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"To get from Stone Age to Modern Civilization, it took humanity 2 million years. We are going to rush through it! We will recover the world! We will find out the principles of the petrification and its recovery mechanism... We, two high school kids, are going to recreate civilization from scratch!"
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Ooki Taiju is finally prepared to declare his love to his crush, Yuzuriha, but just before he can do so... the world ends, with the entire human race (and one species of swallow) turned to stone by an unknown cause. For thousands of years the petrified Taiju holds to his determination, forcing himself to stay conscious so that one day he can express his feelings to Yuzuriha.

October 5th, 5738 AD. Taiju revives and breaks free from his stone shell. He finds that his frail but brilliant friend Senku; woke up shortly before him, and together they conceive a grand plan - with Senku's brains and Taiju's brawn, they'll rebuild civilization from zero.

From the writer of Eyeshield 21, Riichiro Inagaki, and the artist of Sun-Ken Rock, Boichi, comes a science fiction adventure series in Shonen Jump. The series debuted in 2017.

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It was announced that it will receive an anime adaptation in 2019 from TMS Entertainment with Yuusuke Kobayashi as our spiky haired Science Hero.


Dr. Stone provides a ten billion percentage use of these tropes:

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  • Adult Fear: Byakuya watches something happen to Earth when in space, fully aware his son is back there and turned to rock.
  • Anchored Ship: Pretty much the case for Yuzuriha and Taiju. Taiju is in love with Yuzuriha, and it's heavily implied she would return his feelings, but Taiju decides to hold off his confession, as he feels that it might pressure her into agreeing, since they're basically the last people alive.
  • And I Must Scream: Some of the petrified people are shown to still hold consciousness, even after years.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: The so called "Green Goddess" appears whenever the fumes from sulfuric acid come around, appearing first as a beautiful woman, before morphing into a grotesque skeleton. It's meant as a metaphor about the toxicity of the fumes, but there's some implication that it can actually be seen.
  • After the End: The series takes place 3719 years after humanity was petrified by an unknown cause. Senku and Taiju decide they will rebuild civilization from zero, and discover the cause of the petrification.
  • Anime Hair: Senku's hair is bigger than his head.
  • Apocalypse How: Either Class 3a or Class 3b, though it's uncertain which. As far as they knew, Senku and Taiju were the only humans to emerge out of the stone on their own accord, though they do have a means of restoring undamaged statues with the potential to slide it back to Class 2. It may also be Class 4 considering species other than humans were affected by the petrification. However, it's not all that bad; we find out early on that pocket societies were able to form, and our heroes weren't the first ones to wake up. Kohaku and her village, for example, had been born into the new world and haven't seen a lick of electronic technology, let alone soap.
  • Arrow Catch: Senku uses a bowgun to shoot an arrow at Tsukasa in an attempt to ward him off, but to his surprise, Tsukasa catches it in mid-air. Though he had already begun planning for it at that point, it's this event that really drives Senku to start developing a gun.
  • Arc Words: "Stone world" and "Kingdom of Science".
  • Art Evolution: In the first chapter, Senku and Taiju looked more like twenty-somethings than high schoolers. Which is understandable, Boichi was working on Origin, which is a seinen with an all-adult cast.
  • Artistic Licence Biology: For a series that largely backs up its science and doesn't rely much on artistic licence, there is one notable exception; human beings can't actually survive being petrified in solid stone for thousands of years.
  • Author Appeal: Boichi's love for fanservice and a sexualized version of the female body can be seen in this work, mostly in some of the covers that focus on Kohaku.
  • Battle of Wits: Senku and Tsukasa's conflict consists more of them trying to out-smart each other and deduce the other's plans than it does direct, physical violence. This is Invoked by Senku though, since he's well aware that Tsukasa is more or less an Implacable Man and fighting him bare handed would be suicide.
    • Chapter 18 "Sorcery Duel" is a curb stomp version of this as Senku is easily able to demoralize Chrome by instantly explaining the science behind the so called "sorcery". This culminates into an arithmetic showdown which is so one sided the entire match begins and concludes between panels.
