With the release of Dr. Stone season 3 confirmed for 2023, I thought we’d give this awesome anime a little shout-out. I am pretty sure most of you have already watched this anime but, it is one of those highly rewatchable shows so it is absolutely fine. I kid you not, I started watching this show because I thoughts its cover art looked really cool and it sounded cool. I have to say, it turned out completely different than what I was expecting but, I am not mad at all.
So welcome to the 23rd edition of our weekly recommendation series and this week we are of course talking about Dr. Stone! This is obviously just a recommendation unlike last week, where I blended a review in too. So don’t expect any scores at the end. With that said, let’s start right away.
Dr. Stone is the anime adaptation of the manga of the same name. The manga is still ongoing and it is fairly recent manga as well. It only started its serialization in 2017. The first season of the anime aired in summer 2019 and it has 24 episodes. The second season of Dr. Stone aired in winter 2021. I genuinely forgot that Dr. Stone season 2 came out this year… but, it has just 11 episodes bringing the anime to a total of 35 episodes.
Dr. Stone is a sci-fi comedy set in a post-apocalyptic world. Its setting is rather unique despite being really simple. It is a comedy for the most part but, it can be really interesting and serious at times too. Most importantly though, it actually has a progressing plot; it is not just a plain old slice-of-life.
So as I said, Dr. Stone is a sci-fi comedy set in a post-apocalyptic world. In Dr. Stone, everyone on the earth is transformed into stone statues by a mysterious green light. Senku wakes up a few millennia later and he has this grand dream of reviving all petrified humans and making his own rocket to go to the moon. The story follows Senku through his struggles to build a scientific civilization in a post-apocalyptic world.
I love this setting. Post-apocalyptic world settings are common in anime but, no one other than Dr. Stone does it in this way. Explanations behind some things are stretched at times but, all of the science stuff shown in the anime is actually true. I don’t recommend trying some of the stuff shown in the anime at home but, yeah whoever wrote the science side of stuff is well-researched.
Senku pretty much steals the show here. I mean, what do you expect? He is a shonen MC, one of the smartest shonen MCs at that. He is the one who came up with the name Dr. Stone in the series. Dr. Stone refers to the stone the petrified the humans of course. Senku not only has the theoretical knowledge of science; his mind is sharp enough to know what to implement where. He is just a genius and I love his sense of humor.
Animations and Soundtracks
Dr. Stone has really good animations. TMS Entertainment managed to capture the unique art style of the manga really well in the Dr. Stone anime. From the light and shadow effects to the meme faces, everything is so well done. All of the openings are bangers, especially the third one. The ending themes are much chiller and may not appeal to everyone but, I like them a lot too.
Why you should watch Dr. Stone?
So, here are some quick pointers on why you should check out this anime
- Awesome animations
- Great openings
- Well-paced plot
- Unique setting
- Genius MC
That is it for now. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments. If you have some recommendations for me, let me know those too. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!