One of 2019’s most popular anime series is set to make a return next year, and to hype up Dr. Stone fans a new promo video was released for its upcoming second season! The Youtube video is (sadly) region-locked to Japan, but you can still watch the trailer in the series’ official Twitter here.
The TV series’ second season was announced last July, in the obi wrap-around of the manga’s 16 volume. Season 2, officially titled Dr. Stone: Stone Wars is set for a January 2021 premiere. Crunchyroll has already announced that they will be streaming the second season worldwide (except Asia), and Funimation will be streaming a dub.
The first season was helmed by Shinya Iino (episode director on Made in Abyss, Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight) as director for studio TMS Entertainment, with scripts written by Yuichiro Kido (Love is Like After the Rain, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga). Character design was done by Yuko Iwasa (Yowamushi Pedal) and music was composed by Tatsuya Kato (Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight), Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Children of the Whales), and Yuki Kanesaka (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond).
Dr. Stone is a manga series by written by Riichirou Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. The manga was first launched in March 2017 in Weekly Shounen Jump. In 2019, the manga was adapted into an anime series by TMS Entertainment. VIZ Media, which holds the license for the manga’s English physical and digital release, describes the series’ story as such:
“One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s 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!”
Source: Anime News Network