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. In this article, we are going to bring you the complete chronological watch order of the Dr.STONE series.
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 two seasons so far, an upcoming television anime movie focusing on Ryusui, and an upcoming third season, and this is their release order:
In the next section, we are going to tell you the proper chronological order of these works, with information about each work’s plot.
The first season of Dr.STONE premiered on July 5, 2019 and ended on December 13, 2019 after a total of 24 episodes, making it the longest Dr.STONE season to date. The season adapts the first two sagas of the manga, as well as a big chunk of the third one.
Unknown forces caused all of humanity to become petrified in stone, ending civilization as we know it. After 3700 years trapped in it, two people, Senku Ishigami and Taiju Oki, manage to free themselves from their condition. The question Senku sought to answer and who might hold the key to reviving humanity allowed him to depetrify.
After Tsukasa reveals his plan to purify Earth by reviving only pure-hearted youths, Senku, Taiju, and Yuzuriha embark on a mission to stop him and prevent him from getting the water. miraculous. After sending Taiju and Yuzuriha to the Tsukasa Empire as spies, Senku encounters Kohaku and his primitive village.
With the help of the local wizard and other allies, Senku begins to build his Kingdom of Science and slowly gains the trust of the village. The Kingdom of Science participates in the village games to obtain the final ingredient needed for the sulfa drug in order to finally save Ruri.
Ruri is saved by the sulfa drug, and she tells Senku the 100th story of the Hundred Tales, revealing the truth of the village’s origins. The Ishigami Village is now under the leadership of Senku, but they must defend against an attack led by Hyoga.
The episodes should be watched in the following order:
The second season aired from January 14, 2021 to March 25, 2021 with just 12 (11 + Episode 0) episodes, and it adapted the final parts of the third narrative saga.
Hyoga attacks the village with Homura and a small army, starting the Stone War. In order to fight Tsukasa and his army, Senku must develop a communications system. After this, he definitely starts the war against Tsukasa’s Empire.
The episodes should be watched like this:
A special anime television movie focusing on the character of Ryusui Nanami, who is going to play a pivotal role in the third season, is scheduled to air in Japan on July 10, 2022. We don’t know if the movie is going to be an original story detailing Nanami’s history or an adaptation of his manga background, but we assume it is going to introduce the character to the viewers ahead of the upcoming third season.
At this moment, we know that the third season of Dr.STONE is going to adapt part of the Age of Exploration Arc and will premiere sometime in 2023. No further details have been revealed as of this moment. As for the plot, here is what you can expect from the upcoming season:
Tsukasa agrees to be killed and frozen by Senku because it’s only fair after he killed Senku months ago. Senku builds a Tsukasa-sized refrigerator, and Mirai says goodbye to her brother.
Senku gathers the entire kingdom of science with the new people from the Tsukasa realm and tells them that they will go to the other side of the world: to the source of petrification. To do this, they need a boat and hold a boat design contest. It turns out that Magma is no longer interested in replacing Senku unless things get boring. He still wants to be village chief, though. Senku wins the boat contest and they start building the boat.
Needing a captain, Senku asks Minami to find him one, and they revive Ryusui. Full of longing, but apparently a very good captain, Ryusui trades places with Senku and tells him that he will be the captain as long as Ryusui gets the oil field they need to find to fuel the boat. Senku agrees.
An exploration team is formed to find the oil, but they immediately run into problems as the terrain has shifted too much in the last 3,700 years due to the eruption of Mount Fuji. Ryusui invents dragos, a type of currency, to pay workers who harvest hemp for cloth sails. They make cloth to build a hot air balloon to survey the land, and use the surplus to make clothes to sell.
The completed hot air balloon has room for three people, so Gen devises a plan to get Ryusui to pay them for the privilege of flying. Senku, Chrome and Ryusui take the maiden voyage, but get caught in a storm. Eventually, they land safely in the village of Ishigami. With the help of the hot air balloon and their scouts, they create a map of the surrounding area and discover new resources.
Needing food for the long voyage by ship, they decide to bake bread, as it keeps well, but none of them is a good cook and the result is inedible. They revive Francois, Ryusui’s butler, for this task. Francois gathers a few more ingredients and exceeds all expectations with the bread.
After Minami gives up her reviving fluid, she asks for something in return and Senku builds her a camera. She takes the first photo, Senku poses like Albert Einstein, then Ryusui and the others start taking land shots to find the oil field.
Looking for more food to satiate the hungry staff, Francois asks Suika and Chalk to help find truffles. At the same time, Kohaku scans their pictures for signs of truffles or the oil field. She finds oil, but they can not tell where it is. They use Sagara, one of the boars, to find the oil since the boar rolled in it before. They refine it and build a motorboat.
Senku’s group proceeds to test their motorboat shortly after the “insanely powerful” radio tower is turned on for the first time. The message that saturated the radio frequency of the kingdom consisted of a single word repeated over and over in Morse code: “WHY”.
The mysterious call shocks the members on the boat, as Chrome asks them to stop while Senku answers the person through her radio, calling her out as the source of the petrification. The signal immediately stops and the group can only speculate about who or what the signal came from.
Returning to Japan, the group informs their allies of the news. They are concerned about the mysterious transmissions. In fact, at the headquarters on Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, a meeting of the Five Wise Commanders is held about this new being called Why-man by Ryusui.
All the members come up with a theory. The group assumes that Why-man is an enemy, because the worst thing that can happen is that they get too prepared for someone who is actually an ally.
They build a radar device that Chrome repurposes to search for iron as their river runs low. They build a mine and minecarts. Roads are also built and transportation routes are laid out, but there is one problem: the ship cannot be built.
They are forced to switch to a smaller ship, which Ryusui designs as a model to help the builders. A year passes while the ship is being built, and on September 10, the Perseus is completed. The crew list is drawn up and the group sets off for the island where the ISS astronauts are stranded.