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. A third season is in production for 2023. While we’re waiting for the third season of this entertaining anime series, here is a list of the 20 anime series you need to watch if you like Dr.STONE.
Original Run: October 20, 1999 – present
Number of Episodes: 1011
Twenty-two years after Gol D. Roger’s execution, the interest in the One Piece treasure is waning. Many have given up on it, some even wonder if it really exists. Although pirates are still a threat to the locals, the Navy has become more effective in countering their attacks on all four seas: East Blue, North Blue, West Blue, and South Blue.
However, this change did not deter Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy, from wanting to become the successor to the legendary Roger. He will thus set off on an adventure, giving himself the first objective of creating a crew in order to reach the Grand Line sea, where the fever of the “great wave of piracy” continues to rage, and where many big names in the piracy are in pursuit of the One Piece, supposed to be on the last island of this great sea, Laugh Tale.
Original Run: October 3, 2012 – March 27, 2013
Number of Episodes: 25
Set in a thousand-year-old Japan, Shinsekai yori tells the story of Saki, a girl from the 66th district of Kamisu. In this age, all humans possess powerful telekinesis abilities and idyllically live in agrarian villages. Despite her parents’ fear that she could not awaken the power within her, Saki gains her powers at the age of twelve and joins her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, Shun, and Reiko at the academy to develop her powers. But the kids are unaware that the city council monitors and influences the kids through teaching.
According to some evaluation criteria, some students are removed from society, such as those who cannot master the powers, such as Reiko, or those who violate the rules. The removed students are soon forgotten by all the other children; Saki and her friends have no recollection of Reiko.
Later, during a camp unsupervised by the professors, Saki and her friends come across a False White Nudibook, a legendary creature that turns out to be an ancient device containing a library. The False Nudibianco reveals to the boys the heinous crimes of their ancestors and what lies behind their powers.
Original Run: April 5, 2009 – July 4, 2010
Number of Episodes: 64 (+ 4 OVA)
In the country of Amestris, a country where alchemy is elevated to the rank of universal science, two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, travel the country in search of the legendary philosopher’s stone. Their father left them and their mother, Trisha Elric, died a few years later of an illness, leaving her two young children behind.
Sometime later, the two brothers try to bring her back thanks to alchemy, defying the law which formally prohibits human transmutation. They will pay a heavy price. Edward, the eldest, will lose his left leg, his little brother his whole body. Ed will sacrifice his right arm by sealing the soul of his little brother Alphonse in armor.
Edward decides to enlist in the army at the age of 12 as a State Alchemist, passes the exam with flying colors, and obtains his alchemist name: Fullmetal. Helped by Edward’s state alchemist status, the two brothers will seek, at the risk of their lives, the stone that will give them back what they have lost, but the secret of the philosopher’s stone is well kept.
Original Run: April 9, 2014 – June 25, 2014
Number of Episodes: 12
Sora and Shiro are inseparable brother and sister, both in reality and in video games (they are not actually brother and sister but see each other as such). As a team, their individual skills make them invincible: Sora has a shrewd intuition, great culture, very high intelligence, and unwavering insight, while Shiro possesses an intelligence beyond genius.
In the real world, they are reclusive, antisocial, and hikikomori. In the video game world, they play together as 『 』 (white), a mysterious group of online gamers unaware of defeat, finishing first in every game they participate in. Because character account names are always empty space, they are known as “White”.
Original Run: April 6, 2011 – September 14, 2011
Number of Episodes: 24 + OVA
The story of Steins; Gate takes place in the otaku district of Akihabara, and centers on a group of friends who inadvertently turned their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. In order to understand this phenomenon they carry out different experiments concerning time travel. They are quickly tracked down by the SERN research center, which carries out its own research on time travel.
Rintaro will therefore use the capacity of the microwave oven and quickly realize that each modification of the past has an irreversible impact on the present, because of the theory of universe lines.
Original Release: March 11, 1984
Running Time: 117 minutes
A thousand years have passed since the fall of industrial civilization during the “seven days of fire”, a planetary war of immeasurable violence. Humanity is surviving as best they can in a few enclaves threatened by the fukai, a gigantic forest that is constantly gaining ground and whose spores are fatal for the majority of living beings.
This thick jungle is protected by giant insects which have adapted to this environment. The “ômus” are its main representatives, by their size and their sensitivity. The Valley of the Wind is a small agricultural kingdom, protected from spores and fukai by sea winds.
His peace of mind is disturbed by the sinking of a huge ship of the Tolmec Empire, which has been targeted by insects from an unfortunate stopover in the poisonous forest. In order to recover the cargo of this vessel, the Tolmec troops invaded the valley; they assassinate old King Jill and take his daughter Nausicaä prisoner.
