Jump Festa 2023 revealed a new trailer for Dr. Stone season 3, titled Dr. STONE NEW WORLD, on Dec 18, 2022, revealing that it will start airing in Japan in April 2023.
The panel also announced that Maaya Sakamoto, known for voicing Echidna in Re:Zero, has been cast to voice Francois, Ryusui’s butler and chef.
Maaya’s comment and character visual have also been revealed.
“Francois’ age and gender were unknown, so I went to the post-recording session while trembling, wondering what kind of difficult role I was been entrusted with. I hope that everyone will accept my portrayal of François as I had envisioned after reading the original story.“
Other cast and staff from the previous season will be reprising their roles for the third season.
Dr. STONE, written by Riichiro Inagaki, and illustrated by South Korean artist Boichi, started serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017. The manga ended on March 7, 2022 in the 14th issue of the magazine.
The story follows teenage scientific genius Senku Ishigami, who plans to rebuild civilization after humanity was mysteriously petrified for 3,700 years.
As of April 2021, the Dr. Stone manga had over 10 million copies in circulation. In 2019, Dr. Stone won the 64th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shonen category.
Source: Official Website