Dr. STONE Releases New Anime Visual Celebrating 5th Anniversary

Dr. STONE. which has amassed a great deal of fan following since its release, began airing in Japan in July 2019. Now, as it reaches its fifth anniversary, a significant milestone, the anime’s official website has shared a special visual drawn by Takashi Muratani, the chief animation director of the anime to commemorate this momentous occasion.

A new key visual featuring the main cast of the Dr. Stone TV anime series has been released to commemorate the show’s upcoming fifth anniversary. The new visual features characters such as Senku, Mecha Senku, Ryusui, Chrome, Gen, Kohaku, Suika, Tsukasa, and Ukyo. 

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Dr. STONE New Visual | Source: Twitter

The first season of ‘Dr. STONE’ premiered in Japan on July 5, 2019, and has inspired three more so far. Now, as we eagerly await the 5th-anniversary project, a grand event, the Dr. STONE 2024 Ishi no Utage (Stone Festival), is set to take place on August 11 at the prestigious Tokyo International Forum Hall C. This event promises to be a thrilling celebration of the series, filled with exciting announcements and surprises for the fans.

As part of the 5th-anniversary celebrations, a range of exclusive ‘Dr. STONE‘ fifth anime anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase at the Animate Fair, a limited-time event from August 24, 2024, to September 16, 2024.

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Dr. STONE Second Cour | Source: Twitter

Shortly after the conclusion of the second cour of Dr. STONE: Stone Wars, a fourth and final season, titled Dr. STONE: Science Future, was announced. For Science Future, the production staff includes Shuuhei Matsushita (Kamisama Kiss) as director, Yuuichiro Kido (Fruits Basket) as series screenwriter and scriptwriter, Mayuko Iwasa as character designer, and Hiroyuki Horiuchi as main animator.

Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka served as music composers for the series. Shinya Iino directed the first two seasons. TMS Entertainment, a renowned animation studio, is in charge of the overall animation production and has played a crucial role in bringing the world of Dr. STONE to life.


The anime is based on the manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. The manga ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from March 6, 2017, to March 7, 2022. As of April 2024, 27 tankobon volumes had been released. Viz Media releases the Dr. Stone manga series in English, describing the synopsis as follows:

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!


Studio TMS Entertainment animated the first three seasons, which Crunchyroll, a popular anime streaming platform, streams. Seasons 1 and 2 are also available on Netflix, a global streaming service that offers a wide range of entertainment options.

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About Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump on 6th March 2017 and ended on March 7, 2022. Its chapters have been collected in 26 tankobon volumes.

Every human on the planet was turned into Stone after a mysterious flash of light hit Earth. Four thousand years after Senku, a student is confronted with a brand new world, an Earth without Humanity.

Now animals rule the world, and nature has reclaimed the planet. Senku and his friend Taiju begin trying to find a way to restore humanity.


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