On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written Riichiro Inagaki by and illustrated by Boichi, Dr. Stone, a promotional video was posted to announce the production of a third season of the project. Production details and a premiere date will be announced shortly.
For their part, Inagaki and Boichi began publishing the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2017. The publisher published the nineteenth compilation volume on January 4, and will publish the twentieth on April 2 in Japan.
The play inspired a twenty-four episode animated adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment Studios, directed by Shinya Iino and scripts written by Yuichiro Kido, released in July 2019. An eleven-episode second season titled Dr. Stone: Stone Wars premiered in Japan in January 2021 and aired its final episode earlier today.
Synopsis of Dr. Stone
After five years of harboring unspoken feelings, high school student Taiju Ooki is finally ready to confess his love to Yuzuriha Ogawa. However, just as Taiju begins confessing to him, a blinding green light strikes the Earth and petrifies humanity throughout the world, turning every human being to stone.
Several millennia later, Taiju awakens to find the modern world completely non-existent, as nature has flourished in the years mankind stood still. Among a world of stone statues, Taiju meets another living human being: his friend Senkuu, a science lover, who has been active for a few months. Taiju learns that Senkuu has developed a grand plan: launch the complete rebirth of civilization with science. Taiju’s strength and Senkuu’s brain combine to forge a formidable partnership, and they soon discover a method to revive the Petrified. However, Senkuu’s master plan is threatened when his ideologies are challenged by those who awaken. Meanwhile, the reason humanity turned to stone is unknown.