The climax chapter will have 26 pages, more than the usual, including a color page.
By: Jei Beltrano on February 28, 2022 at 18:21 PHT (GMT+8)
Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's "Dr. STONE" manga will reach its climax in the upcoming 14th Issue of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine which will ship on March 7 according to the magazine’s latest Issue 13 release. The climax chapter will have 26 pages, more than the usual, including a color page.
The Weekly Shounen JUMP magazine's 13th and 14th issues are featuring Dr. STONE's fifth anniversary celebration and the final issue will consist of the story's final arc climax. It was remembered that the manga entered its final arc last September 21.
Last December 2021, the franchise has been announced to receive a TV special titled 'Dr. STONE: Ryusui' is in production and is scheduled to air in Summer 2022. On the other hand, the previously-announced third season of the anime series has been scheduled for 2023.
More information will be revealed in the future.
About Dr. STONE
The Dr. STONE series is based on the Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi which has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into sixteen tankōbon volumes as of July 2020. In 2019, Dr. Stone won the 64th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.
The manga inspired a television anime series adaptation. The first and second season of the anime is animated by animation studio TMS Entertainment with Shinya Iino serving as the series' director. Yuichiro Kido is in charge of the script while Yuko Iwasa is designing the characters. Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka are working for the series' music composition.
The first season of the anime TV series adaptation consisting of 24 episodes aired from July 5 to December 13, 2019.
The second season titled "Dr. Stone: Stone Wars" was aired from January 14 to March 25, 2021 consisting of 11 episodes.
For the third season of the TV anime series, the sequel was previously-announced last March 25. The original cast of the series will also reprise their roles for the third season.
Plot via Wiki
Beginning in April 5738 A.D., it's been over 3,700 years since a mysterious flash of light petrified nearly all human life. A 16-year-old genius named Senkū Ishigami is suddenly revived to find himself in a world where all traces of human civilization have been eroded by time. Senkū sets up a base-camp and begins to study the petrified humans in order to determine the cause of the event, as well as a cure.
Over the next 6 months, Senkū learns his revival was made possible with nitric acid. With this discovery, he develops a compound that will allow him to instantly revive others. He begins by reviving his friend Taiju Ōki, their classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa, and a famous martial artist named Tsukasa Shishiō, with the goal of rebuilding civilization with a focus on science.
Tsukasa ultimately reveals that he opposes Senkū's idea of forming a new scientific civilization, believing the old world was tainted and should not be restored. Instead, he desires to establish a new world order based on power and strength, going so far as to destroy any petrified adults he encounters in order to prevent them from interfering with his goals.
After extorting the formula for the revival compound from Senkū, Tsukasa attempts to murder him when he realized that Senkū knows how to create weapons that he cannot defend against. Believing he successfully killed Senkū, Tsukasa leaves to begin establishing his own faction in the Stone World.
After recovering from his near death experience, Senkū discovers a tribe of people already living on the planet and sees this as an opportunity to create his Kingdom of Science. These people are originally hesitant, but eventually learn the benefits that science can bring to their survival. Over time, Senkū becomes more trusted by the tribe, eventually being taught of their past - where he discovers that the village was started by his father figure, along with 5 other astronauts, whom were unaffected due to being in space at the time of the petrification event.
Together, with his new allies and friends, Senkū's Kingdom of Science engages in a war with Tsukasa's clan, ultimately emerging victorious and affirming themselves as a force to be reckoned with. After the victory they discover that Senkū's adopted father had left precious metals which can be used as catalysts to mass produce revival fluid in the nearby island which is now inhabited by a tribe known as the Petrification Kingdom, who possess the device used to petrify the world so long ago.
Source: Anime News Network
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