Hong Kong-based content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited has announced on Saturday that they have acquired Dr. Stone: Stone Wars anime.
The company says that details regarding the upcoming season’s streaming schedule, platforms and availability will be announced at a later date.
The second season of the popular sci-fi adventure anime is scheduled to premiere in Japanese television on Thursday, January 14.
One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone! His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he’s got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science! (Synopsis from Shueisha)
Dr. Stone is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series, written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, which is being published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since March 2017 and currently has 18 volumes.
The staff from the first season, including director Shinya Iino, scriptwriter Yuichiro Kido and character designer Yuko Iwasa, will return to work on the second season, which will be produced by TMS Entertainment.
The upcoming season’s opening theme song “Rakuen” will be performed by Fujifabric, while the ending theme song “Koe” will be performed by HATENA.
Yusuke Kobayashi, who portrayed “Arslan” in The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime series, will return to voice lead character “Senku”. He will be joined again by Makoto Furukawa, who portrayed “Saitama” in the popular anime series One-Punch Man, as Senku’s best friend “Taiju Oki”.
The first season of Dr. Stone was aired on Japanese television in July 2019.
MediaLink Entertainment has acquired the anime series, which they streamed exclusively on iQIYI streaming platform, owned by Chinese technology company Baidu, last year.