Original Run: January 11, 2019 – March 26, 2021
Number of Episodes: 23
Emma, Norman and Ray are three 11-year-old orphans who live in a Victorian country orphanage run by a mother figure, Isabella. Their life flows peacefully, between play, rest and daily aptitude tests, the results of which are used to draw up a ranking of the most intellectually gifted children.
From the orphanage it is impossible to see the outside world as it is surrounded by high walls which are forbidden to approach.
One day Conny, a six-year-old girl, is taken up for adoption by a family and is preparing to leave the facility, forgetting a puppet she was very fond of. Emma and Norman, therefore, decide to bring the soft toy back to their friend before she leaves for good and they head for the only door in the walls.
Once there, the two discover a shocking truth: after seeing Conny’s lifeless body, they discover the existence of monstrous beings (the “demons”) and their business with Isabella, who gives them the children to send to the “rich” to eat them.
Original Run: June 28, 2019 – March 26, 2020
Number of Episodes: 24
The threat posed by the fall to Earth of a celestial object, a few tens of kilometers in diameter or more, pushes various States to meet secretly in order to find ways to remedy it. Years later, that is to say, today, 28 young Japanese people, previously selected, are abducted in secret (although their families have been paid to keep these disappearances quiet) and then frozen by the government as part of the project “7 Seeds”, proposed 15 years earlier, during these meetings.
At the same time, and also in secret, more than one hundred children are, from selected eggs and sperm, conceived and then raised in secret in a place in Japan which is only known to be the property of ” a wealthy minister. These are trained to be able to survive in a hostile environment and the less competent are gradually eliminated so that only seven of them are cryopreserved and sent to the future.
This elite team is the A team of the summer, and is the only team whose members knew their fate. Five groups of seven people are formed and are sent to different places. Alongside each of these groups, an adult, called a “guide”, is also cryogenized. Its role is to guide and protect the other members of the group. We do not know all the guides, but it seems that they are civil servants who volunteered.
Original Run: July 11, 2013 – March 27, 2014
Number of Episodes: 22
Yūgo Hachiken comes from Sapporo and wants to get as far away from home as possible after high school. Therefore, he chooses the Ōezo agricultural high school in Yezo, which is remote in the country and has a boarding school. The normal school subjects are easy for him, but he has unexpectedly many practical hours, so that he hardly has any free time.
The other classmates mostly come from farming families in the region and are ahead of him with their specialist knowledge. Most of them, unlike him, already have plans for what to do after school. On the other hand, he can help them with subjects like math.
He quickly befriends Ichirō Komaba, Shinnosuke Aikawa, Tamako Inada and Keiji Tokiwa. Since Hachiken also has to join a club, he opts for the riding club. His classmate Aki Mikage, with whom Hachiken falls in love, is also active in this.
Original Run: July 9, 2009 – September 17, 2009
Number of Episodes: 11
Mirai Onozawa, 12, is finishing her school year. In a small teenage crisis, she is not very happy to spend the summer holidays with her parents and her little brother Yûki, 7 years old. Especially since the parents, overwhelmed with work, do not consider for a single moment leaving Tokyo for the holidays. At her mother’s insistence, Mirai, on the first day of vacation, takes her brother to Odaiba to attend an exhibition on robotics, Yūki’s passion.
When leaving the place to go home, Yûki goes to the bathroom, while Mirai is waiting for him outside, in front of the entrance. This is when the ground begins to shake: an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale devastates Tokyo. Mirai, who escapes unscathed, leaves in a panic to find her little brother in the rubble, with the help of Mari Kusakabe, a dynamic and altruistic young woman whom the two children had just met.
Original Release: July 10, 2014 – September 25, 2014
Number of Episodes: 11
In an alternate world, Tokyo is hit by a terrorist attack that leaves the entire city in shock. The only element of investigation is a video that the culprits posted on the Internet. The terrorists are actually a duo calling themselves “Sphinx”, two teenagers called Nine and Twelve. They have survived an unknown incident, and decide to “wake up the world” with terrorist attacks.
Original Run: October 3, 2006 – June 26, 2007
Number of Episodes: 37
Light Yagami is a model student, bored with his lifestyle and tired of being surrounded by a society filled with crime and corruption. His life takes a decisive turn when one day he finds on the ground a mysterious black notebook, entitled “Death Note”, which bears the following instruction: “The human whose name will be written in this notebook will die”.
Initially skeptical of his authenticity, Light changes his mind when he successfully tests the notebook on two criminals and meets the real owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk; he then decides to use this new power to kill all criminals, eradicate evil and become the “God of the new world”.
Original Run: October 3, 2006 – June 26, 2007
Number of Episodes: 37
Moyashimon follows the life of a young man in his first year of university studies in an agricultural school, Tadayasu Sawaki. He can see and communicate with microorganisms and bacteria, which appear to him much larger than normal. This power makes him a minor celebrity in college. He learns that one of his teachers, Keizō Itsuki, already knew about Tadayasu’s power, having spoken to his grandfather about it.