    • Chrome fight with Magma in the Tournament Arc (Chapter 37 and 38) is also this. In any normal shonen series, Magman would have defeated Chrome without a sweat. So how does the protagonists defeat him? With trickeries. Chrome pulls a trick to burn Magma's clothes during the fight, and despite needing to charge for 60 seconds the lenxs, Gen, who is believed by the Stone People to be a sorcerer, plays with this and lies to Magma telling him he casted off a spell that would kill him if he makes a move (And in Senku's own words, "unless the spell works, is simple taunts from the audience", meaning the judge won't do anything about it). Magma's clothes get torn up by the fire, leaving Chrome as the winner of the match.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Not only did Senku count off the seconds for thousands of years while frozen, but was also actively thinking to himself about the situation at the same time. To get an idea of how ridiculously difficult this is, just try thinking about anything constantly for 5 minutes while also actively counting. Do do that for thousands of years is some insane multi-tasking.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Yuzuriha is the only character to not have cracks on her face after being de-petrified (her mark is instead located on her shoulder). Several other female characters lack scars on their faces.
  • Big Bad: Though initially framed as an ally, Tsukasa quickly becomes the main antagonist when he begins killing petrified humans against the others' wishes.
  • Bookends: The war between Senku and Tsukasa starts and ends over soap. Senku being able to produce it reveals to Tsukasa he's incredibly resourceful and a hindrance to his anti-science ambitions. In the end, Senku uses soap to produce nitroglycerin-powered explosives and forces a stalemate with him.
  • The Bus Came Back: After over fifty chapters of absence, Taiju and Yuzuriha reappear with Taiju yelling into the cell phone that was buried at Senku's "Grave".
  • But What About the Astronauts?: Three days prior to the Stone Reckoning, a group of astronauts left to go on a long-term residence at the International Space Station. One of them was Senku's father, who founded Ishigami Village and told stories of his son to the following generations.
  • The Cameo:
  • Cast of Snowflakes: After 17 chapters of having only 4 main characters, it's quite shocking to suddenly meet 40 new characters, all with distinct designs.
  • Celebrity Survivor: Quite a few of the survivors were famous before the stone incident, including Tsukasa, Gen, Byakuya, and Lilian.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower:
    • Kohaku possesses monster strength in her tiny frame, which she credits to training. Apparently her village has more like her.
    • Tsukasa inexplicably has Super Strength and Super Reflexes, being able to catch arrows out of the air, kill a lion with his bare hands, and chop down an enormous tree with one swipe of his spear.
    • Taiju is tough enough to tank a hit from Tsukasa and not go down instantly, something Tsukasa said has never happened before, and also has endless stamina.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang:
    • Every now and then the "Dr. Stone" known as soap becomes relevant, such as when Senku blows bubbles to surprise villagers or notes how glass production uses some of the same ingredients. It then comes up again as an ingredient in nitroglycerin, which Senku concocts during the rematch against Tsukasa to force both sides and their allies to a draw.
    • After it is set up with glasses, Suika's mask comes in handy three times over the course of the village games.
  • Child Hater: Inverted with Tsukasa. He's a teenager with a murderous hate for all adults.
  • Dashed Plot Line: In the first few chapters, all we see from Taiju and Senku trying to perfect the depetrification formula are a few snapshots from a year-long excursion. Half a year goes by during the Tournament Arc as well, but we only see things related to the tournament itself or Senku's progress on the cure-all.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Senku, who often snarks at Tsukasa and frequently takes (friendly) shots at Taiju's intelligence.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Taiju is framed as the protagonist in the first few chapters, with Senku as his smarter co-main character. He then gets Put on a Bus after the introductory arc as Senku takes center stage.
  • Determinator: Both Ooki Taiju and Senku. Taiju was determined to get out of his petrified state to see his love interest, Yuzuriha, again, and Senku was counting the seconds for all those thousands of years knowing he will get out.
    • Even further is why Senku's a scientific genius. He wasn't born smart like Tony Stark, he just kept testing and learning because he wanted to be smarter.
  • Double-Meaning Title: "Dr. Stone" has referred to both soap (due to its numerous properties) and Senku himself (he's looking for a permanent cure for petrification, thus is a a "doctor" for "stone"; plus, his name being Ishigami puts the title right in his name).
  • Driving Question: What was the light that caused the petrification apocalypse?
