Dr. Stone is an adventure/sci-fi anime series set in a post-apocalyptic world. Although we call it an anime series, it is because it is known for its anime worldwide. In fact, it was adapted from a famous manga series like its anime. The manga, written by Riichiro Inagaki, has more than 10 million copies in circulation at the time of writing. The anime is created by TMS Entertainment, the first studio that comes to mind when it comes to sequels. We say this because the studio’s current productions, such as Rent-A-Girlfriend, Megalo Box, and Fruits Basket, have managed to get approval for the new season. In this respect, Why wouldn’t it be the same for Dr. Stone? The second season, called Stone Wars, was broadcast on Tokyo MX and many local channels between January 14, 2021 – March 25, 2021. However, the factor that makes it popular worldwide is that it is a product licensed by Crunchyroll and Funimation. So what do we know about the third season of the anime? When will it be released?
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What was the plotline of the anime and what is next?
Before we go into details about the third season of the anime, we wanted to review the season we watched. First of all, we can say that reducing the number of episodes of the anime to 11 seems to be the right decision to achieve a more refined season. We can say that the manga is better adapted, and the animations have had consistent success throughout the season.
We had an exciting season focused on the competition between Senku and Tsukasa. As the name suggests, there is a war in the 2nd season. The war between the Kingdom of Science and the Tsukasa Empire is about to begin. As you know, in the vast majority of the first season, expectations for this war were raised. Inventions and necessary preparations have been made, and it begins! However, the war ended in 2 episodes, contrary to expectations. Still, Senku’s genius, fine craftsmanship, and the rest of the team were enjoyable to watch.
The initial cell phone plot was fantastic, and the numbers problem was handled nicely. Tsukasa has managed to enliven many more people thanks to her access to the revival fluid, but Senku has been stuck with the people of Ishigami Village the entire time. By the end of the season, Tsukasa finally realizes his mistake and establishes a strong bond with the technology he once tried to destroy. Stone Wars was, in a way, an intermediate season. In the last episode, we can easily see that a new plot has been set out. We saw new characters in the second season, but we are sure that the real event will begin with the third season. There are many materials to adapt for the third season of the anime, the stone wars may be over, but the age of exploration is just beginning.
Will there be a third season of Dr. Stone?
The anime has been renewed for a third season. Maybe the thing that anime fans want to see most in a season is an announcement of a new season at the end of the season. This is how things have worked for Dr. Stone for the last two seasons. A new season was announced in the previous final episode, and disc sales and ratings haven’t affected the decision. This also shows the producers’ confidence in anime.
Manga is ongoing!
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the manga is written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. The manga, which reaches 20 volumes in total, is also published in English by Viz Media. In the first and second seasons of the anime, 83 chapters were adapted and this coincides with the middle of the 10th volume. Considering the remaining source material, we can see two more seasons, plus the manga is still ongoing and we can see more seasons ahead.
BluRay and DVDs on sale in May
Disc sales are a valuable source of income for anime. Although it has not been a determining factor in recent years, it is important to see the popularity in Japan. Dr. Stone failed to sell discs in the first season, but it was listed on Crunchyroll’s “Top 25 best anime of the 2010s” and was among the most-watched animes on Netflix. And according to our anime list, it has a popularity score of 97,2%.
Smartphone phone game is coming in 2021!
For us to see new seasons of anime in the future, the financial situation is important, and while anime productions often make profits from exclusive distributors and smartphone games, it increases the possibilities for the new season. Developed by Poppin Games Japan and will be released on Android and iOS platforms in 2021, Dr. Stone’s game can shed light on new seasons with the profit it will make.
When is the third season of Dr. Stone?
The anime’s third season has been confirmed, but its name and release date have not yet been determined. Season two was called Dr. Stone: Stone Wars. A third season may take a new name related to ‘exploration’. Season one was released on July 5, 2019. The second season was released on January 14, 2021, after one and half years. Production takes about one year. Accordingly, the best forecast for the third season of the anime seems to be the summer of 2022. It is too early to see a trailer, but we will add it to our article when released; for now, we can take a look at the announcement trailer of the third season.