Professor Itsuki’s colleague Haruka Hasegawa does not believe in Tadayasu’s power but eventually comes to terms with it. Tadayasu enters university with his friend Kei Yûki, whose family runs a sake brewery.
Original Run: October 16, 2003 – October 28, 2004
Number of Episodes: 52 (+ 3 OVA)
In the future, humanity lives in space colonies. Luna, an orphan, enters the prestigious school of Soria. There she meets Sharla who becomes her best friend, Howard who is an obnoxious and sarcastic boy, Menori who is a student delegate, Bell who is practically at Howard’s orders under the pretext that his father saved his father’s life, Kaoru who is a strangely lonely and quiet boy but very good at aerial basketball, and Shingo who is a computer whiz.
As they leave for a school trip, an incident propels them to a desert planet. From then on, they have to look for food and build a house relying only on themselves since there are no adults on the planet.
Original Run: July 2, 2019 – September 17, 2019
Number of Episodes: 12
After a shipwreck, four girls find themselves on a desert island. Fortunately among them is Homare Onishima, a girl who in the past, together with her explorer father, has experienced numerous misadventures and knows how to behave when she is fighting for survival. With her help, the girls will be able to adapt to island life, getting food and building a makeshift shelter.
They will learn to fish and set traps to catch animals which they will then have to kill in order to eat them. During their stay on the island, they will also be forced to face extreme situations where their own life will be at stake, and only the memory of the precious advice of her father will lead Homare to resolve the situation.
Episodes: 26 (+ 2 OVA)
Original Run: October 3, 2019 – present
Motosu Urano, a student passionate about books and a future librarian, dies crushed under a pile of books in an earthquake. Before taking her last breath, she expresses her wish to reincarnate in a world where she can read books forever.
Fate has other surprises in store for her as she wakes up in the body of a little girl named Myne, in a world where books are scarce and provided only to elites. Myne, retaining her memories of her previous life, decides to create and print her own books so that she can read again.
Original Run: July 4, 2019 – September 19, 2019
Number of Episodes: 12
Akira Ōno is an employee in his forties who managed an online video game of his own design, Infinity GAME, created fifteen years ago and which is about to be shut down by the closure of its servers. In a surge of nostalgia, he decides to connect to it until the last second to say goodbye to his administrator character, the Demon Lord Hakuto Kunai: but it is at the precise moment of said closure that he is transported in another world as his favorite character, with his statistics and skills from Infinity GAME.
Barely landed in this new medieval-fantasy world, he meets and saves a young girl with a crippled leg, Aku. Hearing what happened to her, he decides to take her under his wing and take care of her. Thus begins the course of this Demon Lord which will not be easy, since in addition to the sect of Satanists wishing to bring chaos, they are hunted by the different nations as well as the Three Saints, “heroic” figures of this world. who fight “evil”.
Original Run: July 8, 2018 – February 27, 2021
Number of Episodes: 21 + Special
Cells at Work is a manga series written and drawn by Akane Shimizu. It presents the anthropomorphized cells of a human body, the two main protagonists of which are a red blood cell and a leukocyte (white blood cell) that it often encounters. The series was published in Kōdansha’s Monthly Shōnen Sirius shōnen manga magazine between January 2015 and January 2021.
An adaptation into an animated television series of 13 episodes by David Production was broadcast for the first time between July and September 2018, with a special episode airing in December 2018; a second season aired between January and February 2021. The story is about anthropomorphic blood cells living in the human body, which is represented as a huge industrial world. Together, they fight against pathogenic microorganisms and bacteria that enter them, for example through the nose, mouth or open wounds.
Original Run: October 4, 2003 – October 2, 2004
Number of Episodes: 51
The Elric brothers (Edward and Alphonse) inherited their talent as alchemists from their father, who left the family home without ever returning. Following the death of their mother, the two young people try to revive her through alchemy, by performing a human transmutation despite the ban. The operation fails and the two brothers suffer the backlash.
Al disappears and Ed loses his leg but saves his body-deprived brother by fixing his spirit in the metal body of medieval armor with a transmutation circle drawn with his blood, but must sacrifice an arm for it. Subsequently, he will use mechanical metal prostheses, mecagrafts (1st dubbing) or automails (second dubbing). Ed then passes the exam and becomes a State Alchemist, so he can travel and find the Philosopher’s Stone, for his brother and him to find their bodies.
Original Run: July 4, 2016 – December 28, 2018
Number of Episodes: 145 (+ 7 OVA)
Kusuo Saiki is a high school student who was born with all kinds of psychic abilities, including telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, and many more. Despite having all these powers, Saiki faces endless difficulties and tries to keep as low a profile as possible. The story follows Saiki as he attempts to secretly use his powers to live a normal high school life while dealing with his less than ordinary classmates at P.K.