VIZ Media and Anime NYC Welcome the Creators of the Dr. Stone Manga

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and VIZ Media have announced that Dr. Stone manga creators Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi will participate in Anime NYC 2019 as Official Guests and that the prominent manga and recently debuted anime series will play a major role in New York’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention.

Inagaki and Boichi will join over 40,000 fans, guests, and publishers from across the U.S. and Japan at Anime NYC, November 15-17, 2019 inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Dr. Stone is an ongoing manga series spanning over 10 volumes and 100 chapters in Japan. In the series, all of humanity is turned to stone. Many millennia after that cataclysmic event, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku. Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science. Dr. Stone is published in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, with VIZ Media releasing the book in the U.S. A hotly-anticipated anime adaption featuring the voices of Yusuke Kobayashi, Makoto Furukawa, and Kana Ichinose debuted on July 5, 2019 and is available in the U.S. now on Crunchyroll.

Dr. Stone writer Riichiro Inagaki is also the author of the sports drama Eyeshield 21, and Dr. Stone artist Boichi is the prolific Korean illustrator behind Sun-Ken Rock. Both will participate in panels, autograph signings, and special events at Anime NYC to celebrate Dr. Stone‘s success. More details about their schedules will be revealed in Fall 2019.

“We’re deeply excited to welcome Mr. Inagaki and Boichi to Anime NYC,” said Anime NYC Show Director Peter Tatara. “Dr. Stone has taken the world by storm, and we’re privileged to welcome the creators of one of the year’s biggest manga to the biggest city in America!”

Dr. Stone is a smart new series that imagines a post-apocalyptic world and the role science will play in a budding human civilization,” says John Bae, VIZ Media Editor. “With Inagaki’s sharp storytelling and Boichi’s clean art style, we’re honored to welcome Dr. Stone‘s duo to Anime NYC.”

Anime NYC will continue to announce more guests from both America and Japan throughout Summer and Fall 2019, and attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex of America, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Inc, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.

FUNimation Entertainment Adds Dr. Stone Simuldub to Its Summer 2019 Lineup

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has added the Dr. Stone anime to its Summer 2019 simuldub lineup. The dub will be available through FunimationNow in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The company did not reveal a debut date for the dub.

Dr. Stone is scheduled to debut on Japanese television on July 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

The First Episode of the Dr. Stone Anime to Screen at Anime Expo

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi’s Dr. Stone manga has announced that the anime will have a world premiere screening of its first episode at this year’s Anime Expo convention.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 4-7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Stone is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Simulcast the Dr. Stone Anime in July 2019

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the television anime adaptation of Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi’s Dr. Stone manga, beginning in July 2019.

Shinya Iino is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Yuichiro Kido is in charge of series composition and is writing the scripts. Yuko Iwasa is designing the characters. Tatsuya Katō, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka are composing the music.

The Dr. Stone anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2019.

Source: ANN

Four More Cast Members Announced for the Dr. Stone Anime

Four more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Dr. Stone manga:

  • Gen Sato is Chrome
  • Manami Numakura is Kohaku
  • Tomoaki Maeno is Kinro
  • Ayumu Murase is Ginro

Shinya Iino is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Yuichiro Kido is in charge of series composition and is writing the scripts. Yuko Iwasa is designing the characters. Tatsuya Katō, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka are composing the music.

Dr. Stone is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2019.

Source: ANN

Main Staff Announced for the Dr. Stone Anime

The main staff has been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Dr. Stone manga.

Shinya Iino is directing the anime. Yuichiro Kido is in charge of series composition. Yuko Iwasa is designing the characters. Tatsuya Katō, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka are composing the music.

The cast includes:

  • Yūsuke Kobayashi is Senku
  • Makoto Furukawa is Taiju Ōki
  • Kana Ichinose is Yuzuriha Ogawa
  • Yūichi Nakamura is Tsukasa Shishio

Dr. Stone is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2019.

Source: ANN

Winners of the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards Announced

The judging committee of the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards has announced this year’s winners. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000).

Best Children’s Manga

  • 12-Sai. (Age 12) by Nao Maita

Best Shōnen Manga

  • Dr. Stone by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi

Best Shōjo Manga

  • Suteki na Kareshi (Where’s My Lovely Sweetheart?) by Kazune Kawahara

Best General Manga

  • Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu by Haruko Kashiwagi

This year’s judging committee included Kumiko Asou, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Eiji Kazama, Genki Kawamura, Kazuhiko Shimamoto, Bourbon Kobayashi, Fujihiko Hosono, and seven others.

Source: ANN