  • Dumb Muscle: Taiju, but he's the most outwardly nice person. Averted with Tsukasa, as he's very smart, just not as smart as Senku.

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  • Epic Fail: When the village finally manages to build a cell phone (which is actually just a large, unwieldy telephone that's bigger than Senku), they realize that they need to build a second unit. Cue Face Fault from the villagers.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • During the Imagine Spot in Chapter 11 where Tsukasa imagines what being friends with Senku would have been like, an unidentified girl with light hair appears next to him without any explanation or acknowledgement.It turns out that this girl is Tsukasa's little sister Mirai, rendered braindead in childhood.
    • When explaining the uses of calcium carbonate made from ground up seashells in Chapter 4, the first use Senku explains is using it as an agent to "supercharge" soil. Eighty-seven chapters later, Taiju does just that, ensuring his wheat field grows while Yo and Magma's fields are fallow; the calcium carbonate makes the soil more pH neutral, allowing wheat to grow, while the soil in the other fields is too acidic to support wheat.
  • Genius Bruiser: Tsukasa may be unparalleled in a fight, but that doesn't mean he can't think quickly on his feet and deduce what Taiju and Senku might be doing (and he's right almost every time). He also has enough knowledge of science to remain right behind Senku.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Most of the de-petrified heroic characters have subtle scarring on their face and upper body. Hyogua, on the other hand, has a gigantic patch of black scar tissue around his mouth, which is why he wears a mask.
  • Groin Attack: Many eggs were broken during the tournament arc.
  • Human Popsicle: After Tsukasa is dealt a mortal blow, Senku is forced to build a refrigeration unit until they can find a way to save him, using the Petrification event.
  • Humble Goal: A bit of a recurring theme in regards to recruiting people onto Team Science, since it provides just as many small comforts as life-changing marvels. What's the appeal of all Tsukasa's ideals when compared to the ability to eat ramen and drink soda, or listen to a record?
  • Implacable Man: Tsukasa is invincible in the new age for all intents and purposes, as he's far too strong, fast, and skilled at fighting to be stopped by anything short of gunfire.
  • Insufferable Genius: Senku is always certain of something at ten billion% in the bag. He was going to give a Love Potion to Taiju, knowing full well the other boy was going to reject it. Thank goodness, because it was old gasoline.
  • Item Get!: Every time Senku achieves something, a RPG-style text box comes up to celebrate it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tsukasa, after observing Senku's actions, realizes that he wears his heart on his sleeve just as much as Taiju does, as he doesn't always take the optimum course of action and goes out of his way to save people. He's just more socially awkward. In fact, when Senku saw Taiju's petrified body, he was actually really happy to see him before returning to his smug facade.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: On the verge of being attacked by Tsukas'a thugs, Senku has Kaseki create some Katanas for the village in order to fend them off. Of course, it works flawlessly.
  • Knight Templar: Tsukasa. He murders the petrified bodies of any older person he sees out of the genuine belief that older people are inherently evil and the world would be better off with just young people. This, of course, is what turns Senku and Taiju against him.
  • Lethal Chef: When Ryusui and Senku try to cook bread, it comes out black and inedible... for the modern-day people among them, at least. The natives of the Stone World have never seen bread before, so they eat it just fine, even though it's burnt to a crisp. After realizing that inedible bread won't make good provisions for their trip to South America, the two of them realize that they need to wake up an actual chef.
  • Lethal Joke Item: According to Senku, humanities greatest invention is cellphones. While this seems nonsensical at first, realizing it's existence in relation to the setting sets up a whole new dynamic that makes it absurdly useful: long-range telecommunications means that the intel advantage Senku will have over Tsukasa and his army will be vast, making it easy to outmaneuver Tsukasa's larger, tougher enemy army.In fact, when Tsukasa spots it, he immediately recognizes what it's for, destroys it, takes the remains of it with him, and presents it to Senku.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: What Tsukasa plans to do with the petrified bodies of any older adults he comes across.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the Tournament Arc for the hand of the village priestess Ruri. The rules to participate state that one must be over the age of fourteen and unmarried. Using this, Kohaku and Senku are able to join, despite Kohaku being a girl and Senku not being a part of the village in the first place.
