I’ve heard some good things about this series as a whole but never really got around to reading the manga. Well, if the vibe from this PV trailer is anything to go by, then I’m hyped to see Dr.Stone in action.
Dr. Stone is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 6, 2017.
The science-fiction adventure follows two boys struggle to revive humanity after a mysterious crisis has left everyone in the world turned to stone for several millennia.
Typical student Taiju tells his science-loving friend Senku that he is finally about to announce to Yuzuriha, that he has secretly been in love with her for five years. Meeting under a camphor tree on the school grounds, just as Taiju is about to confess, a bright light appears in the sky. Taiju pushes Yuzuriha to the tree to protect her, but the light suddenly petrifies all of humanity, with every human on Earth turning into stone. Most humans begin to lose their consciousness while all traces of civilization decay, but Taiju keeps his alive as the years progress by his motivation of freeing both himself and Yuzuriha. Eventually, Taiju breaks free from the stone and finds a message carved into the tree that leads him to discover the Senku has also escaped from stone, keeping his consciousness alive by counting how long he has been petrified. Thus Taiju learns that the date is now October 5th, 5738.
Together, Taiju and Senku begin to rebuild civilization using Senku’s scientific knowledge. They create nital; a corrosive solvent that destroys the stone casing on people. At first, they plan to free Yuzuriha, but when the two are attacked by lions that have escaped from zoos and bred in Japan over the centuries, they instead release someone that Taiju recognizes as Tsukasa Shishio, “The Strongest Primate High Schooler”, who uses his strength to kill the lions. Later they make more nital to free Yuzuriha as well, but Senku discovers that during Tsukasas childhood he was brutally beaten by an adult while he was collecting seashells for his sister undergoing surgery; due to the man believing since he had the fishing rights for the region Tsukasa was stealing the seashells. Thus giving Tsukasa a mindset that only the “pure young-hearted people” should be revived, and thus Tsukasa starts destroying the petrified adults. Thus two rival clans form: Senku’s Kingdom of science, and Tsukasa’s Empire of Might.