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.

VIZ Media Launches the New Manga Adventure Series Dr. Stone

VIZ Media delivers the new dystopian manga adventure Dr. Stone on September 4, 2018.

Dr. Stone is written by Riichiro Inagaki with art by Boichi. The series is rated “T” for Teens and will be published in print under the Shonen Jump imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Dr. Stone also launches digitally on September 4, 2018 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a bimonthly basis.

In Dr. Stone, one fateful day all of humanity is suddenly turned to stone. Many millennia later, 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 blends a compelling story, characters, and richly detailed artwork with real world scientific principles to form an intriguing new series,” says John Bae, Editor. “We invite readers to discover Dr. Stone this September!”

Nobuhiro Watsuki Cancels Otakon Vegas Appearance

Otakon Vegas has announced that Nobuhiro Watsuki, the creator of the Rurouni Kenshin manga, will not be able to attend the convention.

This is a message that Watsuki provided to Otakon Vegas:

“Due to a new Rurouni Kenshin project that just came in, my work schedule now forbids me from attending Otakon Vegas. I am terribly sorry… please accept my sincere apologies.

In lieu of my attendance, I would like to introduce a new wonderful guest for Otakon Vegas. His name is Riichiro Inagaki, the writer of the popular SHONEN JUMP manga Eyeshield 21. Inagaki-sensei was in charge of writing the story and the storyboards (nemu) for the American football manga.

His attendance at Otakon provides a unique and special chance to know the secrets of how to build a strong backbone for a fun and exciting manga. I would suggest to those who are curious to listen carefully to what he has to say. He can definitely offer you some insights into what makes manga so interesting.”

Otakon said in their announcement that, “While we are very sorry that Watsuki-sensei cannot make it, we are delighted to welcome Inagaki-sensei, and very appreciative of the assistance in bringing us a new guest.”

Otakon Vegas will be taking place January 3-5, 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.