    • Later, Gen manages to buy time for Chrome by telling Magma if he moves too much, his heart will explode. Which would be cheating in the tournament, being direct outside influence - but only if his heart explodes. Otherwise, it's just jeering and taunting from the crowd. Senku specifically uses this to placate the judge.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Senku Ishigami" translates to "Thousand-Sky Stone God"— the Thousand Skies referring to the thousands of years that have passed, and the Stone God referring to his status as being far superior in technological prowess to anyone in the Stone World. In addition, "Ishi" is a homonym of "ich shi", or 1/4— Senku's birthday just happens to be January 4th.
    • The ocean-faring ship they build in order to find the source of the petrification is named "The Perseus" after the hero from Greek mythology who slew Medusa.
  • Minimalist Cast: It's the case in the first two volumes, as only a few people seem to have broken free by themselves after everyone was turned into stone. Taiju and Senku are the first two, and they free Tsukasa and Yuzuriha soon after. But then we're introduced to Kohaku and her village of 40 people.
  • Murder by Mistake: Attempted by Magma. Upon hearing about a "sorcerer" (Senku) who might interfere with his plans, he sees Gen pull a magic trick that makes him think that he's the sorcerer and nearly kills him with a spear. It's only averted because Gen is paranoid enough to be wearing the equivalent of a Bulletproof Vest and packets of fake blood under his clothes to trick anyone who might attack him.
  • Naked on Revival: Several characters emerge from stone in this way, most specifically Taiju and Tsukasa. Defied with Yuzuhira due to Taiju trying to be chivalrous and making clothes for her before reviving her.
  • The Nameless: One of the 40 villagers are introduced without a name, in starch contrast to the others. Even the dog has a name and he doesn't.
  • Nice Guy: Taiju. He desires the well-being of everyone around him and attempts to resolve situations as peacefully as possible.
  • Older Than They Look: Many of Tsukasa's allies look too old to be young people.
  • One-Man Industrial Revolution: Senku introduces certain modern mechanics, food, and systems to a civilization much earlier than they would have done it themselves under their circumstances.
  • Panacea: It's revealed that the process of un-petrifying an individual can heal terminal injuries they had prior to petrifaction, including a broken neck in the case of Senku and being full-on brain-dead in the case of Tsukasa's little sister Mirai. Senku hopes to discover the process behind the petrification in order to petrify, and then revive, Tsukasa after he get stabbed in the chest by Hyouga.
  • Plucky Girl: Yuzuriha, after being unpetrified, she adapts to the situation pretty quickly.
  • Power Trio: Senku, Taiju, and Yuzuriha form a ¡Three Amigos! one as well as a Beauty, Brains and Brawn one. Later becomes Senku, Kohaku and Chrome in the second arc, with Kohaku as both brawn and beauty and the other two as brains.
  • The Prima Donna: Lilian Weinberg's first appearance in Chapter 43 shows her whining about the cramped conditions on the space station and treating the actual astronauts like crap. It's quickly subverted, however, and she's shown to be a very down-to-Earth girl who put on that attitude as a joke.
  • Present Day: Humanity was frozen in stone in the year 2019, two years after the manga's debut. Flashbacks to the de-petrified characters' early lives (namely Senku's) also accordingly take place in the 2000s and 2010s.
  • Put on a Bus: After helping Senku recover from Tsukasa's nearly-fatal attack, Taiju and Yuzuriha are tasked with keeping an eye on Tsukasa's activities while Senku goes on to find Kohaku's tribe.
  • Ragnarök Proofing: Averted. Very very little remains of modern society three thousand years after everybody turned to stone. So far the only remnant of modern society that still exists in the Stone World is a bronze Buddha statue.
  • Reality Ensues: Senku is a genius but he is still limited by the quality of the material and equipment at hand and also how much power he can harness. Knowing how to make iron is fine, but his effort to melt it leave him and his companions exhausted before the right temperature can be reached. One time he tries to cook some ramen, but the ingredients he has (notably wild wheat) don't taste as the one humanity has selected over generations. Meanwhile the villagers, who've never had anything like ramen, like it just fine.
    • Senku is also limited by the amount of manpower he has at hand. Modern society as we know it was built over centuries of work done by millions of men and women while Senku, as smart as he is, is only one man. He only starts making progress recreating modern materials and equipment once he gets help from Taiju and later, Ishigami Village.
