Dr.STONE, is a shōnen manga written by Riichirō Inagaki and drawn by Boichi. It was published in Shūeisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from March 6, 2017, to March 7, 2022. An anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired between July 5 and December 13, 2019. A second season aired between January 14, 2021, and March 25, 2021. The third season aired from April 6, 2023, until December 21, 2023. In this article, we are going to bring you the complete chronological watch order of the Dr.STONE series.
How Many Dr. STONE seasons and movies are there?
Currently, Dr. STONE has three seasons of anime and one television movie that was released in 2022. The first season of Dr. STONE anime was released in 2019, and the second one soon followed in 2021. The third season aired its last episode in December 2023. Currently, anime consist of 57 episodes.
Editor’s Note: This post is regularly updated to provide you with the latest content and streaming updates related to the Dr. STONE anime series which is at the moment, still ongoing.
Dr.STONE watch order at a glance
In this section, we are going to bring you the complete list of Dr.STONE works by their respective release orders. As we have said, Dr.STONE consists of the main anime series, which has three seasons so far, and a single anime movie.
- Dr.STONE, Season 1 (2019)
- Dr.STONE: Stone Wars, Season 2 (2021)
- Dr.STONE: Ryusui (television anime movie, 2022)
- Dr.STONE: New World, Season 3 (2023)
Do you need to watch Dr. STONE in a specific order?
Dr. STONE should be watched in a specific order. You need to follow the chronological order of the story and see the progression of the characters and their relationships. Dr. STONE: Stone Wars is a direct continuation of the first season, and the Epilogue episode is a conclusion to the second season. The movie released in 2022 serves as a gap-closer between the second and third seasons that is soon to air.
What is the best way to watch Dr. STONE?
The best way to watch Dr. STONE is in release date order. The release date order coincides with the chronology of the anime series. This way, you will be able to immerse yourself in the world, get familiar with the characters and follow the story correctly. The chronological release of all Dr. STONE anime segments likewise follows the manga material, so if you’re interested in additional info or simply want to get to know the material up-front, we suggest you check it out.
Dr. STONE watch order by release date
1. Dr. STONE Season 1 (2019)
Dr. STONE Season 1 started airing in 2019 and consisted of 24 episodes. Season 1 centers around Senku Ishigami, who is a brilliant young man who happens to be petrified during this catastrophic event.
After thousands of years in a state of suspended animation, Senku eventually emerges from his petrification and discovers that he is now in a world that has been transformed into a “Stone World,” where nature has taken over and humanity has all but disappeared. With his knowledge and intelligence, Senku decides to rebuild human civilization from scratch, starting with the basics of survival such as food, shelter, and medicine.
As Senku explores the new world, he encounters a range of characters, both friendly and hostile. He also uncovers clues about the cause of the petrification and begins to unravel the mystery of what happened to humanity all those years ago.
2. Dr. STONE: Stone Wars Season 2 (2021)
The second season of Dr. STONE aired in 2021, the season consisted of 11 episodes (12 if you count the recap episode). The second season of Dr. STONE picks up where the first season left off, with the Kingdom of Science preparing to wage war against Tsukasa’s Empire of Might. Senku and his allies must use their scientific knowledge and ingenuity to overcome Tsukasa’s army, while also working to revive the rest of humanity from petrification. Along the way, they encounter new allies and enemies and uncover the secrets of the petrification and the world that existed before it.
3. Dr.STONE: Ryusui (2022)
Dr.STONE: Ryusui was released in 2022 and the movie was supposed to bridge the gap between the second and the currently upcoming third season of the anime series. Following the defeat of Tsukasa’s empire, the Kingdom of Science sets out on a mission to travel to the other side of the world to uncover the source of the petrification. They begin constructing a ship and revive Ryusui Nanami, a skilled sailor, to captain it. However, they must find a way to balance Ryusui’s greed with the needs of the mission, leading to a search for resources like money, fabric, and oil fields.
4. Dr. STONE: New World, Season 3 (2023)
Dr. STONE Season 3 follows the New World Arc. After successfully making contact with the Soyuz spacecraft and retrieving the petrification device from space, Senku and his allies embark on a journey to explore the new world that has been revealed to them. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles and challenges, including rival factions, new petrification devices, and dangerous creatures. They also discover new scientific mysteries, such as a strange signal coming from the moon.
Where to watch Dr. STONE anime?
You can watch Dr. STONE anime on Crunchyroll and Funimation. Likewise, the first two seasons are available on AppleTV, and Amazon Prime Video has a single Dr. STONE season on demand. Dr. STONE: Ryusui can be watched on Crunchyroll with a premium account.
Will there be more Dr. STONE anime?
Currently, we are awaiting confirmation regarding Dr. Stone Season 4, and we will update this as soon as we have more information.
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