Anime 101: Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone is an adventure anime that first aired in 2019. The story is based on the manga which has sold over ten million copies worldwide. This anime is jam-packed with action and comedy, but the best part is how it encourages young viewers to engage with science.


In the anime, Dr. Stone, all of humanity mysteriously becomes petrified stone statues. However, after 3700 years, a high schooler named Senku Ishigami finally breaks free from his stone shell. Senku’s one passion in life is science and when he finds he’s the only person who isn’t made of rock, he sets out on a grand task to rescue the other humans. What was so special about him and why was he was able to break free?

Using the scientific method, as well as lots of trial and error, Senku manages to revive one of his friends, Taiju, who has a pure heart and a strong will. Senku only revives two more people before running into trouble.

The second person revived by Senku was a famous wrestler thousands of years ago. His name is Tsukasa and he dreams of a world where the strong prevail untainted by technology. Tsukasa denounces science and says it can only lead to power imbalances and corruption. This belief drives a wedge between he and Senku and forces them to go separate ways.

While on his own, Senku meets many interesting characters. He then begins his scientific journey to rebuild society from the ground up with his newfound allies. Although hesitant at first, they eventually learn that true power is the knowledge gained through science.

Dr. Stone has a mysterious plot and plenty of astounding science experiments. The fun character designs and comedy make this an easy watch for both young viewers and old. Additionally, cliffhangers keep the audience constantly guessing which direction this story will take. The series will welcome a brand new third season in 2023.

Where To Watch

Dr. Stone is available for streaming on Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Cosplay Options

If you’re interested in cosplaying from Dr. Stone, there is a large cast of characters, so there are plenty of options to choose from! Here are some of our favorite cosplay picks.

Senku Ishigami – Senku is a natural genius with a passion for science. He has white and green hair and his markings run vertically down each of his inner eyebrows. He wears a tan jacket with “E=MC²” written across his left clavicle.

Kohaku – Kohaku is a warrior who fights to protect her sister. She has blond hair tied up with string and a white necklace. She also wears a blue dress with a rope bow.

Gen Asagiri – Gen is a mentalist trained in the art of manipulation. He has white and black hair with a marking down his left cheek. He wears layers consisting of a white turtleneck, white leggings, a tan jacket, a red waistband tied with rope, and a purple jacket.

Chrome – A diligent sorcerer, Chrome is curious and energetic. He has brown hair with a rope tied around his head. He wears a blue outfit, a rope waistband, and two satchels crossed over his body.

Meet the Voice Actors

This fall, you’ll have a chance to meet the main character of Dr. Stone’s voice actor at Anime St. Pete September 17-18.

Aaron Dismuke as Senku Ishigami

Read more about our favorite Aaron Dismuke characters here!

If you visited St. Pete Comic Con 2022 this past January, you may have met Sarah Wiedenheft who voices Suika!

Sarah Wiedenheft as Suika

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Meet Dr. Stone Voice Actor at Anime St. Pete

You’ll have the chance to meet Aaron Dismuke of Dr. Stone at Anime St. Pete in St. Petersburg, Florida September 17-18. Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s only anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete tickets are on sale now.

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Anime St. Pete Goes Big with a Line-Up of Six Popular Anime Voice Actors

The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:

  • Dallas Reid, who voices Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (below, first row left)
  • Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
  • Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
  • Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, second row right)
  • Chris Guerrero, who voices Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity (below, third row left)
  • Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, third row right)




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