    • Tsukasa believes that getting Senku out of the way will stop modern society from ever being rebuilt but the presence of Chrome proves that there will always be men and women who will pursue knowledge and ask questions about how the world around them works. Taking Senku out would only delay the progress of science.
    • Senku estimates Lillian Weinberg's measurements to convince a hardcore fangirl of hers that she's still alive. Except said fangirl only knows her publicized measurements, which magazines and photoshoots would try to trim down as much as possible. And Senku's working off the memory of a privately taken photograph.
    • While Tsukasa may be all for living in the Stone Age without the evils of technology, his followers are another story entirely. It doesn’t matter if all the individuals Tsukasa gathers are strong. Not a lot of people are exactly thrilled with living the life of a caveman when an alternative is available, which Senku is banking on.
    • After almost four millennia, natural disasters and time has taken its toll on the land, terraforming the continent and rendering any maps or geographical charting made before the petrification incident useless.
  • The Reveal: Kohaku's village is called Ishigami village - which is also Senku's surname.
  • Rule of Cool: The comic, while preaching about how science is awesome, it does employs fantastic elements that defy logic, like Tsukasa having enough strenght to defeat lions with his bare hands.
  • Rule of Funny: Likewise, the comic does employ other elements like Shout Outs to other works of fiction for the sake of a gag, like references to Fist of the North Star, Art Shift included.
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    S — Z 
  • Scars Are Forever: A side effect of the de-petrification process is that prominent cracks are permanently created on the face when the stone breaks apart unevenly, creating quick identifiers to separate those who were de-petrified and those who were born into the Stone World (Though Yuzuriha's mark is inexplicably on her shoulder rather than her face, and Mirai's markings are on her ''hair'' of all places).
  • Science Hero: Senku — while he may come off as an egotistical jerk, he really does want to restore as much of humanity as he can.
  • Science Is Bad: Tsukasa, on the other hand, feels that technology is a plague that corrupts humanity and seeks to eliminate Senku, the only one who can bring it back.
  • Science Is Good: An overall theme, despite the above. After an apocalyptic event sees all of humanity petrified for thousands of years, science geek Senkuu must use his knowledge to help bring the world back out of the stone age. Scientific advancement is treated as the true potential of the human race, and anyone who works against it is shown to be selfishly holding everyone back for personal gain.
  • Shout-Out: In chapter 100, Ginro initially refuses to be a part of the Perseus' crew, but changes his mind shortly after the ship sets sail and starts swimming after it while yelling. This whole scene is very clearly inspired by Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Vento Aureo, where one chapter has Narancia decide to leave the group instead of boarding a boat and joining them on a dangerous mission, only to change his mind and swim to them.
    • Senku at one point refers to his work as a real-life game of Civilization
  • Shown Their Work:
    • The artist managed to nail the feeling of the first time someone who was nearsighted from birth puts on glasses.
    • The science in the manga is generally extremely accurate, and it's pretty clear the author is going out of his way to avoid any artistic licenses.
    • The International Space Station is very accurately depicted, due in part to the artist using about 440 REFERENCE PICTURES.
  • Skewed Priorities: Despite making constant video game references, Senku clearly never played any of the Civilization games, if his personal Tech Tree is anything to go by. For instance:
    • He somehow manages to invent an electrical generator, glass, eyeglasses, and an incandescent bulb, before he makes a stove.
    • At one point while developing Ruri's cure, Senku manages to mill grain into flour. Instead of baking bread with it, he uses it to make ramen.
    • With an army breathing down the village's neck, does Senku get to work on trying to make firearms? Nope, his next step is cell phones.
    • Sixty chapters in, Senku hasn't taught the villagers anything about agriculture— they're able to domesticate animals, as seen by the presence of Chalk the dog, but there's so sign that they have any type of farming. This subject (and bread-making!) finally comes up in chapter 90, well after the conflict with Tsukasa is dealt with. The next chapter also establishes the soil around Ishigami village was too acidic and varied for inexperienced farmers to have worked with before Senku arrived.
