Crunchyroll's Most Hyped Anime 'Dr. STONE' Returns For Season 2
Season two simulcast begins streaming today on Crunchyroll.
Crunchyroll, the streaming site with the latest and longest-running anime options, now bears season two of one of its most intriguing and hyped series — Dr. STONE — and the STONE WARS saga. After a mysterious green light has petrified the world, this story follows the journey of our protagonist, Senku Ishigami, breaking free from his rock prison after being petrified for 3,718 years, now seeking out the cause and more importantly, a cure. Fans of similar Crunchyroll shonen titles, Attack on Titan, Naruto and One Piece, will enjoy Dr. STONE‘s blend of humor, adventure and war.
With Dr. STONE though, fans are also treated to a new breed of the shonen genre with the show’s focus on science, intellect and power dynamics. Illustrated by Boichi and written by Riichiro Inagaki, the manga is at its core an all-out war hence the STONE WARS theme. Dr. STONE, operates much like Avengers: Endgame, in that Senku and his recently-gathered team have this final chance to find a cure and save the world from the Tsukasa Empire. This is a war of out-battling your opponents but also out-smarting them too. The series doesn’t feature any super crazy battles, long tournament arcs or training compilations, rather instead focusing its efforts on building on a final storyline push, meticulously detailing the scientific efforts of its hero, Senku, in his attempt to restore humanity from its petrified state 3,000 years in the future.
Unlike Naruto, who’s hero character, Naruto, has a more self-serving goal in becoming Hokage, Dr. STONE finds itself flipping the script entirely by crafting our hero Senku, as this unsung, selfless hero not only attempting to solve a worldwide epidemic but also provide direction for the future of humanity in the new world they’re fighting for. In this technologically advanced Information Age, his greatest weapon remains — Science.
Will Senku’s inventions and ingenuity save the day? Explore the war between science and power on season two of Dr. STONE, starting today on Crunchyroll.