayama (葛山剛士 )
- Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto (坂本久美子)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (明田川 仁 )
- Music: Tatsuya Katō (加藤達也), Hiroaki Tsutsumi(堤 博明), and Yuki Kanesaka
- Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
♦ Character and Cast
- Senku Ishigami(石神 千空) – CV: Yūsuke Kobayashi (小林 裕介)
- Taiju Oki (大木 大樹) – CV: Makoto Furukawa (古川 慎)
- Yuzuriha Ogawa (小川 杠) – CV: Kana Ichinose (市ノ瀬 加那)
- Kohaku (コハク) – CV: Manami Numakura (沼倉 愛美)
- Chrome (クロム) – CV: Gen Sato (佐藤 元)
- Kinro (金狼) – CV: Tomoaki Maeno (前野 智昭)
- Ginro (銀狼) – CV: Ayumu Murase (村瀬 歩)
- Ruri (ルリ) – CV: Reina Ueda (上田 麗奈)
- Suika (スイカ) – CV: Karin Takahashi (高橋 花林)
- Gen Asagiri (あさぎり ゲン) – CV: Kengo Kawanishi (河西健吾)
- Kaseki (カセキ) – CV: Mugihito (麦人)
- Tsukasa Shishio (獅子王 司) – CV: Yuichi Nakamura (中村 悠一)
- Hyoga (氷月) – CV: Akira Ishida (石田 彰)
- Homura Momiji (紅葉 ほむら) – CV: Aki Toyosaki (豊崎 愛生)
♦ Previous PV 1