  • Stone Wall: Taiju can take a beating easily, but he has no skill in fighting or even the capacity to hit another human being. His solution to dealing with Tsukasa was to allow him to "beat him as much as he wanted" if it meant he would stop killing statues. Tsukasa, being The Spock, is simply confused as he can't see the logic behind that.
  • Taken for Granite: This happened with all of humanity (and a certain bird species) for thousands of years. The petrified people can eventually break free in mysterious ways, such as having specific chemicals used on them. Disturbingly enough, countless people got shattered beyond help right off the bat and some of those who survived were still conscious during the whole process.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: In order for Tsukasa's vision of the future to be a reality, he'll kill anyone capable of progressing technology beyond the stone age. That's why Senku predicts Tsukasa will also want to kill Chrome.
  • Tech Tree: In order to create a cure-all for Ruri, the chief's daughter, Senku pictures pretty much a tech tree of every ingredient and technology he will need to create said cure.
  • Time Skip: Chapter 99 takes place over the course of a year as the Perseus gets built, as told through photographs taken by Minami using the camera acquired in Chapter 93.
  • Theme Naming: Kohaku's village of 40 has names based off of various rocks, metals, gems, and minerals.
  • Title Drop: Taiju decides that Senku is "Dr. Stone" when he notes how much effort he went through trying to find a solution for petrification. Also retroactively turns the title into a Character Title since it now refers to Senku.
    • Senku also drops the title when referring to soap as a "Doctor Stone" due to cleanliness being humanity's best way of preventing disease.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Yuzuriha gets her long hair chopped off as a threat to Senku when Tsukasa takes her hostage. Subverted though, because she claims it's better that way anyway.
  • Undying Loyalty: Senku, Taiju and Yuzuriha have all shown a willingness to die for each other, but special mention goes to Taiju, who trusts Senku so much that he'll go along with any one of Senku's plans without knowing what the plan is.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Taiju has none of the scientific knowledge necessary to help recreate civilization and he has no skill at all in fighting or hunting, but he's as strong as an ox and his body is built like a tank. As such, he's most useful handling the demanding physical labor that Senku and Yuzuriha can't do.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Senku is by far the weakest main character, even weaker than Yuzuriha, but his lightning-fast thought process allows him to escape bad situations or overcome them through his resourcefulness. For this reason, Tsukasa quickly picks him out as the most dangerous obstacle to his plans.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tsukasa wants to rid the world of all adults, whom he sees as corrupted, and rebuild a pure society from zero. To that extent, he spends his time destroying statues of adults so Senku cannot restore them.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 95. While testing out a new communications device for ocean travel, the signal gets interrupted by a message in Morse code: "WHY".
    • In Chapter 103, Senku, Gen, Kohaku and Soyuz leave to investigate the Treasure Island. On Perseus, Ukyo and Ginro realize there are recently petrified inhabitants from the island lying on the sea floor. The so-called Whyman shows up from a distance and strikes the entire ship crew down. Gen and Soyuz find out via their binoculars and are horrified, but Senku and Kohaku are ahead of them and oblivious to what ensued.
  • Wham Line:
    • From Chapter 41. The wham comes in two parts, and part one hits the characters first.
    Chief Kokuyou: People of the village! As of today, this man, Senku, is the new chief of Ishigami Village!
    Ruri: This is something that I've known longer than forever... perhaps always... your name... is Ishigami Senku.
    • Chapter 95. Just as a radio broadcast was made, something starts to interfere with said broadcast making Ukyo realize only their radio waves were conflict with another.
    Ukyo: It's not static.
    • Back in Chapter 17, we're shown all the residents of Ishigami Village and their names. Except one person. Chapter 101 that person is finally properly introduced. He reveals he's not from Ishigami Village, and his name is Soyuz, after the rocket the village founders stayed on. Revealing that there's even more people out there than believed.
  • World Half Full: Even though all of human civilization and scientific progress has been wiped out, it's repeatedly established that, as long as humans themselves continue to live, they'll always bounce back. Even if super-genius Senku were to die, another bright and curious human will take his place.
  • Worthy Opponent: Tsukasa sees Senku as this not for his strength (or lack thereof), but for his intellect, knowing full well that he's the only person who could develop guns and put a stop to him.

Alternative Title(s): Dr Stone

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