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Dr. Stone Stage Play Debuts a New Look at Live-Action Senku

Senku, the main protagonist of Dr. Stone, has been brought to life in a brand-new family-oriented stage production for the popular shonen manga..

Senku, the main protagonist of the hit science-fiction series, Dr. Stone, has been brought to life in a new stage production.

The official title of this new stage play is “Dr. Stone the Stage-Science World.” A post from the show’s official Twitter page, which was subsequently translated by Crunchyroll, gave more details about the production. The show, which debuted July 9, is being marketed as a family-oriented production that is “fun for parents and children.” It will be performed at the Sunshine Theater in Tokyo from July 9-18, and then at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe in Hyogo from July 21-24. Those who wish to purchase tickets for the performance should keep in mind that the final three days have already sold out.

The role of Senku Ishigami will be played by Tsubasa Kizu, who previously starred in a stage production of Tokyo Revengers as that series’ main protagonist, Takemichi Hanagaki. Taiju Oki, Senku’s partner, will be played by Naoya Iwashiro. Yuzuhira Ogawa, Taiju’s main love interest, will be played by Mizuki Nishiba, Kohaku, who is one of Senku’s most loyal followers, will be played by Yuuki Eirii. Chrome, Senku’s unofficial right-hand man, will be played by Shogo Tamura.

The Dr. Stone manga, which was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017, was written by Riichirou Inagaki, while the art for the series was done by Boichi. The story is set on a post-apocalyptic earth, which was hit by a mysterious force that turned most of the human race into stone. Thousands of years later, Senku and Taiju Oki wake up from their long slumber and embark on a quest to restore human civilization by utilizing the power of science.

The first season of the Dr. Stone anime debuted in 2019 and was produced by TMS Entertainment (Lupin the Third, Detective Conan). The sci-fi adventure series went on to become a big hit and was followed by a second season in 2021 and a special, titled Dr Stone: Ryusui which had its world premiere earlier this month at Anime Expo 2022. A third season, titled Dr Stone: New World is in the works and is currently scheduled to debut in Spring 2023.

The Dr Stone manga is available in English from Viz Media. Both seasons of Dr. Stone are available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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