The anime adaptation of Dr. Stone: New World will feature the addition of three new cast members.
Yutaka Aoyama, Kazuyuki Okitsu, and Kaede Hondo have joined the cast of Dr. Stone: New World as members of the Petrification Kingdom, as announced on the official website of the anime series.
> Yutaka Aoyama as Ibara
>Kazuyuki Okitsu as Moz
>Kaede Hondo as Kirisame
The anime series premiered in Japan on April 6 and is scheduled to run for two cours, split into different broadcast seasons. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime in both Japanese and English, while an English dub is also available. Starting from June 3, the anime will also be aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block.
The opening theme song, titled "Wasure Gataki," is performed by Huwie Ishizaki, while the ending theme song, "Where Do We Go?", is performed by OKAMOTO'S.
Joining the cast is Maaya Sakamoto, who will be voicing the character Francois. According to Crunchyroll's description, the new series follows the aftermath of the Stone Wars, as the former members of Tsukasa's Empire of Might team up with the Kingdom of Science to construct a ship capable of sailing across the open ocean in search of answers regarding the global petrification. However, they must first gather essential resources and make scientific advancements before embarking on their voyage.
The first season of the television anime premiered in July 2019, with Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming it simultaneously. It also aired on Toonami in August 2019.
The second season, titled Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, premiered in January 2021, with Crunchyroll handling worldwide streaming (excluding Asia) and Funimation providing an English dub. The season debuted on Toonami in May 2021.
A one-hour special episode called Dr. Stone: Ryusui aired in July 2022.
The manga, created by Boichi (known for Sun-Ken Rock) and written by Riichirou Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21), was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from March 2017 to March 2022, spanning 26 volumes. Viz Media publishes the manga digitally and in print, while MANGA Plus also offers digital English releases.
By Parth Thapar
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